Friday, October 30, 2009

Vintage Hankies

What could I do with these?

I have to do something!

Have a tea party and use these as invites a la Grace Bonney's wedding invites?


Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Cold weather and my hands and feet are official enemies. I have Reynaud's. So does my mom. And sister.

This means that my fingers and toes loose circulation and turn white in the cold. And by cold I mean 50˚. It progressively gets worse. My mom's fingers loose circulation in the 60s.

Gloves for us are sacred. I usually double up and layer thin, knit gloves and bulky mittens. This year I want leather gloves. Preferably opera length. I had a perfect pair a couple years ago that I accidentally left in a cab in NY. Oops.

Hopefully I can find something this year.

Vintage ($20.00) Ruffle Gloves ($49.50) Polka Dots $68

Elbow Length Cashmere (€98,00) Zip Leather ($48)

On the Mushroom Hunt

The past two weekends the boy and I went out mushroom hunting in the coast range.

Chanterelles are everywhere!

So far I have made:

Pasta with Tarragon and Chaterelles
Omellette with Chevre and Chanterelles
Winter Vegetable Potpie
Cream of Chanterelle Soup

Up next:

Pizza with Gruyere, Carmelized Shallot and Chanterelles
Chanterelle Eggs Benedict

We might go again this weekend.

On Repeat

Barely even noticing music these days I have been so freakin' busy.

This song makes me perk up a little bit every time it comes through my work mix.

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home

Please notice.

This weekend there was a minor adventure that included trying on JCrew, ankle, toothpick jeans.

Neither myself nor my shopping compatriot were impressed. She might have even gone as far to refer to them as the new "mom jean." I know. Mean! Right?

AND, completely true!

The waist fit was off. They gave us saddle bags in the thighs and knees. Yep, baggy saddle bag knees.

It was in one word, tragic.

At risk of being slightly controversial i'm just going to say, I got a pair at F21 and they are soooo much better.

Do what you like with that information.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Daily Drop Cap

L ove.

In love with the daily drop cap.
I only wish that I had more things to use them on.

Anyone have an article they need styled?

Well done.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Pantsuit please!

Oh Yeah, and another gorgeous engagement session. Blah. Blah. Blah.

But really, back to that Pantsuit.

I think it falls into the realm of make-able.


via: brooklyn bride.

images: jesse leake

Welcome the the Nerderie.

Highlight of my day so far:

Learning my new tablet is scheduled for delivery today.

I can hardly contain myself.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009



White & Fluffy.

I hope it is true. That is pretty good.

And just for fun:

Vegan Marshmallow Recipe

4 teaspoons agar-agar, powder
1 cup cold water
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup arrowroot
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

Soak agar-agar in ½ cup cold water until water is absorbed and powder is saturated.
Combine ½ cup cold water, 1¾ cup granulated sugar and ¾ cup corn syrup in saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and continue cooking and stirring until sugar mixture thickens and forms a strand or ball in cold water. Immediately remove from heat -set aside.
Heat agar over medium heat and stir until dissolves.
Spoon into mixer bowl. Add vanilla extract and with beaters on high speed, slowly pour hot sugar
mixture onto agar-agar. Continue beating on high speed for about 10 minutes, or until mixture
turns white and resembles well-beaten egg whites.
Combine arrowroot and confectioner's sugar in bowl. Generously sprinkle a 9 x9 pan with the mixture and pour agar mixture into pan.
Sprinkle top with more cornstarch and sugar to coat well.
After "marshmallows" firm up, slice into squares and wrap in plastic or serve immediately.

Oh yeah, and a video:

Oh, The Temptation

Image from the marshmallow test

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Dress, Dress

Sometimes working from home is the pits. I try to get up at a reasonable hour, shower and put something respectable on.

Today Portland started to rain. Working from home, alone, under the veil of Oregon greyness takes a special amount of courage and a good playlist.

I would like to wear this dress today. It would be a mood lifter.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Girls in the Windows

Ormond Gigli – Girls in the Windows

via: i have good taste.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Seasame Street + Mad Men

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