November 25, 2014

Hello, 32!


Yesterday we celebrated my 32nd birthday. Mom reminded me this was the same age she was when she had me and the only year I'd be half her age...

November 21, 2014

Over on eHow: DIY Himmeli Christmas Tree Star Topper


If you keep up with us on Instagram, you might already know my Sunday night consisted of sock weather, a lit fireplace and a pile of Slurpee straws as I worked out a prototype for this year's Christmas tree topper. Little did Tim know it would mean he'd need to climb up into the cold attic to retrieve one of our faux Christmas tree topiaries for a little early holiday staging, ha!

Jalapeño & Chorizo: Kicked Up Grilled Macaroni and Cheese Sandwich


Ever since stumbling across this grilled macaroni and cheese sandwich a couple weeks back, we haven't been able to get the idea out of our minds. Yep, a grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with macaroni and cheese — we went there.

November 19, 2014

Best Bully Sticks Giveaway

Today we're excited to be hosting a giveaway for a complete Hearty & Healthy Box from Best Bully Sticks:

 Image courtesy of Best Bully Sticks

Best Bully Sticks is an all-natural dog treat company based out of Richmond, Virginia (yay for local!). While they have an extensive line of all sorts of dog products, they're known best for their specialty in all natural bully sticks made with 100% beef of free range, grass fed bulls with no added chemicals or preservatives.

November 18, 2014

Natural Dog Treat Recipe: Peanut Butter Protein Bites


While recently dreaming up new recipe ideas for homemade dog treats (that's a thing, right?), it dawned on me that I could use our mini muffin mold to make little bite sized "tarts" with a peanut butter filling.

November 15, 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.

November 14, 2014

Over on eHow: DIY Closet Door Gift Wrapping Station


We're getting on top of our organization game this holiday season, especially with the addition of this latest gift-wrapping storage system we installed along the interior closet door in Brandon's room.

November 11, 2014

Third Annual 2014 Ledbury Quail Hunt


Saturday we spent the better part of the afternoon soaking in the crisp fall air and early sunset at Ledbury's 3rd annual Quail Hunt gathering.

November 10, 2014

Weekend Basics


Hi from the Jersey Turnpike! Yep, that there is our view when driving home from NYC and we're happy to now be back. Friday night we cooked at home and literally kicked up our feet. After a great week in Brooklyn, Tim and I were ready to be here, relax and spend some quality time with this big guy:

November 7, 2014

Over on eHow: DIY Reclaimed Wood Holiday Card Display


It's starting to feel a lot like the holidays around here! As you can see, we've been sprucing things up a bit and have a fun holiday project to share from our latest collaboration with eHow's Home series.

November 5, 2014

From Leftover Loaf To Brandied French Toast


Usually when Mary and I order takeout we ask that they leave out any bread that comes with the meal. We're suckers for ordering 2 large amazing greek salads from Robin Inn every so often (I take mine with anchovies and no tomatoes, Mary takes hers with tomatoes and no anchovies), which usually comes with an entirely separate bag containing a loaf of white bread that would most likely go to waste.

November 4, 2014

It's Dinovember! What The Dinosaurs Did in RVA


Have you heard of Dinovember? If not, it's that magical time of year when toy dinosaurs come to life at night, getting into all sorts of mischief during the month of, you guessed it, November. It originated with Refe and Susan Tuma who live in Kansas City with their four children and a herd of plastic dinosaurs. The Tumas began documenting their dinosaurs' antics in 2012, sharing the nightly adventures on social media.

November 3, 2014

Celebrating 10 (or is it 11?) Halloweens Together


It's hard to believe November has rolled in. It's one of our favorite times of year, and means we have a new Halloween roundup to share from all the weekend activities if you care to see! We mostly spent time hanging out on our front steps with our last-minute lone jack-o-lantern, a couple glasses of spirits, our big cauldron of candy and Basil by our side to keep a watchful eye out for all the trick-or-treaters. Trick-or-treating can be hit or miss on our street since we're just outside the swell of Hanover Avenue, where the streets are closed down and the real Halloween crowds congregate.

Weekend Basics

Happy Monday! We're checking in with a recap of our weekend from NYC today, which is brrrrrrrr!



We kicked off the weekend brunching at the newly re-opened Perly's Delicatessen, which is quickly becoming a new favorite haunt. We'd been in for lunch and couldn't wait to try breakfast — and man, oh, man it didn't disappoint. I went with corned beef hash and eggs (a favorite breakfast memory from my childhood) while Tim opted for the schnitzel and eggs. Definitely a place to put on the "try list" if you haven't stopped in yet or might be passing through Richmond anytime soon.

November 1, 2014

Fancy That!

Original image by Tori Watson, Marvelous Things Photography

Happy November! Did you have a good Halloween? We hung out on the front stoop with Basil, our lone jack-o-lantern and a couple glasses of wine and scotch while passing out candy to all the trick-or-treaters.
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