Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The weekend, briefly



tea and cookies
{tea and cookies}

road trip - wedding
{road trip - wedding}


home brew
{home brew}

the reception
{the reception}

:: Notes ::

We've been slowly attacking the gingerbread houses. Makes me feel like Godzilla.

I spent Saturday baking cookies for my cousin's wedding. We ate way too much cookie dough and I drank more than my allotment of tea.

We roadtripped it up to the wedding (in a rental car, unexpectedly - ours is finally getting the bumper patched up following a rear ending that happened all the back in November). And I do mean road tripped - 200 miles up, 200 miles back, all in a single day. A hotel room just wasn't in the cards this weekend. We had a really amazing lunch in Los Alamos on the way up and just enjoyed the scenery on the 101. So gorgeous. I changed into my wedding frippery in a Starbucks bathroom. The wedding was lovely and our other cousin made all the beer himself. Very impressive.


  1. I just realized that I didn't make a gingerbread house this season! Ah, a tragedy!
    Also I hope your car gets fixed!

    1. Thanks, C! It was really minor damage, which is why we are only getting it fixed three months later! Annoyingly, even minor car damage means tons of time on the phone with insurance companies and a lot of time in the body shop!

  2. Beautiful, and those cookies look great!!

  3. 400 miles in one day? Color me very, very impressed. It looks like the wedding was well worth such a trek- how lovely it looks!

  4. I'm mostly a lurker here, but I love your blog. It just gives me a sense of calm. Particularly your photography. :)

  5. Wow. That's a serious road trip.
    Also, I love that cookie cutter - they're so dainty!

  6. Sounds lovely, Rachel!



  7. "We've been slowly attacking the gingerbread houses. Makes me feel like Godzilla."



  8. I love gingerbread houses! Looks like a lovely weekend :)

    xo Kate

  9. You can't go wrong with a trip up the 101. Way prettier than the 5, for sure. :) Glad you had fun at the wedding! And I love your tea mug.

  10. the setting for the reception looks amazing.

  11. Hi there! What is that fabric-looking sheet that you appear to have rolled the cookies on? I've never seen anything like it!

    1. Hi AmberJune! That's a pastry cloth. It's really handy for rolling out cookies, etc when you don't have marble countertops in your kitchen or a large enough cutting board. You can find them at a lot of different places - a quick Google search should find several sources. I love mine!


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