March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Well look who the Easter Bunny remembered this morning...

March 28, 2013

Progress Report: Starter Plant Project Updates

We've started quite a few little indoor and outdoor planting projects over the past several weeks and thought we'd share some progress reports on how many of them are already coming along. We've just begun to notice the first signs of our horseradish root sprouting up!

March 26, 2013

Before & After: From Throw-away Trunk to Repurposed TV Stand

Remember that old trunk we found in our back alley headed for the landfill earlier this month? Well, with a little TLC and imagination, we've repurposed it into our new TV stand, complete with castor wheels...

March 25, 2013

Weekend Basics

This weekend was all about the snowy weather! Forecasts called for one last wintry mix and boy did we get one. Here's Basil keeping an eye on things as the sleet began to turn to snow:

March 20, 2013

How To: Propagate & Regrow Rosemary Cuttings

At the same time we took mint cuttings to try and propagate new rooted plants from back in January, we also took a few rosemary cuttings from the tops of our container plant to see if we couldn't try the same with this herb. Well, we were able to successfully grow new roots from the cuttings we took and today we're sharing all the details!

March 19, 2013

Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipe: "Nana Treats"

Today we're back with a new homemade dog treat recipe that has consistently been one of Basil's favorites. They're his favorite because they're made with love and delivered by his Nana (Tim's mom) whenever she and Pop stop by for a visit — and they've got a little sweet side to them that we're sure he's nuts about too. Nana was kind enough to lend her recipe for the treats to us so we could take a stab and making them at home and share them here on the blog!

March 18, 2013

Weekend Basics

Mary and I had fun watching VCU bring their havoc to Brooklyn and kill it through 2 out of the 3 Atlantic 10 Championship games they played this weekend! While they didn't quite bring it all the way home in yesterday's game, we're both glad they will once again represent RVA in the big dance! I've been filling out March Madness brackets for as long as I can remember and have gotten Mary to join in on the fun ever since she moved back to Richmond 3 years ago — so this will be her 3rd bracket. Having VCU in the pool always makes things more interesting.

March 15, 2013

Giveaway: Vintage Rhinestone Post Earrings


Yesterday we showed you how easy it can be to make your own diy pair of post earrings with almost anything you have on hand. Today, we're giving away 3 different sets of the earrings we made in the batch to 3 lucky readers.

March 14, 2013

DIY: How To Make Simple Post Earrings

I finally got a chance to work with some of the vintage jewelry supplies we found back during our trip to NYC and ended up making some simple post earrings that turned out really well.

March 12, 2013

Urban Garden Update: Spring 2013

We mentioned finally getting a chance to get some early spring plantings in and around the outside of the house this weekend. Not too much had changed from the state of things in our winter garden update, so we were so ready to get out and get things going again!

March 11, 2013

Weekend Basics

We weren't allowed to snap photos of the event, so we snagged this shot of our tickets instead.

Saturday night we had tickets for the Richmond Forum to see Captain Mark Kelly with Gabrielle Giffords speak. We knew going into it theirs would be an emotional story, but were not prepared for how powerful a message this inspiring couple came to deliver.

March 7, 2013

DIY Gardening Roundup with Etsy

Since we've got gardening on the brain, we wanted to share a creative list of planting ideas — here's a roundup of 18 fun gardening DIY project ideas from the How-Tuesday series:

Image gallery from the Etsy Blog.

Check out each of the projects here and find even more diy inspiration in the How-Tuesday series over on the Etsy Blog. Did you notice our little self generating onions tutorial shining in the bunch up there? We were so excited to be included.

March 6, 2013

How To Propagation: Regrow Mint from Cuttings

Both of us have been interested in expanding our gardening skills and one method we've been itching to try but had been a little intimidated to do so was propagation. Propagation is when you take the cuttings from one plant and create a brand new plant with regenerated roots from the cutting.

March 5, 2013

City Tree Update: New Life

Remember the big summer storm that came through and cracked our tree out front down the middle And how the city came and chopped it down in one fell swoop shortly thereafter?

March 4, 2013

Weekend Basics

Those that follow us on Facebook probably know we spent the entirety of Saturday (from early morning until evening) cooking one of our favorite traditional Hungarian dishes — Stuffed Cabbage...

March 1, 2013

New Look: Firmoo Glasses Giveaway

It's the first of March and the close to another week, so we thought it would be fitting to celebrate both with a new giveaway!
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