Thursday, March 31, 2011

marcel the shell

Another funny one for you.
So, so silly.
Watch it full screen.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

sweet ballerina

So sweet and hilarious....via a cup of jo.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

bedroom for two

Suzy spotted this
Nice room for two to share.

Monday, March 28, 2011


Yes I just bought these  
You may think ugly but I say
They are so comfy and a great alternative to the old clog.
Saw them on momfilter,
a very cool mom blog
by Pilar Guzman & Yolanda Edwards
the founding editors of my old favorite, 
now defunct, COOKIE magazine. 
I love everything they are loving.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

whole wheat sablés with cacao nibs

I saw a recipe for 
Whole Wheat Sablés with Cacao Nibs 
over at Orangette.
I decided that yesterday was the day 
to bake a batch since
it was snowing and it stuck to the ground
which was  
hard to wrap my head around
since it was the first full day of spring.
Everett was game to help me bake
so we did...
Buttery, shortbready goodness.
Yummy cookies that just get better with time
says Molly the creator of Orangette 
and author of A Homemade Life.
 I did have to roast the raw cocoa nibs 
which I finally found at
Whole Foods.  
I roasted the nibs for about 6 minutes.

Here is the recipe via Orangette:

Whole Wheat Sablés with Cacao Nibs
From Alice Medrich’s Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies

2 cups (9 oz.) whole wheat pastry flour, OR 1 cup (4.5 oz.) all-purpose flour plus 1 scant cup (4 oz.) whole wheat flour
14 Tbsp. (1 ¾ sticks) unsalted butter, softened
½ cup (3 ½ oz.) sugar
¼ tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup (about 1 ¼ oz.) roasted cacao nibs

If using the two flours, combine them in a bowl, and mix with a whisk or fork.

In a medium bowl, with a large spoon or an electric mixer, beat the butter with the sugar, salt, and vanilla until smooth and creamy but not fluffy, about 1 minute (with the mixer). Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula, and add the nibs. Beat briefly to incorporate. Add the flour, and mix until just incorporated. Scrap the dough into a mass and, if necessary, knead it a little with your hands to make sure that the flour is completely incorporated. Form the dough into a 12-by-2-inch log. Wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.

Set racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven, and preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Use a sharp knife to cut the cold dough log into ¼-inch-thick slices. Place the cookies at least 1 ½ inches apart on the prepared sheet pans.

Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until the cookies are light golden brown at the edges, rotating the pans from top to bottom and front to back halfway through the baking time. Cool the cookies for a minute on the pans, then transfer them (with or without their parchment) to a rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.

These cookies are good on the first day, but they’re best with a little age, after at least a day or two. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a month.

Yield: about 48 cookies

Monday, March 21, 2011


Everett makes me cafe au laits with pictures.
A duck and a leaf.

Everett jumps off front porch and hits his head on slate.
Three hours and 6 staples later at Norwalk Hospital Emergency Room.

 Very cool exhibits at The Aldrich Museum.

 Lovely walk on the most beautiful day.

Tire swinging with Toby.

Have not had time to post due to our staycation.
One more week of staycation.
Will keep you posted.

Oh and I booked an Outstanding in the Field evening
at the Brooklyn Grange Farm... a rooftop farm.
Tickets went on sale yesterday.
I can hardly wait for August!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

kiss my spatula

I am needing some food inspiration. 
I am getting a little tired of the recipes in my repertoire. 
I am so happy to have found  KISS MY SPATULA.  
It's a fab food blog I stumbled upon via SIMPLE SONG.
I will make dippy eggs for us tomorrow morning.  Yum.

the recipe will be bigger once you drag to your desktop :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011


A new book of interiors called 
is hot off the press!
It's a good one by Christiane Lemieux, 
the creator of Dwell Studio.
You may have seen her line of bedding at Target.
Her style is simple, colorful and fun.
This book is unpretentious
and full of great ideas.
Check it out here.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

icing on the next cake

Next time I make a cake,
I will ice just the middle and top and not sides.
Pretty and yum.
photo from here.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

come and draw

This table takes my breath away! 
Paper Scissors Oranges would have had 10 of these!
So brilliant and it SPINS!!!
I found this on bloesem kids.
It's a swedish designer called Tiang Tian.
Not sure how one gets hands on one.
I will let you know the minute I know!

Friday, March 4, 2011

curl up

Hope you can curl up and relax this weekend.
This spot would be perfect.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

eileen fisher

 Cozy sweater.  Cozy scarf.
Want?  Here.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

we made grace's top 100!

Grace over at design*sponge has put together 
a list of her all time favorite sneek peaks.
 Our bedroom is one of them!  
She has posted all the photos on facebook.