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Hello to my dearest readers!! I hope you are enjoying the beginning of spring. Just wanted to pop by and let you know that I am retiring this blog (at least for now.) However, I would love love love it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2010 at ezra inspired
There are moments each day, where I stop and acknowledge my inner happiness - no matter what the day has brought me, and no matter where I am heading. I call these times - 'moments of content' (and yes, these... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2010 at ezra inspired
I finally got around to properly framing these lovely prints by the amazing Geninne Zlatkis, (rather than having them sit in the rather make-shift Ikea frame they were sadly inhabiting before.) Geninne is such a talented artist, with a really... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2010 at ezra inspired
My thirty minute commute on the Metro to and from work in the city - well, its not my prized time of the day. The Metro makes me motion sick, and it is often super duper crowded. Although I largely... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2010 at ezra inspired
Here is a confession: Most of the time, I see my blog as a great way to motivate myself to be creative - a way to get off my butt, cook something, craft something, think something, and then showcase it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2010 at ezra inspired
All winter, I have looked out my window at the straw-like strands of "dead" herbs, a reminder of what my small and meager balcony garden had been, only last summer. But, yesterday, while chatting on the phone with my awesome... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2010 at ezra inspired
Oftentimes, when I find a recipe on the interweb, I grab a plain index card from my day planner, click my blue ink gel pen once, and hurriedly jot the recipe down in rather pathetic shorthand - my eagerness to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2010 at ezra inspired
While I am at work, kitty sits here, on the brown couch, propped against the green pillows, in the warmest and sunniest spot in the apartment. Everyday, he sits here - all day. Then, at night, he sits instead on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2010 at ezra inspired
A vanilla-orange cupcake. This was the first time I split open and scraped a vanilla bean, and boy was that fragrantly-yum! And, since its only a few weeks until my one year blog anniversary, I will blow out the imaginary... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2010 at ezra inspired
"The hyacinth is blooming!" I exclaimed upon waking this morning. So quickly, too, as we just planted this one on Friday. I urged Jesse to stick his nose in the pink blossoms and breathe. Such a sweet scent. I think... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2010 at ezra inspired
Last night we stopped by the organic food store and purchased a hyacinth bulb to bring spring into the living room. We also made Thai Shrimp with Soba Noodles, from this month's issue of Food & Wine. I loved the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2010 at ezra inspired
With the wind in my hair and the fresh breeze running by. Oh how I cannot wait to take those bikes out of the closet and get back on the wild and crazy open road! (or, at least, that safe... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2010 at ezra inspired
The orchid draws me in. I smile at my orchid garden of three. For quite a while, maybe two or three years, I peered at orchids whenever I ambled around Whole Foods. I wondered of their care, and whether, once... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2010 at ezra inspired
I made these pear-raspberry heart tarts (courtesy of Martha Stewart), and I love 'em! Every few months, my musically inclined (and talented) fiance plays guitar and sings classic rock and 90's tunes at the Hyatt Bar in Rosslyn, Virginia. He... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2010 at ezra inspired
When decorating your home, particularly the living room area, books are most often a must-do, must-have commodity. To connote knowledge and class, of course! If not to simply fill space with colorful binding. So, why not mix things up a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2010 at ezra inspired
Whether it is a snowy weekday (such as today), or a sunny and breezy Saturday, there is always an occasion to cook something special, try something new in the kitchen. Where better to find that next recipe, I muse, but... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2010 at ezra inspired
On a day where the two feet of snow has turned to ice on the roads and slush on the sidewalk, and the sky only foreshadows more, why not take a walk to your local butcher or favorite gourmet meat... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at ezra inspired
All night on Friday and all day yesterday, it snowed and snowed here in the mid-Atlantic region. It kept falling and sticking, sticking and falling, no stopping the "snowpocalypse" as it has been termed, even by the President to the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2010 at ezra inspired
We just returned from vacation in Kauai. So lovely that was! From the ocean, to the mountains, to the colors of the jungle-like flora. The fresh organic exotic fruit to the warm, breezy air. I swear if you lived there,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2010 at ezra inspired
I've learned a lot about orchids this past year, mainly because I was given one as a gift and therefore forced to learn how to keep the precious beauty alive. For one, do not water the orchid directly. The gift-giver... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2010 at ezra inspired
via We happen to live right next to an enormous grave yard. It's true! Amongst the Whole Foods, the new condo buildings, the apartments for rental, and the expanding town home communities in Old Town Alexandria, VA, lies a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2009 at ezra inspired
Yes I found myself in the same boat...
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some things that I am enjoying in the cold, snowy weather: our new marimekko comforter: Molly's recipe for caramel corn (almost completely devoured with dinner last night): and, to wash that down, my new favorite sport - zumba!, which fuses... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2009 at ezra inspired
CAUTION: For those of you who read my blog AND are invited to my wedding, the element of surprise is about to be blown. But, for those of you who read my blog and are most likely NOT invited to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2009 at ezra inspired