Amanda Talley. She rocks. This is not a recent crush, this is a long-standing, deep-seated love. I dig her paintings - everything she does is awesome. That she is based in New Orleans only solidifies my crush further. Check her out. Like now.
Remember these cards that I bought on my visit to Savannah last year? I have been meaning to do something with them.
I ran across this idea on Etsy today. Looks great, something simple that I could (& will) do. That someone would pay $78 to buy this already framed version is simply crazy to me. This is a great DIY in the making.
Remember this post featuring amazing cassette artwork?
Well, while flipping through the channels recently (I was home sick for 4 days, I watched a lot of TV) - I saw this video below on VH1. I know nothing about Bruno Mars, but loved that they found inspiration from the amazing artwork by Erike Iris Simmons. Check it out.
I am so digging this new fabric from DwellStudio - who has partnered with established fabric showroom Robert Allen to offer a unique collection called Eclectic Modern. Thinking I may need to call up some "trade" people I know to get my hands on this lovely fabric for some hot pillow action for my "new" bedroom. Boom.
This new calendar from SeeSaw. Once I get moved into my new room & feel a bit more settled, I may just need to treat myself. I can see each of these patterns framed hanging together sort of gallery wall style above the loveseat in my new room. Wheels they are a'turnin. Stay tuned.
Since I am married to a vegetarian, I eat a lot of veggie burgers. The black bean burger at B Line - wonderful. The queer steer burger at The Cup Cafe - lots of good flavor. But I have to say, this recipe that Liz introduced me too is the best. If you make it at home - double the recipe and freeze for later. It is a lot of work for just 4 burgers. Also - I mashed the beans to help with the texture of the patties. Yummy!
Pimento cheese sandwiches were a lunch/snack staple when I was growing up (and still is - as Cathy knows - my mom loves to have it ready for us when we visit). Maybe it is a Southern thing, but to me, P chesse (as we call it) is comfort.
Today I packed my P cheese for lunch and it makes me miss my mom.
My Pimento Cheese recipe:
-1 bag shredded Trader Joe's cheddar cheese
-Low-fat TJ's mayo (add as much as you need to make it spreadable)
-Canned pimentos (or sometimes I get the roasted red peppers in the jar from TJ)
-Diced Green Onion
-Cracked black pepper
-Toasted white bread for the sandwich
(I have also had friends add crispy bacon to the sandwich)
For some reason, I really wanted a notepad that said "From the desk of...." I don't know why. It's the little things at work that make me happy. So I ordered them at Vista Print. Very cheap and easy to customize.
Have you all seen the latest posts on My Favorite and My Best? I am digging this discussion. The topic? What design trends are overdone? Jenny (and her followers) have commented on a lot of the trends that we need to be "done" with. I must admit, I am an offender with some of the trends discussed. As I am in the midst of revamping the condo (as a newly swinging single) I will be ridding myself of few of the very trends mentioned that I too am "over" in my own life. What other trends are you sick of?
I am loving the new Fall inspired designs of Gracie Mae, by my super talented friend, Brooke. (Thank you to Mary ofsister | brother for letting me know the new line is up!) I wrote about my envy of Brooke's sewing room here. Seriously - I want these dresses in my size. Plus - how cute are Annabel and Lily in these photos? (Can you tell I am a proud god-mother?)