father’s day gift guide: a guest post from whorange

Once again, the talented Tula of Whorange is sharing her knack for finding gifts for that hardest-to-buy-for of all holidays. Many thanks to Tula for allowing us to share!

Darlings, don’t forget…Father’s Day is Sunday, June 15th! it’s time to get groovin’ on some gift giving, craft creating, or poetry penning. If you wish to go beyond the tie and golf gear, below are some swell suggestions for the eco dads, boy/man scouts, sugar daddies, and culture pops in our lives. No poetry, though — I’ll leave that up to you. And to all of the fabulous fathers out there, a tip of the tiara to you! –Tula

Eco Dad:
1. Neuton® Battery-Powered Mower (479.00); 2. SkinnySkinny Organic Shaving Gift Set (80.00); 3. JoshJakus industrial felt Winepocket (29.00); 4. “I am not a paper cup…” ceramic cup with silicone lid (20.00); 5. Solio Classic Hybrid Charger (99.95); 6. sustainable wood Magno Radio, large (300.00); 7. repurposed Traffic Sign Key Rings (10.00 each); 8. Razor Saver (12.00); 9. solar-powered Voltaic Messenger bag (229.00).

Pop Culture Dad:
1. Sky Umbrella (48.00); 2. Ameico World Time Clock (165.00); 3. New York City in a Bag (15.00); 4. Phonofone II (495.00); 5. Mr. & Mrs. Jones citrus juicers (90.00); 6. The Films of Charles and Ray Eames (80.00); 7. Table Topics Gourmet Edition (25.00); 8. Vers Cherry iPod Speaker Dock (159.89); 9. Crosley Keepsake USB Turntable (149.00); 10. Lies, Sissies & Fiascoes: The Best of This American Life (18.98); 11. NPR’s Funniest Driveway Moments (22.95).

But wait, there’s more! Visit Whorange and see her entire Father’s Day Gift Guide, including choices for the Boy Scout and your Sugar Daddy. See the entire guide here. And of course you’ll need a card to go with those great gifts, so check out Leah’s guide to Father’s Day cards.

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father's day gift guide: a guest post from whorange

Once again, the talented Tula of Whorange is sharing her knack for finding gifts for that hardest-to-buy-for of all holidays. Many thanks to Tula for allowing us to share!

Darlings, don’t forget…Father’s Day is Sunday, June 15th! it’s time to get groovin’ on some gift giving, craft creating, or poetry penning. If you wish to go beyond the tie and golf gear, below are some swell suggestions for the eco dads, boy/man scouts, sugar daddies, and culture pops in our lives. No poetry, though — I’ll leave that up to you. And to all of the fabulous fathers out there, a tip of the tiara to you! –Tula

Eco Dad:
1. Neuton® Battery-Powered Mower (479.00); 2. SkinnySkinny Organic Shaving Gift Set (80.00); 3. JoshJakus industrial felt Winepocket (29.00); 4. “I am not a paper cup…” ceramic cup with silicone lid (20.00); 5. Solio Classic Hybrid Charger (99.95); 6. sustainable wood Magno Radio, large (300.00); 7. repurposed Traffic Sign Key Rings (10.00 each); 8. Razor Saver (12.00); 9. solar-powered Voltaic Messenger bag (229.00).

Pop Culture Dad:
1. Sky Umbrella (48.00); 2. Ameico World Time Clock (165.00); 3. New York City in a Bag (15.00); 4. Phonofone II (495.00); 5. Mr. & Mrs. Jones citrus juicers (90.00); 6. The Films of Charles and Ray Eames (80.00); 7. Table Topics Gourmet Edition (25.00); 8. Vers Cherry iPod Speaker Dock (159.89); 9. Crosley Keepsake USB Turntable (149.00); 10. Lies, Sissies & Fiascoes: The Best of This American Life (18.98); 11. NPR’s Funniest Driveway Moments (22.95).

But wait, there’s more! Visit Whorange and see her entire Father’s Day Gift Guide, including choices for the Boy Scout and your Sugar Daddy. See the entire guide here. And of course you’ll need a card to go with those great gifts, so check out Leah’s guide to Father’s Day cards.

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etsy find: father’s day edition


Looking for a little something for Dear Old Dad — or your babydaddy — this Father’s Day (Sunday, June 15)? As always, there are lots of sweet and clever handmade cards on offer at Etsy. Above: Father’s Day Cards, $2 for any two from Vera June.


King of the Couch Card, $7 from Paired Hearts.


Set of Two Father’s Day Cards, $7 from She’s SO Creative.

Click for a ton more cards — and even some ties. (more…)

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etsy find: father's day edition


Looking for a little something for Dear Old Dad — or your babydaddy — this Father’s Day (Sunday, June 15)? As always, there are lots of sweet and clever handmade cards on offer at Etsy. Above: Father’s Day Cards, $2 for any two from Vera June.


King of the Couch Card, $7 from Paired Hearts.


Set of Two Father’s Day Cards, $7 from She’s SO Creative.

Click for a ton more cards — and even some ties. (more…)

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post off: what’s your recipe deal breaker?


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In The New York Times yesterday there was an article about “recipe deal breakers”: instructions in a recipe that immediately turn you off from making it. The piece had me laughing out loud, and the comments from readers were even better. If you haven’t read it yet, take a look. As someone who cooks quite a bit, I’d like to say there aren’t too many things I won’t try, but the truth is I can claim plenty of recipe deal breakers:

“When your candy thermometer reaches 300°F…”

Ummm, no thanks. I don’t own a candy thermometer. I don’t really want to deal with fussy temperature readings and molten hot liquid at the same time.

“… and let marinate 48 hours.”

Well I’d like to eat dinner today, not two days from now, so I think I’ll pass.

“…cilantro.”

I hate the stuff.

And the list goes on, trust me. So, Shelterrific readers, I’d love to hear from you about your own recipe deal breakers. Where do you draw the line? –Erica P

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