Monday, July 26, 2010


Fair warning, posting will likely be light this week. I made it to Boston and am seeing all the historical sites, I am loving it! Tomorrow I am off to Salem.

Friday, July 23, 2010


via nesting place
My husband was given a small frame with buttons from his great-grandmother's collection sewn to it (it looks way cooler than it sounds). It needs a setting like this. The silhouette above the mirror? Perfection.

pots and pans

via house beautiful
Hanging pots and pans, a do or a don't?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

baby grand

I was talking about pianos with a friend last week. She is a real pianist, the kind who accompanied all our school choirs growing up. Naturally she would like a real piano to utilize her real skills, a baby grand. I teasingly told her she should get a white one like John Lennon which started a conversation on different colors of baby grands. She would like a natural wood one. The idea grew has been growing on me and this picture from Martha Stewart (ironic that the friend I was talking to is also named Martha) sealed the deal. For myself I would like an upright piano.

P.S. I bought myself some TOMS last night. I decided to go with stripes, they looked better. I am wearing them at work to break them in, so far so good!

the winner

according to random is lucky number 6, Parker! Please send your name and address to Thanks to all who entered!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

walking shoes

I am in need of some good walking shoes for Boston. I am intrigued by the TOMS shoes.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

800th post and a giveaway!

I love this style of vanity, with some bright towels and a bigger basket it would be perfect.

The idea of a raised bathroom sink intrigues me. I can't think of one that I have seen in person but the ones I have seen online have stirred my interest.

And to the giveaway....
We have a giveaway courtesy of the lovely vanity store Just Vanities. Enter to win a $40 gift certificate which can be redeemed at any of the 200+ CSN stores.

To enter leave a comment on this post. You can get a bonus entry by becoming a follower of Paperwhite. The winner will be announced on Wednesday July 21st. Good luck!

children's art

When I saw this picture I immediately thought of my sister. Her daughter LOVES to draw and she is getting quite good. This would be a perfect way to showcase and keep her art.


I love this model's hairdo, it reminds me of a late Victorian hairstyle.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

watch locket

I used one of my husband's old watches to try my hand at this new "wear men's watches" trend. After one night of wearing it I am not sure that the new trend and I gel.

So I went on Etsy and found an awesome Victorian-esque pocket watch necklace.

I can't wait for it to get here.

photos via atlantic-pacific and love spell jewels

flourless chocolate cake

via Bakerella
My husband's birthday is on Friday and on Sunday we are going to have a dinner to celebrate. For his cake he requested the usual chocolate. This year I am going to try Bakerella's flourless chocolate cake. I think I might bake two and invite friends over for the party, I am excited.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


photo via timeless gourmet
I started thinking about calzones yesterday, I don't know if I have ever had one before but I love the concept- homemade pizza pockets. I was getting ricotta to make this pasta recipe (which was delicious, next time I might double the ricotta though) and I decided to get a larger carton of ricotta to make calzones (according to wikipedia ricotta is traditionally used in them).

I found this Emeril calzone recipe (I will probably substitute chicken for the sausage) and this buffalo chicken recipe and I think I might try to make up a Mexican pizza calzone as well. I love how you can cater calzones and pizza to what you have on hand.


I was browsing houses online today I saw this bathroom, the bathtub looks amazing.

Monday, July 12, 2010


In two weeks I am headed to Boston. I have only ever had a brief stop over in Boston, I am very excited to spend some quality time there. I will be seeing most of the big historical sites with my class but I have several afternoons and evenings to myself. I have been doing some research to find some good restaurants and sites to see but I am overwhelmed by the amount of information available. The only extra-curricular site I know I want to visit is Harvard. Any recommendations for restaurants and sites to visit?

Friday, July 9, 2010

high backed couch

via greige
I love the look of this high backed couch and chair.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

summer pasta

This pasta recipe from Real Simple was highly recommended to me yesterday. I am excited to try it this weekend. Tonight we will be polishing off chicken shish kabobs basted with a peanut satay sauce. Yum.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

ad pools

I love this indoor lap pool.

To have a yard that looks like this-that would be a dream come true.

via architectural digest

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

cabins on my mind

I have had cabins on my mind since last week, can you tell? Here are some interiors I like for cabin spaces.

I don't really understand how they made the birch wall but I love the look of it.

As I recall my brother and mother are very pro log cabin, so exposed logs could be a good option for us.

I don't like real animal heads, they creep me out. This picture made me reconsider obviously fake animal heads.

The bed is what caught my eye in this picture.

via house beautiful

weekend purchases

I made an Ikea trip yesterday and came out with these two purchases.

A decorative pillow for my bed.

A new rug to go on my new faux wood flooring. Pictures to come...

via Ikea

Thursday, July 1, 2010

fourth of july bbq

We will be BBQing this weekend with friends. Today I decided on these chicken burgers. For the group dish a salad or corn salsa?
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