Monday, April 7, 2014

Warby Parker X Architecture For Humanity

I received an email from Warby Parker the other day asking if I could contribute a post for their new summer collection. Who me!? Of course I will…I love their glasses and I love what they do – They partner with non-profits like VisionSpring  to ensure that for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need.

For those of you who don't know about Warby Parker, they are an awesome internet-based company that sells classically crafted eyewear at a revolutionary price. No more $300 glasses from your Doctor! Yahooo!
And it gets even better…they let you try on 5 glasses at a time {5 days, 5 pairs, 100% free}! They’ll ship you the ones you like so you can try them on at home. You keep your favorite(s) and send back the rest on their dime. Pretty neat, huh?
This summer, Warby Parker is partnering with Architecture for Humanity, a non-profit that improves the livelihood of communities around the world through building safe places to learn, play and live. This Summer Warby Parker salutes Architecture for Humanity’s 15th Anniversary with two collaboration frames, Fowler and Aslin, inspired by an appreciation for streamlined angles and built-to-last materials.
A portion of each purchase goes to the organization, and as always, for every pair sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need.
Very Cool.

Some Style Inspiration for

Some Style Inspiration for

And here are some other Warby Parker classics that I love

Here are a few stories of the wonderful projects Architecture for Humanity has done overseas and here in the states. 

If you want to learn more about Architecture for Humanity click here for information on their current projects and ways you can donate your time or money to help people all around the world.


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Candied Orange Peels with Clove and Cinnamon

2 oranges
½ cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. clove
{+extra cinnamon and sugar for rolling}

Peel 2 oranges and cut the peels into strips.
Boil the orange peels in water for 15 minutes. Change the water 3 times {to get rid of the bitter taste}.
Pour out the last round of bitter water into the sink.
Add 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1 cup of water to the orange peels and boil slowly for another 15 minutes. Take out the orange peels and place them on a baking rack with wax paper underneath. The excess glaze will drip onto the wax paper for easy clean up. Once the orange peels are cool enough to handle, roll them in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar and place back on the rack until they have hardened.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Potluck Time

One of my wonderful neighbors Tamara Miyao, recently started a fabulous website called Potluck Time -- dedicated to sharing delicious potluck recipes that she has created and collected over the years. 

"There’s nothing better than coming together with friends and family to share food and fun times. Many of my favorite recipes were gifts from others. And there is nothing more flattering than when I've made a dish that others want to make and share at their next potluck. My hope is that this will become your source for inspiring, delicious recipes."
- Tamara 

Here are links to some of here tasty recipes!

Good luck with Potluck Time Tamara! I can't wait to try all your yummy recipes!