• Fab Food & Drinks,  Simply Fun

    Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

    These cookies are perfect for Valentine’s, Galentine’s, or any “tines” day! Cake-like, full of flavor, and fun to make, bet you can’t just eat one! Makes 20 cookies  Ingredients 1 1/3 cups flour 3 tbsp cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder  1/4 tsp baking soda  1/4 tsp salt 1/3 cup brown Sugar 1/3 cup white sugar  1/4 cup butter (room temperature)  2 eggs 2 1/2 tsp vanilla  1 tsp red food coloring  1/4 cup powdered sugar  In a bowl combine your dry ingredients; flour, cocoa powder, baking powder & salt. Give it a quick whisk and set aside. In a large bowl cream butter and sugar together with an electric…

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    To Wine or Not to Wine?

    Need a fun weekend activity? How about throwing a wine tasting party? It’s so much fun and obviously contains lots of….Wine-ing!!! We began by inviting 4 friends…totaling (8 people..4 couples!) and had each couple bring a bottle of wine wrapped inside a paper bag, Each bag was then given to 1 person (the sommelier) for the evening and the fun began!! What you need… FRIENDS…preferably ones that like wine might be a plus! 1 friend designated as the “sommelier” they won’t be as into the tasting as they’re somewhat “working” but they can still play along printable “tasting” notes cards…find one on the internet or make it up..! Snacks…! cheese…

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    Tips to Keep your Manicure from Chipping!

    Lately, I’ve been really into neutral nail colors, they’re versatile, classic, and don’t show chips as well (I’m a stickler for good-looking nails without chips). I’ve been painting my nail since I was about 12, and I’ve learned a thing or two to keep them from chipping!  Essie Colors listed in in photos:  Without A stitch  Feeling Wellies Bare With Me Private Weekend Wild Nude Hubby For Dessert Here is what I have learned:  The shorter the better, I usually cut my nails just to the tips of my fingers, which leaves plenty of nail for color and less area for chipping!  Use good quality polish, my personal favorites are…

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    50 Activities To Do while you’re stuck at home!

    It can be hard during times like these to stay positive and excited about life when let’s face it, folks are a little down right now. But never fear, we’ve got a list of 50 activities to keep you busy while you’re stuck at home. Whether you’re busy working from home or are taking care of your kids, this list certainly has at least a few things to keep you busy during your homestay!  Spring Cleaning:  -Move furniture and vacuum behind and under it (Goodbye 3 year old dust bunnies!)  – Detail your car- Wash, Vacuum, squirt and spray, also while you’re at it top off all fluids! – Clean…

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    Add a little more “fun” to your work supplies!

    This post is inspired by back to school supplies shopping time. I don’t know about you, but as kids we always looked forward to going back to school, being in a routine and well, of course, the best part was picking out school supplies! We would wait for our “supply” list to come out and the minute it was out my mom would drive us to Target to pick out our new swag for the year! Since I’m not in school anymore and don’t have a “set” supplies list I find that I purchase “work supply” items WAY too often. I’ve found that work supplies are sadly a bit less…

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    50 things that make us happy!

    Because we’ve been feeling like life is really, really good, we’re sharing with you 50 things that make us smile!! 1. That first cup of morning coffee 2. Puppy’s (always make anyone smile) 3. Sunflowers 4. Jade Roses 5. Little kid hugs 6. Spotting a deer 7. Going to bed with freshly washed sheets! 8. Watching a Gossip Girl Marathon 9. Joel Kanitz’s voice (if you don’t know who this is…you NEED to…voice of an angel!) 10. Driving down the Pacific Coast Highway on a perfect day 11. Country music sing-alongs 12. Watching it snow (not this time of year…but in the winter) 13. Hanging out with our girlfriends 14.…

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    Style, and what never goes “out”

    Guest Post by Gail. Bell bottoms, cropped, tapered, leggings (don’t get me started on leggings, at least not now). Styles come and go, in today, out tomorrow. But there are things that NEVER go out of style. Ooh you think, what could that be? Anoraks? MooMoos? Jellys? Dickies (not going there). Good grooming. Never goes out of style. Nowadays, I’m sure there are a bevy of womenfolk looking at the menfolk thinking, “love to donate a razor, pair of scissors, and perhaps a good scrubbin’”. My Father-in-Law at 92 years old, still woke up each morning and did his daily grooming. We lost him in December, but even that day…

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    Bringing back the “Laura Petrie” Pant

    The other day I was shopping with my mom, I tried on some pants that were so cute, coincidentally I also had on flats and a cardigan…Mom said, “you’re wearing Laura Petrie pants”. I didn’t quite know what she meant by that so I whipped out my handy dandy handy (in Germany the youngsters call a cell phone a handy!) and googled it up…turns out that she was correct, I WAS wearing Laura Petrie pants…Ha!   The actress, Mary Tyler Moore, played Laura Petrie in the Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966). The classy, fun loving and witty lil’ lady rocked these pants, fitting of the 60’s! Funny how style goes because Laura…

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    Feeling “Thrifty”

    I know, I know, you’re probably thinking…”ick” they want me to go to a thrift store…but just wait, you can find great things at the thrift store for great prices, and mixing ‘pre owned’ pieces with new ones can be just the ticket for the “budget” conscious. I have had some great finds at thrift stores, here’s what I’ve learned   1.Location, location, location– think about where the store is. Is it in an uppity area where people tire quickly of ‘old’ items? Visit thrift stores in the high rent district, around universities and maybe even in resort towns, apparently the thrift stores in Jackson Hole, Wyoming are out of…

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    Why we love appetizer parties

    We love having friends over, and have been known to go a little over the top. But, you know, you can end up overwhelmed and recovery takes a while before you’re ready to do it again. Recently we’ve discovered you can have just as much (if not more) fun if you have friends over for a casual appetizer party. Here’s how it works;  call up some girlfriends, pick three or four different and easy appies, pop some bubbly and let the fun begin!   When choosing our appies we typically choose 1 thing that ‘s healthy, such as a fruit or veggie platter with hummus or honey yogurt dip. But…