Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween!

I love Halloween! It's my second favorite holiday, after Christmas of course! And I love love love carving pumpkins! I went a little overboard this year and carved three. Mr. Vanilla Bean just sat there and watched. He's thinks I'm a little crazy for enjoying pumpkin carving so much!
I just can't help myself :)
I hope everyone has a great Halloween! I am a little depressed that I won't be home to see all the Trick-r-Treaters this year. Mr. Vanilla Bean's football team is playing and I must be there to cheer them on! Go Aggies!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I heart Sara Bareilles

The concert was amazing! Sara's voice is unbelievable. It has amazing clarity - I can't really describe it, but she definitely has a gift! And as if her voice wasn't enough, she plays the piano too! If she is touring in your area I definitely recommend getting tickets ASAP!

Check out the tour dates here!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Who Loves Sara Bareilles???

Me! Me! I am going to see in her concert tomorrow night at the Alabama Theatre. It's a small venue so the sound should be great.
My friend Whitney and I are making a girls night of it with dinner and drinks before the concert! Should be fun - I will give a full report afterwards!
My weekend has not been great (more details on that later) so I am hoping this will cheer me up! :)
Hope everyone has a great Monday!
-vanilla bean :)

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Is anyone else soooo glad that tomorrow is Friday??? I can not wait for the weekend!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Monogram Chick Give Away!

Who doesn't love free gifts?? Monogram Chick is giving away the cutest monogrammed recipe holder! I love her entire shop, but this is probably one of my favorite items! You can enter to win here!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Organic Pumpkin Bars with Chocolate Chips

Yummm! My newest organic creation is a moist pumpkin bar with dark chocolate chips! I could eat the whole pan, but I will resist! This is the perfect fall treat! Order them for yourself or to send as a gift! Available for order now at my Etsy shop

Thursday, October 16, 2008


I could spend every penny I have on jewelry! Tumbleweed Bead Co. is my newest favorite Etsy jewelry shop!

I have always loved hammered gold jewelry and this shop offers plenty of it! Be sure to check it out!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

I love chocolate covered pretzels! The saltiness of the pretzels combined with slightly sweet dark chocolate is sooo delicious! Problem is, all the chocolate covered pretzels I find in the stores are filled with high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated soybean oil and other artificial ingredients that I do not want to eat!

So this weekend I decided to make my own! I started with organic pretzel sticks and then dipped them in melted dark chocolate. And just for fun, I even rolled some in organic coconut and some in organic pecans. They turned out better than I even expected......and without all those bad ingredients!

Now I am just trying to decide if I should add them to my Etsy shop - I am a little concerned about the chocolate melting in shipping.

What do you think?

A few more treasuries!

I stumbled upon a few more treasuries this week - one featuring my organic double chocolate brownies and one featuring my organic chocolate pound cake!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Anthropologie Wish List

I am in love with all the new accessories at Anthropolgie! They have the best coats, boots and bags for Fall! My birthday is coming soon, so may be this list will be a hint to Mr. Vanilla Bean :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Nanda Handcrafted

I love these amazing knitted neckwarmers by Nanda Handcrafted! I am so excited to buy sweaters, scarves, and tweed for fall - yay!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Today's Etsy Favorites

This weekend was a bad weekend (Auburn lost, my Tampa Bay Bucs lost) - so dissapointing. But today is a new day and I am drowning my sorrows with online shopping! Here are a few of my new Etsy Favorites!

Sweetgrass Place Setting by Jd Wolfe Pottery

Thursday, October 2, 2008


And who doesn't love picking out a new, fun calendar to begin a new year! Look no further than Valentina Design and their new fresh, colorful calendars! I can't wait to order one for myself and a few for friends and family too!
Also, I want to give a big thanks to sweetnsassybaby for featuring my brownies on her blog! Check it out here!