Working away on this vegetable sampler to frame for my mum on Mother’s Day. She said she wanted color in her self described “boring” lake house kitchen–with a vintage feel. So what better than a handmade gift that tries to do just that? Here’s to hoping I actually have it finished.
I knit this Navona Cardigan at least two years ago and when I decided to wear it the other day to work, I realized it was just the second time I’ve sported this finished garment. Knit up using Madelinetosh Merino Lite, I didn’t love the finished product for some reason, but given to its hangerContinue reading “navona, revisited.”
I decided to make this cheeky cross stitch for the guest bathroom in my new home. It’s fun and ridiculous, just the way I like it. I never take myself too seriously, and this is a good example. Subversive style cross stitch is so fun and quick, too. This project took one weekend to complete.Continue reading “bathroom cross stitch.”
I’m a homeowner! Sorry for the outburst, I’m just still beyond thrilled and shocked that I’ve actually made a huge goal of mine come true–to buy a place of my own in Boston city limits. It’s been a long time coming, but I couldn’t be more ready to move into my place. I closed atContinue reading “remnants.”
They key to incredible homemade pizza is three things: homemade dough, fresh ingredients, and a pizza stone with the oven cranked up to 500 degrees. This was an easy weeknight meal for me; a white pizza with olive oil, fresh basil, heirloom tomatoes (which I quickly roasted in the oven with olive oil, salt, andContinue reading “misshapen dinner.”
My guy Sean loves hand knitted socks. He wears them all the time, even in the death of Phoenix’s desert heat. And so, for most of his birthdays and for various surprise gifts, I knit him socks. After thought heels fit him well, and usually he likes to take some risks with sock color. He’sContinue reading “birthday socks.”
My nights these days are filled with pleasure reads, decorating magazines, and small gifts for my guy’s upcoming birthday. He is the only person I know that can confidently walk into 32 years old wearing pink striped socks.
It was official last Friday. I closed on my first home; I won’t move in until June (it’s a lease back for 59 day situation, which is perfect timing because we will be out off work for school summer break) but in the meantime, I’m plotting in my head where my furniture will go, purchasingContinue reading “paint samples.”
Today, I closed on my very first condo in Boston. I am a home owner. I can’t wait to live in something that I can do what I’d like to it. I have a middle unit with outdoor space–two porches, in fact (one in front, one in back)–two beds, two baths (a master bath guys!Continue reading “home buying.”
I love home decor. I spend a lot of time pouring over design magazines. What are your favorite blogs, websites, inspirations for decor and design? Please share!
My guy Sean gifted me this amazing purse, handmade by Appetite. I own another bag made by these gals in Portland, but they don’t appear to sell it anymore since a lot of their pieces are one offs or made in small batches. They are amazing. Get one. What are you waiting for?
I don’t know about everyone else, but I like to hoard my Easter candy all year long. I mean, there’s something specific and charming about Easter candy, more so than other holiday themed treats. It could be the pastels, it could be the egg shapes. Or it could be the Cadbury. Either way, I’m stillContinue reading “hoarding.”