August 10, 2012

A Few Things...

Image courtesy of Rolling Stone

Just a few thoughts and links as we round out the week and head into the weekend...

Tim's really been feeling the loss of this guy over the past week or so, with his birthday and anniversary of his parting falling so close together.

Tim's also been canning some of the figs we have on hand from our neighbor's tree in the form of preserves:

Get Tim's full recipe and step-by-step process for making fig preserves right here.

We're loving the concept and products from 2 of our newest blog sponsors and hope you'll take a moment to check them out if you like what you see too:

Images courtesy of Wishy Washy Tape

This site offers never-ending options for washi tape designs along with other unique office and craft supplies like rubber stamps, gift wrap and glitter tape. I picked out some of my favorite designs above, thinking the metallic tape could be fun for wedding details and the animals could be fun for kids. Check out their projects page for creative ideas and promotions page for all the deals they offer on tape and more.

Images courtesy of Barfly 101

Barfly 101 is like your own virtual bar — the site allows you to store your favorite drink (even virgin) recipes, peruse other recipes for inspiration and even ask questions to a like-minded community of members. So far, we've enjoyed visiting to look at all the creative drink pictures and recipes available for inspiration — like the cherry peach sangria, blueberry mojitos, cherry sour cocktails and grilled peach bourbon old fashioned above. Recipes here.

Last but not least, since composting is near and dear to our own hearts, we wanted to share this video with more details on how Etsy composts on a much larger scale in the Brooklyn office:

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