Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday flowers

Am so happy to see ranunculus back in stock at our local flower shop again. Not only are they a fave because of their deep colors and tightly packed petals, but it means we are one step closer to spring. Design*Sponge had a great post last week with photo after photo of amazing ranunculus arrangements. Click here for the gorgeousness.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Eat me, drink me

This Alice in wonderland themed party from Ritzy Bee is whimsical and fun, but an adult way. I love the use of color and the details from clocks at the place settings down to an upside down salad and teacup beef entree.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Wedding tree

Love this alternative to a traditional guestbook from a California wedding on Green Wedding Shoes. Plus, the "leaf a thumb print" sign lets me know that the bride and groom are having fun, relaxed and not afraid to be a little silly. In additional originality, the bride rocked a really cute, non-traditional, vintage style dress- more photos on the photographers blog.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday flowers

I needed something bright and cheery to end the week! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Recipe- Seared salmon with horseradish

We've enjoyed this salmon on a few occasions already. Its perfect for a weeknight when you are pressed for time. The recipe calls for what seems like a lot of horseradish, but don't worry, the salmon flavor comes through and it is not too spicy at all.

4 Salmon filets (6 oz each), skin removed (you can make this easy for yourself and have the skin removed when you buy your filets)
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup drained prepared horseradish
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 scallions, white and pale green parts only, cut on the bias into 1/4 in thick slices (cut on the bias= cut at angle so the pieces are longer than cutting straight across scallion)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Season both sides of salmon filets with salt and pepper. Spread 1 tablespoon horseradish onto skinned side of filet.
Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over high heat until hot but not smoking. Add salmon, horseradish side up and sear on 1 side, about 2 minutes. Without flipping fish, transfer skillet to oven and bake until salmon has cooked through, about 6 minutes.
Transfer salmon to a platter, flipping fish, and sprinkle with scallions.

Serves 4
*recipe from Martha Dec 2009

A banner year

Our friends and family have had some pretty fun things to celebrate in the last few months of 2009 and I made garland banners for a bunch of them (a birthday, a marathon, a wedding and a baby girl). I used scalloped cardstock, papersource oval labels, a hole punch and some cute ribbon. Voila!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Stop motion save the date

I love a creative save the date, especially set to a great song. This one is to a favorite by Bright Eyes.

*Via Green Wedding Shoes

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Gone fishin'

Notecard set I made as a cheer-up-a-friend present. Nothing cures the blues like fishies and orange polka dots.

If it were warm and sunny out...

I would throw on some frothy tulle and T-P the neighborhood. But don't worry, the 'hood is safe since its a balmy 32 and there are piles of frozen snow everywhere.

*image via Snippet & Ink

Friday, January 8, 2010

Friday flowers

Sarah from Saipua posted this lovely on design*sponge yesterday. My obsession with anemones continues. Bonus points- her post is not only gorgeous but educational.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

New notes

I think this is my new favorite card set that I have made recently. I love the way the lining paper looks so different in each envelope!


I've been looking for a small rug for our office/guestroom and I think this one is pretty fun...
Sorry its been so quiet here! Have been having some internet issues... Looks like we are back up and good to go!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Friday flowers

Looking forward to another year of pretty things, inspiring projects and fabulous flowers!