Thursday, June 27, 2013

an assortment of photos I found when I bought a new camera cable!
Harry looking adorable while at the pumpkin patch last Halloween

chocolate pound cake

pumpkin donut muffins

all my boys

hanging out with some gingers at Starry Nights the night that Harry proposed

macarons, a Christmas gift from Elizabeth

a vintage FELIX BATHING TISSUE HOLDER that now lives in our bathroom

peeps cupcakes I made for easter

little Dolly, our newest family member
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

novel inspiration: Rebecca

I recently finished reading Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. Before that I'd been on a mostly non-fiction streak, and this was just what I needed to dive back into fiction. This is one of the most evocative, sensory books I've ever read. du Maurier is a master at capturing scents, flowers, landscapes, and mood. I haven't yet watched the Hitchcock film version, as I'm a little wary of the altered ending and the fact that Maxim de Winter is not Cary Grant(as he was in my head!). However, I'm sure I'll give in soon because it has gotten me dreaming of lonely English manors and everyday(albeit aristocratic) '30s style.

all images can also be found on my pinterest