April 30, 2012

Weekend Basics

1. We ventured on over to Woofstock Saturday morning — a local festival put on by the Richmond Animal League that's both family and pet friendly.

April 26, 2012

Behind the Scenes at Martha Stewart: The Etsy Show

I'm back in NYC this week with so many awesome projects going on at Etsy — one of which I've been looking forward to sharing here! Monday of this week I got the opportunity to attend the taping of the Martha Stewart Show entirely about Etsy and it airs TODAY! That's Thursday, April 26th, 2012 at 10am on the Hallmark Channel (check your local listing schedule here).

April 25, 2012 1801-1899 Parkwood Ave, Richmond, VA 23220, USA

The Farm Table Box: Our Produce Deliveries

Tim and I have been frequenting our local markets for years now, loving every moment and we look forward to continuing. Each season that goes by we reiterate to one another how much we really need to go ahead and join a CSA. This is where The Farm Table Box comes into play — while not a traditional CSA in that all produce comes from one farm, this produce delivery concept supports multiple local farms and delivers fresh, sustainably grown food weekly.

April 24, 2012

Sack o' Potatoes: Planting Sweet Potatoes in a Bag

Well folks, last time we left off with our sweet potato growing project, we'd just twisted off the slips from the mother potato and placed them in a shallow dish of water in hopes they'd soon sprout roots of their own — and that is exactly what they did:

April 23, 2012 1801-1899 Parkwood Ave, Richmond, VA 23220, USA

Weekend Basics

We were thrilled to find our little celery-growing project featured over at theKitchn and are honestly humbled by all the new traffic and followers who've graced us with their presence over the weekend. We were flat out stunned when we saw the post reach the #1 position in theKitchn's top posts list and to each of you that may have found your way here via theKitchn, we welcome you to our little corner of the world and hope you will make yourselves at home.

April 20, 2012

Avocado Update: Major Growth & Pinching Out

Within a matter of a few days from our last avocado update, our little plants underwent an incredible growth spurt. They went from this new stem growth, last time we checked in to this:

April 18, 2012

Sweet Potato Update

Since our last plant update, our sweet potato sprouts have really taken off...

April 17, 2012

Planting Strawberries & Other Plant Updates

After a successful trip to the farmer's market this weekend we tackled more spring planting throughout our back patio, including annual flowers, more herbs, and ever-bearing strawberries.

April 16, 2012

Weekend Basics

1 The micro scaffolding is up and the masonry work on part of a larger issue with our house is being taken care of! More on this entire project and the back-story once things progress a little further. For now, we watch and wait, thinking how lucky we are that we don't have to squeeze into that literal 2ft opening between these two brick walls.

April 13, 2012

Using Cinemagram

Our favorite ham-bone, still waking up from an afternoon nap. Notice something a little different about that photo? Yeah, we thought so...that's what we're itching to share with you today as we head into the weekend.

April 12, 2012 1801-1899 Parkwood Ave, Richmond, VA 23220, USA

How To: Make Sweet Potato Chips

We've made so many sweet potato dog chews for Basil, and while slaving over the mandoline again for him I thought it was time for a batch of sweet potato treats for us! Not only are they ridiculously easy to make, they taste amazingly fresh hot off the stove top and we know exactly what goes into them.

April 11, 2012

Sh Sh Sh — Shower!

Slowly but surely we continue to make little changes around the house. One of the more recent ones included switching out the old shower head in our guest bath for a newer version.

April 10, 2012

Spring 2012: The Mega Plant Update

We've been talking over and over again about updates for all of our plants, and today we're rounding them up in what we'll call The Mega Plant Update of Spring 2012.

April 9, 2012

Weekend Basics

This post is brought to you by Instagram - phone photos in a pinch when our other camera was taking an impromptu road trip in Tim's daughter's car! Oh, to live the life of our Canon.

April 6, 2012 Richmond, VA 23220, USA

Hello, Neighbor

Basil keeps quite the social life in our new home. Both neighbors to either side of us have dogs and Basil has a special affinity for the pit-bull next door, named ladybug. You may recall the two of them playing in this season's first snow together?

April 5, 2012 1801-1899 Parkwood Ave, Richmond, VA 23220, USA

Saving Energy, One Outlet at a Time

We have so many gadgets and related chargers around the house to keep up with — sometimes things begin to look a little crowded as devices begin competing for the wall charger, like this...

April 4, 2012

How To: Make Homemade Butter

So yeah, we made butter. We had a healthy amount of fresh heavy cream leftover from a chicken recipe I made the other night and we rarely have/use heavy cream in our regular staples so we knew it would go bad if we didn't do something with it.

April 3, 2012

Matching iPhones

Mary and I have finally been welcomed to the world of the iPhone!

April 2, 2012

Weekend Basics

Happy April! Did anyone get fooled yesterday? I tried to fool Tim by telling him I messed up the booking for my flights to NYC this week but he knows me too well for me to pull it off without breaking into uncontrollable laughter. My sister totally got me, though, by convincing me she was pregnant with their 4th child. At the rate they've been going (3 kids ages 3 and under), she completely had me.
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