Monday, November 29, 2010

applesauce cake

I just made this wonderful cake for my book club girls and it was delicious. I see a whole lot more applesauce cake in my future this holiday season.

Picture and recipe from Smitten Kitchen.

darling oxfords

I've fallen in love with the oxford style lately. I found so many great deals on cute pairs while shopping on Black Friday (yes, I was one of those) and didn't pounce on any but luckily I have found some great options online.

top to bottom:
1. SM Oxford Flat, DSW, $49.95 2. Envy Tango Oxford, DSW, $59.95
3. & 4. Bursley, Aldo, $41.99 5. Ann Marino Library Oxford, DSW, $44.95 6. Audrey Brooke Stake Oxford, DSW, $69.95

Monday, November 22, 2010

longing for a change

I've been contemplating a new hair color

Image from here.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

weekend project with the sister

Food and crafts. That's sums up my family-time. My sister and I made wreaths based on this tutorial that I previously featured in a "10 things" post.
My apartment is officially Christmas-fied.
Picture by me of my newly decorated front door. (I apologize for my extremely poor hallway lighting).

Thursday, November 18, 2010

10 things i'm loving

1. newsprint leaf garland, $16 2. Anthropologie T-Rex, $28 3. west egg frock, $59.99, almond extract dress, $134.99 (i'm in love with creams and ivories lately) 4. riding boots! Steve Madden Button Up Greyson, $119, Aldo Marquerite, $79.98 5. Gilmore Girls (obsessed for the last few weeks) 6. paper mache fox by Elizabeth Jardine (A-mazing!) 7. origami alphabet (I'm trying to think of a way to incorporate them into my next project) 8. dress form, $300 (would love to own one) 9. Try Hard Every Day 10. Manu Clustur Necklace, $50

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

party dresses

If I had money to spare and a great holiday party to attend I've have a hard time choosing.

Both from Madewell.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

beautiful interiors

I came across the portfolio of S.R. Gambrel on Apartment Therapy and fell in love. In my opinion high end design can be a little cold and unwelcoming but I feel like I could move right into any of these homes.

All photos from the portfolio of S.R. Gambrel.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

the holiday season is upon us

Halloween through the end of the year is my absolute favorite time of year. I've refrained from starting up the Christmas music just yet but that hasn't stopped me from starting my shopping and planning. I'm looking forward to breaking out my Christmas decorations, and snow, and parties. The crazy 70 degree weather we've had the past few days hasn't helped in getting into the holiday mindset though.

I saved this image last year and don't remember where it's from. It's been patiently waiting in my inspiration folder all year.

Monday, November 01, 2010

oh me, oh my

rhino, giraffe, zebra
all from Anthropologie

I do have a gift card burning a hole in my wallet...