wilhelmina necklace

September 4, 2014 § 2 Comments


necklace + graphic design by kristina

madewell fall 2014

September 3, 2014 § Leave a comment


photography: because i’m addicted


September 2, 2014 § Leave a comment

welcome to september and the coming fall/winter months, my favorite time of the year! xk

pretty patio

August 29, 2014 § 1 Comment


happy labor day weekending everyone! xk

palms | umbrella | succulent one | side table | chair + ottoman | succulent two | grill | pouf | rub | salt | cocktail mixer

black caviar friendship pin necklace

August 28, 2014 § 3 Comments


necklace + graphic design by kristina

tahiti outdoor floor pillows

August 26, 2014 § 1 Comment


get ‘em at gallant & jones

homemade pickles

August 25, 2014 § 3 Comments


over the past couple of summers my parents have made their own pickles, the store bought ones just don’t even compare to these. they get their cucumber pickles from sauvie island in oregon and i always look forward to getting them by the jar full!

ingredients: (makes approx. 8 to 12 jars)
• 10 pounds tiny organic kosher dill refrigerator cucumber pickles
• 24 garlic cloves, whole
• 12 teaspoons pickling spice
• 12 red hot chili peppers, dried
• dill flowers in the bud stage
• 12 wide mouth 1 quart mason jars with lids and rings
• brine (see recipe below)

brine recipe:
• 4 quarts warm water
• 1 quart white vinegar
• 1 cup pickling salt
– mix until salt dissolves

1. clean cucumber pickles with a washcloth in water and discard any bad ones. slice any large cucumber pickles into small spears and pack tightly into jars.
2. add 2 cloves garlic, 1 pepper, 1 teaspoon spice and 2 good sized dill sprigs into each jar.
3. pour brine over contents of jars to within a quarter inch of mouth of jar. pickles should be beneath liquid.
4. wipe rims of jars dry with paper towel before placing the lids and rings.

note: the exact amount of brine needed will depend on how tightly you pack the cucumbers.

refrigerate for 10 to 14 days before eating and enjoy!

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