barefoot contessa

November 30, 2010 § 1 Comment

look what i just found at costco and am totally elated! I’ve been lusting after this book and have read so many laudatory bloggy blurbs about it! ina garten delivers real, tasty meals with normal ingredients in normal amounts of time and her books always seem to be packed with little nuggets of entertaining and short cut wisdom as well as cute stories about her travels with her husband and how she came up with her dishes.




staying warm

November 24, 2010 § 1 Comment

…with style.

Seeing as how I left mine in a cab last winter, I’ve been in the market for some gloves. If nothing just for football games and letting the dog out in the cold. I’m regretting passing up this pair at Last Call last week. Maybe they’ll have them if I go back….

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{accent chairs+tuesday links}

November 23, 2010 § 1 Comment

I love the windows, the carpet and that table back there too…

modern wingback

There’s my coffee table again. Modern yet still cozy.

ruffles! delicate little chair.

…and some Tuesday links….

Accent chairs + accent pillows Right up my accessorizing over basics alley.

After leaving mine in an NYC cab, I need some gloves. just glovely.

Anthro does warm ears. I’m feeling a cold weather accessory feature…

I never would have thought of this combo. edamame…goat cheese…butternut squash….

You celebrate that winter birthday, sister. No lack of a weekday pool party is getting you down!

You’re cordially invited to the disco dance party we will be having all spring in our empty new house!

How a video game review led to a precious father and special needs son story

art displays

November 22, 2010 § 1 Comment

we recently got back the art from rome and paris that we had framed. i had saved a few ideas and attempted to have them framed and matted so that they would at least look good near each other without them matching. we think they turned out great and can’t wait to put them in our grown up house.

but it’s good to know when it comes to these things that neither the frames, the mats or even the style of art have to match. i think all these look great. and the common trend seems to be put them up in a way that appears casually symmetrical and you’re good to go. that’s my kind of decor.

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November 17, 2010 § 1 Comment


ten points if you can guess what those are in the last pic. (besides, obviously, pretzels)

a barrage of beams

November 13, 2010 § 2 Comments


I’ve been collecting pictures of ceiling beams for a long time and that saved category of decor pics is filling up rapidly. So it’s time to start sharing! I love the rustic, homeyness all these great ceiling beams give to their spaces.

sarah klassen

m.elleshawn hendersontodd yoggy(this is glamorous}

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one of these things…

November 11, 2010 § 1 Comment

While I’m not usually one to rant or air my grievances out loud, much less on the intrawebs, and while the site from which this pic originated as well as the one that reposted it today have both previously been recipients of my praises, I have to get this one out.

Because this is probably the third time I’ve seen this interesting picture appear in the blogisphere and it made me chuckle the first time I saw it. As so painfully posed and unrealistically casual. But since it continues to haunt me, I can’t resist berating it.

Ironically, Apartment Therapy featured it in an article entitled, “Keep Your Home Safe from Soggy Shoes (in a Snap!)”

Hello? A rifle?

Casually reclining in this very non-hunting lease looking family foyer? Did the investment banker just come in from his morning foray through the woods?

Is he trying to kill his kids or perhaps his cat? How about Keep your Home Safe from the accidental misfiring of that rifle and the fingers of curious children and Lock It Away In The Safe Where It Belongs.

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