Lovely weekend + links

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. We spent it at my parents house in Pennsylvania. There was an iron heritage festival going on in their small town so we had fireworks, barbecues, and pools to relax beside (as you can see in the last two photos above). Oh, and Ted and I ran a 5K with my dad and sister on Saturday morning. Now we're back in the city, waiting for the heatwave to heave its last gasp of humid air.

And p.s.: I'm so glad Kate's baby is here. Now I can stop worrying about it and move on to something else, like the Bachelor or starting Orange is the New Black on Netflix or something else equally fascinating. 

interior design

The talented interior stylist Justina Blakeney announced her upcoming book on her blog today - and I'm the lucky editor to work with her on The New Bohemians. She's so super creative that I feel my energy picking up every time I'm on her site. I can only imagine what skill she'll bring to an interiors book.

Jen at I Heart Organizing did a painting stripes tutorial and her point about ripping up the tape before it totally dries seems like a no-brainer tip. Plus the room looks amazing.

With all of the white in kitchens nowadays, it was nice to see this post from The Decorista on the color black and its place in kitchen decor (as long as you have tons of natural light, that is).

This Ikea side table hack is my next project - it has marbled contact paper! Posted by Abby at Style Me Pretty Living.
fashion/style

If you're not reading A Blog About Love yet, then I hope you have room in your lives for one more. Mara and Danny live in Brooklyn and write about love, loss, second marriages after divorce, trying for children, and living life to the fullest despite setbacks. It's beautiful and inspiring. Today they hosted a question answer session in the comments and it's really interesting to hear their answers on all sorts of topics.

Tattly (run by Tina Roth of Swissmiss) has added NYC subway lines to their tattoos!! I didn't think it was possible to love this company more.
food

I've been in the mood for desserts with a tamer taste these days, something a little less heavy than the chocolate mousse-y things I crave in colder weather. This lemon, ricotta, and almond flourless cake from Mint is exactly that.

In that same vein, I think these fresh apricot bars from Diane and Todd at White on Rice Couple would be the perfect weeknight sweet-but-not-overly-sweet dessert.

I know Coco and Kelley says these braised pork chops are good for a crowd but I'm thinking about making them tonight.


See you later this week.

6 comments:

  1. Congrats on your 5k! I love running races and that's awesome you're a runner, too! And Todd/Diane's apricot bars have been on my radar screen too - mmm. So good!

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    1. aw thanks, Averie. I was a cross country runner through high school and college so i try to relive my glory days with a race every now and then.

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  2. Haha I felt the exact same thing with waiting for the royal baby.. now I can start anticipating (i.e. hitting refresh on an open tab) something else! Except maybe I should just start focusing on work. :)

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