♥ just vegging out.

 it's been a long time since i cooked for you guys!

i assure you- i haven't been living off processed foods-
it's just that, with an irresistibly cute baby that loves to be held 
every second of the day, i find it very hard to find the time to get in
 the kitchen and chop veggies. subsequently, nick and i have been eating a lot 
of grilled cheese and a lot of pb & j. and with the summer heat, 
a quick and easy meal like that is just fine with us. 

of course, "quick and easy" does not have to mean "right out of a box,"
which is why i must share with you my favorite new recipe for
black bean veggie burgers, which i totally copied from
my little sister, jennie.


(1) 16 oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2  green pepper, cut into two inch pieces
1/2 onion, cut into wedges
3 cloves of garlic, peeled
1 egg
1 tabelspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

1) preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2) in medium bowl, mash black beans with potato masher until thick and pasty
3) in food processor, finely chop green pepper, garlic and onion.
4) add chopped veggies to black bean mixture.
5) add egg, chili powder, cumin and chili sauce.
6) stir together and mix in bread crumbs until the consistency is enough
to form into four patties.
7) place patties on foil or baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes on each side.
8) add a bun, some ketchup, guacamole, pickles, etc & enjoy!! ;)


♥ baby love!

last weekend, henry's new bestfriend was born :)
welcome to earth, hollis durante!


♥ drop everything and read.

i have no real desire to visit london, but then great,
 must-see art projects like, "books about town," pop up everywhere
within walking distance, and i need to see them in person,
or in the very least, write about them.

here are some of my favorite (of the 50!) 
book bench sculptures, painted by a variety of artists:

( nineteen eighty four, mrs. dalloway, through the looking glass,
great expectations & mary poppins!)


♥ tea (dresses) for two.

at my wedding, my bridesmaids each wore a little black dress-
and while i still love the idea of each girl being able to put that dress
to good use for some other occasion, i also la la love these vintage-
inspired tea dresses from soho mode on etsy!

how awesome would it be to pick your pattern from the
designer's vintage archives and have a dress custom made to your dimensions?
i'm obsessed!! i know it's only been three years, but should nick and i
get re-married so i can include these dresses? ha!

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