Friday, January 29, 2010


This photo by Australian Travis de Clifford is breathtaking. I love it's beautiful vibrancy and yet the simplicity of the subject. Enjoy!

Photo found here.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

In My Dreams

I was shopping today with a friend and insisted on stopping into Anthropologie to dream. We were strolling around, and one of the lovely sales associates stopped me and told me she had "just the dress for me." I was a bit surprised and taken aback, and I have to admit, my response to her was "is it on sale?" To which she laughed and said just take it as inspiration. So I shrugged and followed her to the dressing rooms to try it on. Well let me tell you, I am want that dress!!! Isn't it lovely? I adore the color. Sadly it is much too far out of my price range...sigh.

Photo courtesy of Anthropologie.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Yellow Submarine

This little tea infuser is just super cute! I've recently formed a taste and appreciation for tea; there's nothing quite as refreshing as an ice cold tea in summer or more warming than a mug of hot tea in winter. This cute little sub may have to become part of my tea family sometime soon! Enjoy :)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Puppy Fever

So my mom sent me this email today titled "Can I lick the Bowl?" We are dog people, my parents used to breed labs before they had us kids and as you have seen in earlier posts, we have a fantastic yellow lab named Emma. Anyways, I'm experiencing some serious puppy fever. I'm kind of off the baby wagon and just sticking to cute, fuzzy puppies! They're so CUTE!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Tree Trunks

I would like to live in this little's so fantastic and "woodsy!" I'm still a kid at heart and dream of having a tree house someday.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Ok, these are totally awesome. I want I have recently discovered my new found love for awesome tights. These tights are pretty freakin' fantastic.

Moving On

Well, with much relief the holidays are officially over. While I don't particularly hate them, I'm always a little relieved when they pack up their bags and go. However...I absolutely love our christmas tree, or really any christmas tree for that matter. I love the pretty little lights and the stories behind all the ornaments. I could leave it up year round, but thats just a little silly.
My dad's side of the family, all fantastically german, brought the wonderful tradition of using bubble lights on our tree. They used to be very hard to find when a bulb ran out and needed replaced, but they seem to be making a come back. They are beautiful and simple, and our tree would not be right without them. I love them! Hope you have all enjoyed the holidays and are getting back into the swing of things without too much trouble!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Artichoke Pizza Bread

Last week, during my day of domesticity, I made this delicious bread. It was very simple and fun to make. It was kind of an experiment, and I must say, it turned out pretty darn successful. Next time I make it, I'm sure I'll tweak it a little, but thats what's fun about home cookin'.

I made my own pizza dough for this using The Joy of Cooking's recipe, but you could use just about any pizza dough recipe that you like. I also made my own dipping sauce, but again, you could use anything you like, be it homemade or store bought.

Artichoke Pizza Bread

1 batch of pizza dough
1 can artichoke hearts (not marinated) drained and patted dry
About 2 cups of shredded cheese, I used mozzarella (you can always use more of less depending on your preferences)
About 1/2 cup grated parm. cheese (more or less if desired)
Dried italian spices
Olive oil

Preheat oven to 415 degrees Fahrenheit.

Make pizza dough as directed, adding some italian spices into the dough for a little extra "umph" to the dough.
When dough is done rising and ready to go, divide in half and roll each half out into a circle.
Sprinkle mozzarella and parm. cheese evenly onto each half and evenly spread the artichoke hearts over the cheese, leaving about an inch of space around the outside edge.
Roll each half into a log, pressing the seam firmly to seal everything in. Sprinkle a little bit of olive oil and any left over cheese on top of the bread and bake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes or until done.

This bread is great for entertaining, and quite filling, so it could easily be made as an entire meal with a salad or something. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Snowed In

It would appear that a winter wonderland has arrived in central's been snowing for about 5 hours now and it doesn't look like its stopping anytime soon. For some reason, these snowy conditions instill great fear into the hearts of many...but I just think its fantastic! It's beautiful and calming to me.
I have spent the majority of the day at home, being domestic and just plain relaxing. Everyone is quiet and apart from one another, reading and keeping to themselves...I love it! I made some artichoke bread using a pizza dough recipe and whipped up some homemade tomato sauce for dipping. I'll post the recipe soon!
My darling dog Emma is ever my shadow, look at those sweet eyes! Hope you're all enjoying a lovely day!