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Hot Farmers

I think I’m ready to ditch city life, move to a farm, and pick up a shovel if it means hanging out with these boys…

hot farmers Beetlebung Farm Gabriela Herman

I came across this story about Beetlebung Farm on Martha’s Vineyard in the July issue of Martha Stewart Living and I was immediately transported to a rustic fantasy. The other images of the Beetlebung farm-to-table experience by photographer Gabriela Herman are also stunning, but for some reason (gosh, I wonder why?) my eye kept going back to the portraits of the farmers. They’re sweaty and covered in dirt, but they’re tan and strong, and look at the mouthwatering food they’ll serve you!

beetlebung farms gabriea herman hot farmers

Ok, back to reality.

{Image thanks to: Gabriela Herman}

Don’t You Snicker

There’s something about the snickerdoodle.

Cupcakes for Breakfast: snickerdoodles

It’s sweet and simple yet feels a little extra special.

I’m a big fan of snickerdoodles. They’re soft and chewy, not too sweet and or complicated. I love them with a cup of tea before bed, snuck into an afternoon kids movie or shared with co-workers on a Monday morning. Each one brings a little something extra… something special to the occasion. So don’t you sulk or sob or snicker…but eat a snickerdoodle…and smile.

Cupcakes for Breakfast: snickerdoodles

Also the snickerdoodle has a secret… shhh (it’s so easy to make!)

My go-to recipe is of course Martha Stewart’s.

Snicker-free Snickerdoodles

  • 2-3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted, softened butter
  • 1-1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt into a small bowl. Set aside. Beat butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Reduce speed to low; gradually mix in flour mixture.
  2. Stir together cinnamon and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar in a small bowl. Shape dough into small balls (around 20); roll in cinnamon sugar. Space 3 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  3. Bake cookies, rotating sheets halfway through, until edges are golden, about 12-15 minutes. Let cool on wire racks.

Cupcakes for Breakfast: snickerdoodles

Go bake some now, you know you want to. Hope they make you smile too.

PS. Even though I’m using the word snicker negatively, I secretly love it cause it has my name in it and it’s fun to say :P

Damask: Live, Eat, Celebrate

Two of my biggest and most frequent inspirations are Tricia Guild fabrics and Martha Stewart wedding cakes. One pattern they both do beautifully is damask. See how they collide….

in pink:

in blue and brown:

For more, check out House Beautiful’s favorite damask wallpapers – their design studio is where all this pattern inspiration started. And cake, well I’ve always loved cake.

how pretty.