Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
about 3/4 of the way through my 10-mile run, my stomach started to rumble. i always spend the last portion of long-runs planning my breakfast. today, i knew exactly what i wanted to eat: overnight oats. i find a lot of recipes on this blog, but i often tweak them just a bit. for my version of overnight oats, i simply cook a serving of oats as instructed on the canister (these are my favorite).
after they're cooked, i add a 1/2 cup of cold almond milk to the hot oats, stir, and stick them in the refrigerator overnight. in the morning, the oats have absorbed all the milk and you're left with a large bowl of creamy, cold oats.
now you're ready to add anything your heart desires... this morning, i added pureed pumpkin (ever since i read this book i've tried to increase my pumpkin consumption... it's a great source of carotenoids). i also added some vanilla, lots of cinnamon, chia seeds, and some truvia (but honey or maple syrup would be great, too). some other nice add-ins are bananas, blueberries, greek yogurt, roasted almonds, and granola.
how great are these milly dresses? i've always had a soft-spot for milly... the line often looks as if it was plucked from the closet of blair waldorf or charlotte york goldenblatt. i'm particularly fond of the ecru number.
Friday, September 17, 2010
it's finally the weekend! i'm going to spend the next 2 days:
*running 10 miles (so i don't embarrass myself in a few weeks)
*getting a manicure and pedicure (you don't know jacques)
*opening birthday gifts
*eating a belated birthday dinner with my family at g. michael's
*working on my save the dates so i can take them to the post office next weekend
*walking my pup with the dr.
*providing snacks and encouragement to the dr. as he studies
what are your plans?
Thursday, September 16, 2010
i'll be back when this hellish week is over. until then, planning my weekend is getting me through the muck.
onto more important matters- should my saturday afternoon manicure be mink muffs:
i really didn't think i could get behind this trend, but i admired a coworker's jacques mani today, and i think i'm ready to give the grey/brown hue a shot.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
1. sequins... i love the versatility of this madewell shirt. i would wear it to work or on a date.
2. stripes. i've been living in this shirt- so i think a cashmere iteration will be perfect when the temperature starts to dip. this shopbop sweater is perfect.
and the only thing better than stripes or sequins is stripes AND sequins... i think this shirt would look great paired with a blazer.
3. monogrammed jewelry. i'm a sucker for anything personalized. i wear a nashelle id necklace every. single. day. but i think i would like to add this to my daily arsenal.
4. cashmere hoodie. what could be cozier?
5. rose gold, oversized watch. i've been eyeing this vintage-inspired watch for a while... the price is right, but i'm not completely loving it... the search continues.
7. dark purple polish. opi's lincoln park after dark is my go-to dark polish of choice- but this new essie shade (velvet voyeur) looks nice.
Friday, September 10, 2010
i first learned of emerson made on another blog... the site fell off my radar until yesterday, when my future mother-in-law mentioned a ring pillow she saw on the morning news:
aren't these beautiful? i love the blue pillow, but i don't think i'm ready to entrust the engagement rings with my 3-year-old niece.
after exploring the site, i found a couple other treasures: this belt (the necklace isn't too shabby either).
and these custom napkins:
(all images courtesy of emersonmade.com)
Monday, September 6, 2010
my neighborhood epitomizes suburbia. i live 10 minutes from a whole foods, there are 5 frozen yogurt shops within a 10 mile radius, and every single time i leave my house i'm greeted by someone walking a dog or a child riding a bike. i'm lucky to have wonderful, friendly neighbors... so it's no surprise they organize an annual labor day block party.
i was instructed to make a dessert for the shindig, so i asked dr. matt if he had a sweet preference (knowing exactly which treat he would request). these little bars are his favorite. it really comes as no surprise- in my experience, ina can do no wrong. these crumbly bars are very sweet and nostalgic... they take me back to my childhood- the days of eating crustless peanut butter and jelly sandwiches made by mom.
(le photo credit)