Raised Bed Garden Project for Spring 2015

New project this spring that is up and running–an elevated vegetable garden table planter! After a good amount of research, I found this awesome mom-and-pop company in Cali, called Mini Farm Box, that makes all kinds of planters using cedar. It was exactly what I was looking for…perfectly sized for urban homes where you have… Read more »

How to get your dumplings really … bitchy

I could eat dumplings for every meal for the rest of my life, and I think I wouldn’t have one complaint. But sometimes unless your fried dumplings have that delicious crispage underneath (you know what I mean), you’re kind of being cheated of the full deliciousness.

New Pinterest Board — Style Crush!

I get occasional hints at work and shopping g-friends that I tend to buy the same version of whatever dress or shirt or skirts that I already have. My response is always, “Well it’s because I know what will work and what won’t for my shape and height!” That said, they have a point…

Elegant Loungewear by the frenchies at BASE RANGE

It’s become a half-facetious project of mine to figure out what might qualify as “elegant loungewear” to wear around the house…

Overlooking Manhattan….

…a rustic vision of French lavender sitting pretty on my windowsill. i <3 farmers markets.

#PutaBirdOnIt: New Set of Cards!

Had myself a little product development sesh this weekend and made a set of new notecards for our etsy shop. Check out the new listing HERE and photos of the work in progress!

  • My New Wall of Accessories

    Took a cue from Suzi’s February 9 post today and assembled my very own wall of accessories… to accommodate my overflowing collection of belts, hair doodads, and hats. I did it all with two simple tools: a hammer and some nails. It was a long overdue solution to organizing knick knacks that were starting to find themselves… Read more »

  • Coffee + Love for Bike Commuters This A.M.

    Per the Twitter alert by @DistrictBean last night, I was gleeful that the folks at The Bike Rack were offering free coffee this morning for bike commuters at the corner of 14th & Q NW. What’s more, the coffee would be sourced from Peregrine Espresso, where I sometimes stop on the ride to work anyway… Read more »

  • FOOD FINDS #2: Aquagrill in New York City

    As avid seekers of yummy eats, we’ve started cataloguing our food posts into a little series called Food Finds. These posts include casual reviews of the unsung culinary gems we encounter on the road–or even right here at home in DC and NY This was my third time at Aquagrill – home to what I’ve… Read more »

  • B-Boy Battle at 5 Pointz

    Accompanied Suzi last weekend to experience my very first B-Boy battle (that wasn’t at a Crafty Bastards Festival, hehe) to see Charlie and 57 crews dance!! The battle went down in this outdoor art space in Queens called 5 Pointz, which we later sadly learned is going to be razed to make way for …… Read more »

  • Bangin’ Books! The Music & Writer Edition

    There are two books currently occupying our must-read book list: How Music Works (David Byrne) and The Good Girls Revolt (by Lynn Povich). We’re particularly giddy with excitement because they tie in two of mousybabe’s favorite hobbies: music and writing! The Good Girls Revolt (Lynn Povich) In The Good Girls Revolt, Lynn Povich recounts a seminal lawsuit… Read more »


    I spent this past Saturday cleaning out a messy “storage” area in the corner of the kitchen which has been an eyesore for the last year. So much so that a little mouse appears to have taken up residence amid the mess! But I digress… I took advantage of my cleaning rampage to also finalize… Read more »

  • The Vancouver Mountains

    On some mornings, pretty placid pictures are just what you need to start the day off. It calms me down by reminding me how much bigger the world is than the little micro-world, micro-politics, micro-dynamics which one little person can get so easily caught up in. On that note, here are some photos we took… Read more »

  • Smoked Salmon From Seattle’s Pike Place Market

    The smoked salmon from Pike Place Market in Seattle is DEE-LICIOUS with a capital D. And more. Chops spent a few days visiting his friend in Seattle this past week, and lucky for us East Coasters he brought back a pound of this smoked salmon from the famous market! When I opened up the paper… Read more »

  • Why do I want this bag so much?

    I just like it. Target $29.99. I can already hear Em telling me how lame I am. I already tweeted about the bag a couple days ago. I think I shouldn’t have taken a picture of it so that I see it every time I look for a photo to upload. (sad face!) It’s probably… Read more »

  • Bat Blockprint Project

    Returning to this blockprinting project that I started a few weeks ago. It’s my goal to finish whittling this print out today, so I can start using it on my linen dishtowels and napkins. If I succeed hopefully I can post an update photo later today! Stay tuned 🙂 2:10pm Ok here’s the update. Still… Read more »