It’s technically spring, but it just snowed – again – here in New York. So we’re turning to Pinterest to lift our spirits and provide us with some greenery and flowers to look at. For those of you with yards hopefully these pictures will serve as inspiration for your own outdoor space. Even without a… Read More Pin-spiration: Beautiful Spring Gardens
Despite the fact that it feels like New Year’s was just a couple of weeks ago, we’re already into March. Though March’s birthstone is aquamarine, undeniably most people associate March with the color green. Spring starts in March bringing new signs of plant life sprouting up, and St. Patrick’s Day has green showing up everywhere.… Read More Pin-spiration: The Best Green Interiors
It’s Valentine’s Day! A day to proclaim your love and show affection for that special someone in your life. It’s also a day that’s heavy on the sweets. Even those without a significant other likely have chocolate on the mind today. So to help satisfy your sweet tooth (and impress your sweetie) Astrid rounded up… Read More Delicious Decadence: Astrid’s Seven Favorite Chocolate Desserts
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means many people’s thoughts are turning to romance. Whether you want a space for snuggling and watching a favorite movie, or a real lovers’ retreat, there are many ways to decorate the bedroom to suit your needs. Here are some of Astrid’s favorite pins from our Bedroom… Read More Pin-spiration: Astrid’s Ten Favorite Bedroom Pins
Christmas is now mere days away and if you’re like me you’re freaking out a little because you haven’t baked enough Christmas cookies yet! Or you might be freaking out because there’s still that office or friend holiday party this weekend and you don’t know what to bring. Let’s all take a couple of deep… Read More Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice: Astrid’s Seven Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes
Dear Astrid, I live with a roommate, and overall we get along great, but a big issue has come up. We’ve divided up the utilities between us and she covers the heating costs for the apartment. The problem is that to keep the cost of the bill down she keeps the heat down really low. … Read More Ask Astrid – Help! I’m Stuck in a Thermostat Battle
It’s now December, which means a lot of people are getting ready for the big winter holidays. There’s always some over-achievers out there who have already finished their decorating and shopping, but the rest of us are still looking for some inspiration. Here are Astrid’s favorite pins from our Holiday Dreaming board to get the… Read More Pin-spiration: Astrid’s Ten Favorite Holiday Pins
Dear Astrid, Some of my friends are having a potluck holiday party in a couple of weeks and everyone is supposed to bring a dish. The problem is that I’m a terrible cook! Since I don’t want to subject my friends to awful food, is it okay to just bring drinks? I don’t want there… Read More Ask Astrid: Do I Have to Make Food for a Potluck?
The big Thanksgiving meal has come and gone but there’s probably still a lot of food left! If you don’t want to eat repeat Thanksgiving dinner every night of the week you have to get a little creative to use up all those leftovers. Here are seven recipes whose ingredients include Thanksgiving dinner staples to… Read More Astrid’s Picks: Seven Yummy Recipes Made with Thanksgiving Leftovers
Dear Astrid, I’m hosting Thanksgiving for the first time at my house this year. I’m really excited about it, but I’m also nervous. The main thing stressing me out is that I’m vegetarian and I plan on serving a vegetarian dinner. I realize a lot of people will be looking forward to a big turkey… Read More Ask Astrid: Can I Have A Thanksgiving Dinner Without Turkey?