Hey all!

So last month I told you that I had exciting “bloggy” news – but I’ve got great links this month too, so let’s start with those….

I have never gone camping. And have pretty much decided that I never will. However, this great “Camping 101” guide by lovely Deborah makes it look like it *could* be fun. Sort of.

Now washi tape? That’s another story.

washi tape, ellen foord

image credit: Ellen Foord

Ob. Sessed. I loved this washi primer by Ellen (who I had the pleasure of meeting at Alt NYC last month). Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

How many times do I specify “butter, at room temperature” in a recipe? But how exactly do you know what that looks like? Hani’s tutorial (with video) shows you just that (now get baking!).

Teacher gift? Thank you present? Party favor? I could go on and on about the uses of these totally charming succulent favors by the supremely talented Brittni.

papernstitch, succulent favors

image credit: Brittni Mehlhoff

Can you see why I didn’t want to wait? 🙂

Okay – now for my news!

You’re looking at the newest food blogger for Babble – and I’m so, so thrilled about this great opportunity. For those of you unfamiliar with Babble, it’s a fabulous site covering a wide range of topics –  parenting, beauty, home, food, travel and entertainment. I’ve been a fan for a long time and am really flattered to be joining their cadre of talented bloggers (food and otherwise).

If you’re wondering what changes this might mean for Donuts, Dresses and Dirt – well, hopefully not much!

I’ll still be posting regularly, on all of the topics you’re accustomed to finding here – gardening, parenting, my adventures in NYC (and Brooklyn!) and of course, favor-“ettes”.  As for food posts, they’ll be there too – just a click (literally) away. In fact, I’ll be posting on Babble three times a week, so if you like my cooking and baking content, there will be even MORE than ever.


Wanna give it a try? Right now? How about with some Samoa Popcorn?

(It’s okay – I’ll wait)

Easy, right?

So here’s the deal – I’ll be rounding up my Babble links here, weekly. You can also stay up to date by following me on Facebook and Twitter. I’m excited slash nervous and am so very grateful for the loyalty and support you’ve shown me over these last 2 1/2 years. Seriously, it’s what’s kept me going, and working towards opportunities like these. You guys are the best.

Stay tuned, and have a great weekend!


  1. Sara on August 2, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Congrats! See I told you that you are a BIG SHOT!

    • sherisilver on August 2, 2013 at 8:56 am

      Aw shucks – and thanks. xoxo

  2. Sandra on August 2, 2013 at 8:35 am

    So happy for you!

    • sherisilver on August 2, 2013 at 8:56 am

      Thanks Sandra – lucky to have you in my corner! xoxo

  3. Caroline on August 2, 2013 at 8:52 am

    SO proud of you and happy for you Sheri! Babble is SUPER lucky to have you!!

    • sherisilver on August 2, 2013 at 8:55 am

      Thank you Caroline – don’t know what I’d do without my “ladies”! xoxo

  4. Laura Rossi on August 2, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Congrats! Babble is so lucky to have you there! Will eagerly read all your posts Sheri. Xo Laura

    • sherisilver on August 2, 2013 at 9:39 am

      Thank you Laura – your support means the world! xo

  5. Brittni on August 2, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Congratulations Sheri! What great news about Babble. And thank you for including my succulent favor project in your roundup. 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend.

    • sherisilver on August 2, 2013 at 9:39 am

      Thanks so much Brittni! xo

  6. Leslie on August 2, 2013 at 9:52 am

    BIG congratulations to you!!

    • sherisilver on August 2, 2013 at 10:07 am

      Thanks my friend! xo

  7. Susan H on August 2, 2013 at 10:43 am

    I am so happy for you Sherri! Ummm, that popcorn looks addicting! 🙂
    On a side note, I went to the Renegade Craft Fair when it was here in San Francisco. Thank you so much for your review! I found so many amazing things, and many new artists that I will keep up with.

    • sherisilver on August 2, 2013 at 12:21 pm

      Thanks so much – so glad you scored at the Craft Fair!

  8. Jennifer Cullen on August 2, 2013 at 11:28 am

    So, so amazing Sherri! Just like you. Congrats. Can’t wait to see what you do over there. XO.

    • sherisilver on August 2, 2013 at 12:22 pm

      Thanks my dear – headed your way soon, by the way! xoxo

  9. Britta on August 2, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Babble just made a huge score! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us. xxoo

    • sherisilver on August 2, 2013 at 3:06 pm

      Aw thanks Britta! xo

  10. Jessie on August 2, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Smart move babble! Congrats all!

    • sherisilver on August 2, 2013 at 9:43 pm

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  11. Deirdre on August 3, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Congratulations, Sheri – that’s awesome!! I feel honored to have had you on bklynorbeyond!

    • sherisilver on August 3, 2013 at 3:42 pm

      You’re funny, my friend – thank you! xoxo

  12. Christa the BabbyMama on August 8, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Wow, congrats! That is SO awesome!

    • sherisilver on August 8, 2013 at 3:45 pm

      Thanks so much Christa! xo

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