Saturday, March 28, 2015

Polish Haul - Butter London, OPI & Ciate

butter LONDON retails for $10 each but I got them at 50% off and the #Petticoat shade is a lovely reminder of Spring 

Snow Globetrotter was $3.99 while the two-pack of Plugger-in Plum and Blush Hour were $7.99 
Picked up all of these from Marshalls today at a significant discount, they might not be the latest releases but they are new to me. Ciate Paint Pots retail for $15 each, I got them for $3.99 each. 3am Girl is a perfect base for twinset & pearls.

I couldn't resist trying the Petticoat on immediately, the snow on the ground is not stopping me from thinking Spring

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Fish & Chips

I was rearranging the second freezer and saw we had some Wild Caught Haddock Fillets which were ideal for a Fish & Chips night. Pulled out my favorite 1/8 size sheet pans and some twice cooked fries along with a homemade coleslaw was just the right combination.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Design Team Etiquette


Some of you might already know that I have been a part of a few Design Teams in the last five years and with one company for the duration so I've accumulated some real world wisdom to share with whomever finds it useful or just anecdotal.

What To Do:
So you have tried out and made it to be a part of a team, to showcase the products of a company that is utilizing the creative juices of it's Design Team to highlight what's new, now what?  I can share with you my honest observations from both the point of view of a member as well as Team Lead and Social Media Coordinator.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A Little Funny


A highly successful business woman was tragically hit by a bus and killed. She arrived in heaven where she was met by Saint Peter.

"Welcome to heaven," Peter told the her. "However, it appears we have a problem. Strangely enough, we've never had such a highly successful business executive get this far. And we're not really sure what to do with you."

"No problem, Peter, just let me in." she replied.

Peter then informed her, "What we're going to do is let you spend a day in heaven and a day in hell. Then you can choose where you want to spend an eternity."

So Peter directed her to the heavenly elevator. Then the elevator took her down, down, down, to hell. When the doors opened, she was astounded as she stepped out onto the putting green of a beautiful golf course. In the distance was a country club and standing in front of her were all her friends - fellow executives she had worked with. They were all dressed to play golf and began cheering for her. They all ran up to her, kissed her on both cheeks and then talked about old times. They then played an excellent round of golf. At night, they went to the country club where she enjoyed an excellent steak and lobster dinner. She also met the Devil whom, she thought, was actually a really nice guy (kinda cute too.) She and her friends had a great time telling jokes and dancing. She was having so much of a good time that, before she knew it, it was time to leave. Everybody shook her hand and waved goodbye as she got on the elevator. Then the elevator took her back up to Saint Peter who was waiting for her.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Spirulina Orange Cupcakes

This little (OK, GIANT) beauty is filled with natural, organic and non-GMO ingredients that a splurge that does not make you feel badly. Yes, it's not diet or something to have everyday but even decadent occasional treats can be made with quality ingredients.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Butternut Squash Soup

  • 2 cups of  Butternut Squash flesh
  • 1 cup Mushroom Stems
  • 4 cups chicken stock, low sodium if you can
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Parsley, I used Gourmet Garden
  • 1 teaspoon of Ginger, I used Gourmet Garden
  • Salt & Black Pepper to taste
  • 1 heaping teaspoon of Sambal (Garlic/Chili paste)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream can be substituted with Yogurt, Sour Cream or Silken Tofu


Saturday, March 7, 2015

How To Share a Video from a Starting Point


Have you ever wanted to share a video but only a part of it? There is an option to Start at a specific point, especially helpful if the video is packed with a variety of topics (like my vlogs are). Sample shown from yesterday's vlog that had at least 4 different topics covered including a share of what's inside the box of the new Vidal Sassoon 'Professional' color