Ah! I received a message today “I can’t believe it’s already December!” I definitely knew it was coming, but just didn’t expect it to be here so soon. And so it has begun! And the first list: kitchen wishes. A few great ideas for the chef in your life!

non-stick baking mat
A non-stick baking mat! If I baked more, I’d have 10 already.

foldable grater
A foldable grater! Genius. I have at least 3 that are either too difficult to hold or too big for the drawer. This one is perfect.

cutting board colander
I think this sink gripping cutting board & strainer combo would help me make a little bit less of a mess in the kitchen (and I think my dear husband would be grateful!)

reusable food saver
These awesome reusable food savers! How many times do you use just half an onion?

magnetic stickers
Although these magnetic stickers are shown in the bathroom, I’m pretty sure I could find a use for them in every room.

So many fun little goodies! Still dreaming of that bigger kitchen…

Happy Friday! I hope your holiday weekend is filled with friends, family & food.
We’ll be grilling for sure and crossing our fingers for no rain!

provisions 2 provisions

Provisions, the gorgeous shop of my favorite recipe site food52, is giving away $30 credits to new customers when you spend $50. They have everything from beautiful copper dishes to french fry cutters to DIY Gin making kits to the most delicious almond butters you’ve ever seen. I recently bought this “tap it” cap so my darling husband can keep his beer carbonated a little longer in the growler. Love!

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I know this store is supposedly for kids, but I am completely obsessed! It’s a great mix of cute and classic, with fun colors, clean lines and great art. It has just the right touch of whimsy.

neon-nightstand and lamps

So many great lamps! How could you ever choose just one?! But it’s the little neon nightstand that has caught my eye. We don’t have room for it now, but it’s definitely high on my wish list.


These little honeycomb shelves are just the cutest. I’ve got some cute little Johnathan Adler pieces I think would look just perfect on these geometric beauties.


Gorgeous, anthro-esque bedding. I’m thinking this might look great in the guest room…


And seriously fab wall art! We just bought a sweet little piece of canvas for the bedroom, but this one would look fantastic in the kitchen.

I’m sure I’ll find another 50 things I’m in love with by the end of the night. Their rugs are lovely too…

images via land of nod

My lovely sister and her amazing friends are all incredibly talented and super artsy folk. I feel so fortunate to be connected to such an awesome group and talented ladies. And I’m currently loving this super sweet set of beauty-themed mini paintings that Tess painted for me.

beauty set _ tess and tigerlily

Check out her shop and some of the other very cool and adorable little collections she’s put together!

kitchen set _ tess and tigerlily

music set _ tess and tigerlily

animal set _ tess and tiger lily

Now that we have the lovely teal rug I’ve been coveting, the living room is finally feeling like it’s coming together, and my focus is shifting to creating the perfect cozy space for the bedroom. We upgraded our mattress to a Westin Heavenly Bed during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this summer, but haven’t yet bought a bed frame. A fabric covered headboard is at the top of my list, with heavy drapes for the windows to keep out the cold; greys mixed with dark walls and bold accessories.

Here’s a little visual inspiration:

apartment therapy
via apartment therapy

designed for life
via designed for life

west elm mid century nightstand
via west elm

amanda prior
via amanda prior


We’re renting right now but once we’re ready to buy, I know one thing I want is a big kitchen with a million useful things filling it up. Chalkboard walls covered in notes and recipes, pots and pans hung up for all to see, big windows to cook by the light of day, and all my silly little tools organized in all the cupboard space a cook could dream of.

tasty tuesday kitchen
via tasty tuesday

rural girl kitchen
via rural girl

meggie lynne mug wall
via meggie lynne

What do you dream of?