Author Archives: Jessica

around our house

      To celebrate my reunion with our stolen camera, I snapped a few shots from around the house today. I got a few small projects completed recently, but it’s been challenging to make a dent in my to-do … Continue reading

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a little bit of christmas

Back in December I promised a whole slew of posts about the presents I crafted this year, and I’m sorry to say I don’t have much to show. Don’t get me wrong– I painted, sewed, silk screened, and knitted my … Continue reading

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cinnamon tea

This well-worn plastic bag has been around for quite a while. It’s moved with me four times (from Texas to Ohio and back), carefully transported from apartment to house in spite of its sporadic use. In fact, the contents have … Continue reading

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linen midi skirt

It’s been a long while since I’ve made myself something new to wear, and I figured I should get all my personal sewing out of the way before the rush of christmas-present-crafting. I’ve wanted a mid-calf-length skirt for a couple … Continue reading

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happy halloween!

I got in the halloween spirit last week and baked a few batches of appropriately-colored treats. I repeated the pumpkin pie macarons of last year, and also tried out black sesame and chai tea versions of my favorite cookie. They … Continue reading

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Fresh sumac was part of my CSA share two weeks in a row. These little red drupes are tart and tangy, and a typical American preparation is sumac lemonade, which involves soaking the fruits in cold water and sweetening it … Continue reading

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year four

It’s been a while, folks. The reason for this lengthy hiatus from blogging was a desire to update with a post about Nick’s anniversary present– which, had everything gone as planned, would have been a pair of wooden glasses– and … Continue reading

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pip and the new house

This is Pip. He’s a fluffy little ball of terror– attacking everything that moves and some things that don’t. He purrs in an instant, loves to perch on our shoulders, and we like him in spite of our bevy of … Continue reading

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we bought a house

After about a month of looking at houses and weeks upon weeks of delays, extensions, and paperwork errors, we are finally homeowners! We didn’t end up in the biggest house we looked at, nor the fanciest, nor the house that … Continue reading

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homemade ginger ale

I’m not ginger’s biggest fan. I like a chewy, rice-paper-covered candy or a cup of ginger tea every now and then, but when I make Indian food, I usually cut the ginger called for by half. I got a big … Continue reading

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