Monday, February 28, 2011

clue party!

My birthday and Clue themed party was a smashing success. I think there was a 100% participation when it came to costumes and the "homemade" photo booth.

Photo of my friend Liz and I as Miss Peacock and Miss Peacock.

Friday, February 25, 2011

the big 2-5

I'm not one for making or keeping New Year resolutions but I like having overall goals for myself. As my birthday looms I've been focusing more on what I'd like to achieve in my 25th year. I took a page out the books of some of my favorite bloggers and created a "25 before 26" list that will keep my goals visible.

I'll keep you posted on my progress.

Idea from A Beautiful Mess.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

chris ware's quimby the mouse

A few nights ago I had the pleasure of attending a talk by Chip Kidd and Chris Ware (I apologize for the awful cell phone photo). I was previously unaware of a majority of Chris Ware's work and didn't have any detailed knowledge of the little I was familiar with. I've been lucky enough to see, and hear, Chip Kidd speak previously and always find him enjoyable but Chris Ware really stole the show especially when he casually mentioned "his friend, Ira Glass." I am a huge This American Life fan and will even admit to having a large crush on Mr. Glass. It seems Chris Ware created an animated cartoon for the Live Event of This American Life a few years back.

Here's the video.
Quimby The Mouse from This American Life on Vimeo.

Monday, February 14, 2011

happy valentine's day!

Kate Spade has an amazing selection of e-valentines to send someone you love (or those you just like a great deal).
A few more of my faves...

Thursday, February 10, 2011

adventures in cooking: macaroni and cheese

This is my comfort-food-that-can't-go-wrong meal that I make in large quantities. Substitutions and additions can be made to easily change this recipe up but I tend to prefer the good 'ol standard that I loved growing up. Our family's secret ingredient is using Vermont's Cabot cheese and in my case, giant noodles (I prefer cavatappi or large elbow macaroni). This week I made an entire pan of mac & cheese and ate it for 7 days straight...I feel like I need to clarify that it wasn't for every meal. After several years I have perfected my macaroni and cheese technique to the point where I don't have any problems with the final product. The key is the dissolving of the salt, it used to get me every time. Not any more!



Monday, February 07, 2011

seamstress bracelet

Such a lovely idea for the seamstress in your life.

Seen on Fancy French Cologne.