Monochromatic Monday

Monochromatic Monday | Dear Lovely

Shades of orange and coral aren’t colors I’d typically decorate with, but I have to admit, I’m kind of loving this. It all started with that fabulous headboard. (Land of Nod...who knew?!). With clean, white walls, and maybe a little blush pink mixed in, this could work. Hope your week is off to a lovely start!


Headboard  •  Euro Shams  •  Throw Pillow  •  Lamp  •  Side Table  •  X-Benches  •  Rug  •  Vases

Hello Weekend



I think this is the most consistently I’ve blogged in quite awhile, even ending the week with a little ‘Hello Weekend’ send-off. We’re expecting a bit more snow this afternoon and the 3rd season of House of Cards was released today, which means I’ll likely be cozied up at home. (Anyone else excited to watch?)

I’m also planning to start a new book (The Girl on the Train) and pick up a new mascara (Benefit Roller Lash) to try over the weekend, too. Other than that, I’ve got some work to do. Are you guys up to anything fun? Wishing you all a warm and relaxing weekend!


Stacked & Styled

Inspiration - Stacked Magazines in Decor - via Dear Lovely

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A look through just about any home tour will likely include stacks of coffee table books. It’s no surprise...they’re fun to collect and easy to decorate with. (I’ve been known to buy a book or two solely based on the covers.) Lately, I’ve been noticing glossy magazines are being stacked high and used as decor, too. I for one love it...I have a teetering stack in a basket myself. 

With so much inspiration pouring from the glossy pages, it’s no surprise we keep them around long after we’ve flipped through ‘em. What do you think...are fashion mags the new coffee table books?


Baba’s Bread

Quick & Easy Homemade Bread Recipe via Dear Lovely
Quick & Easy Homemade Bread Recipe via Dear Lovely

My great-grandmother on my mother’s side was called Baba. She was Greek and her cooking was legendary. Everything in her kitchen was made from scratch (including this bread.) My mom made it over the weekend, and kindly shared a loaf with me. It’s so, so delicious, and according to her, very easy to make. (I haven’t tried making it yet, but hope to soon.) In the meantime, I’m sharing the recipe below -- if you’re looking for a homemade bread, this one is a keeper.*

(*Especially when toasted, and topped with butter, jam or peanut butter. YUM.)


Baba’s Bread

You’ll need:

three, 9 inch cake or pie pans

3T oil, plus extra for pans

2 Packets Dry Yeast

1T Salt

2 cups warm water

5-6 cups flour



Pour 1-2 tablespoons of oil into each of 3 - 9 inch cake or pie pans to oil bottom and sides of pans.

Combine remaining ingredients except oil.

Use just enough flour for liquid to absorb and form a sticky dough. Let rest for 10-15 minutes.

Place dough on a floured surface and knead lightly, using flour as needed. (Dough will be quite sticky.) Separate dough into 3 parts, roll each into a round. Pat dough into the pie pans, pressing to fit to the sides.

Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the top of each round of dough. Let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Preheat over to 500 degrees. Bake 10-12 minutes.* Place loaves on racks to cool.

*Maybe longer -- loaves will sound hollow when tapped.