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Maiden Mag
Northampton, MA
Creativity, style, and power for everyone
Interests: DIY, knitting, crafting, baking French macarons, sci-fi thrillers from the '90s
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I've officiated nearly a half dozen weddings over the past couple of years, and each one has been very different! One thing that's always the same is the honor of being so intimately involved in a dear friend's celebration. (Really, there's nothing like it.) Luckily, the general steps and preparation... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Maiden Mag
Did you see my post from last year about how to make your own cross stitch pattern? First of all, how was that last year?! Secondly, I want to share an updated way to make your own cross stitch patterns that you might want to try if you have Photoshop.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Maiden Mag
More on Instagram Links for your Friday "It’s not just self-referential. It’s showing that LGBT history is American history." That giant inflatable swan from everywhere is now just $20 An art exhibit celebrating black feminism is at the Brooklyn Museum until Sept. 17 15 indigenous feminists we should know Napping... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Maiden Mag
It's been a bit quiet around here lately, hasn't it? It's because I've been spending time working on my biggest project yet. I'm pregnant! Kristie and I are expecting our first baby on Thanksgiving Day. I'm excited to be saying goodbye to the first trimester, and hopefully most of the... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at Maiden Mag
Don't watch it at night. Because maybe it will feel like a battery charge. You'll get fresh mental energy and feel the same vigor that gripped you at the Women's March. You will feel strong and ready and a little afraid, but the kind of afraid that's designed to improve... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Maiden Mag
Oh, spring! I can feel my bones thawing alongside the ground. The trees are straining against their buds; any second now the green will be overwhelming and wonderful. And with it, warm-weather clothes unpacked, replaced, upgraded. I'm excited to share three pieces from Tradlands' spring collection with you. My friend... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Maiden Mag
Just stopping in to share a few of my favorite cross stitch patterns available for $2 in my Etsy shop... Female power Pizza slice Uterus Feminist as Fuck *This post contains affiliate links Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at Maiden Mag
More on Instagram Links for your Friday "It can be both a triumph and a sorrow to unearth the stories of our forebears. Some give us courage, remind us of the work worth doing. Others are chilling to reckon with, something like a lighthouse flashing across a great distance, warning... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at Maiden Mag
Now that the weather's finally getting a little warmer, I went back into the macaron archives and tweaked my recipe for s'mores French macarons. Give them a try next time you have a campfire or fire pit ready to go! Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Maiden Mag
More on Instagram Links for your Friday: Hear Feist's new track Norway is the world's happiest country (How could the U.S. catch up? According to the New York Times, social support, trust, and generosity.) When black people were addicted to crack, it was turned into a crime. Now that white... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at Maiden Mag
This sweater is one of my favorites to come from a cozy winter spent knitting away on the couch (as well as the first I've made for myself in years). It is boxy and cozy and delicious. I've been wearing it weekly since December. I knitted up a small (and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Maiden Mag
This picture almost slid right by on my Instagram feed. I'm glad I caught it. Lingua Franca's "I Miss Barack" embroidered sweaters can be ordered by emailing They're expensive (her sweaters typically go for around $375), but half the profits are donated to a charity of the customer's choice.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at Maiden Mag
If you've been waiting to purchase a print, stationery set, or wedding invitations from Minted, I promise now is the right time to order! Minted is celebrating their ninth anniversary with a huge sitewide sale – think Black Friday, but in springtime. I've worked Minted for most of my blogging... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at Maiden Mag
On Saturday I got back from four days in San Diego. It was my first time in California, and I was baffled that in the amount of travel time it would've taken me to get to western Europe, I was still in the United States (barely, though – not to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2017 at Maiden Mag
My favorite thing to eat for breakfast on Easter morning is candy. Yes, we eat real things too, but among the flowers and freshly painted Easter eggs, the dining room table is strewn with jelly beans, marshmallow peeps, and egg-shaped peanut butter cups. We drink coffee and tea, and my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at Maiden Mag
More on Instagram Links for your Friday... "Will their messages be suppressed and hidden? Will they be found, centuries later, in an old house, behind a wall?" Try RBG's workout You'll soon be able to walk from Manhattan to Albany on a new walking trail Macaroni crafts are all grown... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Maiden Mag
You can pick up the book – featuring signs from women's marches around the world – here. All royalties go to Planned Parenthood. And keep an eye out for a familiar uterus sign! That was a nice surprise. *This post contains affiliate links Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Maiden Mag
Need napkin rings or placecards for Easter brunch? Sew your own reusable bunny-ears-inspired set, and pen guests' names on with a chalk marker. Tutorial after the jump! You will need: Ultrapreme fabric (I got 3 napkin rings out of 1/4 yd) Floral wire Sewing machine Fabric pencil Template Chalk marker... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Maiden Mag
My kind of needle-felted hoodie DIY marbled soap Striped silk shirt Everyday prints (PS – Use the code GET10 for 10% off now & to receive $10 for later, now thru 3/16) *This post contains affiliate links. The images belong to the websites or blogs with which they are associated. Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Maiden Mag
Thanks to the deep Great British Baking Show hole we can't seem to claw our way out of, I've been taking a new look at some of my French macaron recipes that could do with a little updating. This one is perfect for spring! The shells are flavored with subtle... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at Maiden Mag
More on Instagram Links for your Friday "White feminism is being a feminist, but only as it applies to you and people who look like you, and it goes against everything feminism should actually stand for." DIY Powerpuff Girls sleep masks that I'm assuming are for children (but I would... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at Maiden Mag
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