April 25, 2013


Welcome to my headquarters for the week! This desk is where it's at since I announced the $15 custom blog header sale on my birthday. The past two days I've been stationed here, hearing the mail chime and opening up your emails and writing your names on post-its, and sifting through a dozen Photoshop tabs. Thank you! It has been a blast and a blessing to be so busy. In between making lunch, chasing bouncy balls, giving piggy back rides, and switching laundry, I'll be sitting here, with some jazzy beats as my design soundtrack. I'm so grateful to you guys for letting me in on your fun projects! I've even been recruited to make cute icons for a sweet new site, and also did some rush-order invitations yesterday morning. And yesterday afternoon I actually ventured out, away from the desk, to hit the gym, grocery store, and post office (to mail more 50 Promises to you). It was fun, but the whole time I was gone I was thinking of ideas for your new header. :)

a few of the things I've been working on

In other news,

  • I'm roasting a squash and my house smells like Thanksgiving at the moment.
  • I need a good recipe for beef short ribs!! Send help. I want to make them for dinner (supper) tonight.. will I still have time? Are they the kind of thing that need to cook all day?
  • Just found out that To Your Health Sprouted Flour Co. sells sprouted rolled oats! Totally bought a a 5lb. bag this morning. Granola will be back in my life very soon. As well as oatmeal cookies. 
  • We finally found some stainless steel baking sheets (as opposed to aluminum) that got good reviews and aren't too expensive. Hooray! One thing I've learned from my husband is to invest in good quality pots and pans when you can. And I think they'll definitely be worth it, considering that I roast vegetables practically every night. 
Back to work now! Only an hour 'til lunch. :)


10 comments:

Jill said...

One of my favorite short rib recipes (if you like Indian food): http://www.food.com/recipe/beef-short-ribs-in-cinnamon-red-wine-sauce-85348

The Minnesotan with the German-Irish Name said...

I usually whip up a quick barbeque sauce and throw my short ribs in the slow cooker. Maybe with a thinly sliced onion, if you like onions. Long cooking is good for ribs, but 3-4 hours is long enough!

Miranda said...

Summer! This work is gorgeous! I'm so thrilled that your shop is doing so well. You do such wonderful work.

Renee said...

hey summer....just found a recipe for granola that uses quinoa flakes! i'm going to try it...i'll bring it and we can have a taste test! so excited for your shop too!

Jennifer said...

Oh man! I have 4 stainless steel pans and I use them daily! However, I got mine at a restaurant supply store in Omaha called Hockenberg's. For about $7 each! Have your mom run over there and get some for you! They also sell lids (great for transporting bars) and wire racks.

Julie said...

Best short ribs recipe: http://www.dinneralovestory.com/braised-short-ribs/

super popular with my husband. awesomw flavor!

summer said...

@Jennifer Oh, my goodness! REALLY?! That would be fantastic! What size are your pans? Have you been happy with them/have they warped at all? Thank you so much for letting me know!

emily o. said...

May be too late for today, but this is our absolute favorite recipe for beef short ribs.

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/09/short-ribs-with-wine-and-cream/

Also works great with pork country style ribs. Melts in your mouth!

Jennifer said...

My pans are big- I would say 11 x 17 or so (I didn't measure). They are jelly roll pan size. I have had mine for 5 years and they have not warped at all! I love them so much that I find myself always buying them for gifts. And they always end up as favorites! I think you need at least 4 because it makes baking cookies so easy!

Mandy said...

Yea!!! I love the new headers you did for both my blogs, thanks so much! =)

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Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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