Archive for November, 2009

necklace stands

I like these necklace stands made by Ruthi Auda, display coordinator at the Anthropologie store in Newport Beach, CA. Such an easy way to store and display your jewelry, and a nice alternative to drilling holes in your wall.


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Loving the offerings from’s new and super affordable line – heart by How sweet is that yellow satin bow?

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the BEST chocolate chip cookies



I’ll admit that I have a tendency to overuse superlatives. But I swear in this case I’m justified, because these are absolutely, positively, without a doubt the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had. So good, in fact, that I made them twice last week.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
from Ashley Rodriguez, Not Without Salt

8 oz butter
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup turbinado sugar
1 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 lb good-quality chocolate, chopped into 1/2-inch chunks
sea salt

Preheat the oven to 360°.

Cream the butter and the sugars. Add eggs, one at time, then vanilla. Mix well, then scrape down the bowl with a spatula.

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in another bowl. With a whisk, stir to combine. With mixer on low, slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate.

Before baking, sprinkle with a very fine dusting of good quality sea salt. Bake for 12 minutes, until cookies are lightly golden on the outside and a bit gooey on the inside (they will continue to cook as they cool).

yield: 3 dozen cookies

friday finds: teeny house bunny


Such pretty little accessories from teeny house bunny. See more handmade lovelies in their shop.

the fashion of clowning




ruffles and sequins and bows, oh my!
pepper and pistol a/w 2009

skinny ships





type doodles by richard perez

DIY tripod lamp


Anyone have a vintage camera tripod laying around? Because this would be an awesome project. Or you could just donate it to me…


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