Archive for January, 2012

January 26, 2012

Ombre is Ugly

Ombre is Ugly

Ombre is ugly.  There.  I said it.  Hair, dresses, wall color (yes, I saw it on pinterest), it is all bad.  If I want trashy looking roots, I will just save money and skip my quarterly appointment at the salon.  Don’t pay for that when neglect gets you the same result.  Okay, okay.  I am being a little harsh.  I have seen variations of it that look decent and more like subtle highlights, but that is few and far between.

That is all.

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January 5, 2012

NYE Menu

The husband and I had our first NYE party as a married couple.  He swore off hosting NYE events because “everyone else does.”  Well our cooking and parties are a lot better than everyone else’s.  ‘Nuff said.  I complimented his mad kitchen skills (which truly is amazing) and then very little effort was needed to change his mind.  The party was my excuse to use all the serving pieces we got as wedding presents.  I also wanted a short commute to bed.

It was a big success; loads of laughter, music, food, and booze along with 3 very fat and happy dogs.  It was a good party.  Of course I forgot to take pics during the party, but I did take photos documenting the mess around 330 am New Year’s Day.  Champagne makes me creative.

This is absolutely going to be a recurring event.  We are thinking once a quarter.

The party menu

  • Roasted dates with parmesan and bacon
  • Curry chicken salad on crostini
  • Deviled eggs
  • Cold carrot soup
  • Asparagus with prosciutto and goat cheese
  • Oven roasted tomatoes
  • Homemade bread
  • Spiced roasted nuts
  • Citrus marinated olives
  • Homemade salsa and queso (no velveeta!)
  • Texas caviar
  • Sausage, cheeses and crackers (and Fred ate half of it)
  • Blueberry and blackberry cake

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