Friday, October 30, 2009

happy halloween

just a few more hours and its officially halloween... my very favorite holiday. unfortunately we don't have any exciting plans this year because jackey has to work. i think i will stay in, hand out candy, watch a scary movie or two (any suggestions?) and enjoy the last of my roasted pumpkin seeds.
we picked out our pumpkin the other day and i couldn't wait to carve it and to roast the seeds (most of which are already gone). i found so many delicious sounding recipes for roasted pumpkin seeds that it was difficult to settle on just one. in the end i choose simple and basic: coat seeds with 2 tbls of melted butter, add a little salt and some garlic. spread on a cookie sheet and roast at 300 deg F for 20-25 min.
this years pumpkin carving was based on "the scream" by edvard munch.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Rock & Shop Vintage Market this Saturday!

The Rock & Shop Vintage Market is almost here and I'm so excited! The Rock & Shop is one of my favorite local shows to do and this one will be so much fun because it has a vintage twist. There will be around 50 vendors selling vintage goods or handmade goodies from repurposed materials and vintage embellishments. The show is held in Durham and will take place from 1-5 in the Cotton Room at Golden Belt. In addition to great shopping there will be live music from local bands Lonnie Walker and Mount Weather as well as a fashion show featuring local clothing and accessory designers. Its sure to be a fun and action filled day. Hope to see you there.