Archive for March, 2015

Eiffel Tower

  If you follow the Google Doodle, you’ll know that today is the 126th anniversary of the public opening of the Eiffel Tower.  The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris.  In 2007 when the hubby (boyfriend at the time) and I did our grand tour of European hostels, we spent 5 days in Paris and loved it.  We climbed all 1,665 steps up and down the Eiffel Tower where…

Vanilla Sugar

How to use your “empty” vanilla bean pods Making Vanilla Sugar is super easy, it’s almost silly to make a post about it, but it’s one of those things that you don’t think about until someone reminds you. You can use full vanilla beans {cut them length-wise down the center but leave the ends intact} or you can use beans that you scrapped the seeds out of already. After you’ve scrapped the…

Blushin’

Blush is having a serious fashion moment right now. Anyone who knows me know I love pink and especially blush.  My bridesmaids wore blush and all our wedding flowers were shades of pink. Blush is always in for spring but this year it’s everywhere from clothing to accessories.  Here are the blush items that I either have, or are currently on my wish list that are prefect for a Blushing…

Single Serve Rose Sangria

  Spring is finally here!  And spring to me means actually enjoying walks with the pup, grill season and pink wine! I love my rose. But I don’t like it sweet – which so many are.  Basically I want a pink sauvignon blanc which can be hard because I choose my roses based on color and label.  So what do you do when you bought a super cute bottle of…

Workout Wear

Some days getting to the gym is hard.  Some days I just don’t even go even though I planned to.  Every weekend I wake up with the intent to go, but then coffee is already made and the promise of a delicious weekend breakfast breaks my will power.  What does it matter if I skip today, I’ll go tomorrow???  Or maybe not. Usually during the week, I pack my gym…

Cacio e Pepe

I always say that my husband and I aren’t really pasta people.  But when I think about it, that’s a complete lie.  We aren’t spaghetti and meatballs in red sauce people.  But broccoli cavatelli? Yes. Homemade mac and cheese? Yes please! Pesto pasta? Always!! One easy meal that I make frequently is fun shaped pasta and whatever protein and veggies I’ve got in the fridge. Saute protein with salt and…

How To Display Your Own Wifi Password

Do you have a Wifi Password that’s a million characters long?  Is your Wifi password on a sticker on the back of your router that’s almost impossible to each when your friends come over and ask it?  We used to take a picture of it but then have to search through all our pictures or texts to find it when someone needed it.  Well I have an easy and house friendly…

Leftover Frosting Cookies

March 22, 2015 Ever have leftover frosting from a cake or cupcakes?  Whenever I do, I put it in the fridge (maybe sneak a spoonful once) and then throw it out a week later.  So I thought there must be something interesting I can do with it, which took me to Google for a little research.  And I found out you can make cookies out of leftover buttercream!  What a…

Our favorite dog products

March 20 2015   In honor of the first day of spring and looking forward to spending more time outside I wanted to share a few of our favorite dog products. The hubby and I have a very excitable and loving mutt.  She’s sure that she’s a lap-dog which can be a little overbearing since she’s approaching 70lbs. She is full of contradictions: she will go from playful growling and tug…

Guinness Cupcakes with Irish Cream Frosting

March 15 2015 I continued my St. Patrick’s Day tradition of making Guinness cupcakes with Bailey’s frosting. My mother in law’s birthday is on St. Paddy’s so we have an extra reason to celebrate!  This year, the change I made it using Molly’s Irish whiskey instead of Bailey’s.  Molly’s is so delicious and half the price of Bailey’s!  Since this past Christmas, it’s been our go to for Irish coffee…