♥ Happy Anniversary ♥

    hiii all i am back again.
    sorry for the lack of the post, i have been really busy. xD

    so yesterday was my anniversary with my BF. heheee. i am so very happy!.
    it's actually our 4 years anniversary but i count it as our first anniversary.

    well, the first year we dated, we were in highschool in China, we both have totally forgotten when was the exact date we got together. so we never celebrated it.
    the next 2 years, i had to moved to Indonesia & we suffered with the long distance relationship.
    on the 3rd year, i finally moved to malaysia to study & to be together with him again.
    we made a pact that we would meet again in malaysia since malaysia it's the closest country from Indonesia & Thailand where he came from.
    on this 3rd year, he officially asked me again to be his GF although we never really did broke up.
    i said YES.
    it was on the 31st July 2008.
    now we have the exact date to celebrate it. hahaa.

    the sad part is that he was away on our anniversary.
    he was in Thailand doing his off-college days.
    1 minute after midnight to 31st July, we were on the phone & just talked.
    i thought it was just as far as how it goes. but it wasn't. hehee.

    on 21.50, somebody was at my door.
    it was a delivery guy, he delivered me a BIG bucket of pink roses (my fav color) along with a teddy bear, chocolates, & glitters love shaped.
    the letter says ..

    "To: Risya Ayu Destyana

    Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.
    Happy Anniversary.

    Sincerely, Stinkyfeet."

    baldie is my nickname from him because i used to have a hair-fall problems so he used to mocked me that i would be bald someday. hahaa.
    stinkyfeet is his nickname from him because he has a stinky feet. hahahahaa.

    i cried that night.
    he's such a sweet boyfriend. i'm such a lucky girl. he's the best BF a girl could ever have.

    " Happy Anniversary, hney.

    May our love stay pure in eternity & may our life would be blessed everyday.
    Thank you for being such a good husband.

    Being with you are the most happiest time in my entire life.

    I love you forever.

    ♥ Risya."

    your well wishes for us would be much appreciated. :)
    love.love ♥♥

    background song:
    Screaming Infidelities - Dashboard Confessional
    (our song)
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    homework dari Echa, thanks ya akhirnya blog'ku ada kerja juga gara2 loe. hahaa.

    It's harder than it looks!! Copy to your own note, erase my answers, enter yours, and tag to 10 people. Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following questions. They have to be real, nothing made up! If the person before you had the same first initial, you must use different answers. You can not use any word twice and you can't use your name for the boy/ girl name question.

    What is your name: Risya
    A four letter word: Rock
    A boy's name: Raouf (my BF.. hehee)
    A girl's name: Raysha
    An occupation: Reporter
    A color: Red
    Something you wear: Retro Shirt
    A food: Rice
    Something found in the bathroom: -
    A place: Rome, Italy
    A reason for being late: Raining
    Something you shout: Rock Onn!!
    A movie title: Revolutionary Road
    Something you drink: Rootbeer
    A musical group: Radiohead!
    An animal: Rabbits
    A street name: -
    A tipe of car: Renault
    A song title : Red Lights Indicates Doors Are Secured (by Arctic Monkeys)

    hahaa a bit easy actually. :)
    good luck with the rest of you, i tagged this for you ALL. xD
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Neutral Retreat

    There is something soothing about clean, neutral spaces, like the ones below, and, while I am not sure I could live with such an absence of color on a daily basis, these rooms seem like perfect places for some rest and recuperation.

    Anna G. Tufvesson via Desire to Inspire

    House Beautiful

    Phoebe Howard

    The white clapboard walls, in the rooms above, convey a sense of a slower-paced life, a feeling that practically begs you to breathe easier. The bedroom below feels more urban than the other spaces, but it still has the same relaxing appearance.

    Paul Whicheloe Photography

    What do you think of these very neutral rooms? Could you live in one all the time or would you prefer such a space only for a temporary escape?
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Kate Moss

We Have A Winner.... And Asian Baby Girl Shower Centerpieces!

    We have a winner of this week's blog candy: #42 - Jessica. Isn't #42 always the right answer in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe? Hummmm... Silly random selector.

    While I have you here, I wanted to share the centerpieces I made for an Asian themed baby shower I hosted at work. We decorated our conference room in over the top Asian and had an assorted buffet of Asian foods for lunch. The husband and wife work in our office and they are so sweet. They are also "out of the box" thinkers so an Asian themed baby shower suited them nicely. Now we have to wait another 6 to 7 weeks to meet sweet baby Sophie!!

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Flavor of the Month...Texas Peach Pie

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    peach pie w ice cream
    There is something about making a fruit pie that makes me feel like my grandmother and a domestic goddess all rolled into one. Fruit pies are so homey and comforting, but since they've been surpassed by the cupcake, the cake truffle, the cookie...they also feel a bit exotic.

    Peaches are probably my favorite part of Texas summers. (Actually, they might be one of the only redeeming things about Texas summers!) This year I decided to try a pie that I've wanted to make for 12 years. And, let me tell you, I won't wait 12 more to make another one. It was delicious!!!
    peach pie filled single

    We received a Williams-Sonoma Pies & Tarts cookbook for our wedding over 12 years ago. I always get seduced by the cherry and pumpkin pies....but not this time.
    peach pie filled
    For the crust, I decided to give a new recipe a try and it was a winner. It comes from The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion. It was THE BEST piecrust I've ever made...and I was pretty happy with the one I had been using, so that's saying something! :)
    peach pie baked

    Texas Peach Pie

    (modified from my old William-Sonoma's Pies & Tarts cookbook)

    pie pastry for a double crust pie (recipe follows)
    6 cups peeled, pitted and sliced Texas peaches (ok...or another state's peaches if you must)
    2 TBSP fresh lemon juice
    1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    2/3 cup sugar
    1/4 tsp salt
    pinch freshly grated nutmeg
    2 TBSP unsalted butter
    beaten egg
    sparkling sugar

    Preheat oven to 425. Roll out dough for bottom crust and line a 9" pie pan. (Optional: brush bottom crust with lightly beaten egg white...it works to prevent a soggy crust!) Roll out dough and cut into strips for a lattice top and set aside.

    Place peaches in a bowl. Sprinkle with lemon juice and toss to coat. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, salt and nutmeg. Add to the peaches and stir gently to combine.

    Pile the fruit into the dough-lined pan. Dot with bits of butter.

    Use the strips to make a lattice top. Brush beaten egg on top of lattice and sprinkle with sparkling sugar.

    Bake for 25 minutes, the reduce heat to 350 and bake about 25 minutes longer, until bubbly and top is browned. You may need to cover the edges during baking...I did.

    crust rolled out
    {See that marble pastry board? A gift from my dad...perfect for rolling piecrusts!}
    flaky crust
    For the crust:
    (modified from The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion)

    2 & 1/2 c. unbleached, all-purpose flour
    1 tsp salt
    1/2 c. cold shortening (Crisco)
    1 stick unsalted butter
    1/4 to 1/2 c. ice water

    Reserve a few tablespoons of flour, set aside. Whisk together remaining flour and salt. Cut in the shortening until it is crumbly.

    Place the reserved flour on work surface and coat butter in it. Use a rolling pin or your hand to flatten the butter until it is about 1/2 inch thick. Break the flour-coated butter into 1 inch pieces and mix into the dough until it is evenly distributed.

    Sprinkle water over the dough while tossing with a fork just until it is easily squeezed into a ball. Flatten into 2 disks, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes.

    On a floured surface, roll each disk into a 12 x 9" rectangle (approx). Fold into thirds, like a letter, then fold again in thirds to form a square. Wrap both pieces again and refrigerate 30 more minutes.

    After 30 minutes, let rest at room temperature for 5 minutes, then roll out to the size needed.

    peach pie peek
    {One small side note...that ice cream is Haagen Dazs 5 Ingredient Vanilla...AMAZING!}

    I can't wait to see what you all came up with!!! Please take some time and go check out the others participating in FOTM. :)

    August's Flavor-of-the-Month theme: Pucker Up! Lemon, Lime or a combination...oh, the possibilities! Anyone can join in, please do!

    Thank you so much for participating....or even if you didn't, thanks for visiting!

    Here's where you link up...
    (I'm new at this, too...here's hoping it works!)
    The list will close in the wee hours of August 1st to discourage spammers.

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Pies at the ready!

    Are you ready?!?
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    If you are participating in the first ever Flavor-of-the-Month (yay!), here are just a few tips for posting....

    {I promise, if I can do it, you can do it....I'm so tech-savvy that my 10-year-old had to show my how to fast-forward through commercials on my iPod!}

    1. Write and publish your Flavor-of-the-Month post on your blog.

    2. Please link to Bake at 350 somewhere in your post. To get the beautiful logo, click here.

    3. Now wait. :)

    4. Before 12:01 am (probably a few hours before) on the last day of each month, you'll see MY post on Bake at 350. At the end of my post, you'll see a list. It will say something like "click here to add your post" or "you're next". Click there. (It will help to have your post in one window and my blog in another when you are linking.)

    5. You'll have 2 lines to fill in. One will be your title. Your title will look like:
    Your Blog Name (your awesome pie name)

    6. The other line will be your POST URL, not your main blog address. Click on the title of your post. The URL is in your address bar. Copy and paste it into the appropriate box. For example, the URL for my soldier boy post from last week is:

    7. Enter. That's it!

    8. Now, on Bake at 350, you should see you link along with everyone else's. If you don't see it right away, refresh the page a time or two. (You know how the internet can be sometimes.) :)
    Here's what a BIG list looks like.

    9. If you have a problem, please leave a message in the comments or email me.

    10. OH! One more thing, I'll post next week's theme in my post. Be on the lookout!

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Inspiration Board {Seersucker Summer}

Three Clovers Designes - Tuity Fruity!

    Happy Thursday, or as I like to refer to it...Happy Friday Eve! Todays challenge from Kerry over at Three Clovers Designs, is to use some kind of fruit on your card or project. Yes, I'm sorry...I did another shaped card. I couldn't help myself. I tried...honest I did! LOL! I really wanted this card to have a country feeling. The ribbon photographed quite a bit brighter than it actually is in person.

    We'd love it if you would join in on the challenge over at Three Clovers Designs! Thanks for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! HUGS!!!
    Details: card shape - Cricut machine with Doodlecharms. Tag - Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More. Paper - Raspeberry Road Designs. Ribbon - craft supply, twine - PTI, button - stash

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Rel Dade


    One thing we love about conducting Go-sees is the opportunity to chat and meet great new models. This week we got to meet Rel Dade with Marilyn Models. The newcomer is stirring up a great buzz among casting directors across the board. For her recent runway debut, Rel booked an exclusive for Valentino Couture, and in the editorial department she is already shooting for Numéro and Interview magazines. Rel is a Dallas girl, and we love to promote good ol’ American beauty. Go get ‘em, cowgirl!

    rel_marilyn_41.jpg Rel | Marilyn
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