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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


announcing VRAI Magazine!

announcing VRAI Magazine!

April 14th, 2014

Big announcement for little me today. A while back I was contacted by Danny, of the blog 1227  Foster - he told me that he was starting a new on-line magazine, and would I like to be one of the contributors? My initial reaction was what it typically is in these situations – something along the […]


“mini cooks” dessert – cupcake cones!

"mini cooks" dessert - cupcake cones!

April 2nd, 2014

I was so excited to be tasked with dessert, to conclude this series with MJ and Joy. And not only because I love to bake, but because I’ve been waiting for just the right time to share this beloved treat with you all. I’ve been making cupcake cones – no joke – for over 20 […]


“mini cooks” lunchtime – a vegan smoothie!

"mini cooks" lunchtime - a vegan smoothie!

March 19th, 2014

It’s Wednesday, which lately means the next installment of “Mini Cooks” – a collaborative series with Joy and MJ, designed to get kids into the kitchen – and cooking! MJ’s up today, with a clever twist on lunch – a smoothie! I remember all too well the day that Noah – who had been an […]


“mini cooks” snack – granola bars!

"mini cooks" snack - granola bars!

March 12th, 2014

Welcome back to “Mini Cooks” – my series with MJ and Joy, about getting kids into the kitchen! It’s my turn this week, and we’re focusing on snack time (one of my favorite times of day)! When Chelsea and Conor were little, they had no interest in helping me cook or bake. Which – truth […]


“mini cooks” do breakfast – egg in a basket!

"mini cooks" do breakfast - egg in a basket!

March 5th, 2014

Hi all! It’s Chapter Two of “Mini Cooks”! It’s Joy’s turn today and she’s taking on breakfast – specifically, egg in a basket: all images courtesy of Joy This is a favorite around here, and Joy has nailed it as far as choosing a delicious dish that even the tiniest hands can help with. From […]


“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 […]


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 […]