Monday, November 30, 2009


Ahhh, finally the Thanksgiving madness has ended and I have time to write about the Friendsgiving we hosted last week. Sadly though, looking through my pictures I didn't take as many thought out ones has I should have, a really just ended up with a batch of blurry photos, but hey, it was a bit of a blurry evening after all.

All in all thought, the Friendsgiving was a success, filled with two deep fried turkeys, mac-n-cheese, will's squash stuffing, jalapeno cornbread and my roasted garlic mashed potatoes. I'm always amazed how 22 people can come together and actually sit down and eat a meal together and have it work so seamlessly. It was the largest Friendsgiving to date and I was more than happy to host them....but maybe not again for another year.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Followed Blogs

I have slightly engulfed myself in a few blogs that I can't keep my eyes off of and so I thought I would share them. The first is from a woman in San Francisco who's style I absolutely adore. She honestly makes me want to fly to San Francisco just to ransack her apartment... just kidding. kind of. The blog, which is sub-titled "bohemian modern style form a San Francisco girl" says it all, it has everything from interior design to photography to crafts and recipes. Honestly, I'm a bit jealous and hope to be half as cool some day... You can check it out at, and I strongly recommend you do.

The second blog which I adore is one that my lovely friend (and roommate!) Camille showed me, is design sponge, another one of those inspirational blogs which makes you want to completely redecorate your whole house. The section which is by far my favorite thought is the "before and after" which is of course was the source of inspiration for my lamps. Again, if you're feeling like you need a change in your interior, or just want inspiration I encourage you to check it out.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Ugly Bookcases???

So I'm working from home today because my lovely car decided it wasn't in the mood to sit in traffic this morning. That said I'm on my couch with my coffee table/desk half working and half par-oozing design sites...

Last week I was re-arranging the dining room and cramming as many books as possible into my built-in book case, when I started thinking about the art of bookcases. I was trying to figure out why the bookcases crammed with books in, say, the Ikea catalogue are so pretty and mine just looked crammed with books. I suddenly realized it's because Ikea is cheating! All the books are the same color!

I don't know about you, but I generally buy books for their content, not their spine color. So what to do as a normal consumer who has books in every color? Well today I found something kind of cool, maybe a little over the top OCD, but I think it's pretty sweet, book jackets! FInally a away to make your books uniformly beautiful as they sit on your shelf, like a piece of art! Sure, you can't figure out which book is which on your shelf, but in the name of art, a lot of things don't make any sense, but they look nice.

All of these awesome jackets can be seen/purchased at