Sep 30, 2010

Don't break the chain

My streaks app may be the key to crossing some more stuff off my 101 list.

Sep 29, 2010

Left and leaving


Aftr a recent charcuterie class, a grinder attachment for my kitchenaid is totally on my wishlist.

Sep 28, 2010

Sep 27, 2010


So I took absolutely no pictures but tonight's dinner was SO good. Grilled cheese sandwich made with sharp white cheddar and sauteed mushrooms. A side of cherry tomatoes roasted in balsamic vinegar. And sparkly wine to boot! Delicious.

Sep 25, 2010

The dark

Sep 24, 2010

When people go


My most recent addition to the shoe collection is all kinds of cute and comfortable.  Love them!

Sep 23, 2010

Nothing wrong with that

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao was a good read, but I think I hurt it with too high expectations and that's never a good thing.  It's an utterly unique story about a Dominican nerd who has no luck with women.  The narration is cleverly done.  The story is good.  I think I set my expectations on life-changing though based on all the super extra wonderful reviews out there.  It wasn't, but it was a darn good read. 

Sep 22, 2010

Perfect for autumn

Too adorable!

Pretty ladies

How clever are these wooden pins from Manolojewellery?  I want this one!

Sep 20, 2010



I read Each Little Bird That Sings in a day.  It's a kids book about a girl whose family runs a small town funeral home.  It's sweet and full of funny names and cuteness and a dog named Dismay.  (Best dog name ever!).  It definitely touched me a bit.  I give it a 6.5.

Sep 19, 2010


Want these!  Might be time to practice some sewing skills.  Trying to be less spendy and more makey.

Sep 18, 2010


Rather up my alley, don't you think?

Sep 17, 2010

Monster Town

The little boy next door left this on my door step.  I was thrilled and am hoping to get more.  I'm so lucky to have such cool kids next door.

Sep 16, 2010


Watched This Film is Not Yet Rated last night.  It's a documentary that explains the secretive organization that rates moves (G through NC17).  Good movie!  I give this one a 7.

Seems particularly on target for me lately since I'm reading a banned book.  Censorship sucks.

Sep 15, 2010

Adding to the mix

The garden is stuffed full of spring bulbs...but there's always room for more, right?  I picked out the daffodils.  The boy snapped up the tropical-looking flowers.

Sep 13, 2010


Mushroom Bruschetta
- Hen of the Woods Mushrooms (they look funny but oh so good!)
- Baguette
- Spreadable cheese (I used Alouette garlicky variety)
- Olive oil
- Rosemary

1. Slice up baguette into thin slices.
2. Dip one side into a bowl of olive oil.
3. Smear cheese on olive oil side.
4. Top with mushrooms & rosemary.
5. Broil until melty and toasty.
6. Eat quick before they disappear.

The hen of the woods mushrooms were so good and earthy.  My favorite kind to use on bruschetta - although its hard to go wrong with fresh mushrooms of any sort.  Yum!

(Also admitting this to Tastespotting.  First admission ever and an item on my 101 list.)


Snagged a lovely doormat at Oakland Nursery.  So much more appropriate to our house than a astefully understated mat.


Done!  Finally repainted my hoosier cabinet.  It came in a cream color with upgly orange flower decals on each cupboard door.  I prefer it in pale peach with no decals!

Sep 12, 2010

Can't stop

Love it - every time I hear it on the radio even though they are playing it all the time.

Sep 11, 2010


Absolutely love these lace necklaces.

Sep 10, 2010


Love her song "Graveyard" too.

Sep 7, 2010

Blue and leather

There's something very perfect about these earrings.

Sep 6, 2010

Short trip home

I'm a sucker for pretty violin music.

Sep 5, 2010

Salty and sweet

FYI - I made these pretzel cookies twice over the last month.  They are seriously good.

Sep 4, 2010

Seems right

Zoe Ingram's work just feels right to me.  Love the colors of her florals.  I'd like one of each please.

Sep 3, 2010

Been gone

Back now.  Decided I missed sharing things with the great beyond.  I stopped posting for reasons that seem insignificant to me now. 

Heard Matt Andersen on Vinyl Cafe last night and love his voice: