favor-”ette”: garbage disposal “pods”

garbage disposal pods

July 22nd, 2014

Does your garbage disposal ever get that “not so fresh feeling”? You know what I mean – and if you’ve ever tossed some lemon or lime peels down there you are going to love this little DIY. Using materials that you probably have right now in your kitchen you can make these eco-friendly “pods” to […]


favor-”ette”: mason jar blender hack

mason jar blender hack

July 15th, 2014

Mason jars – have you heard of them? JK… It’s all but impossible to scroll Pinterest, Instagram or most food/craft/lifestyle blogs without being assaulted by the next cute way to use a mason jar – from photo frames to hanging lights, soap dispensers to terrariums. Yes, the mason jar is certainly having its moment – so […]



eighteen bees wrap bracelet

July 10th, 2014

Wow – thanks so much for all the great feedback on my first post in this series! So without further ado….. Crushed: Birks! For YEARS Gizeh’s were my summer sandal. Until they weren’t, and I swore that my Birkenstock days were DONE. But my Instagram and Pinterest feeds have been flooded over the last few […]


favor-”ette”: vermont maple sriracha (chicken)!

sriracha chicken

July 1st, 2014

I’ll admit: I was late to the sriracha game. Like, last-week-late. Up till now I’ve completely ignore this “do it all” condiment. Why? I have no idea. It’s trendy (I like trendy). It’s spicy (my big guys love spicy). And there seemed to be nothing you COULDN’T cook or bake with it (Pizza! Tacos! Chex […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


favor-”ette”: how to pin roll your jeans

favor-"ette": how to pin roll your jeans

April 29th, 2014

Now that the weather’s getting a teensy bit warmer I’m ready to ditch my boots and socks, and start wearing more “spring” attire – you with me? While cropped pants are an easy way to show off some ankle, a cuffed jean can give the same effect – with a little extra flair. I love […]


favor-”ette”: transitioning

favor-"ette": transitioning

April 22nd, 2014

It’s Spring. Yet it’s not. If you live in the Northeast you know what I’m talking about. It could be freezing in the morning, and then you find yourself stripping off layers by lunchtime. It feels like every article of clothing I own needs to be at the ready, until we can safely say that […]


“this book was a tree”: review & giveaway!

"this book was a tree": review & giveaway!

April 9th, 2014

A few disclosures, first. 1. Marcie Cuff is a fellow blogger, neighbor and dear friend. 2. I was planning on reviewing this book before Marcie asked me to participate in her book tour - that’s how much I love this book: This Book Was a Tree is for anyone who feels a little (or a lot) disconnected […]