April 30, 2015

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Can you believe Mother's Day is right around the corner? From sentimental to funny, quick ideas to last minute DIY's, we've rounded up some of our favorite gift ideas to show mom (or any of the special women in your life) just how much they mean to you.


April 29, 2015

Recipe: Hipster Beans and Franks


A couple weeks back I was headed into the kitchen proclaiming to Mary how I was going to make beans and franks. To my surprise she replied back, "you're going to make what?" I began to wonder if this one of those "17 Apartmoments where age comes into play? 

April 28, 2015

How To: Plant Asparagus Root Crowns in Containers


So! We've been successfully growing asparagus in containers over the past couple of weeks, something we've wanted to do for years, and can't wait to share all the details here on the blog.

April 27, 2015

Weekend Basics


Hello! Hello! We're checking in this morning after coming off an 8 day stay in NYC, so the majority of this past weekend's rainy days were spent unpacking and settling back in at home. Probably the most important part of coming back from spending time away is getting in a few extra cuddles with this guy (who is apparently full of what we like to call "sassmouf" — 8 days is too long guys!)...

April 26, 2015

Fancy That!

Original image by Tori Watson

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.

April 25, 2015

Over on eHow: DIY Copper Pipe Jewelry Display Holder


For our latest project post with eHow, we made this industrial modern copper jewelry display stand to hold and neatly organize necklaces and bracelets. 

April 21, 2015

Giveaway: B.W. Barkery Collar, Bow Tie & Matching Leash Set


Today we're excited to be hosting a giveaway for a B.W. Barkery matching collar, bow tie and leash set similar to the ensemble Basil's sporting in today's post. One lucky ready will win a complete set in their favorite choice of fabric and size.

April 14, 2015

Weekend Basics


Hello to you this rainy Tuesday! We're checking in off of a long weekend filled with activity and have been looking forward to sharing a few of the highlights here on the blog.

April 11, 2015

Fancy That

Original image by Tori Watson

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.

April 8, 2015

Garden Update: Why Aren't My Jonquils Blooming?


This time last year we were transplanting jonquil bulbs we'd dug up from my mother's place on the river around our house here in the city, in hopes they'd grow and multiply, bringing a little bit of history and familiarity each spring.

April 7, 2015

Over on eHow: DIY Upcycled Medicine Cabinet


A few weeks ago we made a trip down to one of our favorite local architectural salvage warehouses, Caravati's, to take a look around. If you're local to Richmond or visiting the area, this is just one of those neat stops, filled with richmond history — fun for looking around, killing time and drawing tons of inspiration.

April 6, 2015

Weekend Basics


It was one of the first truly "spring feeling" full weekends we've had in Richmond where the weather stayed steadily mild, the trees are bursting with buds and blooms and everyone around us just seems alive. We kicked off the weekend with a Saturday trip to my mom's house on the James River. Spring on her property means the jonquils are blooming, shed deer antlers are prime for finding, and we were hoping to catch a glimpse of the ever elusive wild-growing asparagus across the land.

April 2, 2015

1st Birthday Cake Decorating Idea: Cookie Cutter Shapes


Over the weekend we celebrated our youngest niece's first birthday. Ever since making the now famous (in our family) M&M cake for our nephew's 4th birthday, we've had fun tackling new and exciting cake ideas to bring along to the family birthday celebrations. For Chelsea's birthday, I used two different cookie cutters and a host of sprinkles to create a negative space shaped heart and sugary silver number 1.

April 1, 2015

Coming Soon: "Basil's Closet"


Today's the day we've been waiting to share some exciting news about a new project we've working on together with Basil — that's right, Basil's the star of this latest venture (just like he's the true star of this blog, who are we kidding?).
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