Love Letters: The Starting Line

This week’s edition of Love Letters focuses on two important parts of dating, and both relate to the beginning of things. If you have questions about dating, or how to start dating, or what to do when dating isn’t going quite the way you hoped it would, email me at, and I’ll try to answer as many of your questions as possible. xo Read More

Seasonal Shopping List: Fruits & Veggies For February!

This shopping list comes to us from Kelsi Windmiller.

February is a tricky month for fresh local fruits and vegetables. Luckily, there will be newly in-season produce coming in from the warmer states. Keep your eyes out for some fresh berries! Otherwise, try to make the most out of what is in season all year ’round. Read More

Love Letters: Honest Advice For Those Who Date

Hi, I’m Shani. You might know me from such blogs as…this one! Today, I’m starting a new, recurring column on BLDG 25 called Love Letters, in which I will answer any and all questions readers have about dating. Note, this is not an advice column for those in relationships, but instead a discussion for those hoping to be in one. I’m talking to you, the girl in the trenches, dealing with all the niceties of dating in the texting/Facebooking/Instagramming labyrinth we live in. Read More

Meet Our ‘Win Your Wish List’ Winner!

Meet Kati, from Eureka, Nevada, the winner of the ‘Win Your Wish List’ contest that we held over the holiday season! We chatted with Kati because we were dying to know if her wish list was everything she hoped it would be. Read our interview below, and if you’d like to be a lucky winner yourself, make sure you enter our current contest, FP Freewheelin! Read More

Saturday DO: Learn The Process

This may seem pretty basic, but learning how to properly do things is something I’ve been focusing on lately. It all started when I purchased my first fennel bulb (I usually used dried fennel seed), and realized I had absolutely no idea how to chop or prepare it. I started poking around for instructional videos on basic tasks, and I was fascinated. For example, the video at the link below will teach you how to properly prepare fresh rosemary for cooking (and cocktails!). Get lost in the instructional videos and learn a little something. Not a bad way to spend some time. (LEAF TV)