3.13.2009

Blogger's Favorites -- Stephanie of Stephmodo

image via Stephmodo

This week’s list belongs to the incredibly resourceful and lovely Stephanie of Stephmodo. I don’t think it would be a stretch to say that Stephanie is pretty much a domestic goddess… Whenever I need a recipe, an organizing tip or just a shot of pretty, I hit Stephanie’s blog (who am I kidding, I visit her blog every. single. day.)

Herewith Stephanie’s favorites...


Compiling a list of favorites was a little daunting at first, as I've never been one to have a favorite anything really. I love so many places, colors, genres of music, foods, and styles to ever claim one as a favorite! But, as I thought more carefully about what I really love, I found a limited list of things I truly enjoy on a frequent (and often daily) basis. Then the fun began :) Oh, and just so you know, I eliminated more general favorites like "etsy", "ebay", "craigslist", and "epicurious" and focused more on things you may find useful or pretty, which is personally my favorite part of Joslyn's "Blogger Favorites" series.

Enjoy!



  • Recycled Glass Vases: I could plan an entire room around these pretty vases. They come in the most lovely shade of green.
  • Microplane Rasp Zester : My favorite kitchen tool ever!


  • Kraft Brown Cupcake Boxes : These make delivering cupcakes more special...it's all about the packaging baby.
  • Passionfruit Puree: As an adult I discovered I love the tart, tropical flavor of passion fruit. And since a little goes a long way, this bottle lasts awhile (to make it last longer freeze smaller portions separately).


  • Papier + : This beautiful shop in Paris takes presentation to a whole new level. A new favorite indeed.
  • Aveda Rosemary & Mint Hair Products: At home I typically use whatever is on sale that week at the grocery store; but when I travel I like to treat myself to these delicious smelling travel-size hair products. The combination of rosemary and mint is pure heaven and I don't believe I will ever tire of its scent.
  • Bose Sound Dock: There is nothing like blasting a little Earth, Wind & Fire while you're getting ready for the day or an evening accompanied by soft Brazilian jazz. The sound on this thing is incredible.


  • Fresh-squeezed juice: My favorite is a melange of apple, carrot & orange juices and I highly recommend trying this combination at your local juice bar.
  • Yellow Leather Handbag: Italy is always fun to visit after a trip to France. Instead of dark neutrals (which I love and have their place) you find bright leather goods and scarves in the most amazing hues. I saw this bag in Florence and it was love at first sight.
  • Striped Aprons from Pelote: Perfect for a man or a woman who spends a little (or a lot) of time in the kitchen. They also wash up nicely and don't wrinkle up like so many others.

8 comments:

Katie @ goodLife {eats} said...

I love those recycled glass vases. So pretty! Passion fruit puree sounds really yummy.

Uncle Beefy said...

Hey Joslyn :) So, no, I'm not doing a ton of blogging lately but trying to keep up via my reader. You know you're going to get me to pause if there's a pic of a cupcake involved! OMG...like I need one more blog to drool over but Stephanie surely got to me! Love her list and her blog is surely a notorious future distraction! LOVE it!

Have fun on your family adventures! Hope you and your's are well, m'dear! :)

Rachel said...

I love the list! The microplane zester definitely deserves a place in a top 10 list. It's an amazing, amazing invention.

paula said...

great picks. That bag is stunning and the cupcakes look so yummy. I love her blog too:)

Dandee said...

Stephanie, you have lovely taste.

Papier sounds divine.

Helen said...

oh i love her blog :) i'm also checking out those cupcake boxes now.

lynne said...

great list! i adore stephanie.

have a fun trip, joslyn!

mary said...

I recently started reading Stephanie's blog and I'm definitely a fan. I loved reading about her faves!