blithe and bliss

a handmade bohemian lifestyle brand

a handmade bohemian lifestyle brand- created out of a need for one of a kind, handmade with love items that spread happiness in what we wear, what we do, and wherever we go.


night and lights

One of my favorite nights was one I spent with my sister Alison. (who is in AFRICA for peace corps).. We went for a dinner at our favorite Mexican hole in the wall restaurant in Pasadena then to a movie across the street. As we left the movie theater we heard this AMAZING live salsa music blasting across the way. So we headed in the direction of the vibrant energetic music and found a LIVE acoustic band playing at the end of the alley. It was situated right next to the cutest little Mexican cafe/ bakery called ZONA ROSA CAFE. There were random wood benches and chairs filling the alley way. They decorated with outdoor lights and colorful flags from wall to wall. People and children danced and swayed about as they enjoyed the amazing transformed space. We sat down in the middle of this life radiating scene and embraced the wonderfulness of the night and lights....

my sister Alison!!

craft of the weekend- an oversized birthday card. Made with vintage buttons, felts, netting from my oranges, and scraps of fabric.

"on your voyage let your inner light shine and allow it to illuminate your brilliance in every reflection..." this card is for one of my friends who just had a birthday- i need to hurry up and send it!!:)

 (quote was modified from a calendar quote from; "Sarah love creations")

sweet of the weekend: pumpkin spice bread with candy toppings... YUM!

-first start with a Trader Joe's pumpkin spice bread mix

- mix the oil and water together- pour into mix.

-instead of eggs; use applesauce.. i used about 1 cup or so- then mix the batter.

slice the TWIX bar and sprinkle on top.

slice the Snickers bar and sprinkle on top as well.

make sure you get enough candy on there..

bake for 45mins or so.. let cool.

don't forget your coffee..

YUM! crispy nougats, nuts, melted chocolate, caramel, and moist pumpkin spice bread! Great little treat to enjoy with your daily pondering!

**blithe and bliss