f.o. | peyote bead church key.

I love making these bottle openers for wedding gifts. They are really perfect–something most people need, but also not on a registry and unique to me. You aren’t getting more than one peyote beaded bottle opener at your shower, are you? I completed this matte bead one back in early August, as a gift toContinue reading “f.o. | peyote bead church key.”

cheddar goldfish | bake.

I’ve made these a a handful of times and they never get old–Smitten Kitchen’s homemade cheddar goldfish. My only mod? Adding red pepper flakes for a kicked up, spicy, adult version perfect for snacking alongside a cold beer. If you are looking to procure a little mini goldfish cutter, here’s where I got mine.

holidaze.

Nothing screams holidays like extra dirty martinis in vintage mid century glasses and fair isle snowflake motifs in red and white. This hat ended up being an amazing stocking cap gifted before I could get finished snaps. It only took two evenings to knit, so I’m definitely starting another one this evening. Happy merry.

olives.

My mum and I found this amazing cocktail mixing glass and shooters recently on an antiques browse. This set is in mint condition–complete with glass stirrer and two glass picks for olives or cherries or onions. It’s a dream come true; the perfect addition to my bar cart. And it was only $20. Last night,Continue reading “olives.”

porch life.

Finally, home feels settled. And after years of living in the city without proper outdoor space, I have not one–but two–giant porches. One facing east toward downtown in the back, and one facing west and the world’s best sunsets. The back porch is a great place to enjoy an after work cocktail, or a bookContinue reading “porch life.”

cardamom & bourbon.

One of the first experimental drinks I’ve made from my new bar cart. Small batch bourbon, gifted to me by a coworker, cardamom bitters, and a cherry to garnish. I made this one for the coworker who gifted me the delicious Texas booze. It was a hit. What other kinds of cocktails should I tryContinue reading “cardamom & bourbon.”