Author Archives: ouraugust

In the saddle.

Feeling motivated and inspired by my clean eating friends and family, we’re becoming even more label obsessed and aware of what we consume.  Pretty bummed about our loss of Kashi products (read why here), but super excited about finding out about leafy protein packed plants… Katuk anyone?  As a Florida girl I’m slapping myself for never knowing about ECHO.  Among the many things going on at their Ft. Myers headquarters, they provide hard-to-find beneficial food plants and seeds for poor famers and urban gardeners.


Leo and I are even on the wagon for a bit after a few too many unwelcome morning alcohol induced headaches.  We recently discovered the almighty porter; it’s dark, it’s smokey and it’s delicious.  A friend mentioned after my complaining of just getting old, that I may want to steer clear of the drafts.  I suppose she’s right, yards and yards of plastic tubing stretching up and under and over to the tap does make one wonder just how often are those flushed out?

My goal is not to go nuts with change but to hone my skills.  Prepare more from scratch and use my noggin to be creative with what we’ve got.  We’re lifetime budgeters, nothing is wasted.

For a little internet reading; head over to my ladybird, Erin at Turquoise Violets for all the good, bad and ugly of her cleanse.  Also, check out sites like My Food Fridge here, plug in what you’ve got to work with and like magic they crank out the corresponding recipe ideas.

photo credit- ECHO staff


Fall Nesting in Full Effect

Not the “Holy Shit, there’s a baby on the way” nesting but the kind that happens when the first cool weather snap takes place, the all pumpkin-palooza begins and for us newlyweds the wedding gifts finally get unpacked and put in their proper place.  Our nesting began today, prepped with coffee a vacuum and Leo’s strong hands.  The “music” room became our “sitting|tv”room and the piano shifted to the west.  The pup is still confused and it’ll take some getting used to but it’s fresh and we’re down with that.

On a side note, any designer friends out there or anyone that loves to work challenging layouts?  Give us a shout, our little apartment needs some help.


  1. Unfortunately placed radiators in EVERY room.
  2. The dreaded “railroad”
  3. Kitchen size = two square feet (on a good day)
  4. The ever-lacking storage

Small spaces require smart design!


Found My Girl.

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Nearly 23 months, thousands of miles under our feet, nights of endless smiles and new adventures around every corner – this is us.

Found My Girl from ouraugust on Vimeo.

Thank you for all the voting, keep those raw fingers clicking! (last day is 6/28)


and a huge thanks to Drew Williams for this video and his unlimited supply of vinyl!

Jonny & Jess

aka Leonard and Agnes

Promoting our pants off…

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oh yes, shameless indeed – we need votes and lots of ’em, there is some tough competition!


and then do it again.

pour some wine it’s voting time!   (ok, maybe I’ve had a glass or two or three already).


Thanks everyone!


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Just stumbled upon this duo – A Pair of Pears (cute, huh?)

Totally digging their eye, the way they connect with their audience and their overall design sense.  Take a peak at what they’ve got going on…




today looks like this…

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just in time for this weekends best friend’s visit- the trees, flowers and all of Brooklyn is bursting!

Where O’ Where…

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Not that this is a giant news flash but I completely forgot about Kayak’s “Explore” tab:  take a look at places to go on whatever budget|season you may be set in.

The U.K. this Spring?  We’re down.

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