Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Adam and I are so blessed to have so many wonderful friends and family. This month Heather and Danny hosted an amazing engagement party for Adam and I. It was truly amazing - she is so talented and made sure every detail was perfect from the menu to the wine tags (all guests were asked to bring Adam and I a bottle of wine for our collection). Thanks Heather & Danny!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
- 2 pounds (to 3 Pounds) Carrots, Peeled And Cut Into Thick Circles
- 1 stick Butter
- ½ cups Jack Daniels Or Other Whiskey
- ¾ cups (to 1 Cup) Brown Sugar
- ½ teaspoons (to 1 Teaspoon) Salt
- Freshly Ground Pepper (to Taste)
Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over high heat. Add carrots in two batches., cooking for 60-90 seconds each batch. Remove from skillet.
Pour in whiskey and allow to evaporate 30 seconds. Reduce heat to medium, and add remaining butter. When butter melts, sprinkle brown sugar over the top. Stir together, then add carrots to skillet. Cover, and continue cooking for 5 minutes.
Remove lid and add salt and pepper. Continue cooking until carrots are done and glaze is thick, about 5 more minutes.
Pour onto a platter and serve immediately. Sprinkle with chopped chives if desired.*recipe from Pioneer Woman's blog recipe post
Friday, December 4, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Strive to be happy.
- Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, 1952
Tuaca Hot Apple Pie
Cuervo 1800 Agave Nectar Scratch Margaritas
Bacardi Hot Buttered Rum
Three Olives Cherry vodka and Limeade
Cherry Coated Ribs
Mini Apple Crisp
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Last Thursday, Friday and Saturday Dame Lola hosted her Fall / Holiday Trunk Show in the event space at Varsity Grill. Rebecca, owner of Dame Lola had an amazing event that was filled with gorgeous must have's! We had a fun time transforming the 8,000 sq ft event space into a boutique for 3 days. We constructed 6 dressing rooms out of pipe and drape and set the room with cozy seating, fashion magazines & sexy decor. Movies played on the 157 inch screen that sat center stage as a perfect mix of tunes put together by Rebecca played throughout the room. Dame Lola shoppers were treated to 1 on 1 appointments with Dame Lola girls, champagne cocktails & appetizers. My favorite lines were Gant & Doucette Duvall.