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Behind the Homepage: Easy Pour Over

A pour over is one of our favorite ways to make coffee because this method always produces the best tasting cup! Our new mug & pour over sets make brewing a perfect cup of coffee totally easy and allow you brew a single serving from home or at the office – it's not just a coffee shop thing anymore!

The video features some of our favorite new home goods including our White Cloud Mug, White Cloud Pour Over, Starry Night Mug, Starry Night Pitcher (shown as a vase), Batik Coffee Scoop, Houseplants Tea Towel, and Ceramic Planter (shown as a coffee ground cellar). Shop the Look!

Video by Matthew Sampson (@mattdsampson, mattdsampson.com)

Cheers! 

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The Best of Summer

This summer has us feeling both grateful and totally inspired. We've had opportunities to collaborate with a handful of very creative women, including the succulent-whisperer, Angelique, of Fairy Blooms who provided us with succies to create this succulent fairy. Vicki created this summery wonder using farm fresh bouquets from the new Venice, CA-based flower company The Bouqs. Plus, we couldn't be more excited to be working with the shampoo company for curly girls, Deva Curl! Most recently they adorned their event spaces for their "Froday" festivals in LA and New York with larger than life prints of our "big-haired" flower girls! 

Sister Golden was featured around the web from Mashable to PopSugar, Bored Panda, the Gardenista, and Buzzfeed Japan. You can also find our photos shared on Instagram by inspirational accounts with a million+ followers like @designmilk, @realsimple, @betterhomesandgardens, @dibujoses, @artfido, and many more.

New flower prints were added to the shop including this Frida and Audrey Hepburn. We also welcomed a new Portland-based artist, Katie Mudd, to the shop with these amazing mugs made exclusively for us (matching pitchers coming soon). Customer favorites like our boob pots and african baskets are back in stock too. 

Summer really has been sweet, spending a few (plus a few more) days in our favorite place, Door County, WI, where Vicki spends time in her garden and I spend time paddle boarding on the lake. 

Find us on Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat (sister_golden). Leave us a comment and let us know what you've been up to!

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Behind the Homepage: Toast 2 Ways

My brother (V's son) recently got on a sourdough bread kick and attempted to make his very first classic French boule with ancient, sprouted, fermented grains and wild yeast – he truly went all out. While I didn't get to try a slice of his surprisingly successful (and gorgeous) rookie loaf because he scarfed it down in a little less than 2 days, I was inspired to try a few "fancy" toast recipes in preparation for his next go at it. I chose to make a ricotta, berry version and a bleu cheese, pear version!

Both combos are a bit savory and a bit sweet. I want to know which "toast team" you're on – ricotta or bleu?!

Honey-Lemon Ricotta Toast with Berries and Pistachios (inspiration here)

Ingredients:
2 slices of sourdough (or any type of bread)
1/4-1/2 cup ricotta (I used full fat)
1/2 fresh lemon, juiced
1/2 tablespoon honey
Berries (I used black berries)
heavy sprinkling of coarsely chopped pistachios
1 teaspoon lemon zest

To Do:
Toast bread (I buttered mine and toasted in oven). While bread is toasting, whip together ricotta, lemon juice and honey until smooth and creamy. Spread ricotta moisture evenly over each piece of toast, then top with berries. Sprinkle each piece with pistachio pieces and lemon zest. I also drizzled honey over the top of mine ('cuz why not). Serves 2.

Bleu Cheese Toast with Warm Pears and Honey (inspiration here)

Ingredients:
2 slices of sourdough (or any type of bread)
Bleu cheese of your choice
1 pear, sliced
Honey to drizzle
Heavy sprinkling of coarsely chopped walnuts

To Do:
Toast bread lightly (I buttered mine and toasted in oven). Layer toast generously with blue cheese and top with a layer of sliced pear. Toast again until cheese is fully melted. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts and drizzle with honey. Serves 2.

Enjoy!

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BEHIND THE HOMEPAGE: EASY ACAI BOWLS

I was quick to hop on the acai bowl train as soon as I moved to San Diego. If you're not hip to this superfood breakfast trend (have they hit Chicago yet?), it's essentially frozen acai berry puree blended with some type of milk or apple juice until it reaches a gelato-type texture, topped with different combinations of fruit, granola and honey. I've had bad ones and good ones, and ones that make me think "I spent $8 on that", but have found a few specific bowls that are worth going back to almost every Saturday morning. No matter how good and fresh-fruit-packed these special ones are, I can't help but wonder if I could make the same thing at home. So, I finally tried it, and it was easier than I thought!

 

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BEHIND THE HOMEPAGE: BLUEBERRY LEMON MUFFINS

Anyone else have a two-plus-coffee-a-day routine? I'll admit to sneaking in an iced something right around 3pm more often than not, and that caffeine ritual isn't something I'm about to give up. Instead of a big chocolate chunk cookie to accompany my midday cup, though, I'm all about these coconut flour blueberry lemon muffins with a nut crumble! V whips these up around any holiday for breakfast and they're always a big hit. I love them any time of the day!

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