pop! goes my summer: root beer float popsicles

root beer float pops

July 23rd, 2014

It’s getting fun now. When I came up with the idea for this series I made a list of all of my favorite flavor combinations, drinks and snacks – hoping to make each one in “pop” form. And who doesn’t love a root beer float? This one is barely even a recipe – you know [...]


favor-”ette”: garbage disposal “pods”

garbage disposal pods

July 22nd, 2014

Does your garbage disposal ever get that “not so fresh feeling”? You know what I mean – and if you’ve ever tossed some lemon or lime peels down there you are going to love this little DIY. Using materials that you probably have right now in your kitchen you can make these eco-friendly “pods” to [...]


blove: south of brooklyn

south of brooklyn

July 17th, 2014

Oh, this is GOOD. And something a little different, too. Typically I use this space to share blogs I’ve been reading for some time. So there’s always lots of content to scroll through, pore over and select. And lately I’ve been asking the blogger I’m featuring to submit his or her favorite posts. But when I [...]


pop! goes my summer: basil lime & cucumber pops

basil lime cucumber pops

July 16th, 2014

I’m calling these “spa-sicles”: These pops are so utterly cool and refreshing, it’s like a visit to the spa. For your mouth. Seriously, it is so hot and humid here right now that I plan on keeping a stash of these in my freezer all summer long. Even the pale green color is so soothing, [...]


favor-”ette”: mason jar blender hack

mason jar blender hack

July 15th, 2014

Mason jars – have you heard of them? JK… It’s all but impossible to scroll Pinterest, Instagram or most food/craft/lifestyle blogs without being assaulted by the next cute way to use a mason jar – from photo frames to hanging lights, soap dispensers to terrariums. Yes, the mason jar is certainly having its moment – so [...]



eighteen bees wrap bracelet

July 10th, 2014

Wow – thanks so much for all the great feedback on my first post in this series! So without further ado….. Crushed: Birks! For YEARS Gizeh’s were my summer sandal. Until they weren’t, and I swore that my Birkenstock days were DONE. But my Instagram and Pinterest feeds have been flooded over the last few [...]


pop! goes my summer: corn popsicles

corn popsicles

July 9th, 2014

Corn? Pretty much one of my very favorite foods. Yeah, I know that as veggies go, corn does not rank high on the nutritional scale (simple sugars, blah blah). But I can eat an insane amount of corn – and I love it in almost every way you can think to prepare it: Corn salad. [...]


top 10 perennials that beat the heat!

top 10 perennials that beat the heat

July 7th, 2014

Happy Monday all! Hope you had a great holiday weekend! This month’s gardening feature is appearing over at VRAI Magazine: If you live anywhere in the Northeast you know that we run the gamut weatherwise – from brutally cold, harsh winters, to blisteringly hot and humid summers. Gardening can be a challenge – particularly finding [...]


pop! goes my summer: watermelon-honeydew popsicles

watermelon honeydew popsicles

July 2nd, 2014

My popsicle mold has been getting quite the workout lately. I bought this one last year and I absolutely love it. So much so that I’ve been inspired to do a weekly “popsicle series” – all summer! Every Wednesday till Labor Day I’ll be sharing a new recipe – and I’m kind of super-excited about it! [...]


favor-”ette”: vermont maple sriracha (chicken)!

sriracha chicken

July 1st, 2014

I’ll admit: I was late to the sriracha game. Like, last-week-late. Up till now I’ve completely ignore this “do it all” condiment. Why? I have no idea. It’s trendy (I like trendy). It’s spicy (my big guys love spicy). And there seemed to be nothing you COULDN’T cook or bake with it (Pizza! Tacos! Chex [...]