bits and pieces of House of Earnest

If you’ve spent any time on Pinterest, chances are you’ve seen some of Erin’s amazing tutorials floating around. I know that I, myself, have big plans to tackle a number of them (most specifically: this one). What I’m getting at is the girl is talented, and it is clearly reflected in her blog House of Earnest. It was so much fun getting to know a bit more about Erin, and I just know you’ll love her as much as I do:

::A random fact::
I have an outie bellybutton.  People used to poke it a lot when I was little, so now I have an aversion to anything touching my belly button.

::Your go-to recipe::
This is one I created a year or so ago, but don’t have a name for… I should work on that.  I just mix a can of white cannelloni beans with S&P, lots of fresh thyme, and halved cherry tomatoes in a deep baking dish and bake, covered, at 350 for 30 minutes.  Let it sit for 10 minutes after it comes out of the oven and you have a creamy, hearty side dish with a really great balance of flavors.  On weeknights, I nestle some raw chicken thighs into the mixture before baking and make an entire meal.

::You can’t live without::
Coffee – hands down. (No.1)

::Currently coveting::
A great patio set. I need something high quality and heavy that won’t blow away in the next major storm. (No.2)

::Your daily reads::
I bounce around a lot, but have a handful that I check in on regularly: Oh Happy Day, Vmac+Cheese, Odessa May Society, A Daily Something, and Fabric Paper Glue.

::On your playlist::
It’s hard to admit, but I’m not a huge music person. I listen to a lot of spanish guitar music and french café music because I feel that it inspires me.  Right now I’ve been listening to the Eat, Pray, Love soundtrack on repeat.  It’s a good one.

::Your favourite quote::
It’s from Thomas Edison, “Opportunity is missed by most people because it
comes dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

::On your night stand::
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, My Keels Simple Diary, and 1000 Place to See Before You Die.

::Your favourite designer::
Diane Von Furstenburg truly just understands how to make flattering clothing for women, I have several of her dresses and they make me feel great when I wear them. I think that’s what style is really about. (No.3)

::In your wishing well::
Living abroad is a must-do in my mind.  It doesn’t have to be long, but I definitely want to have the experience.  I’m thinking about somewhere in northern Europe like The Netherlands or Germany. (No.4)

::Your dream home::
High ceilings of exposed wood beams, wood floors covered in layers of vintage killim rugs, and a back that is full of windows opening up to our wooded backyard.  We’ve gotten as far as buying the lot.  The rest will come in due time. (No.5)

::Your happy place::
My bed on Saturday morning.  We wake up early, make coffee and sort through piles of magazines while watching HGTV.

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    Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark!
    May 9, 2012 at 7:03 am

    The recipe sounds great. I think it would be yummy with crusty fresh bread.

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      May 13, 2012 at 10:03 pm

      I will definitely be testing it out myself

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    May 9, 2012 at 8:50 am

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    Ranu R. (@lanuchan)
    May 9, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Awesome and I love Erin’s music choice. Totally agree–I can’t live without coffee!

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      May 13, 2012 at 10:03 pm

      I totally downloaded the Eat Pray Love soundtrack because of her. It’s the perfect background music while I work!

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    Sweet Harvest Moon
    May 9, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Great post!

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    May 9, 2012 at 11:09 am

    I love finding new blogs and Erin’s is great! Thanks for featuring her!

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    Samantha Green
    May 9, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Erin’s blog is one of my absolute favourites and I’m totally with her on her happy place :) xx

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    Erika [small shop]
    May 9, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Love this. Coffee, yes, DVF, yes, living abroad and building your own home…a dream!!

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      May 13, 2012 at 10:04 pm

      I totally feel the same. I’ve decided Erin and I are kindred spirits!

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    May 9, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    I found Erin recently and adore her blog! She always posts the prettiest things! :)

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      May 13, 2012 at 10:05 pm

      I totally agree! I haven’t read her blog for that long but I’m totally hooked already

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    May 9, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    I thought I was the only dork that kept a Simple Diary, I think everyone can benefit from having one. I love Erin’s blog, lovely learning a bit more about her :)


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      May 13, 2012 at 10:06 pm

      I have one too! Not the exact same one but along the same premise. It’s perfect! Not dorky at all :)

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    May 9, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Love! Thanks for the intro to this fabulous blog!

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    Meredith @ Map & Menu
    May 9, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    What a fun Bits & Pieces! I loved reading more about Erin, and look forward to trying her simple go-to recipe soon!

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    May 9, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Love Erin, obvi!! She is so talented it blows me away. Like, where does she come up with her DIY ideas??? Great to see her here (and thanks, E, for the shout out!)

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    May 10, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Thank you so much, Jacquelyn, for having me on Lark + Linen! I really enjoyed sharing a bit and meeting everyone!

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      Hilary Walker
      May 21, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      Beautiful selection Erin!! I could live in this “world” you’ve created!

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    May 10, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Haha! I love this! I’m really attracted to the idea of a wedding like this…mmm :)

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      May 13, 2012 at 10:07 pm

      oh, me too! I’m very unconventional when it comes to weddings!

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