5 Things: You guys want some soda? Edition

Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a peaceful Christmas with plenty of love and passable reproductions of grandma\’s recipes! Here\’s what I found interesting this week: 1) My favorite thing online this week was the New York Times Dialect Quiz! Being that I come from an Italian-American family from New York, I was really curious toContinue reading “5 Things: You guys want some soda? Edition”

5 Things: Web Surfing Edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all are staying warm (unless you live in a tropical destination and then I\’m super jealous right now!). Here\’s what I found interesting this week from around the web: 1) Hot Cocoa Cookies from Brit+Co – These look really neat and would be just perfect for company as Christmas approaches. The simplicity ofContinue reading “5 Things: Web Surfing Edition”

5 Things: 4 things and a Giveaway Edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all survived the Black Friday, Cyber Monday and all the other shopping madness that seems to go one this time of year with all your wits in tact. Okay, let\’s get to this week\’s \”Five Things,\” shall we? 1) \”The Prayer\” by Helene Fischer and Andrea Bocelli. As usual, I\’m probablyContinue reading “5 Things: 4 things and a Giveaway Edition”

Tried it Tuesday: Earl Grey Oatmeal

The weather is crisp and cool now in the mornings and nothing pleases me more than to treat myself to some hot, hearty oatmeal and a steaming cup of Earl Grey before heading off to work. It’s a favorite morning indulgence often accompanied by a book with the morning news humming in the background. MyContinue reading “Tried it Tuesday: Earl Grey Oatmeal”

5 Things: Vacation Week Edition

Hello and Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week! Yours truly was on vacation this week and ended up finding some fun things to share all the same. Hope you enjoy this week\’s \”Five Things\”: 1) \”Jaane Kyun\” from Dostana – And what would a vacation week be without dancing in the livingContinue reading “5 Things: Vacation Week Edition”

5 Things: After Christmas Edition

Hello! Hope you all had a great Christmas with a lot of love, family and cookies! This week I was battling some nasty version of a cold so I had plenty of down time and therefore some fun things to share. Here it goes: 1) Mcleod\’s Daughters – Thanks to Netflix (also available on Hulu),Continue reading “5 Things: After Christmas Edition”

5 Things: Christmas Party Edition

This week was spent getting ready for not one but three Christmas parties (thankfully, only one at my house!) and so I found a few fun/yummy things to make them more enjoyable. 1) \”Contrived Conversation\” – This is actually a hilarious game. As the host(ess) you come up with a bunch of bizarre phrases (I usedContinue reading “5 Things: Christmas Party Edition”

5 Things: Maintaining Sanity Edition

Still ours the dance, the feast, the glorious Psalm, The mystic lights of emblem, and the Word.                                    -Emma Lazarus, \”The Feast of Lights\” First of all, I wish all my Jewish brothers and sisters a happy and peaceful Chanukah! (For those who don\’t know, Chanukah begins at sundown on December 8th this year) So, it\’sContinue reading “5 Things: Maintaining Sanity Edition”

5 Things: Weekend In Edition

Spending a weekend in for some R&R time before Thanksgiving sounds like just what the doctor ordered! This week\’s \”Five Things\” is my idea of a quiet weekend. Hope you enjoy them! 1) The Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea – Not quite sure what drew me to this book as my \”fun\” reading thisContinue reading “5 Things: Weekend In Edition”