adventures in modern, urban domesticity

Go Nuts for the Holidays!

  Every year, it’s the same.  Though I am not a huge fan of the  holidays, around November I am stricken with delusions of DIY grandeur.  I think things like, “wouldn’t it … Continue reading

December 24, 2014 · 4 Comments

A Little Holiday Chai

It usually happens around the beginning of November.  The faint sound of Christmas music enters the ether shortly after Halloween, reminding me that I am not a big fan of … Continue reading

December 26, 2012 · 6 Comments

On the Virtues of the Stitch ‘N Bitch

Back in the wee-1990’s, I was an undergraduate with a major in art history and a penchant for textiles.  Being as such, I proposed writing my senior thesis on quilting … Continue reading

October 15, 2012 · 8 Comments

DIY Gin Fizzle

  One of my favorite things about summer is cold gin cocktails. So crisp and clean and aromatic and evocative of warm summer evenings — even in the depths of … Continue reading

August 13, 2012 · 3 Comments

Leftovers? Cover them with DIY bowl covers.

We have a problem in our house and it goes something like this: Child: Can I have some  (juice, kefir, water, milk, moonshine)? Adult:  Why, of course! pulls out cup, … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · 7 Comments

A Handweaving Crafternoon at NYPL

This past weekend, I had the excellent fortune to attend NYPL’s Crafternoon! The topic – hand weaving –  was just one of the latest in a number of serendipitous events … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · 9 Comments

Harvesting your Worm Bin – Indoor Composting part 2

Once you get your worm bin up and running, you will fall into the happy rhythm of saving/freezing your scraps when you cook and adding them to your bin once … Continue reading

January 23, 2012 · 6 Comments

DIY Holiday

I will be the first to admit that I’m not crazy about the holidays.  Sure, I enjoy a holiday gathering here and there and the lights all around Columbus Circle … Continue reading

December 24, 2011 · 52 Comments

Kitchen Cosmetics: Honey Lemon Body Butter

It all started innocently enough… with an article about the Environmental Working Group’s study on kids and sunscreen.  As I possess both of those things, I was curious.  One thing … Continue reading

October 5, 2011 · 36 Comments

DIY Cooking

I was delighted to see the New York Times Dining section this week devoted to one of my favorite topics:   The DIY Kitchen! 16 completely accessible projects for ingredients you … Continue reading

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