Posts Tagged ‘smitten kitchen’

I love cookbooks.

Like, a lot. As much as I love to read and books and literature I would almost always choose a cookbook to curl up in bed with. I read new ones from cover-to-cover.

I enjoy the little anecdotes before recipes and the pictures – Oh, the pictures! It’s my porn.

I am currently waiting for my copy of the Smitten Kitchen cookbook to arrive and, y’all, the suspense is killing me! Never again will I pre-order something from amazon (or let Ken pre-order something for me from amazon). Why? Because the book was released on Tuesday and what’s that? Oh, it’s Sunday and I still don’t have my copy! Doesn’t pre-ordering something imply that you will have it the day it’s released? Or are my expectations too high?

Deb has posted a couple of sneak peeks of recipes on her blog and they sound delicious! All of them! You want an example? I don’t understand how everything this woman writes about tastes delicious. Wait, actually, I do. It’s cause she makes everything, like, 10 times before she posts about it.  I think it has been well established that I do not have the patience to mess around with that kind of shenanigan. And she does this with a three-year-old. Whatever.

So, cross your fingers for me that tomorrow I will have her wonderful cookbook and can begin drooling over all the recipes I will want to make. For anyone who is interested, Deb will be at Powelll’s tomorrow (Monday) at 7:30 for a book signing. I’m not going because I live 1.5 hours away from Portland now and I’m not willing to drive for 3 hours for a 2 minute chat at the end of a full work day and taking care of my daughters.  But someone should go for me and tell me if she’s as lovely in person as she is on her blog.

In the mean time, I will be here.  Drooling.

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Since doing my post on the girls’ maybe-someday-if-i’m-really-lucky room, I have been thinking about I would like for myself. And other than my closet instantly being filled with these, there are only a few things I can think of.

This is kind of a cheat because it is already mine. It is being released at the end of October, but Ken pre-ordered it for me as a birthday present. Best. Husband. Ever.

I want this book more than I want bacon for BLD (breakfast, lunch, and dinner for those not equally obsessed). I read their blog every day and I love it and them. I want this book! It’s due to be published in November (Mom. Christmas is practically around the corner. I’m just sayin’).

I would love an area rug for our living room. The carpet in our apartment isn’t the softest and the girls like to chew on the blankets I try to put underneath them. Plus beige carpet is seriously blah.

I really like this guy:

and this dude:

But they are both from West Elm (kill me now), so I’m not holding my breath. But I am searching for cheaper options. I am also open to suggestions/recommendations.


Anyone else have anything they are drooling over/dreaming about/seriously considering selling their soul for?

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