can’t wait to learn this for myself georgiegirlnyc: “What I hadn’t realized is that you fall in love with your own children. You don’t just love them. You fall in love.” — Quote from the book ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’
Grey & Named Thumper
from my tumblr… when i was four years old and on vacation with my parents, i found a shivering baby bunny all alone under a bush. it was grey, and i named it thumper. i wrapped it up in a towel and begged my parents to let me keep it…but they convinced me that it was a country bunny, and that it would be happier at the zoo than in our hell’s kitchen apartment. so to the zoo it...
Jordan Reid / Embarkability.com Interview
Via Embarkability.com… Meet Jordan, founder of the blog Ramshackle Glam. Check out her blog for everything from tips on cooking, to how to spruce up a guest bedroom – perfect for any fabulous woman. What was the best compliment you have ever received about your business or your business efforts? My best compliments have been from readers who have written in to tell me that something I...
StyledOn Shoot / Holiday Sparkle
Polaroids from yesterday’s StyledOn shoot with Tess from The Little Black List… Original Article
Spot Dessert Bar / Yuletide Log Shoot
On Wednesday afternoon I swung by the rustic, adorable Spot Dessert Bar, on St. Mark’s Place, to film a segment in which celebrity chef Pichet Ong (of P*ONG and The Bubble Lounge) taught me how to make a Yuletide Log. I think I made one once before, when I was twelve or so. This one turned out better. I’m not really a sweets person, and certainly not a cupcake person…but the...
Jordan Reid, I need help!
I’m on it! Was going to say “post to come”, but then realized that I have a few ideas for you off the top of my head. 1. Knit. Knit anything. Handmade scarves (or mittens, or hats, or whatever) are always welcome, and you can personalize them by ordering custom labels online that say “Happy Holidays From Olivia” (or whatever you like). 2. DIY your own body scrubs...
Obvious Clothing / Last Week's Shoot
Over on Obvious’ blog, you’ll find pics from the shoot that Francesca and I did last week on my rooftop. Francesca styled a look centered around an Obvious piece for each of us, and then showed how you can add layers and accessories to take it from sun to snow. Above, I’m wearing an Obvious muscle tee with rope detailing, Urban Outfitters sunglasses ($10!), my very best...
Crafty Gift / Brownies-In-A-Jar
I’ve mentioned before that one of my favorite ways to use Mason jars is to whip up recipes-in-a-jar to give as gifts, and reader Adeline just sent me a link to a gorgeous recipe for Brownies-In-A-Jar. (The article also suggests jarring pickles to give as a gift…and I have the perfect pickle recipe for you right here!) BROWNIES-IN-A-JAR Ingredients: 1 quart sized jar 2⁄3 tsp salt...
iPhone Cases For Everyone!
Click here to check out some iPhone case suggestions for everyone on your gift list (including the iPhone cover/bottle opener - whee! - pictured at left). Original Article
How To Search Etsy / Question For You
From the comments below my 30 Etsy Finds Under $30 post: Does anyone have any tips on how to search Etsy? I’ve looked for specific things on the site before, but unless I have a specific “find” in mind, I find the vastness of the site overwhelming. Suggestions? -Jessie B. That’s an excellent question, and not one I really have an answer for, as I rarely go to the site...
Ramshackle Glam / StyledOn Interview
Via StyledOn.com… Thanksgiving is coming up and we’ve reached out to a few of our favorite bloggers who love both fashion & food to talk about their passions and share one of their favorite recipes. Up first? Jordan Reid from Ramshackle Glam. We’ve fallen hard for Jordan Reid and her blog, Ramshackle Glam. Created as a Haphazard Guide to Happiness, Ramshackle Glam is a sweet...