August 31, 2011

Giveaway: Blanchard's Coffee Supply

***Update: This giveaway has ended, find the lucky winner at the bottom of the post. Stay tuned for future giveaways right here at 17 Apart! ***

If you follow along with us regularly you'll know we'd been without power for going on 4 days - it wasn't pretty. Not getting the regular morning doses of our favorite coffee was a total bummer, so we thought what better way to celebrate our power returning late last night than with a giveaway — a Blanchard's coffee giveaway to be exact!?

August 29, 2011

Lights Still Out

The good news is we managed safely through Hurricane Irene over Saturday night. As the wind and rain picked up with tropical storm velocity, we were most worried about the two tall trees in our yard uprooting onto the house, the basement flooding, and roof damage. Luckily, the worst that came our way was heavy debris and tree branches throughout the yard. Our surrounding neighbors weren't quite as lucky.

August 26, 2011

Come on Irene: Or was it Come on Eileen?

Not really sure what is up with mother nature this week. First the earthquake, then last night's storm (pictured rolling into our neighborhood above), and now we're settling down and preparing for hurricane Irene. Who remembers the song Come on Irene...or was that Come on Eileen?

August 25, 2011

Separation Anxiety in Weimaraners & Basil's New Collar

Basil begged us to post pics as he proudly wears his new collar. If you follow along with us on Facebook, you may already know that just over a week ago, we returned home to find Basil had wriggled out of his old collar and actually ate a good portion of it...

August 24, 2011

Virginia's 5.8 Earthquake

My view from Norfolk of aftermath.

By now we're sure you've gotten wind of the 5.8 earthquake that originated in Virginia yesterday. Our house is located in Richmond, approximately 40 miles away from Mineral, VA where the epicenter of the quake was.

August 23, 2011

Welcome Home Emily Sophia

Emily Sophia, born 3:13 am, 8/19/11, at 7 pounds.

I mentioned yesterday we welcomed our newest niece, Emily Sophia, into the world this weekend. My older and only sister, Teller, has two other little ones - Virginia Elizabeth, 2 1/2 and George Benjamin, 12 months. If you've done the math, yes that will make 3 under the age of 3 and Irish twins (2 within 1 year). She obviously doesn't waste any time, but if anyone has the energy to do it, it's her. We have one other niece on Tim's side from his younger and only brother.

August 22, 2011

Weekend Basics

1. The remnants of Basil's first collar from juliacuster on Etsy. We walked in the door from being away 2 hours one night last week to discover Basil had gotten his collar off and eaten a significant portion of it. I felt terrible for leaving it on him and am so glad he is OK - eaten portions have "passed." We're looking forward to getting our newly ordered collar from Silly Buddy on Etsy which should be arriving soon.

August 19, 2011

8 Things We Loved This Week

1. Industrial gym lockers re-purposed as functional furniture storage. This and more industrial storage inspiration via French by Design.

August 18, 2011

Cocktail Recipe: Blackberry, Rosemary & Prosecco

17 Apart is getting fancy up in here... I've been dabbling with another summer cocktail for the H&H Happy Hour series and found a new way to use fresh blackberries and rosemary in a drink suited for both happy hour and the next morning's brunch. Mary approved.

August 17, 2011

Homemade Peach Ice Cream Recipe & How to use a Hand-Crank Ice Cream Maker

We were finally able to make homemade ice cream this past weekend! After finding our vintage hand-crank ice cream maker, then cleaning the rust out, and getting everything except the rock salt, we couldn't wait to get cranking.

August 16, 2011

Views of the City

I was in New York last week working in the main Etsy offices and wanted to share some snapshots and favorite moments while in the city.

August 15, 2011

Weekend Basics

1. We started out Saturday with a prepared platter to share inspired by the Kinfolk concept of small gatherings.

August 12, 2011

8 Things We Loved This Week

1. Enjoy eating? Thank a Beekeeper. We learned about a new documentary we can't wait to watch called Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? from this Etsy blog article. Already saved in the Netflix queue unless we can help conjure up a screening locally sooner. Pretty much anything Michael Pollan is contributing to, we're interested in learning more.

August 11, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday, Basil

Today is Basil's 1st Birthday! My how the time flies - we found him at just about 4 months old and he's lived with us since. Tim and I used to talk years before getting him that we would one day have a dog and name him Basil; we'd laugh about all the things we'd blame on him and all the adventures we'd take him on.

August 10, 2011

How to Clean and Wall Mount Deer Antlers

We mentioned last week we'd finally figured out what we wanted to do with the deer skull and antlers we found and brought home from Thanksgiving at Mary's mother's farm last year.

We decided we'd like to keep them in their natural form and wanted to wall mount them in a small space in our living room that needed a little updating. In order to complete this project we needed to first clean and whiten the skull, affix wiring to the back of it, then place and hang it on the wall.

August 9, 2011

Food Inc. Movie Giveaway

We love this film so much we're giving two brand new copies away to two lucky readers. Full details below the dotted line (if you want to skip ahead).

***Update: This giveaway has ended, find the lucky winners at the bottom of the post. Stay tuned for future giveaways right here at 17 Apart! ***

By now, it shouldn't be a secret that food plays a major role in each of our lives and throughout the course of our relationship. The enjoyment of food has always been something we've taken great pleasure in, however, over the past few years learning where our food comes from, buying it locally and as sustainably as we can has become more important than ever. Today we're thrilled we have the opportunity to share why...

August 8, 2011

Weekend Basics

It was a busy yet quiet weekend at the same time for us - know what I mean? Amidst our regular weekend errands, trip to the market and cooking, we took on a new project, and Tim spent a great deal of time in the kitchen testing recipes for his upcoming Wednesday night cooking class while I packed & prepped for my week ahead in the big city.

August 5, 2011

Elements of Nature

Back in November, on Thanksgiving Day to be exact, we came across a deer skull with antlers intact aside the ravine overlooking the James river where my mother lives. We actually found the entire skeleton of the deer perfectly complete which was pretty odd - it was as if it had just laid down peacefully.

August 4, 2011

Bee's Knees: Honey Thyme Cocktail Recipe

Looking for a simple yet impressive cocktail recipe guaranteed to help beat the heat? Try making Tim's version of this Bee's Knees honey thyme concoction.

August 3, 2011

How to Remove Rust from Metal

As mentioned last week, we're excited to try out our new-to-us vintage hand-crank ice cream maker, but wanted to make sure it was completely rust free and clean before using for obvious safety reasons - even though we've both had our Tetanus shots, we'd rather not take that risk...

August 2, 2011

Whoofles Natural Dog Treats: Chincoteague Island

While shopping at Wholefoods Market this past weekend we stumbled across the "Whoofle," a natural waffle shaped dog treat. They are made simply from whole wheat flour, 2% milk, and peanut butter.

August 1, 2011

Weekend Basics

I can't believe it's already August! We spent a good deal of the weekend running errands, trying new and old favorite recipes, packing Etsy orders, and even had some extra time for a little house hunting.
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