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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 »

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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.

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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…

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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…

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Overlooking Manhattan….

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

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#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!

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  • Dreaming of Making Curtains for New Home

    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. I sewed my first buttonhole! When I pulled my cloth out of my sewing machine, I was so amazed to see the buttonhole etchings appear… Read more »

  • Sweet Cyber Monday Deals

    I’ve never been such a sucker for sales as I seem to be this holiday season. I hope it’s not because I’m somehow consuming more in general. That would suck. But a better story would be that I’m just being more efficiently targeted than ever by the brands and companies that I actually sign up… Read more »

  • FOOD FINDS #8: Chef Winston at Lime Acre Villa, Jamaica

    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! Jamaican patties. These Winston didn’t make but he got them from a… Read more »

  • Pretty Blue Tropical Dress

    For most of this week, none of us here have been putting too much effort into our appearances hehe, myself being the most guilty. Which might be why you don’t see too many people shots posted. But during the safari cruise on the Black River, I thought Em’s bright blue tropical dress was very pretty…. Read more »

  • Table Settings at Lime Acre, Jamaica

    Presentation is important. Even with the tastiest food, it’s the mood of a gathering and the people you’re with that you really remember years later. Here were the table settings for some of our meals! For every meal, our tables are set up in different locations on the villa. Most of the time it’s outdoors,… Read more »

  • Drinks in Jamaica. Ya mon.

    Rum punch. Adorable dark bamboo tray they served this on. Perfect size for two drinks. And the color of the punch is so pretty I had to do a multi-angle photo shoot of the punch. Indulge me please. Coconut juice. Clear and chilled, freshly squeezed from some coconuts on the grounds of the villa. Bloody… Read more »

  • The Bizzles! Back Together Again

    Lime Acre in Whitehouse, Jamaica. Monday, November 19, approx 1:35pm. I miss bizzle. Note the particularly strong fashion statements. Equally strong statements by both bizzles. Polka-dots and camou donned by Bizzle #1. Bizzle #2 is sporting pink pj pants sewn by Bizzle #1, and a stylin’ Taiwan Is Free tee.

  • FOOD FINDS #7: Chef Winston at Lime Acre Villa, Jamaica

    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 We’ve been indulging in some scrumptious Jamaican eats during our stay. We’re… Read more »

  • A Jamaican Villa

    We’re here in Jamaica. First day… this is my view. Sigh. From the balcony of our villa. Being the nerd I am, I’ve busted out my laptop amid the beautiful sea and greenery that surrounds us. As we speak Sven and Charlie are getting creative, “working out” on the balcony using the furniture. Sven tries… Read more »

  • Products of My Suffering – Mousybabe Hand-Sewn Linen Bags

    As I wasn’t allowed to eat today (see our last posts: Detox Post #1 | Detox Post #2), I busied myself with sewing so I wouldn’t think about delicious fried oysters or ramen or fill-in-the-blank with favorite food. These are the products of my suffering. More explanation to come on what exactly these bags are… Read more »