favor-“ette”: new year’s morning. done.

favor-"ette": new year's morning. done.

December 31st, 2013

As you can probably guess by now, I’m a fan of breakfast-y type foods. Scones, coffee cakes, and of course doughnuts. Last year I posted this do-ahead baked french toast, which I served up on New Year’s Day. Yum. THIS year I’m whipping up these: I know, right? As big a sweet tooth as I […]


favor-“ette”: a gift of paperwhites

favor-"ette": a gift of paperwhites

December 24th, 2013

Happy Almost Christmas! Are you still in need of that “one more” last minute gift? Stuck on getting the perfect something for the hostess who has everything? Here is one of my very favorite holiday gifts to give – and I’m guessing it will soon be yours too: Paperwhites (Narcissus) are flowering bulbs that are […]


favor-“ette”: minted

favor-"ette": minted

December 19th, 2013

Confession: I’m addicted to stationery. Literally. I adore anything paper-related, be it note cards, labels, tags or journals. Paper is my go-to gift and the thing that will stop me in my tracks anywhere from an office supply store to a holiday bazaar. Which is why I’m head over heels for Minted: “Minted is the […]




December 17th, 2013

So I turned myself to face me But I’ve never caught a glimpse Of how the others must see the faker I’m much too fast to take that test -Changes, David Bowie I turn 50 today. Many of my friends have turned 50 recently, and it’s been interesting to see how they chose to mark […]


blove: bunny and dolly

blove: bunny and dolly

December 12th, 2013

I laugh when friends ask me how I find time for “all” of the blogs they assume I’m reading. Truth is, while I do read a lot of blogs, it’s not nearly as many as you might think. Like all of us, time is precious, and I don’t have endless hours to find (and obsess […]


favor-“ette” a mixer tip

towel over mixer

December 10th, 2013

You know that moment right after you add flour to the mixer? Just before you turn it on, when you say a little prayer that the flour (and other dry ingredients) won’t go flying all over you – and your kitchen? No matter how slowly and gently I turn on the mixer, I more often […]


the home depot “do it herself” workshop (sponsored post)

home depot do it herself workshop

December 9th, 2013

Brought to you by The Home Depot®, click here to learn more. Did you know that The Home Depot hosts a monthly workshop called “Do It Herself“?  The workshops are totally free, and include all the supplies you need to execute your project. Cool, right? So when I got the opportunity to participate in a […]


a gardener’s gift guide

a gardener's gift guide

December 5th, 2013

I’ve been told that I am hard – sometimes even impossible – to shop for. Of course, I disagree. I’m merely…..specific. I like what I like. Which, in my mind translates to being a very easy person to shop for. You with me on this? And there is no more “specific” gift-getter than the gardener. […]


favor-“ette”: denim shirt (part two)

oversized chambray shirt

December 3rd, 2013

As my love for the denim shirt began to grow, so did the number of denim shirts in my wardrobe. And while the fitted, medium-wash shirt is still highest in rotation, this is definitely a close second: image credit: Madewell I love this oversized chambray button-up, in a lighter wash. I suggest going up one […]