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DIY: Golden Birthday Box

A good friend of mine recently celebrated her golden birthday and—especially since I don’t remember my golden birthday since it happened when I turned two—I wanted to send her something extra special. Since we don’t live too close to one another anymore I knew it would have to be mail-friendly so I decided to send her a true “golden” birthday box…

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DIY Eats: Summer Veggie Tian

I’ve been wanting to try my hand at a summer vegetable tian for awhile now so last week when I had a few days off, I decided to put some of my Farmers’ Market veggies to good use…

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DIY Eats: Peppered Kale Chips

I’ve been trying to hop on the kale trend for awhile now. Despite a few substitutions for spinach in pasta recipes, I haven’t truly enjoyed eating this leafy green yet…

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DIY: Bleached Denim Vest

This year, my third grade self would be delighted by the news that jean jackets are finally back in style. When I was an 8 year-old, I had a pretty fabulous embroidered denim number that I wore just about everywhere regardless of the season…

DIY: Embellished Spice Jars

I’m a sucker for adorable kitchen utensils and other little tchotchkes. Combine this with my knack for organization, and this DIY is a match made in heaven. These tiny metal containers are perfect for holding miscellaneous spices, teas, and other kitchen knick-knacks…

DIY Eats: Chilaquiles from The Vegan Stoner

Though I’m not a vegan myself, I can’t get over how adorable (and delicious) recipes from The Vegan Stoner are. The illustrations are delightful and the instructions are blessedly easy–usually no more than 10 steps….

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DIY: Chalkboard Platter

It’s no secret that I absolutely love cheese. At any given time there’s likely at least four different varieties of cheese in my fridge. So naturally, a fancy cheese platter like this one has always been on my apartment wish list. Unfortunately I can’t justify spending that much money on something so unnecessary – so I decided to make a cheaper version myself…

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DIY: Sharpie Coffee Mugs

I’m always on the lookout for good, creative gift ideas – especially in the months leading up to the majority of my friends’ birthdays. So when a neighbor gifted me an adorable decorated mug filled with goodies awhile back, I knew this DIY would be the perfect birthday surprise for a good friend…

DIY Eats: Brown Rice & Beans with Avocado

I absolutely adore Bon Appetit – both from a design standpoint and because of their truly delectable dishes. Recently I caved and finally shelled out for a subscription, meaning that I have lots of foder…