Decor

Our Home: Bedroom

Still a lot to do in the bedroom, but I was so excited about our new art that I had to give you a peek. The bedroom has come together very slowly (ahem we moved here in June).  And it is not complete- notice we have no night stands, Greg is actually using a tv tray with a towel on…
Food

The Perfect Jasmine Rice

Before this recipe making rice was a gamble because I was never quite sure how it would turn out - sticky? Dry? soupy?  We are seriously obsessed with this rice and will never go back to old rice recipes- the texture is perfect every time.  The trick is rinsing the rice in water for 15 minutes and using the 1:1.5…
Food

Chicken and Herb Dumplings

I had homemade chicken noodle soup for the first time about a year ago at our family friend Rose's house. And I can't stop thinking about it... I was a bit nervous about this soup recipe because my last few soups have been fails and homemade chicken broth based soups have always intimidated me. Thankfully it turned out quite delicious…
Series

Want, Love, Do, Wear, Read – 3.6

Want: These adorable Ceramic hanging planters for my office peg board. Love:  These kick-ass desktop and mobile wallpapers designed by KT Smail.  It was hard to pick, but I went with the second one - Now I instantly feel happy when I open my computer. Do:  Plant my baby seeds in this Germination Station - I already have kale and arugula sprouts after 3…
Food

Sweet and Sour Chicken

I found this recipe on Pinterest last week  and it spoke to my Chinese take-out cravings in all the right ways.  Turns out- it's even better than take-out!  I also tried out a new technique for my jasmine rice and it turned out perfect - see recipe here.  Greg kept going on and on about  how delicious the rice was…
Bits & Pieces

The Language of Flowers Dictionary

I read a beautiful book last month, The Language of Flowers: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, which has opened my eyes to flowers and the meaning behind them. During the Victorian Era flowers were used to send secretive message.  The flowers most often conveyed a romantic expressions but they could also reflect a negative message.  In the book Victoria created a Flower Dictionary-…
Food

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

I grew up in a house without brussels sprouts.  It was not until college that I discovered these delectable little vegetables- a roommate of mine was constantly snacking on them with honey mustard.  I must admit I did not have much faith in my friend Rachel because she liked eating room temperature peas out of the can, but one day I gave…
Beauty Routine

Beauty Routine- Shower

one. Neutrogena, Acne Stress Control, Power-Clear Scrub: My go to face wash for 3 years- I try to mix it up but I keep coming back for more. two. Bioelements, Pumice Peel: I use this pumice peel about once a week and gently scrub my face for about 3 minutes.  Once rinsed off my face is silky smooth and fresh. three. Gillete, Venus…