Wednesday, December 30, 2009

at laduree

Well, a girl can dream, can't she?

Saturday, December 26, 2009


Christmas evening was spent making lussekatter (Swedish saffron buns). They didn't turn out as delicious as expected but still fun to make.

Crushing the saffron with a poor man's mortar and pestle (yep, that's a wine corker):

Warm butter and milk:

Mix with yeast:

Add other fun ingredients:

Stir until all doughy:

Let rise, then punch:

Roll into s-shaped buns and let rise again:

Right outta the oven:


My inspiration (haha):

Friday, December 25, 2009

merry christmas

New year... new start?

Monday, October 19, 2009


So I might have lied about blogging again. Just not in the mood, but not giving up just yet.

Photo via FFFFOUND!

Saturday, October 10, 2009


It's been a few years since this movie came out, but I just got around to seeing it recently. It's quite interesting and has such beautiful imagery.

This photo is one of my favorites from Diane Arbus -- Lady Bartender at Home with Souvenir Dog.

x is where the heart is

I'm ready to get my posts going again; I've found a new job so I feel less guilty about tending to the blog. And after spending so much time at home this last month, I really want to find ways to make the house a little more "me" and less of the "no use unpacking" feel. These two spaces are very inspirational for what I'm wanting to achieve.

Photos via Anthropologie and Marais USA

Sunday, September 27, 2009

this looks like fun

Yes, it's been awhile... and I haven't got much to add since last we spoke. Just keep yourself busy with this activity book from Veer. I'm not a graphic designer so some of the designer-y stuff I had to skip over, but there's lots of other brainteasers for all.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

it will be okay

Wow, it's here. My last day of work is tomorrow and I am extremely excited, but very, very terrified.

Photo via FFFFOUND!

Friday, August 21, 2009

cutting a rug

Srsly, just when I thought I couldn't love 500 Days of Summer or Zooey or Joseph any more, this comes along.


Get it before it goes... (again). Urban Outfitters has teamed up with the Impossible Project--who purchased a Polaroid factory and equipment after closing instant film production--to bring us a special edition kit. Find a UO store near you to purchase and keep instant film photography alive.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

the current state of my hair

Growing out your hair is really difficult. Like really, really difficult. Right now I'm not so proud to say I've reached the Florence Henderson circa Brady Bunch stage in growth. My current method to stop the weirdness is pinning all my little sprouters into a mess in the back of my head. I suppose I'm going for the sexy, undone look, but I really don't know if it's working that way. What I would really like to do is this pin-up look I found in some wedding photos. I would even consider throwing the fabric flower or other embellishments into the mix.

some hipster photography and julia

First, I am completely intrigued with the photography of Megan McIsaac -- Flickr stream here and photo blog here.

Second, I am completely in girl-love with this Julia character, who is in a few of Megan's photos.

Friday, August 14, 2009

mad men illustrated

Sunday is going to be a wonderful day... Mad Men returns! In celebration, check out the Mad Men Illustrated series by Dyna Moe and have yourself a new desktop wallpaper or iPhone background.

Monday, July 20, 2009

ever wondered... to get shot by The Sartorialist? Check out the funny illustration above (please click for larger pic).

Via Ms. Muse

Friday, July 17, 2009

biker jacket part II

Wait! Do I love this tan one better? Also on sale, but "currently unavailable." Whew.

biker jacket

I'm gonna have to say I LOVE this leather jacket... and it's on sale!

curio confections

Um, why have I not gone to Curio Confections yet?!? It's finally on my weekend list and I'm sure I won't be let down. Oh, and they have beer and wine too!

Photo via Not Martha {check it out!}

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Yeah, I don't know either.

Photo via FFFFOUND!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


This I have been doing lately.

Monday, July 6, 2009

new toy

Right after work today, I'm going to pick up a new toy--a Polaroid 103 Land Camera. The seller doesn't have any idea if it works so I have my fingers crossed. If it does, next step will be finding film for this bad boy. If it doesn't, it will look cool on a bookshelf.

Photo via artistofmimicry's Flickr

back from holiday

Too bad this photo was taken on my phone. You can't see that the four water skiers are holding American flags. It was quite cute.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009


True, Palm Springs may be a tad too hot this time of year. How about Calistoga? I like hot springs, and mud baths, and wine, and bubbly water.

street style... florence

I adore this girl's look from The Sartorialist. Love the dress and the photo.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


These rare photos of Audrey Hepburn are simply gorgeous - taken by Hollywood photographer Bob Willoughby.

Friday, June 19, 2009

palm springs

You know what would be fun? Taking a weekend trip to Palm Springs.

because it's midnight...

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Love the designs of Benjamin Hubert. May I please have one of these "yumbrella" ceramic fruit bowls?