Monday, November 29, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Yes, please!

Fries in a cone. please.

DeCesare design

I took a closer look the design group that did the studio I posted yesterday and thought I would post some of my favorite rooms from their portfolio. The copper bathtub got me, as did the pendants in that kitchen and the chandelier over the built in bed. All three photos from different homes. DeCesare design group.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Happy weekend things

My good friend Maxine baked her daughter a kitty birthday cake. Happy 1st birthday to Delphine!!

New furry boots for me! They are the only thing getting me excited for the coming chilly weather.

Butternut squash soup. Its my new fave cuddle-up-with-a-bowl-of-soup meal. I used the following receipe from food network and added a shallot to the onion sauteeing, 3 or 4 leaves of chopped sage and 1/4 tsp cumin at the end for a little bit more spice. stir.


1 (2 to 3 pound) butternut squash, peeled and seeded

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 medium onion, chopped

6 cups chicken stock


Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Cut squash into 1-inch chunks. In large pot melt butter. Add onion (and shallot) and cook until translucent, about 8 minutes. Add squash and stock. Bring to a simmer and cook until squash is tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove squash chunks with slotted spoon and place in a blender and puree. Return blended squash to pot. Stir and season with sage, cumin, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Serves 6.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Next project- whitewashed brick

We have an exposed brick fireplace that is screaming for whitewash like the walls in this photo. Such a nice muted look, really toning down the color of the bricks. Am going to try the instructions on frugal farmhouse via apartment therapy.

Friday, November 5, 2010


Am celebrating the coming weekend with some flower arranging and quiche baking this morning!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Horse farm wedding shoot

Love this wedding shoot on 100 layer cake. Rustic, romantic, and understated. I especially like the maple wood paper goods and table made with hay bales!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

tiny dancer

She is the little ballerina who twirled around in my pink musical jewelry box, only with fabulous eyelashes and slightly scary makeup. Photographer David Eustace via the anthropologist.

Monday, November 1, 2010