Thursday, July 26, 2012

Calm

I'm calm again today. Recovered from my brief visit into the insane world of gender stereotypes. Sometimes it just all feels too big to handle, you know? The sheer volume of crap that my child will be exposed to makes me feel so horribly out of control. So for now, let's just keep calm and carry on.
Interior design:

I'm lucky enough to live near the stunning Shelter Island and have gotten to visit a few times. I'm feeling inspired by this home posted today by Erin at House of Turquoise. The clean whites and greens are really calling to me.

Finding that perfect leather sofa is never easy. Emily Henderson makes it feel a bit easier with her roundup and tips on choosing the right one for you. Pretty much it comes down to this: The Chesterfield is the best couch ever.

I don't think any of us are going to live in a house shaped like a cloud, but it's fun to imagine. Of course, if any of you out there do happen in live in a cloud house, please invite me over! I'll bring baked goods, I promise.

Food:

I haven't quite mastered french toast, I always forget to soak it overnight and the rush morning job never works for me. This recipe for Banana Bread French Toast from the geniuses at Spoon Fork Bacon might do the trick.

Although the recipe says you can create homemade pizza dough in five minutes, Stephmodo is not mentioning the fact that you do have to let the dough sit for an hour before you can knead it and assemble a pizza. Still, it seems like a great alternative to my normal pizza dough from Whole Foods or Trader Joe's.

Love Roost's ode to the peach.

Fashion/style:

Cup of Jo has her usual Wednesday giveaway up. Today's offering is one of two dresses from the Portland-based clothing line Bridge & Burn.




We celebrated at work today because Emily Schuman's Cupcakes and Cashmere has become a national bestseller! A celebration like this wouldn't be complete without cupcakes, naturally. Sadly there was no cashmere.









5 comments:

  1. I love cupcakes!
    I recently visited Carlo's Bakery "Cake Boss" and they had some really good cupcakes, you're pictures are making me hungry for more!

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    1. you can never have too many cupcakes! I took that photo and then promptly devoured four of them. In my defense, they were mini cupcakes.

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  2. Love the Shelter Island photo shoot - makes me want to go back there for a summer and enjoy the tranquility, beaches and seafood!

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  3. thanks for sharing.

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