bookmark-worthy: the jam labelizer

The Jam Labelizeris a type A personality’s dream. It’s a free website that creates professional-looking packaging for your personal Martha-Stewart-caliber kitchen output. Enter in your jam name, type, bath date, and two taglines. Choose a label style and color and you’ll be able to print your design, save as a .jpeg, or share it on Facebook (go ahead, brag about that raspberry chutney).

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bookmark-worthy: ontheway app

As far as I’m concerned, there’s no vacation better than a road trip. Laying on a beach in Tahiti? Too boring. Carving a path through the rain forest in South America? Too sweaty. Drinking hot chocolate in a cozy Aspen lodge while Ryan Gosling tells you how fantastic you look in your sweater? Okay you got me, that one is better than a road trip.

Ryan Gosling notwithstanding, road trips are awesome. When planning a road trip, I always make sure I have a bag full of snacks, plenty of water for my pup, an iPod loaded with new podcasts, my trusty National Parks Passport, and a couple side trips courtesy of OnTheWay. OnTheWay App is “A better way to get there.” Load in your departure point and destination, and it will supply you with potential stop overs along the way. The site will suggest restaurants, movie theaters, and points of interest along your route so you can eat where locals do (and avoid the road trip trap of dollar menus). While not (yet) totally comprehensive, OnTheWay is a great starting point to begin planning your meandering adventure.

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blogwatch: where we’ve been clicking this week


Martha’s Crafts Dept. is showcasing a sunny, bright and cheerful Thanksgiving tablescape we’d like to replicate.

Gorgeous plantable ornaments to deck your tree, at Casa Sugar.

Find out what wine is perfect for your Holiday meal — less than $5 a bottle — at Serious Eats.

A mouthwatering alternative to plain old pies of pumpkin and pecan: Maple walnut pie, at Simply Recipes.

Tour a modern houseboat in Seattle that redefines small space luxury at Contemporist.

Deck your halls with wreaths of velvet — and find out how at Craft!

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blogwatch: where we’ve been clicking this week


Spookify your home with some creepy-cute handmade spider sacks with this tutorial at Modern Parents Messy Kids. Via Curbly.

Check out the gorgeous, newly finished floors in Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia cathedral (available for your home too).

CasaSugar spotlights a groundbreaking, innovative home in Maine that generates it’s own energy.

We’d love to cozy up with this modern felted wool patchwork quilt.

Sneak a peek inside the California Design exhibit at LACMA at the New York Times.

Apple pie cookies — at Smitten Kitchen. Yum!

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blogwatch: where we’ve been clicking this week


Turn a regular blender into a “magic bullet” with a mason jar! Brilliance, yet again, from Real Simple.

Give your hearth a facelift for fall with these great ideas at CasaSugar.

JennSki snuck a peek inside the new New Hampshire digs of artist Matte Stephens, and it’s as fab as we would expect.

Wine bottle jack-o-lanterns at Instructables. Perfect for more grown-up spooktaculars!

And what’s better to decant that bottle of red than a human heart wine carafe? Via Boing Boing.

More Halloween-y craft fun, from Craft: a cute and festive burlap bunting.

Wild rice burgers: a hearty, satisfying Minnesota favorite — at The Kitchn.

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