Sunday, December 7, 2014

Peabody Essex Museum | What I Wore

Last weekend I was up north visiting friends and had the opportunity to make a quick tour of the Peabody Essex Museum for the first time. I really loved their permanent nautical pieces. I'm not normally a huge fan but these were really unique. Also, they had this really great photography show by Jo Ractliffe, "Someone Else's Country". I wish I'd managed to grab a photo of the room the photos were displayed in but I was so consumed in absorbing in the artwork that I forgot. So these will have to do.


aaaand then there's this...

Sure, I'd love to be a ship's figurehead. Sign me up.

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Holiday Sale

For the next few weeks I'll be holding a holiday pop-up sale on Instagram {@yellowbirdyellowbeard} with paper and felt garlands as well as a few kids toys. There are a handful of items listed already, however, if you have any requests please let me know and I'll see what I can do for you! If you need inspiration, you can take a look at most of my products here. Happy holidays darlings!

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Weekend Playlist::: A Wordless Chorus

Recently I've been listening to a lot of instrumental music and soundscapes. There is so much talking in life I've discovered that sometimes sound without words tells a much more eloquent story.

I took this photo with my old Holga camera back in 2007 on a trip out to the desert {what was then a regular occurrence}. It's really not related to the music at all - just something else that's been on my mind. If you follow me on instagram you can find a few more images from this particular trip.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Featured Artist::: Zoltan Bekefy

"My ultimate goal is to capture the true beauty of nature around us." - Zoltan Bekefy


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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Wear::: RAGS Duh | and other fun facts

When I'm curled up at home with my favorite throw you're pretty much guaranteed to find me wearing a crew neck sweatshirt, duh.

This particular sweatshirt comes from Rachel and Groms. Her playful designs reeled me in, but I have to tell you, the inside of this top is so soft I may never take it off again. So yeah. Do yourself a favor and order one pronto.

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Other fun facts:::

1. In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand.

2. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.

3. Superman is secretly referenced in many Seinfeld episodes because Jerry is a huge fan.

4. Boston once drowned in molasses.

5. In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.

6. The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.

7. The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.

8. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

9.  Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades - King David; Clubs - Alexander the Great; Hearts - Charlemagne; and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

10. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Baked Avocado and Eggs

Is there a better way to start off the weekend than making sleepy Saturday morning food plans? I submit that there is not. I've been wanting to try "stuffed" baked avocados for a while now and finally got around to it this last week, oh wow, I've been missing out. It's really simple and so worth the extra few minutes in the morning.

Ok so here's what I did:::

Preheat the oven to 375º - 400º depending on how well you like your egg cooked.

For the baking sheet I used a small sheet with a lip, just in case the egg runs over, and lined it with foil.

Take one large avocado, cut it in half and pull the pit like normal. Now unless you're using small eggs I'd recommend scooping out a little extra avocado from the center where the pit used to be. After that I cut just a little sliver off the bottom of each half so they sat flat. Crack one egg into each avocado half and bake for 15-20 minutes. I prefer my eggs a little runny so I did 400º for 15 minutes. I've been trying to avoid cheese - because healthy eating - but I'm certain that a little herb goat cheese would make a delicious topping. Then salt/pepper to finish and enjoy!

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Around Town ::: Luxxie Boston | Intimacy

Hello Ladies! {boys cover your ears}

Let's have a quick chat about pretty underthings. First, I'm so honored to present to you Luxxie Boston slips. Slips? Yes. Something our mother's generation failed to teach us about. My dear friend Stefanie, founder and co-owner, is blazing a new path in the intimates industry. If you're tired of squeezing yourself into wildly uncomfortable, unreasonably tight spanx this PSA is aimed directly at you.

"I was appalled by the lack of options for foundation wear for women who wanted a solution that was functional, comfortable and sexy. Why do I have to compromise one of the three? ...Our designs optimize for comfort, support, sexiness, and above all, function. We aim to create a seamless silhouette without a hint of discomfort."      To read more about Luxxie Boston's mission click over here.

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending Luxxie's first ever "fit" party. It was a beautiful event where attendees were able to explore and try on the line of slips, feel the amazing quality of the washable silk and experience the exquisite lace made in Calais, France on one of the oldest lace looms in the world. We also enjoyed delicious, healthy treats provided by Alexis of Lighter. You all know how much I appreciate good-tasting healthy food and I could not get enough of their goodies.


Second, we have Intimacy {bra fit stylists}. I had an extremely enlightening appointment with one of their fit specialists who taught me I'd been doing things all wrong for years. The lessons I learned from her combined with the incredible quality of their products changed my whole outlook on everyday bra comfort. If you haven't been to one of their locations before I highly recommend you get yourself an appointment asap. And yes, this is completely superior to anything you may have experienced at VS or any other "bra factory". 

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Recently::: Boston Harbor Cruises | New York

This post is going to be all iPhone photos but since it's been so long since we've really connected I wanted to fill you in at least a little bit. At the end of last month my bff was here for 9 whole days - it was amazing. One of the first things we did was take the Salem Ferry offered by Boston Harbor Cruises, I absolutely loved getting to see the city from the boat. It was a quick ride up to Salem and I'll be honest I was really disappointed in what a tourist trap it was, but the boat ride made it more than worth while. I absolutely love being on the open ocean. We also went down to NYC midweek for three days, pretty much just eating our way across manhattan {worth it}. Here are a few of my snapshots from our adventures.


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Monday, November 3, 2014

August September & October In Instagrams

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