January 31, 2014

Fresh Botanical Living Room

Fresh Botanical Living Room










5 on Friday {wish list}

In case the husband is reading this.

I also have a birthday in March and our anniversary in April...just saying.

Photo courtesy of the Rifle Paper Co.

{One} Rifle Paper Co. Recipe Tin in a gorgeous print.

{Two and Three} Calendar Jewelry by Dalla Nonna.  Sterling silver in a matte finish with a light green sapphire, April 12th.  Should the bracelet suit your fancy, faux tan suede would be much appreciated.

Calendar Jewelry photos courtesy of Dalla Nonna

{Four and Five} Home T's.  One for where we are now {NJ} and one for retirement {NC}. Size Medium.  Great gym tee and conversation piece.

Because it's nice to get totally random presents that aren't vacuum cleaners or mailboxes once in awhile.

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January 30, 2014

Jim Hensons Dinosaur Train Live..

...is coming to a venue near you!

I took Brennan on a mommy & me date yesterday afternoon to the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ to see Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train Live show.

It was so fun.  He had a blast singing along, clapping and dancing.  Check the current tour date here.  If you have a toddler or young school-age children, I highly recommend it!

Playing on the theatre seats is fun too!

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January 29, 2014

Wednesday {wiw}

Sick of boots...trying to avoid them any chance I get {which lately is rare}!

Snow Day: Banana Republic Peplum Sweater, JCrew Jeans, Fossil watch, Pandora bracelet and gray Tretorns.

Happy Hour: Lilly Pulitzer black Elsa and sweetheart necklace, Old Navy jeans and JCrew ballet flats

Playdate: Charlotte Tarantola cardigan (like 15 years old), Old Navy Jeans and JCrew cece flats

Work: Splendid rayon baseball tee, AG Jeans, Tory Burch revas, JCrew bracelet, ESQ watch and my gold/diamond nameplate from high school (20+ years ago).

We've almost made it through the longest, coldest, snowiest month....Spring is just that much closer!

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January 28, 2014

Hard Cider Beer Bread {recipe swap}

Hard Cider Beer Bread

3 Cups of self-rising flour, sifted
¼ Cup of sugar
1-12oz. bottle of beer
(I used Angry Orchard Hard Cider Crisp Apple)
¼ Cup of melted butter

Preheat oven to *375

Mix dry ingredients and beer.  Do NOT overmix, batter should be lumpy.

Pour into greased loaf pan.  Pour melted butter over batter.

Cook for 50-60 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool.

This bread is delicious with chili or cubed as a dipper for fondue.  I served it with ranch dressing and it absorbed the dressing deliciously. Enjoy!

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