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Disturbing & cute…

Cravendale made one of my favorite ads a few years ago and it looks like they did it again. So cute!



Here’s today’s pattern! Another straight digital one made in photoshop. I must say I’m quite proud of this one. It took awhile but worth it.

Big Star – Thirteen

Won’t you let me walk you home from school
Won’t you let me meet you at the pool
Maybe Friday I can
Get tickets for the dance
And I’ll take you

Won’t you tell your dad, get off my back
Tell him what we said ’bout ‘Paint It Black’
Rock ‘n Roll is here to stay
Come inside where it’s okay
And I’ll shake you

Won’t you tell me what you’re thinking of
Would you be an outlaw for my love
If it’s so, well, let me know
If it’s no, well, I can go
I won’t make you

Amazing – The Invisible Bike Helmet

As someone who really loves biking, I am so excited by this. It may be expensive right now but I see it as the beginning of something amazing.

Work in Progress

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I’m taking a SkillShare class on Surface Design. This is the first assignment that I’ve completed. It’s been amazingly fun!

Favorite Interiors

Chris and I are thinking about finally pulling our place together and getting a bit more grown up with our decor. These images are what I’ve been collecting for inspiration. So bright and lovely!WeekdayCarnival

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1. Weekday Carnival 2. Shirley Kurata’s livingroom 3. Love Nordic 4. The Design Files 5. Design Crisis 6. Domaine

The WhitePepper

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I’ve fallen in love with The WhitePepper.

I heart Janelle

Yay!!!! Janelle and Erykah in one place. I’m so excited for the new album and tour.

Feeling Blue

FeelingblueClockwise from upper left: Kate Spade Saturday Dress / NotNeutral candle holders / Boden Demi-Wedges / Rider Bag by Loeffler Randall / POP Diamond Bowl / Rob Ryan Vase

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork & Cabbage Slaw


Chris is a big fan of pulled pork sandwiches and orders it whenever we go out so I’ve been experimenting with slow cooker pork at home. We have a super spicy one that we can make with our eyes closed but we never did find one that we really liked that was milder, specifically mild enough to give to our daughter Aggy. My mission this weekend was to find one that all three of us love and I think I succeeded. The basis for this recipe is a combo of this recipe and this one with a little bit of my personal touch.



Slow Cooker Pulled Pork


  • 1 teaspoon of ancho chili pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of korean pepper flakes or crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1 cup of cider vinegar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 4 peeled garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup of molasses
  • half of a medium yellow onion peeled & roughly chopped
  • 3 pounds of organic pork shoulder
  • 8 soft sandwich rolls
  • course salt & pepper


  1. Mix Ancho Chili Pepper, Red Pepper Flakes, Oregano, and salt/pepper.
  2. Place pork in a slow cooker. Rub with spice mixture and put onions on top.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine vinegar, garlic, molasses, and water; pour over pork. Cover and cook on high for about 6 hours until tender and falling apart.
  4. Remove meat from slow cooker and transfer to a large heatproof bowl, save juices; remove fat and bones. Shred meat. Add enough saved cooking juices to keep meat moist;
  5. Serve meat on toasted bun with your favorite barbecue sauce or this quick home made one. Also, don’t forget about the Cabbage Slaw!



Cabbage Slaw

  • 1/2 cup of chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup of chopped cilantro
  • Half of a medium red cabbage, shredded
  • 2 tablespoon of mayo
  • 2 tablespoon of lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon of light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard
  • salt & pepper


  1. Whisk together mayo, lime juice, light brown sugar, dijon mustard and salt & pepper in a medium bowl.
  2. Toss in cabbage, green onions and cilantro and mix.
  3. Serve with Pulled Pork sandwich. Yum!