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lisa valinsky
in + around nyc
The local food lifestyle made easy.
Interests: local food, gardening, tiny houses, vegetarian food, cooking, reading, hiking
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You look so happy in your new sweater! Heart. :)
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Just read about this podcast through Elsie on A Beautiful Mess - off to download it now! Thanks for the recommendation! :)
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Yes yes! I agree. Love the clean layout, but if I was new to your blog I'd probably want to see a photo of you in the sidebar straight away. Not necessary, just a thought. I'm the same way with getting things done! Love it.
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Thanks! I'm going to be making the blog more focused, and while I imagine it'll take time for the ideas to be fully fleshed out, I cannot wait.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on A Little Book of Big Ideas at The Local Food Life
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Josh and I always seem to come up with ideas. Ideas to start our own businesses. Ideas we'd like to sell to others. (Do people buy ideas? Cause we've got lots!) Some are serious, like opening Chicken Scratch Books with the plan to sell my own items. Others are goofy,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Local Food Life
Yes to stripes and jeans (and flannel and cordoroys). :) I love hearing from others who dislike shopping. Im so with you.
Thanks Susan! Thats so sweet of you to write. So glad to hear youre knitting with scraps too. And thanks for being a loyal reader all these years. :) lisa valinsky blog | instagram | pinterest | email
Thanks for your feedback, Rachel! It's super helpful. And yes, we have to enjoy each moment as it will surely fly by.
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Somehow we're already nearly into 2015. I can't believe it, but maybe I should. It's been a busy year for me, personally (first year of marriage!) and professionally (running markets all over Manhattan!). And soon, all of a sudden, we'll be refreshed and renewed with a new calendar year. The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at The Local Food Life
I've been eyeing this project since I first saw sneak peaks. I'm curious - has your home or apartments ever been featured on design sites or something like that? That'd be fun to check out, and I love how much DIY you do.
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Yes, she has great tutorials (and patterns), and you can email her with questions too. Love that your kids think crocheting is cool! Happy Monday Rachel!
Toggle Commented Dec 8, 2014 on Bits + Strands Knitted Cowl at The Local Food Life
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Are you one of those people who has lots of yarn leftover from old knitting projects? Like, lots of bits and pieces, but not really enough to make something on its own from one leftover skein? Yeah. Me too. I was going through my old knitting bag, and feeling inspired... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at The Local Food Life
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Do you like to think about goal setting? Me too. I'm big on reflecting and trying to figure out my work style, and I've found my approach to goal setting and projects is particular to me. I used to think that by writing down my goals or saying them out... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at The Local Food Life
My husband and I don't have kids, but having taught for many years (from toddler to high school aged), I totally get this. And as a person who loves lists and order and getting things done, I wonder how I will/would be as a parent. I also love your honesty with the word "boring". That doesn't mean the stuff that makes up early childhood is bad, just a very different pace.
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Thanks so much, Rachel! Can't wait to hear what your kids think, and as always, thanks for your support. :)
There's definitely something magical about these photos. Do you get both a CD of the images and a set of prints?
Toggle Commented Dec 3, 2014 on november on film. at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Sometimes you try and win; sometimes you try and don't. For nearly two months I tried the capsule wardrobe method. It sounded like a fun challenge, I've seen some cool wardrobes around the internet, and I wanted to be part of a bigger project. But I learned pretty quickly that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at The Local Food Life
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Happy December! With the holiday season coming up and wanting to share a little local goodness and joy, I've opened up an Etsy shop - Chicken Scratch Books! I've shared these little notebooks before, when we lived in Vermont. These cute little notebooks make a great gift for the cook... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at The Local Food Life
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As I wrote and shared my food + farm story here over the last month or so, I realized how many lessons I learned along my journey to get to where I am today. To wrap up my story, here are six tips that can help you land a job... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at The Local Food Life
Love the homemade bread! Did you use one of those no knead recipes?
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Currently I am: • seeing snow on the ground. • wanting either all of the snow to melt, or for loads more to fall. • eating Thanksgiving leftovers still, especially stuffing and potatoes with cranberry sauce. • drinking coffee with cream or half + half. • knitting a scarf with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at The Local Food Life
Thanks so much! And thank you for visiting my blog. :) lisa valinsky blog | instagram | pinterest | email
Kelsey! So good to hear from you! And thank you. :) Glad to hear youre blogging again and that youre doing well. Just added you to my Feedly. lisa valinsky blog | instagram | pinterest | email
So glad you liked the sauce! I found out (through Marisa from Food in Jars) that it's totally suitable for canning too. :) I'm all about super simple recipes.
Love love love it. Such a good idea. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Elise! Enjoy the time off, and looking forward to seeing what December and the new year bring! :)
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