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[ 4 Jan 2013 | No Comment ]

I had an etsy shop years ago and I closed it because I felt terrible about myself but I’m back! I’ve been having SO MUCH fun making these bows and hats the past few weeks. I think they are really something different that can spice up your daily routine and also any fancy events! I’ve worn them to holiday parties & out shopping!
Below are some fun ways that I’ve worn them! If you pick one up let me know how you wear yours!

Agnes used hers to make a christmas tree …

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[ 19 Dec 2012 | 7 Comments ]

We wish you a wonderful holiday season with your friends & family!
We spent Thanksgiving in Las Vegas with the Stirek family and will be spending Christmas in Williamsburg, VA with the Pineiros.  Plans are to ring in 2013 low-key here in Astoria.
Juan is a few weeks away from finishing his second feature film. Taylor is currently looking for a full-time positon in non-profit or
political organizing in Los Angeles! We are planning to move in mid February!
If you are in NYC let’s make sure that we get together before we …

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[ 3 Dec 2012 | No Comment ]

I can always find good cause to complain but it’s harder around the holidays! Everything is so warm and cheerful and smells like cinnamon!
The #1 thing that bugs the crap out of me is store bought wrapping paper! It is expensive, it is wasteful, it is boring! There are SO many more fun ways to wrap your gifts! This year I’m digging deep into my craft pile (not a room or a box, a pile) and trying something different with each one.
First up is fabric!

What you need for fabric DIY wrapping …

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[ 3 Dec 2012 | 3 Comments ]
Pretttttty bird!

I started a rumor last week when I started gushing about how much we love LA on Facebook. The truth is, we DO love it there and we DO plan to move in the next few months!! Logistics are just the first piece of the puzzle (driving, cars, apartments, jobs so much to do!) First, look how pretty it is:

We’ve been wanting to move for a long time. We’ve talked about LA and then Austin and then back to LA. The west coast makes the most sense for JCPE with …

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[ 24 Sep 2012 | No Comment ]
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It’s Monday. I don’t have a job.
For the first time in an exceptionally long time I am going to be job searching without having a job to go to everyday. I am extraordinarily lucky to have spent the past few years at a place that gave me the chance to save a little so I can take some time to figure out what I want to do with the rest!
Mostly I’m worried about starving to death. Or finding a way to balance that fine line between not spending a lot of money …

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[ 4 Jun 2012 | One Comment ]

I get that a bunch of my friends are well, all different ages. I used to think age mattered so much, but I know now that it really doesn’t. I learned so many things in my 20s that weren’t really age-specific (other than that big 2-1) they were just experiences. Experiments in city living, friendship beginning and some really big friendships ending, finding the man I was going to marry right in my circle of friends all along, gaining a new beautiful family when I met his… They could have happened anytime but …

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[ 17 Apr 2012 | No Comment ]

Hope you can join us!
Please join us as we kickoff the summer with a BBQ in our favorite neighborhood, the Lower East Side!
Sunday May 6th
1pm – 5pm
11BC Community Garden
626 East 11th Street (Btwn B&C)
$10 suggested donation at the door, please RSVP via facebook HERE.
We will provide the food, drinks and white roof coating demonstrations!
Come learn about simple tangible change from WRP!

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[ 16 Feb 2012 | No Comment ]


I don’t know why anyone uses Photoshop when clearly Paint can do everything that photoshop can! This is a simulated picture of me on V-day. I f-ed up and I’m still not over it.
JCPE is perfect. He bought me a beautiful necklace that says ‘loved.’ Holy hell am I lucky that I am because someone in my house is a hot mess right now (hint: it’s me). I couldn’t decide what to do… I was thinking I want to do something silly romantic, like the male equivalent of flowers! Then I …

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[ 25 Jan 2012 | No Comment ]
Muppet Movie

So! We saw this nearly 2 weeks ago and I have yet to comment on it! For shame.
The best part of The Muppet Movie was that we went to see it on a Friday night before MLK weekend and it was PACKED. Regal Cinema put it in the smallest theater they had and it was packed to the gills. We had the seats right around the ‘bend’ so it was ammusing to watch couple after couple enter the theater and go “What the hell!?!” and then have to sit in …

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[ 12 Jan 2012 | 2 Comments ]

This year I guess an un-said resolution is to cook more at home. I was cooking more when our CSA was in season but even then I’m not naturally a recipe follower. I’m more of a ‘throw everything in a pot and see what happens’ kind of cook. Luckily JCPE loves soup that’s simply whatever veggies I have and some broth simmered for a while.
While exploring the crock pot I discovered some Indian recipes I wanted to try, the aforementioned Tikka Masala was awesome. I decided that if I wanted to get serious I …