About Hannah

"Q: Where do cantaloupes go for the summer? A: John Cougar Mellon Camp!" From that joke you can surmise a few things about Hannah -- she loves a good pun, she delights in irreverence, and red peppers are her vegetable of choice. How does one figure out Hannah loves red peppers from that joke? Hmm, that's top secret. Hannah also adores outdoor activities, arts & crafts, reading, and being abroad.

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Beautiful Tents? That’s No Longer an Oxymoron!

Field Candy tent

It’s something I never understood, glamping. After all, isn’t the notion of posh contrary to the very fabric of the Great Outdoors? Camping is about roughing it! It’s about dirt! It’s about sleeping in tarp-bottomed domes and triangles that say, …

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Summer’s Most Underappreciated Fruit, the Fig

Fig recipes: galette, proscuitto-wrapped

Fig recipes: crostini, cookie, and pizza
Clockwise from the top left: Fig. cover via Photoworks, Fig and Prosciutto Crostini by Confections of a Foodie Bride, Fig, Flaxseed, and Pecan Cookies by Life as a H4, and Rustic Fig Pizza by Sprouted Kitchen.

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Craft Supplies and Couture? The Art of Izziyana Suhaimi

Singaporean artist Izziyana Suhaimi takes these kitschy craft supplies and gives them a fashionable makeover by stitching them into her already impressive illustrations.

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The Jolly Postcard: Vintage Mail Mementos


Image via Flickr user  Striderv

Even if you live in a city more vibrant than a Cirque du Soleil finale, it’s easy to feel confined when warm weather struts into town. If only we could write off our desk duties …

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Word Up! Defibrillating Dead Words

Causeuse - [n.] -  French furniture. An upholstered settee for two persons. All images via The Dead Words

Stuffed into sentences and creased into ancient books in far-off corners of old libraries, there is a plethora of forgotten words — …

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Usher an Oasis of Charm into Your Afternoon with this Otherworldly Video

I nearly had to drumroll my hands on my cheeks when I first saw this video, Østersøen, just to make sure I wasn’t lost in a dream. Happy for all of us, this digital reel is reality, because its ethereal, …

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Music Giveaway! Looking Upbeat with Meiko’s The Bright Side


Photo by Leigha Hodnet

Music is like love. Sometimes, you hear an album 100 times before you realize, “Hey, I kinda like you.” Other times, you’re instantly hurricaned off your feet in a bout of adoration, which is exactly what …

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An ‘Under Cover’ Look at How Books Are Made

The woman at my corner store told me that in her country, they have a saying that goes: “A book is your best friend.” I’m a literary nerd. I dig it. How could I call a book my best friend, …

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Exploring the Past with Our First-Ever ModCast

All images except for top left and bottom right courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

When the opportunity to collaborate with San Francisco’s Legion of Honor marched up and shook our hand, we knew we had to …

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Today’s Special: All-purpose Flower Recipes


Clockwise from the top: Images via Sips and Spoonfuls, Family Fresh CookingSprinkle Bakes, and Stephmodo

Picture the following scene: Spurred by the lazy river of April rain, happy little pansies have woken up and pushed their …

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Picture Frame Perfect Decor Ideas

Images, clockwise, via Apartment Therapy, Ruffled, BHG, and Cleverly Inspired

Pretty much any thrift store is full of empty frames, forgotten and distressed by disuse. Walking by them, you can almost feel their eyes following you, imploring, …

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Page Turners: Would You Follow the Suggestions of this ’70s Editorial?

Teen Magazine 1971
Images via Flickr user Sugarpie Honeybunch

What’s that, 1971 ‘Teen Magazine?  You dare me to wear an armful of bracelets? Ooh, I’m shaking in my shiny pink pumps. Wait, now you dare me mix prints using that shirt with …

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