Last Reply by peachypie | Started by Jayne Brown in The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends
Happy World Art Day! Since 2012, this international celebration on April 15 (Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday) has promoted the importance and value of the fine arts and creativity around the world.
As some of you know, I love to paint and draw. (I’ve shared some of my work in past blog posts.) But for a long time, I never thought I was very good. In high school, art class was really stressful because we were always given very specific assignments and charged by the instructor to create “something.” I would form an idea in my mind and get really excited about it, b... Continue Reading
Last Reply by BluII | Started by Jayne Brown in Fashion Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities
Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. Time for picnics, barbecues, trips to the beach, and of course, fun and delicious cocktails. What’s better than sitting on the porch (or poolside, lakeside, on the beach or in front of the TV watching Fashionably Late J) with a freshly shaken (or stirred) cocktail and some yummy food? That’s right—nothing. I couldn’t think of anything either.
Pat and I invite you to share your favorite cocktail recipes and photos in the comments section of my blog posts. Each week, we’ll pick one of your submissions to feature ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Snoodle | Started by Jayne Brown in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities
I hate to toot my own horn but Toot Toot! This was delish. I looked at a few different recipes as a guideline and just kind of did my own thing. I substituted Marsala wine for a cheap Chardonnay that I had. How can you go wrong with chicken, mushrooms & wine. Enjoy!
4 - 6 Chicken breasts, pounded to 1/4 inch thickness
1/2 cup flour
3 cups sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup Marsala wine (I did not have any so I used Chardonnay)
1/4 cup cream
Oli... Continue Reading
Last Reply by KingCharlesSpanielMom | Started by Jayne Brown in Fashion Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs
When I was a child, Easter was a very exciting time. We went out and got new dresses and new shoes (usually white patent leather). On Easter Sunday, our family went to church in the morning, then we participated in the fun Easter egg hunt in the church courtyard afterwards.
Lauren at the Easter egg hunt:
After all the activities, we would head to my grandparents, pile into their tiny row home, and settle down for an early dinner of Cornish game hens, long grain and wild rice, and green beans. We’d eat and eat until we couldn't move, and then sit down together to... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Honeylips | Started by Jayne Brown in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities
My recipe for the week is a twist on a take-out classic. Chicken Lo Mein is a favorite for us. This is the first time I tried making it myself. I used rice noodles instead of the traditional Lo Mein noodles. I personally like the lighter texture of the rice noodles. You can substitute your favorite veggies. It looks like a lot of steps but it is really easy. The flavor is not the same as the Lo Mein from our favorite Chinese restaurant but we really enjoyed it. I hope you do too.
Chicken Lo Mein
4 – 6 boneless chicken ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Nardyann | Started by Jayne Brown in Fashion Talk, Hosts & Personalities, All About Accessories
I know we usually think of shoes, bags, jewelry, and other accessories as those little extras that make an outfit, but a fresh way to accent your style is with a wig. I always thought of a wig as something that lets you do something flirty, like trying out a shorter hairstyle without actually getting it cut. It's a test run!
The first time you put a wig on and take a look in the mirror, you might see somebody a little bit different. That's ok! Break it in like you would a new pair of shoes. Head out to lunch with your friends, make a run to the grocery store, grab a cup of coffee&hellip... Continue Reading
Last Reply by suzyrncen | Started by Jayne Brown in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends
Art is in the eye of the beholder…Because everyone has their own idea of what appeals to them when it comes to art I was a little nervous about donating my artwork to Leah’s “Hatitude” charity event. I was hopeful that someone would bid on these pieces because they liked them and wanted to enjoy them in their home but I also know that at a charity event, people will bid on things just for the sake of participating in donating to the event. In either case both pieces have new owners. I did not get to meet the ladies who won them but I hope you enjoy th... Continue Reading
Last Reply by ACK Lady | Started by Jayne Brown in Fashion Talk, For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities
I remember when I lived at home, spring was always a time when my mother made us do the real deep-down house cleaning. I’m talking everything—we scrubbed the baseboards and walls, moved the furniture to vacuum underneath—the whole nine yards. That house sparkled by the time we were done. I have to give her credit because she did such a great job of teaching us how to clean (even though it wasn’t something we looked forward to) and I still use her tips and tricks to this day.
I’ve tried to pass the same cleaning standards on to my daughters Lauren ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by donuts | Started by Jayne Brown in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities
I found the inspiration for this dish on Pinterest. I tweaked it a little. I pounded the chicken breasts so they would cook a little faster and made the spinach/cream cheese & mushrooms topping in a skillet. Moist tender chicken with a light cheesy spinach sauce. It was delish. I hope you like it.
PS: Don’t judge my cell phone pic. It tastes really good!
Smothered Chicken with Spinach & Mushrooms
4-5 boneless chicken breasts, pound to ¼” thick
8 oz package of mushrooms, sliced
1 lg bag of spinach leaves
4 oz cream ch... Continue Reading
Started by Jayne Brown in Fashion Talk, Hosts & Personalities, All About Accessories
Happy International Day of Awesomeness!
Yes, it’s a real thing! Today is for celebrating everything and everyone that is awesome in your life, and I’m celebrating my awesome friends and all the joy and love they bring me every day. I don’t know what I’d do without my friends to get me through some of the tough times and help me celebrate the triumphs. As wonderful as it all is, it’s bittersweet to watch your kids grow up and eventually head on to college and move out. The relationships I’ve built during this time have helped me grow into the person ... Continue Reading