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Happy New Year!!

I want to wish everyone a happy and healthy 2012.  I found a quote recently that says “Cherish the little things in life because looking back, they were the big things”.   So true.  Cheers everyone!!

Baked Shrimp Scampi by Ina – so easy and oh so good!

Feeds 4-6 Ingredients 2 pounds (12 to 15 per pound) shrimp in the shell 3 tablespoons good olive oil 2 tablespoons dry white wine Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 4 teaspoons minced garlic (4 cloves) 1/4 cup minced shallots 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves 1 […]

The Jumpsuit..sporty and fashionable

Ahhh…comfort, style…what more can a girl want?  Here’s a jumpsuit that is fashionable and so comfortable. Perfect for the fall/winter/spring or cool nights lounging in the early summer. Plus it has a hood and pockets.  It’s from California Christiania Republic and comes in 11 different colors and trims. Shop at www.ccrbrands.com    

What to bring to your next holiday party

It’s that time of year, holiday get together’s with friends and family.  The question always is, what to bring the host.  Here’s a few ideas, that are original and will fit any budget: Santa hats for wine: I purchased these little Santa hats and put them right on top of the wine to bring the host. […]

Jingle bells, Jingle bells, Jingle..ummm, which drink is mine?

  These adorable wine charms are from Crate and Barell.  Use them at your next holiday party or give them as a gift.  10 in a package for $12.95 http://www.crateandbarrel.com/

Putting yourself down for a nap

  There’s nothing better and rejuvenating then a nap.  But did you know it has health benefits?  When you sleep, you release growth hormone, the antidote to cortisol which which boosts your immune system, reduces stress and anxiety, and aids in muscle repair and weight loss. Napping gives your brain a chance to rest and […]

The ultimate blush

Nars has great shades of blush that I have loved for years.  By far the best blush they have is Orgasm.  It’s a perfect pink-peach shade with accents of golden shimmer.  It works on all skin tones and is always a favorite for makeup artists.  Just the name alone will make you blush!

My new Iphone, my new case

So I finally defected from Blackberry (love you Blackberry, but our time has come to an end).  I joined the masses and got a SmartPhone, particularly an Iphone.  My decision for an Iphone was easy (it’s fun, I can do 10x more with my phone now, I have a Mac already, etc. etc.), the real […]

Adjustable food slicer

  Kyocera’s 4 way ceramic adjustable slicer.  Turn the dial you can adjust your thickness (from .5 mm to 3 mm.)  Food glides effortlessly across the ceramic blade for perfect slices every time.  Corner notches fit well over bowls. Great for storage. Can be purchased at Amazon.com

Parmesan Chicken from Ina Garten

  Parmesan Chicken recipe from Ina Garten, Food Network I love Ina Garten.  Her recipes are so user friendly and always come out perfect.  This is one of my favorite recipes for the weeknight, it’s easy, delicious and light. Ingredients 4 to 6 boneless, thin sliced chicken cutlets 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon kosher […]