Happy Half Way During the week Friends!
How’s your week been so far?
Mine has been one of those weeks where I just need a few cookies (we’ll get to that). Matthew and I are currently hard at work on a new business venture, so there’s been lots of brain storming, strategy meetings and just out loud get it all out stress talks. We have a big dream, and this isn’t going to be easy, but we’re trying to start our own virtual reality creative design agency. Some of you guys already know we work as artists under Reed + Rader where we work in fashion and advertising creating fun videos. Reed + Rader is still highly alive but there’s so many things we want to do outside of our style and aesthetic of what we create. We’ve always taken on a strong art director role in our work, so it makes sense for us to try to push this to the next step outside of just what we do. Right now we’re gathering a strong team of programmers and artists to start working on projects to get the buzz out there. Matthew and I are extremely excited as we think this could be the next big step for us and we believe strongly in the idea and pushing this to the world. It’s not going to be easy, and we know that, but we’re always up for a challenge! I’ll be sure to share upcoming news to you guys! Wish us luck!
On the artist side of things, we recently just finished up 3D portrait videos for fashion magazine, V Magazine. It’s a Spring fashion story so it’s full of floral patterns and soft colors. Some of the clothing featured is: MIU MIU, DOLCE & GABBANA, THOM BROWNE, CHRISTOPHER KANE, AND PRABAL GURUNG.
Here’s the video:
Besides that we’re working on some other projects that I can’t just share yet, but they’re all fun and we’re excited for them! We’re also talking at the FITC Conference in Toronto at the end of the month. I’ve never been to Toronto but we will be there for a few days so any suggestions on what I should see (or more importantly what I should eat) please let me know! So work wise, between this and the new agency venture, we’re busy!
Then there’s the garden which is full swing with the start of Spring. We had some important planting days we had to do, so keep a look out on those posts! Many veggies are in the soil and more are on their way! We also found a surprise in the soil.. but I’ll keep that for a new post!
And lastly, there’s Brooklyn Farm Girl, which I love because I love you guys! Isn’t it amazing the friendships you can start with just leaving a comment on a cake recipe exclaiming you want to stuff it in your face, then next thing you know you’re pen pals and know how many fish they have. You guys are real cool. I don’t think I tell you enough but whoever reads this, it really means a lot to me. Just to be able to share recipes and stories and receive so many smiles and laughs in return, you really know how to cheer me up sometimes. Do you know what you deserve?
COOKIES! Let’s see your best cookie dance. Oh yeah, to the right, to the left, now shake that cookie ookie ookie ookie!
These Light & Airy Sugar Cookies are going to hit the spot just right. You guys know I have a thing for super soft cookies so these ones definitely fit that category. They’re your typical delicious sugar cookie but these are so light and moist inside. And even better.. are you ready? 51 calories a piece. That means you can eat 10 of them, right? Cookies = dinner, didn’t you know?
- 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter - melted
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- additional sugar to coat
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease two baking sheets.
- In a large bowl cream together sugars, butter and oil until smooth. Beat in egg, vanilla, salt and baking powder.
- Mix in flour and continue to mix until combined.
- Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet.
- Using the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar, flatten the balls to 1/4 inch thick.
- Bake the cookies for 10 minutes or until very light brown.
- Remove and cool.
- Makes 24 cookies
- 1 cookie = 51 calories