nyc-etc: city bakery

nyc-etc: city bakery

February 27th, 2014

This post is really a long overdue love letter. Like, 24 years long. Flash back to 1985: I’ve just graduated from architecture school, and there were only three firms that I wanted to work for. I was lucky enough to land a job with one of them, but I kept tabs on the other two […]

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“mini cooks” – a new series!

"mini cooks" - a new series!

February 26th, 2014

Popping in on a Wednesday with some exciting news! image courtesy of MJ I’m teaming up for the next six weeks with the lovely and talented MJ of Pars Caeli (remember her from my blove post?), and Joy of the must-read Frock Files on a fun series called “Mini Cooks”! Mini Cooks came out of the […]

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favor-“ette”: gimme five (sponsored post)

favor-"ette": gimme five (sponsored post)

February 25th, 2014

This post is sponsored by P&G. Save on NEW Gain Flings and Tide Pods at Target. Text CLEAN to Target (827438) for mobile coupons*. With three kids and three jobs, I’m pretty much “running” all day long. And the biggest lesson I’ve learned over the 25+ years I’ve been doing this is: Every minute counts. If […]

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third time’s a charm

third time's a charm

February 20th, 2014

Hello again! It’s blogiversary time, and Donuts, Dresses and Dirt is officially a toddler! This has been my biggest – and best – year yet, and as always I am forever be-YOND grateful to all of you who join me here on a regular basis. And, as anniversaries are wont to do, I took a […]

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favor-“ette”: a mascara tip

favor-"ette": a mascara tip

February 18th, 2014

Remember my Eyes/Cheeks/Lips post? And how much time I spent talking about mascara? I do love my mascara. And I’ve been on a life-long hunt for “the one”. The mascara that does it all: 1. Layers like the dickens without clumping. 2. Comes off easily, with my regular facial cleanser and minimal rubbing. 3. Lengthens […]

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end of the week and such…

end of the week and such...

February 14th, 2014

I wanted to give you a little update on Noah. The outpouring of notes, texts, little gifts and all around love and support for our family during this time has been beyond. We got the results of the EEG and MRI he had a few weeks ago – you know, before he broke his arm. […]

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favor-“ette”: handmade winter (giveaway)

favor-"ette": handmade winter (giveaway)

February 13th, 2014

Well this winter is officially THE WORST. And it’s far from over – which makes me even more excited to share with you today’s favor-“ette”! image credit: Handmade Winter Handmade Winter is a charming e-book that you will want to order RIGHT NOW. Compiled by some of the most talented bloggers around (and a few […]

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seed paper valentines

seed paper valentines

February 11th, 2014

Favor-“ette” will be later this week as I am smitten with this Valentine’s craft and wanted to share it with you right away! These seed paper hearts could not be easier to make, and they are a great non-candy alternative for your child’s class. Here’s what you’ll need: * 8-10 sheets of paper, white or […]

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heart-shaped whoopie pies

heart-shaped whoopie pies

February 6th, 2014

So here we are with Valentine’s Day a mere week away…. I adore this holiday and always try to make something sweet for the family, as well as special little treats for the class. As a big fan of whoopie pies I was instantly smitten when I came upon this tutorial in Martha Stewart Living. It’s […]

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fried. (not a recipe post)

fried. (not a recipe post)

February 4th, 2014

As you know, I always debate how much – or even whether – to “share” here. Especially the not-so-great stuff. So when the first thing happened, I was like, no. But then the second thing happened, and it was just starting to feel kind of disingenuous to be writing about savory scones and nail polish […]

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