Monthly Archives: January 2012

planning for Oscar 2.0

Last year, I threw my first Oscar party, and before it even took place, I knew I would be making this an annual thing. Winters, post-holiday in Iowa, are anti-climactic and I find myself searching for little things to look … Continue reading

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the photo wall (finally)

Over a year ago, I set out to design a photo wall. After going back and forth on several ideas, I decided to do all Ikea Ribba frames in white and created the above arrangement on my computer to get … Continue reading

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Cooking, entertaining, enjoying.

It’s been a little while since I posted. Now that we’ve had time to get moved in, unpacked, through the holidays, and (somewhat) organized, I’ve been logging a lot of hours in my favorite spot, the kitchen, as we’ve been … Continue reading

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a date with des moines: all spice

You know that episode of Sex and the City where Carrie, donning that infamous striped skirt, declares that she’s not dating men and is instead dating the City of New York? She goes all over, to the museums, to restaurants, … Continue reading

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my favorite spot

This post could also be called, “I’m learning how to use my new camera flash…so bear with me”….it could also be called, “Damn, I wish I had moved the trash can out of sight earlier!” But here it is, “My … Continue reading

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Starsky, the Hutch

Seriously, I sometimes name our furniture. Just go with it. As I’ve unpacked the kitchen and made a place for every last cup and saucer, this hutch from Ikea has been a God-send. In our last house, we had a … Continue reading

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