We don’t know how most women have been asked to be the Maid of Honor in their best friends’ wedding, but we’re pretty impressed by this. These adorable handmade paper dolls were sent to the entire bridal party as bridal party announcement along with a poem written by the Bride-To-Be.
A few weeks ago we stopped by Holy Fuck’s (excuse our informalities) weekly free comedy in show at the Los Angeles Downtown Independent where we had yet again one of those moments of “WHY DIDN’T WE THINK OF THAT?” Outside of the theater sat Tin Box of Curious Artifacts, a vintage clothing truck with the same premise as the booming food truck industry, but with clothes- vintage clothes. Follow them on Twitter @tinboxboutique to find out where they will be next!
With too many antique dishes in the kitchen and not enough room in our jewelry box, we recently came up with this cute drawer display for jewelry. Lay dishes in a cleaned dresser drawer and use for jewelry storage and efficient access to your jewelry. Keeping the dishes in the drawer keeps your exposed jewelry away from dust and allows for more space on top of the dresser. To insure safe keeping of the dishes we also lined the dresser drawer with felt. Use tea cups for smaller items such as earrings and the plates for statement necklaces. Happy dishing!
Sequins, colored sweaters, and of course the boots- Nancy Sinatra has all our favorites for the holiday season wrapped up in this video from 1966 for “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’.”
Watch the whole video here to see how adorable Ms. Sinatra is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbyAZQ45uww&feature=youtu.be
Get the look- while we might not be brave enough to bare the sweater with just tights, we will brave wearing sequined sweaters from some of our favorite retailers:
We’ve been spritzing this delightful scent for years now and just when we think we are ready to put it away and bring in a new one, it calls our name yet again. This is a young and light scent with floral nodes that will leave everyone asking, “what perfume is that?!!” This makes a great gift for any woman of any age as it is not an overwhelming scent. Plus, it makes a great addition to our already, “everything lady-like” theme on our vanity table.
While perusing through one of our favorite websites, we stumbled upon the below image of a woman in Paris, dressed in white. Although we follow the “Don’t wear white until after Labor Day” rule just as much as the next gal, we can’t help but to swoon over this ensemble. We love everything from the way her hair is braided, to her thick cable knit sweater, to her voluminous skirt.
Did you catch the sequin stones on her heels? So feminine and innovative.
If you are like us and love baking cupcakes and cakes, you should make sure to use Frostin’ Pride the next time you are looking to whip up some quick bakes. This is a great alternative for those who like to use store bought frosting. It is easy to use and is the perfect amount of sweetness. You can find this in the frozen food aisle at Smart and Final. Our aunt suggested we use this frosting two years ago and we’ve been using it ever since!
It comes in a carton and is frozen, so you will need to thaw for a couple hours. Once thawed, use an electric mixer and mix until it becomes fluffy and triples in size. Once the frosting forms soft peaks, you are good to go!
It is easy to throw into a pastry bag and frost cupcakes or spread onto a cake. You can also use this as a filling. Since we are addicted to sprinkles, we’ve added sprinkles to the frosting and filled a funfetti cake.
We learned how to make this great carrot soup in our beginners cooking courses at Epicurean School of Culinary Arts. They have campuses in Anaheim and Hollywood and in 2009, the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce named Epicurean Anaheim “2009 Women Owned Business of the Year!” They have great 4-6 week courses and 1 day workshops available to the public.
This carrot soup recipe is easy and will leave your friends and family thinking you’ve been cooking it for years!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Carrot Soup (Serves 2-4)
1 1/2 c. vegetable broth
2 1/2 c. sliced carrots (approx. 3 medium sized carrots)
1 Tb. all-purpose flour
1 Tb. butter
1 c. half-and-half
1 Tb. chopped fresh parsley
1 Tb. chopped fresh basil
salt and pepper to taste
cayenne pepper & lemon to taste
dash of nutmeg
1. Boil Carrots until tender in the vegetable broth. If there is any sort of crunch left in the carrot, it still needs some time. Drain.
2. In a blender or food processor, combine the cooked carrots with a 3/4 c. vegetable stock. Process until smooth. Add more broth if you need the carrots to blend more. Return the mixture to the pan and set aside.
3. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour. Add the half-and-half. Cook over a medium flame while stirring with a wire whisk until the mixture is slightly thickened and bubbly. Throw in a dash of nutmeg. This will create a béchamel (base cream sauce).
4. To the carrot mixture, slowly pour in the béchamel and mix under a low flame. Add the chopped basil, parsley, cayenne pepper, salt and juice of a lemon to taste. Cook for a minute longer to incorporate flavors. Adjust seasonings and serve.
Ladywe tip: 5. To add more flavor and texture to the soup, throw a couple finely sliced potatoes into the oven marinated in onion soup dry mix and olive oil. Throw in a couple of them on the soup and enjoy! This is a great pairing for your favorite panini.
We’ve been awing over this key fob since the fist moment we laid eyes on it. It belongs to our co-worker and stylist, Francis Lam, whom you can follow on Tumblr. This was a gift from her grandmother. We love this small leather key holder, it’s handy, fashionable and PINK! With the holidays quickly approaching, we’re thinking this is a great gift idea.