Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Back to my old ways.

So my blog wasn't the only thing I took a break from..
my obsession of Pinterest suffered as well.
As soon as I started hearing about people potentially getting sued 
and blah blah blah... I wanted nothing to do with it.. BUT
my ADD kicked in and I was back to my old ways.

So I'm back on Pinterest and pinning the shit out of everything!

Follow me @ pinterest.com/thepaperdoll_ta
and see what inspires me everyday.

Vampires in Brooklyn: Post Sandy Bitchfest

After being cooped up for (only) two days
Sadah and I put some friendship fangs on and went to explore!
I feel so lucky that my neighborhood had pretty much zero damage.
The scariest part was following the news and hearing the wind outside.. 
so again I feel very lucky.  I hope my Manhattanites are safe and sound!
My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to everyone still dealing 
with the aftermath of Sandy.

Today's walk was... different, eerie almost. 
There were so many people out but everyone was so quiet.
I think we were all thankful it's all over.. for the most part.

Brooklyn New York: Williamsburg

Monday, October 29, 2012

Supper with Sandy

Trying to keep things light here in this scary situation.

The storm was a'comin and so I decided
to go to a friend's apartment down the street for a Sandy celebration..
and in my group of "go bags" I managed to forget to pack eggs!
(Yes I know! Howwww could I have done that!?)
Packed everything else..... breadcrumbs, my crushed velvet overall shorts, Ugg slippers,
sneakers to run away from tornadoes.. a gold headpiece, ya know, the essentials.
So I forgot eggs but I wanted to make breaded chicken.  I had the chicken,
breadcrumbs and..... Greek yogurt.  So we put our thinking caps on (Sadie is so smart)!
Used the yogurt to adhere the breadcrumbs.. absolutely amazing. AMAZING.
It had a tartness that reminded me of the lemon chicken that I make.  So good!
On the side are some spinach and ricotta ravioli with pesto sauce.
All topped off with shredded parmesan cheese!

OK ok!  Everyone on the east coast stay safe and sound!  From what I see and hear..
this Sandy bitch is on her period... and she ain't got no Midol!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Feels good..

Feels good to have internet again!! Wooooo!
I'd like to say that is why I haven't been posting but it's not..
Burning the candle at both ends really takes away from any down time.
Tonight... the one night that possibly everyone in NY is out..
I am sitting on my couch watching Twilight. 

I probably shouldn't admit to that.  
This stupid storm is keeping me from having a 
Halloween social life! 

Whatever.. I didn't make a costume anyways this year.
I bought fangs and planned on being a slightly slutty looking 90's vampire.
So..... myself everyday + fangs.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Tuesday Purchase

So my colleague found this website where you can design 
your own custom loafers.  Add tassels... add initials.... pick your color. 
Ugh I swoon.  I love how my colleague labeled them a "Tuesday purchase"..
Like "meh.. it's Tuesday.. I might as well buy these $300 
shoes from France.." Life is so hard.

I need to start saving my pennies because these are the 
bad boys I want in my closet.. like yesterday.

.. and the story behind the brand gave me a giggle.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Blueberry and lavender and fall

I was taking a nice little stroll through my new neighborhood tonight.. 
and it is such a perfect night to do so.  Signs of fall all around me 
but warm enough to wear just a tee shirt.  
It was one of those "i just made a memory" moments.
I needed a sweet little treat so I popped into Radish, a cute little
bakery/cafe right next door.  I was craving a raspberry lime rickey
 but was introduced to something so much better!  

Home made blueberry lavender soda.

The color of it alone is gorgeous.. and the taste is just great!
I'm all smiles before bed.