Wednesday, October 29, 2014
I've found lots of hair in my meals over the years, but my friend Kristin's story takes the cake for grossest thing ever found in food. Interestingly, it wasn't something she found right away.
"The other night I felt something weird in my throat," Kristin says. "It felt like a piece of cheese was stuck and when I put my chin to my chest it felt like it was coming up more."
Monday, October 27, 2014
Here are my top picks for an airy and bright gallery wall with hints of coral...
From left to right:
For the love of pies
Keys wallet phone
Place your biggest piece off-center.
This keeps the gallery from looking too symmetrical and makes it visually appealing.
Balance colors and art types.
I picked a few pieces that fit within the coral color palette--including blush, pink and soft brown--and was drawn to prints that had lots of white space (to counterbalance the huge dose of color in my anchor piece). To add a little edge, I included a few black and white prints and made sure not to clump like-colored pieces together. I'm also a big fan of mixing photographs with abstracts and typography prints.
You want some art pieces to be big, others to be medium and a few to be small (teeny even!) Also, choose a mix of vertically- and horizontally-oriented prints.
All your frames don't have to match. I included a mix of white frames and light brown ones. One convenient thing about Minted is that they offer art framing and have lots of pretty frames to choose from. I also really like these simple white picture frames that come in a bunch of different sizes.
What do you think? Do you have art up on your walls?
(This post is sponsored by Minted, a brand whose art and paper goods I adore. Thank you for supporting Quiet Like Horses' sponsors!)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
My friend Whitney got married this past spring, and her wedding was full of color and personality. From the flowers to the decor to the wedding dress she designed herself (!), Whitney planned the entire day with the help of her fiancé, friends and family. She says, "We were blessed to have many people lend a hand, and I loved the environment of community it created." Here's her wedding story and more pictures of her dreamy day...
Monday, October 20, 2014
Alan and I dedicated the month of October to having adventures. When we first decided on it, we thought we'd plan everything out in advance, but, as it turns out, we haven't made many plans at all. It's been glorious. First, we practiced our selfie-game.
We picked pumpkins with this little baby who is equal parts torso and legs. Baby proportions are the cutest.
I went on my first hayride!
We sat on straw bales in the back of a truck, bouncing through pumpkin patches and a sunflower field. It did not disappoint.
I continued my search for the best banana bread recipe and had high hopes for this one. It was okay (maybe it was me? It was probably me.) If you have a good recipe, I'd love to try it!
Alan and I recreated one of our first dates at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It was 90 degrees! Eating hot clam chowder in the sweltering heat made me laugh.
I kept asking Alan which one he would pick if I had to be an octopus or a jelly fish. He picked jellyfish, which I found quite amenable.
Sometimes he knows exactly what crazy question I'm going to ask before I ask it and asks me first. This is one of our favorite pastimes.
persimmon cookies. The best cookies in all the land.