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Future Hopes & Dreams

Things that I would like to do, places I'd like to live, businesses I'd like to open, options I'd like to have in my house, visions I'd like to see, activities to make my children do, etc.


Future Hopes & Dreams

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The Smoking Oven

  • Leah Robison Doty
    Leah Robison Doty

    We actually had a Julia child's appreciation dinner last weekend. Tim and Bryce made some delicious scallops. Very impressive.

According to mrobincakes.com, "entremet" is "a European style dessert cake also known as a torte. It is made with sponge cake, layered with a variety of creams, custards, and mousses. Entremets are made with close attention paid to the layering of texture and flavor, making these desserts as delightful to look at as they are delicious." The cake pictured here uses a jaconde, which is a decorative exterior sponge cake wrapped around the layers of mousse and cake and such. Therefore, the aesthetic of the cake are painted right on and baked into the exterior sponge. Scroll about halfway down this post to see the interior of one of these cakes, which doubles as a bisection of my soul. www.thecakeblog.c...

  • Andrea Schweikhard Robison
    Andrea Schweikhard Robison

    I am prepared to make the sacrifice of subsequent eating of cake...

  • Katie Campbell
    Katie Campbell

    I thought that one might suit you! And, yes, I think we could. But we are going to have to devote a LOT of time to baking/decorating practice, and subsequent eating of cake. Are you prepared to make such a sacrifice?? We may also need to take a class or two...

  • Leah Robison Doty
    Leah Robison Doty

    wow. that is insane. I LOVE the grey and yellow one on the blog. Do you think we could ever possibly make something like this?? It looks sooo hard.

cakes make wonderful decorations :)

  • Katie Campbell
    Katie Campbell

    Wow, they truly do. This pin has gotten me in hot pursuit of dream-bakery ideas this morning (I'm sure my boss will want to thank you for that...). An idea is brewing...new pin coming soon to this board...

My current day dream involves spending my days making homemade limoncello (preferably from lemons off my own trees) and experimenting with variations thereon (grapefruit, orange, hints of basil or thyme, etc). I would have limoncello cocktails most evenings, spend nights making up new desserts in which to use the limoncello I couldn't drink, and be known for giving attractively packaged bottles of my famous homemade brew as a gift for all occasions.

  • Katie Campbell
    Katie Campbell

    Also, it going without saying that a critical element of the successful rendering of this dream is the presence of one Andrea Schweikhard Robison and one Leah Robison Doty to drink the evening cocktail with me

Remember our plans to start a bakery? Perhaps it can be part of Andrea's beauty parlor...

  • Leah Robison Doty
    Leah Robison Doty

    Yes, this is some famous place in Paris named the Laduree Patisserie...

  • Katie Campbell
    Katie Campbell

    I think about it every day. Honestly. And this is a lovely example! The lamps even have "L"s on them! I think this would be an ideal adjunct to the beauty parlor! After getting my hair done, I always feel in the mood to have a treat - makes for a whole day of happiness, fitting nicely with Andrea's vision!

I went to a horse show yesterday. Really cool. I am further convinced that I want to adopt a rescue horse. They are just as in tuned with humans as dogs, just in different ways. However, this dream will require a much larger back-yard than Far West Blvd could offer.

  • Leah Robison Doty
    Leah Robison Doty

    so my Mom is going to take riding lessons, I think I might participate along with her. Horses are such kind creatures. Horse therapy+Children's Ranch+Fredricksburg winery+foundation=that would be fun!

wow, this is quite a beach home.

  • Katie Campbell
    Katie Campbell

    7 bed, 6 bath, swimming pool AND fireplace? Plus this weird Escher-esque facade? We should really get something like this...

Rainbow beach cottages...Of course I'm partial to the yellow one.

  • Andrea Schweikhard Robison
    Andrea Schweikhard Robison

    I feel like Aaron might be partial to the green one. Still not too far of a walk to borrow an egg, though.

  • Katie Campbell
    Katie Campbell

    love these. and love the location - crystal coast sounds v magical.

Hippo balloon at Macy's Parade, circa 1940. Dream Thanksgiving!

  • Leah Robison Doty
    Leah Robison Doty

    hah I don't know if I do or not. Either way I am very glad that you like it. It's a much better Thanksgiving tradition than football. yuck. And this isn't just a typical "girls hate football comment." I just seriously hate football.

  • Andrea Schweikhard Robison
    Andrea Schweikhard Robison

    This is wonderful! This is so perfect, because literally, yesterday morning this came up with Aaron over coffee (or Fika). I have watched this parade every year and somewhat forced this tradition on the Robisons (do you remember this, Leah?) for my first Thanksgiving with them.

Disneyworld! With Katie Campbell, because she has STILL never been, and with future spawn of the Robison-Doty clan.

  • Leah Robison Doty
    Leah Robison Doty

    ha I would like to see that. I'm sure mini K. Campbell was very cute.

  • Katie Campbell
    Katie Campbell

    Funny you picked this picture, as there is an extant picture of Cinderella with a one year old K. Campbell from DisneyLand. I remain, as ever, desperate to fulfill the Disneyworld dream, esp as part of a Jack entourage!

  • Leah Robison Doty
    Leah Robison Doty

    Yes! This would (slash that) WILL be so much fun. I cannot wait. Just need some more spawn. Though I will be more that willing to be part of an entourage devoted to only Jack.

Far West neighborhood in Austin. HEB in walking distance. Elementary school and middle school in walking distance. Hilly, tree-y, with real deer that walk around. Starbuck's in walking distance. Three homes for sale right now! Who will live here with us? I will need to borrow some sugar.

  • Sara Collins Norman
    Sara Collins Norman

    I will! In 3 years...

I would like to open the Best Hair Salon ever. Think olden days when women spent half a day at the salon and knew everybody and caught up on all the gossip. It would be that, but it'd be comfy, and you could watch chick flicks and have wine, beer, champagne or just koolaid. Super vintage. Best place to get your hair done, too. Maybe we will sell handmade scarves and hats made from the wool of our own sheep. I don't know about that last part, but I don't want to rule anything out.

  • addison
    addison

    do it!

  • Emily Molina
    Emily Molina

    Go for it...a modern but yet total comfort relaxation beauty shop lounge!!!

  • Jenny Lucas
    Jenny Lucas

    Love this idea! I'm a stylist and I am so sick of ultra modern and ultra cold salons. Salons used to be a place of community and comfort. I work out of my home, and my clients love the atmosphere, they say it is their time to really relax. Go for it!

  • Lyda Gould
    Lyda Gould

    Love your idea, go for it, especially that last part. :D

  • Cherie Williams
    Cherie Williams

    Your description just made me smile and I want to go there! =)\

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