All posts in The Kitchen

lemon souff

the pantry at delancey

I made a game-plan when we moved to Seattle. A plan to meet both the city and the people. Ok, the plan was pretty simple… Read more…


cooking and (de)vices

I guess I could have resolved to cook more at any point in time, but I like grand new beginnings to make change. I have more free time than ever, so, obviously I have the time and have run out of excuses to not cook. I don’t know why I avoid it so much. Read more…

The Homesick Texan Cookbook by Lisa Fain

chelsea and karen cook

I have been the laziest cook over the past few years. I have been know to say that making a list of ingredients overwhelms me, not to mention the shopping. Read more…

color happy

Um, so this makes me smile.  I love how bright and clever these are.  They are by French food blogger Emilie Griottes.  I hope these make you smile today.  I know this post is short and sweet, but I am not only trying to get things in order for my trip later this week, but also for my little relo to Dallas for the summer. Read more…

game. changer.

This is such a game changer.  Do you guys bake?  I actually did a brief stint in culinary school, in the pastry and baking department.  I have cysts in my hands, so my career as a pastry chef was rather short lived, and now I marvel at how I used to wake up at 3 am for work, but I still love to bake for David and friends when I am feeling domestic.  When I saw this cake slicer I got so excited. Cutting even layers is always challenging, and this looks neat. Yeah, I said neat. Read more…

last minute addition

To our registry that it.  I have gushed about Sweet and Saucy Supply before, and I am back to obsess again.  I just added these fabulous mercury glass pedestal bowls to our registry this week. There are three, and I can’t resist a good grouping.  I almost didn’t post them, because I am selfish and love them so much, but I love you readers too, so here goes.  They are beautiful, romantic, and vintage. Enough said. Read more…

for the love of stuff

Being quite the matron of the kitchen myself, it was really quite easy to seek out great kitchen gadgets and accessories. Granted that a real chef/foodie probably doesn’t need any of these things, they would all make great kitchen display pieces. Glue magnets on the back of the ice-a-marines and muse them on the fridge, Place the gigantic red apple caldron next to a fabulous stack of cook books as a book end. The babushka, well, she’d be great anywhere.  I think what might come next folks is a book entitled….For the love of stuff.
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guest post: lena {la petite coquin}

Today, Lena of La Petite Coquin is filling in for me! You may remember her from this fabulous wedding shoe post.  I simply adore this girl… to the point where I think David is over what he thought was weird daily gushing about her and now thinks it is normal. Without further ado, Lena:
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black friday + lovely links

I hope all you Americans’ had a wonderful turkey day!  For all my non-American friends, we all made it to Friday! Yay!  First a peek at our Thanksgiving and don’t miss the links below (black Friday goodies).
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a thanksgiving favorite

Happy Thanksgiving, friends!  I hope that you all have a lovely day.  David and I are celebrating Thanksgiving at our house.  It will be just the two of us and the pups.  We have never really held a holiday on our own, so it will be a little different, but hopefully sweet and delicious.  I am attempting to make a brisket-  I’ll let you know how it goes.  Anyways, today I wanted to share a Thanksgiving favorite.  They are actually perfect all fall and winter, but these muffins are a Thanksgiving must!  I baked this batch last night, and the whole house still smells amazing  Here is my very simple recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. xo
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Ok, don’t hate on me because of the price of these beauties, just love on them and be inspired! PS- the designer, Anna Rabinowicz, looks absolutely adorable.

RabLabs was created from the desire to bring warmth and natural inspiration into the home. Our designs fuse ancient, precious materials with cutting-edge design

I love the Kiva Platters.  I mean, they are just gorgeous. A little boho, a little glitz…so unique.

today I’m diggin’

vintage pyrex

First of all, Pyrex is super versatile.  It can go from the oven to the table. It can be microwaved and refrigerated.  This may be one of the only functional things I have ever been tempted to collect.  I normally gravitate towards tiny boxes and figurines. I love “collections”.  Yesterday I was talking to my friend Lissy about watching Hoarders.  She said that it makes her want to start cleaning fiercely.  I, on the other hand, admitted that it makes me feel a little more relaxed about my collections and level of clutter…

But back to the Pyrex.  It is so happy and bright.  There is so much on Etsy and I always see it at estate sales…. watch out, little house, we might be starting a new collection.

{ All images can be found on my Pinterest, check it out! some of these are other people’s collections but some are for sale}

best utensils ever

When my friend Michelle sent me a text about Sucre and Spice I knew I was about to experience something good.   I am so happy she introduced me to this fabulous Etsy shop.  I am obsessed.  I really want to find some way to incorporate this into the wedding festivities…or a party…or anything!

sweet & saucy

I was beyond delighted when I found these leopard print cupcake liners.  As in, my jaw dropped and I went silent…a rarity when it is just me and David.  I spend most of our time entertaining him with my witty inner-monologue and hilarious yet insightful commentary on the shows we are watching or the people we’ve seen.  At least, that is how I see it. There aren’t many gaps in the chatter.  I am aware of that. Ok, back to these cupcake liners. Amazing.  Then I couldn’t resist sharing a bit more with you…there are so many adorable things at Sweet & Saucy Supply.  If you are anywhere near Long Beach, CA you should go to the Sweet & Saucy Store, it has quite the reputation.

The Only Cupcake Liner I Will Every Buy Again

The Last Statement Was A Lie…

I am a pretty big fan of these lovelies as well.

The Rest of the Wishlist

oh football season, back so soon?

Let me preface this by saying if there is food, booze, friends or a team I actually care about, I can kinda get into football.  I wish I loved it.  I’m from Texas, I feel like a love for the game should run in my blood.  I love the camaraderie, but a game, especially on television, just can’t hold my focus.  So while David enjoys his football, I have created a guide for surviving the season.  This is noticeably an indoor guide, and for two reasons.  The first is that David is only home on the weekends, so when he is watching the game we still want to spend time together.  Even if that means just sitting cozy together doing separate activities.  Secondly, today is was 102 degrees…It is just not time to play outside quite yet.  So, here it is:

Football Season Survival Guide

  1. Read. You all know I have a terrible television addiction, so this is the perfect time to catch up on my reading.  First on my list, Great House by Nicole Krauss.  More suggestions, friends?

  2. Catch up on correspondence.  During a busy week, I hardly ever get my thank you notes, cards, etc. finished.  I usually get as far as picking out a card…I am naturally a hoarder, and cute stationery is definitely abounding in this girl’s house.  The writing, addressing, and postmarking usually never happen.   It is time, friends. Expect mail.

  3. Invent a signature drink. I have been meaning to make this happen for a while.  On the other hand, how will I top this cake batter martini?

  4. Bake! I love to bake.  I have yet to make whoopie pies or macaroons, and I am ready for the challenge.

  5. Paint my nails. I mean, there are always new colors and interesting nail art to try.  Plus, for me, painting my nails becomes rather zen-like. I like this about it.

  6. DIY. Design Sponge at Home arrived today and I can’t wait to start some of the fabulous projects inside.  I have also been bookmarking DIY projects all summer that I haven’t gotten around to, but look amazeballs, so I am ready to get my craft on.

  7. Plan a dinner party. Our house is finally starting to come together and I am excited to have friends over for dinner.  Luckily, my friend Tyler has agreed to be my partner in crime, so I will have amazing help with planning, and most importantly, cooking!


How do you survive football season?  Do you love to watch a good game, or do you have any great ways to make the most of your weekend, while staying in with the people you love?