envelope template

envelope template

May 29th, 2014

It’s my first “printable” you guys! Am I the only one who has, like, a bajillion bits of wrapping paper lying around? I always think I’m going to have that “small gift” that will be just right for that random square of paper I refuse to throw out. Please tell me it’s not just me…… […]

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cookie jar: strawberry shortcake cookies

cookie jar: strawberry shortcake cookies

May 26th, 2014

Happy Memorial Day! So it’s no secret that I LOVE cookies – like, I want to marry them. So I’ve decided to do a sort of “cookie of the month” series, bringing you a great, EASY recipe each month, that you are sure to love. Sound good? I had to post this one right away, […]

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nyc-etc: gotham west market

nyc-etc: gotham west market

May 22nd, 2014

When a friend Instagrammed a food photo a while back, tagged “Gotham West Market”, my foodie/New Yorker/lover-of-cool-things radar went a bit bonkers. How had I missed this? My NYC street cred took a major hit that day. Designed to lure potential renters to the area, Gotham West Market is attached to a new luxury building […]

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favor-“ette”: shake it up

favor-"ette": shake it up

May 19th, 2014

Two quick kitchen tips today (and a bonus upper arm workout too)! In my kitchen garlic is a staple,¬†especially in the summer months (pesto, bruschetta……). And while I don’t mind crushing a clove or two with my chef’s knife, peeling a whole head is a messy, annoying task. I’d been intrigued by a certain tip […]

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what you see….

what you see....

May 16th, 2014

A sweet friend sent me a note recently, asking after Noah. She responded to MY response with this: “I’m so sorry. I’m always hoping that your life is as pretty as your pictures. I suppose it’s just wishful thinking on my part, but deep down I know that it’s probably not. Hugs.” It got me […]

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crushed/crushing

crushed/crushing

May 15th, 2014

New feature (are you excited? I’m excited!)!!! This is a little different from “Favor-ette” – where I share a baking tip, a must-have “something”, or a super-quick recipe. ¬†This is more a collection of “things” – things I want (crushing), and things I’ve recently purchased and must share (crushed). Unlike the “favor-ettes”, they are self-explanatory […]

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waffled hash browns

waffled hash browns

May 13th, 2014

Ready for the best lunch of your life? All you need is a potato. And an egg. Oh – and your waffle iron…… Ever a fan of the multi-tasker in my wardrobe, I feel just the same when it comes to kitchen tools and equipment. I avoid, at all costs, “one-note” gadgets (okay, except for […]

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blove: frock files

blove: frock files

May 8th, 2014

If today’s “blove” looks familiar, it’s because this lady’s work has graced these pages very recently. Joy was one of the contributors (along with MJ) to “Mini Cooks” – and I’m such a huge admirer that I wanted to share a bit more about her blog, Frock Files, with all of you (all images, except […]

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sheet pan salmon and broccoli with chili-caper vinaigrette

sheet pan salmon and broccoli with chili-caper vinaigrette

May 6th, 2014

I’ve been obsessing over a certain kind of meal these days – in the “one pan” category, as I love the simplicity, and relatively fast prep. And then – as if by magic – a friend recently posted this recipe: While soups, chilis and casseroles also fall into the one-pot style of cooking, I’m an […]

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how to make an upcycled planter (out of anything!)

how to make an upcycled planter (out of anything!)

May 1st, 2014

Container planting has always been my favorite aspect of gardening. I love the temporary nature, the playfulness and the ability to experiment and break some “rules”. And I don’t limit myself to terra cotta pots and planters – I always mix in some unusual vessels too. And thanks to my obsession with affection for flea […]

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