Sunday, May 31, 2009

Perils of Dog Ownership

My dog clotheslined me a couple of weeks ago when he was in the yard on the lead. The photo really, really doesn't do this justice but I have a big-ass deep scab on my ankle from the snap of the plastic-covered wire line. Gross, eh?

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Kitchenaid Tattoo

Pretty amazing.

Tattoo by Bennett Edwards.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Abe Froman, the Sausage King of Chicago

Lookee what's on sale in the Chicagoland area for a cool 2.3 mil. Yup - the house from Ferris Bueller's Day Off. That glassed-in garage is unmistakable.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

We Had A Lassie

Bamboo magazine rack: free

Paint-by-Number from 1959: $1.50

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Paper Whore


I adore these new wrapping papers from Paper Source's new India-inspired line. I'm a big Paper Source fan, I used almost all their stuff to make our wedding invites.

I wish there was a store in this neck of the woods! If we can support an Anthropologie, certainly we can have a Paper Source!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Wanting the egg chair from Pottery Barn. At over $1k, it ain't gonna happen.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

via Maya Brenner Designs

Even though I am a Carolinian now, I will always be a Californian. And I need my jewelry to show it.

Friday, May 15, 2009


This is a great idea for organization! I have a growing collection of accessories that are stashed in various places. It would be awesome to give them a home. Must remember to look for something similar at yard sales this summer.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I love LaraBars. They are so yummy and totally natural! Mostly dates and nuts. Vegan, raw, all that nonsense.

Monday, May 11, 2009


Ugh. My peacock blue walls are causing me some major distress. I can't decide what to else to do with them! Our bedroom furniture is dark wood and our floors are oak. I had a brown/white duvet but it felt too heavy. I threw on a heavily patterned floral duvet from Pottery Barn, but that was too much, too. I can't seem to put my thumb on what I am going for.

Repaint? Did I screw up? Drama!

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Ooh! Wish I lived in NY. Defunct mag Domino is having a tag sale. And things are cheap! Head over for more info.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

DIY Headboard

I made this padded headboard in about 1 hour and it cost about $50. I very loosely followed some directions but overall just winged it (like all my projects). The fabric was in the super clearance bin at Jo-Ann and I used a 50% coupon to buy the foam that's wrapped around the plywood. I wrapped a layer of batting around the foam and used a staple gun to secure it.

The master bedroom is still very much a work in progress but I hope to make a big reveal of the finished product soon!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Soft Scoop

These elegant chairs would be perfect in the dining room but at $300 a pop they are not in the budget. I know I'll find something great at the thrift or yard sale but I need to be patient.