Saturday, November 28, 2009

sweet spruce ornaments

These sweet little glass vessels with spruce specimens are from this etsy shop called one gift one world. The bottles also have spruce essential oils that make everything smell good. Nice ornaments for the holiday..don't you think?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

happy thanksgiving

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Lovely table top via you are my fave via 100 layer cake

Thursday, November 19, 2009

p i l ' o

advent calendar (comes with bear)

friend pillow

alphabet pillow

sewing kit in a mason jar

My latest Etsy find: p i l ' o. A wonderful little shop with the most simple, sweet handmade goodies. I have been looking for an advent calendar with pockets for treats for Everett. This shop has the one I was dreaming we will have forever!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

sesame street & stevie wonder

I found this last year and showed to Everett, then 2 years old. He went bananas and so did I. We love the kid dancing on the balcony.

Monday, November 16, 2009

birds on branches

so pretty! makes me want to gather birds.

from hidden in france

Saturday, November 14, 2009

oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

No school for Everett yesterday so we had a pajama day. Perfect day to be home with all the clouds and wind. Also the ideal day to make cookies together. I found this recipe on my favorite food and more blog called the parsley thief. Kate makes the most delicious looking food...her photos are top notch and I love the way she gives you step by step instructions.

Thanks for the inspiration Kate...the cookies are YUMMY!

Here is the recipe:

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Adapted from Bon App├ętit
Makes 7 dozen 2 inch cookies

2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk the flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder & salt in a bowl.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter with both sugars until light & fluffy.
Add the eggs & vanilla & beat to combine.
Add the dry ingredients & beat until just incorporated.
Remove the mixer bowl from the stand, and fold in the chocolate chips.
Scoop the dough out by the tablespoonful & place 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through the cooking time.
Let the cookies cool on a wire rack.

photo by the parsley thief

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

black hall bohemian stairs

This is a great front hallway....I love black painted floors & that runner is fab.

via wide open spaces

Monday, November 9, 2009

our girl

piper will be 4 weeks old's flying by!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

pip-squeak chapeau etc.

Pip-Squeak Chapeau Etc. is a lovely new shop in Brooklyn. Lucky for me there is an online shop as well. I treated myself to the cowl. It is lusciously cozy and warm....check the shop out here.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

lonny magazine

I can't get over the loss of my favorite magazines...Domino, Cookie & Gourmet. Thank Goodness for this....Lonny is a brand new online magazine founded by Domino alumni Michelle Adams and photographer Patrick Cline. It's set up like a mag in that you can turn the pages and it's filled with all the goodness of Domino. Check it out here!

hey and that's Tina's sister Kate on the cover!