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Display Name: Daleth
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i wonder if this could be made with coconut milk and coconut cream...

Recipe: D.I.Y. Chocolate Pudding
7/18/14 07:58 PM

love this nursery! is freia pronounced "fray-a"? my daughter's name is zeia...

Freia's Cozy, Colorful Corner in the Master Bedroom Nursery Tour
7/16/14 02:19 PM

otra vez?

Beatrice & Ramsey's Cultured Echo Park Casa House Tour
6/27/14 09:20 PM

confused by sippy cups. my daughter was drinking out of glasses by age one.

and i was always grossed out when i used to babysit kids and they'd be free ranging with their sippy cups and i'd find old sour ones here and there. gag.

but i do love those cup covers with the straw. would be great for the car

5 Tops to Help Kids Transition to Using Real Glasses
6/26/14 02:15 PM

Heh, sounds more like you're entering into the bourgeousie

Home Design Decisions Only Grown-Ups Will Make
6/26/14 02:10 PM

my go-to:

soy sauce (3tbsp)
olive oil(6tbsp)
garlic (1/2 tsp minced)
dijon mustard (2tbsp)

it's very simple and absolutely dreamy

What Are the Best Ways to Dress Up a Simple Salmon Fillet? Good Questions
6/6/14 03:37 PM

That's awesome about H&M. So good to know!

As a tidy person, I agree with this article. #1 especially. And to the naysayers: Tidy people can still be loving nurturing parents. They can still do messy crafts with their kids. They do not require tv. [We only watch rented movies on Fridays. Otherwise, our daughter plays or reads or helps clean as we tidy up]. They don't require takeout- and many of us enjoy cooking most of our own meals. They entertain. They have time for hobbies and friends. They don't use a cleaning service [most clean types don't trust cleaning services and have very specific ways they like things done]. They just like a tidy home.

Also, kids with less stuff can still be really happy. They learn to value what they have and take care of their things. Most inherit a distaste for "junk" early on and can learn the joys of streamlining in early childhood.

Last, I think there might be a correlation between tidiness and time spent outdoors. When you are not indoors, you're house stays magically clean.

Dirty Little Secrets of Tidy Families
6/6/14 03:17 PM

I do sweet potatoes for breakfast often and they are amazing and filling. Usually skip the sugar- they are pretty sweet. Sometimes just add a little butter, some slivered almonds and raisins. My favorite

Recipe: Sweet Morning Potato with Yogurt, Maple Syrup & Nuts Recipes from The Kitchn
3/6/14 11:16 AM

To those who think family members don't need to buy gifts: you are right.

But it sure helps to soften the blow if you have broken some of those etiquette rules. We live in a ski resort town and host a LOT. And while I'd happily exchange a gift for simply an organized system for your snow gear- gorgeous salts or flowers or a gift certificate to a restaurant we like goes a long way to help us "forget" the slip ups and have you over again.

Also ...though maybe it's snarky to say this... heavy sarcasm doesn't really work for longer pieces. I don't think it sounds condescending. Maybe just a little green. Not good writing. The picture is great, though

Traveling? Here's How to Annoy Your Host
2/21/14 03:24 AM

Blink and you missed it. AT suddenly decided all this cutesy stuff is "twee" and now sits smug and happy above the mason jar drinkers and cookie cutter-ers and the pinterest community (aka the mainstream). While I was never down with it to begin with and refuse to do elves on shelfs or advent overkill (and my husband and I don't even celebrate V-day) I do have an 8-year-old daughter who would be absolutely dazzled by any of that nonsense. So I'm swallowing my pride and having a girl's night. We will play games and do some crafts and mamas will drink sangria with heart-shaped ice cubes and kiddos will have heart-shaped quesadillas. Shoot, I might even make a bunting. And will it ever happen again in her little life? Not likely. But she will probably always remember it.

How Pinterest Thinks You Should Celebrate Valentine's Day
2/12/14 05:14 PM

this made me smile

Here Comes the Rain Again: Make Art That Only Appears in the Rain
2/5/14 05:57 PM

I love this post. I have hated the mason jar trend from its inception at the hipster level to its globalized pinterest glory. I also hate pinterest and macaroons and large jars of candy at children's parties and rainbows and paper straws and mustaches. I might be a fad grinch.
I do reuse the mason jars our local honey comes in (for food storage). I do buy local honey, ha. I don't beekeep.

What's the Deal with Cute Paper Straws?
1/13/14 08:06 PM

Ha! That's funny. I'm throwing a sledding party for my daughter's 9th birthday this year. I'm only sad because now I can't post her awesome party in the awesome party section. Oh well, great ideas and fun finds. Thanks!

Candles, Cake & Snow: How To Host A Sledding Birthday Party
1/13/14 07:28 PM

Yes, I'll do a cleanse when I get a sec to sit down and create the menu. Will look up the Bon Appetit one. My issue with "detox" programs is that they all involve weight loss and I don't want or need to lose any weight. I just want to feel refreshed and energized and when I cut out dairy, gluten and processed sugars, I do. Also, the Christmas glut has left me with mad sugar and wheat cravings cravings so if I set aside a couple of weeks as "cleanse" weeks, then I'll be able to force myself to get back to my normal eating habits.

Are You Doing a Food Cleanse or Detox in January?
1/7/14 09:13 PM

my 8 year old daughter is a total luddite and has politely declined offers from relatives to buy her a kindle. she prefers proper books. especially "old books that smell like vanilla." it's a tactile/sensory experience for her and i can totally relate.
but i do like that she has to work with technology at school and i imagine an e-reader would be awesome for travel.

Does Your Child Use an E-Reader?
11/7/13 03:20 PM

that painting... yeah

Quinn's Big Boy Room with Black Accents My Room
6/28/13 07:37 PM

thanks. this was great!

George Orwell's 11 Golden Rules for Making the Perfect Cup of Tea
6/26/13 11:47 AM

oooh, i wish i could eat dairy

Recipe: Andean Potato & Cheese Soup (Locro de Papa) Recipes from The Kitchn
6/25/13 12:42 AM

yum. will do this

Take the Bite Out of Raw Onions with This One Simple Step Tips from The Kitchn
6/21/13 12:51 AM

I'm not usually a fan of character parties, but this was adorable! It's all about what the birthday kid wants anyway. Looked like a blast!

Best Kids Parties: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles My Party
6/12/13 09:38 PM