Friday, November 9, 2012

Pumpkin Soup

I thought for sure that I would be sick of pumpkin by now, but this year the novelty has not yet worn off, and I think its because I've done a decent job at keeping the pumpkin lattes, pies and cakes to a minimum. I served this soup after coming back from a hike with some friends. Short on time, I opted for quick and easy (and creamy) recipe that did not disappoint.  Few things are more comforting than a warm cup of soup after a day out in the cold.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A thought

An otherwise routine walk around my neighborhood is now
dramatically enhanced thanks to this colorful palette.

Autumn, you can stay

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Spiced Applesauce Cake

I've been looking for an excuse to bake a cake for weeks now. Since the hot summer months are over and there are so many flavorful fruits currently in season, I figured it would be the perfect time to bake a fall inspired cake. And lucky for me (and him), it just so happens to be my dad's birthday next week. He gravitates towards baked goods with a fruit component so when I saw this recipe I knew it was right up his alley. I haven't had the chance to go apple picking (yet), so I cheated and used store bought organic applesauce. Regardless, the cake was deliciously moist and the cream cheese frosting balanced out the spices perfectly. Next time I bake this I may even consider leaving out the frosting and serving it for breakfast.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A new place, a new look

Moving is hard. I dread packing, and I don't like change. Yet somehow I'll soon be making the the trek (in less than two months..eek!) from northern Rhode Island all the way to the heart of Providence- a whole thirty minutes (that's Rhode Island mentaility for you) so I can be closer to my job. I love the city so naturally I'm very excited but equally as overwhelmed. I haven't even started apartment hunting, which might be minor issue. Instead, I have been blissfully preoccupied by countless interior design websites. There are so many clever ideas out there I would love to try. I have been looking for a good opportunity to re-vamp my living space so this move comes at a great time. Pictured are some ideas that i've been drawing inspiration from.   

Monday, October 1, 2012

Of Woes and Wool

While parting ways with my summer clothing and re-introducing fall knits back into my closet, I have been faced with the realization that i don't like any of my sweaters. They are either ill-fitting, too worn out or not the right shade. Why I am just figuring this out I could not tell you. I have been browsing through shops but cant seem to find anything that I like. My efforts have now been reduced to online shopping in the hopes of finding a few key sweaters to even out my (lacking) fall wardrobe. Does anyone else periodically go through completely unnecessary "I hate everything in my closet, it's the end of the world" freak outs?

Here's what has caught my eye:

classic, crisp and cable knit. boom.
this gem is perfect. it also happens to be out of stock 
(and now begrudgingly out of mind)

slouchy sweater for a laid back saturday

this swiss dot is sold out. onto the next...
love fair isle sweaters, always have, always will.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


I went to Ireland a few months ago with my boyfriend and absolutely fell in love with the country (...despite all that rain and their bland oversized portions of food). Ireland had been on my bucket list for as long as I could remember, and the journey lived up to the hype. I stayed in Dublin (Cheers!) and snaked my way through the southern regions-Cork, Limerick, Killarney, etc. I was sure hit many of the tourist hot spots but balanced it out by going off the beaten path a bit too. I know I'm a little late sharing, but here are some photos from my trip..

Friday, September 21, 2012

An autumn reverie, a fresh start

endless bales- matunuck, ri

Just a quick note to say: I'm back! My hiatus wasn't intentional...It just sort of happened. I've missed connecting with people, organizing my thoughts and taking real photos. Inspired by the change in weather, it is the fall foliage, the smell of baking, the open windows, the freshly rolled bales of hay and the crisp air that have reminded me why I started this blog in the first place- as a platform to capture what i love and express it through a creative outlet. So here I am. And what better way to start off than by sharing why I think it's the most wonderful time of the year..
hot out of the oven
trails for miles
iced lattes from the coffee exchange
comfy plaids
bursts of color

Friday, April 20, 2012

this and that

Today I can finally's Friday! The only thing standing between me and the weekend is an 8 hour work day. No major plans, and I couldn't be happier. Here are some photos from my iphone, as of late.

afternoon spin
rainbow sprinkles
window shopping
post-race bib numbers + blue skies above

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Lately my wrists have been bare, mostly because every time I open my jewelry box I become instantly overwhelmed by the sea of intertwined bracelets that lay before my eyes. The other day I set out to find just a few empty votives to wrap them around. It spares me the hassel of detangling bracelets and saves time when picking out which ones to wear (last week it took me five minutes to find the bracelet i was looking for). I stacked them in no particular order. I actually prefer the randomness, because it allows me to see certain combinations I wouldn't normally pick out. 

Friday, April 13, 2012

this and that

cookie butter from trader joe's-addicting.

Happy friday the 13th! I'm not superstitious, but there is something creepy about working in a hospital on days like today. So, heres to hoping my day is as unlucky lucky as it can be. And as for this weekend, i'll be running a 5k through the east side of Providence as part of a fundraiser for Hasbro Children's Hospital. I'm not sure what i'm more excited about, the adrenaline i'll get running the race or the cold beer i'll most certainly drink afterwards. I'm also carving out time to start catching up on the first few seasons of Mad Men, since I just started watching it this year. Somehow I have managed to both love and hate Don Draper. Pictured is a little of this and little of that from my week.

ombre colored flowers

an engraving worth a glance.
spotted on a walk through brown university's campus

googly eyes that i couldn't resist buying after
laying my eyes on these.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Bacon Jalapeño Grilled Cheese

Ever have one of those lazy days where you stay in your pajamas all day and don't even make it out of the house? The other week I had a day like that and it was just what I needed to recharge. Hungry for lunch but nothing prepared, my boyfriend and I used whatever we had in the fridge to throw something together. The result: a glutinous bacon jalapeño grilled cheese with peach apricot preserves. I knew this creation would turn out either really amazing or horribly awful. Thankfully it wasn't the latter..