The Life of Erin

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Herb Pesto and My Best Omelet June 7, 2009

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I was inspired today. I’ve been eating crap lately and my body is craving freshness!

Breakfast: the best omelet I’ve ever made. Two eggs, one whole scallion, two mushrooms, three slices of tomato, a touch of Parmesan cheese, and a sprig of dill.





Then I made some pesto. I never use a recipe so it’s a lot of guessing whenever I do this. Today I grabbed a handful of fresh basil, sage, and thyme, and threw it in the processor with slivered almonds, garlic, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese. I could eat this all right now:



Cheap Home Decorating September 25, 2008

Matt and I decided to experiment with fall decorating on a basically non-existant budget. Here are some of our ideas!

We had some old wine crates (these are also covering a broken baseboard!) and filled them with some of our empty wine bottles. The flowers are from our hydrangea bush and the vase was a gift from Matt’s Dad. The orange/brown glass candle holder was a gift from Anita.

I loved dried flowers, so I decided to hang some of our herbs from the garden on our buffet to dry. I think they look rustic and pretty–and they smell good. These are bunches of lavendar, purple basil, and sage.

On our side table, all of these vases and glassware are from our grandmothers. The flowers are all from our gardens.

We put these flowers in various locations around the house. The pitcher is very old from a market I got in London many years ago and it is filled with basil from the herb garden. The other “vase” is actually a decanter that Andrew and Chad gave to us one year and it is filled with cut-offs from our bean vines that flower.

These are the only items that we recently (a few months ago) spent money on. Vintage copper pots from a store called Material Culture. These were extremely inexpensive–I think all three may have cost $15. Matt hung these in our kitchen.

The other ideas we had were putting some herbs in a vase in the bathrooms and putting up some of our old framed photos/pictures in the bathrooms to spruce them up a bit.

We’re becoming much more creative! Let me know if you have any other cheap decorating ideas!


Since I’ve Been Gone May 30, 2008

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I have so much to catch up on since I’ve been away for a week! First I’ll start with the garden. Matt did a pretty good job of keeping everything alive. 😉 Here’s a photo update:

Our roses are out of control! Matt and I decided that we’ll just let them grow and it will be our natural home security system. Like the azalea I hacked up? That’s an unfinished project. I love experimenting with gardening.


Seedlings! April 24, 2008

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This is a photo essay of our seedlings–ALL of them have sprouted and now we just have to keep them alive! We planted about 10 different kinds of veggies and herbs. I treat these cute little guys like they are my pets!