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I’m excited to share a fun pieces I’ve worked on this week… first up, I’m super excited to have been interviewed by the DIY Boston Blog on Boston.com about all of my crafty endeavors, check it out here.

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And I’m sharing some SuperBowl snack ideas for the big game this weekend over on Wayfair’s blog. I’m most certainly recreating these football rice krispy treats for the SuperBowl viewing party I’m going to on Sunday.

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Last but not least, don’t forget to check out the fun giveaway I have going on with Brim Papery, enter this weekend to win $50 to her shop!

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Giveaway: Brim Papery.

I have a special little mid-week treat, a fabulous giveaway from the lovely Jolie at Brim Papery. Jolie is super talented and makes darling paper goods featuring her hand lettering and illustrations. I fell in love with her prints and am eyeing one of her hand lettered custom recipe prints for my own home. And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, her shop is chock full of sweet love notes. So when I heard she wanted to share the love with my readers I was just delighted! Enter to win a $50 gift card to Brim Papery by commenting below.

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The details:

  • To enter to win, visit Brim Papery and leave a comment below telling me what you’d get with your  $50!
  • For an extra entry follow @domestikateblog and @brimpapery on Twitter and leave another comment below.
  • For an extra entry follow @domestikateblog and @brimpapery on Instagram and leave another comment below.
  • This giveaway will end at 5:00 PM EST on Monday, February 3rd and is open to US residents only. Gift card may not be used for custom orders.
  • UPDATE: This giveaway is closed. Thanks for entering!

Homemade soup.

I am not feeling so hot this week, I’ve come down with a pretty terrible cold and just can’t seem to bounce back! So I made it my mission last night to get on the road to recovery with a pot of homemade soup. I took a stab at a tortellini soup I saw in the most recent issue of Food Network magazine and made a few modification like adding in chopped onions and extra garlic to the recipe (and omitting the water they suggested). And it was just want the doctor ordered, a totally delicious soup can do wonders. Find the full recipe here.

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Scenes from the Weekend.

This weekend went by way too fast, I’m already counting down to next Friday, anyone else? I was busy working on a fun photoshoot project at The Urban Grape and had to share a few sneak peaks — caramel bourbon chocolate cake anyone? How about some whiskey glazed bacon? Can’t wait to share the rest of the pictures, and in the meantime, I’ll be working off those bourbon-infused calories at the gym.

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Sparkling Sangria.

I came across this adorable packaging design for a sparkling sangria called Pampelonne while flipping through a recent issue of Martha Stewart Weddings in line at the grocery store this weekend. I immediately came home and looked them, and let me tell you, these are making me 1) thirsty and 2) crave summer! I’m making it my mission to find these little striped cans come warmer weather and pack them for a picnic — aren’t they just darling? Pampelonne

Shock of Pink.

The new CB2 catalog landed in my mailbox last week and I can’t stop thinking about the pops of pink in their new products. I’m making a mental note, when I someday have more space for it, I will be purchasing a pink settee. And I love the bold stripes on the tablecloth and punchy neon pillows — they’re just so cheery!

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Farm & Fable.

 

A few weeks ago I was having brunch in the South End with a friend, and we made it a point to stop into the a new shop that I had been hearing about called Farm & Fable. It’s kind of like dying and going to vintage kitchen heaven. The store specializes in vintage cookbooks and serveware, and has an awesome collection of new heirloom kitchenwares — and it is some kind of miracle that I didn’t buy every single item in the shop on our visit. Oh also, they are starting a Cookbook Book Club where all of the attendees make a recipe from one cookbook and bring it for a potluck to chat about the recipes, how cute is that? I’m sad I can’t make the first meeting, but am definitely signing up in the future — that’s a book club I can get behind. If you’re in the neighborhood you must check it out!

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Scenes from the Weekend.

This weekend was all about prep work! I was busy jarring up bourbon soaked cherries for a fun project I’m working on, and was busy gathering supplies for my upcoming West Elm Valentine’s Day DIY workshop (which sold out in less than 3 days guys, I’m bursting with happiness about that!). I also had a little relaxation time in the mix too, including a movie date to see Wolf of Wall Street (gotta check some more off my Oscar list in the coming weeks!), bowling for a friends birthday, and working my way through a stack of new magazines.  Overall it was a far more low-key weekend than my previous birthday-celebration-packed weekend, which was much needed to kick off this week!

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A Valentine’s Day DIY Workshop at West Elm.

Anyone else get a little sad when all of the holiday crafting and gifting and partying is over? (Yea, me too!). Good news: Valentine’s Day is only a few short weeks away and I have a super fun event that I’m hosting with West Elm at their Fenway store to get you in the mood! On Saturday, February 1, at 11 a.m. I’ll be teaching a Valentine’s Day DIY Workshop, where you can learn how to create sweet stuffed felt heart sachets, pins and ornaments! It’s $15 ticket to cover materials, tasty treats, and a few little Valentine’s surprises! If you’re in Boston I would love for you to join me, call the West Elm Fenway store at (617) 450-9500 to reserve your spot. (Spots are limited so get your RSVP on early!) I would love to see you there!

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Scenes from the Weekend.

My weekend was non-stop birthday fun (well, except for that part where I had to sleep off having a little too much fun!). I kicked the weekend off with a trip to DryBar, had birthday drinks with all my best friends, opened so many gorgeous birthday gifts, and participated in a little late night dancing and lot more late night cocktails. I’m so lucky to have such great people in my life to help me celebrate. And now I’ll be spending the rest of this week recovering from said fabulous birthday celebrations!

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