a little pumpkinage

October 20, 2010

fall pumpkins

clockwise :: {velvet pumpkins, cambridge dreams, pheasant run wreathamong the pumpkins, pumpkin necklace, vintage books, pumpkin souffle candle, acorn ornament, lanterns, vintage orange earrings}

i picked up four pumpkins at our farmers market this past weekend, and it always amazes me how setting them on the porch gets me in the mood for fall.  it’s like chilly mornings, big boots and all kinds of soups are now suddenly appropriate – cuz i’ve got pumpkins on the porch!  we’re planning to carve them sometime in the next week (another fall tradition) and will be enjoying them till thanksgiving, i’m sure.  with the beautiful yellow leaves falling and apple cider at every coffee shop, i’ve fallen for fall (i’m such a sucker).

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going paperless

October 20, 2010

Posted by in holidays

paperless holiday invitations

i’ve always been a big fan of snail mail, as there’s nothing quite like opening up a special card with your name on it.  but then again, i’ve always been a big fan of the earth, as there’s nothing quite like hiking into forested mountains and standing in awe of the beauty surrounding me.

what’s my point?

i believe that wherever we can cut paper or other environmental detriments, we should! that’s where paperless post comes in.  they are an incredibly well thought out, beautifully put together site where you can customize all of your invitations, holiday cards and well wishes into a gorgeous cards and send them right over the world wide web.

paperless post has been named elegant, couture, tasteful and brilliant- and to that i would like to add genius. they cost significantly less than going usps (send 150 cards for $10- that would be $66 at the post office!), they save you tons of time and they save the earth, one piece of paper at a time.

paperless post

they’ve partnered with some of the best designers, (linda & harriet and thorn willow press- just to name a few), and with features like chevron envelope liners and funky fonts, you’re recipients will still have a feast for their eyes. they are incredibly easy to put together (not to mention embarrassingly fun), so head on over to paperless post to get started!

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now that the boxes are unpacked and the kitchen is stocked, we can get back to some of ghtr’s usuals.  i feel like it’s been ages since i’ve been able to share a recipe with you!  our lovely neighbor gave us a gigantic butternut squash last week, and i’ve been using it for quite a few meals- and this one is a keeper.  it’s the best pasta i’ve ever made.  the best..? yes, yes, the best.

butternut squash and walnut pasta

this meal envelops you with the season’s best.  i served it with an easy apple crisp for dessert and felt that fall had officially arrived.  it’s so rich, different and comforting- it warms you up from the inside out!

ingredients:

  • - 1/2 lb whole wheat pasta
  • - 1 butternut squash (about 3 cups), skinned and cubed
  • - 3/4 cup of finely chopped walnuts, toasted
  • - 2 cups of fresh spinach
  • - 1/4 cup honey
  • - 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • - 4 tbs olive oil
  • - salt and pepper to taste
  • - 2 cloves of garlic, minced

butternut squash and walnut pasta

directions:

preheat oven to 425F. place the butternut squash in a bowl and toss with 2 tbs olive oil, honey, salt and pepper.  place on a pan and roast in the oven until tender; about 40 mins.  meanwhile, bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta, reserving 1 cup of the salted water after the pasta is finished.  in a pan, saute the garlic in the remaining 2 tbs of olive oil until fragrant, about 1 minute.  add the butternut squash, walnuts, nutritional yeast and spinach and cook until the spinach has wilted.  add the 1 cup of reserved pasta water.  add the pasta and toss to cover- serve and enjoy!

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dark decor

October 19, 2010

Posted by in home decor

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vt wonen dark interiors

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i’m not sure if it’s just that time of year, or if i’m ready for a change from my previous white and beige era, but i’ve begun to fall in love with darker decor.  there’s something about winter hibernation, early darkness and warm drinks that go along with comfortable accents of black and cozy dark walls. in our new place, i am splashing about more bright colors than usual (you’ll see them soon, i promise!), but i am still drawn to dark accents.  the mere fact that we’re not allowed to paint our stark white walls is probably making me long for a can of black paint even more- but that will just be my design challenge- furniture, rugs and art it is!

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karine leger photography

October 18, 2010

Posted by in photography

karine léger -photography

karine légar’s work makes me feel feminine and pretty but dark and mysterious all at the same time.  a photographer and painter based out of montréal, she makes me feel like i have a secret, as though i’m hiding something (though i’m not sure quite what).  to see more of her intriguing work, visit her website or flickr page, maybe you have a secret, too?

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sponsor welcome: 2 frog home

October 18, 2010

Posted by in lifestyle

2 frog home

kathie authors 2 frog home where you’ll find her writing about living the simple life, stocking her pantry and cooking up a storm.  with advice about everything from balancing your budget to doing driveway yoga, she’s a feel good get-your-life-on-track kinda gal.  next year, she’ll even be releasing a cookbook! to get a sneak peek, check out her recipes for vanilla apple cobbler, squash millet bake and herb infused honey.

interested in advertising on going home to roost? click here to find out more!

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Posted by in indie fashion

skinny jeans & big sweaters

name brand newbies: anthropologie look, bloomingdale’s sweater & knits, 7 for all mankind look, urban skinny jeans

skinny jeans & big sweaters

get the look for less! indie alternatives:

row 1: sweater leggings, vintage buttercup sweater

row2: vintage rose sweater, ruched leggings, slouchy sweater

row 3: black stilleto boots, pazzo boots, winter wool sweater

happy friday! love, bonnie

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decorating with stripes

October 15, 2010

Posted by in home decor

in lieu of this week’s earlier post on my latest love of stripes, i thought i would put together a collage of handmade striped goodies for your home.  if you want just a splash of lines, here’s a little something for you!

decorating with stripes

row 1: bird tea towel, faux deer head, up in the sky

row 2: diamond rug, blue striped tote, striped runner

row 3: french ticking pillow, chevron pillow covers,

row 4: nautical napkins, yellow blue striped bird, black and white striped pillow covers

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