Knuckle Salad's 4th of July craft and decorating roundup

Yankee Doodle Do or Die: A Vast Independence Day Roundup

We’re not sure what we’re going to do to celebrate the Fourth of July. (Yes, I know it’s tomorrow, but deciding ahead of time won’t save us from the after-fireworks traffic anyway so why not keep our options open?) Whatever we do, though, it won’t involve any kind of hosting or preparation. So what I’ve done here, all this searching, …

To the Nines: Christmastime 2012

  With just a few weeks to go before we achieve critical holiday mass, I’ve rounded up my nine current favorites in each of the essential Christmastime categories: How to decorate, what to eat, and what the hell to give everybody. Find something inspiring to make your own season super merry and bright! Decorate          These lovely fabric and book …

Jack-o-lantern peppers from Spabettie

To the Nines: Halloween roundup 2012

Leaping lasers, you guys, it’s October. What?! I’m pretty sure it was mid-March when I went to bed last night. Do you feel it? That old come-on-I-JUST-put-my-winter-clothes-into-storage-like-YESTERDAY feeling? It’s too rainy around here to feel the crisp bite of autumn yet, but the calendar (and by calendar I mean the tool-tip that appears when I hover over the clock on my desktop) says …

Modern Mom's reinbeer

Roundup: Last-Minute Holiday Inspiration

Here is a list of the things I still believe—however delusional it may sound—that I still have a chance to do before Christmastime is over. 1. Put a hat on something. Two years ago, Erica of Erica’s Sweet Tooth put two dollops of frosting and a strawberry on top of a brownie and changed my life forever. I, too, want …

DABD-Stephanie Ryan

Happy Draw A Bird Day

Today is Draw A Bird Day (really)! It goes all the way back to the ’40s, so as far as I’m concerned, that easily places it in the top 10 most legitimate holidays. It’s pretty great: the whole thing is that you draw a bird, then post it alongside everyone else’s other bird drawings for the enjoyment of all. That’s …

Apartment Treasury 2: Calm and Classic

An Etsy apartment

I’m sorry to report that I haven’t cooked a thing this week. What with moving and being on vacation, who can find the time? I barely have time to fantasize about the new apartment and drool over new stuff to buy, so I definitely don’t have time to cook or clean or do laundry. Oh, or work on my taxes. …

Six paper flowers

So many tutorials to choose from online! Compare my photos with the real photos to gauge how tough they are.

Nostalgia, etc.

I turned 28 last month. That feels like a pretty grown up age. So I went Etsy shopping and put together this treasury of cool stuff based on awesome toys and games. Toys and games that are getting pretty old, but haven’t stopped being super great in their own weird, often-hard-to-explain kind of way. Sound like anyone you know? I …