Spring Cleaning?? How about starting with your jewelry!

Here’s a great, fool proof and all natural method for cleaning your silver jewelry. It’s fast, simple and so easy…you could use it for silverware too…this solution will add a little extra “shine” to any silver accessory! Advertisements

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…

#FridayFaveFive Easter calorie burn

Yes, Easter is this coming weekend! And we’re SO excited! But Easter, just like any holiday can be stressful too. Family coming over, lots of pressure to clean the house, make dinner and tidy up the yard! And you may WANT to exercise this day but just might not have enough time! This week’s #FridayFaveFive…

Quick, Easy and Elegant Easter dessert!

My mom’s best friend has the perfect term for food projects like these, she says “Is this FESTIVE FOOD?” Well of course this culinary project is! This dessert takes less than 15 minutes to prepare and everyone is delighted at the sight (then the taste)! Chocolate covered “carrots” for Easter?! Yes, please! Ok, Ok, they’re…

Naturally dyed easter eggs

It’s about time to start dying easter eggs! If you forgot to go to the store and get one of these kits with the dye (yeah, what a mess…no spills please!) look to your kitchen to see what natural ingredients you have! Check out this video and see how to naturally dye easter eggs. To…

“Plating” 101

After over 10 years of working in catering I have learned a thing or two about “beautiful food”, not only does the WOW factor increase if it tastes good but you’ll knock it out of the park by plating it like your dish deserves! Plating is truly an art, it combines creativity, flare, clean lines…

Hottest accessory of 2016..FITBIT?

We’ve seen Fitbits on wrists everywhere! In the grocery store line, at the gym, the ballet even the opera, and no joke – I saw one on a bride at HER wedding! Are Fitbits becoming the hottest accessory of 2016? If so, why not style them “properly” or at least tastefully! Nordstrom has recently written…

Pesto Pasta Salad with Peas..Yes, Please!

I attend potlucks ALL the time…mostly for work and I always dream big, yet have little time to actually make something fancy! Low and behold I have found a recipe that is potluck royalty. It’s a take on a Barefoot Contessa recipe yet I have simplified it to take less than 15 minutes from start…

#FridayFaveFive under Five!

If you’re anything like us you’re probably already thinking about easter baskets! What to get to fill those fun baskets that give you the same feeling as opening your christmas stocking (we’re a huge fan of stockings!) but all those little things can really add up! Instead of spending over $100 dollars on an easter…

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…

Super food muffins

These muffins are delish! We made some yesterday morning and well, they’re ALL gone! They’re made with spinach, bananas (the browner the better to add a touch more sweetness!!) and vanilla protein powder. They’re refined sugar and flour free, making them the perfect pre or post workout snack, a healthy breakfast or the perfect mid…

#FridayFaveFive

Missus Manners here. Invited to a soiree? Don’t forget to bring a hostess gift. What to bring, what to bring…In Europe you have two choices: flowers or chocolates, that’s it, no deviation. Here in the U.S. we may be a tad more open-minded, but the Euros are pretty spot on. Intersted in any of these…