Sunday, January 31, 2010
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Friday, January 29, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
both eiffel tower shots slipped from a blog titled This Is Not My Work. i love the gloominess/romance to the photos.
a photograph from a hillside in Scotland during this past holiday season. stolen from lena corwin's blog.
Europe, you are in my dreams constantly....
Posted by Megan at 8:37 PM
Jean Liebenberg / Farm SanctuaryFaithful Paw Nation readers will recall past stories about Farm Sanctuary's work providing homes for rescued goats, lambs, and ducklings. Farm Sanctuary rehabilitates animals who have escaped from farms, slaughterhouses, or inadequate homes, and lets them live out their days in peace on one of its two countryside properties, located in Watkins Glen, NY, and northern California. Susie Coston, Farm Sanctuary's national shelter director, recently wrote a heart-warming blog post titled A Reason to Get Up in the Morning that made us fall in love with the place all over again.Coston shared the story of Angie, an elderly pig living at Farm Sanctuary's New York property who found herself alone after her pig companions died. Coston told Paw Nation that Angie had always been a happy pig who loved playing with her friends. Once she was on her own, however, Angie became depressed. She even lost interest in going out to the pasture."We were thinking Angie was done," Coston told Paw Nation, "She was old. She wasn't eating and she was just laying there. We were thinking we might have to put her down." Coston went on to say that pigs are very intelligent and exhibit sophisticated emotions. Like humans, they are even prone to getting ulcers when they are stressed and upset.Farm Sanctuary staff tried introducing new friends to Angie, but she rejected each with "a bite on the rump or a run around the stall." Eventually, though, a new porcine pal would win Angie's heart. The tiny piglet, named Fiona, arrived at the sanctuary and became curious about Angie. And so, Coston told Paw Nation, with much trepidation the staff placed the piglet in the pen with the grouchy old lady."To tell you the truth, we were scared Angie might bite her. Fiona was so curious and just walked all over her, and Angie let her. After that they were together all the time." Even though Angie was eleven years old and arthritic, she spent every day rooting through the dirt and rolling in mud with her young buddy. Coston told Paw Nation she wasn't sure whether Angie thought Fiona was her baby, but that they always acted very tenderly towards one another.These antics went on all spring and summer. By fall, however, Angie's health began to fail. Fiona spent every moment with Angie as the older pig slipped away, sleeping snuggled up close to her. In the last days of her life, Angie was not alone.
Posted by Megan at 8:32 PM
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
ohmygosh, i want to make these. i want that muffin tin too. zucchini and mushroom pies, which i spotted on design*sponge. (speaking of zucchini, i made angel hair pasta the other night with grated zucchini. just use the large side of a box grater-you'll be surprised how easy it is. zucc grates much quicker than cheese even! thin ribbons. so pretty)
Posted by Megan at 12:11 AM
Monday, January 18, 2010
for whatever reason (i don't think i really need a reason....) i've been wanting to make, and toss, colorful paper confetti. this wedding cake (seen on coco + kelley) is so phenomenal to me. i am inspired. if/when i find my excuse to make confetti, i'll be sure to take pics. (v-day heart confetti?)
Posted by Megan at 9:34 PM
hubby and i are apt-hunting, which is mostly exciting and a tad bit trying. he saw a listing today for a place with sun-roof lighting. how cute is this apt?? i spotted it on a very classy blog if i may say so: coco + kelley. i want this apt to be in paris, and then i want to live there.
Posted by Megan at 9:33 PM
i am loving the rain here in L.A. We need it. it's refreshing. and darn cozy. however, the other day (when it was overcast in an ugly way + dry) i told hubby that gloomy weather sure does make me feel gloomy. i don't know that i could live in portland, which is a dream of his. humph.
Posted by Megan at 9:30 PM
i love throwing (casual) wine & cheese parties. one day, i'd love to really get into it. how cute is this picture i spotted on Cup of Jo. Rustic wooden table, simple runner, each guest gets a thin cheese board with the perfect-sized samples and a hand-drawn picture key. bon apetit to the max!
Posted by Megan at 8:38 PM
Thursday, January 14, 2010
tonight i gave in to my mac 'n cheese craving. i added finely chopped broccoli. there were def no leftovers. even my cat was on the stovetop licking the spoon (shame on him). i love these images which celebrate the fluffy, creamy, crumbly, sweet and salty beauty of food. blogs: 'happy lady eats'. and 'this is not my work.' YUM.
Posted by Megan at 11:21 PM
i sit here in my cozy, grande apartment. warm pjs, full belly, optimism, happiness. i feel very lucky to have the life that i do. in moments like these, it's hard to have to imagine what life would be like if a 7.0 earthquake had ripped through my neighborhood. what happened in Haiti is too terrible for words to describe. it almost doesn't feel real-when tragedies (naturally-occuring or not) happen in far away places, halfway around the world-it's so easy for us all to continue with our days. i'm thinking a lot about the deaths and destruction that have shaken this other part of our world. i wonder how prepared i am for the possibility of something like that happening here. of course, one can never be prepared enough. all i can do in this moment, as corny as this may sound, is look around at my surroundings and reflect on all that i have and how warm and content i am. what a blessing.
Posted by Megan at 10:40 PM
Saturday, January 9, 2010
i love this bedroom that i saw on bloesem, i believe it belongs to the author of bloesem. i felt a wave of nostalgia come over me upon viewing this pic. i used to collage my bedroom walls from floor to ceiling, just the same. maybe a teensy bit messier. i still keep a book. but now i want to collage some walls again. maybe closet doors? inside the frame? keep it semi-neat....
Posted by Megan at 2:02 AM
Monday, January 4, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
confetti, via what possessed me a partying pup, via what possessed me pink peonies and bubbly, via heart of light that little black (corset) dress by carol hannah, via greedy girl a sweet frock, via unruly things ruffles and heels, via darling dexter high hair and a cocktail dress, via auburn and ivory -Did y'all have a sweet NYE? Greg and I sure did! We made swordfish, roasted potatoes, and salad w/apples and feta. He treated us to a bottle of Layer Cake Shiraz, then we had champagne, grapes, a dance or two, a bonfire, and lots of laughs at my bff's cozy Highland Park home.
Posted by Megan at 5:57 PM
from what i learned on Design Muse, this mag has been around for 55 years. another one bites the dust. now, one can only imagine how much paper we will save when there are less magazines around-a BIG plus. but a part of me would rather find other ways to save paper, because, to reference the author of design muse-the internet may soon be all that we have left. Hubby just subscribed for a year of National Geographic-a special holiday price of $15 for 12 issues instead of $70-ish. yay!!
Posted by Megan at 5:26 PM