It started as any other day. It seemed normal. It seemed ordinary. It was 11am and I had been busy working on this and that. I had just closed my iPad, finished reviewing my plan for the day to see what was next and started to get up off the couch when my mother abruptly, with great urgency and… Continue reading
And the Kate Spade Christmas décor continues! When I decided I was embracing my inner Kate Spade and decorating with the Live Colorfully in mind, the very first project on my to do list was an ornament wreath. I mean really, you can’t get more colorful than a wreath filled with ornaments of all different sizes, colors and textures.
There… Continue reading
I saw this dish in the Better Homes and Gardens Dinner on a Dollar magazine and just knew I had to give it a try. It looked so elegant and like something out of a Victorian novel when the ladies were getting together for tea. Then I went shopping and kid you not, each serving clocked in at less than… Continue reading
Perhaps it should say cheese? In this family we leave wine and cheese for Santa. What can I say, Santa needs a break from all that sugar and lactose. But tradition states Santa gets cookies. So you can’t have Christmas without a cookie plate, right?
With my Kate Spade inspired Christmas, that left me with a couple of options. Dots… Continue reading
I happen to love Thai peanut sauce, especially on a barbeque spring roll. So when I saw this peanut-sauced veggies and noodles, I jumped all over it. I pretty much followed the recipe to the letter…and there are definitely some things I would change. Typically, I can say that the recipes I’ve tried out of the Better Homes and Gardens… Continue reading
One of the things my hubby and I have been trying to do is date night on a budget. It is absolutely possible to enjoy each other’s time out and on the low end of the dollar spectrum. I have found that for many, a high school football game doesn’t cross their mind for a date night. In fact,… Continue reading
Oh my Kate Spade obsession. Let it get fuller and richer and completely robust! Bring on the purses, the wallets, the cellphone covers, the whimsical jewelry and awesome clutches (so off subject but she has the cutest champagne bottle clutch for the holidays…I have absolutely no where to use this awesome clutch but oh how I want one!). And… Continue reading
I love a good taco. In fact, there is this little family run Mexican restaurant in my old stomping grounds where you can get the best street tacos for dirt cheap. I even love homemade tacos – crispy tacos. What I don’t like is the mess and the oil. When I ran across this beef taco pie recipe in the… Continue reading
So I am obsessed with Kate Spade right now…massively obsessed! I have purses, watches, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, iPad covers, phone covers and more of hers (nothing retail of course because that would violate my budget savvy, deal and steal hunting core inner diva). Its a mix of the combination of bold colors, the unapologetic use of bold graphics… Continue reading
With my adventures in upholstery starring the channel back yard sale find chair all done and over, it was more than time to focus my efforts elsewhere in our living room remodel. The wingback that my mother had been assisting on had stalled since our last class, so perhaps it was time I took a… Continue reading