Feb
19

Hot Chocolate 12 Ways

Nothing says snow day!!! quite like a steamy steamy delicious mug of hot chocolate. Your mind might immediately jump to paper packets of the instant variety, but have you ever considered expanding those horizons? Real chocolate. Real cream. Real FLAVOR. Add a little booze, opt for white chocolate, brûlée those marshmallows – so many options! Here are twelve recipes to get you daydreaming about cozy fires and layers of blankets on the couch.

 

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Feb
05

Breakfast in Bed + After Dinner Dessert

When it comes to your February love game there are plenty of ways to go, but the most important is probably food. You know the old adage, the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach? Well I’m a firm believe in it. And as you might know, the best times to satiate one’s appetite is first thing in the morning or last thing at night. But no worries because I’ve got you covered with a dozen recipes for breakfast in bed and another dozen for after dinner dessert. Go forth into thine kitchen!

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Buckwheat Pancakes with Grapefruit Maple Syrup // Cinnamon Brown Butter Breakfast Puffs // Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake // Cinnamon Roll, Greek Yogurt + Orange-Pomegranate Parfaits // Cranberry-Ginger Jam Donuts // Date, Cinnamon + Vanilla Waffles // Lamington French Toast with Raspberry Jam Syrup // Mushroom Spinach Baked Eggs // Persimmon Cornmeal Muffins // Polenta French Toast Sticks // Sticky Bun Scones // Sweetheart Citrus Salad with Cinnamon Maple Syrup

 

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Blood Orange Mousse Tarts // Buttermilk Cake with Rhubarb Buttercream + Cardamom Cream // Caramel Cake with Apple Cider Whipped Cream // Chocolate Fudge Swirled Lemon Ricotta Tart // Dark Chocolate and Espresso Demi Spheres // Japanese Cotton Cheesecake // Nutella Molten Cakes + No-Churn Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream // Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Marshmallow Frosting + Bananas // Salted Caramel Banana Cream Pie // Strawberry Cream Puff Cake // Strawberry Swirl Brownies // Wellesley Fudge Cake

Jan
29

24 Valentine’s Day Gifts, Projects + Recipes

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ROW 1: DIY Felt Treat Boxes // The Getaway Duffle Bag // Easy Homemade Valentine’s Chocolates    ROW 2: Queen of Hearts Neon Pink Heart Vase // Graham Cracker Conversation Hearts // Golden Protective Hand Ring    ROW 3: Anatomical Human Heart Cookie Cutter // Gold Heart Print // Heart Wreath No. 1    ROW 4: Courage, Dear Heart Print // All You Need is Love Handcut Paper Art // I’m Yours 100% Screen Printed Poster

 

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ROW 1: Dip-Dyed Valentine’s Day Bags // Lip Donuts // Love is the Best Medicine Tea Towel    ROW 2: Valentine’s Day Polish Chandelier // Dear Valentine Stud Earrings // DIY Sequin Marquee Heart    ROW 3: DIY String Words Wall Hanging // DIY Valentine Award // Organic Heart Shaped Peppermint Patties    ROW 4: DIY Valentine’s Day Branch Tree // Conversation Heart Cookies + Printable Box // No-Sew Valentine Treat Bag

Jan
21

14 Valentines

How is it possible that Valentine’s Day is only two weeks away??? It’s the one holiday that sneaks up on me every single year. While I’m currently playing the singles game I still love to pull together something sweet for friends and loved ones – because who says that Valentine’s Day has to be purely about hearts-coming-out-of-your-eyes love? Here are fourteen valentines for you to share with both your lovah and your loved ones.

 

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Dictionarty Card by Easy, Tiger // Let’s Make Out by Little Arrow Studio // Happy Valentine’s Day by LH Calligraphy // Love You More by Richie Design // Main Squeeze by Hello! Lucky

 

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Mouth On Mouth by Near Modern Disaster // Nostalgic Calligraphy Set by Lindsey Bee // Ombre Love by Anemone Letterpress // Love by In Haus Press // Peach Scratch Card by Perfectly Put Together

 

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You Make My Heart Beat Faster by Happy Cactus Designs // V.Day Meh by Farewell Paperie // Love is for Fools by Ladyfingers Letterpress // You hate pants and so do I by Sad Shop

Jan
15

Moscow Mules 10 Ways

One of my only goals for the new year is to perfect a kickass Moscow mule, the classic is new(ish) to me and it’s quickly become one of my favorite cocktails. They just go down so smooth and the shiny copper mugs make drinking one all the more fun. I’ll keep you all posted with my progress, but for now here are ten variations that I’d love to try while doing my own (ahem) research and here are some of the best ginger beers to use.

 

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Dec
30

Camp Blankets

I’ve been taking full advantage of the lower temperatures each evening and curling up under a blanket with Bebe as I finish up work for the day. (The fact that dogs are essentially electric blankets is totally underrated in this day and age.) I’m also looking for a good reason to tote my heaviest camp blanket outdoors to either enjoy a hot beverage in the backyard or hang out around a campfire. And while I’m all stocked up, here are eight camp blankets I’ve got my eye on.

 

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ROW 1: Modern Scout Throw // Civil War-Style Wool Blanket // Derailed Eco Throw
ROW 2: Black Kantha Quilt // Vintage Throw    ROW 3: Antique Buchanan Tartan Cashmere Blanket //
Signal Stripe Throw // Mega Knit

 

Dec
18

Cinnamon Rolls 10 Ways

Cinnamon rolls are the definition of holiday breakfasts to me. Maybe it has to do with my aunt, who used to always make a fresh batch for Christmas mornings (which reminds me – I need her recipe!). There’s just something so satisfyingly indulgent and comforting about peeling one apart layer by layer and unleashing all of that delicious gooeyness. I’m drooling now, so I think it’s best I just send you the way of these ten amazing recipes…

 

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Dec
17

2015 Calendars, Part 7

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Typodarium 2015 by Slanted // 2015 Botanical Calendar by Stationery Bakery //
2015 Calendar of Silly Holidays by Dirty Bandits // 2015 Lunar Calendar by The Far Woods

 

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2015 Linear Calendar by unfiber // 2015 Typography Calendar by Studio Hinrichs //
Calendar To-Do list Pad 2015 by Ryan McGinness // The Circular Calendar 2015

 

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Color Swatch Calendar 2015 by Vonfreyhold // Moon Fig 1 2015 Calendar by Hammerpress //
Perforated Calendar 2015 by HAY // Vertical Calendar by MAKE Collaboration

Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3 // Part 4 // Part 5 // Part 6

Dec
16

Holiday Cards – Part 4

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Shiny New Year by The Good Twin Co. // Bright Year by Parrott Design Studio //
Stuff It by Farewell Paperie // Jingle All the Way by Steel Petal Press

 

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Season’s Greetings by Skipping Fox // Happiness & Love by The Yellow Note //
Color Swatch Tree by Fierce Mally // A Cozy Cup by Fierce Mally

 

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Peace Pie & Coffee by Moglea // Merry Little Christmas by Thimblepress // Ho Ho Ho by Big Jon //
Trees on 67th Street by Mr. Boddington’s Studio

Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3

Dec
11

2015 Calendars: Part 6

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2015 Wall Calendar by Mr. Boddington’s Studio // 2015 Time Map by People I’ve Loved //
Wildlife 2015 Calendar by Vikki Chu // Gem + Mineral by 2015 Calendar by LEIF

 

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2015 Calendar by Jennifer Young Studio X Good on Paper // Stendig Calendar //
2015 Calendar by Tiny Kiwi Prints // 2015 Wall Calendar/Nature by Modern Printed Matter 

 

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 Watercolour Birthstone Calendar 2015 by Squirrelly Minds Paper //
The Great Gentlemen Calendar 2015 by Mr. Pike // Dogs of the Year 2015 Calendar by Charlotte Farmer //
2015 Literary Calendar by Obvious State

Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3 // Part 4 // Part 5