Flower arranging 101
I think it would be safe to say that I struggled through this course. I attended a BYOB flower arranging class on Tuesday night with a few friends and had a delightful, if not slightly stressful, time. First issue- we were the only group who showed up with wine. I mean…come on! The Groupon billed this activity as BYOB. I kept feeling side judge-y glances from Cindy who did her arrangement in...
Cheers to the freakin' weekend...
Have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend everyone! I’ll be kicking it with friends and family in Wilmington and hopefully getting a little sun tan while I’m there. See ya Tuesday!
Put a cork (on) it
I saw these Miles Redd images on Simply Smitten the other day and I’m officially putting cork walls in my dream house portfolio effectively IMMEDIATELY. Check it out: It’s part beach house, part California winery…all awesome. Not sure how one goes about getting a wall covered in cork, but I’m willing to put the research in. What do you guys think of this look?
This happened on Tuesday.
I was awarded this little lady for my five-year work anniversary: Oh yeah, you read that right- it’s a juicer (a HAMILTON BEACH juicer, no less) with a 350 watt motor! I picked it out from the online catalog a few weeks ago and received it and a lapel pin (yep, that’s a thing) to commemorate my years of service. You know what they say- shoot for the moon kids, and you may just...
Make this: Buffalo turkey burgers
I’m still patting myself on the back for these delicious Skinnytaste turkey burgers that I made on Monday night. They have a hefty dose of buffalo sauce and you top them with broccoli slaw mixed with homemade light blue cheese dressing. Yep, I went there. Instead of a bun, I just put my turkey burger (topped with cheese, duh) on a bed of lettuce and it was just as delightful. I highly...
TYT: Ear candy
How gorgeous are these Dara Ettinger earrings? I love the coral and turquoise pairing, and they make such a fabulous statement. You can find them on Shopbop.com for a cool price of around $300. Happy shopping!
Wine & Design abstract art class is HAPPENING.
After my post on Friday, I decided to call the Wine & Design in Five Points re: abstract art class. While they said they didn’t technically offer it, they would do it happily for a private party (!) Here are the details for all of you Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill peeps who are interested: -Attendance: We need a minimum of 10 people, max 35 people, to have a session -Cost: $35 (the normal...
Guest blogging at the long and short of it
My real-life and blog friend, Jessie, featured a guest post from yours truly on her “Dream Kitchen” series on her blog last week. Check it out here, and make sure to explore her blog- she has fabulous taste in all things home and fashion! Oh and two cute dogs.
Million dollar idea? Wine & Design: Abstract art
So, I had an idea the other night and I did some Googling to see if it had been done in the Raleigh/surrounding Triangle area and it looks like it hasn’t so I’m going to go ahead and give my self a silent fist pump for this idea until someone emails me and lets me know that, in fact, this has already been done and can kill my dreams confidentially. Okay, here it goes- you know those...
Really into: Buffalo check
Lately, I’m really into black and white buffalo check. Not sure where it came from, but I’m smitten. Let’s see it in action, shall we? This girl is rocking this top like it’s her job. The demure jacket doesn’t hurt. Get. In. My. House. (Source: High Street Market) Well aren’t you fun, you little irreverent floor pattern you? To me, it’s like a...
Mindy Kaling's new show looks pretty amazing.
I’ve been a huge fan of Kelly Kapoor, aka Mindy Kaling, since Season One of the Office. I’m thrilled she is starring in a new show this fall- and it looks hilarious. Check out the trailer here.