I had to post about this thoughtful and unique project by Jihyun Ryou.

The project is called Saving Food from the Refrigerator and the design is just as graceful as the concept. Seriously, I love it and want to build these gorgeous and functional storage shelves in my kitchen immediately!

Here is an excerpt from the project statement that really struck a chord with me as well as sums up the inspiration. “Through the research into the current situation of food preservation, I’ve learned that we hand over the responsibility of taking care of food to the technology, the refrigerator. We don’t observe the food any more and we don’t understand how to treat it.”

I think not observing the food and understanding how to treat it relates across the board from the meat industry to dairy and really every aspect of how our food is created and processed these days. Read more about Jihyun Ryou’s work and learn more here.

First CSA share! Strawberry vanilla jam, kale chips and feta beet salad here I come! (Taken with instagram)

First CSA share! Strawberry vanilla jam, kale chips and feta beet salad here I come! (Taken with instagram)

Hey! Just a quick post to let you know that my shop is newly stocked with all manner of home decor goodies. Check out the beautiful handmade Mola Pillows, Terrariums, embroideries and mounted antlers - Oh My! 
If you aren’t familiar with the art of Mola I have to fill you in quickly - it’s too interesting not to.Mola  is a unique and very intricate textile art form used by the Kuna women in Panama. They create panels depicting  animals, patterns or other meaningful symbols of life in Kuna culture and  daily life. The panels are then typically attached to blouses or  skirts and changed out frequently. Molas originated from the Kuna tradition of body painting and  evolved into these sewn panels when Europeans brought cloth to Panama.Anyhow, it’s fascinating and really a beautiful art form - you can read more on Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mola_%28art_form%29Adam and I discovered these panels when honeymooning in Costa Rica  last year. I was completely blown away by the craftsmanship, stunning  designs and artistic vision in the panels and brought a stack home to give to friends and  family as well as decorate our home with. I made multiple pillows for  our living room and, loving how the bright splashes of color really  added a punch to the room while visually pulling together our eclectic  tastes, decided to make some for the shop as well!
Happy perusing :)

Hey! Just a quick post to let you know that my shop is newly stocked with all manner of home decor goodies. Check out the beautiful handmade Mola Pillows, Terrariums, embroideries and mounted antlers - Oh My! 

If you aren’t familiar with the art of Mola I have to fill you in quickly - it’s too interesting not to.

Mola is a unique and very intricate textile art form used by the Kuna women in Panama. They create panels depicting animals, patterns or other meaningful symbols of life in Kuna culture and daily life. The panels are then typically attached to blouses or skirts and changed out frequently. Molas originated from the Kuna tradition of body painting and evolved into these sewn panels when Europeans brought cloth to Panama.

Anyhow, it’s fascinating and really a beautiful art form - you can read more on Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mola_%28art_form%29

Adam and I discovered these panels when honeymooning in Costa Rica last year. I was completely blown away by the craftsmanship, stunning designs and artistic vision in the panels and brought a stack home to give to friends and family as well as decorate our home with. I made multiple pillows for our living room and, loving how the bright splashes of color really added a punch to the room while visually pulling together our eclectic tastes, decided to make some for the shop as well!

Happy perusing :)

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I ran across a post on Beauty Schooled about an amazing idea-turned-awesome-reality and just had to get in on the goodness.
In honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month two wonderful San Franciscans, Orli and Brianna, started Swap for Good, a grassroots non-profit project. The whole idea of the project is to host a clothing swap that doubles as a fundraiser for your local domestic abuse shelter.
Genius. But this is where it gets really fun - I’m hosting one on Saturday, November 27th!
I have piles of perfectly beautiful clothing that I’ll never wear and  I’m sure you do too - let’s trade! I’ve been meaning to clean out my  dressers (yes multiple) and closet for ages and I can’t imagine a better  motivator than to host a clothing swap/fundraiser for a local domestic  abuse shelter. Plus I’m sure my husband (I love saying that) will be thrilled to be able to actually walk into the closet… Bring your clothes, bring your friends (the more the  merrier) and bring $1, $2, $5, $20 (or any amount!) to donate to Harbor Communities Overcoming  Violence. There will be snacks and drinks and, of course, a new wardrobe  with your name on it ;)
Don’t have clothes you can bare to part with? No problem, bring housewares, books, board games, gadgets, kids toys or any other unneeded goods you’d love to swap - or just come for the party!
If you’re in/near Boston send me your email and I’ll send you the invite! For more information or if you’d like to host your own just click here.

I ran across a post on Beauty Schooled about an amazing idea-turned-awesome-reality and just had to get in on the goodness.

In honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month two wonderful San Franciscans, Orli and Brianna, started Swap for Good, a grassroots non-profit project. The whole idea of the project is to host a clothing swap that doubles as a fundraiser for your local domestic abuse shelter.

Genius. But this is where it gets really fun - I’m hosting one on Saturday, November 27th!

I have piles of perfectly beautiful clothing that I’ll never wear and I’m sure you do too - let’s trade! I’ve been meaning to clean out my dressers (yes multiple) and closet for ages and I can’t imagine a better motivator than to host a clothing swap/fundraiser for a local domestic abuse shelter. Plus I’m sure my husband (I love saying that) will be thrilled to be able to actually walk into the closet… Bring your clothes, bring your friends (the more the merrier) and bring $1, $2, $5, $20 (or any amount!) to donate to Harbor Communities Overcoming Violence. There will be snacks and drinks and, of course, a new wardrobe with your name on it ;)

Don’t have clothes you can bare to part with? No problem, bring housewares, books, board games, gadgets, kids toys or any other unneeded goods you’d love to swap - or just come for the party!

If you’re in/near Boston send me your email and I’ll send you the invite! For more information or if you’d like to host your own just click here.

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So our wedding is done and gone (though I must confess to near constant daydreaming about each and every moment) but I’m finding it hard to kick my wedding blog/shopping habit and general marriage planning mindset. Case in point, I ran across this little beauty from Spread the Love while eyeballing lovely prints (another habit) and was instantly smitten.
I have always loved the idea of a Quaker marriage certificate, where everyone present signs to serve as witnesses to the union, but we had our creative energies focused in other detail directions and tracking down a Quaker marriage license or coming up with an alternate solution was one idea we had to let go. If only I’d run across this three weeks ago (well maybe 6!), it would definitely have been included in our festivities.
The good news is that it’s not too late to make it into [some of] yours!

So our wedding is done and gone (though I must confess to near constant daydreaming about each and every moment) but I’m finding it hard to kick my wedding blog/shopping habit and general marriage planning mindset. Case in point, I ran across this little beauty from Spread the Love while eyeballing lovely prints (another habit) and was instantly smitten.

I have always loved the idea of a Quaker marriage certificate, where everyone present signs to serve as witnesses to the union, but we had our creative energies focused in other detail directions and tracking down a Quaker marriage license or coming up with an alternate solution was one idea we had to let go. If only I’d run across this three weeks ago (well maybe 6!), it would definitely have been included in our festivities.

The good news is that it’s not too late to make it into [some of] yours!

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The Littlest Nelsen is 1! And he makes it look oh-so-good.
I cannot believe how the last year has flown by. Watching Wyatt grow from a wee lovable lump to a music-lovin’ (seriously you’ve got to see this kid bust a move), hand-clapping, solo-standing, on-the-go, giggling little person has been the most amazing experience. He is such an unbelievable joy and we feel so lucky to be celebrating the big 1 with him.
Happy Birthday Baby Boy! Here’s to sharing the next hundred birthdays with you (though I promise not to force you to wear a mommy-made felt crown, and corral you into a photo with the matching dinosaur, every year!) Can’t wait for Saturday when we celebrate proper with a trip to the fair (I’m already smiling at the prospect of watching you get super duper excited over the petting zoo), cookout with Grammy and Grampy and more presents that your little self will know what to do with.
xoxox

The Littlest Nelsen is 1! And he makes it look oh-so-good.

I cannot believe how the last year has flown by. Watching Wyatt grow from a wee lovable lump to a music-lovin’ (seriously you’ve got to see this kid bust a move), hand-clapping, solo-standing, on-the-go, giggling little person has been the most amazing experience. He is such an unbelievable joy and we feel so lucky to be celebrating the big 1 with him.

Happy Birthday Baby Boy! Here’s to sharing the next hundred birthdays with you (though I promise not to force you to wear a mommy-made felt crown, and corral you into a photo with the matching dinosaur, every year!) Can’t wait for Saturday when we celebrate proper with a trip to the fair (I’m already smiling at the prospect of watching you get super duper excited over the petting zoo), cookout with Grammy and Grampy and more presents that your little self will know what to do with.

xoxox

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We done got hitched!
And it was AMAZING.
Such an emotional and incredibly special weekend.
I must take a moment to thank all of our family and friends. You guys brought the party and the love. It meant so much to be surrounded by so many wonderful people who have known us both individually and as a couple over the years. To look out at you all at the beginning of our ceremony and feel such love and support was one of the most magical moments of my life.
Thank you for sharing this with us. Thank you for being a part of our lives. Thank you for all of your help and hard work to make our wedding a reality (and to clean up afterward!) You are really and truly a special group of individuals and we love each and every one of you more than I can possibly express.
Now onto the photographic evidence! I will post more later on details (because I’m too in love with them and they took too much time, effort and energy not to get some attention!) but for now Adam and I have created a wedding-specific flickr account so that everyone can upload photos they took at the wedding. This will allow everybody access to one another’s photos AND make it possible for Adam and I to collect ALL of the photos that exist of our wedding/wedding weekend (mmmmwwwwwhahahaahahaaa!) Pardon the evil laugh, my upcoming plans to take over the world have hit a few snafus so for the time being I have to get my evil laughs in where I can. Moving on!
If you have photos you’d like to share (I know you do!) simply email/facebook/text/call me and I’ll send you the log in info pronto. If you haven’t used flickr before rest assured, it’s super duper easy and I’ll be happy to assist you if need be! We started you off by uploading the photo booth pics (hilarious) and the photos from our camera that Adam’s brother and his lovely girlfriend were kind enough to take for us (thanks guys!) Click on the photo above to check it out!
Happy viewing and I can’t wait to see everyone’s photos.

We done got hitched!

And it was AMAZING.

Such an emotional and incredibly special weekend.

I must take a moment to thank all of our family and friends. You guys brought the party and the love. It meant so much to be surrounded by so many wonderful people who have known us both individually and as a couple over the years. To look out at you all at the beginning of our ceremony and feel such love and support was one of the most magical moments of my life.

Thank you for sharing this with us. Thank you for being a part of our lives. Thank you for all of your help and hard work to make our wedding a reality (and to clean up afterward!) You are really and truly a special group of individuals and we love each and every one of you more than I can possibly express.

Now onto the photographic evidence! I will post more later on details (because I’m too in love with them and they took too much time, effort and energy not to get some attention!) but for now Adam and I have created a wedding-specific flickr account so that everyone can upload photos they took at the wedding. This will allow everybody access to one another’s photos AND make it possible for Adam and I to collect ALL of the photos that exist of our wedding/wedding weekend (mmmmwwwwwhahahaahahaaa!) Pardon the evil laugh, my upcoming plans to take over the world have hit a few snafus so for the time being I have to get my evil laughs in where I can. Moving on!

If you have photos you’d like to share (I know you do!) simply email/facebook/text/call me and I’ll send you the log in info pronto. If you haven’t used flickr before rest assured, it’s super duper easy and I’ll be happy to assist you if need be! We started you off by uploading the photo booth pics (hilarious) and the photos from our camera that Adam’s brother and his lovely girlfriend were kind enough to take for us (thanks guys!) Click on the photo above to check it out!

Happy viewing and I can’t wait to see everyone’s photos.

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Happy Wedding Week!!!!

Happy Wedding Week!!!!

VOTE FOR WYATT!
So that he can win tons of money for college - yay! His ID number is 96163 if you’re searching for him. Please pass this on to anyone and everyone you have ever known!
Thank you!!!
P.S. Be sure to check your spam folder for the confirmation email - that’s where I found mine!

VOTE FOR WYATT!

So that he can win tons of money for college - yay! His ID number is 96163 if you’re searching for him. Please pass this on to anyone and everyone you have ever known!

Thank you!!!

P.S. Be sure to check your spam folder for the confirmation email - that’s where I found mine!

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Engagement pics continued!

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