Monday, November 30, 2009

cute illustration

andrew bannecker is the artist. i love her 'fro, the flowers in the vase, and the steamy leaves flowing from the mug.

i want.

via oh joy!

sweet hankie pankie

i want this hankie that i found on happy lady eats. i have a collection of hankies going. recently i folded them in fourths and used them as coasters. i also like them as mini tablecloths on my nightstand. so far i've just got a floral theme going but this confection one is super sweet.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

my table right now

oh, autumn days!!

i'm still trying my best to relish in these autumn days, really be in-the-moment, sincerely stop and enjoy the scenery. i need to start taking pics of my own 'hood, though! (images courtesy of saipua, which is quite the lovely little blog, and small stump + studio choo)

apple pie!!

my first attempt :) took it to Long Beach on Thankgiving afternoon for lunch with hubby's fam. not gonna post a pic of the finished product because i didn't 'crimp' the edges properly and it looked funny-the top crust simply laying atop the bottom, with a funny, wide wave between-looked like a cartoon smile on Charlie Brown when he gets embarrased.


mmmm with soy ground beef.....Fresh out of our oven.....they were so great, but i don't want to eat another chip again for a long time!!

a night out with my hubby? but, of course!

my cats love their windowsills!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


i'm getting real sleepy, and my cats keep trying to lay on my keyboard which is also discouraging much posting tonight, yet i am suddenly motivated to make a list of things i am thankful for, in honor of the approaching holiday. maybe i'll keep a running list in my purse tomorrow. i bet it'll get long. i'm blessed. what are you thankful for? g'night!

Sunday, November 22, 2009


i am proud to note that redheads can pull off that fuschia shade...(that's not me, but it could be. blog=design is mine)

i want to make!!

looks easy!! dip a sugar cookie in melted chocolate and sprinkle with crushed peppermint!!......(pulled from cupcakes & cashmere) (pssst-i'm gonna attempt my first apple pie, for thanksgiving. wish me luck!)

my girl

loungin' in her sill....


i'm in the mood to entertain....and in my opinion, planning a tablescape is the best part about throwing a party! (all via design is mine)


inspiration to: lose weight, dress cuter on an every day basis, and have thick bangs. i want to be her, and her. (via i am a greedy girl)

an education

phenomenal movie. a must-see. a good one to see by yourself, at the Laemmle, on a cool night, with popcorn.

Friday, November 20, 2009

que bonita

various beautiful images from 100 layer cake.....(is it weird that i still enjoy wedding blogs even though my own wedding was 5 months ago? whatever, i don't care!)


oops, forgot to mention an ingredient in my minestrone recipe (my previous post). Handful of roughly chopped flat leaf (italian) parsley! add at the same time as the stock, etc.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

meggy's minestrone

here's a recipe that i've adapted a bit from a new cookbook (Market Vegetarian). next time i make it, i'll take pics. don't forget crusty bread for dipping....and a glass of red wine or two
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
4 oz green beans, (big handful) cut into thirds
3 oz whole wheat spaghetti, (medium handful) broken into thirds
can of garbanzo beans, (or a little less than a can) rinsed
6 roma tomatoes, quartered
6 cups vegetable stock (low sodium if you can find it)
s&p to taste
grated parmesan for topping
heat 2 tbls olive oil in a large pot. add onion, stir often for 5 mins
add garlic, cook 1 min, stir often
add stock, tomatoes, garbanzos, green beans, spaghetti, s&p
bring to a boil
reduce heat, let simmer for 45 mins, stirring often
yay! that's the first recipe i think i've ever written out :)

a garden wedding

hi folks, i finally posted some super cute photos from our wedding, taken by our amazing friend Elise. there are MANY more where these came from, but I think these shots capture the vibe of the day. it was an event that i truly, truly did not want to end. (they are in reverse order, oh well)

Monday, November 16, 2009


so, being a vegetarian, i have a tough time with the whole turkey motif for thanksgiving. (i also have a hard time with the fantasy-idea of what thanksgiving means, or in other words the naive perception that all was fair and fun between pilgrims & indians, but that's neither here nor now). Anyway, i can't deny how cute this craft would be, if i had my own children, or my own classroom full of young students tracing their handprints and filling cute fabric with cotton

sleeping oinkster!

my new wallpaper

Saturday, November 14, 2009


a simple, realistic means of journaling. each day record what your five senses have loved. (heart of light). love it!!


i've been collecting marinara sauce jars and salad dressing bottles as we finish them off. i'm ready to scrub some labels off and turn them into vases. i love these images i came across on the blog, heart of light. something about single blooms in simple containers is so pretty and can make such a difference in an apartment!!