Posts Tagged ‘link party’

Comfort Food Link Party Comin’ Up!

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

I realized I haven’t published a recipe in months and there’s really no excuse for that.  I prepared a lot of favorite dishes over the summer but never got around to photographing any of them.  I’ll just blame the general laziness of summer.  I made homemade garlic hummus and grilled artichokes with lemon aioli and other ‘sounds kinda fancy but really so simple’ dishes and I really do have to be better about sharing. 

So yesterday, I was craving one of my favorite comfort foods and I made it and I photographed it and oh my it was completely divine and satisfied my comfort food craving.  My taste buds were in heaven but my waistline is a little annoyed – there is an ongoing battle between them you know.

Now that fall has arrived I’m sure you’ve got a few great comfort food recipes to share so let’s have a party, mkay?   Next Tuesday, right here. 

comfort food link party

Bring your favorite comfort food recipe to the Link Party on Tuesday and then we’ll all take a nap afterward because that’s the whole point of making these recipes, right? 

Can’t wait to see what you cook up!

 

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Autumn Mantels + Link Party

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

When it comes to fall decorating, I have a predictable annual ritual.  I clip colorful stems of viburnum leaves from the backyard, pull out the amber glass collection from storage, and pose mini pumpkins all around the house.  As a result, the mantel tends to reflect my fall favorites. 

amber bottles on mantel centsational girl

amber bottles and mirror on mantel

That was the mantel yesterday morning when I photographed it.  Then I had two cups of coffee.  And as I sat there in the cozy space, amped up on caffeine, I got a hankering to mix it up again.   

As I’ve mentioned, I am fixated on marbled paper this year, so I decided after lunch to  take down the mirror and replace it with some framed golden marbled papers I ordered earlier this year. (Those are IKEA Ribba frames if you’re curious.)

Aaaaaand here’s the afternoon version of the mantel. 

framed marbled paper on mantel

marbled paper and amber bottles on mantel

autumn mantel and framed marbled paper

autumn living room mantel centsational girl

Here are the seasonal changes: I temporarily swapped my living room rug for the Surya rug that used to sit in the kid’s playroom and was hiding in a closet.  I brought down the slipcovered settee from our master bedroom for a few months to create a cozy seating area around the fireplace.  And I added a deep orange throw blanket and some embroidered DL Rhein pillows, both purchased from Joss & Main as autumn accents.

 

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