Monthly Archives: January 2014

Unique Hardware in My Mint Bathroom

About 5 years ago, I came home on a Friday night from a stressful work trip that lasted 3 weeks.  I walked into my condo at the time, which had a gorgeous view of Maryland from the 19th floor, and, as I opened the door, a single thought materialized right before me:  if I didn’t […]

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Veggie Pot Pie and Vegan Wine

If you’re on the east coast, I don’t need to inform you that it’s been blisteringly cold the last few weeks and, unless you live in Chicago or Minnesota where cold weather is routine, weather this frigid, even in Maryland, becomes an event: schools close, people work from home, facebook statuses whine about the weather, […]

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Valentine’s Inspiration with Ribbons

I wouldn’t admit this to just anyone, but one of the central inspirations for this blog was a trip to a ribbon factory outlet with my mother-in-law 3 years ago.  This particular ribbon factory, Berwick Offray, located in Hagerstown, Maryland and one of the largest in the nation, is, essentially, a blank space filled with tubs, […]

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Boy’s Airplane Room and My Nietzsche Design Philosophy

Despite moving into our new condo in late October, I have yet to do any posts on our new home, which we designed and built from a raw space.  There are a few reasons.  First, I’ve been spending more time at the office lately and, as you may know, I try where I can to […]

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Mixed Media Paper Dolls

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” -pablo picasso Currently in my purse (so I can sneak in some reading while waiting in lines at the bank drive-thru or when I get caught in traffic) is The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge.  It’s […]

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DIY Hanging Herb Garden (Part I)

This DIY project was inspired by a lovely meal on Mother’s Day last year at Baltimore’ s Fleet Street Kitchen.  My eyes are always peeled for inspired ideas wherever I am, and this day was no different.  The gorgeous stylized look of the green herbs in wooden, stained plant boxes in front of the open kitchen […]

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Homemade Red Sauce for Pizza

Bonjour mes amours!  I had the opportunity to make and deliver pizza to a friend this week, who had recently undergone surgery and was housebound. Last week, I shared a recipe for homemade pizza dough that I learned in my cooking class at the Kitchen Studio Cooking School.  Chef Chris also gave us a recipe for […]

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