you say you want a resolution?

you say you want a resolution?

January 30th, 2012

Unlike most of you, I wait until the end of January to make my new year’s resolutions. After the whirlwind of the holidays it takes me a good month to just get back into my old bad habits routine. Trying to add in some brand new behaviors is setting myself up to fail. So I […]

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favor- “ette” friday: dream weaver

favor- "ette" friday: dream weaver

January 27th, 2012

Remember my “local” shout-out of a few months back? I’ve got another one for you. It’s Janet Sikirica Millinery & Fiber Arts. I really don’t want to share Janet with the world, but she’s too talented (and lovely) for me not to. Janet is a local mom (who formerly worked as a director in the field of […]

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just say yes

carousel, brooklyn bridge park, DUMBO, jane's carousel

January 26th, 2012

This was such a big day for Noah and it happened months ago. I wanted to write about it right away but then I got busy with this. And this. And then there were events that were ENDING SOON and I just had to share those too. So here it is. I had been eagerly awaiting […]

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brunch, part two: winter fruit salad

brunch, part two: winter fruit salad

January 24th, 2012

Remember my brunch menu from a few weeks ago? Here’s the recipe for the fruit salad! I am normally not a fan of fruit salad. I find it annoying to make and typically unsatisfying to eat. I always feel obliged to put some on my plate, so as not to feel too “walk of shame” […]

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a year in my garden: january

a year in my garden: january

January 22nd, 2012

January. It’s many gardeners’ secret favorite month. Why? Because there is NOTHING TO DO. As a landscape designer who also loves container gardening, I am busy with holiday planters right through the middle of December. So come January I go into deep freeze mode – literally. So what DO garden designers (and gardeners) do in January? Well, speaking […]

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favor- “ette” friday: paper cones

favor- "ette" friday: paper cones

January 20th, 2012

I love making paper cones. I first learned this technique in a baking class I took years ago; we filled the cones with melted chocolate, to pipe fine dots and lines on our finished desserts. Once I got the hang of it, I found that they were quick and easy to make. And while they don’t give […]

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barefoot in the park (in january)

barefoot in the park (in january)

January 17th, 2012

It was 40 degrees. And raining. So we went to the park. Openhouse Gallery in Nolita has created an indoor pop-up park, called “Park Here”. Do not adjust your screen. Noah was in perpetual motion so I could barely get a focused picture – he had SO much fun and I wanted to tell you […]

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brunch, part one: cinnamon streusel french toast

cinnamon streusel french toast

January 15th, 2012

For almost 20 years we have started New Year’s Day the same way –  going out for breakfast with my parents at one of our favorite local restaurants. As you know, I truly love our family traditions – and this one is no exception. But I just wasn’t “feeling it” this year. We had spent the previous week cramming […]

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favor- “ette” friday: anarchy in a jar

favor- "ette" friday: anarchy in a jar

January 13th, 2012

Hide your spoons. It’s winter time and I find myself looking for more little indulgences than at other times of the year. Nothing big and fancy, just some small treats to take me out of the long, dreary and gray days that seem to drag on forever. It could be a spa manicure vs. my “regular”.  […]

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my life as a blog

January 11th, 2012

Wow. I am humbled, honored and more than a little excited to be featured in Blogstar’s “My Life As a Blog” series today. What is Blogstar? “Blogstar is a daily celebration of the future of publishing featuring those who make it happen: bloggers.” It was founded by the smart and very talented Sarah Bryden-Brown (herself […]

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