Thursday, April 28, 2011

Electric Horseman

 This movie has Robert Redford, Willie Nelson, and a light-up cowboy outfit, all on top of a horse.  So of course it's rad.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


The arugula that I planted last week is already sprouting.  I'm thinking I'll make this with it once it's ready to harvest, but to make it easy on me I'll use wonton wrappers instead of actually making the pasta dough.
Photo by John Kernick, via Epicurious

Friday, April 22, 2011

Outfit and Ice Cream

I can't stop thinking about wearing clothes along these lines and eating ice cream (preferably at the same time).  The ice cream is at least within my budget, though, so that comes first.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Punch's Almanack

I struck more gold at this website, this time in the form of Punch's Almanack.  Full of witticisms and pen and ink illustrations, it's worth a couple of minutes (or hours) of your time.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I cut my hair pretty short last week (lost 12 inches), and now I'm thinking that I'd like to add in some lipstick to my routine (I'm thinking red and coral to start) to complement the new look. These ladies are definitely inspiring me as well.
from Altamira

From the Facehunter

From Hel-Looks

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Penny Magazine

I stumbled across The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (how great is that title?) here the other day, and can't get enough of it.  It's got wonderful illustrations, plus information on just about any topic you can think of (and some you can't...elastic cement, anyone?).

Monday, April 18, 2011


I planted some seeds this weekend, and am getting really excited about gardening in general.  I am crossing my fingers especially for the arugula; I'd love to have some homegrown for pizzas and salads.  Hopefully these resources will help out the whole project....(from Amazon).

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spring sewing inspiration

I found this image on Facehunter, and am definitely going to try my own version of her menswear inspired dress + ruffle.  Contemplating even trying the dying technique--we'll see ambitious I am when it's go time.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Mansfield Park

 A friend and I had girl's night last week and rewatched Mansfield Park (the 1999 version, a favorite from college).  Such a good version of this story, which after all is not my favorite Jane Austen novel.  I think I may even like the movie better (gasp).

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Art Institute of Chicago

While I was in Chicago I took a break from work for the afternoon and went to the art museum.  It was massive (and overwhelming, in a good way). 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


It was super nice here yesterday, so all I want to do is put on a bikini and hang out in the sunshine (which is a common refrain of mine).  Of course, today it's windy and cold...but still (all images from Life). 
Photo by Nina Leen/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Photo by Hank Walker/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Photo by Paul Schutzer/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Photo by Co Rentmeester/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Edith Wharton

After becoming obsessed with The Buccaneers, I'm now on an Edith Wharton kick.  Here's what I'd like to read: