on the infatuation. and cereal doughnuts. and reading the fine print.

on the infatuation. and cereal doughnuts. and reading the fine print.

May 21st, 2015

A few months ago my friend Deirdre tagged me in a Facebook post announcing a contest she thought I should enter – The Infatuation Bake Sale. Entries were to be submitted via Instagram, and twenty four bakers would be selected to create their winning desserts for the day of the sale. All proceeds from ticket sales would […]

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pop! goes my summer: striped creamsicle popsicles!

#WhereFunBegins #SunnyD #ad

May 19th, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhereFunBegins #CollectiveBias I know – it’s not quite summer yet. But here in New York we have skipped right over spring, experiencing hot, muggy, August-like days. And I’m loving it. The Siberia-winter we just finished did us ALL […]

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balls, bites & bars: toasted coconut bars

balls, bites & bars: toasted coconut bars

May 14th, 2015

So one thing I’ve noticed about these raw/energy/protein balls/bites/bars is that they tend to start tasting a bit “the same” after a while. Same chewy texture. Same sweet taste. Same. So when I came across these beauties I had a feeling I’d be in for something “different”: And, in a word: yes. Though I’m just […]

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nyc-etc: savannah edition

nyc-etc: savannah edition

May 12th, 2015

I first visited Savannah 2 years ago, when Conor was considering SCAD as a top college possibility (he’s now finishing up his freshman year there and LOVES it). I’ve been down 3 more times since – our last visit as a family, to coincide with my dad’s 80th – and I fall in love with this […]

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on mothers. and cake.

on mothers. and cake.

May 7th, 2015

Last week was exceptionally “mom-centric” for me. As I mentioned in my guilt bars post, I spent a few days with 6 dear friends of mine from all over the globe. Though we initially met through blogging, many have since turned to other creative pursuits. But we still remain “The Ladies”, and still remain close […]

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how to teach your child about money

#shop #iamprotective #ad #cbias

May 4th, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #iamprotective #CollectiveBias Having 3 kids of very different ages and stages means that there is virtually never any overlap in my life. No “killing two birds with one stone” here. Their needs, problems, activities and availability could not […]

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cookie jar: triple layer “guilt” bars

cookie jar: triple layer "guilt" bars

April 30th, 2015

Okay – here’s what they’re really called: But somehow “Guilt Bars” feels right, right about now. See, one would think that living with a food blogger would mean an endless and vast array of amazing, mouthwatering treats parading through the kitchen. And often – well, at least sometimes – that’s just what it is. But […]

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favor-“ette”: FoodyDirect

favor-"ette": FoodyDirect

April 28th, 2015

A few times a week I’ll receive an e-mail from a brand, ad agency or PR firm, asking if I’d be interested in doing a product review. And most of the time I say no (especially if the note opens with “Dear DonutsDressesandDirt”). I value and respect the time you spend here, and never want […]

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a/m15 capsule wardrobe, two weeks(ish) in

a/m15 capsule wardrobe, two weeks(ish) in

April 24th, 2015

Wow – this capsule wardrobe thing has really resonated – more than I anticipated! I’ve had readers e-mailing me, friends chatting me up on the street and lots of Twitter and Instagram “liking” – seems that the concept of minimalist dressing (and a major closet purge) is something that a lot of you think a […]

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get your garden ready for spring – and a sweet giveaway!

get your garden ready for spring - and a sweet giveaway!

April 23rd, 2015

It’s VRAI Magazine’s first anniversary this month and I can hardly believe it’s been a whole year already. It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to work with such a talented group of writers, creators and photographers – who all happen to be the nicest people too! This month is all about celebrations – fitting […]

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