Wednesday, September 7, 2016

arugula, pesto & goat cheese pizza.



If you want to play "Sandra Lee" by appearing fancy without all the hard work then give this pizza recipe a whirl! This is one of our go-to faves and all the ingredients can be purchased with a single trip to your local Trader Joe's. This pizza serves about 2 but can be stretched to 3 or 4 if you are serving this as an appetizer.

Total prep time: 5 minutes
Total cook time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Garlic & herb pizza dough
  • Pesto (for the sauce)
  • ~5 to 7 oz goat cheese
  • Two roma tomatoes
  • Red onion (as desired)
  • Arugula (as desired)
  • Balsamic vinegar 



Our "Crazy Daisy" bowl worked perfectly for storing our arugula (available now in the store!)


Directions:
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Lay out the pizza dough into a circle onto a greased baking sheet
  • Bake just the dough for approximately 5 minutes 
  • Remove the pizza dough from the oven and add the ingredients
    • Add pesto, a thin layer of goat cheese, tomatoes (cut into quarters), chopped onions, and another heavy layer of goat cheese (if you are as obsessed with goat cheese as we are)
  • Place the pizza back into the oven and cook for 25-30 minutes until the edges of the crust are brown and the cheese appears a bit toasty, as goat cheese doesn't melt like traditional mozzarella. 
  • Slice the pizza as desired and top your slices with a little arugula and drizzle with some balsamic vinegar.



Keep it simple, keep it sweet and always keep it as easy as possible,
Amanda & Ashleigh 

Monday, August 29, 2016

joanne the scammer quotes! free desktop and iphone wallpapers.

We have fallen mad in love with Joanne Prada aka "Joanne the Scammer." If you have not learned about this zany character, then start doing your research https://twitter.com/joanneprada?lang=en. She is hilarious and has the best advise for those seeking a life of glamour, fraud, and scamming. We decided to show our love for her by creating some free desktop and iPhone wallpapers for y'all.


Enjoy!



"Get out of my caucasian house!" desktop wallpaper link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-95BCdrFUlhZ1AxZXFZMXBsTzg/view?usp=sharing

"Get out of my caucasian house!" iPhone wallpaper link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-95BCdrFUlhZ2lWdVNWXy1TSW8

"Honestly, truly." desktop wallpaper link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-95BCdrFUlhTUVHMHptQk5aRTA

"Honestly, truly." iPhone wallpaper link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-95BCdrFUlhblhqbkxtY1ZVTWs

"Scam today before today scams you." desktop wallpaper link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-95BCdrFUlhTFdHclJLYl9iajQ
"Scam today before today scams you." iPhone wallpaper link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-95BCdrFUlhTFdHclJLYl9iajQ



Simply iconic. Truly.
Amanda & Ashleigh

Sunday, August 14, 2016

etsy office.

So it is official, we have finally started an Etsy Office for The Welson Wagon! It's a home office, but the space is perfect. Many of the items (as per our custom) were second-hand pieces purchased from Craigslist, estate sales, thrift stores and garage sales. All of our Pinterest dreams are finally coming to fruition! It's great to have a set space to organize, store, and ship out our items as well as a quiet spot to update the Etsy store page and our blog. We love it!
White french doors lead you into the land of The Welson Wagon where our hers and hers vintage cane back chairs and a long simple desk greet you as you enter.
For our wrapping station, we used a gorgeous solid wood buffet table that fit perfectly in the built-in nook. We used command hooks and wood dowels to hang the wrapping paper and ribbon. Our vintage 1920's tri-fold mirror (available on our store!) tied up the space together, along with a basket of mix and match bits of ribbon, and a milk glass tray to display our business cards.
Of course, our office space would not be complete without dedicating an entire wall to our hero Cher. These are vintage Cher records that were framed using record frames purchased from Target.
Since the space held almost no beams, it was near impossible to install wall shelving. So we did the next best thing and sought out some bookshelves to display our beloved treasures. One was a simple white Ikea bookcase that needed some repair, but for $4 it was a steal. We were also able to score a gorgeous wicker shelf from a garage sale.
The last piece we were proud to display was handed down to us from our maternal Great Grandmother who we called "Nana." It is a collection of bits and pieces of vintage costume jewelry she collected and used to form the shape of a Christmas tree (a very popular craft during the 1950's). 

We are still working away on our office, and it is almost guaranteed to be a project that will last us our entire stay in this rental home, but that's what makes it fun! We will be sure to update all of our ongoing changes with the space.

 Snap out of it!
 Amanda & Ashleigh

Monday, May 30, 2016

all about that brass.


This Memorial Day weekend has been a great time for us to dust off our inventory and dig through some old finds, and man did we find a lot of brass. Luckily for us, and for you, brass is making a comeback! Brass accents are a great way to bring that vintage vibe to your home with a touch of class. We love everything brass from figurines, to frames, to candle sticks. We can't seem to get enough!



Here's just a glimpse of the many unique and gorgeous brass pieces we have at over at our estsy shop!


Stay brassy,
Amanda & Ashleigh