blove: chalk white arrow

blove: chalk white arrow

September 4th, 2014

I can’t believe I’m just getting to this blog now, as it’s one of the very first I started reading. all photos courtesy of Sara Charlesworth Chalk White Arrow is a gorgeous lifestyle blog, penned by Sara Charlesworth. There are lovely travel pieces, delicious and simple recipes, photos of her small but beautifully curated home, [...]


pop! goes my summer: oreo milkshake pops

oreo milkshake pops

September 3rd, 2014

Well there’s clearly NO stopping me. First day of school was this week, and it was the first day of over 90 degree weather we’ve had ALL summer! Of course this was the day I rode the school bus (unairconditioned) with Noah, on his first day of kindergarten. And sat in a basement assembly room [...]


101: chic flower arrangements on VRAI Magazine!

chic flower arrangements

September 2nd, 2014

So remember that post a few weeks back, about how much I dislike standard flower bouquets? Well I’m taking the matter one step further today – over at VRAI Magazine! In this month’s feature I’m sharing all sorts of fun and affordable ways to make chic flower arrangements – whether you forage material from your [...]


cookie jar: chocolate sea salt shortbread

chocolate sea salt shortbread

August 28th, 2014

Though the “sweet-salty” trend has definitely had its moment, I find that there are still times when “just a pinch” can bring many sweet treats to a whole new level. This is especially true of candies and baked goods that are unrelentingly rich, or “one note”. Caramels. Marshmallow-cereal bars. The best blondies you’ll ever eat. [...]


pop! goes my summer: vegan cookie dough pops

vegan chocolate chip cookie dough pops

August 27th, 2014

It occurred to me how “naturally” vegan most ice pops are – like these. And these. And these. But sometimes a creamy treat is in order – like these. So I wanted to add at least one more dairy-free pop for my girl. My girl, who also happens to LOVE any and all things cookie [...]


favor-“ette”: a little earbud tip

an earbud tip

August 26th, 2014

So I know that I’m getting older – and that my eyesight is failing – daily. But, REALLY WITH THE EARBUDS???? I can’t believe I’m the only one who cannot easily read the left vs. right – which, we all know, is critical before starting your workout. Now that my running partner has flown the [...]



kanken mini ox red

August 21st, 2014

End of August is always a bittersweet time of year for me – and most of you too, I imagine. I feel a strange need to “hang on” to summer, yet there’s a part of me that’s looking forward to fall – fall clothes, fall cooking, fall weather. So in an effort to assuage any summer’s-ending-blues, [...]


pop! goes my summer: strawberry cheesecake pops

strawberry cheesecake pops

August 20th, 2014

Happy Wednesday! I’m sharing this week’s popsicle post over at Buttoned Up – and it’s a good one guys! The last time I made a batch of these mini cheesecakes I realized that I actually preferred them frozen (and since I always make too many I always wind up freezing them). So I thought it [...]


favor-“ette”: the bouqs

the bouqs ranunculus

August 19th, 2014

So I HATE getting flowers delivered. Which probably puts me in a group of, oh, one? Much like houseplants (which we all know by now that I tend to kill), my home is where packaged bouquets come to die. I don’t change the water, I forget to add food/sugar/Sprite/whatever it is you’re supposed to add, [...]


some “vrai” news!

vrai logo

August 15th, 2014

When I started my landscape design business back in 2003, one of the biggest rewards was the pride I took in building something from scratch. I had, up till that point, always worked for another person or company and this time I was completely in control of the future of my professional life. It was [...]