{Paleo} popcorn shrimp

{Paleo} popcorn shrimp | Rare Bird Collective

I was reading The World According to Garp the other day, which got me thinking about the movie Forrest Gump, and then all of a sudden I was in the kitchen making popcorn shrimp for dinner. Jonathan says this kind of behavior is indicative … Continue reading

{Paleo?} basil ice cream

basil ice cream | Rare Bird Collective

Let’s have an argument about whether or not this ice cream is “paleo.” I’m going to argue that it’s not, so you have to try to convince me that it is. Go easy on me, please. I struggle with logic. … Continue reading

grain free sandwich bread

Paleo Sandwich Bread | Rare Bird Collective

It turns out that the eleventh time’s the charm when you’re trying to make Ze Perfect Paleo Sandwich Bread. The majority of my ten “trial” loafs were edible, but only the eleventh incarnation was utterly amazing. Paleo sandwich bread is really hard to make. Because … Continue reading

Decoupage that dresser, lady!


We just got back from our World’s Best Two Week New England Vacation. To commemorate the amazingness, I decided to decoupage our travel maps {free from AAA} to the top of my fancy vintage dresser {please recall the refurbishing of … Continue reading

{All Day I Dream of Thrift} Top 5 Reasons to Buy Used

Thanks to whoever paid $260 for this lovely silk Monsoon dress and then dropped it off at the Salvation Army in perfect condition so that I could buy it for $8. <3

The only things I refuse to buy used are toilet paper and disposable diapers. And underwear, I guess. Okay, and I buy my food new, too, because obviously. But that’s pretty much it. I thrift hard. Why? Because I love it. Craigslist? Yes, … Continue reading