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So once in a while I feel like I need you to see things…because I’m all crazy about really cool kitschy stuff. And then of course I come across stuff like (this) and I just need to share…because I adore ball jars. and who doesn’t want to grind their own coffee? into a ball jar? come on.

Then I fell in love.

Love. Major love.

I mean who wouldn’t want to carry this on their arm? At the farmers market people? Stick your wallet and keys in the side pocket and stuff that bag full of goodies.

Lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, who cares, you’ll look awesome carrying this along with you wherever you go.

It’s not just cause it’s recycled, I mean, yeah it is, it’s recycled which is amazing cause me and recycled products are like a match made in heaven. If it says recycled I want it.

i’ve been stalking UncommonGoods for a while…they are from brooklyn you know. and to boot, all their products, made here. in the US. recycled. awesome. and well, i just want everything.

when my brother got engaged this is the first place i looked…here.

when i need to personalize a gift, well, look here.

when i need to get something special for a housewarming well…click here.

so back to that bag, i stuffed it full of cucumbers, kale, green onions…and then made this…


cause people, watermelon salad rocks…and well, of course that bag helped me smile through my shopping experience. especially since my wallet wasn’t tucked into my bra and my keys weren’t hanging out of my pocket.


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i love this…and i want that coffee grinder…i hope to see it back in stock soon!

watermelon and cucumber salad

  • 1/2 a small watermelon cubed
  • 1 cucmber sliced
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • 1 tbl of freshly chopped chives
  • handful of fresh parsley, mint and basil
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tbl lime juice
  • 1 tsp orange blossom water (optional)
  • 1 tbl agave
  • salt and pepper
  1. chop, slice and cut the first 5 ingredients an add to a large bowl.
  2. whisk the oil, lime juice, blossom water and agave together and pour over salad.
  3. season with a pinch of salt and pepper. toss.

note: the longer you let this salad sit the more juice accumulate at the bottom. just a heads up. eat with in a couple hours of making.

another note: how awesome is that bag! don’t you want one?



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