Nov 21, 2019

Talking Turkey

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

Times a ticking and I’ve been ensconced in sourcing the “best” brand of  Thanksgiving turkeys to purchase before the weekend to beat the holiday rush. If you’re prepping Thanksgiving Dinner, I think it’s best to think ahead. Don’t you? I mean…. why stress over Turkey?!  Getting the whole meal on the table at the same time while still warm is stress inducing enough.

In my sleuthing to suss out the best tasting turkey, I’ve  uncovered a verrrry interesting article on which brand came out on top- (in terms of taste, texture and flavor) . I’m happy to report, that if you are longing to go Organic,  (Farmer Owned) Organic Prairie  is at the tippy top of the list. Sadly and a major surprise-at the BOTTOM of the list …(sit down for this one) was Butterball .  (According to this survey on eatthisnotthat.com.)  

Click on the image below and go directly to the original article for all the results posted. 

 

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Nov 19, 2019

One Sweet Cookie..Cinnamon Roll Biscotti

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

One Sweet Cookie..and recipe included:

I posted a recipe on my Facebook page this morning, in answer to my dear friend Mary Uhlich’s,  request to participate in a Christmas Cookie Exchange. The Facebook  response to my recipe has been  so warmly received I thought best to post it on my blog so you won’t miss this yummy dessert addition.  It’s the perfect compliment for Thanksgiving or Christmas, as  this Biscotti is filled with cinnamon and sugar -two ingredients synonymous with the holidays.

This is the perfect  holiday cookie to serve to your guests  and so easy to pack up and go- as a lovely parting gift.

Cinnamon & Spice & Everything Nice! ENJOY!

                      RECIPE

Christmas Cinnamon Roll Biscotti

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Crème together:
• 1 stick unsalted butter (1/4 pound)
• 2/3 cup white Sugar
• 1/3 cup brown sugar
• 3 Large eggs
• 2 tsp vanilla

Add in Dry ingredients:

• 2 ¾ cup flour
• 2 tsp cinnamon
• 1 tsp Baking Powder
• ¼ tsp. salt

Chill dough for an hour.
Remove from fridge and roll our flat:

Mix together:
• ¼ cup Sugar
• 2 tsp cinnamon

Sprinkle dough with cinnamon & sugar mixture.

Roll into a log
Put onto baking sheet covered with a Silpat baking mat
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until a light golden brown
Cut biscotti on the diagonal and bake each cookie by laying it on its side for 5 minutes
Take out of oven and flip cookie on its other side
Cool for another 5 minutes
Take out of oven and cool completely on wire rack.

Frosting:
(2 options)

For Cinnamon roll lovers…use the first frosting:
Glaze (mix together) and drizzle over cookie.
• 2 Tablespoons Melted Butter
• 2 Tablespoons Milk
• 2 Cup Confections Sugar

OR

Melt White chocolate chips at low heat in a glass bowl over double boiler,
When chocolate is completely melted put into a plastic sandwich bag and cut tip on one end f the bag.
Drizzle chocolate over cookie

Let glaze and or white chocolate set completely before packaging.

Enjoy!

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Nov 19, 2019

Tuesday’s Tip…The Red Plaid Pump…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Tuesday’s tip is all about the red plaid pump andddd if I do say so myself … it’s the perfect item to have on hand for the holidays ahead. I know there are oodles of plaid pump options out there but I have sourced the offerings below to give you a range of heel heights and fabrications. I’m also mindful that the first pump  featured is basically  a Winter white pump with  a red stripe in the weave BUT it has a rhinestone detail and in my mind anything with SPARKLE  is a “must have” for the holidays.

Colette Pump (@J.Crew.com $268.00)

Erika Bow Mules (@ Talbot’s.com $139.00 SALE $97.30)

GX By Gwen Stefani Trio (@Lulu’s FINAL SALE $93.00) 5 Star rating

Jessica Simpson Pump ( @Dillards.com $89.00 SALE $53.40)

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Nov 18, 2019

Talbot’s on Trend…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Luxe Suede Trench (color: Saddle) $899.00 Talbot’s.com

There I was this morning… with visions of a perfectly put together outfit for Thanksgiving  in my head,when all of a sudden there IT was. A beautiful  suede coat in the  most yummy pumpkin  hue. (It’s named “saddle” on the site but in  my minds eye-it looks like the color of Pumpkin Pie. But, I digress). As I click on the image, I’m directed to  the  apparel site – Talbot’s.  Yes, you heard me… Talbot’s.

I’ve always associated  the Talbot’s  brand with classic style that is well-made and available at very affordable prices. But, low and behold Talbot’s, has done some sprucing UP. As I perused the site I noticed a number  of beautiful and quite stylish (read into that elevated classics) in a number of vibrant hues and patterns offered at prices that are a bit more expensive than the mid-range price point that is characteristic of the site.

Click on the images provided and go directly to the Talbot’s site. I think you’ll see that  the Classic Styling of Talbot’s have had an upgrade…

 

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Nov 18, 2019

Monday Mantra

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

Go & Do!

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Nov 17, 2019

Sunday

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

Sunday..my absolute favorite day of the week.

I hope you have a day filled with happiness, and magical moments filled with laughter.

 

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Nov 14, 2019

Sized Right!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Fact. Did you know that 89% of  all women are wearing the wrong size bra.  89%?! That’s frightening on so many levels .

Bra’s are the “foundation” of our wardrobe. A well fitted bra can lift you up-LITERALLY and give the appearance of a smoother and more streamlined shape.

The good news is…. that this is a very easy problem to fix.

Major department stores like Nordstrom and Macy’s, have a bra specialist in store- trained to measure,fit  and recommend the best bra size for your shape.

In addition, there are a number of  specialty lingerie stores (as in LaPerla &, Soma Intimates) where sales consultants are usually highly trained and can offer personalized experience to insure the absolute best bra fit.

In my opinion..I feel it is highly advisable to spend the money and go to a specialty lingerie shop at the onset to ensure that your fit is perfected and then you can shop as time goes forward with the knowledge you attained from a specialist. The number one reason that celebrities always look flawless is due in large part to the proper undergarments,starting with wearing the right bra.

I hope this little post  lifts your spirits and your appearance.

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Nov 14, 2019

Magical Moment

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

This is not my usual post where I share some ditty about fashion, style, decor or a motivational or timely tip. Toda,y I feel compelled to  discuss something we all need to do ASAP..for our own happiness and overall well being. It goes without saying that I am motivated to share the following observation…

Is it Christmas already? It seems as if the Xmas Season is in FULL swing and we haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving. Call me crazy,but have YOU noticed a  large number of Pre-Black Friday Sales ?  In addition,I’ve also been aware of  Christmas music being played everywhere! Yes, I’ve heard Silent night at the Grocery store already, not to mention Christmas carols being piped in at every store in the Mall. May I gently remind everyone that we haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving yet.  Please don’t get me wrong-I’m not the Grinch BUT can’t’t we at least give Thanksgiving it’s due. What’s the hurry? What’s the rush?

In my humble opinion, I think we all need to take a collective breath and SLOW down. We are moving at warp speed to get everything done and we’re forgetting to take a moment  and enjoy where we are now.

So for today…let’s take a moment or even two and just BE. Stop…look around… breath and be thankful for the moment. AND P.S. Thanksgiving is two weeks from today. Have a beautiful Day!

Today’s Sunrise in LA…..Beautiful.

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Nov 11, 2019

Monday Moment of Pretty

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Just a little something to start your week off  with a bit of sparkle…because let’s face it… the holidays are right around the corner and we all know that THAT is the Season of BLING!

McQueen

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Nov 11, 2019

Monday Mantra

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful and relaxing weekend! I hope you find a good dose of HAPPY in your day today and everyday. Here’s to a beauuutiful week ahead.

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