I'm Be.

This is a blog about my life in Charlotte. I am a wannabe fire eater, compulsive reader, secret artist, beginner gardener, ninjalike organizer, and TERRIBLE speller.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I am bored with our house. I suppose that is natural having lived here for 2 1/2 years. We decorated almost immediately upon moving in and although I loved it at the time, I am now bored with it. It is all so... well... matchy-matchy, you know? Black, soft green, dark brown and beige.
I have been obsessed with adding in some color and antique-y type touches. Beau teases me that I am going country....to which I indigently reply "It is not country, it is vintage farm house". Ahem.
So here are some of the things I am lusting after....

using a screen door for your pantry

I don't' like the wallpaper style, but I love the idea

using an old door as a headboard...cute!

Monday, August 17, 2009


This weekend we celebrated Beau's grandpa's 80th birthday. The theme was "Family Tree" so I decided to paint him a version of his family tree. It was fun to try and integrate the different aspect of his life...the farm he grew up on, the fact that his first wife (Beau's grandma) loved yellow roses, his time in Denver, etc. I love the idea of creating murals based on people lives. It is such a nice way to celebrate, don't you think?


Tonight, Nora and I made cookies. I decided to try a new recipe for Nutella Oatmeal Cookies. (As usual, I have NO idea where I got the recipe. I found it on a scrap piece of paper in my recipe box.)
The cookies are delicious. They are heavy on the butter so they flatten out a good deal in the oven. The result is a cookie that is crunchy on the edges with a nice chewy middle. Yum.

Nutella Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup plus 2 tbsp all purpose flour

1 tbsp baking soda

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter, room temperature

6 tbsp Nutella

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

1 large egg

1 large egg yolk

1 tsp vanilla extract

3/4 cup quick-cooking oats (not instant or regular)

Preheat oven to 350F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat mat.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In a large bowl, cream together butter, Nutella and the sugars until mixture is fluffy.

Beat in the egg and the egg yolk, followed by the vanilla extract.

Working at a low speed or by hand, gradually blend in the flour mixture and the oats.

Drop teaspoonfuls of the batter (1/2-inch balls) onto prepared baking sheet, leaving at least 2-inches between cookies to allow for spread.

Bake for 10 minutes, until cookies are set.

Cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes.

Store in an airtight container.
** Post note: looks like the recipe is from the Baking Bites blog**

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I love this site.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


I am sorry for the last of posting. I just haven't been feeling it. I promise to get something up today or tomorrow.



(Don't plan your day around it or anything.)