Hello sugar-bombshell! It’s been awhile since I’ve breathed life into the “Feed Your Brain Rock Star!” section of this site, and I thought it might be fun!
Lately, a whole bunch of stuff has been happening, and quite frankly, I’ve been a bit worn out!
The hubs and I have been slowly planning a kitchen re-model that is about to launch in full force soon! We’ve been back and forth with our bomb-ass cabinet maker, going over glorious renderings, wall tile, floor tile, re-claimed wood, floating shelves, and live-edge wood accents! This planning has been going on for a good, long while now, and I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to get started on it! Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s full steam ahead!
Speaking of Thanksgiving, it was quite a family affair this year. I hosted my first large gathering of 20 people, all family members in my house! We had a large 21 pound turkey, a Honey Baked Ham, and all kinds of sides like pistachio pudding, Broccoli Cheese Casserole, mashed potatoes, sauteed green beans with a ton of garlic (YES!!), stuffing, macaroni salad, and a slew of craft beer of course(though I was nursing on the egg nog all night)!
It was such an honor to have such a full house and feed so many people at once. I’ve never hosted nor been to one that large before, and my heart hasn’t been more full! How was your Thanksgiving?
Without further ado, here are some munchies from around the internet lately that I found fascinating!
- Everyone wants to know how to make a perfectly flaky pie crust.
- Obsessed with Dreamy Leaf these days. They have awesome vegan recipes, and the photography is stunning!
- Shauna over at talks about how to deal with competition in your field. She is a bad ass!
- Can’t go wrong with some bad ass free fonts!
- Let’s not pander to mediocrity, and create something amazing!
- Scheduling tricks that will save your sanity.
- I’ve been dabbling in Periscope which is an app for iPhone and Android that lets you broadcast live video to the world. Follow me! My handle is @DvlWearsParsley.
- Clutch‘s new album Psychic Warfare is amazing!! You should buy it now.
That’s all for this week, folks! Sorry the list is a bit all over the place, but that’s just how I roll. I find many things interesting, so I figured I’d just pass them on! How was everyone’s week? What are your exciting plans for this weekend?
With an abundance of love,
The macarons at the top of this post are the perfect winter color. Did you make those and/or is there a recipe to share?
Natalie Wiser-Orozco says
Hey HeavyMetalJess!! I did make these for The Blogcademy earlier this year, and got a special liquid color from my baking supply store called “Turquoise”! I never posted a recipe for these, but I did post my recipe for Devil’s Pillows, which was a variation. The shell is basically just color – can’t afford to put too much extraneous liquid in them unless you use a teeny bit of extract. I believe for these turquoise ones, I did a blueberry buttercream by adding blueberry jam to the classic buttercream! Good luck! If you have any questions at all, feel free to continue to comment or shoot me an email! <3 <3
Sue @ It's Okay to Eat the Cupcake says
I love all your tips in this post, and those cookies – perfection! Your kitchen sounds like it’s going to be amazing…I hope you’re planning a kitchen-warming party when it’s done! 🙂
Natalie Wiser-Orozco says
Thank you Sue!! You bet there will be a BIIIIG kitchen-warming party!!