Its been busy around here. Serar’s Christmas party was this last weekend. Making candy for presents with lots and lots of unusual mishaps. My mom’s house finally closed (that’s a story for the record books and perhaps a future post…ugh!) Just to name a few. But we have also been finishing some last minute details to make Kate… Continue reading
It is no secret that I love Christmas. And each year, I try to do something a little different. One constant has always been that I wanted my trees and my decorations to look like I hope my house does throughout the year – designed by a designer. Professional in other words. Professional. Designer. These words bring to… Continue reading
Sometimes you just need simple. And nothing is more simple in my mind than couscous. It cooks up in about 5 minutes. You can add almost anything to it and change it from a fun and friendly side to a main entrée in seconds. Its definitely a staple in my pantry…and probably should go on my emergency shelf.
So when… Continue reading
I saw this amazingly simple card holder last year on. Sadly, I don’t remember where but it did make an impression on me. And when I decided I wanted to do a Kate Spade inspired Christmas, specifically her Live Colorfully line, I knew exactly what I want to do using it as the base design for a Kate Spade Inspired… Continue reading
Okay…so I am late on my post. Yesterday was a special day for me. Santa came early and delivered a brand new Samsung Chef Collection refrigerator! Have you ever had a new fridge delivered when you already had another one in place? Any sympathy for me? I had two I had to deal with – one in the garage… Continue reading
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