floating recipes by pavel becker

I imagine cooking a gourmet meal in outer space would look a little something like this incredible photo series by photographer Pavel Becker and art director Nora Luther – fresh ingredients suspended in a stunning mid-air ballet, stubbornly refusing to land in that pot! “Recipe Photography Concept” puts a twist on traditional cookbook photography by focusing on the individual elements and the delicious anticipation of cooking a meal, rather than the picture perfect end result…which works for me because my cooking rarely comes out à la a Stepford wife :-) Unfortunately there’s no real cookbook out, but you can check out more photos from this tasty series here!

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DIY pumpkin pie treat box

Remember those printable pie boxes I created for my guest post over at A Thousand Threads a few months ago? Well I’ve given them a little makeover so they’ll feel right at home at your Thanksgiving get-together! There’s always more room for pumpkin pie, right? We’re not hosting Thanksgiving this year, but if we were, I would stuff these babies with caramel and cheddar popcorn (so addictive!!) and give them out as fun party favors!

DIY pumpkin pie treat box

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • some white card stock
  • color printer
  • scissors
  • glue stick or double sided tape
  • X-acto knife

DIY pumpkin pie treat box

  1. Load up the printer with white card stock, and print the back of the box first – we’re doing some double sided printing, y’all!
  2. Re-insert the same sheet of paper into the printer, printed side up, and print out the front of the box
  3. Cut out the template, and fold along the sides (a bone folder makes nice crisp lines and save your fingernails)
  4. Glue the marked tabs, and press the edges together to form the box
  5. Use the X-acto knife to make two slits for the tabs
  6. Stuff in your goodies, and tuck in all flaps and tabs
  7. “Pie” is served!

DIY pumpkin pie treat box

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awesome modern pillows

Feathers Pillow from Lint and Honey | Yeah Pillow from Woouf! | Inland Empire Cushion from Min Pin | Ra Ra Pillow from Home-Work | Heart Pillow Cover from Michelle Dwight Designs | Sophie the Swan Pillow from Hey Juni

Why hello there, Monday morning, you’ve managed to sneak up on me once again. Who wants to build a cozy fort out of these pretty pillows and escape from the real world for just a teeny tiny bit longer?

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fun and silly gift ideas for under $30

1. Kitty Cone Art Print from Hooray Today! | 2. Food Truck Bowl from GAMAGO | 3. Royal Doulton Dinner Plates from domino | 4. Gold Tip Fox Paper Clip Holder from CB2 | 5. Dope Lucite Box from Furbish Studio | 6. Split Decision Pie Pan via Amazon | 7. Candy Makeup Bag from Darling Clementine | 8. Recreation Center Brick Planter from Nasty Gal

Just a few happy and budget-friendly things that have caught my eye lately. I want to bear hug whoever invented that split pie pan, thus eliminating the inhumane need to choose between pie recipes – it’s a Thanksgiving miracle item!!

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DIY leaf napkin rings

Kitchen space in our apartment is pretty limited, so buying non-essential decorative or “special occasion” items often involves a full scale “Do we REALLY need this?” debate with myself before any purchases are made. The answer to that question, sadly, is usually “no”. As a result, I’ve been pulling out the same set of napkin rings for holiday dinners and gatherings for the past 5 years or so. Luckily I still really love them, so it’s not much of a #firstworldproblem at all, but sometimes you just gotta switch things up a bit. The solution? Leafy paper napkin rings that’ll add cheerful pops of green to a table without taking up any precious storage space at all – wahoo!

DIY leaf napkin rings

To make a set of your own, you’ll need to get your hands on some light green cardstock (I used this “Terra Green” colored one by Astrobrights). Print out the template provided below, and cut along the solid lines. Wrap the paper ring around a folded napkin, and interlock the two cut “notches” to snuggly hold it in place. Step back and admire your fine lookin’ table!

Download the leaf napkin ring template here (PDF)

DIY leaf napkin rings

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little white whale friday grab bag

Happy Friday! Our friends are throwing a cocktail party this weekend, so I’m looking forward to catching up with them over some tasty drinks and appetizers – yay! This week I’m loving…

  • This pretty golden triangle nails manicure from Creature Comforts that brings the perfect hint of sparkle to your fingertips.
  • Cozy fall outfits like this layered look from the always impeccable Blair of Atlantic Pacific.
  • This super interesting behind-the-scenes peek at the creative process behind a photo shoot from V.K. Rees. If you thought photographers just dumped a pile of stuff on a table and started snapping photos, you couldn’t be more wrong!
  • This clever way to transform leftover mini pumpkins into happy DIY pumpkin ice cream cones from Sugar & Charm.
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