Harvest is here. We went apple picking at Wasem Orchards just outside of Ann Arbor. I spent Sunday afternoon making apple pie, apple turnover, and apple crisp. We still have 25 pounds of apple left- any takers?

Mac and Cheese

mac and cheese
cheesy sauce 2
oven mits 60s kitchen
mac and cheese final
Even though I'm not going back to school or taking any classes this fall, I've decided that I will embrace September as my month of learning. My first "challenge" is to become a better chef. Now, I'll admit that I've never been a great cook, but have always wanted to be able to whip up a quick and easy meal at the end of the day. It doesn't sound so hard, but after getting up at 5am and working for 8 hours, the last thing I feel like doing is standing in the kitchen over a stove. So, I looked for a fast and simple recipe that even I could handle. I landed on Mac and Cheese from Homeroom, a fantastic restaurant in Oakland. It only took about 20 mins and turned out great! I've included the link to the recipe I used incase any of you are inspired to learn something new this month as well. If you do, be sure to let me know how it turns out.

Labor Day Weekend

isla, annalise, rachel
behind the scenes bloggers
cloudy day
pacifica seawall
Matthew in Pacifica collage
pacifica coast
Hello! You may have noticed a lack of posts over here in the last six months. I'm trying to get back into the habit of blogging, so I brought my camera along on a couple of outings this weekend. It was lovely to have three days off in a row, and to top it off Ashley was visiting from Philadelphia. On Friday night we met in Japantown, and after an awesome session at Pika Pika (photos to come soon) we enjoyed sushi and karaoke until the wee hours. Matthew and I spent Saturday sleeping in, stopping by a local cafe and spending a few hours at the flea market. We took a day trip to Pacifica on Sunday to get out of the city and do a little antique store shopping. While there we walked along the shore, got sandwiches at Gherkin's, and even saw a small school of dolphins splashing in the waves. Monday we had a mini reunion in the Mission with Ashley, Rachel and Isla for thrift shopping and brunch. We tried a new to us Mexican restaurant called The Little Chihuahua. The tostada salad with grilled veggies really hit the spot. Overall a lovely weekend filled with lovely people. What have you all been up to? 

Style Sessions: Study Buddy

Science Major

Flowers in Fall

Who Are You?

Too Cool for School

Study Buddy

First Day

Some back to school fashion inspiration with lots of cozy sweaters. Click on any set to visit my Polyvore page. It's been quite warm in San Francisco, and unlike Jen, I won't be going back to school any time soon. But there is something about fall fashion that almost makes me want to crack open the books and start to study. Almost. 

Summer Solstice

We celebrated the Summer solstice with a small gathering on our front porch. Summer has finally arrived in Ann Arbor, and we gave thanks for the warmth & sunshine. I am looking forward to  many more evenings spent outside, including camping trips and BBQs.

Spring Awakening

Hello, it's been awhile. Life is good. Winter has almost disappeared, with the beginnings of Spring starting to show. Matthew and I spent last weekend exploring Detroit and finding new places to call our own. We visited the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory on Bell Isle for a tour of flora and fauna, all beautifully maintained in a greenhouse & botanical garden built in 1904. Besides a few days of exploration in the past few months, I have been focusing on work and research development. My lab and I recently contributed an article for Ted Weekend on Huffington Post (here). Despite my busy schedule, the summer should see a return of vintage dresses, sandals, and wicker baskets-some of which will be shared with you. 

Style Sessions: Boudoir Babes

Playboy Nights

Boudoir Fortune Teller

Sweet Night In

Blue Moon

Nightie Night

Matthew is going out of town for a week in May and I'm planning a fun girls only slumber party for one of the nights he is gone. I'm imagining champagne, manicures, maybe a little Ouija board, and of course many, many photos of the boudoir babes. What are some of your favorite sleepover memories? 

Tea Time Attire

Mad Hatter Tea Party
vintage and ray bans
vintage handbag
mad hatter mouse cuff
alice in wonderland
shoes and socks
Photos by : Miss Mousevox
Dress-Vintage :: Bag-Dapper Dan's Vintage :: Sunglasses-Ray Bans :: Shoes-Seychelles :: Socks-Anthro Sale :: Bracelet-Gift

Tea time adventures call for tea time attire and a frilly Alice in Wonderland dress did just the trick. Here are some details of my outfit from Saturday's girls only tea party. Lady like white lace and delicate touches completed this sugar sweet look. It's always fun to have a reason to dress up on the weekends instead of staying in pajamas until noon. I'm so glad that Spring is here!