The Uncommon Life

Meet Gaby!

Meet Gaby!

Hello there! My name is Gaby and I am the newest addition to the Uncommon Goods team. You are going to see a lot of me as I will be writing on this blog pretty often. Here are some other things you should know about me. I have my own lifestyle blog, Paperplanes & Maryjanes where I talk about food, clothes and décor. I have also recently opened Paperplanes & Maryjanes Handmade where I currently sell a collection of knit and crochet bows. I recently moved back to Brooklyn from San Francisco where I was living for 6 months. I competed…
5 Original Christmas Cocktails

5 Original Christmas Cocktails

The first bloody mary was mixed at the St. Regis in NYC. Mojitos were invented by Cuban sailors. And apparently Mai Tais were first enjoyed in the tropical paradise of Oakland, CA. Unfortunately, some cities aren't lucky enough to have a hometown drink. To help fill this need, we've concocted some cocktails for several identity-starved cities. After all, it's holiday party season, and every city deserves a reason to say cheers. Whether you hail from these cities or not, you can celebrate by toasting with these unique traditions-to-be.
Holiday Party Hosting Perfected

Holiday Party Hosting Perfected

It's the most wonderful time of the year!  We've got gift-giving covered, but we're leaving the party planning to other experts.  Take a look at some ideas we're building on and borrowing from in order to host the perfect holiday get-together.
7 Curious Truths about Christmas Gift Giving

7 Curious Truths about Christmas Gift Giving

Men procrastinate. People using AOL spend more. Real Americans live in California. All this and more facts about American shopping habits at Christmas. So, taking all this data together, we can form a picture of an ideal gift-giver: a woman with an AOL email address, 55 or older, who lives in California or New England and has a long, complicated last name. Does this sound like anyone you know? Then you're in luck. Read more...
An Uncommon Thanksgiving Recipe Round-up

An Uncommon Thanksgiving Recipe Round-up

If you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year or attending a potluck, consider taking inspiration for uncommon foods from a few of our favorite blogs. Who knows, you might end up creating a new tradition by cooking up one of the following dishes!...