Monday, September 28, 2009

Happy 5770!

The colors and tastes of the Jewish New Year are something I look forward to every year. So when I snagged an Etsy treasury I couldn't help but share these handmade creations that remind me of the warmth and joy of the holiday.

Happy Rosh Ha Shana. May you have a sweet and healthy New Year.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Boto in Boston!

Last Sunday Botodesigns made it's big splash in Boston at SOWA aka South End Open Market.

Now that I live in Connecticut, the New England craft shows are a hop skip and a jump away. I decided to start with SOWA after hearing some lovely reviews. We left at 6am and arrived at 8am for set up. It was a beautiful day, my brand new EZ-up tent went up without a hitch, and the customers and other vendors were friendly and welcoming.

The show was a success and I've decided to return to Boston for a few more SOWA's before the season ends.

So If you find yourself in the Boston area during the next few Sundays make sure you come down to the SOWA market for some artsy goodness, fresh produce, antiques or just to say hello.

Here are the Boto SOWA dates and info:

SOWA Open Market
Sunday, October 25
10am - 4pm
540 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Movin' On Up to the East Side (of New Haven)

Oh boy... it happened again. Time got away from me once more. Darn you time! You move much too quickly!

Since my last post in June a lot has been going on, with the most notable events being travels near and far and our big move to Connecticut. That's right! As of late August, Sam and I are new New Haven residents. Sam is studying Japanese literature at Yale and I'm here to support and nag him to do his homework though he doesn't need much nagging since he loves his homework. Amazing how that worked out!

After a two week trip to Israel we returned to the States and immediately started jet-laggingly packing up our home in Philly. It was a bittersweet experience-- bitter because for several years before living in that apartment we had been wandering nomads relocating within the US and living abroad, so it was sad to pack up "our home" in Philly since we had finally sort of settled down and gotten used to having family close by. But the sweet part was knowing that we were going to discover a new place together and do something big and exciting for us both.

So we said peace out to the lovely skylight.

See you later bedroom Door of Mystery.

And Sayonara cute Olde City apartment.

Then with the help of Maximum Dave, super parents in-law and my incredible parents we moved half of our belongings to New Haven.

Unfortunately we forgot to bring a shower curtain and since it was the hottest day of the entire summer and we had no air-conditioning, we couldn't forgo showers. Luckily my MacGyver instincts kicked in and I made an extremely classy trash bag shower curtain ... ya.


But the second day of the move we bought fans and a *real* shower curtain and started making the place our own.


We also gave my parents some nap breaks because they really deserved them. I don't know anyone else who would help their kids move everything to another state on the hottest days of the year then proceed to organize/repair everything without an AC, and not complain once. They are superheros.
The second night we took out the brand new Wok (thanks again for the lovely wedding gift Korens!) and Sam made pad thai, which looked like pad thai but tasted like yaki soba. The End/the Beginning.