February 23, 2010

Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to Georgia from Brazil, who won the je t'aime cards & Elissa from Australia who won the je t'aime gift bags. Thank you so much for everyone who entered. We really appreciate all of your interest in our work. Please stop by the Humunuku Shoppe for more.

February 22, 2010

Humunuku in The World On Cheese Culture Magazine

Very excited to share with you that The World on Cheese Culture magazine has featured some of our fun paper goods in their lovely magazine. You can pick the Spring 10 Volume 2 Issue 2 at most book stores or magazine stands soon.


February 18, 2010

Dark Chocolate covered Fleur de Sel Caramels

I have been craving a good Salted Caramel. I found this recipe at Epicurious, drizzled some chocolate and extra salt over it & wrapped it up. So yummy.


1 cup heavy cream
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 teaspoon fleur de sel*
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup water

Special equipment: parchment paper; a deep-fat thermometer
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Line bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, then lightly oil parchment.
Bring cream, butter, and fleur de sel to a boil in a small saucepan, then remove from heat and set aside.
Boil sugar, corn syrup, and water in a 3- to 4-quart heavy saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Boil, without stirring but gently swirling pan, until mixture is a light golden caramel.
Carefully stir in cream mixture (mixture will bubble up) and simmer, stirring frequently, until caramel registers 248°F on thermometer, 10 to 15 minutes. Pour into baking pan and cool 2 hours. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Drizzle with melted dark chocolate and sprinkle with extra salt.

February 16, 2010

Domestic Trophies

We are slowly renovating our new home, and were so happy to find Rachel Denny's work. We purchased one of her beautiful Domestic Trophies around the holidays, and we really love it above our fire place.

February 15, 2010

Japanese Tape

Just received a package from one of my favorite etsy shops Pretty Tape. I love the shiny stripped design.

February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day

Hope your day is filled with all sorts of love. I'm so happy to be spending Valentines day with a most amazing husband. We shot a lovely couple over the holiday weekend. More photos soon.

February 10, 2010

Cold . . .

So cold and snowy today . . . Perfect day for a good movie. With Jen's suggestion on her blog, I want to watch Broken English soon.

February 9, 2010


Just bought a wacom tablet. It will take some getting used to, but I hope it improves my photo editing and design processes.

Blank Note Books

Binding more notebooks. Get them here.


February 8, 2010

Rules for my Unborn Son

Just picked this book up a few weekends ago. It's very cute and has a lot of great advice for young boys. Like Make Your Own Costume.

February 5, 2010

Mailing List


In the next few months . . . err weeks. I'd like to launch a shiny new Humunuku Shoppe website. With all sorts of fun things including stationery, wedding related stuff, party goods, greeting cards, and any and all things related to beautiful textiles. Please sign up for the email list to get Updates, Notifications, & special promotional discounts.


I got a rubber stamp made for my etsy shop. So many ideas for Humunuku. . . so little time and so few hands! Stay tuned for lots of fun stuff this year.


I'm not much of a Jewelry maker, but I will try everything. I thought this necklace was cute & simple enough.

Gary Fong

In the mail yesterday, I received something that I've been looking at forever. With some photo shoots coming up, I thought I'd try it out. I bought my Gary Fong Lightsphere through Adorama.

February 3, 2010


We took a quick trip to the Syracuse Carousel Center and found a few little things. Still dreaming of warmer days . . .