Thursday, October 25, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
|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
Monday, October 1, 2012
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
Friday, September 21, 2012
|hot out of the oven|
|trails for miles|
Friday, April 20, 2012
Today I can finally say....it'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.
|post-race bib numbers + blue skies above|
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
|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|
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
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..