Tuesday, March 6, 2012


This "piecaken" is making its way around the internet. Anna sent it to me while we were chatting last night. I love pie, and cake's pretty good too, but I don't know about this. Does it look good to you?

Via Taste of Home

Monday, March 5, 2012

Being Elmo

Have you seen Being Elmo?  It's a new(-ish) documentary about the puppeteer behind Sesame Street's beloved Elmo.  I've been wanting to see it for a while now, and it's finally arrived on Netflix!

It totally lived up to the hype.  I may be in my 20s, but Elmo still makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. :)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Saturday Brunch

This morning I woke up to freezing rain and a text from Liz: "come eat homemade buckwheat and berry pancakes with me!"  Aside from making me wish I could hop on a plane to mild DC (where I hear there are flowers in bloom!  Not fair!), Liz's text also reminded me of the multigrain waffles I made with my sister last weekend.  We found them over at 101 Cookbooks, and they were crunchy, hearty and delicious.  I'd love to have a stack right now, topped with some warm maple syrup, or maybe a dollop of this ginger grapefruit curd. 

Have a fun weekend!  I'll be here, dreaming about warmer weather.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Back to school, back to school...

Sigh.  Last time I stopped by here I was gearing up for vacation, and now it's already come and gone!  Fortunately I got to spend it on the Cape with my sister, my brother-in-law, my niece, and their loveable black lab.  We took lots of long walks, cooked and baked to our hearts content, and spent many, many hours snuggling with this little monkey (I mean, how could you not?!).

I miss them already!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

One sad fridge

The status of my fridge is embarrassing. Yet here I am, showing you a picture.

We've got half of a banana, a few tablespoons of homemade salted caramel sauce, and four eggs. Really, really embarrassing. On the top shelf we have some coffee and in the bottom drawers a few beers, but that's about it.

But I wanted you to know that I have big plans. Tomorrow I will head to the farmers' market (and likely have to supplement my finds with our neighborhood grocery store), and I will come home with sweet potatoes and white beans and avocados and I will make these:

Via Healthy. Happy. Life.

And then I will need something sweet. So I will pull out some bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder and sweetened condensed milk and I will make this (no ice cream maker needed!):

Via Cup of Jo

And once I am done with the ice cream, I will pull out my new waffle maker (which I received today as a hand-me-down from a neighbor who is downsizing) and stock the freezer with these buckwheat, oatmeal, ginger power waffles for the week ahead.

Via 101 Cookbooks

And waffles are no good without coffee. Even though it's still chilly out, I might make a batch of iced coffee concentrate. According to The Pioneer Woman, her iced coffee concentrate makes the perfect iced coffee and lasts three to four weeks!

Via The Pioneer Woman

Don't worry, I'm not going to eat it all at once.

Happy weekend :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Catching my eye

Just wanted to stop in and share a few things that have caught my eye lately...

1) Hudson Bay Knit Blanket Tutorial, by The Purl Bee

Via The Purl Bee


Via Pink Basil
3) A new Kate Spade satchel that I may or may not have bought myself as a half birthday present (What, you guys don't celebrate half birthdays?)

Via Zappos Couture

Friday, February 17, 2012

Happy Weekend!

It's the weekend!  Today marks the beginning of a much-needed week's vacation for me, and I'm hoping I can squeeze in some fun in between studying and catching up on reading.  Tonight I'm going to see Andy and his band play at a bar downtown.  Here's a little preview:

Then I'll be spending the rest of the week snuggling a my favorite little munchkin.  If you want a preview of what that will look like, check out the cute pictures on Elspeth's blog.  :)
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