Thursday, November 26, 2009

My Heart is Full

So much to be thankful for:

- a pretty and warm house full of the things that I love
- running water
- the internet
- all of my amazing and creative friends
- my cooking skills
- two of the cutest little brother cats
- flowers
- my education
- the redwood forest
- a caring boyfriend that always makes me laugh

I could go on and on but there's ten. Happy Thanksgiving! 

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Childhood Breakfast

Brunch is my favorite part of Sundays. Today I made my favorite breakfast from my childhood, eggs in a basket. So easy to make:

- butter a slice of your favorite bread
- press the rim of a glass into a piece of bread, punch out the circle to make a hole
- lay the slice of bread and bread circle into a pan on medium heat, allow one side to brown
- flip over slice of bread and bread circle, allowing the other side to brown slightly
- crack an egg into the hole in the slice of bread, cook until the bottom of the egg has set, about 2 minutes
- slide a spatula under the slice of bread and flip the bread very gently (being sure to keep the yolk from breaking)
- let the other side cook until the yold has set to your liking

One of my favorite simple breakfasts!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sewing with Martha + Wendy

Check out this video of Wendy Mullin (of Built by Wendy) making a poncho using a frying pan as a measuring tool on the Martha Stewart show.

This seems like the simplest thing in the world to make, there are only 3 measurements/cuts and you only need one yard of fabric. I think it looks so cute in the Hudson Stripe wool and I love the way Wendy styled hers belted in the front.

So clever!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bed Head

I love this tutorial on how to achieve the perfect messy bun on the Parisienne blog.

The best thing about this hairstyle is the more you screw up, the better.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

In My Dreams

A selection of Liberty tana lawn I've been drooling over lately.

The cashmere of cottons. All from

Mr. Ong's Bentley

via the Lyell blog

Playing Favorites

Welcome to Summerland! I thought the best way to break in a new blog would be a top ten list. They never get old. Here's what I'm loving right now:

Botanical Prints

Paul & Joe Emery Boards

Vintage Tap Pants

Cat Paws

"Borrowing" my Boyfriend's Dress Shirts

Joan Holloway

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil


Stevie Nicks Bella Donna

Le Creuset

I have too many favorite things so there will be more top ten lists for sure.