Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hip Girls Unite!

Kate Payne's HIP Girls's Homemaking Party at Sticks & Bricks
I love the cover of Kate's new book- isn't it pretty and feminine?
Last night, my buddy Quinn and I went to Kate Payne's book signing party and demo at Sticks and Bricks in NoHo, MA, and it was so fun! Kate's book and blog is The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking and gives tips on decorating, dining, and overall "how to" of making your home cozy on a budget. 

It's also about being self-sufficient and learning how to use household items like baking soda or vinegar to launder your clothes, instead of expensive detergent. 

I really enjoyed meeting Kate because, once again, she is a model of how one can have many interests and still thrive in life. 

Aside from being an author and blogger, she also writes grants and still finds time to continue to learn how to do stuff like preserve green tomatoes~

"I’m a grant writer, half-assed domestic goddess, occasional nanny, after-hours poet, committed doodler, trash collector, big-time procrastinator, tea and toast and jam obsessed Austinite" Kate Payne

Even though it was a Tuesday night and a 45 min drive from Brat to Noho, I knew I had to go because I love meeting women who are out there pursuing their interests in a big way, like Kate is. AND the event was being held at one of my favorite stores, Sticks and Bricks, where I've found really unique chairs, funky lamps, and all kinds of cool spice racks and handmade stuff.

Here's Kate giving a demo on how to pickle green tomatoes, yum!
Chairs on the ceiling of Sticks and Bricks, one of my fav stores!
Quinn's favorite
I'd like this little set up in my office.
Getting my own signed copy, yep you know it, adding it to the collection!

Kate's on her book tour now, which you can purchase here, or check out her blog and invite her to your town and make you some berry jam.

~Thanks to Quinn for taking pics w/ her cool new (what's it called? ipad ipod idon't f. know)~


  1. Desha and Quinn - nicely done!
    Desha, can you get Kate to guest blog? or get her on the show?
    Quinn, love your fav of that credenza - Very nice!
    Looking froward to seeing you both soon!

  2. what a fun evening! so cool to read about women writing books and doing what they love and other women (like you) going to support them. keep up the good work.


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