Give it a Whurl!

We have both loved vintage clothing for as long as we can remember. But, we are so not good at finding stuff that is cute, fits us, and is affordable. It's an art, y'all. We've recently made friends with people who rock vintage clothes so hard, and it makes us want to cry.

Cue that ol' phrase, "there's an app for that!" FOR REAL. THERE IS. AND it's created by the coolest chick ever, Sam! It's called Whurl. (We'll wait a sec for you to download it, and shop for a bit...you're welcome).

 

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Okay. Welcome back. So, back to Whurl. We discovered it not long after meeting a lot of our IG friends in real life, to find out that that is where they find most of those incredible vintage goodies that spark all those "omg, where did you get that?!" comments. Whurl is cool, because not only can you sell your own vintage finds and shop around, BUT you can also post inspiration pics of what you're looking for and people contact you with what they have in their shop. For example, if you're looking for that fabulous vintage pink, wide-brimmed hat that you found on Pinterest, you post that photo on the app, and if someone has something similar, they respond with a picture of what they have.

 

Here are some of the pieces we've found! Needless to say, we can't stay off the app... *please take all my money kthx*

SO GOOD, RIGHT?! Here's some other lovely, vintage-clad babes stolen from @shopwhurl's insta! *click on the right to slide through!*

Pictured above: @elsielarson, @sophlog (edit by @space.ram), @shopwhurl, @ameliajetson, @shimmervintage, and @splendid_rags

Happy Shopping!

 

Jen & Cort

Salvation Mountain

There's a magical place south of Palm Springs called "Salvation Mountain." It's a wondrous place full of love, serenity, forgiveness, and acceptance. It is made completely of local adobe clay, and hand painted in the brightest, most beautiful colors. Built by one man, Leonard Knight, hoping to show God's love to the world, this mountain does just that. People travel from all over just to see this wonder. It is everything we hoped it would be.

We left LA at about 6 AM to get here at about 9 AM. We arrived to a quiet paradise where a rainbow mountain greeted us warmly. We got out of the car, grinning stupidly from ear-to-ear, taking it all in. It was nothing short of magical. Before taking any pictures, we walked the grounds...just being in that quiet moment. We strongly recommend going early before any crowds appear (and it gets too hot!).

Is it out in the middle of nowhere next to some maybe not-so-safe little towns? Yes. Should you really travel out of your way to visit? Absolutely.

Love & Hope

Jen

Blueberry Sweet Rolls

So, around here, Sunday's are usually my (Cort's) and my husband's "take it slow" kinda mornings. With crazy (and sometimes opposite) schedules, we don't really get a ton of time to sit, talk, drink our coffee, and enjoy a morning together. Growing up, Sunday was also the day where my mom or grandma made a big family breakfast and we all just kind of lounged in our pj's until it was time to do something else! So, even though our family out here in Los Angeles is just me, Tyler, and our pup, Lily, I still kind of like that idea. Make breakfast together, put on a pot of coffee, talk, read, and not worry about rushing anywhere! 

And these blueberry sweet rolls are perfect for Sunday Breakfast!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (13.8 oz) tube of refrigerated pizza dough
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 tbsp blueberry preserves
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp butter or ghee
  • 1 tbsp milk (but we always use almond milk)

First, roll out the pizza dough on a well-floured surface, using a rolling pin or spoon to flatten it evenly. Next, spread melted butter onto the dough, making sure it reaches all the way to the edges! You don't need a lot, but just make sure the dough has an even coat! 

After that, sprinkle on your brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, & blueberry preserves----mix and spread evenly with a spoon! Then top off mixture with your blueberries & lemon juice! 

Now that your mixture is on the dough, take the edge of one of the shorter sides of the rectangle, and slowly roll up the dough! Try to keep your mixture even as you roll it up! Once it's in a roll, use a sharp knife to cut the roll into pieces. 

Place in a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray, and bake at 400 for about 20-25 minutes! 

When your sweet rolls have about 5 minutes left to bake, start mixing your glaze! Whip your powdered sugar, almond milk (or regular milk), and vanilla extract together in a bowl. I also added a splash of amaretto coffee creamer, cause Ty and I are obsessed with any and everything amaretto! Whip mixture until most of the lumps are gone! 

As soon as the sweet rolls come out of the oven, drizzle mixture over them so it gets all warm and yummy. Also, this is a recipe for a thin glaze, not a frosting! If you want it to be more frosting like, you could substitute the powdered sugar for cream cheese! Add some sprinkles if you're feeling crazy. ;)

And voila! 

Let them cool for a few minutes, make a pot of coffee, and just take it sloooooow. Because after eating one of these babies, trust me, there's no moving fast. ;)

Enjoy, loves! 

xoxo,

Cort