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‘TIL NEXT YEAR…

December 30, 2011

Whatever your plans for New Year’s…here’s hoping the festivities are festive, the friends are friendly, and the love is lovely!

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SCENES OF THE SEASON

December 29, 2011

It’s hard to believe 2011 is almost gone! Things have been busybusybusy and the holidays flew past with no time for even the teensiest of posts. However, we have had ample time for coziness, yumminess, love, and family…and I thought it only fair to snag a few snapshots taken over the past few weeks and throw a little Christmas collage up in an homage to the season.

Wishing you the happiest of new years…!

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TO TASTE: PUMPKIN GNOCCHI

October 31, 2011

Last Thursday a serendipitous grocery run found us perched in the Osteria at Whole Foods, grabbing dinner before we could make the mistake of shopping on an empty stomach.

The build-your-own-pasta menu caught my eye, and the minute our server mentioned that the specialty pasta of the day was pumpkin gnocchi, I was sold. I decided to go with the roasted garlic and olive oil to toss it in, then added crispy prosciutto, artichokes, and shaved Parmesan to finish things out.

The result was so phenomenal that I had to see if I could reproduce it at home. Using this recipe as a start for the actual pasta, I added the other ingredients, tossed everything together, and was in full-on belly bliss from that point on…

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THURSDAY WISDOM

October 27, 2011

Read this quote on another blog and was inspired to write it out myself… So apt and so true!

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“FALLING”

October 18, 2011

Fall is without a doubt my favorite time of year…I love the chill in the air, the colors of the leaves, and any excuse to be cozy and drink a snuggly drink with my favorite.

The moody rainy-fall-day picture I snapped last week inspired this little collection, and makes me smile every time I see it. The photo did start out kinda gray and blah, but my Photoshop and Instagram apps were there to help capture how I really feel about this delicious, drearily perfect season.

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1.) Alpaca throw, 2.) Leaf sculpture, 3.) Scarf, 4.) Blanket, 5.) Mug, 6.) Cable knit pillow, 7.) Ikat pillows, 8.) Boots

EYE CANDY

October 14, 2011

As previously discussed, I’m a sucker for a great infographic.

As also previously discussed, I’m a big fan of pretty much anything food-related.

Thus, this shameless re-post is to be expected. Thanks, Fast Company – making me smile, as always.

For the full size image, go here. Via fastcodesign.com

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THERE & BACK AGAIN

October 11, 2011

Good design never fails to amaze me, and when it happens to be design that’s decades or centuries old, it just adds to the amazement. Hence, there was much amazement going on while we were recently exploring some of the gems of Europe.

Case in point: lovely brick building on a little cobblestone street in Brussels (yes, the sign says 1587!), and not-quite-as-old shutters on a house in Nicosia, Cyprus…to list two examples out of a thousand.

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But since there’s no place like home, I reminded myself how lucky I am to live in a place where there are always little well-designed treasures to be found…even on my morning commute or sitting outside for lunch!

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(Lorain-Carnegie bridge)

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(Roof of the Walker Building garage)