Friday, April 29, 2011

Featured Friend:: Erica K. :: Made You Look ::

My Friend Erica is so exceptional, she has a natural designers eye, from the decor of her room to her own personal style, always put together. These photos are from her Europe trip this past summer *the upper left photo is my favorite, and the scrabble one rocks my world! She crossed the pond and went and had her self one hell of an adventure, stopping in all sorts of places, met so many new friends, and snapped photos to capture every single memory. **I had to share her photos with you because they inspire me SO much!

She's not only is an amazing photographer but is also very creative, this past Christmas she made me a journal that was created out of an awesome vintage western novel and wrapped in butcher paper with a little accent of handmade flowers made from the books pages!


Jesse's Girl

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Gluten Free Cookies & John Wayne

Hello! Last night I got to make Jesse some home made gluten free (GF) organic chocolate chip cookies accompanied by a hot cup of organic green tea. It was the most perfect addition to our night, and we loved every second of it!  First, we made some Indian food, took a stroll around the neighborhood and then came home and baked some cookies, we then put on an old western, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance! John Wayne is one of our favorite movie actors and since we have been on an old movie streak the past few month's we thought this movie would be great and it was! If you haven't seen it go and get it! 
Anyways, back to my cookies, I have this cook book called The Allergen-Free Baker's Handbook by Cybele Pascal, it's super helpful if you have ANY kind of food allergy. I have a low tolerance for wheat and gluten so any cook book with yummy GF recipes is great! There are many different GF flour options out there; here's a link for some suggestions as many of the GF flour have varying flavors and taste, try them all out and use what you like best! Last night I used Bob's Red Mill GF flower, Bob's Red Mill has tons of different GF product & recipes and can be found at most health food stores even Ralphs! Here's the Bob's Red Mill Recipe for chocolate chip cookies, It's pretty good but I would definitely recommend getting the Allergen-Free hand book! In honor of Easter, here is a link for some GF candy.

Oh! I almost forgot here's a helpful hint for those who don't bake often but crave a sweet treat every now and again: if you notice in the first photo I have ball's of dough wrapped in saran wrap. so what you do is take the left over dough roll them up into individual balls & wrap each on of them up and place them in the freezer so when you have a craving take 1 or 2 out, pop them in the oven and you have a baked treat in 10 minutes!

I hope you enjoyed this quick, brief blurb from my perspective.
Love, Jesse's Girl

Monday, April 18, 2011

Old Hollywood, Classic Looks, Great Era----Glamorous

 When I watch old movies I day dream about what it would be like to live in those glamorous days of dinners at swanky restaurants all dolled up in our best clothes along side a suite clad husband, sipping champagne and conversing with friends. For some reason everything back then seemed simpler, safer, and beautiful. Even though today we have certain styles that are specific to our era it still seems like their is still so much diversity, everyone has a certain style specific to them. I loved the style back them, everyone seemed to be classy and everyone would dress up to go out, the men and women would wear nice suits even during the day to go to work Like Mad Men! (Mad Men is definitely one of my favorites!) People nowadays wear p.j.'s & sweat's outside! No one should wear pajamas outside and sweats are definitely border line.

 Love Louis Brooks, definitely a classic beauty! The husband and I love her, without Jesse I wouldn't even have know who she was, definitely inspiring style wise, not to mention her silent movies! I need to watch more of those!

 I especially love the architecture and decor of that era as well, I feel like people were more concerned about making a building or interior classic and beautiful instead of just creating cookie cutter home and buildings. Nothing freaks me out more than suburban track homes that look the same. I want to be more adventurous, see different things, do different things and take advantage of where we live! There are so many free things to do when your strapped for cash and you can sign up for places that offer coupons for different restaurants, museums and parks.  Here are some references: Groupon, Living Social, check your local library-sometimes they have free events in your area, The Getty, flea markets are fun, that's all I can think of right now...Let me know if you have any other fun ideas! I'm always looking for fun free and cheap stuff to do!

This photo of Bette Davis is Radical and so I just had to share it! Her hair, her make up and I just die over that leopard piece of clothing! I'm thinking I really need some new lipstick and a new dress, Check out this long dress and  the orange lipstick to match! 

Jesse's Girl

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

TYPEFACE WEDNESDAY---that was supposed to be on tuesday.

Lately Ive been obsessed with the more classic forms of TYPE, I feel
like they're way more simplistic and clean. I don't know what
it is but I've been wanting to keep things a lot more simple
lately...I am even contemplating re-painting my living room and going
with a more modern look, the simple but elegant vibe just feels less
chaotic right now (maybe a future post/Dunstan home
remodel?). Anyways, less is more and I feel like these few types are
exactly what inspire me right now, it's funny literally up until maybe
two year's ago I thought a font was just a font, no big deal, but little did
I know different font's a.k.a. typefaces have a history dating back to
forever ago! I'm just learning and wanted to share these ones with you
and hope you like them also! Oh and if your sick of what's in your library
check out, free fonts!

Have a good day!

Love, Jesse's Girl

Monday, April 4, 2011

no beard, coachella, dating fun!

 I love reminiscing about the times when Jesse and I first started dating! Sitting by the lake watching the duckies, taking walks, sharing chap-stick, seeing bears in the wild, discovering new coffee shops, etc.! SO FUN! One of our funnest memories was going to Coachella, we had NO money at all but we were still having a blast sort of wishing we had some cash for some junk food or something fun. Then as as we were roaming around the huge field along with thousands of other people $15.00 starts to blow by my feet, it was so exciting to find that money, things like that rarely happen to us! We couldn't believe it! It was small example of how much God cares for us by blessing us with that $15.00! It was a super great night! Below are some fun photos from back in the day when we were dating and went to Coachella!

Jesse's cute face with out his beard! Handsome fella!


Getting ready to go see Wilco,
Beck,Coldplay and lots of other

I love this picture of Jesse and
I especially the guy in the
back ground to the right of Jesse!

Here's the line up for this year!
You never know, maybe some money
will blow our way, again!

Jesse's Girl