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!

  • Brown Herringbone Wool Laptop Case <3 by Stash

    I think I mentioned earlier that I’ve been bitten by the herringbone love bug. I don’t even really know when it started. While shopping online for a case for my new Macbook Air (which I got as a Christmas gift!) I came across this herringbone wool laptop case on Etsy. Since it was expensive but… Read more »

  • FOOD FINDS: Maple in Washington, DC

    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! There is a little corridor on 11th St NW near Columbia Heights… Read more »

  • Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes, Snow Peas & Basil

    #Spaghettisquash is trending in Emily’s kitchen. If Nature was a contestant on Chopped, she’d get an A+ for presentation, taste, and creativity. Look at this thing! A golden delicious gourd. At the grocery store, this guy can look and feel a bit daunting. It’s pretty heavy and to the touch feels like it’s armed with… Read more »

  • Drapery Rods Installed, Outer Lining Hung

    Suzi’s decorating a new one-bedroom home and has been sharing her ideas & inspirations (& many fails… ahem) throughout the process. Read her blog posts on this: Suzi’s House Project. Alas, our curtains are up! This past weekend we finally had a few open days to focus on the task at hand… It was kind… Read more »

  • A Bowl of Jah-Jiang Mien (The Easy Way)

    Jah-Jiang Mien. A timeless dish that is served in many Chinese restaurants. Strangely I never find myself ordering it when I’m at a Chinese restaurant. But I do like making it at home! Mostly because it’s a two-step process hehe. And delicious. I guess when I mentioned it was a two-step process, I revealed that… Read more »

  • The Curiously Absent Twin

    Goddamn. Suzi’s been blogging up a storm about her new this and that in the last month and meanwhile, lil’ sis here’s been pretty AWOL. The culprit for my curious absenteeism: The hubs and I been house hunting too, following in the pioneering footsteps of Suzi + Chops! Yes, we’ve officially joined the cut-throat hunting… Read more »

  • As we like to say… the best things in life come in pairs ;-)

    Vogue, March 2013, with Joaquin. twitter.com/JulianCastro/s… — Mayor Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) February 14, 2013

  • Vintage Receipt Printing Ribbon Cuffs

    aww BITCH. How rad is this? And this? Speaking of cyberpunk the other day, these are what I’m talkin’ about. These bracelets are made by Robynn Molino Design from LA. I came across her goods through Scoutmob‘s mailing list. I remember noticing when Scoutmob first started championing local DIY/handmade businesses, along with the restaurant coupons… Read more »

  • Cute Swing Top Glass Bottle from Target

    Suzi’s decorating a new one-bedroom home and has been sharing her ideas & inspirations (& many fails… ahem) throughout the process. Read her blog posts on this: Suzi’s House Project. Sharing a new, inexpensive acquisition in our household. Right now our Britta is a large cubic container that sits in the refrigerator, and you just… Read more »

  • New Fabrics at Bits of Thread DC

    On some weekends I’ve been working at Bits of Thread sewing studio in Adams Morgan as part of their Earn + Learn program. It’s an awesome little studio that serves a huge demand in the district. I think more and more people are being drawn to handmade DIY things, and learning to use a sewing… Read more »