Oct
28

Picture It.

{Ryan Coleman}

Oct
28

Roxy + Peanut + Piper. Oh My.

After three months of feline/canine cohabitation, the kids seem to have adjusted fairly well. They still have all of their eyes, noses and tails so I’m going to go ahead and take that as a good sign. (See Piper’s tail in motion? It. never. stops.)



Oct
28

On the Rocks: Killer Halloween Cocktails.


At my house it’s become a bit of a tradition to experiment with a new cocktail as soon as the last trick-or-treater leaves and the porch light goes out. So in typical On the Rocks fashion, I’ve rounded up some tasty libations in honor of October 31st!

Black Devil Martini
{cocktail recipe and photo Fine Living}

Bloody Black Currant Punch
{cocktail recipe and photo Martha Stewart}

Demon Martini
{cocktail recipe and photo myLifetime}

Italian Fruit Punch
{cocktail recipe and photo Giada De Laurentis}

Liquefied Ghost
{cocktail recipe and photo Fine Living}

Pumpkin Martini
{cocktail recipe and photo Cake, Batter and Bowl}

Rumpkin
{cocktail recipe and photo Food2}

Vampire Kiss
{cocktail recipe and photo NY Daily News}

Witch’s Brew
{cocktail recipe and photo Fine Living}

Oct
28

Container DS.

Always wanted an industrial freight container-inspired piece of furniture in your home? Look no further, let me introduce you to Container DS by Kuno Nüssli. You can even stack a few or outfit them with legs and wheels. No matter the spin, it’s great design.

Oct
28

The Daily Eat: Chocolate Croissants + Chocolate Roundup #3.

{photo and recipe ©Joy the Baker}

Mind you these aren’t just any chocolate croissants, they’re Chocolate Croissants in 30 minutes flat! And worth every second I’m betting.

1. Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes
2. Chocolate Graham Cracker Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow
3. Chocolate Macaroon Delice 4. Eggless Chocolate Melting Moments
5. Chocolate Mocha Cake 6. Chocolate Mud Cake with Mandarins in Syrup
7. Chocolate Peanut Butter Puffs 8. Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte
9. Chocolate Pound Cake with Peanut Butter Glaze

All photos and recipes via/copyright their respective blog sources.

Oct
28

Native Vermont Studio.

The color palette. The clean shapes and lines. I love everything about the work of Native Vermont Studio.

Oct
27

Picture It.

{Dreams of Flying by Jenni Penni}

Oct
27

Chelsea Cardinal.

Designer at GQ by day, artist by night. I love the lighthearted work of Chelsea Cardinal.

Oct
27

The Daily Eat: Devil’s Food White-Out Cake + Chocolate Roundup #2.

{recipe and photo Confessions of a City Eater}

Chocolate cake with white icing is my dessert of choice over anything else, so this Devil’s Food White-Out Cake is absolute perfection! Can’t wait to try my hand at it.

1. Chocolate-Coconut Covered Cheez Its 2. Chocolate-Crunched Caramel Tart
3. Chocolate and Cream Cup 4. Chocolate Cake with Espresso Caramel Frosting
5. Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Custard 6. Chocolate Cakesters
7. Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake Bites
8. Chocolate-Chestnut Self-Saucing Pudding
9. Chocolate Coconut Raspberry Swirl Tarts

All photos and recipes via/copyright their respective blog sources.

Oct
27

Welcome: Halloween.

Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday and ever since buying my house last year I love decorating for the season all the more. Most of my decorations are sort of quirky and that’s just how I like it. What kind of decorations did you put up for Halloween this year?

This little guy is made out of a light resin and hangs on my coat closet door right inside the entry way, giving guests a little hello!

I love these little buckets – vellum is stretched behind their eyes and mouths so that when you light a candle inside they look like little jack-o-lanterns. This year they’re hanging out on the counter in my hall bath.

A little tea light fits in a spot behind the tombstone and looks awesome when lit up at night! The apothecary-style candy jar features a ‘Tricks’ label on one side and ‘Treats’ on the other. I always opt for ‘Tricks’!

I love the deeply recessed carvings in these resin pumpkins.

Mini pumpkins all lined up in a row minding their Ps and Qs while a crow watches on.

The 14″ tall witch and scarecrow are packed beanbags while the grinning cat is a vintage-inspired bobblehead.

And of course there’s no way I could neglect the bar cabinet – I picked up this sweet little sign from Target that says ‘Pick your Poison’. So very, very fitting!

Thanks for visiting!