September 30, 2014

Plant & Grow a Pineapple Top: Take Two!

Today we wanted to pop in with an update on our homegrown pineapple plant — you heard that right, we've been trying our hands at growing a container pineapple indoors here in Virginia over the last several months, and it's going surprisingly well:


This whole project began almost 2 years ago when we first tried to regrow a pineapple from the leafy top scraps of a pretty dried out fruit. Being completely honest, that experiment didn't go so well and after several weeks of trying to breath new life into that plant, we called it a lost cause — but that didn't stop us from trying again!

September 28, 2014

An NYC Moment


We're back from another busy week in the city, winding down and getting back into the swing of things here at home. While loading pictures from our stay last week, I came across a string of shots I'd captured from a city bench one afternoon while taking a moment to pause and wanted to share.

September 25, 2014

Over on eHow: Organized Vertical Storage


Over the weekend we gave the blank brick wall above my workbench in the garage an organizational makeover. With the help of a few key supplies like metal rails, hanging baskets and S hooks I've now got my frequently used tools within arm's reach and a workbench that's clutter free.

September 22, 2014

Weekend Basics


Good morning and happy Monday — we're checking in from NYC today, where we'll be spending the remainder of the week. Today we mostly wanted to share a few snaps from our Sunday walking around the city along with a few earlier highlights from the weekend if you'd like to see!

September 21, 2014

Fancy That!

Original image by Tori Watson, Marvelous Things Photography

Today we're back again, sharing all the smaller things we're into (or fancying, hence the series name) that might not fit into a single post for one reason or another. Sometimes there might be a long list of randomness, other times it might be a single gem — whatever the case, here's what we're into right now.

September 19, 2014

Over on eHow: Edible Landscaping with Fall Pumpkin Planters


We've been looking forward to sharing the finished project from our weekend pumpkin hunt here in RVA! For our latest project post for eHow, we created some of our favorite fall decorations — carved pumpkin planters.

September 18, 2014

Peanut Butter & Co Giveaway: The Big Six Assortment

Today's giveaway comes from our friends at Peanut Butter & Co. Up for grabs is a collection of naturally flavored peanut butters in an adorable carrying case called The Big Six.

September 17, 2014

Natural Dog Treat Recipe: Frosted Peanut Butter, Sweet Potato & Oats


We're big fans of making homemade natural dog treats for our big guy around here. Not only is it a budget-friendly and fun activity, but it helps us know exactly what ingredients are going into Basil's food. When we recently got low on dog cookies and I needed to whip up a new batch, I thought it would be fun to come up with a new recipe combining some of his very favorite foods — sweet potatoes, peanut butter, oats and eggs.

September 15, 2014

Weekend Basics


It must be fall if the pumpkins are here! Outside of the crisp morning air this weekend, we had our first pumpkin sightings while grabbing a morning coffee at Ellwood Thompson's yesterday.

September 14, 2014

Fancy That!

Original image by Tori Watson, Marvelous Things Photography

Today we're back again, sharing all the smaller things we're into (or fancying, hence the series name) that might not fit into a single post for one reason or another. Sometimes there might be a long list of randomness, other times it might be a single gem — whatever the case, here's what we're into right now.

September 12, 2014

Over on eHow: DIY Autumn Wreath From Recycled Grocery Bags


It's starting to look a lot like autumn around here! I've been itching to try making a holiday wreath over the past couple years and am so happy with how this rustic fall version came out for our latest eHow project post.

September 11, 2014

Our Kitchen Wall: Calling it Complete!


We've been meaning to share the final updates to our formerly bare kitchen wall!

September 9, 2014

Weekend Basics: Roadtripping Our Way To Asheville, NC


We ended up taking off last Thursday and Friday to make an extended weekend trip down to Asheville, NC. Some of our best friends live in Asheville and we've made a bit of a yearly tradition of visiting them in the summer over the past 3 years (read up on our first visit here and last year's here).

September 5, 2014

Fancy That!

Original image by Tori Watson, Marvelous Things Photography

Today we're back again, sharing all the smaller things we're into (or fancying, hence the series name) that might not fit into a single post for one reason or another. Sometimes there might be a long list of randomness, other times it might be a single gem — whatever the case, here's what we're into right now.

September 4, 2014

Over on eHow: Home Remedies for Reviving Wood Furniture


In our latest project post for eHow, we're sharing a few tricks we've picked up along the way for reviving and conditioning wood furniture and flea market finds with household products like vinegar, oil and walnuts!

September 3, 2014

CJS Sales: The Best Vintage Jewelry Supplies Warehouse in New York


Early last month Tim and I spent a week in NYC and had a chance to stop into our very favorite jewelry supplies warehouse in the city, CJS Sales: Crafts Jewelry Supplies. That's me up there, making my through the chain supply room — in utter heaven!

September 2, 2014

Long Weekend Basics


Hi there and happy September — did you enjoy the extended weekend here in the states? We didn't head out of town but did get a chance to gather with family and friends, knock out projects around the house and just generally enjoy having an extra day to slow down.
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