happy sunday.

off to cut down my christmas tree this morning! yippee! here's a look at the one from last year. izzy can't wait for another spot to curl up and sleep. happy sunday friends!

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link love :: st. augustine

a little link love on this friday from three of my favorite places/stores in st. augustine, florida.

:: outre oeuvre

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outre oeuvre is all about upcycling. have a stack of old t-shirts? send them down to st. augustine and the women at outre oeuvre will turn them into a fabulous skirt, tank, or hoodie. it's your choice and made with your materials! and the best part, it's one of a kind! 

when asked what the name of their store means the owner told me it's latin - outre, meaning out of the ordinary and oeuvre, meaning a work of art. 

you can follow them here on facebook. pics of my one of kind skirt will be posted soon. i've been wearing it to the beach every day so it needs a washing.  

:: blue planet co-op

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i stumbled upon this place at the st. augustine farmer's market. they sell the most delicious organic foods. i was sold on the "garlic sunnies," which are dehydrated and seasoned sunflower seeds with a big kick of garlic. just my kind of snack. i also bought a pack of their kale chips, which i attempted to make on my own a few months back. theirs were way better. and to add a little something to thanksgiving dinner, i bought some of their organic cranberry orange relish. d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s!!!! 

if you're skeptical about buying organic or just want to learn more about why you should be buying organic, check out their website: blueplanetco-op.com

:: 8 limbs yoga

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located on anastastia island in st. augustine, florida, 8 limbs yoga is a gem of a yoga studio. i try to make a stop there each time i'm down visiting my parents. they offer an ashtanga style of yoga, which is a different than what i normally practice, but i love it! it's challenging, sweaty, and the people at 8 limbs are all so welcoming and nice. check out their website: 8limbsyogastaug.com 

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happy thanksgiving.

happy thanksgiving from the beaches of st. augustine, florida!

we all have so much to be thankful for...namaste my friends!


link love.

i'm headed to the westport craft show this weekend. my cousin of thistledowns wool design will be showcasing some of her fabulous felted goodies there.

i'm also planning to do lots and lots of yoga here. and then visit with a friend and her new baby boy, aidan! don't you just LOVE that name??? :-) happy weekend everyone!

:: wilfred free

{image: wilfred free via artizia}

loving this wrap jacket by wilfred free. wishing i could throw that on this morning for my walk to work. interestingly enough a conversation with some sweet teenage girls from canada in a public restroom (ha!) led me to this website. they were raving about it. unfortunately this jacket, though, is all sold out. :-(

:: diy: advent calendar

{image: just something i made}

there are two things i want to make for this holiday season, 1) an advent calendar. don't you just LOVE this one with a message for each day? and 2) a gingerbread house (more on that soon!) if you don't have a spool rack, you can move your advent calendar to the tree! the templates for this project are conveniently available for download on just something i made.

:: rustic white

{image: rosenatti flickr album}

my dream kitchen! rustic and, of course, white! i love rosenatti's flickr album, blinded by the white.

:: stuffed squash

{image: a tale of two farm shares}

yum-o!! although i'm a vegetarian this stuffed squash with kale, sausage, and orzo looks soooo good. i suppose i could substitute the sausage with beans...or maybe chick peas! thanks to a tale of two farm shares for sharing this recipe.


happy sunday.


link love.

a little link love on this lovely friday morning. i'm headed up north to visit two of my dear girlfriends tomorrow. i hope you all have a great weekend!

:: pumpkin rice pudding + recycled crayons

i recently came across a new food blog that i love, not without salt. the photos she takes and posts to her blog are what some people might refer to as food porn. i've got my eye (and stomach!) set on making her pumpkin rice pudding.

{image: not without salt}
she also loves crayons (she is a mother of three!) and had this nifty idea of melting old broken crayon pieces in a muffin tin to create a whole new type of crayon! such a great way to reuse and recycle.

{image: not without salt}

:: oh, sacred yoga mat

i'm admitting right here on cafe taber that after trying out two new yoga mats recently, i'm still in LOVE with my cheapy teal yoga mat from t.j.maxx. i really tried to love the other two. i did. but practicing yoga on them felt nothing like being on my very first mat, which is now so weathered and dirty that i feel embarrassed to bring it into a yoga studio.

i never thought i would become so attached to a piece of rubber (or whatever it's made of). but after reading y is for yogini's post about her yoga mat principles and practices i feel much more at ease and less inclined to ditch my filthy mat. i mean, seriously, she treats her mat like it's a person! chauffeuring it around town in her back seat and giving it regular baths. i love it!

:: yokoo gibran

i had one of these around my neck yesterday. 

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a co-worker bought two of yokoo gibran's cowls from her etsy store. you may have read about yokoo in the new york times last year here. her cowls are so soft to the touch and feel amazing around the neck. i would seriously consider wearing one to bed.  i'm also convinced that they would make nice neck pillows while flying.

:: free holiday wi-fi from 30,000 feet

and speaking of flying...for those of you traveling this holiday season (soon i'll be making my way down south to st. augustine, florida and then out west to san diego before christmas), you should take advantage of the free holiday wi-fi offer from google. access your email, social media sites, and cafe taber (wink, wink!) way up there in skies...for free! of course this offer is limited to certain airlines so check out the google blog for more info.


yarn bombing.

last week while i was on my lunch break, i stopped dead in my tracks on the sidewalk to take a closer look at this:

and this:

it's called yarn bombing (or urban knitting)! i've read about this before, but i've never come across an instance of it myself. to see the ugly parking meter adorned with such color made my day, despite the fact that this is in some sense a form of graffiti. but really, who cares? it's not permanent like bathroom graffiti:

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happy sunday.


link love.

i stumble across so many interesting blogs, articles, and websites everyday that i think are worth of sharing with you. so here is the first of what will be a weekly post of links i love.

:: y is for yogini ::

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y for yogini is one of my favorite yoga blogs. check out her post about SYB's, secret yoga behaviors. i chuckled over her "meows" and "moos" when in cat and cow pose the other night when i was doing yoga. i'm not sure what my syb is... do you have one?

:: wee people ::

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check out wee people, a new line of clothes for girls made by the folks of free people. aren't these wooly mammoth booties so adorable?

:: diy photo calendar ::

{image: cafe taber + shutter sisters calendar template}

i love, love, love the shutter sisters. hop on over to their blog for this diy cd photo calendar for 2011. i made one for myself using some of my favorite photos. the month of may is a favorite so far.

:: 30 days of creations ::

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dominic wilcox, artist, designer, inventor and ‘thinkeruper’ (i think that's my new favorite word!) who works with everyday objects, did this super interesting creative challenge. for 30 days in a row he made something creative. check out his 30 days of speed creating posts. the pencil shelf is quite clever and colorful!

:: cookies ::

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i'm feeling under the weather today. and while i don't have the appetite to eat anything these whole wheat chocolate chip cookies from a favorite food blog of mine, orangette, look soooooooooo yummy! i'm all for using whole wheat flour whenever possible.

so what links do you love? share them in the comments below!