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Dance like the photo's not tagged, love like you've never been unfriended, tweet like nobody's following

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Living Room at Boys Camp Road

Our Football Schedule Chalkboard...keeping track of Dartmouth and Gator games! Underneath is a bar that hubby built...it has built in racks for wineglasses
New couch...with coffee table (also built by hubby) New curtains (beige ikat fabric) are on order for the big window!  Rug courtesy of Homegoods.
View from behind the couch...the kitchen is to the right and the dining room is off to the left.  The fireplace is nice and cozy in the winter...a great place to cuddle up and read magazines and books.



Tuesday, September 28, 2010

coming soon...

Pics of Boys Camp will be up tomorrow...am having internet and migraine issues...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

I Heart Jonathan Adler

Have you ever been to the Jonathan Adler Web site? I hadn't until this weekend. It's AMAZING.  I literally would buy everything on the site...even stuff that isn't typically my taste!  Check out these gems I found:
Love...can't you just picture a L & M in the middle of a couch!
 World's cutest needlepoint sunglasses case....

So mad I just got my iPhone 4....they don't have covers for those yet :(

Moving on, how was the rest of everyone's weekend?  Mine was fab, Dartmouth won again (2-0 baby)! Also had a nice outing at my favorite store...Target.  Found some great notecards and other goodies. I swear you can't leave that store without buying something, it's impossible.

Lots of good games this weekend, first Dartmouth then the Gators had a big win over Kentucky! Did anyone see UCLA upsetting Texas...that came from nowhere.  

Next post: house pics! I've been working hard at getting settled into the house and I'm finally ready to show some more rooms!



get ready for some serious cuteness...I'm compiling some serious gems. Pics will be up later today!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Go Big Green

Dartmouth Has a Day for the Books
Big Win Over Bucknell Is A Watershed Game

I just wanted to give a little shout-out to the Dartmouth Football team and BT!  Congratulations on starting off 1-0 with a big win over Bucknell 43-20.

(isn't he adorable)

Click here for the story 

Another Congratulations goes out to my Florida Gators and their road win over SEC-East rival Tennessee!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Go Big Green!

Football season is finally here in New England! The Ivy League begins play this weekend...hooray!

Here's a little outfit I put together in honor of my favorite sport and favorite time of year up here in New Hampshire.  Notice the clogs...I just got this same pair and am obsessed.

And, for the record, I know what you're thinking, "Lindsay, CLOGS?!! WTF", but I assure you, they are very chic and "in" this season.

Happy Tuesday...counting down the days until GAMEDAY! Go Gators and Go Big Green!

Monday, September 13, 2010

First attempt at soup...

It was my first time making soup and gasp! it came out great and made enough for plenty of leftovers! Yum!  Oh, and one of the best things about making soup...I got to use my new le creuset pot!

Mexican Chicken Soup

2006, Barefoot Contessa at Home, All Rights Reserved

Prep Time:
15 min
Inactive Prep Time:
Cook Time:
50 min
6 to 8 servings


  • 4 split (2 whole) chicken breasts, bone in, skin on
  • Good olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups chopped onions (2 onions)
  • 1 cup chopped celery (2 stalks)
  • 2 cups chopped carrots (4 carrots)
  • 4 large cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 1/2 quarts chicken stock, preferably homemade
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes in puree, crushed
  • 2 to 4 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander seed
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves, optional
  • 6 (6-inch) fresh white corn tortillas


For serving: sliced avocado, sour cream, grated Cheddar cheese, and tortilla chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the chicken breasts skin side up on a sheet pan. Rub with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and roast for 35 to 40 minutes, until done. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, discard the skin and bones, and shred the meat. Cover and set aside.
Meanwhile, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven. Add the onions, celery, and carrots and cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes, or until the onions start to brown. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the chicken stock, tomatoes with their puree, jalapenos, cumin, coriander, 1 tablespoon salt (depending on the saltiness of the chicken stock), 1 teaspoon pepper, and the cilantro, if using. Cut the tortillas in 1/2, then cut them crosswise into 1/2-inch strips and add to the soup. Bring the soup to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 25 minutes. Add the shredded chicken and season to taste. Serve the soup hot topped with sliced avocado, a dollop of sour cream, grated Cheddar cheese, and broken tortilla chips

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fall Investments

I'm choosing to call my purchases "investments" because they are all long-term items.  Things that won't go out of style and will carry me through different seasons.

My new signature...

Love the monogram on the inside (and yes, they do it for you in the store)

These just seemed classic, a great go-to pair of earrings for when I'm tired of pearl studs.

Did I tell you I was obsessed with leopard accents?  This Kate Spade cuff did just the trick.

Happy NFL Sunday


Saturday, September 11, 2010

shopping excursion

on the way home from a shopping excursion in MA...pics will be up later of some key fall purchases

Thursday, September 9, 2010

New School Year: New Calendars

Aren't these desk calendars from Paper Source adorable...I think it's a cool idea to display them on a wall as a piece of art as well!

Happy Thursday


Sunday, September 5, 2010

upholstered headboard with nail detail

My next home project is something I've been wanting to do for a while.  I love the idea of an oversize upholstered headboard with nail detail.  I am currently trying to decide what fabric and shape I want.  Hubby is very talented and I'm sure could make whatever shape I desire...I'm just not sure about my upholstering skills, so we'll see on that.  As for fabric, I saw a few that I liked on Ballard Designs:


Thoughts? They would go on something like this:

or this:

I have to say, I really like the leopard.  It's small enough to be a neutral but I really don't think that husband will go for leopard...even though it would look so good! (Our bedding is white with a monogram in the center of the duvet...picture it and let me know your thoughts.) 

Happy Labor Day Weekend...xoxo

Note to self: remember that you are in NH. People may be shocked by leopard...

Thursday, September 2, 2010

I'm really into...

The first thing I'm really into right now is...College Football. Gameday is BACK and I'm totally excited!

Which leads me to...my new iPhone 4.  I have an app that allows me to check up on all college football-related news: can't beat that.

When I'm not watching football...I'll be reading this on my kindle.  Have any of you all read this..thoughts?

Fall is upon us, which means fall fashions.  I'm really into these Tory Burch clogs.  They speak to me, as does this watch.  The rose gold is a cool twist on the classic oversize watch.

Lastly, I'm not quite ready to give up my summer glow, so I've started using this:

Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisterizer...love it!

Happy early weekend...xoxo

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Say Hello to my little friend


Now I know that some of you are suspicious of the Kindle/Nook/eReader etc. but here's an interesting tidbit I found online regarding price comparison to reading actual books/magazines vs. buying and reading them on an eReader:

So this leads us to the question; what's a frugal reader's best choice -- an e-reader or printed material?

To answer that, let's pretend you like to read the latest best-seller every week, the Wall Street Journal every day and Time Magazine each week. What are your choices?

If you shop locally and pay the cover price for your books, and buy subscriptions for the paper and magazine you'll pay $20-$30 a book, adding up to around $1,300 a year. Add the paper Wall Street Journal subscription ($258 a year) and paper version of Time magazine ($20 year; yes, they're practically giving it away) and your yearly tab would be $1,578.

If you buy them in Kindle format, and we assume your Kindle will last three years, then your cost per year would be $91.66. The bestsellers would cost $519.48 (at $9.99 apiece). Add the cost of the Kindle version of the Journal ($179.88) and Time ($17.88) and it comes out to $808.90. 

Read more: http://www.walletpop.com/blog/2010/01/12/savings-experiment-does-the-kindle-beat-buying-books/#ixzz0yHHetLvX

I just bought "The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo" and started reading it last night.  It was super easy to buy and download and only cost me $6!  Now if I can just find a cute case....