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    July 29, 2015
    Well, That’s Cool

    I was tooling around on Pinterest when I ran across the Ground Fridge. It’s a prefab cellar that is self-cooling because, apparently, even if it’s 1000 degrees above ground, it’s like 50 degrees underground. I think my landlord would frown upon me digging a giant hole behind my apartment, but it might be worth it since the Ground Fridge doubles as a wine cellar. Just sayin’. Via If It’s Hip It’s Here.

     


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    July 27, 2015
    Lazy Mondays

    For those of us for whom Mondays are so overwhelming we can’t even figure out how to microwave pizza, the Lazy Oaf Pizza plate. About $25 from Lazy Oaf. Via You’re Welcome.


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    July 22, 2015
    Garlic Gadget

    Living in small spaces means collecting a lot of kitchen gadgets is pretty much out of the question. That said, I will definitely be making room in my utensil drawer for the Garlic Chop. As much as I love garlic, I absolutely hate the tedious, sticky task of mincing it. $10.08 at Amazon.com


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    June 12, 2015
    Rock the Stovetop

    Super fun Rock kitchen set with a towel, two oven pads and an oven mitt, €62 at Lovli.


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    June 4, 2015
    Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

    Super cute ceramic bread box from World Market, $15.


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    May 29, 2015
    Fun with Puns

    Sure, puns are kind of lame, but they always make me giggle. This is especially true for this “Behead over Heels” Marie Antoinette salt and pepper shaker set. Well played, Mod Cloth. $22 here.


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    May 1, 2015
    Cats Enough for Now

    You’ve gotta love Fred Flare, they make the cutest, wittiest home goods. And kudos to ModCloth for the seriously punny product rename - Cats Enough for Now wine stopper, $12.


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    April 22, 2015
    Let Them Eat Cake

    I love this vintage-inspired cake carrier from World Market. Bonus points for the owl pun. $25


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    March 30, 2015
    Test Kitchen: Josey Baker’s Adventure Bread

    I’m always on the hunt for a breakfast option that fills me up. I’m just not an eggs-for-breakfast girl, but I try to stay away from sweet, starchy options. That’s why I was excited to try this Adventure Bread recipe from Josey Baker. It’s made with oatmeal, nuts, seeds and psyllium husks (a natural binder) – no eggs, no dairy, no gluten. It’s very lightly sweetened with maple syrup. The recipe involves a trip to the bulk isle of your local health food store, some nut toasting and not much else. I was really happy with the way it turned out. It’s best served toasted and I like to top mine with a little of Justin’s hazelnut chocolate spread. Recipe via David Lebovitz.


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    March 9, 2015
    Be Square

    Aandersson Design Shapes 2 Mug from Urban Outfitters, $38.


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