thursday thoughts

standard hotel rooftop

August 30th, 2012

So here I am, back to Thursdays with Noah. Where did the summer go? I loved the fact that my outings with Noah were on Thursdays, as that was typically my “day” with Chelsea over the summer. And while her work schedule didn’t allow for as many adventures this year, we managed to squeeze a […]


some changes, a final(ish) good-bye, and love on a plate

some changes, a final(ish) good-bye, and love on a plate

August 28th, 2012

Hi all! I hope you enjoyed my guest posts last week – I missed you! I have so many exciting things planned for my little blog over the next few months, but for now it’s all about transitions. The last few summers have felt like a revolving door at my house. Chelsea comes home in […]


never say “never” – easy pillow cover with monogram

salsa pie snuggle pillow

August 26th, 2012

I’m especially excited about my last guest post. Though it should really be titled, simply, “never”. As in, “I never sew”. Fortunately I knew just the person to share a fun, easy DIY with all of you who do. Caroline is truly one of the most lovely women I have met on this blogging  journey. […]


never say “never” – sea bass with roasted tomatoes

jodi's kitchen and home roasted tomatoes

August 24th, 2012

Today’s post is written by my lovely friend (and fellow blogger) Jodi. I love her blog as it is truly an extension of Jodi. Her warmth and intelligence is that quiet voice that hovers over all of  her recipes; you can almost hear her saying, “You can do this”. Although I consider myself a very […]


never say “never” – two tea tutorials

never say "never" - two tea tutorials

August 22nd, 2012

In keeping with my theme this week of “things you’ll never see on my blog”, I thought it was only fitting to include a post about tea. Tea, to me, is something you drink when you’re sick. I put no thought into the brand or the process, but simply into getting some hot liquid into […]


never say “never” – lentil, bulgur and bacon salad

food yenta lentil salad

August 20th, 2012

I’m SO excited… This week I’ll be sharing my little corner of the world with some of my very favorite bloggers. And there’s a theme and everything. It’s called “never say never” (do you love it?). I sometimes feel badly that there are topics that – because they are out of MY comfort zone – I […]


favor- “ette”: 10 ways to use kitchen shears

henckels kitchen shears

August 17th, 2012

Okay, so we all know what my #1, most-used kitchen tool is (after my chef’s knife, of course). Wanna know what comes in second? These. photo credit: Amazon I don’t remember when shears became a must-have utensil in my kitchen. But now that I have them there, I reach for them constantly – often instead of […]


“happier at home” book launch party (and a giveaway!) – closed

happier at home book launch party

August 15th, 2012

After reading several posts about this wonderful night, I’ve decided to throw my hat into the ring too………. Remember the blogger dinner I attended this past spring? One of the lovely ladies I had the pleasure of meeting that night was Gretchen Rubin, author of “The Happiness Project”. I didn’t know Gretchen or her book […]


nostalgia rider

new york transit museum nostalgia ride

August 13th, 2012

I did something really cool this weekend. I got to ride a vintage subway, courtesy of The New York Transit Museum’s “Nostalgia Rides” program. My dad and I took advantage of the last trip of the season, which departed from the lower level of the museum (in downtown Brooklyn) and took us out to Rockaway Park. […]


block party and the BEST* brownies ever


August 11th, 2012

I love my town. I live in a lovely, historic village that overlooks the Hudson River. It’s close enough to New York City that I can get in quickly (and often), but when I come home………..aaaah. This month marks 20 years that I have lived here and I feel very lucky indeed. It’s quiet and […]