the goods: new music for february

photo via Tektonikk on Flickr
photo via Tektonikk on Flickr

Music has the amazing ability to transport me to a time and a place.  I still remember what I was wearing when Milli Vanilli first told me toBlame It On The Rain,  the moment that Purple Rain narrated a hard breakup and when Justin taught me that I could bring Sexy Back.  Songs have always provided a soundtrack to my life through love, loss, sadness, happiness, laughter, tears and more.  A few years ago, I started making monthly music mixes so that I could track what I was listening to and if I felt like it, travel back in time for a few hours by playing one of them.

I noticed a pattern this year, January is pretty much the same mix as everything I was listening to in November and December (minus the holiday music).  And come February, I more or less have no interest in listening to any of those songs ever again.   Which results in spectacular mixes in February with brand spanking new music.   Since it’s so hard to find new music, I thought I would share this mix with you.

Here it is: Modern Dry Goods February 2013 Mix

What about you, do you have any other suggestions?

Happy Monday,

Katie

make: halloween caramel corn

As a kid, the weeks leading up to Halloween were always filled with two flavors: Candy Corn and Caramel Corn. With Halloween only a little over a week away, I have been craving both so this weekend I went crazy and threw them all together. And added peanuts because I also was introduced to the genius pairing of candy corn and salted peanuts this weekend. Mind blowing and totally changes the flavor of the candy corn. If you haven’t tried it, try a few handfuls of each while you are making this. This is my mother’s recipe for Caramel Corn, in my very biased opinion it is the best and easiest way to make this treat.

Halloween Caramel Corn
Ingredients

+ Vegetable Oil
+ 1 /4 cup popcorn kernel
+ 1 cup light brown sugar
+ 1/4 cup light corn syrup
+ 1 pinch of sea salt
+ 1/3 cup unsalted butter
+ 1 tsp baking soda
+ One 11 oz. bag of candy corn
+ 2 cups salted boiled peanuts

Start by popping the popcorn. I prefer to do this in a pan on the stove so use a large sauce pan/stock pot, add enough vegetable oil to coat the bottom of the pan (approximately 1 tablespoon) and place 3 kernels of popcorn into the pan. When the three kernels pop, add 1/4 cup of popcorn. Shake the pan every 30 or so seconds until the popcorn has stopped popping. Remove to cookie sheet or bowl. This should make approximately 6 cups of popped-popcorn.
Next, make the caramel. In a medium sauce pan add butter, sugar, corn syrup, and salt to pan and stir until melted. Bring it to a boil and remove from heat. Add baking soda and stir–it will foam up a bit. Throw in popcorn and mix until the popcorn is fully coated. Add an entire bag of candy corn and 2 cups of peanuts and stir until mixed. You can either wait five minutes and then form the mix into balls or spread it out onto a parchment lined cookie sheet to cool.
Enjoy!
xo
kw
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the goods: October iPhone Wallpaper

Katie and I took a bit of a hiatus from blogging, but we’re happy to say we’re back and have some great projects to share in the upcoming weeks. Fall is finally here, the Texas State Fair started this past weekend, and the temperature is finally cooling down. Cheers! xo Kristi

To download the files from a desktop, right click (control click on a mac) the selected image and choose save as. To download the files on your phone, open moderndrygoods.com in your browser (safari on an iPhone) click on the image you would like to download.  When the page with only that image opens, hold your finger on the image until the “Save Image” menu pops up and then save.  Transfer the image to your phone and visit settings/wallpaper to select the file.  Email us at moderndrygoods@gmail.com if you have any issues, we would be happy to help you!

the goods: July iPhone Wallpaper

iPhone wallpaper for July is below! Hope all of you had a fun, festive 4th of July with family and friends. Cheers, Kristi

 

To download the files from a desktop, right click (control click on a mac) the selected image and choose save as. To download the files on your phone, open moderndrygoods.com in your browser (safari on an iPhone) click on the image you would like to download.  When the page with only that image opens, hold your finger on the image until the “Save Image” menu pops up and then save.  Transfer the image to your phone and visit settings/wallpaper to select the file.  Email us at moderndrygoods@gmail.com if you have any issues, we would be happy to help you!

the goods: fifteen years

Kristi and I met fifteen years ago when we were both counselors at a camp in the mountains north of Santa Fe. Surprisingly, neither of us were “art” counselors. From what I remember, we met on the first day and quickly became friends. We coordinated our day off so that we had it on the same day and would spend our time traipsing around Santa Fe, eating at the Shed and the Cowgirl Cafe, having breakfast Blizzards from Dairy Queen and taking one ridiculous road trip to Denver to see an Indigo Girls concert.

babyfaces in the summer of 1997

It is so hard for me to believe that that much time has passed and that Kristi and I have managed to maintain a friendship despite the fact that since the summer of 1997, we have never lived in the same town.

kristi and i back in june of 2011 (back when I was blonde)

We also recently celebrated our six months anniversary here at modern dry goods. I know we’ve been posting less frequently lately and we have no excuse except for the fact that it is summer time. It’s just so hard to sit inside and sew when its 80 and sunny until 9pm everyday. But don’t worry, we are working on it and have plenty of good projects to come in the next few weeks. Stay tuned.

xo

Katie

stitch: Quilt Sneak Peek

A slew of my friends are having babies this summer, so I’ve been a busy bee on the weekends making various baby blankets. I haven’t had a chance to properly photograph the current quilt that I just completed, but wanted to post a snap shot. I am absolutely loving the pattern and color combo. It’s the perfect quilt for a summer picnic in the park, right?!  Cheers! xo Kristi

the goods: June iPhone Wallpaper

Below are some fun new wallpaper sayings to celebrate the start of Summer. Enjoy! xo Kristi

To download the files from a desktop, right click (control click on a mac) the selected image and choose save as. To download the files on your phone, open moderndrygoods.com in your browser (safari on an iPhone) click on the image you would like to download.  When the page with only that image opens, hold your finger on the image until the “Save Image” menu pops up and then save.  Transfer the image to your phone and visit settings/wallpaper to select the file.  Email us at moderndrygoods@gmail.com if you have any issues, we would be happy to help you!