Couple Things…

We had a great week in this house:

The gift I got my husband for Valentine’s Day finally arrived – 4lbs of Tennessee smoked slab bacon from Benton’s Smokey Mountain Country Ham.  And boy does this bacon have the smokiest flavor I’ve ever tasted!  And it’s very thick.  Obviously I’ll have a couple bacon-themed recipes to share with you next week.

We also did a lot of walking this week…I think Z is close to letting go and walking on her own. 

My husband and I had a date night at Olives in Charlestown, the food was great…especially this yellowfin tuna tartare.

After much thought (and a small poll on instagram) we picked a paint color and my husband painted our upstairs hallway.  Turns out, the color is almost identical to what the hallway already was.  D’oh!  At least now it’s fresh paint and looks clean and sharp.

Have a great weekend – here are some fun links:

Obviously if you watch Downton Abbey you are devastated and still recovering from Sunday’s season finale.  That’s all I’ll say in case you haven’t watched it yet.  In the meantime, here is Downton Abbey if it took place on Facebook.

In honor of the Oscars this Sunday: here are the 12 best Oscar acceptance speeches…ever.

My favorite headline of the week: Now You Can Go Postal Too with USPS Clothing Line.  What?  It’s for real!

Did you see Gwyneth’s GOOP was a magazine this week!

And finally, have you read the article this week from the Atlantic on modern “DIY” Parenting?  I found it interesting.

Couple Things…

I wanted to share some Valentine’s Day highlights from our house…

We started the day with some heart shaped toast

 and red roses!


For dinner I used this recipe for beet and goat cheese ravioli

they were really delicious even though it was quite the “labor of love” to make these because  I made them heart shaped, of course. 


 At least I had some help!

The day ended with white chocolate mousse topped with raspberries made by my husband.

I hope your Valentine’s Day was full of hearts and sweets as ours was!  Have a great weekend – here are some fun links from the web:

Here’s a good source of NYFW news and reviews. 

And see specific designers’ shows here.

I of  course loved the J.Crew presentation!

Sesame Street Upside Downton Abbey – the Carson Muppet is great.

I love these embroidered initial necklaces I found on etsy…

I am just seeing the new Nanette Lepore juniors line at JC Penney – l’amour, it’s cute and SO affordable.