After traveling to New York, Boston and Maine this past week I’m excited to be on my way home. I can’t wait to get settled back into my daily routine. I hope all of you enjoyed following my instagram madness throughout the trip. If you missed the pictures, pop over here!
I can’t believe that we’re about to say farewell to June – it has been pretty spectacular and I’m sad to say goodbye. July brings on fun adventures – like taking a trip to Tahoe with friends. But this weekend will be spent enjoying time at home, rising up early to go to the flea market and unpacking the treasures I picked up from my trip. What are you up to this weekend? Whatever is on the agenda I hope it’s a fabulous one!
Photo from A Cup of Jo
Our neighborhood is full of amazing small boutiques – one of the many reasons we have never moved. Over the past seven years I’ve been able to build relationships with the small business owners of many of the shops – even if it’s a quick wave as I’m walking by. So when Bae Home & Design (one of my favorite shops on the street) contacted me about doing a giveaway for my readers I jumped at the chance. I love sharing my secret resources with all of you.
Bae Home & Design is on the corner Sacramento and Baker. It’s filled with affordable smalls to spruce up any space in your home and also has beautiful furniture that I absolutely adore. It’s actually one of my go-to spots for gifts when I’m in a time crunch because I know that I’ll be able to find something there that suits all of my friends – plus who doesn’t love a little something for their home?
Today, Bae Home & Design is giving away a $75 gift certificate to a lucky reader! Believe me friends, there are some amazing things you’ll be able to get with this certificate. I’m in love with their array of design books, vases, stunning pillow collections and not to mention if you love trays (like myself), they have some that will make your heart beat very fast.
To enter, all you need to do is:
* Comment below about what you would get over on Bae Home & Design if you won. Pop on over to take a look here.
* Be sure to follow Sacramento Street.
* And pop over to Bae Home & Design’s facebook page and ‘like’ them and also follow them on twitter.
A lucky winner will be chosen next Tuesday, July 3rd (at midnight PST). Please be sure to leave your email address if you don’t have it in your profile.
Good luck friends!
Photos by Caitlin Flemming
Lately, I’ve been obsessed with kale chips – I have them with me in my purse constantly in case I need a quick snack. But of course Eric isn’t the biggest fan. He suggested we look for a potato chip recipe and when I came stumbling across this beet and potato chip recipe on Sips and Spoonfuls I knew it would be a perfect combination. We’re going to be making them this weekend for our 4th of July trip of to Lake Tahoe. I think they’ll be a great snack for everyone to munch on.
Bon appetit everyone!
Himalayan sea salt
Fresh thyme leaves
Oil for deep frying (canola or sunflower oil)
Wash and dry the beets and potatoes. Finely slice with a mandolin. Make sure the slices are dry. Heat oil in a frying pan on high heat. When the oil is hot, add the beet and potato slices one at a time so they don’t stick to one another. Don’t overcrowd the oil. Fry, stirring every so often until they are crispy. Drain on a paper towel and immediately sprinkle with thyme salt. Serve when it cools down.
To make thyme salt, grind Himalayan sea salt with thyme leaves in a pestle and mortar.
Notes: Beets will shrink when fried so you are better off using larger beets. I left the skin on beets and potatoes but that is personal preference.
Recipe and Photo by Sips and Spoonfuls
Monday is here and I’m excited for an action packed day. This weekend I got inspired by walking the streets of Brooklyn, Nolita and the West Village – there is just entirely too much to see and do here. The brick brownstone house streets were darling to walk down as I wandered into stores like Haus Interiors and John Derian. I especially loved meeting up with old and new friends for delicious meals – Colonie in Brooklyn was a particular favorite of mine. It was all around an amazing weekend spent in New York (despite the heat factor). Today I’ll be running around to meetings all across the city and hoping to pop into a museum along the way.
Also, thank you so much for all of the comments and emails about the new design. It makes my heart sing that you all love it as much as I do.
Have a wonderful week friends, I’m off to Maine tomorrow morning!
Photo by Caitlin Flemming