Other things worth noting

This website : Daytum

one word : brilliant

I can already foresee hours of my life gone


I love typography and this project by Nicholas FEltron is AMAZING! He compiles data from his life, average things like the highest temperature in NYC that year and compiles it into charts an graphs. It's a great reflection of his life in an "art form" that I can toally relate to. I love his graphics and I really wish I could produce something this awesome, really...

Here are some drool worthy clips

What we need in the USA, or just Boston

A place like Make Lounge is not only an awesome Idea, but something that would provide a great resource to people in cities with small apartments or underprivileged communities that want to learn unique skills. Its such a great place that provides a fun class for kids, moms and friends! I love love love this idea! The only problem that I foresee is that that price tag isn't accessible for most people who would want to use this ($72.00 a class!) !

However the interior of this place is enough to make me forgo paying my cable bills and join a session!

Check it out :

(images from make lounge)


Great Idea!

I love seeing really smart innovations and recycling ideas, especially since we are inundated with lots of copy-cats and lame ideas daily. So this one from aDesign Sponge Before & After Segment is fantastic! Check out the great renovation of the filing cabinet turned planter here.

I'm in love!

Sometimes I find gems on Etsy, and other times its an endless abyss that sucks hours out of my day. Today however, I found this beauty of a shop over on the west coast called Timeless Vixen Vintage that sells vintage 50's and 60's dresses. Seriously guys these pieces are insane! I love each one and if I had the money I might buy them all and start dressing like Mrs. Beaver ... the pearls and all.

Check out some of her piecesHERE!


waste not want not

So I already posted some pics about the yummy plums I purchased lat week, and now I get to write an even better post about using over-ripe plums in one of the yummiest, summery desserts one can make. It is called Plum Clafoutis and I used the recipe from gourmet's website. The best part is that the soft plums that were slowly turning into mush in my fruit bowl were used all up! I wasted nothing, and I love that!


Another day... another project

This is one that sprouted from a curbside find. The first of every month means a new neighbor, and the removal of another. In May however, there are tons of recent graduates moving in and out of their Boston apartment, and their trash is another mans treasure. Tony found this table on the curb and i decided that it would make a great present for our friends. Their coffee table is broken and the bottom shelf always gets dumped on the floor anytime we go to their house to hang out. It served as some serious frustration and usually resulted in us always joking about how we were going to buy them a new table. Well... we did one better! Check out their new table with a certified awesome chalkboard top!


Experiments in the kitchen

Today or rather last week on one of my days off I thought about making some yummy snacks that are healthy and cheap, and can be packed up with Tony's lunch. Well, since I'm an awesome girlfriend and think about my fiancé's lunch prior to him even thinking about it I decided that while Tony was away I would experiment with some healthy and yummy concoctions so that when he gets back from Miami he will have loads of healthy alternatives to pack his lunch with on tuesday when he returns to work.

This is what I got so far:

Basically it a modified granola bar that is sweet but not too sweet and really healthy... minus the choc chips. Since this was an experiment and wasn't using a recipe or anything there are some minor tweaks that I need to make, but for the most part these were pretty satisfying.



1- 1/2 C Oats
1 Egg
1/2 C  Flax meal
1/4 C Almond meal (just ground up some almonds in our coffee grinder) 
1/4 C  Brown sugar
1/4 C Choc chips
1/4 C Coconut 


1/4 C Honey
1 C Milk
1 Tsp Vanilla

Mix together and pour into 9x9 baking pan lined with parchment paper

Bake for 25 min at 350

The dish I used to bake them in spread the concoction out too thin, so I recommend using a smaller  container for thicker bars. I also think that chunks of slivered almonds would have made a great addition.  I'm also going to try some raisin and dried fruit versions that I think will complement the clover honey I used better than the chocolate did... but they are still good!


I just spotted a tomato growing!!! Whew... that just made my day!

Garden Update

I'm sad guys, I'm really sad. With all of the rain and cloudy weather we had a few weeks ago my plants bit it. Although it looks like they might have some new growth, I'm afraid that they won't produce any fruit! My broccoli looks like it's been attacked by bugs with lots of holes in the leaves, and my tomato's leaves are turning yellow and wilting away. My squash is also pretty sad looking, and I can't spot the baby squash's that were starting to grow anymore!! Hopefully others aren't having the same bad luck as me, but I'm hoping that this string of beautiful weather will get them growing again. Here a sad photo, since I can't bear to show you more...

Things I love

Ripe Fruit!

On an impulse I bought a package (10 count) of plums at Tj's. Normally I have trouble with Plums being either too ripe when I first buy them or too unripe, and then by the time they have ripened in my fruit bowl, I forget about them and then they go bad. I can never win! However I got Lucky yesterday and scored with these plums. So far today I have eaten three of them, and each one just gets better. I just had to share these beauties.


Warning: You may lose hours of your life

I just found this Photography Blog and I'm truly, madly, deeply in love with every single photo... In case you didn't know, Tony and I are getting married a little over a year, and we have lots of planning to do! I'm really excited and I have been spending countless hours searching for dresses, decorations and general inspiration. If any of you think of anything send it my way!


Chef's Collaborative

I encourage all you folks in the Northeast to take a gander at this website. After finding them in a Gourmet Magazine article about heirloom produce and Slow Food USA's efforts to preserve it- I was in love. Their initiatives are great, and it makes me more aware of local industries that provide produce and other foods to our lovely area markets.

Concrete in the Bedroom

Nothing says romance like Pre Cast Concrete! I LOVE, LOVE the look of this bedroom, and it's even better because you can sleep in it! Part of a new hostel designed by non-other than Philippe Starck (Shaking fist angrily in air) in gay old Paris named Mama Shelter. Check out their website here

I love the whole feel of the place, and the best part is that it's relatively affordable for a mix between hotel/hostel accommodations in France. Tony and I haven't finalized our Honeymoon plans yet- but this just mixed them all up again!


Maybe instead...

of a real house, I could buy a Houseboat. These are pretty awesome:


Metroship by Ballinger & Co.>


Things I want for tomorrow

A.) Sunshine
B.) Lobster and/or a Cheeseburger (can you image both!!!)

C.) A sunburn and/or tan (yes I am that desperate for sun)

D.) Red, White & Blue dessert of some kind- it's an American tradition!

E.) Beach
F.) To hear Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA, once.

G.) Fireworks!!!!!


This is a great timeline about average amerians through the past five decades. Check it out here at Woman's Daily



It dawned on me today that I have not posted any updates on my garden! Well folks- let me tell you! My garden (despite the incredible amounts of rain) is kicking butt and taking names! I'll post some photos soon, I promise!


I hate this weather

boston.com says we are expecting 5+ inches tonight....great! Happy July first - I mean April first, cause this is a joke right?