Fall 2013 Trend Report From the World Trade Center in Dallas

Working at the Dallas World Trade Center’s market this past weekend gave me a firsthand preview of what buyers are selecting for their stores for this fall/winter. As a fit model I was asked a surprising amount for my opinion of … Continue reading

Red White and Blue Sangria

Happy Fourth of July!!! This fourth, here’s a drink made with white wine and red and blue berries. Its colors make it a perfect addition to any Fourth of July celebration, but unlike some sangrias, it’s not overly sweet. Which is … Continue reading

A Weekend with the Mrs: Improv Dessert

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  Maybe it’s my Dutch blood, or some unspoken essential to a girls weekend, but when we all decided to make recipes from scratch items already stocked in Lindsay’s pantry, I knew my dessert had to include chocolate. Here is what I came up with: chocolate cream … Continue reading

Bakin’ Bacon

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I had never thought of making bacon any other way than pan frying it, (microwaving throws the texture off) until we went to visit friends and they made bacon one morning in the oven.  It was so easy, and so much … Continue reading

2 Ingredient Cookies (Plus Add-Ins)

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I’m a big fan of breakfast, and can’t go a day without it, so when I found a recipe here for two ingredient cookies, just bananas and oats (plus your choice of add-ins), I have been obsessed ever since. They are perfect for breakfast … Continue reading

Country Chic Bud Vase

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This Memorial Day, we decided to throw a fairly last minute cook-out (I’m now suspicious that my husband put the idea of this in my head as an elaborate scheme to get a new grill) but anyway, I needed some decorations quick and made … Continue reading

Flavored Ice Cubes

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My husband and I both being from the south, we drink a good deal of sweet tea. Having brunch on our back porch last weekend I decided to spruce things up a bit and offer some flavored ice cubes with tea and lemonade. I did … Continue reading

Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are the only dessert my husband asks for (he’s not big on sweets). You can imagine I have made these a few times in the years we have been together, and here is the recipe I have perfected. The insides … Continue reading

Apricot Thyme Glazed Pork Chops

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I have never been a big fan of pork, but this recipe is unbelievably easy, delicious, and the end result looks a lot more complicated than it is. I have made apricot glazed pork chops before but this time I decided to add in … Continue reading

All Natural Hair Dye?

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Whole Foods carries natural hair dyes and I have been intrigued by this for some time. There are rumors swirling around about regular hair dyes being carcinogenic in addition to harmful for the environment as they are washed down the drain, so … Continue reading