This last week I attended a book signing at West Elm in the Pearl. The book: Design Sponge at Home by Grace Bonney, the author of the absolutely amazing blog Design Sponge. I even picked up a new duvet while I was there. And had some ice cream from Salt and Straw. Sweet. I have a serious lady crush on that Grace Bonney. She is so business savvy, has one of the most well-read blogs out there,...
Have I told you about my homemade Oreos? Yes, really! Homemade Oreos! These fall into the same category as my Pop-Tarts: far tastier than the real deal; definitely more expensive than the store-bought option; but absolutely guaranteed to wow your friends. And there’s something just so satisfying about mimicking the factory-produced classics. I found this particular recipe on Smitten...
I apologize for the awful lighting of the point and shoot camera, but I was excited to share. After months of searching for the right pieces, finding frames, having custom frames made, and then obtaining all the right hardware, I finally got the art hung in the office! 1. I’m pretty mixed on this one. Cory picked it out. It’s from Ikea. Me: not a big fan of Ikea art, on principal....
It’s the $30 cookie. Fit for a princess. This cookie. Oh man. Delicious. Healthy. Pricey. I’m only half kidding when I say $30 cookie. You see, it’s got real maple syrup (a small bottle starts at $7), coconut oil (a small jar goes for about $10 a pop), pecans and dried cherries (which aren’t exactly cheap, either). These cookies are definitely going to cost you a real...
Remember how just a week ago it was 95 degrees? It’s a little foggy for me now, what with all this rain, but I do remember. Cory and I decided to take a trip to the coast to celebrate the sunshine. We stayed for a night at a fantastic bed and breakfast on Devil’s Lake in Lincoln City. It was so cozy and quaint, and run by the sweetest little old couple that cooked up a very tasty...
A few weeks back I was invited over to a dear friends house to do some canning. I’ve never canned before. I’ll admit: I was a little intimidated. Isn’t canning supposed to be left to our mothers and grandmothers? Oh lord, am I getting old? Anyhoo, we started with a giant pile of beans. And some sanitized glass jars. Michaelene did the sanitizing (the clean dirty work). ...
I pulled the very first potatoes out of my garden this week. They’re teeny tiny and purple. I pulled up 5 of them, this one being the largest. Maybe I’ll throw them into a scramble or a frittata?
Can’t seem to emphasize enough how much this book is rocking my world right now.
More exciting mail. I love things that come in the mail. Sometimes I order things from amazon, just to have something show up at my doorstep. This time it’s an invitation I designed for Daniella and Dan, who are getting married in New Orleans. So how perfect is it that they found these super cute Jazz stamps!?! I picked out these button and string envelopes. I think they add a little...
I have a new cookbook obsession. I just can’t stop reading Good to the Grain. This book is rocking my world right now. I had no idea that a chocolate chip cookie could be this good. It’s the little things: the whole wheat flour, the kosher salt, the hand-chopped chocolate, the cold butter. Please. Go make these cookies right now. And make ‘em like she says to make...
Check out my new art for the office. It’s a map of Portland. Sweet, dude. It’s my first official tumblr post. I’m loving the new format already!