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Archives for 2013

Sfincione di San Giovanni (Sicilian Christmas Pizza) by World Champion Pizza Chef Bruno DiFabio

Since my grandmother died, my family has yet to find a recipe similar to her pizza. It was not like ordinary pizza. Not a lot of cheese, not much sauce, some anchovy in the sauce- very Sicilian. This recipe is something that reminds me of her and definitely something I will be making this Christmas Day--¬†Sfincione di San Giovanni (Sicilian Christmas Pizza). Sfincione di San Giovanni … [Read more...]

Catamaran Resort and Spa {Travel Review & Bahia Belle Passes Giveaway}

A tropical getaway in our own backyard?! Yes please! An escape from the day to day redundancy... yep! A tropical oasis of Hawaiian design and beauty? Definitely. I was thrilled to be able to stay at the Catamaran Resort and Spa with my daughter. It was a nice little "girls getaway" for both of us. Time to connect with each other outside and away from school and other family members. We both … [Read more...]

Tangled Review Party {Dream Sea Designs}

"Rapunzel-- Let down your hair!!" Let me just preface this post with-- these Rapunzel Hair clips cannot be any cuter. Phew done. Dream Sea Designs does the Rapunzel thing well. Think favors, inexpensive birthday gifts, stocking stuffers, Easter Basket gifts... the gift options are endless really. They are hand made, super cute and my girls have had a ball playing with them pretending … [Read more...]

Tangled Review Party {Krown Kreations & Celebrations}

The OCD person in me loves labels. Labels of all kinds really. For this review, we take the food table and make it fabulous by adding in labels that are Tangled inspired! Krown Kreations and Celebrations cannot be any lovelier of a shop. They take the basic party anyone can do and make it extra-ordinary with over the top decor and embellishments. Take a look at the Tangled labels-- can't be … [Read more...]

Tangled Review Party {Sugar Coated Studio}

Sugar Coated Studio.. fun name right?! Well, they make darling wooden utensils for any occasion. Do you have a birthday, anniversary party or just would like to add some flair to the breakfast table? Sugar Coated Studio is the place for you! I received Tangled inspired wooden utensils with the cutest Tangled pictures adorned on the stem. My guests loved the added touch and loved that the … [Read more...]