In the Wabe Revamping

Some of you may have noticed there’s been a bit of a lull at In the Wabe over the last few weeks. Honestly, I have been a bit upset over the way it’s panning out–it’s turning out a lot different than my original idea. So I am going to be revamping!

There will be a few changes here, and In the Wabe is going to become a bit more of a personal blog. I’m keeping all the recipes, but I will be posting some personal entries in between the food posts. I’m hoping this will make my blog more interesting and more enjoyable for all of you!

Do you want to see how excited I am about this?


These are my very first jumping photos! I realize the second photo looks a bit like I’m sitting on the back of the couch, but I swear I was mid-jump!

This is what my living room looks like without a maniac jumping on the furniture:

17 Dec

I wore a similar outfit a few months ago: the same dress with the brooch attacked with red tights. It was a good transition to spring, but this one is perfect for early winter.

I love mustard yellow and this scarf was such a great purchase! I bought it in Salzburg, Austria.


I think I looked like a 1920s detective that day! This hat is proving to be a staple of my wardrobe this year–I’ve worn it nearly every day for two weeks! And I like how touch I look in these photos, haha.

Dress: Old Navy
Cardigan: Gap
Tights: Gap
Oxfords: Payless? I don’t remember.
Coat: Gap
Scarf: H&M
Brooch: Given to me by my grandmother
Cloche: Urban Outfitters

My first anniversary

Joseph and I got married December 17, 2007; that means we recently celebrated our first anniversary!
We were married while he was in the midst of a deployment in Iraq, so he wasn’t present at the ceremony. I was excited we were getting married but at the same time a bit sad that he could be with me for another few months, so I tried to find a dress with similarities to a classic wedding dress that could still function as a normal dress. A friend pointed me in the direct of a dress Anthropologie was selling and it was perfect!

Joseph’s father and step-mother, me, my father, mother, and sister on my wedding day

For our first anniversary I decided wearing the dress again would be perfect. I will never not think of it as my “wedding dress,” but I’d love an opportunity to wear it again. This was the first time he was able to see me in the dress, and it made our day very special.

I love the subtle reminiscence to a wedding dress. I wore it with a strand of pearls I bought while I was in high school in Okinawa, Japan and shoes from Target that catch the light well and match perfectly.

Joseph dressed up as well!

Joseph made me a delicious six-course meal! He is a much better cook than I am, and everything from the presentation to the taste was beyond amazing. I took no pictures since it was night-time and flash would ruin the photos.

First course: Herbed Crepes with Smoked Salmon and Radishes, with a Light Lemon-Kissed Cream Cheese Filling with Dill and Chives.
Second course: Lobster Tail, Avocado, and Grapefruit Salad with a Lemon-Shallot Dressing and Fresh Spinach Leaves Kissed With Sea Salt
Third course: Cast-Iron Seared Filet Mignon with Charred Onion Rings and Cucumbers, with a Slowly Reduced Balsamic-Burgundy Wine Sauce with Whole Shallots
Fourth course: Slow-Roasted and Caramelized Whole Plum Tomatoes With Coarse Sugar and Fresh Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
Fifth course: Carrot-Garlic Puree and Celery Root-Garlic Puree
Sixth course: Tiramisu Affogato: A Deconstructed Tiramisu – Equal Parts of Coffee Ice Cream and Vanilla Ice Cream, with Italian Walnut-Almond Ladyfingers Coarsely Crumbled Over, Hot Espresso Poured On Top, and a Dollop of Homemade Whipped Cream, and Grazed with Freshly Grated Bittersweet Chocolate

Hats in Winter

Thanksgiving took all my cooking desires away, so I have no recipes to update with! It did however leave me full of Christmas spirit–my favorite time of year!

We decorated our Christmas tree, but it’s not quite finished yet. We are still searching for more ornaments and white or silver garland.
Christmas tree


Look at my beautiful new shirt from J. Crew and cloche from Urban Outfitters! More about them later. I’ve very into hats this year–can you tell?

I’ll be in Bavaria, Germany until December 10th, so I won’t be blogging for a while. When I come back there will be many pictures of travels, though!

Personally, I use GoogleReader to follow my favorite blogs, but BlogLovin’ is nice as well! I set up an account for my blog there this week.
bloglovin – in-the-wabe

also, for those who use LiveJournal: I made a syndicated feed there–add it to your friend’s page here!

18 Nov: Fedora, part II

I really have been wearing this fedora non-stop! A few friends suggested I try it with more masculine outfit, and this is about as masculine as I can get!  Sorry about the quality of the photos–my house has horrible lighting, even with all the shutters open.  And new neighbors just moved in who are constantly in the front yard–I can’t take photos in my yard like I prefer because I’m sure they’ll think I’m a bit weird and/or arrogant.


I call this necklace my “Pride and Prejudice locket.” I bought it at a trade fair in Texas when I was 16–the week I was reading Pride and Prejudice!

shirt: Victoria’s Secret
skirt American Eagle
fedora: Urban Outfitters
locket: Thrifted

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