card making :: bloomin’ love

I have to admit that sometimes I don’t like all of the stamps that are included in a stamp set. If I’m lucky there’ll be a couple of components that stand out to me enough to make it worth buying the entire set, and in this case it was the little flowers and banner that caught…

card making :: heart outline card

Here is a simple card design that can be put together in minutes using pretty patterned paper, a dab of paint, and Q-tips.  Craft stores usually have shelves full of pretty paper adorned with all sorts of patterns, colors, and textures.  Most of the time they are in a 12″ x 12″ size which is…

card making :: dollar bin finds for making valentines

You know what I’m talking about.  You stroll into Target thinking “I’m just going to get x, y, and z and zoom out of here.”  Said nobody ever, right?!  What’s worst is they put those dollar bins right in the walkway so you have to look because they’re right there, right?!  Well I’ll be the first…

it’s all about love

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day after all.  Here are some gift ideas for that special someone in your life … for tomorrow or any day.  🙂

samurai boston for sushi

We had dinner at Samurai Boston last night before heading over to see the Monterey Jazz Festival All-Stars show at the Berklee Performance Center. We scored a parking spot right on Boylston Street near the restaurant (thank you, parking angel!) which was awesome because I was stupidly without a winter hat and gloves that night….

making valentines

My coworker came up with a great idea: making valentines at work! So we both pulled together some of our crafting supplies, booked one of the conference rooms last Wednesday, and let our coworkers drop in anytime during a three-hour period to make valentines. It was such a great success! We work with some really…

shabu ya + grafton street in harvard square

We normally don’t make plans to go out on Valentine’s night because a) they tend to jack up prices at restaurants; b) there’s usually just a prix fixe menu; and c) it gets crowded wherever you go. But since we were already out and about in the area and getting hungry, I suggested that we…

sage + daedalus

We’ve decided that we’re not going to do Valentine’s dinner at restaurants anymore. For one, they usually have a prix fixe menu which means you can’t really try their usual dishes. Plus, they tend to charge you more than usual. So this year I got to pick the place (we alternate each year) and we…