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The Lord of the Rings Sweater Vest For Hobbits With Too Much Leftover Yarn

The Lord of the Rings Sweater Vest For Hobbits With Too Much Leftover Yarn

It gets cold in The Shire. Because I’m an unapologetic trash picker, I pulled the ball of the super-soft, chunky, tweed wool yarn out of the garbage during a theater wardrobe job I did last year. What I was thinking I would knit with really thick wool yar– –okay I wasn’t thinking. Because I live […]

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Recycled Baby Furniture: Aspiration or Nostalgia?

Recycled Baby Furniture: Aspiration or Nostalgia?

I’ve had (shared custody of) my baby armoire since I was a baby. The armoire, along with a matching bookcase and bed were my nursery furniture. With the exception of the Ikea bookcase that Mr. Foxypants uses to store his record collection, my baby armoire is the ugliest piece of furniture in my house. But […]

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Hoarders: The Crafty Crap Edition

Hoarders: The Crafty Crap Edition

This is my hoard. It’s pretty much the first thing I see when I open my eyes in the morning (aside from the cat jumping up and down on my stomach that is) because it’s in the corner of my bedroom. I hate it. No, my entire house is not this messy. I’ve managed to […]

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Capsule Travel Wardrobe: What I Wore Today, 11.16.11

Capsule Travel Wardrobe: What I Wore Today, 11.16.11

With the exchange rate it’s really the 137 Cent Store. dusty rose pashmina shawl + lavender silk flower hair clip + black short kilt skirt + gray with white stripes long-sleeved t-shirt + gray and white pin striped blouse + black flats + Cythia Rowley handbag + Patagonia messenger bag

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Capsule Travel Wardrobe What I Wore Today 11.15.11

Capsule Travel Wardrobe What I Wore Today 11.15.11

All the ceilings at school are covered with insanely detailed trompe l’oeil paintings. They’re kind of mesmerizing. Today I got busted for literally staring off into space during class by one of the school administrators. “It’s so hard not to be distracted. The ceiling is so great.” I told her. “Beh.” She chided. “This painting. […]

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Capsule Travel Wardrobe: What I Wore Today, 11.13.11 Rome, Italy

Capsule Travel Wardrobe: What I Wore Today, 11.13.11 Rome, Italy

jeans + black turtleneck sweater + white short-sleeved cotton ruffly blouse + black boots

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Capsule Travel Wardrobe: What I Wore Today, 11.12.11 (and drank today at Tazzo D’Oro in Rome)

Capsule Travel Wardrobe: What I Wore Today, 11.12.11 (and drank today at Tazzo D’Oro in Rome)

The granita is Italy’s answer to the slushy. While I love lemon and mint granite made from real fruit and herbs, for me, the gold standard for granite will always be espresso, a.k.a. granita di caffè. There has to be the perfect balance of espresso to ice, otherwise the granita just tastes like a watery […]

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