December 30, 2009

Curious George

On my search for a birthday present for a friends kid, I found this sticker / coloring book that I couldn't resist. It's so cute.

December 24, 2009

December 23, 2009

Holiday Giveaway Winners

Thank you to everyone who entered the contest. I loved reading all of your Holiday Stories. I'm always happy to bake lots of cookies and cuddle up with family this time of year. I hope the gifts from my shop are enjoyed.

And the winners are . . .
Rosemary from St. Louis MO & Sarah from Kenosha, WI
I will be sending off your packages shortly.

Thanks so much Everyone!!!!

Broccoli and Cheddar Soup


Chopped Broccoli Head
Chopped Carrots
Chopped Celery
Chopped Onion
Chopped Potatoes
1 Chopped Garlic Clove
Chicken Stock
3 tbs. Softened Butter + 3 tbs. Flour mixed
Cheddar Cheese
Heavy Cream
Salt & Pepper to Taste

Heat a heavy Sauce Pan with a few tablespoons of canola oil. Add Carrots, Celery, & Onion - Salt & Pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until onions are translucent. Boil Broccoli in water for about 5 minutes until tender. Drain and Put in Blender. Add garlic into onion mixture and cook for 1 minute. Pour chicken stock into Carrots, Celery, Onion, and Garlic. Stir and let come to a simmer. Pour half the vegetable and chicken stock mixture into the Blender with the steamed Broccoli. Puree until desired texture.

Pour blended mixture back into the remaining half of vegetables and stock. Add potatoes now. Whisk in Butter/Flour paste. In a separate smaller sauce pan heat Heavy Cream until just warm. First add heavy cream, then cheddar cheese to soup. Season again if necessary. Let soup simmer until potatoes are tender.

December 19, 2009


Printing a bit.

Holiday Giveaway

With Christmas and the new year approaching quickly, I though it time to do a Holiday Giveaway with Items from my shop. If you'd like to enter just email me with your Name, Mailing Address, and quick reason you love the holidays - with the Subject Line: Humunuku Holiday Giveaway, I will choose 2 random winners by the 22nd of December and send them off. Prizes will be a random selection of goodies from Humunuku. Thanks for all of the support & Happy Holidays.


Relaxed Saturday

We enjoyed our Saturday with a short drive to Ithaca. Lot of animals along the rode. I wonder if they are cold. New York state is full of Farms and beautiful country side.

December 18, 2009

Simple Notebooks

I'm always looking for small blank jotters to keep my everyday lists. So I made some! In the Shoppe.


December 17, 2009

Shoppe Update

Added a few new items to the shoppe. Lots of fun packaging ideas.

Also some Holiday Postcards are on Sale! 50%

design / print / textiles

December 14, 2009

Dining Room Table

My amazing husband has been making some amazing things here in our new home. I designed the herringbone table and he built it. We got the frame made by a metal manufacturer and used the old wood floors that we pulled up from under the kitchen (under glued down linoleum - yuck). I love it.