Apparently, I care a lot about swag

Tina Roth Eisenberg (aka SwissMiss) recently asked her readership about swag, on Twitter and her blog. What's the coolest swag you've ever received? What was it? What company gave it out? — Tina Roth Eisenberg (@swissmiss) May 14, 2014 I was surprised by the strength and length of my opinions on the subject in the… Continue reading Apparently, I care a lot about swag

Fun with science (and fancy dishes)

Listen, don’t judge. I’m not normally a person who serves stuff in/on/under silver. But sometimes life hands you occasions to bring on the fancy. And usually I’m drastically under-prepared for said occasions because my fancy is covered in a chemical reaction known as “tarnish” that is apparently made up of tiny sulphuric airborne particles. Who… Continue reading Fun with science (and fancy dishes)

I was on House of Turquoise!

Back when Erin from House of Turquoise went on vacation in July, I had my humble little home office featured on her amazing blog. I got lots of helpful interesting input from fellow commenters, but I was bummed that I couldn’t actually post that that was happening here since my site was down at the… Continue reading I was on House of Turquoise!

Re-greening my thumb

So I’ve been on a bit of a blog break, yes — it’s because we’re sort of maybe kind of attempting to buy a home, perhaps. (We’re still working on the details.) But the prospect of a) having a garden again for the first time in almost 5 years, plus b) restoring our houseplant collection… Continue reading Re-greening my thumb

Tokyo Fashion Express

My God, there are some weird and fascinating trends here: Shiny puffer jackets with fur-trimmed hoods — mostly guys, but some girls. I might actually buy one. Rabbit fur scarves, accessories & trim — people don’t seem the least bit bothered by real fur here. I confess I did buy some furry earmuffs. Shorts with… Continue reading Tokyo Fashion Express

The Infinity Sandal

Okay, so technically they’re called mohop. But The Infinity Sandal is a damn good nickname! Normally, I consider the blurbs from Seattle Picks to be a tad too recycled and wordy (I know, I know, soooo ironic) for my taste. But this one really looks like a gem. And in case you haven’t realized, that… Continue reading The Infinity Sandal

Humans love wheatgrass too!

A bunch of my coworkers have been sick lately, and I started to feel like I was coming down with something last Thursday and Friday. I was very determined not to let myself fall ill yet again this year, as I had had quite enough illness with that bout of mono that caused me to… Continue reading Humans love wheatgrass too!

A new marketing concept I *don’t* hate!

We just spotted this little vehicle when we were at brunch this weekend. I normally don’t love cars that are totally 100% decked out in marketing hype — too flashy for my taste. However, Grant spotted this nifty little detail on the side: a built-in card holder! Kinda cool, different, and WAY more welcome than… Continue reading A new marketing concept I *don’t* hate!

Mud Bay Granary — Thumbs Up

Trumpet, like most cats, can be a bit of a picky eater. But I have been wanting for ages to try and switch him to a more natural brand. A couple years later, I’m *actually* getting around to doing something about it. I got him using Wellness brand dry food that’s well-geared for his particular… Continue reading Mud Bay Granary — Thumbs Up