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Recipe: Chocolate Dirt Cupcakes

Chocolate Dirt Cupcake Recipe via poorandpretty

Happy Earth Day! Stan’s favorite dessert is dirt pudding, so I made a cupcake version for him over the weekend. I gotta tell you: these chocolate cupcakes are the most delicious ones I’ve ever made. Mine tend to come out a little on the dry side, [Read on...]

Earth Day DIY: Painted Pot Succulents


I don’t know who started the trend, but suddenly succulents were sprouting up in the home of every lifestyle blogger and interior decorator across the U.S. This DIY is very simple, so even if you aren’t an artist with a brush (I certainly am not!), you can feel confident that these [Read on...]

4th Annual Trashion Show this Saturday!

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It’s that time of year again! The 4th Annual Trashion Fashion Show is this Saturday, April 19th 6-9pm at Hartford City Hall. Get your tickets here. (All proceeds support the Sustainable Farm School.)

I’ve been lucky enough to vend at the past two shows, but this year will be a [Read on...]

Outfit: The Ladybee: Yellow & Black

Ladybee black and yellow outfit - shades on @poorandpretty

I woke up yesterday and thought, “I want to wear yellow tights.” And so I did! I think my black skirt and shirt offset them nicely though. Come to think of it, the outfit is kind of a cross between a bumble bee [Read on...]

DIY Homemade Natural Perfume Spray

DIY Natural Perfume via @poorandpretty

I’ve never been big on wearing perfume, especially once I discovered all the weird and toxic ingredients in them. But Stan really, really likes when I wear pretty fragrances, so I promised I’d learn how to make my own. I was kind of blown away by how [Read on...]