Laissez les bontemps roulez! That is, let the good times roll… because today is Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday,” when New Orleans fills up with parades, masks, beads and—yum—king cake. Really an iced bread, traditional king cake was originally created to use up flour that would become forbidden after Lent. Lucky for us, we can all enjoy it now. But have you ever thought of making one in a bread machine? All the fun and festiveness with a lot less work! If you don’t already have a bread maker, check out three top rated machines:
Um, so I’ll be headed to the Oscars this weekend. My husband worked his tail off this year on some pretty cool movie projects, so I get to reap the rewards by putting on a fab dress and locking arms with him for the ultimate date night.
Everyone needs an indulgence now and then, and I can’t think of a better winter mini-break than a facial. But even when I’m prepared to splurge, it’s hard to make time. I can barely fit in a shower, let alone an hour devoted to opening my pores. So if I can do a treatment at home that’s just as good as the pro stuff and saves me precious minutes, I’m all about it.
From the Shop
KitchenAid 7-Quart Pro Line Stand Mixer
Sony DPT-RP1 Digital Paper
Mulberry Silk Sleep Eye Mask
Color your year…luscious radiant orchid, the shade chosen by Pantone’s experts as the official hue for 2014. Whatever the weather, both you and your tech can burst into flower.
Happy heart day!! If you’re just waking up to the realization that it’s Valentine’s Day and you forgot to send your someone special a card, no need to get all achy-breaky— you can send the perfect Valentine’s e-card right now. Spread the love with my faves from these sites:
My significant other says I’m spending too much time using my phone in the bedroom. But I always do a last-minute email check before bed, and I want to catch up on the videos people have sent me all day. Also, when else can I find time for Words with Friends? Is a little phone time at bedtime really so bad?