Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hydrate in Style!

"I've always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman's outfit." —Michael Kors

Well sisters, let's not overlook accessorizing our water bottles!  I found these cute beaded stretchy rings at a little store in my village called Rusty Bugs and Roosters. They are meant to go around the top of a beer or wine bottle. When I saw them, I knew I needed them for my S'well water bottles. I drink more water than anyone I know, so I have a bottle for toting, and one for the car (which becomes a holy, blazing inferno in a TX summer).  Now I think my bottles look undressed without their necklaces.  If you don't live here, these would be so easy to make with some stretchy cord, and your choice of bling!

Monday, September 12, 2016

I'd Like to Introduce.......

....well, she doesn't really have a name.  But she's pretty hot (sometimes) and amazing! She's my vintage, harvest gold crockpot.  She's 44-years-old..been with me since the beginning of my cooking career.  We've been through a lot of meals together.  She's faithfully cooked up pot roasts, chicken, broths, soups, stews and beans.  She's worked full-days, while I was away working full days.  She's made my tribe happy to come home to a hot meal after a long day (especially me since I didn't have to cook after that long day!)  I appreciate this old friend.  I've brought her to school functions, and the first thing people do is kind of snicker at her "style".  But once I tell them how much experience she has, she gets appropriate respect!

Lately, it seems that she needs a little maintenance--(sisters, don't we all??) Her handle broke-I think an easy fix.  I'm going to make her handle something really special, maybe a little bling.  She's earned it!