nature themed jewelry ~ BandScapes

I fell in love with this designer's pieces - organic and beautiful.  I especially love the wedding ring/band combinations.  Visit their Etsy shop for more....

DIY ~ vintage french coffee table

My Francophile self fell in love with this table as soon as I saw it.  I was even more amazed when I read that it was a DIY project!  I wouldn't have the patience to attempt it, but if you think you might, here's the link.  I'd like it to just show up in my living room. :)

the "before" photo:

vintage boho updo

During winter, the dry air makes my hair all static-y, so I usually end up putting it in a twist.  I really like this cute variation - it's more "styled" than a plain bun, but still looks relaxed (although, I definitely wouldn't go through the process of curling my hair first - too lazy!).

Steve Tyler takes Oprah on a tour of Lake Sunapee

Steve Tyler is this area's local celebrity.  He grew up here, met Joe Perry here, and one of the first things you're told when you move here is that "you might see Steve and Liv once in a while".   I did meet him briefly a couple of times, and he was down to earth and friendly, quick to laugh.  I worked with Joe Perry's mom for a while, and she loved to wear her Aerosmith leather jacket everywhere.  At first I thought she was just a hip older lady into rock music, until someone informed me of the connection.  Duh.
 Anyway, I came across this clip of Steve and Oprah touring around the lake (just a few minutes from my house), and thought you might get a kick out of it.  Love the car.

Steven Tyler's Tour of Lake

decoupaged vintage bottles

I have a few small, decoupaged vintage bottles, and I really like them. I've been thinking about trying to make some myself - it seems like a fun and easy project.  Interested in trying it?  Find an instructional link here.

Caramelized Onion Tart with Gorgonzola and Brie

How does "crispy, pillowy puff pastry, balsamic caramelized onions, topped with sprinklings of gorgonzola, brie, and tarragon" sound to you?  Sounds like heaven to me!  I'd pair it with a nice red wine (Apothic Red is my current favorite).  Find the recipe here.