nyc-etc: austin edition

greetings from austin mural

June 26th, 2014

Mike had business in Texas a few months ago and we decided to go out a few days before and spend some time in Austin – we had, for a time, considered moving out of New York and Austin was on the (very) short list of possible locations. This is by no means a comprehensive […]

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cookie jar: lemon poppy seed crisps

lemon poppy seed crisps

June 24th, 2014

I think I’m going to call this the perfect summer cookie. Literally bursting with fresh lemon (juice and zest), these cookies have an amazing crunchy coating, thanks to a generous roll in lemon-sugar and plenty of poppy seeds. The flavors are reminiscent of my lemon poppy pound cake – but in cookie form! These would […]

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using perennials in planters

using perennials in planters

June 19th, 2014

When we redid our patio a number of years ago I bought some new planters to accessorize. And I was determined to make them as low-maintenance as possible. As a landscape designer, spring through fall was non-stop busy for me, and the last thing I wanted to do at night or on the weekends was […]

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my favorite sandwich (sponsored post)

my favorite sandwich (sponsored post)

June 16th, 2014

Disclosure: Compensation for this post was provided by Cobblestone Bread Co. via AOL Media.  All opinions expressed here – as always – are completely my own, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Cobblestone Bread Co. or AOL. We are lucky enough to have a grill right outside our back door, which […]

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handmade seed packets

handmade seed packets

June 12th, 2014

Don’t be alarmed. This is a ridiculously easy craft – as if I would ever post any other kind! Noah “graduated” from pre-school today, and I wanted to make a little gift for him to give his classmates. As he is in both morning and afternoon sessions this meant making up about 30 gifts. You […]

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favor-“ette”: makr

favor-"ette": makr

June 10th, 2014

As the most un-crafty person in the blogiverse, I am often frustrated by other bloggers’ charming and clever creations. Why can’t it be me turning out those cute gift tags? That gorgeous calligraphy? Those sweet labels? Well guess what – it CAN be me! And you too! I am all over a new app called Makr […]

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blove: susie makes supper

blove: susie makes supper

June 5th, 2014

Do you ever make a connection (whether in-person or virtually) that feels “just right” – right away? For me, that was Adrienne, of Susie Makes Supper. I was immediately drawn to Adrienne, along with her blog – and have been a loyal reader since (all images, except where noted, courtesy of Adrienne Robideaux). photo credit: […]

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speculoos (a.k.a., “cookie butter”)

speculoos (a.k.a., "cookie butter")

June 3rd, 2014

So yeah – I’m the last living person to discover cookie butter. Which is odd because it is totally my thing. A sweet, butterscotch-y, non-chocolate-y dip/spread/treat? Where have I been? Clearly NOT on Pinterest (where an infinity number of variations and ways to bake with this stuff lives), OR Trader Joe’s – who apparently has […]

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where you’ll find me….

where you'll find me....

June 2nd, 2014

Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend! I wanted to share some sites that you can find me on this week – or more importantly, where you can find some great new recipes! On Babble I’m sharing my latest vegan “hack” – this month it’s a copycat Nutella that both “the vegan” and my […]

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