Monday, November 30, 2009


Lordy loo! Today was glorious for I found the elusive sesame soba noodle bowls at Trader Joes! The are really tasty and vegan, too. (I'm not vegan but like to eat meat free lunches as much as I can). I thought these might be a west coast only item but there they were, right in front of me in Cary, NC!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Burt Reynolds wishes ya a Happy Turkey Day!

We're up in the mountains of western NC for a few days and then back home to push into December and vacation! Can't wait for the warmth of Central America in just a few short weeks.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I very much would like this bag to come to my house to stay.

Monday, November 23, 2009


Mah sconces are up in the dining room. Still need something for the chain-painted wall. Maybe a giant clock? And a few tables to go under the sconces. In other news, Jake's new Panasonic takes pretty good low-light images, n'cest pas?

Friday, November 20, 2009


The second stripe went up last week. I think I like it.
This bath is as good as it's gonna get. And I'm OK with that.

A blue tub. I'm just going to embrace it.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


A pair of these great sconces from Z Gallerie made their way into our house (how did that happen?) today. I saw them first on YoungHouseLove and then found out they were on clearance for $12. For around $30 including shipping, I thought they would be a sweet addition to the dining room.

Monday, November 16, 2009

I have never seen a toilet disguised as a chair before.

And now I have. Via NYtimes. The slideshow is a neat peak in to a high-end apartment in NYC renovated in the 1970s.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I never posted my simple pumpkin from Halloween. It's sitting on our new island from IKEA (holy best purchase ever). You can see the beginnings of the kitchen paint job. I'm *almost* done with it and may be ready to reveal shortly.

Monday, November 9, 2009

The hall bathroom is coming along -- I finally bought an Ork San Francisco poster and framed it. I hung a couple of floating shelves over the toilet and found a pretty soap dispenser at TJ Maxx. (BTW, TJ Maxx/Marshalls is one of the best places for bath/kitchen stuff. The clearance aisles can be goldmines). I'm considering painting the sink cabinet gray since there is a lot of white happening in that room.

I think I am going to do another gray stripe, thinner above the fat one. The gray is polished silver by Valspar.

These need to be styled, I know. I'm looking for more treats and treasures at the thrfit. For now, some of the owl collection can live here.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

My mom shipped me a huge box of vintage Christmas goodies this week. This will be our first holiday in our own house so I wanted to get a real life tree. Turns out we'll be in Costa Rica for the holiday so I'll have to find a clever way to use this all up!

Vintage wood sleigh and fabric elf
Funny little rubber elves from Japan

More loot!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I heart Michael Ian Black. I hope his book I picked up at the library doesn't disappoint. Also, a Google image search for the phrase "my custom van" is pretty entertaining.


Filing away for next summer: Root beer float pops
via notmartha

Monday, November 2, 2009


Ideas for kitchen decor from etsy. Once I have our kitchen painted (I think I've settled on Lemon Cream by Valspar) I'll need a couple of prints for a bare wall we've got.