February 28, 2013

Spring 2013: Etsy Trend Watching

Image from Etsy

I'm guessing we all have that little elevator snippet for what we say when someone asks "what do you do?" Usually after telling folks I work in Merchandising for Etsy, they're either curious to learn more or we move on to the next topic of conversation...

February 27, 2013

DIY Decor: Stacked Vintage Suitcase Nightstand

Today we thought we'd share a peek into our bedroom — the DIY solution we came up with (with a little help from Pinterest) for one of our nightstands, that is...

February 26, 2013

How To: Plant and Grow Ginger Root

We must be in the cold calm before the spring, because we've got quite a few little potted gardening projects going on around here and we're just waiting for them to burst into their full bounty. Indoor container gardening just might be the only thing keeping us from completely going stir crazy about not being able to get outside in the garden.

February 25, 2013

Weekend Basics

We spent a good chunk of Saturday figuring out the wording, styles, name configurations and mailing addresses for our wedding invitations. Who knew there were so many different options!? Whew, we were both glad to have this part of the planning tasks wrapped up and will be excited to see how the final invitations turn out. We're going with a variation on this design from Teal Typewriter Studios on Etsy and should be able to see the finals in just about a month.

February 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Brandon!

Me with my daughter, Stephanie, and my son, Brandon when he was born.

18 years ago today my son was born. Well, I blinked and today I wake up to what is shaping up to be a fine young man...

February 21, 2013

Wedding Details: Making Our Wedding Bands

We mentioned a couple weekends back getting the chance to play around with some molding kits for a wedding related project. Well, we've finished up the first parts of this little project and have all the details to share with you today.

February 18, 2013

Weekend Basics

This weekend centered around celebrating Brandon's 18th birthday! I can't believe he's turning 18 — what a proud and mind boggling weekend it's been. Both Brandon and Stephanie stayed with us over the weekend and we had my parents over to help celebrate for dinner.

February 15, 2013

Our New Gardening Page

We've been doing a little housekeeping around the blog and are excited to share our new gardening page with you.

February 14, 2013

The History Behind Our Wedding Cake Toppers

Since it's Valentine's Day I thought it would be fitting to share a little history behind one of our wedding details — the cake toppers.

February 13, 2013

DIY Valentine: Pomegranate Seed Ice Cube Hearts

With Valentine's Day (quite literally) right around the corner, we have a simple and fun little project you can pull off in no time — heart shaped pomegranate seed ice cubes. Mix them with your favorite drink for a little Valentine's surprise!

February 12, 2013

Weekend Basics

Sunday evening we had the chance to get all gussied up and head over to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts with the 2nd Annual Elby Awards were held...

February 8, 2013

How To: Plant & Grow a Pineapple Top

After successfully regrowing vegetables from their scraps like celery, Bok Choy, sweet potatoes and green onions, we got lots of requests and comments from folks who have also used these methods to regrow pineapples in their own homes — so what did we do? We are trying to regrow a pineapple we bought and ate from the grocery store with its leftover top!

February 6, 2013

How To: Plant & Grow Horseradish Root

As mentioned a few times here in the past month, Mary and I have been eager to get back outside and get our urban gardening projects going again. While it's still too cold for most projects we've been tackling a few smaller plantings we'd hoped to get to. One we have high hopes for is the horseradish root we just planted.

February 5, 2013

Secret New York City Jewelry Supply Warehouse: CJS Sales

 Examples of vintage components I re-purpose into jewelry

I promised a post about one of my go-to wholesale jewelry supply warehouses in NYC and today I'm giving you the full run down!

February 4, 2013

Weekend Basics

This weekend we finally finished and mailed off our save the dates (more to come on these) and even tackled a little gardening project. It's still so cold here in RVA, but we're both itching to get back out in the garden — more on what we did plant later this week. Mary's also got a mega post for the blog tomorrow detailing our trip to one of her favorite wholesale jewelry supply warehouses located in NYC.

February 2, 2013

Basil (Almost) Home Alone

Yesterday we gave a window into what our week in NYC looked like, so today we thought it would only be fair to show the going-ons of Basil's week away from the parents...

February 1, 2013

Winter In The City: NYC Photo Roundup


Who's ready for the weekend? We've had a full week over here and are still winding down from our stay in NYC last week. Here are a few bits and pieces from our week in the city...
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