Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Curtain Fabric

Now that I have been in my apartment for a little over a year, I am working on decorating certain parts of it and adding things like rugs and curtains. I've been on the hunt for fabric to use in my living room for curtains and found some great choices at Calico Corners. My mom and I visited the store this weekend and I think we both decided that we like the last choice the best.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Blueberry Bliss

Lately the local blueberries have been in season and I've kind of gone a little blueberry crazy... I made a Blueberry Tart this past week from a Martha Stewart recipe and it was wonderful. I loved the shortbread crust and that the recipe had a few fresh blueberries on the top after it was baked. It was a great treat this week and I still have a piece or two left for the weekend. Hope you have a great (and cool) weekend!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Emma Watson

With the latest installment of Harry Potter coming out next month, I am all about my favorite wizard right now. In my daily checks of Mugglenet, I noticed that Emma Watson has done another cover shoot and interview for Teen Vogue. This will be her third shoot for Teen Vogue and with her amazing style, this shoot does not disappoint.

All pictures via Teen Vogue.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Recently, I've found myself wishing that I could take a bike ride. Unfortunately, I do not own a bicycle anymore. I think my dad got rid of it in one of their moves. So I've been looking at the Schwinn Bicycle website trying to decide if I'd like to invest in one of their vintage looking Cruisers. Here are a few that I am look at. Any suggestions?

Monday, June 22, 2009

Hepburn Love

I love this picture of Audrey Hepburn I found a couple of months ago. I can't seem to remember where I found it though. If anyone knows, please email me!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Scottish Wedding

By now you probably know that I love the British Isles and with my heritage being Scottish & Irish, I have always had a soft spot for these countries. I found this wedding the other day through Black*Eiffel and fell completely in love with it. Who wouldn't want to get married in Edinburgh, Scotland in a castle, right? Gorgeous!

All pictures via Paul Johnson Photography.Add Image

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


One of my favorite toppings for bread and croissants in the morning is marmalade. I've heard that it is pretty easy to make at home yourself, so this past weekend I decided to try my hand at it and make my own marmalade. I have to say that it came out very tasty and I think I will be making my own marmalade from now on.

I used Hartley's Ma Made purchased from Williams-Sonoma. I was told by an associate there that the thin cut makes the best marmalade.

First, I boiled my canning jars and lids in order to sterilize them for the canning process.

After the jars and lids boiled for two to three minutes, I put them on a baking sheet lined with a cooling rack in the over to keep them warm and dry.

I then placed the Ma Made concentrate in a large saucepan along with 3/4 pint of water.

Then I added 8 cups of sugar to the concentrate and turned the mixture on high.

I allowed the marmalade to come to a boil and added a dollop of butter to take away the foam.

The marmalade then stayed at a boiling point for 15 minutes while being stirred occasionally.

After boiling to the correct consistency, I tested the marmalade on a cold plate to see if it had jelled. After letting the marmalade rest for a couple of minutes, I poured the mixture into each jar and added the lid. Finally, I let the jars come to room temperature and cool down.

Now I have seven 12 oz jars of homemade marmalade and it is a wonderful treat in the morning on a fresh croissant with a cup of coffee or tea. YUM!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Beach Scene

I love this picture that I've seen around lately. You can purchase it in a print here. Makes me realize summer is officially here!

Found most recently via Jordan Ferney | Oh Happy Day!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Yellow Obsession

Lately, my new obsession had been yellow and goldenrod. I've purchase quite a few things in these colors and have been trying to find the perfect bag to tie them all together. Here are some of my recent purchases that have helped put me in the mood for summer!

Earrings: Yeah... Hello?

Shoes: Target

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Camping in Style

I've been wanting to go camping for a while now and just haven't had the right opportunity or time to go. Here are some camping essentials that I would love to use on my trip; all from my favorite British designer Cath Kidston!

All pictures via Cath Kidston.