Archive for July, 2011

July 27, 2011

gluten, casein and soy free!

My sister has her own wedding videography biz, a large-ish family and a blog in which she tells stories about both. She has her hands full with 3 super brilliant kids, and with the eldest daughter having high functioning autism, she sometimes appears like the ultimate super mom to me. You’ll see what I mean if you check out her blog.

Yesterday she posted a really cute and detailed menu for a GFCFSF (gluten free, casein free and soy free) lunch she packs daily for her spectrum daughter. I know there are plenty of people out there who are discovering they’re allergic to these proteins so I thought this might be helpful. You can check out her post here.

July 21, 2011

for the ulminate p&p fan

I grew up passing through the ‘family room’ many times while my parents would hog the TV, watching the British adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. They actually own the BBC series box set… the one with Colin Firth. Recently, I decided to relive old times and netflix every single P&P adaptation ever made (or at least ever put on Netflix) and I loved every minute of them! So when I saw this P & P ‘book clutch‘ I couldn’t help but smile. Are you a Pride and Prejudice fan by chance? While the book only costs $2-$10, Kate Spade’s book clutch will set you back $325.

July 19, 2011

summer survival tea

I make at least one pitcher of this raspberry-lemon iced tea per day because I love it that much. If you’re an iced tea lover AND a raspberry enthusiast like I am, you might want to try making some of this stuff. Only problem is… it’s slightly addictive!

Raspberry-Lemon Iced Tea
2 raspberry tea bags (I buy these tea bags at a little Polish shop in Greenpoint)
2 English Breakfast tea bags (I use Trader Joes brand)
2-3 lemons
6-7 T of sugar

1. Boil just enough water to melt the sugar & steep the tea bags.
2. Pour boiled water into pitcher with your 4 tea bags, and sugar.
2. Squeeze lemons and stir well
3. Add cold purified water til you fill your pitcher
4. Pour yourself a glass, add plenty of ice & enjoy!

July 19, 2011

the dreamy houseboat lapse

When I lived in San Francisco, I used to drive over the Golden Gate bridge to visit my sister in Marin. Each time I made it through the wondrous views and frightening bouts of fog, I eventually passed the amazing Saulsalito houseboats. The view, the lifestyle, the small town feel… oh how I longed to live there one day. Years later – I had mostly forgotten about my extreme love for houseboats, except once, twice, maybe three times a blogger. But today I found this beautiful houseboat rental and all those old feelings came flooding back. I especially love this first pic.

July 18, 2011

weekend review

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend! Moseyman and I had a couple of nice meals out and about. The taco cart on N. 4th near Bedford Ave. is our new favorite. They’re clean, cheap, super nice and make a yummy veggie taco.

But we also tried Egg in Williamsburg for the 3rd time and still weren’t impressed at all. Why is this place so crazy popular? Moseyman named his dish ‘prison food’:

Yesterday evening we decided it’s time for a quick weekend getaway trip. We just need to decide what’s closest but feels the furthest. If you have any getaway ideas surrounding NY we’d love to hear them! Preferably something involving nature and cooler weather!

And now, a few of my favorite links this week:

The perfect summer survival dress

Strange Chinatown stories I never knew

The cutest thing you’ll ever see

Riding pants (for bikes!)

Pretty, colorful summer flats

Hint of a beautiful beach dress

July 16, 2011

cute wedding invites

My friends designed these super cute wedding invites for their own outdoor DC wedding coming up. I’m pretty excited about this one… just opening the envelope felt like walking into a little party!

front side post card

July 12, 2011

my favorite new (to me) blog

I’ve practically been reading the same blog on and off all day now. I’m pretty late in my discovery, I know, but in case you haven’t checked out Oh Happy Day yet, and you like reading fun posts about San Francisco, Paris, decor, crafty projects and more, then this is a blog you’ll want to add to your roll.  I keep discovering more and more gems there and wanted to share a few of my favorites (so far…)

Read posts in order and tell me if I’m alone in wanting to pack up and move to Paris tomorrow after reading them.

An idea…

Happy news

What to bring to Paris

Paris apartment (before)

Picnic season in Paris

Pre-Paris – A closet bedroom made for 2

Removable wallpaper

Awesome giant Polish chandelier

July 5, 2011

hanging barnwood bed

Thought process when I saw this:
How would I hang that?
$3200? Not as bad as I thought.
That can’t be safe…
I wonder if you could get motion sickness in your sleep?
It’s so cool!

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