Thursday, December 22, 2011

All I want for Christmas...

This video is too much. So ridiculous that I kind of love it.

On that note, I'm off for a bit of vacation!  Have a very merry holiday, and I will see you all in the New Year!

Thanks to dear Betsy for sharing.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ryan Gosling Reads Young Adult

If you ask me, this blog is all kinds of weird...  but also kinda hilarious.  For whatever reason, Ryan Gosling Reads Young Adult takes random shots of (that's right) Ryan Gosling and adds text referencing plot lines, quotes, and common stereotypes from Young Adult novels. 

I heard about it from my sister, who is a YA novelist herself.  (She also writes here.)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


I'm struggling with Amazon, thanks to this story by my sister.   I usually try to buy stuff in real live stores... to support community, eliminate environmental costs of shipping, etc. 

And also, I have to ask myself, if I can't find it in New York City, do I really need it?

Monday, December 19, 2011

Holiday cheer

There are a few simple things keeping me very jolly...

 my bedecked mantle

 The Nutcracker on vinyl
 this funny house with wreaths on every window

The holidays are fun!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Have a merry weekend!

I'm  off to Pennsylvania for the weekend to see my niece, Mica, perform in The Nutcracker.  There's not much that can top The Nutcracker, in my book, for spreading holiday cheer! 

painting by Degas

pretty clever

and very useful


Thursday, December 15, 2011

octopus jewelry!

My mother would freak out, because an octopus (or a snake or a frog) is too creepy to wear as jewelry, BUT I just love these pieces.  All things octopus are fine by me!

by digby & iona

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

new shoes

I wish this happened naturally.  I would love it if flowers grew out of my shoes!

Ashish Spring/Summer 2012  via Suicide Blonde

Monday, December 12, 2011

pretty fridge

I know this is silly, but I have a great appreciation for tidy and pretty refrigerators.  

[photos via frolic]

Friday, December 9, 2011

Have a happy weekend!

Tomorrow is my first day off in 10 days, and I am stoked!  It's gonna be awesome.

Have a good one!

[image via littlebrownpen]

Buttered Rosemary Rolls

Yeah, these Buttered Rosemary Rolls look totally bangin'.  I need to find me a cast iron skillet pronto. 

[via the pioneer woman]

Thursday, December 8, 2011


So, sometimes in life you think, "My sister would love it if I randomly sent her a box of macarons in the mail."  So you go buy some at the French bakery down the street. 

On the walk home, you remember that these things are so gosh darn fragile.  They'll never stand a chance against the US Postal Service!
 So, you call your sister, saying "Please please come visit me.  It's fun here.  Plus, I have presents...."
That is when she reminds you that she cannot visit.  She is not even home.  She is on a trip far away.  She'll be gone at least another week. 
 And that, my friends, that is when you joyfully and eagerly gobble them up.  But first, you take pictures.  Because your sister asked you to, and, seeing as she got the really short end of the stick, you oblige her.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

more rain

Everything is so grey outside.  All the color in this photo makes me happy. 

via emmadime

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Wee Willie Winkie Hat

Me oh my!  I am in love with this nightcap.  I need to get better at knitting hats. 

by toast

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Megaphone

Now, this is just the coolest.  A ceramic amplifier for your iPod.  No electricity needed.

It's enormous! 

by en&is via designboom

Friday, December 2, 2011

Have a super weekend!

print by edubarba via Mary Poppins



Much cuter than last time, these outtakes feature my niece Mica.  Her brother, Judah, made an appearance as well.  Aren't they the best?

Oh, and yes, this does mean there's new stuff up in the shop!  Kid's stuff!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cauliflower & Chickpea Stew

This cauliflower and chickpea stew is at the top of my to-do list this weekend.  Yum! 

by Smith & Ratliff
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