Are you familiar with Britney’s work?*
Then, I’m not sure we can be friends.
*Are you just floored with my taste in music right now? I’m sure you are, particularly, if you remember this post.
Living in Kansas, the idea of Western wear can seem a little tired. But, this doesn’t seem very boring. Does it?
A few weeks ago, I mentioned the new “it” Chanel nail polish color was Black Pearl. I was right about it being a hot new color, but after some serious hours of research, I’m pleased to report that basically any color goes this Spring. Shades of pink, yellow, blue and green have all been seen on the carefully manicured hands of starlets. Continue reading
This last weekend, the husband and I went to my hometown to see my parents. Over the course of our trip, Keegan played tech guru and set up my parents Blu-ray. We introduced them to Pandora and subsequently, Adele and the Dougie. If you’ve met my mom, you know we’re a lot alike. We both love Aretha, consider ourselves to be good dancers and share the best chocolate chip cookie recipe ever.
Now, I’ve tried other recipes, and while they are all quite good, our recipe is so simple it’s foolproof. In fact, there are two big secrets to making these cookies a success. One is making sure they are just barely browned before removing them from the oven. The other secret is a bit more embarassing. We use butter flavored Crisco. No, we don’t use butter, but rather the highly processed, kind of scary fat that comes in a tub.
People, it works. Don’t judge us. Instead, make these tonight and then, you tell me who’s crazy.
Tonight, I had plans to make this couscous. Lucky for you, I was overcome with a bout of laziness. The thought of roasting butternut squash seemed like too much work, so I rooted around my fridge and came up with this Spanish-inspired couscous. The mixture of spicy olives and arugula plays nicely with sweet notes of citrus and fruit. It comes together very quickly, but is pretty enough for company. If you’d like to make this vegan, omit the feta and use vegetable broth. Continue reading
Spring is my favorite season. It can be a bit temperamental, but for me, there is always such unexpected and sudden joy when the sun comes out. This week, I’ve composed a wish list of things I’d like to do this Spring.
Spring Wish List
This spring, fashion designers have created some great printed options. If your wardrobe is a sea of solids, it’s time to try something new.
I’ll admit finding a great print can seem a little intimidating, but it’s worth the risk. The right print can inject a bit of personal style into your wardrobe. I’ve pulled together a group of photos showcasing just some of the prints out there. There are a lot to choose from, including:
I love old movies, particulary those with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. If you’ve never seen the movie Charade, I suggest you check it out. If my word is not enough, maybe you’ll believe his.
This weekend, I had the privilege of hosting a Sip & See with some friends for Megan and her new son, Tate. I had never heard of a Sip & See before, but I’ve been told it’s a Southern tradition. Basically, it’s like a shower, but instead of having it before the baby arrives, you host it after the baby is here. Just by looking at the picture above, I think you can guess the advantages to having the baby there.
When coming up with the shower’s theme, we drew inspiration from the Tate’s nursery and Megan’s interests. We split up the tasks, and as you might guess, I was in charge of food.
While working on this post, my husband suggested I do something for the men this Friday, perhaps discuss plaid. I did not take his advice.
Instead of writing about wintry plaid, I wanted to focus on summer. And to me, nothing says warmer weather quite like wedges, which are supposed to be in fashion this season. Forecasts here show signs of snow this weekend, but in my head, I’ll be somewhere warm wearing a pair of these.