Curator Picks - 4/2

Monday, April 2, 2012

Sorry for the late post tonight, it was one of those days where time gets away from you. Or rather, I never quite finished what I was doing and was constantly chasing the next task - leading to an all around frazzled kind of day. But now I'm home and far above the city lights and city noise and things feel more doable again.

I'm not one of those people who goes crazy when my child eats sugary things (I am, after all, addicted to anything with chocolate on it). But, we've been worried lately with all of the junk food given at the multiple birthday parties at daycare (honestly, it seems like there are more parties than kids!). Our 3 year old comes home with a glazed crazy look in her eye and it takes ages for her to wind down and stop talking about lollipops. So, I was thrilled when I saw this post today from Design Mom with an alternative idea for an easter basket. It's so cute, you just fill a basket full of seeds and seedlings and maybe some children's tools and an adorable little stuffed bunny.

Rhubarb is starting to hit the markets (although not here in the city yet for a few more weeks) and glueten-free blogger Tartlette has posted a gorgeous looking recipe for rhubarb and strawberry lemonade. While I normally prefer my rhubarb in some kind of crumble, I think this sounds like a perfectly refreshing drink for a spring picnic. I could enjoy it while relaxing on my new West Elm picnic blanket.

There is a new issue of the cute ezine Matchbook out right now and it's full of great spring ideas including throwing an afternoon tea party. There is also an awesome feature story on the LA designer, and owner of the antique store Rummage, Kishani Perera. Her book, Vintage Remix, is full of great ideas for decorating your home with a mix of found and antique objects.

I'm on Pinterest constantly, and am always careful to correctly attribute my pins to the original source (as well as the other blogs or sites that may have led me there) but just in case this confuses you, Stephmodo put together a great tutorial today to teach you the correct pinning methods. It's so easy to take that extra step and make sure everyone is properly credited for their art.

It's late, apartments in the building across the street are going dark (yeah, I spy on people, so what?). It's my favorite time of night when my only decisions are whether to go to bed or watch that episode of Bones waiting in my dvr. I think you can guess which I'm going to do. See you tomorrow!


  1. Not a year for a Cadbury Crunchie/Wispa/Flake Easter egg then! :(


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