Friday, February 10, 2012


It's been a year, and now it's complete.

Thank you for reading. It's been wonderful sharing.

Much love,

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Worst Babysitter Ever

I've been laughing at this the entire month. Why haven't I shared this?


Happy Friday!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wednesday Wisdom

Just a little reminder...

(i love this)

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Swoon Worthy Nail Trends For Spring

I'm one of those. I'm one of those who get a manicure every Saturday. I love it. I love looking down and seeing that splash of color. I love these new trends!

"2012 is all about the color green," says Essie founder Essie Weingarten. "There’s something really special about it, so you’re going to see a lot of it."

"The glitter craze is continuing, but will be transforming into new variations — the latest versions are 3D holographics, but shiny shimmers still continue to rule," says celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann.

"This isn’t old-school, '80s neon," says Butter London creative director Nonie Creme. "It's a grown-up, modern interpretation"

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Cinnamon Sugar Chips and Raspberry Yogurt Dip

I love the simplicity of this.

Hint of waiting for springtime.

Cinnamon Sugar Chips
10 (6 inch) high quality flour tortillas
1 cup sugar
1-2 tablespoons cinnamon (depending on how cinnamon-y you want it. I used the full 2 tablespoons)
Butter-flavored cooking spray

Raspberry Yogurt Dip
1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt (Greek yogurt would work as well)
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 tablespoon raspberry preserves
Fresh raspberries, optional

Find full recipe here.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Successful Saturday

It was a blur of red everywhere I went this Saturday.

I'm not the biggest fan of Valentine's Day, but any holiday that embraces love, chocolate, and flowers can't be that bad.

Time Out New York will help you plan your special night.

While walking down the Valentines isle at CVS I couldn't help but get lost in the memory of Valentines past.

I almost didn't do it. But, totally in love with this OPI green nail polish - Don't Mess With OPI.

Friday, February 3, 2012

New Year 2.0

January is over, now its time to reset the new year and look ahead once again! New Year 2.0 :)

Have a lovely weekend.

{photo via libraryporn}

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wednesday Wisdom

Just a little reminder...

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How to Throw a Proper Pity Party

I love this.



1. Alcohol. Whatever floats your boat.
2. Lounging gear. Opt for cozy knits and a warm water bottle to hug.
3. Food. Sometimes only ice cream will do the trick.
4. Music, Movies & Journaling. I’ve watched Casablanca since high school and it still does the trick. I also posted my weepiest tunes on 8tracks and Spotify. Totally subjective and personal, but yeah, Radiohead makes me bawl.

You only get a day of pity, why not make the most of it;)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Bo Ssam Miracle

If you haven't been to Momofuku in the East Village and had their Bo Ssam, you need to. Its so freaking good.

Did I seriously just find a recipe for it? Yes, I seriously did. Oh, and here's an article on it as well.

Bo Ssam: Slow-Roasted Lacquered Pork with Ginger, Scallions and Chile Sauce

Makes about 8 servings.

For the pork:
4 pounds pork butt (shoulder)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup kosher salt, plus extra for sprinkling
1/4 cup brown sugar

For the ginger-scallion sauce:
1 bunch scallions, about 8, white and green parts, thinly sliced
1/4 cup freshly grated ginger
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
1 teaspoon light soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sherry vinegar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

For the red chili sauce:
1 tablespoon fermented bean and chili paste
1 teaspoon sweet chili sauce
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil

Find full recipe here

Monday, January 30, 2012

Successful Saturday

How is it possible the weather is so gorgeous? And how is it possible January is almost over?

This Versailles Domed Burlap chair from Restoration Hardware is cozy and perfect.

It arrived! I ordered this decal for my bathtub. Loves.

Every time I wander, I end up on Canal Street.

Cheers to another start of the week!

Friday, January 27, 2012

John Steinbeck on Falling in Love

This is perfect- the Nobel Prize winner and author of The Grapes of Wrath on the importance of waiting for love. Read full article here.

I love how he writes "And don't worry about losing. If it is right, it happens -- The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away."

I wish everyone a lovely weekend.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

This is What Madeline Did

Beautiful film made by a young girl who documented a snippet of every day of her life last year.

Loves it.

2011 from hey_rabbit on Vimeo.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wednesday Wisdom

Just a little reminder...

{photo via caybroendumsparetime}

Passive Aggressive Notes

I love reading through Passive Aggressive Notes. I'm a pretty direct gal and passive aggression makes me shake my head. (Except when children do it, then its super cute.)

"You should spend more time with me but I love you anyway. Happy Birthday Dad."

"Mom, Dad I love you but you can't cut my hair. If you do I will never forgive you. I love my hair and guess you don't love me enough to do what I want for a change. My heart. Buckets of my tears."

"Dear Mrs. McMahon, Your a good teacher but not my most favorite."

Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Salted Carmel Squares

With my new obsession with salted carmel, I can't keep my eyes off the Salted Carmel Squares at Starbucks. They sound delicious.

Let's see if they taste delicious; homemade style.

salted caramel squares
1 1/2 sticks butter (12 tablespoons)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cups flour
salted caramel (recipe follows)
1 1/2 cups small pretzels broken into small pieces
ganache (recipe follows)

Find full recipe here.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Successful Saturday

Have you ever had one of those really productive Saturdays that makes you wonder how different your life would be like if EVERY Saturday were like that?

I had one of those.

Whatever. I love lazy Saturdays too.

Finally installed the bar accessories.

Finally installed the shelf.

Finally put the loveliest note ever on my fridge.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Stuff New Yorkers Say

I love this for many reasons, but also had a hard realization I'm not very original.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

CES Photo Accessories

There was much talk about CES last week and I'm a little exited.

Here are some cool iPhone accessories.

Mosy Mount, a tripod-mountable adapter that offers stability without being too clunky.

Olloclip for iPhone equips the camera to shoot in one of three modes—fisheye, wide angle and macro.

Apex Series of goggles with a built-in HD camera.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wednesday Wisdom

Just a little reminder...

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Old Love

I think it's kinda magic how some people connect. Some love stories are long, some are short; it's still love and it's still magic.


Cat Stevens & Carly Simon, 1970

Lana Turner & Artie Shaw, 1940

Kathy Griffin & Jack Black

Bill Murray & Gilda Radner, 1978

See more Old Love's here.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Eight-Layer Mediterranean Dip

Sometimes I like forgetting things. When you remember, it's a new discovery all over again.

I used to make this recipe all the time in 2009. It's time to bring it back.

stay warm

Eight-Layer Mediterranean Dip

1 (8-ounce) container hummus
1 cup firmly packed baby spinach, roughly chopped
1 cup thinly sliced roasted red peppers, drained
1 (6-ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped
1 cup plain lowfat or nonfat Greek-style yogurt
1/2 cup sliced pitted black olives, such as Kalamata
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Pita chips

Find full recipe here

P.S - This one is a little different, and looks good too!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy MLK

Even though a successful Saturday was had, I wanted to take time to honor today.

Much love,

Friday, January 13, 2012

A Place to Lay My Heart

Love this modern love essay in the NY Times.

"...but since my decision to move to New York, through the four years during which I bought an apartment, was promoted at work and settled into routines, I had slowly become ready. And with this man, I saw, I wouldn’t be tied down so much as tied together."

That's All She Wrote

Role the credits. I'm done for the week.

I wish everyone a wonderful weekend.

{photo via thewildfleur}

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Genius! I like it.

More genius here.

Much love,

Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bedlinen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match.

Turn your muffin pan upside down, bake cookie-dough over the top and voila – you have cookie bowls for fruit or ice-cream

Forever losing your bathroom essentials? Use magnetic strips to store bobby pins (and tweezers and clippers) behind a vanity door

Wednesday, January 11, 2012