There are 3 things on this movie poster that I just LOVE: Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, and the Vespa LX150. All are equally sexy as far as I’m concerned. Can’t wait to pick up my own Vespa in Chattanooga this weekend! Watch out, Birmingham!
Isn’t this Cupcake Kit so cute? Look at all those great papers! Available at Fred Flare for $19.95,
Randomly stumbled on this precious little necklace today, and immediately ordered it. Etsy is crack cocaine. You know it’s true. Erin, it’s your fault, you’re the one who told me about it (thank you). Check out umbrellastand’s adorable (and oh-so-French) shop here and her blog here! Thanks, Melissa! I can’t wait to wear it!
Ah!! Check out these AMAZING dishes I found at the Blue Building/Southern Consignment over in Alabaster. Could these be more up my alley? 4 dinners and 4 bowls for just $10 bucks. Not bad. Thanks so much to Janie at Student Life for telling me about my new favorite store!
The Blue Building
210 1st St N
Alabaster, AL 35007
P.S. Started a new category for this one called “The Dish.” How have I not had a category designated to one my favorite things on the planet?
One part of ”nesting” I’ve never quite gotten ’round to is gardening…I dunno why. But this week when my copy of Jamie at Home came in, which is all about his vegetable patch in Essex, England and how he grows everything he eats, I got super inspired. The intro to the book talks about how he went to the market, got some seeds, threw them in the ground, and next thing he knew he had vegetables for him and his family to eat (or “veg” as he always calls it). So why not? I sought out the advice of my food editor, Betty, who I just love so much, and she took me to Collier’s Nursury this afternoon after work and gave me some pots to get started. A good hour and about $25 later…I have the beginnings a veg and herb garden!! I just can’t wait to cook with these herbs and veggies! Let me take you on a quick tour…
These are my herbs…from front to back, we got French Lavender, Cilantro, and Sweet Basil:
This is an heirloom tomato variety called Brandywine. I think heirloom tomatoes are just so fancy…
And my other variety of ‘maters is Best Boy, which apparently is just a good ol’ standby:
Give me a few weeks and I’ll have everyone over for supper, featuring my homegrown produce and recipes out of Jamie at Home!!
Please forgive the shameless plug, but Zack and I are selling our sweet little townhome. Please buy it!! We created a blog to give you the whole scoop, which you can check out here, and we’re having an open house this Sunday from 2-4. Please stop by!!
I just really do! For these cupcakes I just took my favorite white cake mix and mixed some mini chocolate chips in the batter, then took my favorite swiss meringue buttercream icing and sprinkled some more on top. So light and airy they could float up to the ceiling…
I’m a firm believer that nesting and housekeeping should extend to every part of your home, down to what you clean your countertops with. My preference is….
Check out the detergent, shower spray, hand soap, and other stuff at Mrs. Meyer’s website!
This is from the February issue of Country Home magazine, which is ceasing production after their April issue (AAH!). This story is in one of my all-time favorites. Check out that desktop organizer-turned-tea caddy and the old school trash bins-turned-pet food containers! So clever. Hopefully I’ll be able to work something like this in our next home. You could also just take an old painted bookcase and hinge a simple homemade wood frame + chicken wire and you’d be in business. Don’t forget to check out the CH website before it shuts down later this spring!
I just took this short quiz via Martha’s website. I think it’s pretty accurate. Now I want to know, what kind of hostess are you? Take the quiz here.