Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Over the past week or so, we've been doing some spring cleaning. Cleaning and putting winter clothes away, washing windows, replacing the warmer comforter on our bed with a lighter one, and giving some kitchen items a deep clean.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Do you have a beard? Perhaps you would enjoy using this all-natural beard oil. A friend of mine recently gave this his seal of approval. Available in 0.5 or 1 oz bottles.
(Photo by Jim White.)
Monday, April 22, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Recently, we went to the Container Store to pick up some new items for our kitchen. We found quite a few things that were perfect for the renovated space, including some American-made products. These glass containers are a nice addition to our new space.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
Today would have been my grandmother's birthday. She was an incredible woman: the valedictorian of her high school class, a music lover, probably never said an unkind word about anyone, and she spoiled me rotten with patience and love. One of the few things that I inherited from her was this aluminum colander. The star design is something I remember vividly from her kitchen, along with a knife that was pitted and tarnished with age.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
This is what I'm reading with my morning cup (I mean, cups) of coffee. Time does a really good job in the cover article of their April 22, 2013 issue of hitting some key points, using some powerful infographics, and giving a variety of in-depth looks at how American manufacturing is seeing a comeback (and, hopefully, why it might be here to stay). I'd summarize for you, but really it's worth picking up a copy of your own.
Teaser from Time (April 22, 2013): "Made in the USA"
Related article from Time (April 11, 2013): "How 'Made in the USA' is Making a Comeback"
Thursday, April 11, 2013
|Pita and Clyde with their dog treats|
One of my favorite things about writing this blog is that friends and others share with me the things they find, have, and love that are American-made. They text, message me on Facebook, email me links, and mention it in person. Last night, for example, I got a text from my friend, Jennie, with a photo of some dog treats and the simple message "Made in the USA!" She was so kind as to take some more pics and include her two dachshunds, Pita and Clyde.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Besides your run-of-the-mill playing cards, there are lots of different card games available nowadays. I found these four card games at my local drug store, some of which are adaptations of popular games that many would recognize. Card games like these are great because they are portable, easy to play, and fun for all ages.
Monday, April 8, 2013
|Spring flowers at the farmers' market|
Yesterday was the opening day of the season for my neighborhood's greenmarket. I feel blessed to live in a community with one (within walking distance!) and having this market makes me love my neighborhood even more. It's wonderful to have access to meats and produce directly from local farmers. Fruits, vegetables, meats, poultry, fish, dairy, eggs, bread, local honey, flowers, herbs, wine, and even yarn. It's not as big as some of the other Greenmarkets in NYC, but this one suits me just fine. Some of the things that I can get at my local farmers' market are just so much better than anything I can find elsewhere. Anywhere. Every weekend, I look forward to grabbing a couple of shopping totes and heading over to see what's available.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
dark chocolate bar after a long day at work because I mentioned I had a chocolate craving earlier in the day. #Ilandedmeafinefella