Summer Essentials | Fab Five


Thanks to U by Kotex for sponsoring this Summer Essentials discussion. We just discussed the top trends for Summer 2014.    We’re less than a week away from the official kickoff of summer! Let’s face it, though – summer is already upon us. Now, these are some of my absolute summer essentials!

Shortbread Cookies Recipes | Fab Five

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

January 6th was National Shortbread Day.  I love shortbread cookies, and it's one of my favorite things about the holidays.  I had planned to make a fantastic recipe of shortbread cookies and share it.  As so often happens, life got in the way.  I will just have to save them for another day.  Hopefully soon.  […]

Fab Five: Fun Cars

Fiat 500 Barbie Edition

  I like quirky, fun cars.  I always have.  My friend had a late 1950’s Volvo when we were just beginning to drive, and I still want one to this day.  

Fab Five: Signs of Spring

Blooming tulips in Spring

Spring and Autumn are my two favorite seasons.  I think Autumn edges Spring out, but just slightly.   Five reasons I love Spring   1. Birds singing.  I love hearing the birds singing, tweeting, and peeping after a long winter.  2. Everything coming back to life.  Grass starts to grow, trees begin leafing out, and flowers […]

Fab Five – Plaid

I like all things preppy. Plaid, stripes, argyle, cardigans. mmmhhhmmm. I always have, I’m not sure why, as my parents are total free-spirits.  Perhaps it’s my form of rebellion. Plaid Laptop Squee!! I saw this while surfing the interwebs last week and it immediately went on my Want list. It’s a lid, so it’s reasonably […]

Fab Five – Caramel Finds

As I was standing in the local patisserie, trying desperately to make a decision, I realized that I should add caramel treats to my list of Fab Five topics. Salted Caramel Truffles I adore the sweet-savory flavors combined. Salted caramel does this so well. Photo of my local patisserie’s case.

Fab Five – Autumn Delights

Autumn is my favorite season – by far!  Apples, leaves changing, crisp air, kids going back to school, the list goes on and on.  Here are a few of my favorite autumn delights. Pumpkin Spice Latte YES! It was last weekend that I saw it was available again. That is always one of my key […]

Fab Five | My Favorite Things

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1.  Starbucks.  I'm not a huge coffee fan, unless it's a fancy frou frou coffee drink.  Even then, I'm rather picky.  For some reason, I just really like Starbucks.  It may be the ease of paying with a card, so it doesn't feel like real money.  Perhaps it's the convenience of the drive thru.  And […]