Tuesday, November 26, 2013

most popular names for girls

girls names map photo ku-xlarge_zpsb8c09451.gif

I'm fascinated by this state-by-state guide of the most popular names for U.S. girls over the past 60 years. Isn't it intriguing?

Apparently, Sophia was crazy pop in 2012. Who knew?

(gif spotted on swiss miss, originally from jezebel)

Monday, November 25, 2013

rustic wood details

Perhaps it's my overwhelming need to nest lately or a weekend spent in a cabin in the Mississippi countryside, but I'm finding really drawn to rustic wood details for the home.

Our Victorian cottage here in Nashville is hardly "rustic," but I love the cozy feeling that these rough around the edges details can inspire.

Here are a few favorite inspiration pics from Pinterest (beginning with that gorgeous, statement-making headboard above)...

This rough wooden table with the prettiest sloping legs paired with modern chairs looks like a gorgeous spot for intimate dinner conversation.

Friday, November 8, 2013

good advice

Oh, my. Does Tina ever get it wrong?

I feel like the above quote sums up our little family's approach to life over the past two years. It hasn't always been easy (or relaxing), but it certainly hasn't been boring!

Here's to staying inspired as we wind down the week. Happy Friday!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

currently cooking: goan style shrimp curry

Now that chilly temps are here to stay, I've found my self craving hearty, comfort foods. Since S and I are fans of spicy, we decided to whip up one of KJB's favorite one pot meals, Goan Style Shrimp Curry.

We have been craving Indian flavors lately and we were excited to use them in our own kitchen. Curry powder, turmeric, fresh grated ginger and coconut milk are a few of the ingredients that make this vibrant dish so delicious.

Measuring the ingredients...

Monday, November 4, 2013

another feather

another feather has the most stunningly simple collections of geometric jewelry.

 I'm mad for the Artemis and Artemis II collections (pictured above), but the Winter bangles (etched with the shape of evergreen leaves) are also my jam.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

greetings from austin, tx

This week I flew away to Austin for a work trip. While being away from home for several days at a time can sometimes be a drag, we made the most of this conference trip and saw a bit of the city.

Here are a few snaps from our trip away from work. Very excited to head back for a mini getaway with S and a few pals soon!

Exploring food trucks....

Korean Mexican tacos mean spicy chicken with kimchi.
Exploring South Congress