I am stuck on Band aid brand

I have never wished for a paper cut until this moment.

Happy Friday!

I couldn't resist these pretty little flowers at the farmers market yesterday.  They are the perfect thing to keep me perked up and ready for the race on Sunday.  Yes, the triathlon is this Sunday and strangely I'm not too freaked out...yet.  
A friend of mine told me these are the kind of flowers Bunnies eat.  Here's the proof...


Not only is this probably the most effective way to advertise a bike shop, it's also just plain cool looking!

"Nobody puts Baby in the Corner"

It's no secret that Dirty Dancing is hands down my favorite movie of all time. It's impossible to know exactly how many times in my lifetime I have seen this film, but I can tell you, growing up my sister and I sent a few good VHS tapes to their grave due to excessive watching. So I was sitting at work the other day when my mind started to wonder (sorry boss man, but your work bores me). I got to thinking about this favorite film of mine. I found myself curious as to when exactly it had been released. A quick Google search revealed that the date was August 21, 1987. I couldn't believe it, not only was the anniversary of DD just a few days prior, it also happened to be the day we celebrated my good friend Morgan's bachelorette. Now it would have been a lot cooler had I realized this fact before the party, but I think we did a pretty good job of celebrating with Morgan while also unknowingly paying homage to Dirty Dancing...

"Oh, them. They're the dance people. They're here to keep the, uh, guests happy"...

Music: Angus and Julia Stone

Pillow talk

I made this pillow last night and I absolutely LOVE it!

Catchin some rays

Some quick shots from the beach last weekend.


Training day

One week to go! Ran down to Monroe Harbor this morning, this is where we will be beginning the race with a swim next weekend.

Street wise

Sorry it's kind of hard to read.  Just squint a little bit.

Project Cache: Grass Table

Happy Friday!

The Knife "Heartbeats"


miniature masterpieces by Dalton Ghetti

Recipe Cache

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 cups of whole greek yogurt, divided
2 Tbs turmeric
1 Tbs curry powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 red onion, finely diced
2 Tbs minced cilantro
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 pieces of naan
1.  Marinate the Chicken Breasts:

Combine 1 cup of yogurt, turmeric, curry powder, cayenne pepper, and salt in a small bowl.
Pat the chicken breasts dry with paper towels and slather on the yogurt marinade. Marinate for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and make the raita.

2.  Make the Raita:
Combine 1 cup of yogurt, red onion, cilantro, lemon juice, paprika, and salt. Adjust seasoning to taste. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

3.  Cook the Chicken:
Wrap the chicken breasts in foil and bake for 25 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes (in foil) before serving.

4.  Warm the Naan and Prepare Garnish:
Wrap the naan in foil and warm in the oven for 5 minutes.
Prepare any additional garnish like sliced red onion and diced tomatoes.

5.  Plate and Serve:
Spoon a heaping tablespoon of the raita onto the warm naan. Top with the warm chicken breast and its juices. Add an additional spoonful of raita and garnish.


Scout and Catalogue

Great giveaway today at Dilly Dallas from the fantastic Scout and Catalogue!  All the pretty colors make me so happy. I want it all!


Picture from my run this morning through the park.


What a beautiful morning

OK you can laugh, but my crush on Shia still remains.  I saw him on may way to work this morning.  Update: he's still hot.  What a way to start the day!

I want that!

I wish I would have known about this when we were shopping for a new dishrack!

Happy Friday! Hello Weekend!

Yellow brick road

Google is showing some Kansas love today!

Charlatan, Martyr, Hustler

Mr. Popo and Mr. Otoboke

a cozy cafe

Judging books by their cover

I love the work of Coralie Bickford-Smith. Her newest collection is amazing, and makes me want to line my book shelves with these beautiful art deco inspired covers.

Dream sleep

beautiful photography by Ditte Isager for Bloomingdales.

Simple things

I'm loving the whimsical drawings by Cecile Mancion. Pretty illustrations of everyday life. 

The PEN Story

Check out this great stop motion video...

And a big thanks to Morgan for emailing it to me so I didn't miss out :)

A Gatsby Affair

I find myself overwhelmingly jealous of those who will be in New York on August 28th-29th.
While I am recovering (with the aid of lots of cold beer) from my first attempt at the Chicago Triathlon, those luckiest of New Yorkers will be at the Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party. Leisurely sipping their summer cocktails under a shady grove of centuries-old trees.
I wish I too could be there in a pretty summer dress and adorably era appropriate hat.