Must have Mondays

AllSaints Purchases

{a little treat to myself after working 3 straight weeks}

Arcade Fire

{Arcade Fire concert}

Harvey Kitty

{meet Harvey Dent – the newest member to the family}

Lemon Squares with Raspberry Sauce

{homemade lemon squares with a raspberry sauce}

Gorgeous Sunset

{a gorgeous sunset at the Forum}

Sorry about my long absence. In addition to work being insanely busy (I had my first day off in 3 weeks), I adopted an 8 week old kitten. Her name is Harvey and it’s my first time owning a cat, so the entire experience has been an eye opener to say the least-prepare for a ton of cute pictures. But with things starting to settle down new posts will be back to normal.

 

Happy Monday!

xxxooo

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Oscar Party

Oscar Themed Cocktail{Oscar themed cocktails – described below}

Black Tie Marshmellows{Black Tie Marshmallows like the ones shown here}

Oscar Cookies{Oscar Statue Cookies – only ours will be standing on Reese’s and dusted in edible gold}

Red Carpet Donuts{Red Carpet Donuts – with a simple glaze shown here}

 

Popcorn Bar Seasonings{among other savory treats, a Popcorn Bar is always a hit – with various unique seasoning options}

 

 

Ballots & BINGO{Ballots and Red Carpet BINGO ready and waiting}

In my family the Academy Awards are treated as any other holiday, meaning themed desserts, cocktails, and savory bites. We’ve been throwing an Oscar party ever since I can remember. With tradition being each of our guests filling out a ballot before the show begins and whomever gets the most correct wins a mini replica Oscar! Its been known to get a bit competitive and a lot of research is done before their ballots are turned in. Two years ago I added Red Carpet BINGO to our mix and everybody loved it, along with a really themed menu. Sunday we are offering four cocktails choices: A Captain Phillips – captain morgan + coke, A WOW Sparkler (Wolf of Wall Street) – champagne + sugar rim, A Gravity – vodka + soda water + lime, and in memory A Shirley Temple – grenadine + sprite + cherries. Hope this gives you some ideas on throwing your own Academy Awards party! Enjoy the show. xxxooo

 

 

Must have Mondays

Creamy Frozen Fruit Pops{Creamy Frozen Fruit Pops}

Olivia Wilde Takes Down Hwood Sexist Double Standard{Olivia Wilde hits Hollywood’s sexist double standard with one sentence}

Tug of War{the ultimate battle captured here – Brooklyn (the tan one) won}

Gold Gilded Pants{wishing I could find these pants for the Oscars this Sunday}

37 Regrets that You Should Avoid{37 Things you should not regret}

I’m pretty sure I have said this before, but that travel bug is back and I have it big time. And it’s not so much the location that matters, just the journey. In the last few days everywhere and anywhere has sounded appealing to travel to. Whether its to new destinations like Nashville, Greece, Portland, Germany, or oldies but goodies such as Houston, Vegas (yes I want to go back), Palm Springs, or Hawaii. it doesn’t matter. With a small weekend trip planned to San Francisco and Napa (which I’ve never been to) in a couple of weeks, I’ll just have to manage that bug and make it through until then. Happy Monday! xxxooo

Must have Mondays

Breakfast Pizza{enjoyed this breakfast pizza from DoughBoys}

Disney Monopoly{booze + boardgames = a good girl night in}

McQueen Quote{an intriguing quote from the ever inspiring, Alexander McQueen}

New Years Manicure{glittery manicure for 2014 – Essie’s “Topless and Barefoot” with Sally Hanson “Glitz Blitz” polish strips}

Regional Slang{How well does this test of regional slang reveal where you’re from…}

This week starts back everyone’s routines. People go back to work and the holidays start to be a distant memory – a time I always find to be very depressing. So to counteract this, I plan on distracting myself with work, cleaning out and organizing everything, and trying to hold onto the last few drops of holiday cheer that I can. Happy Monday! xxxooo