Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Turquoise Chevron Kitchen

We live in an apartment in a quiet little suburb called West Chester, just outside Philadelphia. Although I love our kitchen's open floor plan and granite countertops, the white walls and cupboards make it feel a little on the bland side. We don't want to paint, so I'd like to integrate color {my favorite shade of turquoise} and patterns {chevron, of course} to help spice it up a bit {no pun intended}. Here are some of my ideas:

utensil holder :: anthro

tumbler :: west elm
Could be used as a vase or as a small utensil holder.

tea towels :: etsy

milliken rug :: csn stores
My husband is not a fan of having a rug in the kitchen...but this one might be too fabulous to pass up!

l'epice jar :: anthro
Would be cute individually or as a set.
limmaren bottles :: IKEA
I was thinking I could use 1 for dish soap, 1 for balsamic vinegar, and 1 for olive oil. Thoughts?

mini latte bowls :: anthro

What do you think? Any other recommendations for personalizing an aparment kitchen?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

It's not about a bunny...

Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

365 Challenge: 3.1-3.7

I cannot believe I have a 3-day weekend! I literally skipped all the way from the car to the apartment {I wonder what my neighbors thought?). Oh, and then I ran (again, literally) back outside with my camera because I could not resist taking a zillion photos of the cherry blossoms that practically blossomed overnight! Those pics to come soon, but until then...

Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake from TCF

New drapery rings for the Living Room curtains

Formerly yellow/orange vanity after 2 coats of gray paint {makevoer pics coming soon!}

Rags used for cleaning up great-grandma's antique table

Exploring the Reading Terminal Market in Center City, Philadelphia

My absolute favorite thing from Panera: Tomato & Mozzarella Panini

Love the coffee, but the new logo...eh, not so much

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Philadelphia Doors

I am fortunate to live less than an hour away from the beautiful city of Philadelphia. During a trip into the city with some friends, I stumbled upon some gorgeous doors and entry-ways. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

IKEA Snobs

Why do some people have such disdain for IKEA? They sell chic, contemporary and - the best part - economical products. Yes, some of the furniture can be a bit flimsy. However, there are several items that have proven to be versatile and long-lasting. Plus, with items sold at 1/4 the average cost of its high-end competitors, IKEA seems to be an excellent alternative. Check out these fabulous, affordable IKEA pieces from a few of my favorite bloggers.

butcher block {sanded + painted turquoise = LOVE} :: jennifer johner

karl sofa :: young house love

bjursta table :: love and lace

expedit shelves :: live creating yourself

At long last, here is a picture of our beloved Mongstad mirror from IKEA, now residing in our Master Bedroom.
It is massive and we love it!

What are your thoughts on this admittedly Walmart-esque home decor giant?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Photography Blog

Check out the new post over at my photography blog:

View full album on facebook.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

365 Challenge: 2.21-2.28

Apparently, I really enjoy taking pictures of food...

homemade banana bread

I am officially addicted to Starbucks coffee

Grandma Codner's recipe for homemade stew, mmm...

Vanilla Chai Latte + J.Crew jammies + an episode of "Friends" = the perfect way to end a day

Date night with the husband at one of our favorite local restaurants

One of the many vendors at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, PA

French Toast ~ my secret recipe :)

My new obsession: Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Saturday, April 2, 2011

365 Challenge: 2.12-2.21

mmm homemade Garlic Shrimp

 Stuffed French Toast from Market Street Grill in downtown West Chester

Happy Valentine's Day!
{Homemade Belgian Waffles ~ recipe coming soon!}

A day in the life of a Kindergarten Teacher...

There's nothing like a "Get Well Soon" giraffe to make you instantly feel better

Lesson plans, lesson plans, and more lesson plans
{These binders are my favorite. I heart Target's organizational wizardry!}

This belongs to one of my students who just moved here from China.
She barely speaks any English, but she loved having her little keepsake photographed.

Saturday afternoon date with my sister, and her fabulous wallet

I wonder how many times I visit Starbucks each month?

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