Books, Pride & Prejudice

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Did you know that reading reduces stress? When I get extra busy (as now) I read like a fiend to take my mind off of all the other things that are usually swirling around in there. It works! When I'm not preoccupied with a big project I tend to gravitate towards non-fiction books, but when I have a . . .

Clean Makeup

I love whipping up homemade face masks from the garden, and though it has been a while, I have fond memories of lining all my girlfriends (ahem, Allison, Caitlin and Lisa!) up on the floor and slathering their faces with strawberry and egg yolk concoctions and pureeing mud masks out of 100% clay . . .

Correspondence in the Modern Age

If you are anything like me, keeping up with friends & family via paper correspondence can be a big organizational project. I love to give & receive notes though and these new iPhone apps & websites might be just the ticket to keeping me on track. Cartolina iphone app / POST iphone . . .

My Picks: Salt & Pepper Shakers

I've always enjoyed the seeing the variety of salt & pepper shakers that are out there. From kitschy to modern, you can find a set to match just about any theme or decor. I've got tableware on the brain since this weekend we acquired a lovely hand-me-down farm table. Though I already have a . . .