Sunday, December 20, 2009

Weekend before Christmas joys:

1. White Down Comforters- forever and always :)
2. Spruce trees decorated ever so beautifully
3. Vintage Christmas Ornaments
4. Leaving UPS for the last time
5. Knowing your Christmas shopping is done
6. Tacos

Thursday, December 17, 2009

For the sake of Christmas...

...I crawled my sick self out of bed and donned a face mask (not joking here) to create "sick-free" treats and ship them out in time for Christmas. Yes, I am insane, but I love my friends.
Today's treats- Chocolate Peppermint Bark.
Most recipes say to use whole chocolate bars and break them down,
but I believe using high quality chocolate chips works just as well.
You will need a bag of white chips, and semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Pour each bag into separate microwavable bowls and microwave until
melted stirring halfway. Place a piece of wax paper down on a baking
sheet and spread melted semi-sweet chocolate until smooth (about 1/2 inch)
Crush (with a hammer or other pounding device) 20 or so peppermint
candies or candy canes and sprinkle over the semi-sweet layer. Add a layer
off white chocolate, spread until even. Sprinkle remaining peppermint
pieces on top. Stick in the fridge for a half hour and then break into
chunks. Yum!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Winter Approved Leggings.

A lot of people have issues with wearing leggings as pants and I don't blame them. Almost every day I see a pair of leggings gone bad; A pair that are see-through (thong alert) or ripped in the wrong places. However, when worn right they can create some interesting proportions in an outfit and can serve as a comfortable and more stylish alternative to sweatpants.
Leggings have become a common dresser drawer item, some more closeted then others. Odds are if you own a pair of Uggs or big headphones, you own a pair of leggings.
If you do leggings, check out this brilliant and "I thought of it, why didn't I do it!" product: