favor-“ette”: mason jar pour spout

mason jar pour spout

July 29th, 2014

I know – another mason jar post. But don’t worry, I don’t think this is going to be a thing. Yet. But how could I resist sharing this adorable, easy – and basically FREE – idea?? I’ve had the same little jar, filled with kosher salt, for years. When the hinge finally snapped off I […]


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 […]


envelope template

envelope template

May 29th, 2014

It’s my first “printable” you guys! Am I the only one who has, like, a bajillion bits of wrapping paper lying around? I always think I’m going to have that “small gift” that will be just right for that random square of paper I refuse to throw out. Please tell me it’s not just me…… […]


favor-“ette”: crayon vase

diy crayon vase

August 20th, 2013

Do you have 10 minutes? Then you (and the kids) can make this adorable vase! Nothing – and I mean NOTHING – was more thrilling to me each September than that new box of Crayola crayons (64, of course). There was something about that tiered box – all the crayons still sharpened and clean – […]


favor-“ette”: beach board game

diy beach board game

July 3rd, 2013

For me, one of the most exciting things about Alt NYC was the chance to spend the day at Martha Stewart’s headquarters. I have been a fan for close to 30 years, and have subscribed to her magazine since its inception (1991, in case you were wondering). I’ve used so many of her ideas and […]


favor-“ette”: herb centerpiece

herb centerpiece

June 19th, 2013

Whether it’s the perfect ankle boot or a no-fail recipe for ganache, I love a good multi-tasker. And this just might be one of my very favorites! This herb pot centerpiece takes just a few minutes to assemble and looks so pretty on your summer table. It works as a simple and inexpensive table decor, […]


d.i.y.: black and white cookies

black and white cookies

May 31st, 2013

As a lifelong New Yorker, I’ve had a lifelong relationship with black and white cookies. And we’ve had our ups and downs. See, the idea of the black and white – plain Jane on the bottom, sugar icing on top – meets all of my cookie requirements. And visually, I can’t resist the clean, simple […]


couple of things


May 24th, 2013

I do love sharing my favorite links from the web with you each month! Are you as excited as I am about the return of “Arrested Development” this weekend? Here’s something to tide you over till then. These little DIY bowls are completely charming, and so easy even I could make them! I have MAJOR […]


d.i.y.: samoas

girl scout samoa cookies

April 29th, 2013

Oh yes I did. Samoas were tops on my “D.I.Y.” list – I freaking LOVE Samoas. I always associate this time of year with Girl Scout cookies, so it seemed fitting to make them now. Are you a Samoas fan? I always feel like I’m in the minority, totally outnumbered by team “Thin Mints”. But […]


couple of things

couple of things

March 29th, 2013

A good batch this month, I tell ya! I think it’s because spring is definitely in the air and everyone’s feeling a burst of energy after what’s felt like the world’s looooooongest winter! So let’s take a look! Are you obsessed with Pantone? I am. Ever wonder where that iconic Pantone chip came from? image […]