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Wow—I didn't mean to disappear from here for two whole months! And I don't have much to report about my time away, either. I guess I've just been feeling unmotivated to post here (and on Instagram). I still love having... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at elephantine
Hi Celina! I'm sorry, I don't remember exactly how much fabric this dress took – but if I had to guess, I'd say it was between 2-3 yards. I hope that helps!
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2016 on on learning how to sew again at elephantine
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There's been piles of delicious mangos on sale at the grocery store lately, so naturally, I've been taking advantage. After enjoying a few fresh mangos, it occurred to me that I could make mango lassis... not to mention mango lassi... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at elephantine
Happy reading, Ana!
Toggle Commented May 18, 2016 on recommended reading at elephantine
I have – and I love it!
Toggle Commented May 18, 2016 on recommended reading at elephantine
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I fell into a reading and writing rut recently, and whenever that happens, books about books always help me get back into it. I really enjoyed these four: 1. Plotted: A Literary Atlas by Andrew DeGraff and Daniel Harmon. Books... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2016 at elephantine
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After a recent visit to Volunteer Park Conservatory, I had lunch down the street at Volunteer Park Cafe. I had a delicious kale chicken caesar salad, but I was eyeing those cookies, too... you can bet I'll be getting one... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at elephantine
They're certainly not best friends, but they tolerate each other! And I'm still hopeful that given time they'll learn to be buddies :)
Ha! That's adorable :)
I haven't read any of Alice Hoffman's books yet, though they pique my interest whenever I see one of the covers. I'll check out The Museum of Extraordinary Things :)
Toggle Commented May 9, 2016 on recommended reading at elephantine
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Zelda's new thing: doing a really bad job at hiding behind the dining room curtains. Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2016 at elephantine
thanks, Caly, I'll check those out!
Toggle Commented May 3, 2016 on recommended reading at elephantine
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I recently stopped by Volunteer Park Conservatory since I hadn't been there in quite a while. I love this place. There's always something new to admire. Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at elephantine
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This dining room, this art print, this card, this cake. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at elephantine
thanks, Jackie! :) For smallish bouquets I use a glass vase from Target that I think was actually meant to be a wine carafe. I couldn't find it on their site but it's similar to this! http://www.amazon.com/Bormioli-Rocco-Misura-Carafe-4-Ounce/dp/B003QZNYC2
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2016 on this week's flowers... at elephantine
good point about the neighbors! :)
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2016 on this week's flowers... at elephantine
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The tulips in our yard are opening up, and I love seeing all the colors – especially since I forgot exactly what I planted. My dilemma: let them beautify the yard, or cut a few/some/all of them and enjoy them... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at elephantine
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Thanks very much, Allison. I've heard so many good things about Station Eleven, and though I haven't read it yet, I did listen to this great interview recently: http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/first-draft-emily-st-john-mandel#stream/0 I enjoyed My Brilliant Friend, too! (Just wanted to finish the series before recommending it here.) And thanks very much for your other suggestions, I'll add those to my reading list. Happy reading!
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2016 on recommended reading at elephantine
Oh, you should!
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2016 on recommended reading at elephantine
Thanks for the suggestions, Amanda! I've been looking forward to reading Padma's book. I'll put the others on my reading list, too!
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2016 on recommended reading at elephantine
Thanks, Celina! I've been wanting to read A Little Life. I just read My Brilliant Friend but wanted to finish the series before recommending it – I'm so interested to see where the next books will go. Happy reading!
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2016 on recommended reading at elephantine
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I realized it's been three months since I shared books! Here's what I've enjoyed reading so far this year... Nine Horses by Billy Collins (whose poetry I could read all day long) My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2016 at elephantine
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Ooh! That could be delicious, I don't think it would be overkill. If you try it, let me know!
Toggle Commented Mar 25, 2016 on chocolate chip cinnamon rolls at elephantine
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I don't know about you, but I tend to go through phases when I don't bake anything for weeks and weeks, and then one day, out of the blue, I'll get a craving for some particular type of dessert and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at elephantine
Hi Lindy – I'm not aware of any Easter specific brunches, but I'd assume that restaurants that serve brunch would still serve it on that day!