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Crafted

Crafted

Who else is getting excited for spring and all of the fun outdoor entertaining it entails?  I still haven't bought my deck furniture yet (I know, what is wrong with me?!) we're going to be stuck sitting on those 1980s style mesh lawn chairs that you used to drag to...

What’s the Difference Between Good And Bad Quality Chocolate?

What’s the Difference Between Good And Bad Quality Chocolate?

It can't be denied that these days the chocolate craze is stronger than ever. These delicious sweets start as uninvitingly looking cocoa pods, each containing numerous slimy seeds. First, they need to be fermented, usually by leaving them for a week under the sun,...

Thanksgiving Hostess with the Mostess

Thanksgiving Hostess with the Mostess

So I have my Thanksgiving meal all planned, the guest list is done, the extra chairs are ready, but I had the sudden thought this weekend, what about the before?  If it was just me and my husband like last year, I wouldn't even bother with nibbles, but I feel like if...

A Passion for Food — Best Kept as a Hobby or a Business?

A Passion for Food — Best Kept as a Hobby or a Business?

For most people, cooking is just one of the mundane tasks that one has to take care of to survive. However, it can be much more meaningful to the people who view it as a hobby, as well as the people who cook for a living. If you are a part of the first group and do...

Cozy Fall Yum Yums

Cozy Fall Yum Yums

It's that time of year again, time for super yummy pumpkin spice, crisp delicious apples, cinnamon and all the delicious Fall-flavored goodies the autumn season has to offer!  I always have big plans for autumn baking but I am bad about follow through, I always swear...

Have a Rosé Kind of Day!

Have a Rosé Kind of Day!

Feeling all those summertime vibes!  Have you picnicked yet this summer?  I'm not big on a huge picnic meal, but a chilled bottle of Rosé or prosecco, plastic flutes, some beautiful sliced figs and indulgent tiny treats can make a run of the mill road trip instantly...

Doughnuts + Duvet

Doughnuts + Duvet

I'll confess, I have not eaten breakfast in years, nor would I, I'm a black coffee girl through and through, but I sure do mow through the microwave popcorn at night, lol! But that's probably why I'm so smitten with these cozy, charming warm morning vignettes. While...

So ho ho hungry!

So ho ho hungry!

Every year I start out the holiday season thinking I'm going to have saved up money for gifts, carefully, over each month, that I'm going to have all my decorating done and cards written, and it always ends up with me standing at the kitchen counter hastily scribbling...

Pour on the Pineapple!

Pour on the Pineapple!

With it being so super hot and steamy here recently, my mind can't help but wander to thoughts of a tropical paradise! And while it looks like a trip to the beach might not be in the cards this year (and if it is, it will be Maine which is decidedly NOT tropical,...

Pretty in (Orange and) Pink

Pretty in (Orange and) Pink

I know it's ice cold winter (we have had almost record lows in Vermont this year), and of course I crave warm, heavy carbs, but my thoughts also always turn to warm, tropical things as well because it's so gray and cold. I'm a huge fan of food photography, there's...

Eatin’ Season

Eatin’ Season

The holidays are upon us, or as we Southerners say, it's eatin' season!  We're already debating the pros and cons of frying down a turkey (pros:  well duh, fried turkey!  cons:  you might burn your house down).  Probably just going to order...

Creative Cookies

Creative Cookies

I avoid red and green like the plague at Christmas time, I love it for other people but it's just so against my whole personal aesthetic that it's hard for me to get enthused about it - I love to see it at the mall, at restaurants or at other people's houses but it's...

Hello, Flamingo

Hello, Flamingo

This is just one of those photos that really makes me happy!  If I ever get married again (God let's hope not!) I want pink flamingos on my cake.  And a little sign that says Yay!  What do you think this is to celebrate I wonder?  Anyway, I just ran across this on...

Fall, LOL

Fall, LOL

Fall, what?!  Living here in South Florida, fall is nothing more than a state of mind!  It's still in the 90s here on the first day of fall, and the humidity is at a peak.  It's also the height of hurricane season (and my prayers here at LBD go out to Puerto Rico and...

Pour It Up

Pour It Up

Pour it up!  A client suggested to me yesterday that I go have a nice glass of wine after the week we have been through here in South Florida, and I was like, yep, we have no gas or milk in Ft. Lauderdale but we sure do have liquor, lol!  I'm not a big drinker but a...

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