To Buy / To Try

Saving for Fancy Christmas Bourbon with Bank Simple

November 29, 2012
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Have you heard about Simple? Simple is a really cool new bank replacement. CK and I officially switched all of our really horrible old banking accounts over to Simple completely in August (after being on the waiting list for a Beta invite since June of 2010) and haven’t regretted it for a moment. We both […]

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Polar Holiday Seltzer

November 20, 2012
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I’m not going to lie. I was really disappointed last year when Polar Seltzer  rolled out an array of limited edition holiday flavors and I couldn’t get them on the West Coast. Everyone back east was toasting with sparkling eggnog flavored water and I felt seriously left out. Fast forward to last week and what […]

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Cheating in the Kitchen with My Vegetable Chopper

November 12, 2012
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When I have to make recipes that require a whole lot of the above to be chopped into uniform bits I have to confess, I pull out my vegetable chopper. I know it’s a tool that is looked down on by many, but I absolutely adore this silly gadget. CK’s grandmother actually gave me my […]

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Let’s Have a Roast Ornament

November 9, 2012
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Just briefly this evening I thought it might be fun to report that I have definitely found my Christmas ornament to commemorate 2012. When I saw this trio of happy and not so happy marshmallows on the ModCloth website I burst into peels of laughter. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve burned my own s’more […]

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15 Cheap Foodie eBooks and How to Find More

November 8, 2012
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eBook fanatics unite! If you’re like me then you probably find it hard to resist those tempting eBook bargains that pop-up around the web each day. I honestly look forward to my Kindle Daily Deal email from Amazon.com way too much and I’m also a fan of sites like Books on the Knob and the eBook […]

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Bluxome Street Winery

June 20, 2012
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Apparently there’s a winery just two short blocks away from my apartment and I didn’t know about it for the entire year I’ve lived here. I could chalk up my misstep to a lot of various excuses but in my defense it’s a little bit hidden and I’m a tad oblivious at times. Thankfully a post on […]

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14 Fancy Foodie Nail Polish Names I Love

June 11, 2012
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I know that a lot of people (myself definitely included) love reading the names of cosmetics and get a kick out of the clever tuns of phrase that are stenciled onto various lipsticks, blush compacts, and eye shadows.  I’ve also noticed that when it comes to my manicure and pedicure addiction the choice of polish is definitely swayed […]

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My Cookbook Will Be Released in 54 Days

April 19, 2012
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Update (May 15, 2012): Just a wanted to let you know that the release date for the book has been changed to the beginning of July. I’ll keep you posted should any more changes occur! This is just a short note to show you guys the cover of my soon to be released cookbook and let […]

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