Monday, August 25, 2008

oh no!

The tight-rolled jeans have struck Katie Holmes again!!!!

The worst part? InStyle.com labeled this "look of the day" on August 23rd ....um...okay....are you sure?

I am willing to accept crocs (reluctantly) and I even bought some knock-off Ugg boots, let's be honest, I am willing to try the crazy fashion trends before most people...but I WILL NOT ACCEPT TIGHT-ROLLING. ENOUGH!



Check out my previous post.

is your baby a rockstar?

If so, you need to check out this site and buy something for your little one.
This new a new item that is too cute:



Go to the site My Rockstar Baby to place an order.

p.s. I bought the "Active Doodie" onesie for our friends Eric and Kristi and they loved it.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

pizza



When working as a girl scout leader I realized how much kids love pizza.Everytime I gave them a choice of a "special snack" - they chose pizza. I began to realize that it is a food that no one really hates. I mean, who doesn't like a slice of pizza once and a while? I am all for a good pizza delivery (I miss Jets and Hungry Howies here in Jersey), but I made pizza at home tonight and I thought I would share the recipe:

1 recipe pizza dough (or the Pillsbury refrigerator dough)
1/4 cup basil pesto
1 cup shredded mozzarella
2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan
1/2 small onion - sliced very thin
1 roasted red pepper - thinly sliced

Dough, pesto, onion, red pepper, mozzarella, Parmesan
Bake

easy enough, right? SOOOO yummy!

The Beautiful Bride

This is a sneak-peak of some wedding photos. The professional ones will follow soon.







Saturday, August 16, 2008

Dear Sweet Katie

So, my new haircut was inspired by Katie Holmes(in case it wasn't already obvious). She has had some cute hair styles in the past couple of years that she pulls-off beautifully with her fabulous fashion sense. However, recently someone told me that she chopped her hair into a pixie, so I went online to look, thinking I'd find a super cute cut that I could imitate in the future. But, THIS is what I found:



Um....although I can't see the haircut very well, it appears to be a disaster and what is going on with her outfit? I am praying that she spilled something on the lovely dress she was wearing and was forced to put on Tom's sweater and jeans....but I still can't figure out why she tight-rolled them. Poor Katie. What happened?

Friday, August 15, 2008

cake decorating gone wrong

I found a fellow blogger with an affection for disastrous cakes. Make sure to ready the blog for each cake, then be ready to pee your pants.

Cake Wrecks

Here is a preview from their site:

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Anniversary


For our 3-year anniversary, Jason surprised me with a weekend away in Cape May, NJ. We stayed at the Inn of Cape May which was a lovely little Victorian hotel across the street from the ocean. The weather was perfect for sitting outside on the immense covered porch, quietly drinking wine after dinner. We sat on the beach all morning on Saturday and in the evening had dinner at The Ebbit Room at the Virginia Hotel ....the conclusion and the highlight of the meal was the dessert entitled "Steamed Sticky Toffee Pudding and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream"...not pudding, not cake, something wonderfully in between. I might have to write into Bon Appetit and request they get the recipe for me!

We finished the evening at Cabanas on the Beach, a bar with a band playing great 80s and 90s music for the late 20s, early 30-something crowd. There didn't appear to be a whole lot of night-life in this family-friendly town, but then again, all you really need is 1 good bar to frequent on vacation, and this was it.

All in all, we had a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend. The best part was that it felt as though we were in some tropical place...certainly NOT New Jersey. Lucky for us, it only a few hours drive to seek refuge from our busy lives. Next time, we'll have some friends and/or family to enjoy it with.

P.S. Check out my newest 'do. The bangs are back.

Monday, August 4, 2008

before the BIG day

To treat Michelle, me, Angelina and Mom took her out for the afternoon before the wedding. We went to The Creative Arts Studio in Royal Oak and worked together to create a beautiful mosaic lazy-susan for Michelle. This place was friendly and fun - they even let you bring your own food! They also do paint-your-own-pottery and beading and on Saturday nights they have adults-only time for bachelorettes and private parties.

We then went across the street to Goldfish Tea to do a tea tasting - this was a wonderful opportunity for people like me (who don't particularly like tea) to better understand tea, the process of making it, etc. much like a wine tasting....which I am familiar with (he he he).

I highly recommend both of these places and suggest you get some friends together and try them out!!

Tying the Knot

There are few sights so beautiful that you cry just by gazing upon them. A coastal sunset, a masterful painting, a newborn baby, and a bride on her wedding day.

Everytime I looked at my sister on her wedding day I was brought to tears. Words could not begin to describe her beauty. The day was perfect and she was so happy, it makes me smile just thinking about it.

I wish her and Tim all the happiness in the world!!!

Since everyone is always asking about the details, here you go:

The wedding and reception were at the Dearborn Inn
The wedding song was 'Home' by Michael Buble
The dress was a Justin Alexander Couture
The veil and flowers were Rebecca Originals (he he he)
The bridesmaid dresses were Maggy London
The honeymoon will be in Niagra Falls
The DJ was Sara G. from Platinum Mix Productions
The Photographer was Vivienne Thomas


(Photos to soon follow!!!)

cakes are my specialty

So, many of you know that I love things like cooking, sewing, crafting, etc. This in no way diminishes my status as a feminist. On the contrary, it only proves that feminism is truly about women having the freedom to make their own choices and not have a lifestyle forced upon them.

Having said that...growing up, my mother used to make and decorate amazing cakes for our family and for others (weddings, etc.). She always had the tools around the house (food dye, tips, pans) for me and my sister to use and play with. I have decorated many cakes, and while most were with great creativity, many were without proper technique. So, when I was asked at the last minute to take a Wilton cake decorating class at A.C. Moore (the NJ version of Michaels), I said 'what the heck'.

I didn't make it to all the classes, but I got the gist of things and managed to produce a couple of impressive cakes. I am thinking of taking the follow-up class to really hone my skills...maybe after I finish my thesis!