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.
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!
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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