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9 Sweet Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

April 15th, 2014 9 Sweet Mother

It’s hard to believe but this year, I’ll be celebrating my second Mother’s Day as a mother. Last year, Neko was barely four months old. I have learned a few things but mostly, I’m still just stumbling along. Thankfully, though, I’ve got a few things figured out. Around the holidays, Uncommon Goods asked if I’d […]

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How to Throw a Killer 1st Birthday Party

February 17th, 2014 How to Throw a Killer 1st Birthday Party

All photos in this post are by the talented Rachelle Derouin. A few weeks ago, we celebrated our daughter Neko’s 1st birthday at my parents’ house. Not being much of a DIY’er in recent years, I went a little overboard with the planning, decorations, and cooking. I bought bamboo forks and hand-stamped the letter N […]

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How to Ask Someone to Dinner (And Plan the Perfect Evening)

February 6th, 2014 How to Ask Someone to Dinner (And Plan the Perfect Evening)

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I thought I’d share some thoughts on what it means to ask someone to dinner. I’ve been married for almost five years so it’s rare for anyone to ask me to dinner but I’ve been on the receiving end of a lot of single gal stories about dudes who […]

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How to Be a Good House Guest + Lo & Sons Travel Bag Giveaway

October 17th, 2013 How to Be a Good House Guest + Lo & Sons Travel Bag Giveaway

A while ago, I wrote a post about how to be a great host, so I thought it was time to follow up that post with a few tips for being a good house guest. One of my cardinal rules for staying at someone’s home is traveling light. I don’t want my host to feel […]

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Stylish in the Kitchen: Favorite Summer Kitchen Essentials

July 18th, 2013 Stylish in the Kitchen: Favorite Summer Cooking Essentials

Summer is in full swing here in San Francisco which means plenty of fog, jean jackets, sweaters thrown over breezy dresses, and outdoor tables. It’s my favorite time to cook and eat, so I thought I’d share a few of my favorite summertime kitchen essentials with you today. 1. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Liquid Hand […]

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Stylish in the Kitchen: 5 Tips for Planning a Stress-Free Summer Picnic (Sponsored)

June 25th, 2013 Stylish in the Kitchen: 5 Tips for Planning a Stress-Free Summer Picnic

This post is sponsored by LG, who provided us with the LG Optimus G Pro to help us plan my birthday picnic. Read on to see how I used the smartphone and find my 5 tips for planning your own (stress-free) summer picnic. This year, for my 30th birthday, I decided that I wanted to […]

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Stylish in the Kitchen: 5 Lust-Worthy Kitchen Accessories

June 13th, 2013 5 Lust-Worthy Kitchen Accessories

Links for all product images, below. Kelly’s blog, Design Crush, is a daily stop for inspiration. I can’t remember how I first came across her site, but we have since become ‘Internet friends.’ Kelly has exceptional taste and a keen eye for all things cool, so I am thrilled to have her stop by Turntable Kitchen today, […]

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Stylish in the Kitchen: 6 Ways to Create a Stylish Table Setting

March 6th, 2013

We love to entertain at our house (if you haven’t guessed) but we’re not the stuffy types. Since we spend so much time planning our meals, cooking, and selecting music for our gatherings, we like to keep things simple when it comes to table settings. But, every once in a while, we like to step […]

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Stylish in the Kitchen – How to Make a Cafe-Style Breakfast at Home: Recipes + Soundtrack

September 24th, 2012

There are few things I love more on a Saturday or Sunday morning than breakfast. Would I sound ridiculous if I told you it’s probably the number one thing I look forward to all week? Waking up without an alarm clock, lazily crawling out of bed, listening to some records while drinking coffee and cracking […]

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Stylish in the Kitchen: Father’s Day Edition

June 15th, 2012

1/2/3/4/5/6 My father famously convinced me out of going to college in Wisconsin, despite agreeing to fly to Madison to see it. He nearly convinced me out of taking my first job out of college at a young and up-and-coming firm, but in a rare moment of adult confidence, I didn’t take his advice and […]

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