Round Up: Cinco de Mayo Eats + Drinks.

Up until May 1999 I had heard of Cinco de Mayo, but never celebrated the day. That was my first year in Oklahoma and it became evident rather quickly that this wasn’t just another ordinary day. Restaurants host outdoor tent parties, people hold backyard fiestas and it’s all about the food and being together. With that in mind, I set about putting together this roundup of eats and drinks. (And oh, those lovely banners in the above photo are available here. via Simple Lovely)


Happy Earth Day.

I try to do what I can to make a difference, but there always seems to be so much more. At home I recycle, turn off lights when I leave a room, turn off the water while I brush my teeth and use low flow shower heads. I also use compact fluorescent light bulbs as much as possible. Plans are in the works to start a small compost heap. And at work we’ve instituted recycling bins. (Which is only worth mentioning because we’re a tiny company.) These little things are so easy to do and quickly become a habit.

What do you do to try and help the planet?

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Roundup: Easter Goodies.

Clockwise: Rice Krispie Easter Eggs from Bouchon Bakery, Chocolate-Covered Peepsicles, Peach and Prosecco Ice, Hot Cross Buns

Clockwise: Cadbury Creme Brul’egg, Deviled Eggs, Homemade Creme Eggs, Spring Easter Meringues

Clockwise: DIY Easter Mobile, Naturally Dyed Eggs, Chocolate Covered Macaroons, Homemade Marshmallow Peeps

Clockwise: Easter Bunny Card, Envelope + Bag Download, Vosges Chocolate Easter Bunnies, DIY Easter Basket, Smeeps


Happy April Fools.

April Fools Pranks I’ve Pulled:
• wet paper towels on the teacher’s chair (circa 1992)
• tin foil wrapped office (circa 2005)

And that’s all I got. How lame!

What’s the best prank you’ve ever pulled or had pulled on you?

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Happy Spring.

You’re finally here! I’ve been waiting. Now if only you could hang around until fall shows up and we can skip summer altogether that would be grrrrreat. Thanks.

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Roundup: St. Patty’s Day Treats.

Some of my favorite recipes and cocktails from around the web this past week. Enjoy!