fiveftfour is moving!
29 January 2010, 12:26 am
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Big news! 5′-4″ finally has it’s own brand-spanking-new home! It’s still in the works, but that’s half the fun! Come on over!


teux deux
11 December 2009, 1:50 pm
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via swissmiss and teuxdeux

Loving this new collaboration between swissmiss and her studio partner Fictive Kin– a simple browser-based to-do app. I especially like the ‘someday’ section, perfect for downloading lofty ideas. Signing up is definitely on my teux deux list.

sugared magic
7 December 2009, 5:52 pm
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via trufflegirls

Two girls, one with a camera and one with a pen.

nutella hot chocolate
23 November 2009, 12:09 pm
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image & recipe via Big City, Little Kitchen

This would be fabulous right now for my chilly hands. [thanks mei]

Nutella Hot Chocolate

  • 1 cup whole milk (feel free to substitute skim, rice, almond, etc)
  • 3 tb Nutella or other chocolate-hazelnut spread
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp high-quality cocoa powder
  • 1 or more marshmallows
  • pinch of espresso powder (optional)

In a heavy-bottomed sauce pan over a low flame, whisk together the milk, Nutella, cocoa powder, and espresso (if using). Add cinnamon stick. Simmer for about 5 minutes, to allow flavors to meld.

nineties marker love
19 November 2009, 2:31 pm
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via the jealous curator via hollis brown thornton

incredible marker drawings. reminiscing about old cassettes of my own… firehouse anyone?

vh1’s top 100 songs of the 90’s

vh1’s top 100 songs of the 80’s



111109: messy bun
17 November 2009, 11:46 am
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Semi-messy bun, inspired by the a post on A Cup of Jo. Hers is French, mine is Polish? Also, I took this photo myself. I must have double jointed elbows or something.

110909: happiness is…
12 November 2009, 3:27 pm
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  • these new boots + patterned tights + skirts
  • oldies station (104.3 chicago, via itunes)
  • knitting + catching a good movie on tv (almost famous)
  • actually making it to yoga class unexpected traffic = pilates at home instead
  • waking up at 6-6:30 am all week (putting the alarm across the room has shortened snooze times considerably)
  • replacement sigg bottles out for delivery (finally!)
  • 4 day weeks + 3 day adventures!