Posts tagged "holiday"
Bing In The Holidays: BBQ, Cocktail, Coffee & Cookbook Gifts For The Dudes In Your Life

Bing In The Holidays: BBQ, Cocktail, Coffee & Cookbook Gifts For The Dudes In Your Life

For some reason I tend to get stumped when trying to find new and unique gifts for the guys in my life. My father beats me by buying every gadget and do-dad before I have the chance to swoop them up for him. The guy friends are highly stylish and I find it challenging to...
A Well Dressed Holiday: Quick Thanksgiving Table Setting

A Well Dressed Holiday: Quick Thanksgiving Table Setting

 Retail Therapy: Wooden Tripod Antler  Candle Sticks, Metallic Cable Knit Table Runner & White Ceramic and Wood Vase — All West Elm //  Midas Glassware Collection — Design Within Reach  /// D to the I.Y: Metallic Spray Paint  — Available at Home Depot & Walnut Hallow Basswood Country Round® Series — Available at Micheal’s Craft...
Feeling The Love: Heart Shaped Design For Your Kitchen & Table Top

Feeling The Love: Heart Shaped Design For Your Kitchen & Table Top

I’ve got a thing for my kitchen…we’re in a relationship, actually. She treats me well and I like to shower her with gifts to show my appreciation. I also rent a house and let’s just say this 1940s darling is charming, but girl’s gotta get a design update up in this place! Holler at me...
Olé Party Peoples: Chipotle Shrimp Toastadas & Stuffed Pasilla Chilies

Olé Party Peoples: Chipotle Shrimp Toastadas & Stuffed Pasilla Chilies

As I’ve stated before, I’m not the type of gal who needs excuses to throw a party including copious amounts of salsa, homemade tortillas, hopefully an oversized piñata shaped like a strange animal and Tijuana Brass blasting on the record player. Somehow it’s embedded in my midwestern-born blood. Makes sense, obviously. I’ve also got…whoa, whoa, whoa!! Wait uno momento amigos…we absolutely cannot continue...
Happy Grilled Cheese Day!

Happy Grilled Cheese Day!

You best believe I took part in celebrating National Grilled Cheese Day this afternoon! Where this version isn’t as gooey as your more traditional cheese sammies, it is still worthy of your lunch time-ing. Dinner, even… It’s a stud like that. Roast up any veg you might have in the fridge, grill them up for...
Super Fresh: Springtime Must Haves For Your Kitchen

Super Fresh: Springtime Must Haves For Your Kitchen

Maybe it’s all the gorgeous colored eggs I’ve seen pooping up on the internets today, but I’ve got pastels on the noggin. I’ve also got quite the spring wishlist which seems to be getting longer by the second. Of course most of it involves sprucing up the home ware collection with some fresh finds! I...
Valentine's Day: Gift Guide For Your Culinary Cutie

Valentine’s Day: Gift Guide For Your Culinary Cutie

If you haven’t already guessed, I’m not the type of gal to get all puffed up over a stuffed teddy bear or chalky candies. I’m also not the type of gal who believes in telling people once a year you love them (Come On! Every day peeps. Every. Day). Regardless, I do fancy Valentine’s Day....
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR GASTRO GEEKS! This New Years Eve was a special night of celebrating with one of our favorite simple things (tacos!) and incorporating a few new tricks (cactus anyone?). There are two traditions I will definitely keep well into the new year: making my own tortillas and continuing to fine tune my slasa...
Casa De Nerd: Boxing Day 2011

Casa De Nerd: Boxing Day 2011

Last year I spent Christmas and New Years in Australia and there’s not much more to say than it was AH-mazing. Great friends,  to-die for food, adorable boutiques, even a new addiction to hand soap…I could go on and on and on about my love for Melbourne. It runs deep…real deep. In fact,  just thinking...
Merry Christmas! Candy Cane Cookies And Traditions

Merry Christmas! Candy Cane Cookies And Traditions

This is the one time of year when I tie on that apron, get elbow deep in flour and do some serious baking. I’m sentimental that way and traditions run deep, especially food traditions. My fondest memories of the holiday season include my sister and I being lined up in my mother’s kitchen for cookie...
Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

I took this photo mid-way through 5 lbs of granny smiths and an annual tradition making the family applesauce. I will delightfully note the recipe copy I own {an email dated from 2005, yet a recipe multiple generations old and printed on creased/stained 11×17 paper for some unknown reason}, my mother marked  “Peel, core, and...
Thanksgiving: Pretty Up Yo' Table!

Thanksgiving: Pretty Up Yo’ Table!

 ’Tis the season to start dressing thee table! Orrrrr….to give your host a lovely treat. Either way, I must share a few of my new crush worthy items which are perfect for the quickly approaching festivities. A little mid-century modern, a little rustic…all with a bit of whimsy and class. Let’s cut to the chase…I want them...