Dayjammies

Dayjammies

I’m sure that you have been seeing designers such as Gucci, Celine, Balenciaga and even Target showing pajamas that are to be worn in the daytime.  Dayjammies (that’s my name for them) have been seen all over New York Fashion Week and also Paris Fashion Week.  I love all the bright colors and the satin fabric, but I’m not quite sure about wearing these outfits during the day.  I’m all for comfort and soft fabric but I’m just not sure about these.  What do you think?  xoxoxo

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I See You

I See You

Have you ever been to a Warby Parker store?  Well there’s one near my house and I ventured over to check it out.  They really have a great selection of glasses.  Serious, fun and a little wild!  The prices are really good as well.

Warby Parker just did a collaboration with Justin Timberlake.  Coming off of his awesome Super Bowl show and his upcoming tour (he’s coming to Lexington!) Timberlake is a hot commodity.  And the good news is that none of the glasses have that cammo look that he wore during the Super Bowl! Ha!

The collection is really nice,  and you can even take home several pairs and try them in private at your convenience.  Don’t you just hate standing in the store and trying on glasses? I always feel so silly.

Warby Parker will make a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for every sale made. Shopping with a purpose makes purchasing even better!

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JT x Warby Parker Collection

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Happy shopping! xoxo

Dolley Liked Bubbles!

Dolley Liked Bubbles!

In honor of President’s Day today I thought it would be appropriate to highlight a FLOTUS that you may not know much about.  You see, when I was in middle school we did a program where we portrayed historical figures.  We studied all about our chosen characters and then portrayed them in at a school play.  I studied and portrayed Dolley Madison.  She was very intriguing to me and I wanted to share a little of her background with you in honor of today’s holiday.

Dolley Madison was married to the fourth president of the United States, James Madison.  She was first lady from 1809-1817.  Some people may not realize that she was actually a widow when she married Madison.  Her first husband and one of her sons died from contracting yellow fever.  She happened to move down the street from then US Representative James Madison.  The rest is history.

Dolley Madison is known for her rosy cheeks, her love of French couture and also her fun parties.  She reportedly liked to wear decolletge gowns and satin turbans.  Dolley was quite the hostess in the White House.   She was the first FLOTUS to serve ice cream in the White House.  She also enjoyed cake and macaroons for dessert.   She served nuts and little candies with poems that she had written tucked into the plate.  Dolley also enjoyed, much like Bubbly Horse, serving fine champagne.

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According to historian Patricia B. Mitchell, Dolley had been cautioned by her husband to limit her champagne intake.  He’s quoted as saying, ” If you drink too much of it, it will make you hop like the cork”.  She always tried to limit herself to two glasses of champagne (she did a better job than I do!).

The great statesmen Henry Clay is quoted as saying, ” Everybody loves Mrs. Madison!” and Dolley responded, “Because Mrs. Madison loves everybody!”.  Even after she left the White House and her husband became secretary of state in 1801 she continued to serve as the female co-host to then widower President Thomas Jefferson.

Dolley Madison is credited for saving the portrait of George Washington that hangs in the White House by saving it from certain destruction from British troops during the War of 1812.  I hope you enjoyed learning a little about the fun-loving Dolley Madison. xoxox

Thanks to The History Channel and Patricia B. Mitchell for history and photo.

 

Hey Baby!

I don’t know about you but I’m done with cold weather!  I’ve had congestion and a scratchy throat for weeks.  Nothing seemed to help.  Not to mention that my skin gets very dry and itchy during winter months.

I’ve found a solution that you might want to try.  A friend of mine told me she uses a humidifier.  And I thought those were just for babies! So I drove to my local Walmart and purchased one.  It was only $25.00.

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This little jewel works great!  I sat it on a table right by my bed so it blows right around my head.  It blows cold water instead of hot water and according to reports this helps to keep bacteria and germs out of the tank.  It makes a little noise like the sound of water dripping, unlike the old type that hissed and made loud noises.

Let me know how it works for you! xoxox

Spring in your Step

I’m loving all the new block heels that are currently in style.  They are far more comfortable and easier to walk in than those with thinner heels.  You can even go a little higher than normal.  I bought a pair of silver Gucci mules last summer and wore them a lot.  They were super sassy and really fun.

When I was shopping online recently I found these fun shoes.  Feathers- check, pink- check, block heels- check.  What’s not to like?  These Charlotte Russe faux suede sandals were regularly $32.99 but they are currently on sale for $15.99! Spring is right around the corner. xoxox

https://www.charlotterusse.com/feather-peep-toe-mules/302405537.html?dwvar_302405537_color=650&cgid=#q=Pink+shoes&sz=30&start=6

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Sweets for the Sweetie

Sweets for the Sweetie

Valentines Day will be here soon.  I found this recipe from People magazine from one of the Chopped judges.  It looks really good and super easy.  You could add chocolate chips to make them even better. Homemade cookies are great gifts for your sweetie! xoxo

 

Maneet Chauhan’s Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
1¾ cups all-purpose flour
1½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. ground allspice
1 cup packed light brown sugar
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs, at room temperature
4 tsp. liquid red food coloring
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
¾ tsp. pure vanilla extract
½ cup powdered sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and allspice in a medium bowl. Beat sugar and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in food coloring, vinegar and vanilla until well blended. With mixer on low speed, add dry ingredients and beat just until combined (the dough will be soft and sticky).
3. Place powdered sugar in a small bowl. Using a 1½-tablespoon cookie scoop, drop scoops of dough into powdered sugar, rolling dough into 24 balls. Place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet.
4. Bake until cookies are puffed and tops are cracked, 12 to 14 minutes. Cool on baking sheet 2 minutes; transfer to cooling rack to cool completely, about 15 minutes.

Makes: 24 cookies
Active time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Bourbon Pancakes

Bourbon Pancakes

 

Are you looking for a great recipe to make for your Valentine?  I have it right here!  Buttermilk pancakes are so good and the hardest part is going to the grocery to pick up the ingredients.  Add Bourbon syrup to the dish and you’ve got a meal that is scrumpdillyicious!

Ingredients
Bacon Pancakes with Maple Bourbon Butter Sauce
Pancakes:
8 slices bacon
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
3 cups buttermilk
4 tablespoons melted butter (slightly cool)
2 large eggs (lightly beaten)
Syrup:
2 tablespoons bourbon
1 cup maple syrup
3 tablespoons butter

Directions
For the Pancakes: Heat a griddle to medium-high heat. Fry the bacon until crispy and then transfer to a paper-towel lined plate.

Lower the heat to medium, and remove any excess bacon fat. You want there to be a thin layer for the pancakes.

Chop the bacon into crumbs and separate the crumbs into two piles.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar, whisking together to thoroughly combine.

Add the buttermilk, butter, half of the bacon, and eggs and whisk together until combined but still slightly lumpy.

Drop spoonfuls onto the griddle, and cook on each side until it bubbles, then flip over. Transfer to a warm oven while finishing the rest.

For the Syrup: In a small saucepot, combine the bourbon and maple syrup, whisking together over medium heat until thoroughly combined and hot.

Cook until reduced slightly, about 5 minutes, then whisk the butter in, a tablespoon at a time, until fully incorporated.

Serve a stack of pancakes covered in syrup and sprinkled with the reserved bacon crumbs to serve.

 

Photo and recipe by The Chew