Silver polishing

Is anyone else the designated polisher for their family? This duty has been mine since about 8 years old, when my parents and grandparents realized I pay attention to the most minute details (between tines, in the smallest crannies and engravings) on our silver pieces. So, to earn some extra $$ and to help out […]

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Wedding plans: jewelry

M and I have continued to work on our wedding plans – you can never plan things too early, especially the fun stuff! Yesterday we went to the Stony Point Fashion Park to the Tiffany & Co. which opened in September. M had not been, I had been with my Mom a few months ago. […]

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Martha Stewart’s Tortilla Soup

When the weather turns cold, one of the first things I do is make a soup or stew. Virginia has been a bit bipolar lately, so I may make a great pot of something, and then I am surprised by the warm snap that comes a few days later. This soup is the exception to […]

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Fall food: an amazing chili

To preface: I love this recipe, which M and I first tried in 2009 around Thanksgiving. We make it throughout the cold months, and one batch for us lasts about a week, even though the recipe states 4-6 servings! We love to use Mexican cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips and sliced jalapenos as our toppings. […]

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Royal Oud from House of Creed

The latest scent from the House of Creed is now available – most likely through pre-order as they don’t send a ton of the stuff over here – Royal Oud. An incredibly sexy unisex scent that some will love and some will hate. The oriental and spicy scents are hit or miss for so many […]

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Blog Hop: Favorite Cookbooks

My dear BFF Muffy Martinidecided late this past week to do a Blog Hop. Well, she wanted to do an entry like this for a while – but that is when she posted it! Isn’t she creative? I love this idea as it is a great way to show how blogging peers can share something […]

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