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Kelly!

January 14, 2009

I think you need to get this when it becomes available in Feb. I saw it and immediately thought of you. (You don’t need to pose on the counter and look pants-less. Unless of course you want to, in which case whatever floats your boat…)

{Orla Kiely for Target}

Project!

December 29, 2008

The boy and I have been wanting to get a chair for the living room, but we can’t agree on a style for the life of us (I favor something like a Queen Ann, he wants a huge, ugly¬† Lazy Boy type thing).¬† I saw this chair at a yard sale this summer though and thought that it might be a good temporary placeholder if I fixed it up a bit. Well, guess what? We both love it! AND it was only 5 bucks! Can’t beat that! (Yes, it sat for like 4 months untouched. deal with it. I was busy.)

OK, I suck at remembering to take before pictures, but this thing was in pretty bad shape. The wood was painted this gross fake cherry color, and the seat had a big ole rip.

(I don’t know why this picture insists on posting sideways?)

So yeah, pretty bad shape. But only 5 bucks! I painted all the wood white, which brightened the whole look up a ton and did my best at stitching up the rip. Then I got a nice, cushy piece of upholstery foam from the craft store and made a new seat for it (it makes it way more comfortable and -bonus!- covers the rip). I covered the new seat with some fun fabric, and made a little pillow with what was left over. Yay! So much better now, right? (ignore the electrical tape, that was temporarily holding the fabric down until I could find the fining nails. It has been removed.)

Let’s Make Croissants!

December 20, 2008

I apologize for taking so long to post this. I meant to post it a lot sooner, but life (namely winter and the grey sky that comes with it and makes me lose my motivation for doign anything) got in the way. But better late than never, right?

A word of warning: this recipe does require some advance planning. It takes a few days to make the dough. Don’t let that stave you off though! They are SUPER easy to make, and each step only takes a few minutes. It just means that if you want to eat croissants on Sunday, you need to start on Friday night (I’m experimenting with freezing the dough though, so if that works out I’ll let you know!). Also, if you have a stand mixer or food processor with a bread hook, I highly recommend that you use it. And if you want to flavor these at all, you can add a flavoring in with the original flour. I added orange zest to the batch I’m making this weekend.

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Yes, Please

December 3, 2008

I love this rug. I wonder what the color is like in person? It’s called clementine orange, but the picture makes it look pretty neutral. I’m scared it will be way brighter in person though. If it looks like the picture though, I think it would work in my green and chocolate living room living room…

{Pottery Barn}