May 31, 2012

Help Us Choose Our Gray


While on the topic of painting, we mentioned we've been swatching different colors all throughout the house. One of these areas includes our kitchen and we know we want to go with a gray, but we're having trouble deciding which gray to go with.

May 30, 2012

Goodbye Red Parlor, Hello Blue Parlor!



As you know, we've been hoping to paint the rooms in our house since we moved in, namely the front room since it had the boldest color and is basically the first impression you get when entering our home. Well, that's exactly what we did over a portion of the long weekend, and today we're sharing the results!

May 29, 2012

Long Weekend Basics


We so enjoyed our long weekend which mostly consisted of projects and straightening around the house in preparation for a Memorial Day Weekend get together we had planned. It was the first true open house we've had since moving in and we had a blast having good friends & family over while knocking out a few things we'd been meaning to get to on that to-do list for a while now.

May 25, 2012

Enjoy the Weekend!


We may or may not get around to painting our front room over the weekend. No promises — but as you can see, we're testing the swatch waters...

May 24, 2012

How To: DIY Antiqued Mercury Mirror Glass


Today we're excited to to share this simple and affordable method for transforming any piece of glass into a beautiful decor update with an antiqued mercury glass style finish — it's amazing.

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Jettin' to Destin (Florida That Is)...

So a little working relationships had to get done last week and it just so happens the destination was Destin, Florida. Somebody has to do it, and it might as well be me. I had never been to Destin before and actually had never fished in the Gulf of Mexico — that all changed last week.

May 22, 2012

All Natural: Summer Fruit Smoothie Recipe


Who else is glad it's smoothie season? Not only did we have an abundance of fruit hanging around this weekend, we've been itching to test out our new-to-us-but-really-old Waring blender you might remember from my trip to Syracuse. For a couple who loves to cook, Tim and I actually didn't own a blender, so after cleaning this guy up we were rearing to go.

May 21, 2012

Weekend Basics


1. We'd been looking forward to checking out the Richmond Food Cart Derby so we headed on down to the 17th Street Farmer's Market where everything was happening. There was everything from ice cream to tacos to local produce to choose from and we enjoyed running into several familiar faces. We're hoping the Food Cart Derby becomes a regular fixture here in RVA and are looking forward to heading back again next year.

May 18, 2012

Photo Shoot with Emily Easterly


I've been meaning to share a few of my favorite shots from a recent photo shoot I did with my best friend, Emily Easterly...

May 16, 2012

Memories from Syracuse


Outside of my mother's wedding dress, I wanted to share a few photos from the fun we had over the long weekend in Syracuse.

May 15, 2012

How To: Homemade Frosty Paws Recipe


Hey guys, Basil here! In case you missed my guest post yesterday over on daddy's blog, the parents have kindly allowed me to double post here today with my homemade version of frosty paws dog treats.

May 14, 2012

Weekend Basics


1. While Mary was spending a long weekend in Syracuse with her mom and aunt, I held down the fort here in RVA with Basil and the kiddos (OK, so the kiddos are actually 17 & 20, so not so little, but will always be my kiddos).

May 11, 2012

My Mother's Child


It's Friday! Do you have big plans for the weekend ahead? I took the day off and hopped back on a plane up north, this time to Syracuse New York, where my mother and I are visiting my Aunt Vera for the weekend.

May 10, 2012

Update: Kitchen Nook Gallery


On a whim, we decided something needed to be done about the space above the little desk nook we have in the corner of our kitchen, pictured above. The desk currently houses a TV, tin full of pens and a wooden office organizer where we keep everything from our Farmer's Almanac, seeds, phone cables and coupons.

May 9, 2012

Celery Plant Update & Rikrak Studio Mini-Series

Today we're looking forward to sharing our latest update on the progress of our indoor celery plant and at the same time announce the launch of a mini-series all about growing vegetables with sustainable scraps over on The Rikrak Studio Blog. We were thrilled when Kristal from Rikrak contacted us to guest post on her popular blog with a sampling of the plant projects we've been undertaking along with a few new ones.


Head on over to The Rikrak Studio Blog to find the first in the series where we outline the entire celery growing project with progress shots along the way. Stay tuned for future guest posts over the remainder of spring with a few new ideas.

May 8, 2012

Good Virginia Pickin


Yesterday we shared a peek into our little picking adventure over the weekend. One of the many things Mary and I have in common is a shared love for all things vintage. We can be total geeks over finding old hardware, boxes, and pretty much anything that has a little history and an untold story.

May 7, 2012

Weekend Basics


Our weekend almost completely centered around food (surprise, surprise)...

May 4, 2012

A Few Things...


...as we head into the weekend.

May 3, 2012

Roundup: Coordinating Tattoos



In keeping with our matching tattoos for couples collections, today we wanted to share some new ink designs we've come across that coordinate in one way or another. While the majority of the below designs come from a single person, we love the idea that they could work together as a matching set on two different people as well.

May 2, 2012

Uprooting and Transferring Herbs


Mary and I have been trying our hand at growing all sorts of herbs in different stages and areas of the house. When springtime hits we always get kind-of giddy in that we'll be able to just snip the herbs we want to cook with instead of having to buy a bunch at the store which most of ends up in the compost anyway. We're trying a little of everything this season in the event one doesn't take hold or some take longer than others.

May 1, 2012

Etsy Weddings, Registries & Launch Event


Can you believe it's the first of May already? Where has the time flown? I mentioned flying up to NYC last week for a couple amazing projects we've had in the works at Etsy. The beginning of the week included the Martha Stewart Show taping all about Etsy and later in the week we were excited to announce the launch of Etsy Weddings.
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