Saying Goodbye, 2011

We’re only a few hours away from the end of 2011. It’s been such a great year.  So many changes, so much growth and most of all blessings beyond all expectations. I’m really looking forward to 2012. Embracing the unexpected and being grateful for every experience is what I will continue to work on.  A big thank you to all who continue to read my blog, without your support Show and Tell Me would not be continuing.  I hope for you health, happiness and continued access to all that you dream of.  As my dad always tells me “yesterday is already lived, there are no guarantees for tomorrow, all we have is today; this moment.” Happy New Year!!  xoxo

 

 

Blinging In the New Year

2011 is coming to an end.  I always find this time of year bitter sweet.  The unknown has never been a favorite feeling.  Although there’s always excitement with “in with the new”, the realist in me knows that changes are always on the horizon (good or bad).  Enough with the insecurities. What’s most important?  What are we wearing to ring in 2012!?  This is the perfect time of year to bring the bling.  Sequins, lame, even tassels (giggle) can be a go.  Remember to think in opposites.  Sequins with leather, denim, motorcycle boots can keep you from looking totally like a light bulb.  Regardless of what’s draping you, have fun, live for the moment and be thankful for all that’s possible.  xoxo

Love the casual tee with the pants

Here’s the sequins with denim look…great!

 

Isabel Marant seems to always get it right!

Can you say!?

Burnt out!  Holy cow this holiday moved fast.  I hope you all had a great weekend and are looking forward to the new year.  I feel like I need some real R & R, and luckily that’s exactly what I’m getting.  I’ll be away for a little while and even though I’ll have my computer, I don’t know how great my internet will be.  With that, I thought i’d write tonight incase it’s a couple of days before I can get my bearings.

I’m loving animal print pants.  As of recently I’m pretty much over colored denim.  I can’t see one more cobalt blue or red pair of skinnies.  Current/Elliott has come out with a great animal print jean.  Being more on the muted side, the grey and camel colored pant gives a great alternative to a plain jean.  It may take a little time before you feel totally comfortable looking like a cat, but honestly they’re cool! xoxo

Current/Elliott camel color…P.S. size down, they run big.

 

Last Dash!

We’re down to the last hours of Christmas shopping, and Hanukkah still has 5 nights to go.  Buying last minute gifts can feel desperate and rushed, so here’s a list of gifts I find fun, colorful and under $100.  Happy Holidays! xoxo

Butter Nail Polish has great colors and is a fashionista’s favorite.

Diptyque candles are not only unisex, but they make great containers once the candle has burned.

Splits 59 have the best workout gear!

A colorful watch is so cool layered with endless bracelets.

Anyone can use a Smythson journal

Italian Tradition

So, we’re at the home stretch to the Christmas holiday, (btw Happy Hanukkah!!), if you’re feeling anything like I’m feeling, Christmas can’t come soon enough.  I think I’ve had all I can take of snooty, stressed out people.  With that said there are a lot of traditions that start revealing themselves from now till the end of the season.  It’s those traditions that I love about the holidays.

My husband is a 1/4 Italian.  Which 1/4 you ask…Ha Ha had to go there!  Anyway, his grandfather was full blooded, old country Sicilian.  And with that came some pretty amazing recipes.  One of my favorites is the Pizzelli cookie.  It’s a light, waffle like cookie that can be eaten plain, spread with jelly or the favorite, with vanilla ice cream.

I called Nana to ask if it was ok to share this recipe, and although she gave me the go ahead I did keep a couple of secrets under wraps.  I can’t spill all the beans, but here is the traditional recipe for Italian Pizzeli’s.  xoxo

  • This recipe makes about 2 1/2 dozen:
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons of baking powder

In a large bowl beat the eggs and sugar until thick, then stir in the butter and vanilla extract.  Sift together the flour and baking powder and blend into the batter until smooth.  (a pizzelli iron is necessary for this recipe, a waffle iron will not work).

Take a teaspoon full of the batter and place it in the middle of the oiled (or pam’d) iron.  Close iron and let sit anywhere from 40 to 60 seconds.  Depending on how hot your iron is or how crunchy (or not) you may want them.

Btw a trick to making the ice cream sandwiches…keep the pizzelli’s soft so that they won’t crack or break when you gently press the ice cream in between the cookies.  Once you’ve taken out the cooked cookie, let sit for a few minutes, but honestly they’re ready to eat.  Enjoy!  They’re sure to be a favorite tradition you may want to start.