Saturday, April 19, 2014

Mother's Day Gift Guide: Green Thumb Moms

Wooded Paper Pot Press
...spotted at Williams-Sonoma

top left: All Season Gloves {$12.95} at Williams-Sonoma
top right: Repurposed Zinc Birdhouse {$68} at Terrain
bottom left: Oriole Drop Nest {$18 on-sale/original $24} at Terrain
bottom right: Glass Plant Mister {$12} at Terrain

Garden Utility Waist Apron
...spotted at Williams-Sonoma

top left: Needle Rose Pruner {$38} at Terrain
top right: English Garden Seed Starter Kit {$30.99 on-sale/original $69} at Restoration Hardware
bottom left: Copper & Glass Terrarrium {$79.99 on-sale/original $149.95} at Williams-Sonoma
bottom right: Apple Picker {$24.95} at Williams-Sonoma

top left: Japanese Hori Hori {$38} at Terrain
 top right: DeWit Dutch Trowel {$28} at Terrain
bottom left: DeWit Tulip Trowel {$42} at Terrain
bottom right: DeWit Cultivator {$28} at Terrain

top left: Burpee e-Gift Card
top right: Complete Herb Garden Kit {$9.85} at Burpee
bottom left: Old Fashioned Clammer's Basket {$41.95} at The Cook's Garden
bottom right: The Cook's Garden Gift Card


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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Cooking in Stilettos With Kids: Crescent Pizza Rolls

One of favorite activities my nephews like to do with me is to cook. Three boys, all in elementary schools, love to roll-up their sleeves and help in the kitchen. On a recent evening, the boys and I made Crescent Pizza Rolls. I had an ulterior motive for making the pizza rolls. I wanted the younger boys, Colin and Logan, to eat mushrooms and asparagus. And, this actually did the trick.

There are no actual recipe for this... Basic ingredients are Phillsbury Crescent Rolls, canned organic tomato sauce, shredded organic mozzarella, pepperoni, shredded cooked bacon and whatever ingredients you want the kids to eat. For this particular evening, we tried asparagus and mushrooms (sliced). If you've got kids helping you, assembly time will take much longer because they little hands don't work as fast as ours. So, I highly recommend a glass of wine and lots of patience!

Our workstation was the dining table. I laid out all the ingredients and each of them assembled their own. Once a cookie sheet was filled, I would place it in the oven until they turned golden brown. Follow the instruction on the package, but note that it takes longer to bake. On a side note, don't let the kids use the oven.

The boys loved and I mean loved the pizza rolls. They asked if we can make it again. Ethan, the oldest of the boys, took photos of the pizza rolls and text messaged to his parents who were at a dinner party. He even text messaged it to his Grandma (my Mom) to brag about it. Afterwards, they spoke on the phone to talk about it.

I had put Ethan in charge of putting together Cesar Salad, which Colin and Logan had never touched. When Colin discovered that he likes asparagus and mushrooms, he gave the salad a try and asked for more. He later asked his Mom why she never gave him Cesar Salad. Since that night, Colin has been discovering all sorts of vegetables including Chinese Broccoli. Although Logan liked the pizza rolls, he hasn't been able to find other vegetables that he likes but he is open to trying new things. He is the pickiest eater of all three, so I'm just happy with the progress.

This is a fun way to get kids involved in the kitchen and try different things that they may have closed their lips on before.


Something Blue Heels for Brides

Something old,
something new,
something borrowed,
something blue,
and a silver sixpence in her shoe.

A silver sixpence would be uncomfortable in a heel, but a pair of something blue heels would be a fabulous addition to bride's wedding wardrobe. We curated six pairs of something blue heels for brides to wish her happiness:

Charlotte Olympia Seaside Dolly Sue Starfish Heels
...spotted at Neiman Marcus

Alexander McQueen Skull Platform Heels
...spotted at farFetch

Badgley Mischka Kiara Heels
...spotted at Zappos

Manolo Blahnik Nadira Jeweled Heels
...spotted at Barneys New York

Manolo Blahnik Lace Tayler Heels
...spotted at Barneys New York

Manolo Blahnik Carolyne Suede Halter Heels
...spotted at Neiman Marcus

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Spinning The Sale Rack at Sole Society

Ryanne Lace Up Espadrille in Red Cream
$41.97 on sale/original price $59.95
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Barbara Ballet Flat in Hot Coral
$41.97 on sale/original price $59.95
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Mikaela Caged Heels in Coral
$55.97 on sale/original price $79.95
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Piper Pointed Toe Wedge in Ocean Coral
$41.97 on sale/original price $69.95
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Aria Pointed Toe Flat in Black/Pink Pattern
$34.97 on sale/original price $49.95
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Ainsley Colorblock Tote
$49.98 on sale/original price $99.95
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