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…

St. Paddy’s

March 17 2015 Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  My family has always celebrated St. Patrick’s Day.  Both of my parents are of Irish dissent and we’ve always been proud to have a day to honor our heritage.  During my junior year of college I was fortunate enough to spend a semester abroad in Ireland.  I spent St. Paddy’s Day that year in Limerick and was able to see how the real Irish do…

Hello! My name is ELDER…

March 15 2015 Yesterday, a friend and I went to see the matinee performance of The Book of Mormon!  It was hysterical.  Our seats were in the fourth row off to the left.  It was amazing to be so close.  We were able to see so many details that normally I wouldn’t have seen – the sweat, the spit and the wigs!  Also, we could see the microphones that are up…

Opera Concert

March 9 2015 Today I was invited to a fundraiser for New York City Opera. The program was organized as a benefit for NYCO Renaissance, which is a group trying to bring back City Opera.  The chairman of the board is a friend of the family and I was so happy that we were able to support his dream of re-launching “The People’s Opera”. The 1100-seat Rose Theater at Jazz…

Craft Restaurant

March 8 2015 Last night, the hubby and I went to Tom Colicchio’s restaurant Craft.  We were given a gift certificate as an engagement gift from our best friend’s and we finally put it to use! Full disclosure – although we have basically lived 15 miles from NYC our whole lives – neither of us are “city” people.  We go in when we have to, for very specific events but both…

29!

  March 2 2015 Today is my birthday and my first blog post! I’ve been looking to fuel my creative fire in a way that I haven’t been doing for a while. For 18 months during 2013-2014 I was excited, creative and busy planning my wedding to my fabulous husband. After that, even though I have found little projects to keep me busy, I’ve been missing having an ongoing project…