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it may seem a little odd, with all this talk of spring and warmer weather, to post a soup recipe. but this cauliflower buttermilk soup sounds so heart warmingly good i couldn’t resist…great for a chilly evening.

cauliflower buttermilk soup
1 large cauliflower, broken into florets
2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 1/2 t salt
4 c water or stock
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 c parmesan cheese
large pinch of dried dill weed
1 tablespoon of dijon mustard
salt & pepper

place the cauliflower, potatoes, onion and garlic into a large pot. add in water or vegetable stock and bring to a boil. lower heat and simmer (no lid needed) until vegetables are quite tender (about 30 minutes). puree with a hand blender or transfer to a blender and puree until smooth.

add in the buttermilk, parmesan, dill and mustard and stir until combined. season with salt and pepper if necessary. serve in deep bowls. this should make about 4 large servings.

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Amber's Notebook -Mar 28, 2010, 2:51PM
Wow that sounds amazing!

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i’m in awe over this photography by alexandra valenti.  sunsoaked and infused with bohemian spirit, her images evoke summer and hikes in the woods, cooling off in hidden springs, and backyard barbecues with friends.  i want to step inside these photos and be a part of them.

check out her website here.

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emt training -May 30, 2010, 4:59PM
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on the outskirts of philadelphia, past manayunk and mount airy, you’ll find the wissahickon valley of fairmount park and a hidden wonderland known as valley green. the sound of traffic and horns are replaced by birds and trickling water and its hard to believe you’re still technically in the city. this scenic little valley is one of my favorite spots to go for a day of hiking, relaxing, and escaping when i’m feeling a little drained by the hustle and bustle of living downtown. sometimes you just need to get back in touch with nature.

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lewlew -Mar 29, 2010, 12:02PM
fairmount park is just fantastic

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this is maru – the strangest cat on the planet.

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Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enyed reading your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon
Bec Bowers -Mar 27, 2010, 5:05AM
Your cat is just sooooo fabulous! What a beautiful creature you have.

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this weekend… dance!

-Mar 26, 2010, 3:59PM
you guys are the best!!!

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ever since i wrote about polaroid film a couple of weeks ago (here) i’ve been wanting to bring my polaroid camera into work to take some photos around the office.  well i was finally able to do it!the timing could not be more appropriate, too, as project impossible announced on monday that they have succeeded in re-producing a new analog instant film for traditional polaroid cameras! this is very exciting news, because i no longer have to hoard my polaroid film and save it for very special occasions only :)

here are some test shots of the new film from the project impossible website:

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looks awesome!

fp julia -Mar 29, 2010, 9:37AM
hey erin! you can buy it on the impossible project website here: http://shop.the-impossible-project.com/shop/film
Erin -Mar 26, 2010, 6:04PM
This is awesome! Where or when can this film be purchased? Yay!

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what if the whole world paused to dance?

that is what artist beth fein is asking. today, march 26, at noon in san francisco, 3pm in new york/philadelphia, 6pm in paris, etc…she wants everyone to stop what they’re doing, wherever they are, and start dancing.  any form of dance – even if you think you can’t dance at all. her goal is to blur the line that separates art and dance from our daily lives, and bring awareness to this art form that we are all free to express.  sounds like a brilliant idea to me…if you think about it, why should the joyous act of dancing be confined to certain spaces and times? i think it would improve your every day to let yourself go and dance no matter who is watching.

if you see anyone participate, or if you yourself choose to, let me know :)

more info here.

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ORCYN -Mar 26, 2010, 2:25PM
sounds like fun ... a little dancing at lunch in the great north west!
alexxandra -Mar 26, 2010, 2:02PM
im fairly certain this is the best idea i have ever heard of.

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Look how lovely these illustrations are from the designers here at home office.

They are so adorable and bring great personality to the clothes. We wish we could bring them to life for a day at the office.

I see a mixture here of the Candy and Meadow girl.

fp julia -Mar 31, 2010, 3:45PM
hey mel! unfortunately we only have a slightly larger version but i've put that on flickr if you want to download that one and try it out! http://www.flickr.com/photos/freepeopleflickr/4479281029/
Mel -Mar 31, 2010, 12:08AM
Random question... Is there anyway you can upload a bigger version of this picture???? it would be PERFECT for my laptop wallpaper!

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fpcarrie -Mar 26, 2010, 10:48AM
go run dmc!
Erika -Mar 25, 2010, 6:11PM
Cute! Are you guys hiring ;)?

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as you may have seen by now, free people has categorized our customers into 5 different styles and given them names. well today for the blog our carlsbad, california, location put together an outfit for each style using their favorite fp items! check out the five fp girls: california style!

sandy is the beach-going, laid back surfer girl. she is usually outfitted in our beach line or our sundresses but plays them down with sandals or flip-flops. here she is wearing the gorgeous lace embrace skirt as a dress, with the seed bead stretch waist belt and charlie hat!

lou is a tomboy and she loves we the free – she wears tees and boyfriend jeans and throws on a pair of converse or funky boots to complete her look. she lives in our jersey raglan top, shown here with the acid wash knit pant!

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meadow is bohemian and she loves our flower headbands, crochet tops and woodstock-inspired clothing. she pairs her outfits with gladiators or cowboy boots and she most definitely is attending coachella! she adores tops like the lace flutter tunic or chrissy lace drape top, worn here with a crochet flower on lace headband and patchwork rugged cutoffs, and hippie jewelry like the devandra layered necklace.

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ginger is the girl that comes in looking for a stunning dress to wear out on the town! she loves our tight-fitting dresses like the downtown date dress and sexy tops that show off her figure. here she’s wearing the poison ivy tunic (similar to the ruffled flowers shift dress) over the ruffled layers skirt.

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candy is our pretty in pink girl – everything she picks out has beautiful detailing and is very girly! she loves sweet floral and ruffle dresses like the dazzling ditsy dress and the streamer ruffle dress, shown here with the field of dreams necklace.

claudia -Jul 25, 2010, 1:16AM
The carlsbad staff was so helpful over the phone and so friendly, and my tunic got here fast. Awsome. Thanks
-Mar 30, 2010, 9:23PM
AH! She helped me the last time I was in that store!

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happy happy birthday to our amazing web and graphic designers!! you guys rock.

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she loves cats and he loves bunnies, so that explains the awesome decorations on the cake- i especially love the cats climbing up the sides :) here’s a closeup:

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her birthday gift was a ring by the amazing eric saeter, who we love. lucky girl!

carrie -Mar 28, 2010, 5:43PM
love the mayor mccheese shirt
Sophia -Mar 25, 2010, 7:54PM
Where, oh where, did you get that gorgeous antiqued mirrored dresser?!! I have been on the hunt for one for so long. Any info would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

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good morning! hope everyone’s thursday is off to a good start.  lately i’ve been eyeing up our belt selection…i love how belts look with a summery dress or with denim shorts and a tucked in top.  which belt is your favorite?

the trojan horse waist belt:

the skinny concho hip belt:
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the seed bead stretch waist belt:
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the navajo beaded leather hip belt:
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the renegade armored waist belt:
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or the leather hip belt:
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oh and the winner of last week’s beach poll was the weekender dress with 27% of the vote!

fp julia -Mar 29, 2010, 12:29PM
hey sara! yes it is- here is the shirt: http://www.freepeople.com/clothes-all-tops/nicholas-k-fredda-shirt/ and here are the bracelets: http://www.freepeople.com/accessories-jewelry-bracelets---watches/chainmail-cuff/ http://www.freepeople.com/accessories-jewelry-bracelets---watches/cliff-hanger-bangle/ and i'm not sure about the other one...but you can find all of our bangles here: http://www.freepeople.com/accessories-jewelry-bracelets---watches/
sara -Mar 29, 2010, 11:57AM
Hi ! love fp :)the girl in the last picture wearing the leather hip belt.... Is her shirt & jewlery from fp? i love the whole outfit!

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