1. Tangled necklaces! Lost earrings!  This jewelry box has gotten out of hand!  Despite the fact that I love this jewelry box, which I inherited from my grandma - filled with vintage gems, it's really busting at the seams. 

    Today I went thrifting and found the perfect wooden frame to make a jewelry holder.  The whole process took a few hours and now I can actually see my collection!  I feel so organized, and best of all I think it's pretty cute. 

    Hook your earrings directly to the chicken wire and use 'S' hooks to hang necklaces and bracelets.  Now that I'm organized, I feel like I have three times as much jewelry!  I can actually find it all now and I re-discovered a few things.  It was a fun project - I just love it!

    Ninth and Bird


  2. Ribboned Asparagus & Pine Nut Salad

    Sunday, July 24, 2011

    A salad, perfect for this Summer heat!  I made this delicious recipe for dinner this weekend and served it up with pesto and cranberry stuffed chicken.  It was delightful!

    What you'll need:
    * Raw Asparagus, ribboned into strips with a peeler
    * Pine Nuts, toasted
    * Fennel, thinly sliced
    * Grape tomatoes, cut in half
    * Parmesan Cheese, flaked

    * Olive Oil
    * Fresh lemon juice
    * Salt & Pepper
    (I generally mix about 2/3 lemon juice to 1/3 olive oil, dash with salt and pepper)

    Toss together asparagus, fennel, tomatoes, and dressing in large bowl until evenly coated with dressing.  Serve on plates and then sprinkle the toasted pine nuts and Parmesan cheese on top.  It's that simple!  Enjoy!

    Ninth and Bird

  3. Packaged With Love || Etsy Earrings

    Wednesday, July 20, 2011

    Making jewelry is always fun, but what's better is packaging it!  I sold this pair of earrings on Etsy and spent the evening coming up with a cute way to deliver it.  After all, we do eat with our eyes first! 

    Although I have many other ideas that I want to incorporate into future packaging, I thought this box turned out well.  I love the tiny details of the tag, wire wrapped into the string and the paper stained with coffee. 

    I hope you enjoy them Amanda!  They're made with love!

    Ninth and Bird

  4. Laughing Girl + The Mondays

    Monday, July 18, 2011

    Yesterday I bought a new camera and this is the first shot I took.   It's my Panera Bread smoothie, emptied while I read through the basic set up directions of the camera.  When I put the photo on my computer, I couldn't help notice that it looks like there is a face inside the cup, laughing!

    Do you see it?! Or am I crazy?!  ...look harder.

    {Monday Link Love}

    How fun is this Jewelry?!  I love it!

    One of the most stunning videos I've ever seen, Ben & Elise.

    A locket for your jump drive!? Beautiful + Brilliant!

    I'm in love with this bag and I can't believe it's handmade.  Check out the rest of their shop!

    Have you seen this yet?! Love Etc. is a new documentary, and I think it looks so interesting!

    Last week I painted my fingernails bright yellow and my toenails neon pink; More Neon Adrenaline!

    Can you imagine cooking this way?! But I kind of adore these Vintage Kitchen Gadgets.

    One stylish women, Janie Cai.

    GQ's Worst Dressed Cities In America.  Debatable, but interesting.

    What a fun contest

    I hope your Monday is filled with laughter!  XX

    Ninth and Bird

  5. I added a few items to Etsy.com today and played with my new camera!  Yes, I bought a ridiculously nice camera today because I'm sick of exhausting my Photoshop skills, in an effort to make my old camera's pictures look half way decent.  Also, side note, I'm worth it!

    Prepare yourselves for the extreme photography love that I will now be throwing your way!  I'm excited to learn more about photography + plus figure out all these crazy buttons and settings.  I got a Canon Rebel T3i EOS 600D - if you have one, let me know how you like it!

    And enjoy the latest from Ninth & Bird on Etsy!  Click the image to view listing. 

    I hope you have a glamorous day! 

    Ninth and Bird

  6. Things To Love

    Wednesday, July 13, 2011

    We start as strangers, and then we meet.  We spend time together.  We enjoy each other - care for each other.  And then, almost without notice, we become strangers again.


  7. breakfast burritos
    This passed weekend I was camping in Washington on this beautiful little island called Anacortes.  Did I mention beautiful!? 

    In preparation for the trip, my sister and I decided to make what I call "campurritos."  These are pre-made breakfast burritos.  Just wake up and throw them on the fire for a mess-free breakfast experience (perfect for camping)!  You can even place the tin foil packages on the coals and let them warm while you make a french press.  OH I JUST LOVE CAMPING!  P.S. They are delicious!  So here's what we did:
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    The Simple Ingredients: 

    * 16 Eggs
    * 1 lb. Sausage
    * 1 Yellow Onion
    * 3 Cloves Garlic, minced
    * 6 Med. Potatoes, chopped
    * 2 Cups Cheddar Cheese, shredded
    * 4 Green Onions, chopped
    * 3 T. Parsley, chopped
    * 8 or 9 Tortilla Shells
    * Salt & Pepper to taste
    * Tin Foil for wrapping
    Optional: Salsa and/or hot sauce 

    The Simple directions: 

    Chop potatoes and boil until soft.  Chop green onions and set aside.  Crack 16 eggs and cook over low heat until you have soft, scrambled eggs.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Saute yellow onions and garlic in 2 T. olive oil until fragrant.  Add sausage to onion mixture and cook all the way through.  In large bowl combine Sausage mixture, scrambled eggs, potatoes,  cheese, green onions, parsley, and Salt & Pepper.  Divide ingredients into 8 or 9 tortilla shells.  Roll and wrap in tin foil -- ready to throw on the fire!

    Ninth and Bird

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