Inspired by many dip dye flannels on Pinterest (of course!) we gave this DIY a go Saturday morning. We started with $2 flannels at the Thrift store and Clorox bleach. Just take two plastic bins side by side and fill one with bleach and a little water and the other with just water. Lay just the bottom half of the shirt in the bleach for about 20 minutes. Then rinse (using gloves - I didn't and my hands resembled those of a 90 yr old afterwards) the bottom half with water, then repeat with the two sleeves making sure the dip dye on the sleeves is the same depth as the bottom half of the shirt. Then rinse the sleeves with the water and then lay out to dry. Then machine wash in cold water and then dry. I am planning on wearing mine, sleeves rolled and open over a romper like Leandra Medine, The Man Repeller.



Kelle Jackson is our Nesting feature this month and when asked what her favorite cookbooks were she said her  Grandmother Vereen's recipes. So we needed one. I made it and it's amazing...

Grandmother Vereen's Sour Cream Pound Cake
2 sticks butter
3 cups plain flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
6 eggs (at room temperature)
1 8oz sour cream (at room temperature)
3 cups suger
1 tsp vanilla 

Cream butter and sugar well.  Add eggs one at a time, beat well after each. Mix in flour and baking soda, alternating with sour cream, ending in flour.  Add vanilla and pour into a greased tube pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until knife inserted comes out clean.



 photos by Apryl Ann Photography

WHO:  Cakewalk Bake Shop, Photo-Wagon + Yeti and the Beast
WHAT:  Valentine's Day Pop Up Shop
WHEN: February 14th, 12:00pm
WHERE: The Bell Jar - 4908 Bryan st - Dallas
WHY: One stop shopping for Valentine's Day! One-of-a-kind macaron boxes, + Photo Booth + DIY Vday crafting kits and lovely paper goods.

Details here - See you there!



This week we get to know Aaron. Nine-year-old Aaron is a talented guitarist with an affinity for all things Lego and big plans for the future. Don’t be surprised if you see Aaron sitting on the Supreme Court someday. Just remember, you heard it here first.

1. Favorite thing you own? Lulu, my stuffed animal, and my Wii.
2. Thing you most wish you owned: A Partick Kane US Olympic hockey jersey
3. What do you like most about yourself? I’m good at sports.
4. What do you want to be when you grow up? Why? A Supreme Court Justice. It seems like I’d be good at it and it seems fun to be debating things.
5. One word to describe you would be ____? Interesting
6. What advice would you like to give to the grown-ups in your life? Not to rush for things so much. That’s what my mom does … and then she starts cursing.
7. Who’s the smartest person to ever live? Albert Einstein
8. What do you think you will be doing 10 years from now? I’ll be 19, so going to college.
9. What is your big dream? To become famous for being a Supreme Court Justice.
10. What makes you laugh? Jokes that are funny.
11. What makes you feel afraid? Murderers
12. Where do you dream of going? Australia
13. If you could magically have any talent, what would it be? Uh …it depends on what’s happening around me. Make something fly.
14. If you could trade places with anyone in the world for one day, whom would you like to trade places with? Chief Justice Robert.
15. What is the nicest thing someone has ever done for you? Well, my friend Gavin helped me with a math problem that was really hard.
16. What is your favorite outfit? A suit and tie
17. If you could be any animal what would you be? Why? Probably a bird, so I could fly.
18. If you could travel in a time machine, what era in history would you like to visit? Ooh … that’s good. I would go to the time of the big bang.
19. What’s the hardest thing about being a kid? Well, you’re not as good as adults at things.
20. If you could make one rule that everyone in the world had to follow, what rule would you make? Why? I think a good rule would be: you can’t sell something for over $50 million dollars. Because if it’s the only place you could get something, no one would really want to get it; it’s good for both people.
21. What’s the best thing about being a kid? You have more fun

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