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!

  • Body Butters for Xmas Presents <3

    I made some small mason jars of homemade body butter as Christmas gifts this year! A friend of mine first introduced me to the idea of making your own all-purpose lotion several months ago. I’ve since realized that the upsides of doing this are endless: -Just 2 to 5 (or more) ingredients–however complex you want… Read more »

  • Ginger & Brown Sugar Chinese Tonic for Colds

    It’s that time of year… colds, fevers, sniffles, hacking, flu, phlegm, etcetera. You could always make a hot toddy for your loved one. But why not impress them a little more with an ancient Chinese elixir instead? Not only will they find you loving and caring, they’ll also come to see that you have the Far East wisdom of a 95-year-old Chinese man or lady.

  • Animal Prints Are Back!

    RAWR. I used to wonder why my mom loves leopard print so much…she’s the last person you’d think of when you see leopard print. As it turns out, she was just ahead of the curve 🙂

  • Getting ready for BUST Craftacular

    You would think that after making 70+ neckties for my wedding I would swear to never touch a necktie again. But here I am making more. Just in time for the BUST Craftacular @ Maker Faire on Saturday, September 20 in Queens NY. We’ll also have some newly designed tampon bags. Or you can call… Read more »

  • Mousybabe at 2014 BUST Magazine Craftacular!

    …aaaaand we’re back in business! In a few weeks, Mousybabe will be hawking our wares at the 2014 World Maker Faire, where BUST Magazine is sponsoring one of its awesome Craftacular events. Here are the deets: Saturday, September 20, 2014 New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th Street Queens, NY 11368 For more info on the… Read more »

  • #SunflowerMvmt in Taiwan

  • An Evening with Mark Bittman

    Going to THIS on Tuesday night at Long Island University. Get your tickets! Proceeds go to the Brooklyn Food Coalition.    

  • Chicks Who Kick Ass … Literally

    As obsessed as I’ve become with watching it, mixed martial arts isn’t a topic that has ever graced the creative craft-, style-, and food-filled pages of mousybabe. But today, a post about MMA is warranted because, well, it’s about girls who kick some serious ass — something we celebrate above all here at MB. 🙂… Read more »

  • FOOD FIND in Cartagena: La Cevicheria

    The TripAdvisor reviews for La Cevicheria didn’t stack up quite as highly as some of the other restaurants in Cartagena, but seeing as it’s somewhat of an institution here (Gabriel Garcia Marquez used to frequent the spot), we decided to give a whirl. It was Sunday anyhow, when few restaurants were open. The exterior of the restaurant… Read more »

  • Spring is here! Cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin