The one with Dealing with your Family Week - China Glaze It's 5'oclock Somewhere!?

Hi all! :) Happy Tuesday! I'm working today - I normally don't work on Tuesday - so I've got another quick The one with Dealing with your Family post. This time it's a VERY hard to find older China Glaze, It's 5'oclock Somewhere! This is a part of the ... is it Martini Pedicure collection? Well, it's something like that! It's a very thin formula. I needed three coats for what is pictured. The color is a bright pink with microshimmer that hints purple!...more

The one with Dealing with your Family Week - Ulta Cocktails Anyone?

Continuing this week's holiday theme (haha) I bring you a pretty purple from Ulta! The name of the polish is Cocktails Anyone?, and it's a deep purple. It's really pretty! I expected it to stain, but it didn't. My only problem with the polish was that after a day of wearing it, it kind do I explain ate through the top coat. When I put the polish on and used top coat it was all glossy and shiny, but by the afternoon of the next day, it looked dull. I've never had a polish do that before! I don't remember doing anything different with my hands at all......more

The one with Catrice Pool Party at Night

Another great Catrice polish coming your way! This one is a blue called Pool Party at Night! It's a beautiful creamy confection of a polish - and of course, my husband loves it because his favorite color is blue :)...more

The one with Catrice Fred Said Red

Kicking off this first full week of November, I've got a beautiful red polish from Catrice, a brand I don't have access to anywhere close to me. I got a few of this brand in a swap with my lovely friend Kati, and I just adore them! The name of this is Fred Said Red...and it makes me think of Right Said Fred haha This polish is a creamy red-orange, which if you know me at all, is so perfect for me! The formula on Catrice polishes is so amazing! Two creamy coats are pictured, and honestly, I might have been able to get away with one coat if applied correctly....more

Taking Comfort in Polish Food & a Recipe For Kapusta

Last week I traveled to Upstate New York with my parents to say a much too early good bye to my cousin, who left behind three beautiful daughters.  Over 1,200 people attended her calling hours, which will give you an idea of the kind of person she was, and how many loved her. I have never seen anything like it....more

When is the right time to start teaching your kid manners?!

A few months ago I read blog post @ Classy Chaos, where it was mentioned that spoon feeding isn’t a common parenting practice in the United States. American moms don’t do that? Is that right?! So, what’s not American in feeding your baby with a spoon!? Is it about how to teach them to be independent right from the start? Do American infants bake chocolate cookies and apple pies, as well?!...more

Tutorial: Make Your Own Natural Beeswax Wood Polish

Beeswax polish is a wonderful, all natural way to preserve and protect your wooden treasures, toys and trinkets (furniture, too!).  Here's how to make your own! This is the finish we use on our wooden toys at BTRT....more
Great, its really helpful. It is natural and safe for little hands. Add it provides a ...more

Mushroom Soup or Zupa Pieczarkowa

While there are two basic Mushroom Soups in Polish cooking, I decided to make Zupa Pieczarkowa which is made with button mushrooms typically found in grocery stores instead of wild mushroom soup.  After all, it is not the time of year for wild mushroom picking.  I also wanted to make something simple for Meatless Friday during Lent season.While you might think this soup is a family favorite for us since we are Polish, I have to admit my brother has a...more
@isthisthemiddle Thank you! Your recipe sounds delicious as well :)more

Fasolka po Bretonsku with Piekny Jas and Memories of Poland

On my last trip to our local ethnic store, I found a bag of Piekny Jas and bought it.  Tthe packet cost me nearly $5 for just 12 oz.  But one glance at the large white plump dried beans and I was reminded of a pleasant memory I hold of my mother's family...I am a teenager, visiting my family in Poland, one household at a time on both my mothers and fathers side.  It is ...more

Spinach in the Polish Style or Szpinak po Polsku

I love cooking with what I have.  Going to the grocery store, seeing what is fresh, on sale, or just appealing to me, and taking it home to make something different.  Something tasty.  And preferably, something traditional.Sometimes, though, I don't know exactly what to do with the produce.  But I have, without exaggeration, 17 cookbooks, 6 of which are in Polish and I am always looking for more.  This time, I looked up Szpinak (pronounced "Sh-pee-nahk" and meaning "Spinach") in my ...more