Feb 27, 2012

Heart on my sweater and a pancake party!

I had some fabric left over from this amazing mustard velvet dress from the shop a few months ago so I thought I would put it to good use. Not much that's better than clothing with hearts on it. Geez, okay, you got me again...there are LOTS of thing that are better. Anyway, hearts are still amazing. So are pancakes and the recipe below is reeeeeeeeal good.

I also love how floaty this dress is for Spring and this unseasonably warm day I wore it on. Sighs all around! ♥

Dress: Fancy Treehouse
Sweatshirt: Alternative Apparel
Mint trench: Romwe
Boots: Swedish Hasbeens
Bag: Francesca's Collections

So, Gabe always begs me to make pancakes. I finally indulged him the other day. It really was just so much fun. We were warm and cozy and Birdie got to enjoy it too. I'll say it again, "Why can't smallish well behaved doggies come to brunch with their owners??" Well, she can when it warms up and we eat somewhere outside so I'll just shut up.

If these pancakes were just for me, I would load them up with colorful fruit or candy or something. Next time I'll do that but my dining companion requested syrup alone and we only entertain "real" syrup around here. There's a huge difference, y'allz.

I felt the batter was a bit thick to work with so I would suggest adding a bit more milk. Perhaps an extra 1/8 cup or so.

Buttermilk Pancakes:
serves 2 to 3 people
recipe adapted from the kitchn.

5 tablespoons of butter

1-1/4 cups flour

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 egg, separated

1 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup milk

Melt the butter and set aside to cool for a little bit.
Meanwhile, put the flour, sugar, baking powder and soda, and salt in a medium sized bowl and whisk to combine.
In another bowl, add the yolk from the egg and the buttermilk and the regular milk and whisk until well mixed. Add the butter and whisk.
Add the yolk and milk mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just barely combined. Add the egg white and keep stirring until a thick batter is formed. Do not over mix.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. When the pan is hot, lower the flame a little and drop the batter by spoonfuls. The batter will spread. When bubbles break on the surface, peek underneath a pancake. It should be golden brown. If so, flip with a spatula and cook the other side.
Remove from the skillet when the second side is done and continue on with the remaining batter.

I'm planning on shaking things up here on the blog. I want to start sharing more of my life than just outfits with you if that's alright. I just need a signature from each of my followers to sign off on this change. Jk. Lol.

Anyway, hope you guys had a great weekend! I'll catch up on your blogs in the morning! ♥

XO Coury

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  1. Absolutely adorable as always!


  2. Pancakes are probably my favorite things to eat for breakfast apart from waffles. They're pretty tied. I love them really doughy. This post is making me hungry. :)

  3. Here's my siggy!! Love your blogs :)

  4. looks so fun. and i have the same coasters!

    can't wait for more!

  5. I love the new addition to your top; the mustard goes so perfectly with the grey! <3 and the pancakes truly look delicious - my mouth is watering!

    Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

  6. your top is adorable. now those are pancakes, and timely seeing as it was Shrove tuesday last week. may I ask what camera you use that creates such vivid photography? I'm looking to get a proper one.


  7. Love how you always include recipes of the delicious looking food you whipped up on the blog:) you look lovely with the heart!!

  8. oh my gosh i love your shirt and your shoes too and your bag. . okay everything from this look!! :D


  9. What a great idea! I have some blue velvet fabric lying around, maybe I'll try to do something similar... Ps: I love your blog!
    Hugs from Sweden

  10. amazing doll!

    New outfitpost - Mint and blue!

  11. That doggy licking his chomps... perfect vision in my mind to start the day (and I want pancakes for breakfast).

  12. this post has made me hungry :)


  13. beautiful pictures! i actually really like when you do more personal posts, like your instagram updates - they're just as stylized as your outfit posts - so i'm all for the new direction!


  14. Consider this a signature! ;) I would love to see anything and everything else you want to post on your blog!

  15. adorable!


  16. Here's my signature! Do you have your wedding pictures? :] would love to see those.


  17. You look adorable, as ever ♥
    I love your outfit!

  18. I love that dress so perfect for Spring! That is such a good use for leftover fabric I always have so much fabric leftover after hemming my vintage dresses and never know what to do with it so thanks for sharing!



  19. your outfit delights me. the color combinations of the pink boots, & blouse. subtle skirt, & that purse! :) what you did with the heart. coury, i like the daily life photos. i want those pancakes too.

  20. Your floral dress is so beautiful.
    The shirt with the mustard heart is not perfect but so lovely ♡ so you!

  21. Love the heart-sweater!:):) It's amazing! :)

    xx Elle from http://www.talonsetbonbons.com/

  22. I love that top! Heather grey, hearts, and mustard yellow are a few of my favorite things esp. when combined! :) -Lo

  23. The spring green in the background looks so beautiful. Your outfit is great. I love your purse

    Faith Wall

  24. So cute, oh what an uplifting blog!


  25. always love to check out your blog. you're just so darn beautiful!


    Lydia From Vintage2Vogue


  26. You have my signature! :-) I love seeing your pretty house and yummy bakes.

  27. just signed off on that notion! haha

    the mustard looks beautiful with the shade of lipstick you use.

  28. pups should be allowed at brunch. I mean they allow babies in restaurants ;)

  29. Eeee I love hearts on my clothes, I love the way you've customised your tee! Thos pancakes look really yummy, got such a sweet tooth tonight!


  30. Love the heart sweater and pretty floral skirt! What I love even more though is your pancake family pictures! Boyfriend, puppy, and cool house with delicious food, yes please! Have a lovely monday :)
    xo Hannah

  31. three things.

    1. those pink boots are awesome
    2. that puppy is awesomely cute
    3. pancakes!!

    http://www.the-launderette.com (my etsy shop!)

  32. Here I've been, thinking I'm fine with my plain old french press, and then I see THIS! punchy yellow?! need it!! color forever!!:)

  33. that heart is adorable! and the pancakes look so good :)

  34. Delish!! Pancakes and waffles are my all time favorites as well! It looks like the perfect brunch. Beautiful plates, cups, flowers, coasters, french press! So cute.

  35. This outfit makes me so excited for spring! I love how you set your table, so pretty :)
    xo Jac

  36. holy pancakes! i think i know what i'm making for breakfast in the morning.

  37. Sweet outfit! I soooo love the sweater xxx


  38. Coury, you are the only blog I actually check daily, because I Love your style and how you write.

    My favourite posts are when you put an outfit post, and a recipe and even more things to tell us more about your life. It's always so colourful and sweet.

    I have been following your blog since nearly the beginning and I remember you saying you were doing a FAQ but I can't seem to find it on yr blog?

    I hope you do start posting even more things (but always still include your outfits, because I get all my inspiration from your outfits!) so heres my signature!! Love the mint trench!! x

  39. the sweatshirt looks cuter with mustard heart on it <3 I've always loved your 'candy' outfit,Coury!

  40. Hi Coury, I want to do that!!


  41. Thanks Chiara!

    I haven't done the FAQ yet. I wanted to do it it video form and haven't got around to it. Soon!


  42. Great combination of colors and love your pink shoes!


  43. wow
    so great
    i love your bag, that´s awesome


  44. i love your outfit! looks really special. and i would die for the pancakes... and the dog!

    know what - i'm following now. isn't that awesome? ;)

    love from vienna,

  45. You are so cute and I'm so jealous of your pancake party!


  46. Nice pictures. I was just thinking today that I should take the clothes I don't want and sew stuff on 'em. Like sewn-on stripes, maybe. And there you did it with the heart! Lovely.

  47. I love pancakes. Breakfast for dinner is our FAVORITE around here. :)

  48. I really like your sweater; a fresh take on a trend!

  49. I really like your sweater; a fresh take on a trend!


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