Herbed Egg Salad & Finding Joy


In the short time I’ve spent on this Earth thus far, I have learned an important lesson. There is a season for hustle and a season for flow. It’s up to us to follow our intuitive voice within that will guide us through each season. I found it even more important to listen to that voice within me after being diagnosed with an auto-immune form of arthritis when I was …

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New Jewelry Collection: Serenity Rose


Introducing Serenity Rose, a limited edition, handcrafted jewelry collection from Kikiverde Design Studio. When I saw the announcement from Pantone about the colors of the year for 2016, I was instantly transported to spring where I envisioned delicate pink blossoms against calm, watery-blue skies. These are the enchanting colors that spring daydreams are made of and what inspired me to create my latest jewelry collection: Serenity Rose. Serenity Blue. Rose …

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Baltimore Herb Festival 2016


If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time over a year, you’re probably familiar with my passion for gardening, herbs, plants, and lastly, the annual pilgrimage to my mecca, the Baltimore Herb Festival. This year was the first year that we took my mom along. Now that she is a Marylander, she has to experience what I feel is the best festival of the season, right? The day …

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Giveaway Day – Winter 2015 (Ended 12/13)


Congratulations to Renee G, Rafflecopter pulled her name as the random winner. I hope Santa brings her lots of frosted sugar cookies this year! Happy Giveaway Day! Welcome! I’d like to invite you to stay for a while but I know you’re going to be busy entering giveaways so please consider bookmarking (or subscribing to) my blog so we can keep in touch. You can also follow along on your …

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Coupon Codes – Kikiverde Design Studio (exp. 12/1/2015)


Happy early Thanksgiving to you! I know you’re probably overwhelmed with preparations for the big day so I’ll keep this short and sweet. I’m kicking off the holiday shopping weekend with a Black Friday / Small Business Saturday / Cyber Monday sale and wanted to share some special savings coupon codes with you! The codes are already in the system and valid, so if you want to start your shopping …

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Thanksgiving Tradition – Relish Tray Ideas


Your family either had a relish tray on the Thanksgiving table, or they didn’t. I suspect that if you are the former, you’re feeling a bit nostalgic and thinking fondly of olives and celery. If you’re the latter, I’ve left you wondering what the heck a relish tray is. If you’re here for some relish tray ideas, stick around, I’ve got a list of suggestions for you! My husband’s first …

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Gluten Free Biscochitos


I was introduced to biscochitos the first Christmas I spent living in New Mexico. I had never heard of them before and didn’t know what to expect but after one bite they quickly became a favorite — no wonder they are the state cookie of New Mexico! The biscochito (meaning “little cookie”) is a soft, not-too-sweet shortbread-like cookie with a light licorice essence that is perfect for dunking in a …

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Creamy Pasta & Sausage Bake (gluten free, dairy free)


When I was younger, my mom had a few tried and true family comfort food recipes that she would often go to if we were having company over. One such recipe, Cheese & Pasta, is the recipe on which I based this adaptation. I’m calling my recipe Creamy Pasta and Sausage Bake — it is a lasagna-esque type of casserole, the type of food you crave on a chilly winter …

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Skinny Cranberry Dijon Turkey Salad from Thanksgiving Leftovers


I’ve meant to post this recipe for years, but the after Thanksgiving bustle often does not lend itself well to standing around in the kitchen measuring out exact ingredient amounts and taking pictures under proper lighting. This is my recipe for Skinny Cranberry Dijon Turkey Salad from Thanksgiving leftovers that I make myself pretty much every year. While everyone else waits in line on Black Friday to microwave their filled-to-the-edge …

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Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Idea – Autumn Ribbon Pine Cone


I know it seems a little early to be talking Thanksgiving when we haven’t yet parted ways with Halloween, but when you own an online Etsy gift shop it’s difficult to wait until after one holiday to begin planning for the next. Thanksgiving is one, if not my most, favorite of holidays. A day for family and friends to gather together to embrace a day of being present and thankful …

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Kikiverde Design Studio on the Etsy Conversations Podcast

Kikiverde Design Studio on the Etsy Conversations Podcast Episode 096

Hello everyone, I know I have been absent for a few weeks but that’s because I’ve been working on all kinds of fun things to share! (Not to mention I was also under the weather…) I have a recipe post drafted that just needs some finishing touches and I’m hoping to share another DIY project soon, too. Anyway, I wanted to let you know that I was recently a guest …

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Pumpkin Spice Truffles (naturally vegan & gluten free!)


Count me in with the millions of people that look forward to when fall rolls around because we can indulge in pumpkin spice everything. The only problem is that when you have food allergies it can get a little tricky because so many pumpkin spice things are on the no-no list. I recently saw an ad for Pumpkin Spice Latte M&M’s and my heart did a little tumble– something I …

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