HAPPY HALLOWEEN!




HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL!

{P.S. Remember to "Fall Back" tonight!}






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have a spook-tacular weekend!




My dears, what are your plans for this Halloween weekend? I think Ryan and I are going to keep it low-key by having an intimate dinner with friends and then heading to a Halloween party for a quick hello. {I'm planning on dressing up as one of these ladies!} It is our first Saturday evening that we have off at the same time, so why not celebrate! I am also planning to:

1. Get my hair cut!

2. RELAX!

3. Catch up with Celia on her most recent nuptials and
luna de miel!

Have a spook-tacular weekend!

xoxo,
TFH.






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mummy cupcakes.






How ADORABLE are these mummy cupcakes?! Courtesy of the wonderful food blog Love and Olive Oil, here is the scrumptious Pumpkin Chip Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Butter Cream recipe for you!

{P.S. I told you it would be Halloween-heavy today!}

INGREDIENTS

Cupcakes:
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/3 cup oil
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup soy milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon each ground cloves, nutmeg, and ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Frosting:
2 large egg whites
1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into tablespoons


DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin pan with cupcake liners.

2. In a medium bowl, stir together pumpkin, oil, sugar, soy milk, and vanilla.

3. Sift in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices.

4. Gently whisk by hand until just combined, don’t use an electric mixer or overmix the batter as it may become too gummy. Once combined, fold in the chocolate chips.

5. Fill liners with 1/4 cup batter (cups should be approximately 2/3 full).

6. Bake for 22 to 24 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

7. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely before frosting.

8. For frosting, in a heatproof bowl set over (not in) a pan of simmering water, whisk together egg whites, sugar, and salt.

9. Cook, whisking constantly, until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is warm to the touch.

10. Transfer to the clean bowl of an electric mixer. Beat on medium speed until fluffy and cooled, about 15 minutes. Raise speed to high; beat until stiff peaks form. Reduce speed to medium-low; add butter, 2 to 3 tablespoons at a time, until fully incorporated.

11. Spread or pipe onto cooled cupcakes.


Aaaaaand they're done! Do you think you'll make them? I'd love to know!






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do they know it's halloween?



Happy Friday! Today's posts will be pretty Halloween heavy as it is, after all, this weekend! And with that, I give you this video produced by Vice Records and featuring a ton of awesome indie rock artists. Enjoy!

 
 

clipper street residence.
















There is nothing not to love about this San Francisco home. The colors, the textures, the decor, everything! {Swoon!}






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random dose of loveliness.




Even though I have the most terrible allergy to all things feline and even though I am not particularly a "cat person", I could not, for the life of me, resist this photo. In honor of Halloween, I thought this black kitten to be most apropros!

{P.S. What are you going to be for Halloween?}






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bertelli.












BEAUTIFUL bicycles from Bertelli. Love that every bicycle is hand-made from "new old stock" vintage parts and that there are absolutely no logos on any of their cycles. {Che bella!}






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infini coffee.












Lovely lovely lovely packaging from the folks over in the Land of the Rising Sun. Can you believe this is packaging for bottled iced coffee?!






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hipsters.




This illustration made me laugh. And it's still making me laugh.






ILLUSTRATION COURTESY OF: MIGY

 
 

float.




What a perfectly adorable float cabinet from Guy and Brown. {Love!}






PHOTO COURTESY OF: GUY AND BROWN

 
 

typography set.






The typography enthusiast in me is seriously squealing with delight! I mean, really!






PHOTOS COURTESY OF: AFAVORITE

 
 

story of my life.




Yes, it's true. So very very true.






PRINT COURTESY OF: LAVENDERDAYS.

 
 

paris and london.






Gorgeous girls in stripes! Thank you, Mr. Sartorialist, for capturing my favorite repeat-pattern of all time.






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holy footwear.




Not to jump the gun or anything but...

I know the previous post featured some adorable buffalo-plaid booties perfect for autumn. But how could I not have posted these adorable Spring/Summer 2010 shoes from Church?






PHOTO COURTESY OF: CHURCH

 
 

buffalo soldier.




Booties? Check!
Buffalo-plaid? Check!
Perfect with skinny jeans and a walk through the woods? Check!

I kind of love these. No, scratch that. I actually really love these.






PHOTO COURTESY OF: 80%20

 
 

stud.




Happy Monday! Upon seeing these Azzedine Alaïa shoes, the only word that came to mind was: dominatrix. But then I retracted that thought and tried to come up with something else. Unfortunately, I came up with nothing. Words fail me. And I don't know if that's necessarily a bad thing. I think the shoes speak for themselves!






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surprise sunday breakfast #6: cinnamon blueberry muffins












Yay! It's my turn to make breakfast this morning and I've decided to surprise Ryan with cinnamon blueberry muffins! They sounded so delicious and so easy to bake. Plus, they take little to no time and will leave the house smelling incredible in the morning. Wouldn't you love to wake up to that aroma of baked goodness? Courtesy of Epicurious, here is the recipe:

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries (7 1/2 oz)
  • Special equipment: a muffin pan with 12 (1/2-cup) muffin cups


DIRECTIONS

1. Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 400°F.

2. Whisk together butter, brown sugar, milk, and egg in a bowl until combined well.

3. Whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Add milk mixture and stir until just combined. Fold in blueberries gently.

4. Divide batter among muffin cups and bake until golden brown and a wooden pick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes.

Et voila! Breakfast is served!






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Straußer

 
 

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...

Dear Lovely Readers,

I'm SO sorry for my lack of posts
this past week! So much has been
happening that I have found myself
scrambling for more time during
the day to update my blog. Since
ending my previous job and diving
right into a new one, it has been
non-stop GO GO GO!
Because of that, I feel like I've
neglected you, wonderful wonderful
people. But fear not, I will be back
in absolutely no time to share my
adventures with you all...

Starting tomorrow with the {newly
traditional} Surprise Sunday Breakfast!

It's my turn to do the cookin' so stay
tuned for what I'll have in store.

As always, thank you thank you thank you
ever so much for continually making
me smile with your words, stories, comments,
and everything else you all love to share.

Much love from my heart to yours!
xoxo,
TFH.

...






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random dose of loveliness.




An elephant. In (XL) glasses? Too cute.





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the b-sides.








B is for badass. And that's exactly what these B-side necklaces are. I mean, seriously. I want.






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pin-up.








I wish all frames were this easy to hang-up! So simple yet gorgeous. I do believe our apartment needs a few of these around.






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sunday sunday sunday.




A BIG thank you to the lovely Nina for showing me this print! How lovely is it! It totally goes hand-in-hand with my perfect Sundays. {Sigh.}






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wild things.




Perfection.






PRINT COURTESY OF: Claes Källarsson

 
 

leonard.




Tonight!






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adidas + jeremy scott = s/s 2010 MAGIC.




Why not make today's theme sneaker-heavy? Take a sneak-peak at this Spring/Summer 2010 Adidas + Jeremy Scott collaboration. It has a wing AND is iridescent. C'mon. This is too much. {Love!}






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puma + alexander mcqueen = a/w 2009 LOVE




Happy Monday! Being no stranger to loving all things shoe-related, I just have to say: This is ridiculous. And by ridiculous, I mean awesome!






PHOTO COURTESY OF: PUMA