The first time I went to Shakespeare in Delaware Park when I first moved to Buffalo, I brought I think a bag of chips and salsa. Looking around, I saw full on gorgeous picnic spreads; wine, cheese, pasta dishes, fruit, kale salads - you name it. I knew I needed to (more like wanted to!) up my picnic game.Read More
I inherited these very retro aluminum lawn chairs from my grandparents a few years back and I instantly loved them. They reminded me of childhood beach trips and going to see concerts in DC with my beloved grandparents - but I thought they could use a little bit of love. I (obviously) love a good vintage aesthetic, but when I can add something to it to make it seem just a teensy bit more modern, I seize the opportunity.Read More
Do you find yourself using these little cotton rounds or cotton balls for everything like I do? I use them for taking my makeup off, using my astringent, taking off nail polish, cleaning out a cut, and the list goes on and on... Up until this week, I had been using the disposable kind which seemed silly when I have mountains (and I mean mountains) of scrap pieces of fabric.Read More
A couple of years ago I did a refashion project every day for the month of February which was, as you can probably imagine, a little insane. However, I did learn so much (mostly the hard way, but isn't that typically the best way?)!
This DIY is more like an intro class to refashioning vintage dresses (one of my very favorite DIYs).Read More
Guys, we did it! Summer is here - birds are chirping, kids are running around, gardens are growing, and basil is ever prevalent. To me summer means outdoor concerts, grilling, biking everywhere, and lots of easy raw meals. Mostly because we live on the second floor and are too stingy to use our AC all day...BUT with everything being so fresh and in season, it's the perfect time to really use all of the flavors of the season!Read More