Holiday Tip: Freeze Up Bunches Of Breads
All the pregnancy books that I read - literally all of them - advised spending the weeks prior to giving birth squirreling away precooked meals in the freezer so that we’d have food ready for scavenging in the busy month to come. One even told me to while away the early labor hours “whipping up a casserole or two.” You know…in case I was bored. As it turns out, the whole...
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your...– ― Maya Angelou (via justbesplendid) Motivation for the coming week. (via lspot)
Decaying Corpse Halloween Party Game
Remember that feeling-gross-foods-and-guessing-what-body-part-they-represent game you played when you were a kid? Still fun. Over on Celebrations, I laid out the how-to. Original Article
Mini-Preview / John Sahag Workshop Flat-Iron Curls
Above, a preview of a post going up later this week featuring three different looks, a brand-new RG sponsor that I’m so excited to introduce you to, and a bit of wardrobe rediscovery on my part. For the post, I also decided to get in a little fancy holiday-hair practice by styling my hair in flat-iron curls, using tips I picked up at John Sahag Workshop last January. In case you...
It Snowed Like Crazy This Weekend...
But inside, where it was warm and cozy, we had our own little Halloween party. Pumpkin hats were involved. Original Article
One Week Later
OK. Deep breath. This last week has been the most wonderful week of my life. I am not the person I was seven days ago, and I never will be again. It has also been one of the most emotionally tumultuous weeks of my life. You know how they say you can love someone so much it hurts? You can, and I do. I love him so much it hurts my heart. I’m grateful that I pulled together a bunch of...
Kitchen Scraps: A Humorous Illustrated Cookbook
I haven’t gotten my hands on a copy (yet), so I can’t speak for it personally… but if the cookbook is anything like the website, it’s definitely worth checking out. So fun! (Thanks to Liz for the heads-up.) Original Article
Lust Object: Canadian Swaddle Bag
Yes, this is the kind of thing I’m lusting over these days. My Canadian family gave me a cream-colored version of the swaddle bag pictured above on my last visit…and it is glorious. Glorious. Soft, and cozy, and a total miracle-worker. One problem: I can’t find it anywhere except for on eBay, in a pink size 0-3 mos. I’ve found lots of thinner cotton versions online, but I...
Well, That Was Less Dramatic Than I Thought It'd...
While we were in the hospital, my parents kept our dogs for a few days…and last night, they brought them back home. Obviously I was more than a little nervous about how Lucy and Virgil would react to the new addition - yeah, they’re sweet and miniature, but they’re still dogs, and dogs can be unpredictable. As it turns out, though, there wasn’t a whole lot to worry about. ...
Halloween Decor: Dead Man's Icy Hands
An easy, low-cost way to add a splash of scary to your party: make a Dead Man’s Icy Hand. Just fill a clean non-latex glove (some people are allergic to latex) with water, tie off the end, and stick it in your freezer for a few hours. Peel off the plastic, and you’re done. To make the punch pictured above, combine 1 chilled bottle of vodka and 2 chilled 2-liter bottles of Sprite in a...
Too Cute, Too Cute
Uncle Brian stopped by yesterday, and brought us… duh duh. duh duh. duhduhduhduhduhduh… A SHARK TOWEL. Not into sharks? I think you should be - I mean, LOOK AT IT - but slightly less intimidating lamb, bunny and frog critter wraps can be purchased here. Original Article
Ew: Edible Body Parts For Your Halloween Party
Click here to learn how to make things like Mozzarella Eyeballs, Panna Cotta Brain, and Morgue Stew. Ew. Original Article
Last-Minute Halloween Costumes: Shop Your Closet
Over the past few weeks I’ve been getting lots of questions about easy Halloween costumes. Fortunate, because those are exactly the kinds of costumes that I do, when I do them at all. Easy. When I was a kid, I had amazing, labor-intensive costumes courtesy of my mom - everything from Cher to a can-can dancer to spider to a house (no joke; it was my favorite costume ever. Also, I was a...
Now, I love my Linguine Carbonara recipe…but when it comes to cheesy pastas, I’m extremely open to suggestion. This version, based on a recipe spotted on Bella Eats (via Hay Girl Hay), contains pasta shaped like tiny ears (always good) and leeks (ditto), so: tried it, liked it, here you go! (I made a few minor changes to the recipe to suit my tastes; if you prefer, you can check out...
On Repeat This Morning
Hee. P.S. If the subject matter of my posts seems totally spastic for the next week or two, that’s because I queued up a bunch in anticipation of not wanting to spend a ton of time in front of the computer for a few days. For Bieber, though, I make an exception :) Original Article
We’re home. This is pretty much how we spent our first day in our apartment as a family: snuggling in bed, napping, and learning about each other. This week is going to be about more of the same, so be a little patient with me if I’m slower than usual with responses to comments and emails. I did, however, want very much to say thank you again to everyone who sent well-wishes - it...
And Here's Where I Agree With Kim Kardashian
I just read in In Touch that Kim Kardashian’s “lash secret” is to wear two different kinds of mascara at once. And while I have no idea whose eyes, exactly, girlfriend is trying to pull the wool over here, because I have literally never seen a photo of her in which her eyes are not surrounded with multiple layers of faux fur (not that there’s anything wrong with fake...
Charmco's Ramshackle Glam Virtual Bracelet
How adorable is this?! Charmco designed a virtual charm bracelet (meaning it doesn’t exist…but could!) based on a few of my recent posts: A house (because we’re sporadically house-hunting), a knife, spatula & spoon set (because, you know: cooking), an I Love NY charm (because of my Times Square adoration), and a baby bottle (because of this little recent event). Original...
What To Do With That Shelf Full Of Vases
Q. Hi Jordan, I have accumulated about 5 vases over the past 2 years, and have no idea what to do with them! My apartment is too small to have five vases full of flowers at any given time without looking like I’m trying to start my own florist shop, so I was wondering if you had stumbled across any other uses. - Arwen A. I have the same thing - a shelf packed with random clear vases...
This Is The First Day
Apple Salad with Avocado, Pomegranate & Blue...
The moment I spotted this picture of an avocado salad tucked into a hollowed-out apple, I knew I had to try making it myself immediately…and often. First, because I love every single thing in this dish (apples, avocados, pomegranates, and blue cheese), and second, because few things are better than an appetizer that’s sure to elicit gasps when you set it down on the dinner...
Honey? It's Time.
Off we go! But before we hop in a taxi: I just want to say that the comments and emails - the words of advice and support - I’ve received from so many of you over these past few months have meant the world to me. I feel so ready and so excited to take this next step…and in part, that’s because taking this journey with all of you has helped me to find confidence in myself, and...
Huh! Who Knew?
Jerry Orbach was Lumiere. I love Lumiere! Which makes sense, because I also love Jerry Orbach. I would love him anyway because, you know, Baby’s father…but I also had a fun little encounter with him many years ago that cemented my adoration: in the mid-90’s, I acted alongside him in a guest spot on Law & Order, and he was the nicest person ever. I was all busy losing my...
Is This The Weirdest Product Ever?
I’ll answer that one for you: Yes. It’s so weird. In a nutshell, Talika Eyebrow Extender is a transparent gel filled with hair-like fibers that you paint onto your eyebrows to make them look thicker and fuller. Really. It’s hairy gel. So it’s sort of gross. But also sort of neat, I suppose, for those of you who have a thing for Brooke Shields-type eyebrows. I...
Ssh...I Got You A Discount
If you’re still thinking of heading over to BrunchCritic’s Orange You Glad It’s October event this Saturday, I have excellent news for you: because I am great friends with Andrea and she is lovely, she’s letting me give RG readers a last-minute discount on tickets - code imabrunchie gets you $10 off. There are only a few tickets left, though, so get a move on if...
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Unpopular Opinion Of The Day
It is very uncool to say that you like Times Square. If you’re a “real” New Yorker, you’re supposed to hate it: all that tackiness, consumerism, artificiality…and the tourists! You’re supposed to really hate tourists. I love tourists. They’re nice, they wear jorts and tennis shoes with pride, and all they want is for you to point them in the direction of...
This Beautiful Life may grate on some: it’s about wealthy New Yorkers, private schools, and a whole lot of rich-people problems. But it’s also about the very real fallout that can occur as a result of a simple - and fairly typical - teenage mistake (in this case, a boy forwards an explicit video that a female classmate made for him to his best friend, and disaster ensues). Sort of...
It's The Little Things
And two of the little things presently making this rainy morning brighter are a pair of 2Bandits squash blossom earrings and a monkey mug. And mini raspberry black-and-white cookies from Fairway. (Fine, that’s three things. And I’m eating cookies for breakfast. What?) Original Article
Kenneth Cole Spring 2012 Preview
Colorblocking… …sexy shoes for the boys… …awesome (and affordable - ballpark $30) resin bracelets (love that neon green)… …and one very badass clutch. All inspired by the flowers and concrete of The Highline. Original Article
Yeah, I know. I can’t believe I’m still pregnant, either. Remember this? I posted it over a week ago. So you may be wondering what’s going on. In short: the due date that I originally calculated was the 17th (yesterday, and first babies are frequently late). But all along, we’ve been reaching developmental markers about a week early, so from the get-go we’ve...
eCreamery Custom Ice Cream
Spotted (or, rather, inhaled) at last night’s Martha Stewart Weddings Bridal Market: eCreamery custom ice cream and gelato. Oh my god, is this stuff ever good. How it works: you can customize ice cream for any occasion (wedding, baby shower, Halloween, whatever) using any combo of more than 40 flavors (everything from Cheesecake to Chipotle) and 50 mix-ins (including coconut, raspberries,...
so thrilled to have sent some new (and much-deserved) eyes your way! absolutely love your blog. tinatimestwenty: my tumblr audience underwent a significant bump in new readers last week thanks to a kind mention by jordan of ramshackle glam. lovely to have new eyes on board, hope i can help you find some “new” old treasures.
Favorite Scent-Related Discoveries Of The Moment
Fact: I’m more than a little obsessed with having a pretty-smelling home and person at all times, and as such, am constantly in search of beautifully-scented new products. Found ‘em! Left: Mustela Musti ($29) is basically baby perfume (a paraben-free, alcohol-free, hypoallergenic, super-mild floral scent), which is, ok, sort of (very?) weird (although exactly the kind of...