spring cleaning!

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After a few months of blogging using an out-of-the-box wordpress.com theme, I was beginning to feel a little uninspired.  I found myself becoming annoyed with some of the constraints of the theme I was initially drawn to because of its classic, minimalistic vibe {Manifest}, namely, the lack of a sidebar.  It was time for something new, something fresh, something a bit more personalized.  Enter Victoria from Vivaleur.

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shirt dresses were made for mondays.

One of my favorite items…definite must have for spring 2013!

Keira Lennox

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Shirt dresses are the spring/summer equivalent of leggings: comfy, easy, and next-best-thing-to-pajamas. I found this one on sale at Kohl’s yesterday for under $30!

Now I’m on a mission to find enough shirt dresses to make them my daily uniform. Until then, I may just wear this one on repeat.

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Linguine with Spring Herbs, Chilli and Crab

It’s spring time!

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crab linguineIn winter many of us are happy to take a bit more time preparing meals – chopping stuff to pop into the slow cooker to enjoy later; cooking down a sulfurous pile of onions to a sweet tangle of deliciousness. But Spring, well it is the shape of things to come, with gardens to be pottered in, hills to be climbed, miles to be run (the first only for me!). After a cooped up winter we just want to be outside, not inside reducing a heavy sauce or tending to a stovetop stew. So even though the temperature is not yet playing ball, I am just going to pretend it is warm, willing on the thermometer with spring-fresh meals like this.

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Look of the Week: Almond Shaped Nails!

Not really my style but doesn’t mean it isn’t for someone reading this blog!

Absolutely Faaabulous...

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I met this girl at the Trussardi party in Milan the other week.. and thought her almond shaped nails (and whole style) were quite awesome. Definitely something I will try this summer!

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Roasted Tomato and Fromage Blanc Crostini

sincerely delicious…made me a fan of goat cheese

Uni Homemaker

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Chris and I visited a goat farm yesterday.  We saw baby goats as young as two weeks old, and full grown ones too.  They were so cute but stinky (what do you expect from farm animals, right?).  We then made our way to the farm’s gift shop where they had all sorts of preserves, farm fresh chicken eggs (yep, they  had chicken on-site but they’re not the reason why we were there.), and cheeses made out of goat milk.  We sampled a few of their cheeses and ended up going home with four different kinds.

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One of the cheeses I got was a fromage blanc made out of goat milk, also known as fromage frais.  For those of you who are not familiar with fromage blanc, the name means fresh cheese in French.  It is a creamy soft cheese made with whole or skimmed milk and cream.  Fromage blanc has…

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