Thursday, November 18, 2010

Crafty Corner

I am still trying to figure out a tablescape for my Christmaka party, here are two idea's from our favorite crafty lady... Martha Stewart:

Such an easy project! Go to the dollar store for cheap pillar candles
and hot glue the cinnamon sticks right on there.


I am also loving the place cards, such a cute easy touch.
Again, all you need is a little dash of mother nature mixed with some good ol' hot glue.


Photos courtesy of www.marthstewart.com 

Friday, November 12, 2010

Peeled to Perfection!

OK, so by now I think everyone knows my obsession with handy kitchen tools.

This has me excited...really excited.

I can't tell you how many times I've used my mandolin to julienne carrots and cucumbers only to see part of my finger coming off with vegetable haha! I'm making it seem a bit more dramatic than it is, however...it is pretty dangerous.

This rotary peeler from Joseph Joseph (one of my favorite vendors from Caban) keeps your skin/fingers/other limbs away from the blade and focuses on the task at hand. There are three options on the peeler: a regular peel for potatoes and carrots etc, a julienne option and a serrated blade.

See for yourself!





Photos courtesy of www.yankodesign.com

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

That's a Wrap!

Have you ever heard of Gifted Magazine? It's so great! All kinds of wrapping tips, present ideas and the best part about it is all the items have links!
After flipping through the whole issue I discovered a lot of really great gift wrapping ideas.
Thought I would share a few suggestions, thanks Gifted for the great tips!



















Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Turkey Time!

One thing that is extremely important to me when hosting a dinner party is the presentation of food.

With the American Thanksgiving coming up there are tons of ideas on plating your turkey.
Here are a few pics for inspiration; I'm hungry just looking at these!







Photos courtesy of www.marthastewart.com, www.foodnetwork.com

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Goodbye Halloween Hello Santa!!

Ok, so by now you have learned that I love celebrating holidays, any holiday will do!

Now that Halloween has passed I can finally start talking about Christmas/Hanukkah, YAY!!!!
I am having a Christmaka party in December for 16 people. It's a sit down dinner with Turkey and all the fixin's. Because I am super paranoid of forgetting things, I have made a list...well an excel spreadsheet to be perfectly honest, listing the menu, attendees, dinnerware and decorations.
My next few posts will be my inspiration for this years Christmaka party.

Here are the most recent purchases I have made for the kitchen/preparing the feast!

 










Photos courtesy of http://www.createandbarrel.com/