Cheers to the holidays! I love to entertain and having a signature cocktail at a party is so much fun! The good thing is these drinks can be alcoholic or non-alcoholic so everyone can have a festive drink to toast the season! Checkout my video to see how you make these delicious cocktails and mocktails!
Happy Holidays! Today I am so excited to launch my holiday video series! This collection of videos and blog posts will feature a variety of decorating ideas, bargain shopping tips, recipes, and fashion for the holidays! Today’s post features video number one: Decorating Your Christmas Tree On A Budget! In this video I will show you how I decorated my tree this year with ornaments from Big Lots, Target, and a quick DIY ornament idea from the 99 Cents Only Store! I hope you enjoy the video. Subscribe to my blog and YouTube channel so that you don’t miss the fun!
I am so excited about my holiday Christmas video series! Checkout my Christmas “movie trailer” to see what’s coming soon from Kery B.! Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and turn on your notifications so that you don’t miss the fun! Have a fabulous Thanksgiving!
Bar carts are making a comeback and this post will tell you the what, where, and how to style a bar cart like a pro! Bar carts are kind of a throwback to a time when folks came home from work, made a cocktail, and listened to records on their stereo set in the living room.
I can vividly remember my mom being so excited about finding the perfect bar cart for the living room. It was shaped like a huge globe and it opened up from the top to reveal fabulous glassware, decanters, and of course the good “brown liquor” LOL! Those were definitely the good ole days!
Nowadays, living rooms are barely used in most homes or they are non-existent in most new open floor plans. Stereo sets have been replaced by iTunes and not too many people host old fashion cocktail parties anymore! However, in the last few years, these beautiful nostalgic bar carts are making a comeback! Millennials are discovering this space-saving, yet artful way to entertain, and Empty-nesters are having fun rediscovering bar carts in grandma’s garage along with those cool old albums! Here is a picture of a bar cart just like the one my mother had! Too bad we did not keep that cool vintage piece… sigh. Continue reading →
I love when the weather cools off and I can start making delicious soups! I am always looking for quick and easy soup recipes, so I was so glad when my sister-in-law shared this recipe for an easy white bean parmesan spinach soup! This soup is tasty and dinner will be ready in 15 minutes! You can keep it light and simple with just the white beans or you can add Italian sausage to make a yummy meaty soup! Checkout my video for a quick demonstration. Complete recipe is below.
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1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, diced
6-8 cloves of garlic, minced
6 cups vegetable broth (or stock)
1 (15 ounce can) diced tomatoes, drained
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup of freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon Italian dried herbs
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4 (15 ounce) cans of white beans or cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
4 cups baby spinach (about 6 oz)
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Optional- you can add a package of Italian sausage. Cook with the onions and garlic
In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook until the onion becomes translucent and garlic is fragrant. (About 3 minutes). Stir in the broth, tomatoes, sugar, parmesan cheese, Italian herbs, salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to combine flavors.
Stir in the white beans and spinach, continue to simmer until spinach starts to wilt. (About 2 minutes) Stir in the parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Top with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese, serve immediately.
It took 25 years but, we finally made it to Hawaii! This was definitely on my bucket list and I am so excited to share our adventure! This is our version of “home movies” to share with family and friends near and far. I hope you enjoy the video!
I enjoy having coffee or tea in the morning but, I also enjoy a nice cup of coffee at night after dinner! I usually drink decaf so I am able to go to sleep without a problem. On most mornings, I am rushing out of the house and I don’t have time to stop for coffee, so I decided to setup a DIY Coffee & Tea Station that is functional and saves money…bye, bye Starbucks, lol! Checkout my quick video to see how I put everything together.
If you are looking for the ultimate dining experience and ready to take your taste buds on a culinary journey of exquisite cuisine, then look no further than Soul Hollywood Restaurant & Bar,the long awaited premier restaurant by founder, Yealang Smith. Continue reading →