Thursday, April 7, 2011

adding to my hopes & dreams file

Last week I visited ADAC ( to hear Michael Boodro, the Editor in Chief of Elle Decor speak! He just recently took this role at ED and has been making some changes and visited ADAC to speak about their new Designer Registry program and their online Look Book.

I LOVE Elle Decor and have visited their website a time or two (, but since last Wednesday I have been hitting up that site almost daily! I was fairly warned that their Look Book was with caution (and excitement!!!).
Basically you choose what type of room and what style you want to see...and it gives you a rolling photo book of hundreds of pics! (I get stuck on the eclectic style a lot...I love orange and Ikat right now!)'s a fun website to play around and drool all over- check it out!
Here are 2 of my favorite rooms right now---
Well this is more of an entry way than a room...but you get the idea. I love all of the earthy colors and the hits of orange, gah I love orange! and stripes!
I wish I had an entry way and built in bookshelves. Wait...I do! I have both! But I can't do anything this awesome with them (rental...). Oh well, I'll tuck this away in the Hopes & Dreams file :)

When I moved I re-did my bedroom a little bit and pulled in some prints and more bold colors...It is a lot less matchy matchy and preppy/traditional than I have always had it. I will have to post some pics if I ever get all of my clothes into my closet and off of my floor... Anyways- this living room is amazing to me- I love the mismatchedness (new word!) of everything and am DYING for similar curtains and a rug for my living room. I really can't tell you how much I love this room (minus the pic of the naked woman smoking, that's gross.)....I am currently on the search for curtains and a rug and wishing that I could wallpaper/paint the wall.
More content for the Hopes & Dreams file I guess!
:) amc

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

glazed salmon & veggies

So I wasn't going to post this, but I just ate the leftovers and they are really good and I have changed my mind.
I also wasn't going to post this because this picture just doesn't do it justice...
I swear, this tastes really good! And I like to consider it healthy :) salmon... green veggies... purple veggies....brown rice....sweet glaze= healthy-ish (darn you glaze)
Let's make this!
You need: fresh salmon (the frozen stuff is gross, I think), whole grain brown rice (90 second steam in the bag kind works), steam in the bag broccoli, 1 red onion, some light brown sugar, low sodium soy sauce, minced garlic, crushed red pepper flakes
Cook: Set your oven to broil and make sure the grill rack isn't too close to the top. Cut the onion into chunks and put on a cooking pan with the salmon. Salt, pepper, garlic and evoo everything and throw it into the oven for about 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix together about 1/2 cup of the brown sugar, a couple of dashes of soy sauce and a pinch of the red pepper flakes. It should be the consistency of....damp sand...kind of in small chunks, add in more soy sauce if its too sandy.
When the 8 minutes is up- top the salmon and onion with the mixture and throw into the oven for about 2 more minutes. The mixture will melt and carmalize all over everything and make it super tasty! Don't leave the kitchen though- it melts fast and has the potential to burn quickly!
Place the glazed salmon and red onions over a bed of rice and brocolli and ENJOY!
Save some for tomorrow's lunch's good. :)