vipp : yellow cab line

Love these trash cans and storage pieces.   via

i love La Tartine Gourmande

  image by Beatrice Peltre of La Tartine Gourmande

on a lighter (and yummy) note

I made this over the weekend and it was delicious (and easy).  I used fresh wheat pizza dough from my local supermarket.  Yum. ski-ah-CHA-ta   photo credit: Ditte Isager via Domino Mag

different ways to look at the same thing

Let me tell you a little story.  I tore this page out of a magazine (which, I cannot remember) because I thought the photo was eerily cool.  Most people agree.  Except for my dad, whose first thought was how the heck the gardener got all those bushes so neat having to work so high up […]

entertaining simple by Matthew Mead

"…recipes, menus, and party ideas for every kind of gathering." I truly enjoy everything that Matthew Meadproduces.  He is one of the main reasons that I initially subscribed to Country Home magazine (he is a style editor there). Entertaining Simple is his new book and I love it.  The styling and photographs (by Quentin Bacon) are gorgeous.  But […]

Menu Verner Panton Brunch Series

from's online shop.  Super cute.

a 10-minute project over the weekend

Everyone has those annoying cabinets over the refrigerator.  Mine was getting to me.  It was empty.  And there was a bunch of junk on top of the refrigerator in front of the annoying cabinet.  So I cleared off the refrigerator, took the doors off of the cabinet and put my cook books up there.  The […]

putting fires out : a swanky fire extinguisher

I have a confession to make.  Many times when I am using our range I leave the oven or the stove top on after I am finished cooking.  Tonight I left the broiler on.  Luckily I had to put my piece of salmon back in the broiler because it wasn’t quite finished.  The second time […]


I am going out of town on Thursday and Friday to Warroad, Minnesota.  Why I am going there?  To visit the Marvin window factory.  For work.  I am half regretting it because the lows at night there are still in the upper 20’s and low 30’s and I am getting used to the unseasonably warm […]

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