Monday, October 29, 2012

Vintage Mondays: Pink Pyrex baking dish

Found this great little pink Pyrex baking dish along with a matching loaf pan at an estate sale a few weeks ago.  Tried out a delicious Trader Joe's blondie bar mix to top off a chilly weekend!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday: Posters

Here are some posters I'd love to put up in my office
(courtesy of Urban Outfitters)


Friday, October 19, 2012

Favorite Friday Recipe: Marinated tomatoes

A great way to use up the last of this year's fresh tomatoes.  These are delicious with fresh bread to soak up all the goodness!

Marinated Tomatoes

  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 3 whole Green Onions, Sliced
  • 1/3 cup Chopped Parsley
  • 10 whole Basil Leaves (chiffonade)
  • 1 clove Garlic, Minced Finely
  • 1 pound Tomatoes, cut 

  •  Combine all ingredients except tomatoes and whisk
  •  Add tomatoes
  • Allow to marinate for at least 3 to 4 hours, several hours if possible 
  • Serve with fresh hot crusty bread!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

St. Cecilia

Our favorite garden rose!  I love how full it is (almost like a peony -- my favorite flower!) -- and it is so fragrant!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday: Laywer's bookcase

I've been wanting a lawyer's style bookcase for some time now for the study.  I love the clean lines and especially how the doors open up and slide back into the case.  There are a few that I go visit every time I am at the antique mall--just waiting for a sale!

Friday, October 5, 2012


So glad that it's Friday and that BK comes home today.  Never thought I would say this, but evidently you can eat too much Captain Crunch cereal...

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Garden Roses

The latest bloomers from our rose garden

Monday, October 1, 2012

CA favorites

A few more remaining pictures of our CA trip... Our sweet rental car upgrade for the weekend

Pinkberry goodness

Beautiful CA flowers and plants

A deconstructed California roll (delicious!)

Best candy store ever

Our roaring fire in the hotel room

I'm ready to go back again! :)