With fall right around the corner, we'll all be making lots of soups, stews and casseroles. Most will have a chopped onion or two sautéed in olive oil or butter to start flavoring the dish right. I figured what better time than to brush up on our onion chopping skills. I have VERY sensitive eyes and the quicker I can get the onion chopping done the better....more
I have a favorite knife for each task I do in the kitchen, but I don't think I even realize the varied benefits of using kitchen scissors to do some of the cutting work in the kitchen. Kitchen scissors can actually make some of the usual work of cutting some foods safer, faster and even neater than using a knife. Here are 5 ideas of uses for kitchen scissors that you may never have thought about before:...more
Last night, I attended the Modern Beauty 2015 event hosted by Style Chicago (I promise to have a recap soon!). Being the mom of two boys, I rarely have the chance to go out on a weeknight. I seized this opportunity to go downtown and made a fun night of it with my sister-in-law. (Their wedding isn't until next summer but I've claimed her as my sister-in-law before they were even engaged - that's how much I adore her!)...more
Business Cards can be one of the fastest and most efficient ways to leave a lasting impression with potential clients, employers and contacts. They can give a reminder of who you are, what you do, where you are as well as how to reach you. Still, there are ways that your business cards may work against you without you even realizing it. I want to share a few easy ways how to be sure your business cards work for you.
I moved to Paris 9 months ago and trying to learn the language. It's beautiful and challenging, and I alternately want to marry and strangle it. We did an exercise in class where you had to name your favorite day of the week and explain why. Unsurprisingly, the most popular answers were Friday (because it’s the start of the weekend) and Sunday (because you can sleep late)....more
Handmade, awesome, adorable, lovely tea bags that you can make for the ones you love (or for yourself, if you’re feeling fancy). Creating these custom made tea bags from loose tea leaves or herbal tea elements (such as rose petals, dried fruit, citrus peels, etc) are probably one of the best gifts you will give that tea lover in your life....more