That mani up there may go on record as my favorite I’ve done ever. I left the base completely naked and used some washi tape triangles I cut out as a stencil. Then I painted on a few coats of Julep’s Coco over the top and a layer of shiny top coat. I love a cream polish and I always love a deep oxblood throughout the cooler months–it’s my favorite nail color of the season, hands down (pun always intended)!
Anyway, let’s talk food links! Erika made these Smoked Gouda and Chive Buttermilk Biscuits and I have been thinking biscuits ever since…not that it takes me much to think about biscuits. I loooove em.
These Skillet Baked Pulled Pork and Broccoli Rabe Stuffed Shells look like a platter of saucy, carb comfort…I mean, there’s pulled pork in there!
I’m thinking of making this Sausage and Pear Stuffing for Thanksgiving and adding caramelized fennel b/c I am obsessed with it…which will just be for Sean and me. We plan on seeing Catching Fire that day so we have something to do and not feel like total disconnected loners and we will need to eat before…cause movie theater popcorn does not equal Thanksgiving.
Since we probably won’t only be eating stuffing for Thanksgiving, I am on the hunt for recipes that taste of the usual spread but don’t require me to aquire and roast a whole turkey-bird. These Turkey Spinach and Feta Meatballs with Cranberry Greek Yogurt Sauce from Okie Dokie Artichokie are looking kind of perfect.
These Brussels Sprouts Latkes from Molly are just singing my song…I live for crispy edged brussels and I just know these have to deliver all kinds of goodness.
I, admittedly, kinda sorta loathe matcha…but these Chocolate Matcha Fondants from Sarah are just too pretty too resist. I may have to revisit the whole matcha sitch.
These Chocolate Cream Pie Brownies from Handle the Heat basically made my brain explode. I just can’t even deal.
I love most versions of Chicken Tortilla Soup and this one from Brittany is lookin’ real good.
I can’t say I’ve ever had SPAM but these Totoro Musibi are just so stankin’ cute! We love Totoro in this house, so I just couldn’t resist sharing.
This little piece about What Your Favorite Apple Says About You is pretty funny…I mean, it’s pretty spot on with the Red Delicious assesment…who are these people?! I, personally, love Honeycrisps (I’ve seriously eaten my weight in them this season), so maybe that’s why I like it.
I have a lust to have a home with some sort of library situation someday…a girl’s gotta dream…and this landing library is just so perfect.
Speaking of libraries, this former public library turned home is just so rad I can’t even handle it. I mean, the library ladder in the kitchen, the cabinets, the dining area lighting, the beams, and that desk chair. UGH.
I am also obsessed with cozy nooks for sleeping in and this one includes one of my other sleep-obsessions, a wall-to-wall bed. Also, it’s right up next to that window which I imagine would make it a little chilly and I love a slightly chilly sleeping situation so I can just shroud myself in a nest of blankets and pillows. DREAMY!