Friday, February 24, 2017

Fashion on Fridays

Pink Yarrow

Working Pantone's 2017 Spring palette into established closet inventory is proving to be easier than I thought.

Last year I purchased this Columbia rain jacket and had already gotten lots of wear out of it, when I spied the color on this season's list.

Dressing daily for work is less of a chore when I pretend like I'm painting a portrait.

What do you think?

Friday, February 10, 2017

Fashion on Fridays

Greenery - Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year found in my closet!

In keeping with the spirit of my fashion blogging, I'm hope to stay current by adopting fashionable colors;

and by utilizing items I already own.

Sometimes the newest styles dont suit my body type.

Hence, accessorizing with the palette becomes not just a way to organize but also a way to prioritize.

This Franklin Covey satchel has served me well over the past several years by keeping office documents organized.

Today I may empty it and use it in place of my everyday handbag.

How are you incorporating *Greenery* into your style?

PS  That's Madame Golovin painted by my mother, who was copying Elizabeth Vigee-LeBrun's work.

Friday, February 03, 2017

Friday, August 19, 2016

Fashion on Fridays

It's time to re-organize the closet ~

Friday, January 15, 2016

Fashion on Fridays

Color(s) of the year are Rose Quartz and Serenity are most fitting for me since we're expecting two grandchildren next month: a boy and a girl, both due on February 15, the birthday of DD#3.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Monkey Bread

Make ahead recipe ~

Grease and flour a large tube pan.

In it arrange 24 1-oz frozen Parker House rolls.

Mix together the following dry ingredients and sprinkle over the rolls:

1  3-3/4 oz butterscotch pudding mix (NON INSTANT)
1    cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Evenly distribute 1/2 cups chopped pecan over rolls.

Pour 1/2 cup melted butter over everything.

Allow bread to rise overnight (or 8 hrs).  No need to cover pan.

Later ~
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes.

Let pan rest for 5 minutes before turning out onto a large dish with a lip, so the sauce wont run over the edges.

There are never any leftovers of this holiday breakfast item.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Top Ten - Pumpkin

Aside from the proverbial jack-o-lantern use for pumpkins, I have found a host of ways to enjoy this plentiful autumn gourd.

After roasting and pureeing, here are the top ten ways I've enjoyed pumpkin and its flavoring ~ links, if available

1)  soup
     really easy to fix, and I generally leave out the milk/cream
2)  roasted seeds
     freeze well, and a treat to add to salads
3)  pie
     DD#4 prepared a noteworthy version this year
4)  bars
     bought some cookie bars at the grocery store this year
5)  cake
     bought one from my favorite bakery this year
6)  muffins
     received some as a gift this year
7)  cheesecake
     too easy to buy the Cheesecake Factory version at BJs
8)  frappe (pictured)
     low-calorie, nutritious meal replacement
9)  latte
     coffee, vanilla protein powder, and Torani pumpkin syrup
10) ice cream
      Turkey Hill brand tastes delicious alone or a la mode

PS  I use Libby's canned pumpkin mostly, but insist on freshly roasted, pureed for my soup.

PPS  Bonus link to DD#2's recipe for pumpkin bread  ;-)