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I'm not familiar with that book, but I'll check it out! thank you.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on books, books, books at elephantine
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There must be something about September 18th that makes me feel especially smitten with autumn – after snapping these photos, I realized this was my post from exactly a year ago. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at elephantine
Try checking a hardware store -- and no, the magnets are on the front, between the strip and the pliers.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on my office, in progress at elephantine
yes! you can see silver versions of the pendants in the 5th photo: https://www.etsy.com/listing/203508105/floret-necklace-pre-order
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on a belated anniversary + a giveaway at elephantine
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A few weeks ago I realized that it's been five years since launching my jewelry shop. Five years! In some ways a lot has changed since the beginning and in other ways it's still very much the same. I haven't... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at elephantine
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To any of you who live in or near Seattle – you should check out the book sale this weekend at Magnuson Park! I went this morning (my haul, above) and was certainly not disappointed. The books are super affordable... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at elephantine
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It's beginning to feel like fall, and I'm craving soup... tomato soup in particular. I have three 'tricks' for making a delicious tomato soup: (1) roasting the tomatoes first for more complex, rich flavor, (2) adding just enough half-and-half to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at elephantine
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I can barely knit, but every time I see a new collection of patterns from Brooklyn Tweed it makes me want to try it again. Loving the fall 2014 collection (and all those yarn colors). Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at elephantine
aww, I loved the video! happy anniversary, you two. have a wonderful time celebrating. x
thanks, Barb! I used magnets.
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2014 on my office, in progress at elephantine
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Daydreaming of a bedroom filled with things like these... blanket / carafe / bud vase / table lamp / alarm clock / nightstand / slippers / sheets / basket Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at elephantine
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A new orchid to replace a (sadly) irremediable one. One of my very, very favorite flowering plants. Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at elephantine
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they look so beautiful, shannon! the white calligraphy is stunning.
we did stay overnight, but it was just in an inexpensive no-frills hotel. I always have the urge to go for fancy accommodations but usually my logical side talks me out of it ;)
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2014 on two for today at elephantine
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...from a quick trip to Long Beach last weekend. The annual kite festival was underway! I wish I had more to share, but the foggy weather wasn't so great for taking photos. Oh, well. It was fun to see, anyway. Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at elephantine
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This beautiful yard, this punched pouch, this sweet illustration, and this pastel coat. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at elephantine
Hooray! It looks fantastic. I wish lots of success to 3 Little Birds :) xx
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Admittedly, I've neglected my garden some in recent weeks. I think I got a bit discouraged by some failures: the first broccoli head ended up flowering, my zucchini plant produced squash that only grew to about three inches and then... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at elephantine
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One day I'd love to have a collection of beautiful ceramics, including some of these from Katakana NY. Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at elephantine
peach and mozzarella sounds really good! and I've never tried strawberries with chicken... but I like both, so it's worth a shot ;)
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2014 on mango salsa at elephantine
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For some reason I've never paid much attention to irises... but yesterday these white ones caught my eye and I had to bring them home. They're quite pretty. They may have just converted me into an iris lover. Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at elephantine
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thanks, Dana! I create them manually using Photoshop. Sometimes I'm lucky in finding items that easily fit together, but usually it takes a lot of trial and error.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2014 on garden wishlist at elephantine
yum! that's a great tip – I'll have to try it :)
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2014 on mango salsa at elephantine
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My latest culinary love is homemade mango salsa. It's so refreshing. I use this recipe as a guide, though I don't actually measure anything – for recipes like this, I've always found it to be more effective to taste and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at elephantine
Hi Maria – yes, you may republish the photo! Thank you for asking.
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2014 on super easy applesauce at elephantine