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Food - Photography - Recipe

Homemade Donuts

07 02 16

Homemade donuts as you probably have seen are taking over the internet, and after making a batch of my own I totally understand why. These donuts are a much healthier options compared to fried donuts, and although are much cakier density, taste just as delicious, and in my opinion even better. Follow these 5 easy steps to make some delicious donuts of your own!

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Donut Ingredients

– 2 cup of all-purpose flour
– 3/4 cup of all white sugar
– 2 teaspoons baking powder
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 3/4 cup milk
– 2 eggs, beaten
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1 teaspoon butter

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Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit (165 degrees Celsius).
2. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
3. Stir in milk, eggs, vanilla and butter. Beat together until well blended.
4. Pour the batter about 3/4 into the molds. Try not to pour too much, because the donuts will rise.
5. Bake for 8-10 minutes in the preheated oven, until donuts spring back when touched. Allow to cool slightly before removing from pan.

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If you are not a fan of frosting or icing you donuts, you can roll or dust them in cinnamon sugar, which taste amazing too! On my donuts I used edible flowers to decorate mine, but you can also add some red, white and blue sprinkles for your 4th of July celebrations this weekend!

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Enjoy,
Lizzy

Food - Lifestyle - Photography

Alfred Tea Room

06 28 16

Today Emily and I (Lizzy), visited the Alfred Tea Room on Melrose Place. We’ve been wanting to visit this cute little tea room for a long time now, and finally made it happen. This quaint little tea room met our high expectations and hopes, especially after looking at these photos from the alfred tea room instagram account. This place is a must to go to if you’re a tea lover.

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It’s just as pretty in person!

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I am forever grateful that these pink tiles exist

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Address: 705 N Alfred St, Los Angeles, CA 90069

xox,
Lizzy and Emily

Photography

Massimo Vitali

07 11 15

Recently I was introduced to the photographer Massimo Vitai and I absolutely love his work. He is an Italian photographer based in Lucca who takes incredible photographs to capture details at beaches and other public spaces. Here are some of my favorites of his work.

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xxx,
Lizzy

Photography

The Huntington Gardens

03 24 15

On Monday yesterday Emily and I spent the afternoon at the Huntington Gardens, walking through all of the beautiful botanical herbal and floral gardens and taking pictures of course along the way. Emily and I spent most of our time exploring the Rose Garden and Japanese Garden and for lunch we ate at the Rose Tea Room and Café, where we tried the rose tea. If you can’t already by reading this I was really into the rose theme that day! Emily and I both highly recommend that you visit and we are planning to visit there together again soon.

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xxx,
Lizzy and Emily

DIY - Photography

Mini Polaroids

02 21 15

Hey Everyone! Over the long weekend last week Emily and I and a couple of friends spent the day at Point Dume in Malibu. The beach was so beautiful and there weren’t many people so it felt like our own private little beach. Since it was so beautiful Emily and I couldn’t resist but take a few photos which might of turned into a lot between the two of us. Emily and I printed our photos on polaroids with the Fujifilm Instax printer (I bought mine at Urban Outfitters here, but they also have it on amazon and other websites too). As I was looking at my little collection of polaroids I had the idea of showing you guys a few ways to display your beautiful images. Hope you enjoy these cute little fun ideas!

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A couple of months ago when I first bought the printer I also bought plastic sheet covers to store my polaroids. I bought the plastic sheets online at a store called Poketo but they don’t sell them there anymore. Amazon and other little stationary stores might have something similar to that. The plastic sheets are 8 inches by 5 1/2 inches so I wanted to get a mini binder to put everything in so I picked up this mini binder from the Container Store by Russel and Hazel. (I bought the gold one, but it comes in 5 other patterns and colors.)

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Another display idea is to hang them from a string. I think this such a cute creative way to show off your beautiful images which is also a great way to decorate any space. I used Baker’s Twine from paper source here and I bought a set of 6 different colors in oranges, pinks, and purples, and they also have another six piece set with blues and greens here. To hang the photos I used regular sized clothespins with prints on them, but you can also use mini size clothespins that would also look great. Supplies:

  • Clothespins
  • Baker’s Twine
  • Tape or push pins
  • Mini binder
  • Mini polaroid plastic protection sheets
  • Fujifilm Instax printer of Fujifilm Polaroid camera

Hope you enjoyed this simple little DIY Project and keep posted for more projects like this. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions.

xoxo, Lizzy

Photography

Mark Borthwick

02 13 15

Happy Friday Everyone! And long weekend!! As I was looking through Pinterest last night I discovered some of Mark Borthwick‘s incredible photographs. In all of his images he is able to use light to create beautiful tones and lens flare. I love how he makes his images slightly overexposed giving off a faded or washed out look. All of his photos have such a dreamy, summery (you know what I mean) quality which I absolutely love.

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xox,
Lizzy

Photography

Favorite Pins

12 31 14

In Los Angeles, today has been a very gloomy on and off drizzly day. On quiet days like today I find pastels and soft colors so comforting and calming. For todays post I picked out some of my favorite pins that describe the mood and feeling of today.

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xox,
Lizzy

Photography - Uncategorized

Lazy Sunday

12 06 14

Happy December everyone! I am so excited to finally get to put on my fuzzy socks and uggs and walk outside with a jacket. Its starting to finally get cold here in LA (meaning 60 degrees) and earlier this week it actually rained! I wanted to dedicate this post to looking forward to this weekend, hopefully filled with sleeping in, staying under the covers, and drinking hot chocolate. That’s my plan!

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xox,
Lizzy

Photography

Vivian Maier

11 01 14

Vivian Maier was a famous street photographer from the 1950s-1990s. She died at the age of 83, and she is known as being private and reserved person who did not spend much of her time around other adults. Vivian was born in the United States and lived her childhood in France and developed a strong French accent which she kept throughout her life, but later moved to New York where she was a nanny. On her day off everywhere she went she would take her camera with her but she never saw any of her own photographs. Vivian’s work was purchased at an auction by a historian John Maloof who bought her negatives for $400 still packed in the roll. Vivian took over 150,00 photographs mainly of people and architecture in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. She had also taken self portraits of herself through reflections, shadows, and mirrors. Vivian Maier is one of my favorite photographers and all of her photos are truly incredible and inspiring. Here are a few of her photos.

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photos from lifebuzz

xox, Lizzy