I couldn’t find my hair pick the other day. Does anyone else use a hair pick anymore? I use mine everyday when I get out of the shower. And I can’t find it. Argh! And I’ve had it since high school. That’s about 20 3 years. If it doesn’t show up I guess I can always say we had a good run. ;) But it got me thinking, what else do we have around here that has stood the test of time? And, probably more appropriately, the test of travel across the US and to a Caribbean island? What have we had since before we were we, over 13 years ago?
Now, we all know this isn’t a food blog. (Was that a collective sigh of relief from those who know me in real life I just heard?) ;) But I have a few go-to recipes that even I can’t screw up most of the time. I’ve even tested them at parties and gatherings and no one got sick with resounding success. So it seems safe to share them with y’all. Especially for those of you in the same boat. You know who you are … not super adventurous in the kitchen but willing to give things a try and always on the look out for simple, tasty recipes to mix things up every now and again. With that, I introduce to you, my 3 ingredient hummus.
Happy, happy Monday! I had an entirely different post planned for today, but yesterday I had an experience I just had to write about. I went to prison here in Curacao.
Hey, hey! We are ticking along in the ol’ blog room.
I have to admit, it seems kind of out of left field to get so geared up for fall. I mean, we live on a Caribbean island and all. It’s the land of perma-summer. But a tree … yes, a tree … totally caught me off guard yesterday and it had me coming up with fall centerpiece ideas … and then creating a little front door decor. It’s like my personal welcome to fall. With love, summer. :)
So, it’s Wednesday afternoon, the middle of September, and about 90 degrees outside. :) But, it’s Fall Y’all!!
Do you live on a Caribbean island where real pumpkins rot in about .2 seconds from the time you leave the grocery store? No? Maybe you’re just looking for a new take on the old Halloween craft project? Or, maybe you’re like me and just love to take something natural and make it into something unique.
Today we’ve got a quick side table before and after for you before you head over to the real business at hand at Jamie’s, the 4th day of Organizing 101: Back to Basics. This is a transformation of a little side table we’ve had sitting outside for a few years. A side table we bought at the same auction we got our frame and couches at a few years ago.
This isn’t going to be the first, or the last post about a spontaneous project that just took over me and happened on a random evening in a random week. Remember the striped rug? That happened. Well, in my quest for a functional blog room and with all of the focus on organization these days (you’ll be prompted to head over to Allison’s blog House of Hepworths to get your fill of Day 3 of Organizing 101 at the end of this post … you won’t want to miss it!), I had an idea for a diy wall calendar one night and ran with it.
Happy Tuesday y’all! I’m super excited to be a part of the Organizing 101 Series: Back to Basics with some seriously incredible bloggers. Yesterday Beth at Free Stylin’ showed you how to get more organized with menu planning (and not break the bank) and today I’m going to share with you my tips on time management (without losing your mind).
Happy Monday!! We’re talking an easy peasy, super simple, the power of paint type of It’s a Cinch project today. Thank goodness, because I accidentally crashed my own blog yesterday. And getting it back together is still a work in progress that is testing my sanity not an easy task. #notfunatall If you happen to see anything that looks weird, loads funny or doesn’t work please don’t hesitate to offer to fix it let me know. ;) Today is also the kick off of our Organizing 101 Series. Free Stylin’ Beth is talking menu planning today! Pay her a visit to learn all kinds of great tips!! And check this out.
Last weekend we had a last minute opportunity to go to the 3rd Annual Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival and Had. A. Blast! It was our first time going and I was so pleasantly surprised at just how creative the event set up was. Previous year’s headliners include Sting, Lionel Richie and Stevie Wonder. This year the headliners for Friday night were Marc Anthony, Santana and an all-star salsa band that I actually watched rehearse a few days before the show. That was cool. We went to the event on Saturday night and were greeted by this great, lively little band from New Orleans. I didn’t get their name. :(
Holy cow, how is it September all ready? It boggles my mind how fast time goes by. Just boggles it I tell you. ;) (What does that even mean?) Here’s a look back on all that we accomplished in August, a little review of the month in minutes. And I’m going to mix it up a bit and add categories … then you can easily find the types of posts you’re looking for. You’re welcome. Let’s start with Projects!
Happy Labor Day!!! Hopefully you’re doing exactly what you want to be doing today. :) It’s the first Monday of the month (Can you seriously believe it is September already?!?! Crazyness.), usually the day we share those super simple projects and tips. But we’ve postponed the It’s a Cinch series until next Monday in honor of this holiday. But that isn’t stopping me from sharing a super simple little tip I just learned. A DIY desiccant.