Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I feel bad because I see other bloggers meticulously planning gallery walls out, taping paper up before sinking a single nail. I prefer to let mine flow organically and add a new piece whenever I stumble across it. But that's they way I roll, design-wise. No mood boards, no swatches. Just throw it against the wall (sometimes literally) and see what works.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
The other notable update is the paint. It's now Oyster by Behr. I don't know what manner of hallucinogenic I was ingesting when I went with a boring beigy brown last year. I have generally bad taste in paint colors (save the master bedroom). Note to self: just copy what color you like from the shelter mags, you cannot be trusted in front of the wall of LowesDepot paint chips.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Watch, when I finally get the to the PB outlet in SC in the next few months, they will be there for cheap. Ah, such is life.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Here's the before:
Friday, February 5, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
- 1 pound boneless pork chops
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 small head napa cabbage, cored and thinly sliced crosswise (about 7 cups)
- 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- One 1-inch piece fresh ginger, finely chopped (about 2 tablespoons)
- 3 tablespoons store-bought teriyaki sauce
- 2 mangoes, cut into matchsticks
- 2 cups bean sprouts
On a work surface, place a pork chop between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and, using a meat mallet, pound 1/4 inch thick; repeat with the remaining chops. Slice into 1/4-inch-thick strips. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the flour and salt; add the pork and toss.
In a large nonstick skillet, heat 3 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Shake off any excess flour from the pork and arrange in a single layer in the skillet. Cook until browned and crisp on one side, about 3 minutes; turn and cook, stirring, until browned all over, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and the cabbage to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage begins to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Stir in the teriyaki sauce, then toss with the pork and mangoes. Top with the bean sprouts.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Browsing the interwebs last night, I found a Charley Harper poster inspired by Monteverde! I was thrilled -- both Jake and I love his work and to find a piece that really spoke to us was parfait! It's winging it's way to me now....to find an affordable frame is my next goal!
Monday, February 1, 2010
Here's a before shot of the room. The paint is a super light pink so it's hard to get a shot that shows the contrast of the trim.