Buy This, Try This: Paris and what to do with Heirloom Tomatoes

It's Wednesday! Are you inspired?
I'd love to buy:

This dress from Old Navy. I used to {LOVE} sundresses in the summertime, but three kids later, maxi dresses just seem like the way to go. Like a muu muu but way more socially acceptable.

{Old Navy}

I adore this necklace from Piano Bench Designs on Etsy.


I big fat puffy heart Paris. Did you know that? Here are The Husband and I in 2003. I noticed he looks almost exactly the same, but I do not. Huh.

I'm {GOING TO} Make:

This Heirloom Tomato Gratin. Oh gosh, I am so hungry right now.

{Woman's Day}

 In our last basket of produce from Bountiful Baskets Co-Op, we got some heirloom tomatoes. I wasn't exactly sure how to use them... to be honest, we usually get at least one fruit or veggie that I've never used before... and sometimes I'm not even sure of what it is. And that's part of the fun of it! I already made a swiss chard quiche this week and I never would have normally considered swiss chard.

(Side note: The Husband breaks out in giggles like a 12 year old boy over the word "chard" because it sounds like a similar word that ends with a "t" instead of a "d".)


But anyways... I was talking about being hungry, so back to the appetizing things!

My soul sister Jen (who painted a couch for her sewing room!) and I hit up the Goodwill  last Saturday (half off day! Woot!) and although it felt a lot like Black Friday for thrifters, we both scored some great stuff, including a tart pan.
(She actually found it first and I ended up buying it. I don't know how that happened, but I'm about 75% sure I didn't swipe it from her.)

So now I simply must make a tart. And I am dreaming of this Lemon Tart. Oh godness, I adore lemon desserts!

I have to go eat something.


  1. haha...i love how you ended this post. seriously cracked me up. cause i was thinking the same thing. and that dress looks so comfy. i could chase babies and eat yummy food in that dress.haha. following you!

  2. I just wore my first maxi dress the other day. Although I am young and have had no children yet, it is always freezing and windy where I live. Seriously, it snowed a little today! So that makes wearing shorter dresses a bit less than pleasant. The maxi dress had so much flow and fabric to it, I was perfectly comfortable. They really serve so many purposes! I hope you did make a tart and I hope it was wonderful. :)