2.29.2012

Take a Leap


Today is not only the last day of February but is also Leap Day. Leap Year leaps in once every four years on February 29. This extra day is added to keep the calendar and the seasons in sync. Having an extra 24 hours is a good reminder to take time and do something you wouldn’t normally do or don’t usually have time for. Celebrate some me time, or do something adventurous or out of your norm. My friend is (unwillingly) partaking in her first speed dating event tonight – coincidence - or hilarious? Maybe today’s the day to take a leap of faith and you’ll fall ever so gracefully on your feet. Or find a cute little frog to smooch. I can hear my friend laughing now. And speaking of, I seem to be in a bit of a frog mood right now. So take some green amphibian inspiration below. But whatever it is you do, enjoy this ribbit-tastic day.

Lily pads in Alqonquin

Cute froggie cookies. Recipe here
Even cuter froggie pops! Recipe here
Who could forget the loveable Kermit? Kermit nails here



2.24.2012

Oscar Bash


The most prestigious awards gala in film is approaching on Sunday, and I’m not sure what I’m more excited for: the show, fashion, or the glorious amounts of food I will be stuffing my face with throughout the night. Last year, my boyfriend and I hosted our own Oscar Party for Two and this year will be no different. It doesn’t need to be fancy. Keep it simple, small, and fun. Create some appetizers, cocktails, and try a simple but classic black and white theme. And what better way to pay homage to one of the best films of the year, The Artist? Black and white d├ęcor, table settings, and clothing is classic, chic, and sophisticated. We’re still in the process of figuring out this year’s menu, but in the meantime, check out the deliciousness we made last year for some ideas on throwing your own Oscars party.

Prosciutto Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Dates

Sauteed Shrimp Cocktail

Grilled Bread with Guacamole Dip

Roasted Tomatoes, Basil, and Bocconcini
 Happy Oscars!