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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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  • Blueprint Cleanse Day 1

    Oh my god, this first drink tastes like a**. HA. As in… extremely dangerously healthy. I’m kidding, I think some people would actually really like it (health nut-oids). The ingredients are organic romaine, kale, spinach, celery, cucumber, parsley, apple and lemon. As noted in her post last night, Em and Sven started Day 1 yesterday…. Read more »

  • Taking the Plunge!… erm, the Cleanse.

    With jerk chicken and curried goat heavy on the brain, we decided to bite the bullet before our Thanksgiving trip to Jamaica and do a 3-day juice cleanse. After researching a few top contenders, we picked BluePrint Cleanse: their juice is 100% raw, organic, and unprocessed. The shop emphasizes nutrition over deprivation and is environmentally… Read more »

  • Making the Most of Sandy’s Wrath

    So, Hurricane Sandy wasn’t all bad news. Here’s some photographic evidence of how we turned a few days trapped in tight Manhattan (and DC!) quarters into several productive crafting sessions. Rustic DIY heart-shaped gift tags: handcut, handprinted and embossed (see the brand new listing in our etsy shop). Cottage chic DIY butterfly-shaped gift tags (see brand… Read more »

  • SKULLSHAKER. New Track, New Vid “Doin It In The Park”

    Busy! We’ve been busy. Which explains why new posts have been paltry of late. Nevertheless here is a good excuse for why. This is a slick new video by Charlie Michael featuring some DC trickers and bboys doin’ it in Rock Creek Park. Tricking apparently is an art form that mixes martial arts, gymnastics and… Read more »

  • FOOD FIND #6: Turf ‘n Surf Po Boy in Austin, TX

    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 On our way to the shuttle stop for the Austin City Limits… Read more »

  • FOOD FINDS #5: Moonshine Grill in Austin, Texas

    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 Started off Day 1 at Austin City Limits Festival with a visit… Read more »

  • Mousybabe Jewelry Crafting

    I’ve been devoting a beautiful Saturday afternoon to making our Mousybabe jewelry, which features, as usual, our dad’s artwork. This is a thin vertical pendant that we sold out of in one show last year, and we hadn’t gotten around to making more until now. It was a shame at the time because we realized… Read more »

  • Why I Couldn’t Live On the West Coast

    This is why I could never live in a place where seasons don’t happen, even if its perpetually gorgeous out. Pumpkin Bread! There is something about changing seasons that is so romantic and can be poignant and sentimental. It’s not just the weather but the associated smells, the flavors that start showing up in local… Read more »

  • FOOD FINDS #3: Riverpark 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 Last night, I went on a rare Tuesday evening dinner date with… Read more »

  • Oil-Based vs. Water-Based Blockprinting Inks

    I finally got my bat blockprint finished, so the next step was to test how it actually printed on fabric. I decided to take this opportunity to also test out a couple types of inks that are commonly used but which both have pro’s and con’s, according to reviews I’ve read online. The two types… Read more »