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elita
new york, ny
international eater. insatiable wanderlust. expert packer.
Interests: diy, adventure, fashion, life, random fun facts, travel, nyc.
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i...like most crafters...suffer from an affliction. we hoard craft supplies. we stumble upon an insanely good sale at our local craft store and cannot help ourselves. we must partake. 'i'll use it. i WILL! i'll never find a deal this GOOD again.' cut to me, forcing poor kate, who'd come... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at inside, out and about.
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tis the season...for my inbox to be flooded with reminders about sending my holiday card. i love to see the sweet pictures of kids and families, all the touching the messages, and bright colors... and, i think...YEAH! i'm gonna do this. and, then i think...is it weird...to be a single... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at inside, out and about.
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the magic that is the renegade craft fair blew through new york, this past weekend. and, it was all i could do not to buy all the things. i made myself do two full laps before i committed to buying a single thing. ooooh, the willpower i used up!!! the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at inside, out and about.
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there, i said it. ... honestly, i've been meaning to say it/own it for awhile. what to do with this space has been the question of the spring/summer/fall...whatevs. i don't want to get rid of it. but, do i want be 'a blogger'? last summer, i was miserable. i was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at inside, out and about.
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swedish hasbeens. just the mention of them in a crowd full of bloggers sends squeals around the room. instagram is chalked full of adorable snaps of hip chicks in the stylish wooden clogs. people rave about them! ... and, almost no one tells the truth. breaking in a pair of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at inside, out and about.
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a trip to brooklyn on a monday night is a schlepp. a haul. a pain for this manhattanite. but, recently, i had two good reasons to go. a friend of mine was playing at pete's candy store. (rock and roll!) ... and the food! i've got a running list of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at inside, out and about.
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my eggs are from a farm, where the chicken are free roaming. they eat a diet of forage and local grains & vegetables. they're gluten, antibiotic, chemical, and GMO-free. plus, the eggs are hand-gathered. ... but that's not why i buy the eggs. (it's helps, though.) i buy the eggs... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2014 at inside, out and about.
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i know we've talked a lot about food on the blog this week...but i can't help it! i took a trip to nashville. it may be known as 'music city,' but the truth is...i ate my face off. regrouped, then ate some more. i got to hit up one of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at inside, out and about.
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nothing says spring to me like flowers. i know their frivolous, but their my kind of frivolous...mainly, because i love greenery in my home, but have the blackest of black thumbs. i have a few glass vases at home, but sometimes creating an arrangement in a formal vase just feels...formal.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at inside, out and about.
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let's get one thing straight...i don't bake. well, i can...but it's a chore for me. all that measuring and precision takes up waaaayyyy too much brain space. but, i *do* like cookies. and, i *really* like chocolate chip, oatmeal, & walnut cookies. and, i *really really* like chocolate chip, oatmeal,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at inside, out and about.
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biscuit love! (exclamation point added by me.) has a special, special place in my heart. this little food trailer rolled into my life at just the right time...midnight, to be exact, after a long day that wasn't even close to being over. the universe truly knows what i need. hot... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at inside, out and about.
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exciting news. EXCITING NEWS! i'm hanging out with annabelle mintz aka @bellatheball over on annabellemintz.com. i'm talking about my adventures on the road, near + far. this is my first guest spot. and, i . am . honored! show me and annabelle a little love and check it out. xo Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at inside, out and about.
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IN //SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! SPRING! that is all. Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at inside, out and about.
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this is a marvelous moxie shade i picked up from the bareMinerals folks, at alt summit...called, 'lead the way.' i find that i wear lipsticks on days when i need to feel powerful...so, it's appropriately titled. do you have a power shade? p.s. radiant orchid is THE color of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at inside, out and about.
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i was in san francisco recently, where i ate my weight in ice cream. i'm sure it mostly came down to the fact that the sun was shining AND that i could run around without a jacket on. it's a biological signal that it's ice cream season. i had to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at inside, out and about.
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on thursday night, the gals and i got together to see ellie goulding play madison square garden. it's been a while since i've been to a big show in a big venue. (i'm much more of a one guitar player in a bar, kind of gal.) i'd forgotten how powerful... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at inside, out and about.
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my mom has always believed elephant with their trunks up brought you luck. going into the spring...i could use a bit of luck. (c'mon NYC lotto!) so, when these cute (and cheap!) figurines caught my eye in the craft store...i just couldn’t resist taking them home and dressing them up.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at inside, out and about.
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i'm jetlagged. i've burnt my hand. i'm missing pictures. my hair and i aren't getting along. and, it isn't even lunch yet. ah. monday...i can't say you're my favorite. on the other hand, look at this picture of the bay bridge, in san francisco. beautiful. Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at inside, out and about.
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my colleague is in town from tokyo. it's his first trip to NYC, so we wanted him to have a real new york experience. we took him to 2nd avenue deli (that's now on 3rd?), it's a kosher deli known for its massive sandwiches. little did we know, he'd order... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at inside, out and about.
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guys, it's snowing...sideways. ::sigh:: moving on. i. have. had it. with my winter wardrobe. i'm so tired of wearing the same things...over and over. what's worst? we're at a point in the winter where it doesn't make since to get new things. spring will be here soon. right? right?! i... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at inside, out and about.
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we are taking a break from our regularly scheduled project life programming this week to talk about a project that was inspired by project life. y'all...i made a photo book! woot! i'd been eyeballing photo books for years. but, there was something a little too...shiny about them. they just weren't... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at inside, out and about.
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i'm just gonna say it...i HATE exercise. hate it. hate it. hate it. barf. the last two years, i've been on a mission to live healthier. part of that mission is weight loss. part of it is to reduce my risk of heart disease and diabetes, which have touched my... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at inside, out and about.
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IN // be spontaneous. i plan for a living. i love it...but sometimes, it's for the birds. do what feels good....riiiiiiight NOW! // just say, 'yes.' there's a natural tendency to deny rather than reward yourself. to say, 'no' is to close yourself off to the possibilties. saying 'yes,' this... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at inside, out and about.
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know what i like about valentine's day? the flowers. know what i LOVE about valentine's day? that the flowers go on sale the day after. :) spring has official sprung in my house. no matter what that stupid groundhog says. Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at inside, out and about.
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this was the week i protested our tenth (10th!) snow storm, by indulging in bright colors and positive thoughts. this week (10-16 february 2014): // i was shown up on the snail mail front by my parents and a newborn. one sent me a valentine (love) and the other sent... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at inside, out and about.