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Halloween DIY: Blossom

For about a year now my friends have been fairly opinionated when it comes to my celebrity doppelganger. While it originally started with comparisons to Amy Farah Fowler from “The Big Bang Theory,” looking back at some of Mayim Bialik‘s earlier TV appearances it was pretty clear that I could also pass for Blossom, ’90s sitcom tween (and lover of ridiculous hats)…

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DIY: Embellished Sweatshirt

As much as I love comfy clothes, I’ve never been much of a sweatshirt-wearer—other than around my apartment on lazy Saturdays. But when I started seeing embellished and bedazzled sweatshirts popping up everywhere, I knew this was a style I could get behind. Comfy and polished? Say no more…

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DIY Eats: Lasagna Cupcakes

A few days ago I stumbled across a vague recipe for veggie lasagna “cupcakes” on Pinterest. Then, as I was getting ready to leave Chicago, my well-meaning parents piled my mini cooler high with fresh veggies and herbs from our garden…

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DIY: Typewriter Monogram Necklace

When I was younger my preferred means of written communication was using my mom’s old Olivetti typewriter. Now that I’m older—and have focused my attention toward my Macbook instead—I’ve started to miss the click-clack of the Olivetti a little bit…

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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…