Monday, March 12, 2018

pine side table {for sale}

 Little pine side table w/ drawer
 {12.5" D x 23" W x 27.5" H}
$ 145.00

Text me at {760.436.2171} or e-mail me at {} if you're interested in this piece.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

happy sunday...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

for the love of cabinets

Large Vintage Pine Cabinet
59" W x 21" D x 81.5" H
$ 450.00

Vintage Pine Cabinet
41" W x 16" D x 44.5"H

Vintage Yellow Cabinet
49" H x 13" D x 38.5" W
* S O L D *

E-mail me at or text {760}436-2171 if you're interested!

Monday, February 26, 2018

monday {menu}

V A N I L L A   B E A N   B U T T E R   C A K E


OK M A R C H and A P R I L are beyond crazy months for me... Let me repeat this, beyond crazy for me! 

1.) It's Taylor's birthday March 24th... 12 Years old! 

2.) St. Patrick's Day... Go green or go home!

3.) My Mom's birthday

4.) My sister in laws birthday
5.) It's Easter
6.) It's Ryan's birthday April 3rd... 10 Years Old!  


7.)It's spring break in April... Last Spring Break both kids have together! 

So yup, that's why I'm always truly broke those 2 months... Just keeping it real {wink}! Yes, I am that mom that throws a party and tries my hardest to make "each" kid feel so special! But, this year I asked {begged} if they could somehow have their parties together because on Ryan's 10th Birthday we will be boarding a plane to H A W A I I. They said, YES! So in honor of my kids birthdays I'm going to bake this Vanilla Bean Butter Cake... Or at least attempt to. Doesn't it look amazing! Please let me know if anyone has ever made this cake! Good, Bad... Tell all! I'm drooling over this bakers fabulous pictures {link to her site} Everything she makes looks so good! Cross your fingers and wish me luck! 

Vanilla Bean Butter Cake
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1-1/2 cups cake flour 
  • 1 tablespoon Fleischmann's® Baking Powder 
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1/2 cup sour cream 
  • 1 cup whole milk 
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 
  • 2 cups sugar 
  • Seeds of 1 vanilla bean 
  • OR 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract 
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 3 egg yolks
Preheat oven to 350°F.  Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans; set aside. 
Combine dry ingredients together; set aside. Combine sour cream and milk; set aside.
Beat butter on medium-low speed of electric mixer until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add sugar and vanilla bean seeds; mix on medium speed until the mixture is fluffy and pale in colour, about 2 to 4 minutes. Scrape sides of bowl.
Add eggs and eggs yolks, one at a time, beating on low speed until blended. Add vanilla extract; beat on low speed until blended.
Add in half of the fflour mixture.  Once this is incorporated, pour in the milk mixture while the mixer is running on low speed.  Once the milk is absorbed, add in the remaining fflour mixture. After the last streaks of flour are incorporated, mix the batter on medium-low speed for about 20 seconds until smooth. 
Pour batter into prepared cake pans. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centre comes out clean.
Cool cakes on a wire rack for about 15 minutes or until pans are cool enough to handle; remove cakes from pans. Continue to cool on wire rack until cakes are at room temperature.
Wrap each layer in a double layer of plastic wrap; chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours or up to 2 days before cutting and frosting.  (Chilling makes the cakes easy to cut.)
When ready to frost, cut each layer horizontally in half; frost with Whipped Vanilla Buttercream Icing.
Whipped Vanilla Buttercream Icing
  • 2-1/4 cups unsalted butter, softened 
  • 6 to 6-1/2 cups powdered sugar 
  • Seeds of 1 Vanilla Bean 
  • OR 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract 
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract 
  • 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup milk
Beat butter at medium-low speed of electric mixer until smooth and creamy (1 to 2 minutes.) 
Gradually add 6 cups powdered sugar, vanilla bean seeds,and vanilla extract with mixer at low speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Mix until blended.
Beat at medium-high speed 3 to 5 minutes, until buttercream is light and airy and nearly white.  If needed, add the additional powered sugar or milk until desired consistency. 
1)Once the cakes are completely cool, cut them in half (horizontally) with a long serrated knife to create four layers of cake.
2)Place the bottom layer of cake on a cake stand or serving dish.  Spread on about 1 cup of the buttercream with an off-set spatula or the back of a spoon.
3)Top the buttercream with the next layer of cake and repeat.
4)Crumb coat the cake with a thin layer of buttercream and chill until set (about 15 to 20 minutes).
5)Tint the remaining buttercream (if desired) and frost the outside of the cake with a large off-set spatula.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

happy sunday...

Saturday, February 24, 2018

t-shirt s a l e

r u s t i c  r o o s t e r
t - shirt
Made by: Custom Logos
 - brand new -
$ 8.00 each
{7 left}
Talk about a t-shirt from the p a s t... I was opening boxes in our rooster storage unit and I found a few of these brand new XL rustic rooster t-shirts. I had a nice little chuckle when I opened up the box. I can't even tell you how many people back in the day used to roam around town in them. Good memories! I think they would be perfect for sleeping in, lounging around the house or even a gift to an out of town guest!  So if you want a t-shirt with our rustic rooster logo, e-mail me or text me at 760.436.2171. I don't think you want to pass this fabulous deal up! $ 8.00 each!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

blue and white l o v e

 All three {5", 9", 12"} Blue and White Ginger Jars

5" H
Blue and White Ginger Jar
- Small Kid Scene -
$ 35.00 each
9" H
Blue and White Ginger Jar
- Kid Scene -
$ 124.00 each
12" H
Blue and White Ginger Jar
 - Bird Print -
$ 167.00 each
Please e-mail me at
text me at
if you're interested.
Price as marked...Will ship...Local pick up as well {Encinitas}!  

Sunday, February 18, 2018

happy sunday...

Thursday, February 1, 2018

coastal alley s a l e

Monday, January 29, 2018

monday {menu}

{e x t r a  l a r g e} 
Butter Brown 
Chocolate Chip
i n g r e d i e n t s
  • 14 tbsp. salted butter, divided
  • ¾ c. brown sugar, packed (dark brown works too)
  • ½ c. granulated sugar
  • 1¼ tsp. kosher sea salt (or 1 tsp. table salt)
  • 2½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg + 1 yolk
  • 1 ¾ c. all-purpose flour (8¾ ounces)
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ c. semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 oz. bittersweet chocolate

d i r e c t i o n s
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Place 4 tablespoons of butter in a large mixing bowl; set aside.
  3. In a medium heavy bottomed saucepan set over medium-high heat, add 10 tablespoons of butter. Heat until melted, about 2-3 minutes, then whisk constantly until the butter begins to sizzle, then foam. The butter will become golden brown with a nutty aroma. DO NOT LET IT BURN. Remove the heat and pour over the butter in the large mixing bowl. Stir until the butter is completely melted.
  4. Add sugars, salt, and vanilla, whisk until combined. Add the egg and yolk and whisk until mixture is smooth, about 30 seconds. Let the mixture stand for 3 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda.
  6. Whisk the butter sugar mixture for 30 seconds. Let the mixture stand for 3 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, chop the bittersweet chocolate into chunks.
  8. Whisk the butter sugar mixture for 30 seconds. Let the mixture stand for 3 minutes.
  9. Stir in flour mixture to the large bowl, mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and chunks.
  10. Create balls of dough that are approximately 3 tablespoons in size. Place six balls of dough on each sheet, sprinkle the tops with sea salt if desired.
  11. Place one sheet at a time in the oven and bake for 12 minutes, rotating the sheet halfway through - 6 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the sheets for 2-3 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

happy sunday...

Monday, January 22, 2018

monday {menu}

As I sit in my office working I realized 1.) I forgot to eat lunch and 2.) I need to leave soon to get my little ones at school.... So I think I'm going to whip this shake up fast. It sounds so good {minus the sea salt}! I'll let you know how it tastes! Happy Monday everyone!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

happy sunday...

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