Monday, September 22, 2014

World Maker Faire New York 2014

JT & I checked out the World Maker Fair at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY. It's a festival with a show-and-tell vibe that focuses on technology, invention and creativity. It's a place where participation is encouraged and it is a really great event for both kids and adults!

We made rocket ship badges at the RadioShack "Learn to Solder" tent.

Meet KitRex... a 3D paper velociraptor kit you build at home. They offer smaller kits in a variety of colors.

This was one of the larger 3D printers I saw at the event... but there was a full size car at the event that was made entirely by a 3D printer.

Life size Mouse Trap!

This was a fun one... you make your badge with your initials and then you have to answer questions correctly in order to activate different colors in the led light.

There is really so much more to see and do at Maker Faire, these are just some of the highlights of this great event!

xo Lizzie

Sunday, September 7, 2014


One of my favorite pieces of architecture in NYC is the Brooklyn Bridge (it might be my most favorite if it weren't for the fact that I would fall asleep looking at the Empire State building from my Hoboken bedroom). I love the vibe in Brooklyn and they have one of the best views.

My husband and I decided to go check out their Smorgasburg - a "Flea Food Market" at Brooklyn Bridge Park. They had an overwhelming number of vendors... and all of the food looked AMAZING!

Since it was hot out we decided to start with a coconut drink from Excell's Kingston Eatery... they hacked the top off of it with a machete!
Trying a Ramen burger was a must for us. We split it so that we would have room to try some of the other things that were tempting us.

Spicy Shrimp taco (left and the Short rib taco (right) from Takumi Taco.

I had heard about the doughnuts from Dough and had to have one... it was wonderful!
Dolce de leche doughnut with slivered almonds from Dough... yum!

We will have to visit Smorgasburg again in the fall so that we can try some of the food from the other vendors!

xo Lizzie