third time’s a charm

third time's a charm

February 20th, 2014

Hello again! It’s blogiversary time, and Donuts, Dresses and Dirt is officially a toddler! This has been my biggest – and best – year yet, and as always I am forever be-YOND grateful to all of you who join me here on a regular basis. And, as anniversaries are wont to do, I took a […]


favor-“ette”: handmade winter (giveaway)

favor-"ette": handmade winter (giveaway)

February 13th, 2014

Well this winter is officially THE WORST. And it’s far from over – which makes me even more excited to share with you today’s favor-“ette”! image credit: Handmade Winter Handmade Winter is a charming e-book that you will want to order RIGHT NOW. Compiled by some of the most talented bloggers around (and a few […]


blove: minnow + co.

blove: minnow + co.

January 16th, 2014

Oh, I am so excited about today’s “blove”. But first, a little story. If you recall, I had the pleasure of attending Alt NYC last June. On the night before the event I attended a dinner sponsored by Bing, and hosted by the AH-mazing Sunday Suppers in Brooklyn. I saw a few familiar faces, and […]


favor-“ette”: scones, revisited (and news!)

favor-"ette": scones, revisited (and news!)

January 14th, 2014

I’ve been thinking about scones lately. How much I love them. And about how long it’s been since I posted about them – like, so long ago that my pictures looked like these (and thanks, as always, for sticking with me anyway…). So I thought it was time for another post. Except this time I […]


my “top ten” alt summit tips

my "top ten" alt summit tips

January 9th, 2014

In 13 days many of you will be headed to Salt Lake City, to attend Altitude Design Summit. It’s a 4-day conference for bloggers and other creatives, and I had the pleasure of attending last year (in addition to the one-day sister event, Alt NYC, in June). Professionally, Alt was a game-changer for me. I […]


blove: bunny and dolly

blove: bunny and dolly

December 12th, 2013

I laugh when friends ask me how I find time for “all” of the blogs they assume I’m reading. Truth is, while I do read a lot of blogs, it’s not nearly as many as you might think. Like all of us, time is precious, and I don’t have endless hours to find (and obsess […]


blove: pars caeli

mj, pars caeli

October 17th, 2013

Oh, you are going to LOVE MJ, of Pars Caeli. all images courtesy of MJ Although we only met in person last June at Alt NYC, I had known MJ “virtually” for many months, as we are part of an amazing group of ladies who blog and create. Not only are these women smart, talented and […]


i can’t/she can: a flea market “primer”

sara peluso

September 5th, 2013

I’m VERY excited about today’s guest. I met Sara Peluso a few years ago, in her “former” life as a professional organizer. We hit it off right away and she soon joined my local blogging community. About a year later, Sara shut down her organizing business, as she explains: A lifetime of picking, garage sales, […]


bits and pieces

babble posts

August 9th, 2013

Hey all! Just a few little announcements to end off the week…… First, as promised: the week’s Babble links! 10 Clever Uses For a Tea Towel Mocha Ganache Tart with Macaroon Crust Next, I was thrilled to be nominated again this year for Circle of Mom’s Top 25 New York Moms. Voting runs through August […]


blove: artsocial

art social

August 8th, 2013

Confession: I have a tab open to this blog at all times. No lie (I’ll explain why in a bit). I love artsocial – and Erin too. image courtesy of Erin Cassidy artsocial launched in 2011 (just like me!), as “a place for talking about art in a smart, yet approachable way”. But – as […]