Travel Photo Friday: West Texas Edition


I hope those of you in the States had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Those of you not in the States, take this moment to sit back and reflect on what you missed: namely, pumpkin pie, and lots of it. This week, a few snaps from Marfa, Texas and beautiful Highway 10, back in January 2011.

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Travel Photo Friday (And a Contest Winner!)


First off: We have a winner! picked lucky number 24, so congratulations to commenter Liz on winning the Menu Bottle Grinders pictured above. Thanks to everyone who took the time to click over here and participate. I hope you’ll stick around for more beautiful objects, fun projects, and who-knows-what-else to come. Second, my wanderlust […]

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Tangy Green Tomato Salsa


First, a PSA: Today is your last day to go enter my giveaway and win a pair of lovely Scandinavian salt + pepper grinders. I’ll be randomly selecting a winner tomorrow at 5pm PST. Go! Comment! Win!   Ok, now moving on. Like much of the rest of the country, it’s gotten super cold here in […]

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Giveaway! Danish-designed Salt & Pepper Grinders


Those of you who follow me on instagram (ahhem, @sidonie_s) may have seen me post last week with great excitement at the arrival of my first Skandicrush subscription box. For those that haven’t already heard, Skandicrush is a new subscription service that brings Scandinavian-designed (and/or Scandinavian-inspired) housewares to your door once a month. I had […]

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Winter is for Weaving


It’s not winter just yet. I know. But it’s getting cooler, and something about the chill in the air makes me once again excited to sit down at my loom and play. I started weaving two years ago when I joined the Peninsula Weavers’ Guild here in Port Townsend. The guild members taught me the […]

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The Woods in Wind


Yesterday I was sitting at my desk, working, when Ben called me outside to check out the woods behind our house. “I love coming into the woods on a windy day,” he told me. Ben loves the woods, period. We have 10 1/2 acres here, and most of it is wooded. Ben spends hours making trails, clearing […]

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Last week I some photos of a few of the beautiful, useful objects in my brother’s woodworking shop. My brother has always insisted on doing things the right way, which definitely means with the right tool. I’m more of a get-it-done-with-what-you’ve-got, perfect-is-the-enemy-of-good kind of person, so I haven’t always seen eye-to-eye with him on that. But I have […]

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Snack of the Moment: Roasted Chickpeas


I posted this photo to Instagram yesterday and a couple of my friends asked for the recipe. It’s so dead easy that I really hesitate to call it a recipe. Here’s what I do: 1. Preheat the oven to 350F. 2. Put cooked chickpeas in a bowl. I used canned chickpeas most of the time, […]

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On Cleveland

I don’t know what I expected from Cleveland, exactly. I guess I thought the downtown would feel empty, deserted; or that buildings would look run-down or tired. Maybe that the infrastructure would be in decline (and maybe that last guess wasn’t too far off–the pavement could definitely use some work). But for the most part I was […]

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