Why Did You Eat That: No Bitchin’ in My Kitchen

By |January 23rd, 2012|Why Did You Eat That?|

vintage housewife

Okay, so I’m no Martha Stewart, but I do know how to keep a happy and functional home.  I also do enjoy baking and cooking (baking more than cooking).  There is also something to be said about a woman who can cook and look good while she does so.  I know we think it’s hilarious that Carrie Bradshaw used her oven to store sweaters, but today’s “modern girl” can do it all… and that includes whipping up a gourmet meal.

You don’t need every fancy appliance under the sun to make your kitchen run more smoothly, but there are a few gadgets that may very well change your life (or at least make you more efficient when it comes to the kitchen).

  1. Crock Pot 5 Quart Stainless Steel Slow Cooker, $41 – A crock pot is the lazy girl’s dream appliance.  Basically you could throw just about anything in in the morning and come home to a delicious meal.  It does the work for you and do you know how many amazing recipes there are?
  2. As Seen On TV, Eggies, $9.99 – Okay, I must admit I fell for something I saw on TV.  Hey, at least it’s not Pajama Jeans.  These will blow your mind if you enjoy hard boiled eggs, deviled eggs, or egg salad.
  3. KitchenAid Apple Wedger, $10.29 – I love apples, but I hate biting into them (creeps me out) and I find cutting them can be cumbersome (Okay, fine.  I can’t be trusted with sharp objects).  This little guy slices and apple right up in one swift move.  No more excuses when it comes to making yourself a healthy snack.
  4. Wusthof Kitchen Shears, $19.99 – My mom scolded me for years for not having a “proper” pair of kitchen shears.  Theses babies can do everything from cut meat to trim flower stems.
  5. Rabbit by Metrokane Zippity Rabbit Wine Opener, $79.99 – Alright, alright… the kitchen doesn’t have to be all business.  This wine opener is the best thing going.  When you have company, there’s nothing worse than fighting with a rogue cork.  The rabbit (not that rabbit) will have you in and out in no time. [insert dirty joke here].

A functional kitchen is a happy kitchen.



Gift Guide: Hostess with the Mostess

By |December 21st, 2011|Gift Guide|

Chances are that in the next week or two you will be attending some type of holiday party, dinner, or domestic gathering.  If you are lucky enough not to be the one stuck hosting, don’t you dare show up empty handed.  What?  Were you raised in a barn?  If you have ever hosted, you are aware of all the duties (and expenses) that come along with putting together a suburban soiree.  Rather than show up with the run of the mill bottle of wine or spirit, how about picking up something that will actually make the lady of the house feel appreciated — and may even get you invited back again?  Unless, of course, you don’t want to be invited back again… then might I suggest a case of PBR?

1. Kate Spade Rose Print Thank You Cards, $20, 2. Diane von Furstenberg High Rise White Wine Glass Set, $60, 3. Hollywood Fashion Tape Hostess with the Mostess Kit, $19.99, 4. Dennis Basso Faux Fur Throw, $48.96, 5. Kate Spade Two of a Kind Highballs, $50, 6. Cut Lace Vanity Tray, $24, 7. Sequin Swirl Pillow, $32, 8. Bormioli Rocco Sorgente Fuchsia Water Glasses, $29.99, 9. Nest Holiday Votives Set, $32

Can I take your coat?




Real People, Real Style: A Rose By Any Other Name

By |September 14th, 2011|Real People Real Style|

I don’t know a girl who doesn’t delight in receiving roses. The rose is beautiful all on its own. It doesn’t need any extra accoutrements. No baby’s breath. No carnations. It is a straightforward beauty. I would go as far as calling it a “stand alone” flower. I first discovered Rose a la Mode when she was kinda enough to link back to me on a post about the return of flare leg jeans. When I perused her blog, I was impressed with her clean, straightforward, and totally relatable style. She wasn’t all about putting on something cuuuurazy for the shock value. I could tell this was really a peek into Linda’s life and her closet– and for that, I was an immediate fan.

Name: Linda Rose

Wearing: A White T-shirt and Wide leg jeans both from Gap, Platform Sandals from Target, DKNY White Watch, Charm Bracelet

Occupation: Part Time Blogger and Housewife

Hometown/Current Town: St. Louis, MO

I would describe my style as: Easy clothes that everyone can wear…with some extras to make it special

I can’t leave the house without: Burts Bees Lip Balm

Based on wardrobe alone, if I could live in any time period, it would be: The 70’s! I love how glamorous everything was!

Best/biggest splurge (worth every penny): The best hair straightner money can buy. I have frizzy hair and those things work magic for me!

Best fashion advice I’ve ever received: You can wear anything you want as long as you’re confident in it.

Biggest fashion pet peeve (a trend that just needs to go away): Tapered pants (as in baggy on top and skinny at the ankle). They are just not flattering—I don’t care how skinny you are!

What I would tell my 13 year old self: Keep current with the jean trends – that will give away your style intellect every time.

Weirdest beauty trick that I swear by: I don’t use conditioner because I heard that it can burn your hair if you use a flat iron after. I stopped using

conditioner that day and it’s worked for me.

Don’t care if it ever goes out of style, I’m going to keep wearing: SCARVES! They keep me so much warmer in the winter, I couldn’t live without them!

I would love to trade closets with: Jennifer Anniston!

Fun fact: I only started to find my style after I got married in 2005. Before then I had no sense of style.