favor-“ette”: giftbar

giftbar, mother's day

May 9th, 2013

I know, I know – two in one week? But this was too good to keep till next Wednesday, especially with Mother’s Day around the corner! While I like the concept of gift cards just fine (and gift them aplenty), I would not say that they are the most exciting/sexy/trendy gifts one can give. Enter […]


family. in 140 characters or less.

chelsea, noah, conor

May 9th, 2013

So my pals at Limetree (who I last wrote about here) invited me to participate in a friendly little contest – it’s a “micropost”, and the theme is “family”. What’s a micropost? It’s a post no longer than 140 characters (sound familiar?). Of course I said yes – I love a challenge, and my family is […]


favor-“ette”: an empty mustard jar

almost empty mustard jar

May 8th, 2013

Well, almost empty. I actually thought I had shared this with you already – oops! This is a good one – and so easy. If you use jarred mustard, here’s a great tip for getting every last drop out of that little jar. When there’s about one to two teaspoons of mustard left in the jar (you’ll […]


i can’t/she can: talking with children about cancer

i can't/she can: talking with children about cancer

May 6th, 2013

I know – heavy stuff for a Monday morning. When I decided to launch this new series last month, my goal was – and is – to not only introduce you to great bloggers, authors and “creatives”, but to impart some meaningful information that you would not otherwise find here at D D and D. […]


the high line: (early) spring

high line, new york city

May 3rd, 2013

I was so excited about my next installment in my “Year on the High Line” series. I mean, after the winter we’ve had, who wouldn’t be thrilled to welcome spring by spending the day at one of the city’s most fabulous parks? And then I woke up to a day like most we’ve had this […]


let’s hang out!

NYC Bake Sale, No Kid Hungry

May 2nd, 2013

I’ve got an invitation that you simply can’t refuse. The Brooklyn Flea. A fabulous cause. These cookies. And me! Yes, I will be “working” at the Flea this Saturday, doing a shift at the NYC Bake Sale, to benefit No Kid Hungry. This is a remarkable organization, which I wrote about last year when I […]


favor-“ette”: lulibox


May 1st, 2013

The internet was probably one of the biggest differences between my pregnancies with Chelsea and Conor, and my time with Noah. It was actually a mixed blessing. On the one hand, with just a few clicks, I had access to a seemingly limitless amount of information on anything I needed to know about my current […]