14 May 2013
14 May 2013
9 Dec 2013
Deck the Halls with Boughs of Joy
I love dressing up our home for Christmas. Between all the twinkly lights, the tree and the escalating anticipation for the Christmas Day, the house feels positively magical.
decking the halls for Christmas
5 Dec 2013
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
During the holiday season, there seems to be an unspoken agreement in our family to devote our gift-giving to the kids. But I still couldn't resist making some yummy goodies for the grown-ups....
a delicious treat perfect for holiday gifting
4 Dec 2013
Crafting with the Kids: Dyed Scarves
Ruthie and I made a wide range of presents for this holiday season. This was one of the more ambitious projects we undertook only in that it had a lot more steps to...
an easy DIY dyed scarf to do with the kids
3 Dec 2013
After a weekend of non-stop cooking, I usually love to wind down with quick and easy meals for the rest of the week. It takes me awhile to warm back up into more...
a quick and easy sandwich made with Blaak Cheese and American Speck
2 Dec 2013
Crafting with the Kids: Build Your Own Sandwich Shirts
This is such a fun project to make for other kids in the family. Ruthie made a series of shirts and onesies for the babies and toddlers of the family.
a fun, playful DIY embellishment project using felt and Velcro
25 Nov 2013
Tips on Crafting with the Kids and DIY Table Napkins
This weekend Ruthie and I made it a mission to finish her Hanukkah and some of her Christmas presents. I am glad we started the holiday presents early this year because it's a...
tips & tricks on DIY holiday projects with the kids
22 Nov 2013
Five Friday Favorites
Happy Friday, friends! Firstly, an apology: I've been having such a hard time keeping up with the blog updates.
five favorite links from around the web the week of Nov. 18-22, 2013
21 Nov 2013
Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream
To celebrate Miya's birthday, I made cupcakes for the teachers and caregivers at the daycare. This is hands-down my favorite cake/cupcake recipe of all time.
a dependable, delicious recipe for chocolate cupcakes
11 Nov 2013
Artist Feature: Julia Kostreva
Growing up, Julia Kostreva knew with deep conviction that she always wanted to be a designer. She went to the Maryland Institute College of Art and afterwards let her whim be her guide-...
a feature on the artist Julia Kostreva
8 Nov 2013
Five Friday Favorites
I feel like it's been AGES since I last wrote a Five Friday Favorites post! There's been quite a bit of (positive) upheaval in my personal and professional life lately and I've had...
favorite links around the web the week of Nov 4-8, 2013
7 Nov 2013
Blaak and White Soup
I first fell in love with the Beekman Boys when I stumbled upon their show on Planet Green. Since then, Noah, Ruthie and I have been following the evolution of their brand, Beekman...
a delicious recipe for cauliflower soup
6 Nov 2013
Crafting with the Kids: Gilded Notebooks
Ruthie and I have been making holiday presents on and off for three years now. I wanted her to understand that the holidays was about the joy of giving back to the people...
an awesome DIY holiday present
5 Nov 2013
Ten Years Ten Questions
My wonderful stepdaughter, Ruthie, turned 10 this weekend. It's been officially five years since she came into my life and stole my heart.
a mini-interview about life with my stepdaughter
4 Nov 2013
Coriander Shrimp with Beet-Ginger Puree and Papaya-Mango Salad
So as some of you may know, this weekend I auditioned to be part of Masterchef USA Season 5. I feel exhausted even just from the memory of it.
aka my entry into Masterchef Season V
22 Oct 2013
Something magical is happening to our neighborhood. Since the summer, Ruthie and I have heard a rumor that there is a fairy migration happening across the country.
21 Oct 2013
Baked Mountain Eggs
All the delicious farm fresh eggs we've been getting everyday allows me to be extra creative in finding ways to cook them. With the cooler weather rolling in, I have been craving heartier...
Chicago's Northshore Potatoes meets Alpine Egg Goodness
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