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Happy Weekend + Thank You!

Friends, it has been a wild few months for me with the blog and Pinterest and as we drove to the airport last night I refreshed my Pinterest homepage to see that I passed 2 million followers. When I started pinning way back when, it was the initial test group. I never, in my wildest dreams thought that I would have over 20 thousand followers – well was I wrong! The community that I’ve built on Pinterest has been amazing – they are supportive, and inspiring. Watching it grow fascinates me to no end. As I made my way to Black Butte, Oregon I sat in my seat on the plane with the latest issue of Fast Company. Ben was on the cover. Reading the effects that Pinterest has had on the online community is jaw-dropping and I am proud to say that I’m part of the growing community.


But friends, Pinterest wouldn’t be the same without you – the likes, the positive comments, and most of all, the inspiration that you have brought me through your pins. I wanted to send a special thank you to all of you for following me. Let’s keep on pinning and inspiring each other!


Have a wonderful weekend!


xx, Caitlin

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I’m Loving . . .

Ariele Alasko’s beautiful studio – each image taken of her studio featured on Design Sponge is inspiring.

Prepping for a few weekends of travel; I’m looking at this for packing inspiration.

These industrial wall lamps have stolen my heart.

These beautiful cheese boards handcrafted by Herriott Grace are exactly what I’ve been looking for to add to the kitchen.The way this was styled in the Elle Decoration (March 2010) is simple perfect.

Lastly, this street style shot is pretty much what I want to wear every single weekend. Anything with stripes, a grey sweatshirt and jacket is fabulous in my book.

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four favorites

It’s officially boot season friends. With the cooler weather I can’t seem to wear anything else, which got me thinking about what’s out there this season that I might want to add to my closet. One can never have enough boots, right?


1. Robbie midheel booties.


2. The watchtower boot.


3. Play Mixed booties.


4. Dicker suede ankle boots.

 

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on the menu: poached eggs with asparagus and sweet potatoes

About a month ago I went over to Grant’s house for an impromptu dinner and he casually threw together this delicious recipe. I was in awe and immediately wanted to go home to recreate it.  Since this fabulous dinner I’ve made this recipe three times. It’s definitely one of those warm fall-like dinners that you’ll want to whip up at night.


Big thank you to Grant for letting me share this recipe!


Poached Eggs with Asparagus and Sweet Potatoes


Ingredients:


4 to 5 Sweet Potatoes

1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon oil oil

sprinkle of salt and pepper

1 bunch of asparagus

2 eggs per person

2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

5 shallots

1 to 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

5 shallots, peeled, with roots intact

1 tablespoons sugar


Directions:


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. While the oven is pre-heating wash and cut sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch slices. Put on baking sheet with olive oil, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Then place in oven for about 45 minutes or until sweet potatoes are nice and soft.


2. Meanwhile boil water in medium pot. Place asparagus in pot and steam until they are al dente and still have a little crunch. Drain and sprinkle sea salt on top.


3. While the asparagus is cooking, bring another medium pot of water to a boil and stir in the vinegar. Crack one egg at a time into a small bowl and gentle slide the egg into the water. Repeat with the other egg.

4. Allow the eggs to cook for about 3 minutes and until the whites are set. The yolk should still be runny. Use a slotted spoon to remove the eggs and set them on a tea towel to drain off excess water. Do the same with the second egg.


5. Melt the butter in a 12-inch saute pan, add the shallots and sugar, and toss to coat. Cook over medium heat for 15 – 20 minutes, tossing occasionally, until the shallots start to brown.


6. Place about 1 cup of sweet potatoes on plate with a few pieces of asparagus. Then place two poached eggs on top and finish the dish off with caramelized shallots on top.


Photo by Caitlin Flemming

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a brand new week . . .

Happy fall everyone – with my favorite season officially here I’m ready for the chilly air, the layers and the days spent sipping warm team. As autumn began on Saturday the wind caught my sail and I headed into an amazing direction – it’s amazing what a few days can do. I’m feeling rejuvenated, recharged and ready for what’s to come this fall.


A few things I loved this weekend – getting to enjoy the latest issue of Elle Decoration after an early pilates class, a vintage necklace from Erica Tanov and branches of cotton that I styled on my coffee table.


I hope this first week of fall brings you joy, happiness and productivity!


ps. This past Saturday Eric and I celebrated the SF Giants amazing game that officially got them into the playoffs – this fall will be filled with many more baseball games and a very happy husband.


Photos by Caitlin Flemming

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