Sunday, March 31, 2013
This month has been a great one for this blog. My Facebook page has been a great way to reach new readers and to interact with others. I've been learning more and more: about items made in the USA, about blogging, and about the community of which I've quietly become a member. I've been getting so much positive feedback, from friends and from strangers. Thank you to all who've been supportive and encouraging me.
The top five posts for March 2013 are:
Friday, March 29, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Indecision is one of my downfalls. When I can't decide what to wear on the nails, sometimes a taupe-y neutral is my compromise. It's not really apparent from the above photo, but this one definitely slants on the purple side. It's SpaRitual in Sage. This is the first time I've tried this brand and so far I am impressed. Their polishes are 4-free and vegan.
Now on to the next decision-making conundrum, what to do for dinner...?
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Some new whisks for the kitchen. These 8" and 10" standard French whips are from the Best Manufacturing Co. They have a slim shape, nice weight, and are dishwasher safe. I can't wait to whip up something delicious with these!
Monday, March 25, 2013
Check out the trailer for the recent full-length documentary “Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey.” The film follows Josh Miller on his 30-day road trip across the U.S. talking to people about what "Made in the USA" means to them, all while living solely off American-made items. Pre-orders are available for the DVD which ship next month. Find out more on the website.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
My kitchen renovation is almost complete. While there are still a few minor details left to be finished (some missing hardware, window replacement, fully unpacking,... ), finally having a functional kitchen again has been wonderful.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
USA Love List to talk about a new brand of American-made men's clothing: Osmium. A quick peek at their online lookbook tells you they have a few basic items any man would want in his closet: chino pants, button-down shirts, a knit sweater, and a few other key items. But take a closer look because this a clothing line that understands that it's allll in the details.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Do you ever have those days where you get home and you're so hungry you can't even wait to cook? Yep, I know those well. My game plan in those situations is to stuff my face with something quickly right out of the fridge and then think about what to do next. I usually reach for some cheese and crackers.
Monday, March 18, 2013
NPR compares American Apparel to Forever 21, two leaders in the 'fast fashion' market.
From NPR: "Fast Fashion's Challenge: Making Money With 'Made In The USA'"
Sunday, March 17, 2013
|San Francisco at sunset, as viewed from Alameda|
Friday, March 15, 2013
My friend, Heidi, sent me this photo via text the other day. Caption: "Springy Watermelon #gettingaheadofmyself." Like some of us warm-weather lovers, she's getting antsy for spring. Want to fast forward the seasons a little early? Get something that screams "Spring!" onto your fingertips. Heidi's beckoning the vernal season with Essie Watermelon, a pinky red polish. Until then, count down the days until March 20th. Good call, Heidi.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Labels: accessories, Baggu, beauty/personal care, booze, Brooklyn Slate, fashion, food/beverage, for the fellas, Hanky Panky, home, Industry City Distillery, Jacques Torres Chocolate, Junior's, Linoto, Made in NYC, makeup, Nanette Lepore, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Only Hearts, USA Love List
Monday, March 11, 2013
|Moustache pint glass = bar photo fun|
Today is my friend Lena's birthday. Yesterday, I spent a gorgeous sunny day in the Bronx celebrating with her and her posse. In addition to some great food at the Bronx Ale House, we took a long walk at Orchard Beach park, made a quick stop to the grounds of the Bartow-Pell Mansion, and headed over to City Island.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
|Some of my stash of lip balms|
Here are some favorites:
Monday, March 4, 2013
I know I have featured them before on this blog, but I am so in love with these socks I felt the need to give them their own post. I've purchased them quite a few times as gifts and for myself. They are super warm, soft, and go over the knee on me or cuffed to just below the knee. I wear them with boots, under pants, over leggings, over skinny jeans, and with just about everything. I recently purchased a pair of these for my girlfriend who was recovering from an organ transplant (yay!!!) and was reminded how much I love, love, love them.
Friday, March 1, 2013
|Room & Board Sherwood Six-Drawer Chest in Walnut|
I have been asked several times in the past couple of months about my bedroom furniture. It's been lurking in a few of my photos and I've been meaning to talk about it for a while now. (Remember that chest of drawers when showcasing my new red dress, for instance? Or the dresser from my post about my favorite foundation?)