Friday, August 21, 2009

Step Aside Warhol...

Thinking about having a portrait done of mans best friend but you don't want your friends to think you're NUTS!?! Check out these adorable custom pet portraits done a la pop art. They are really cute and affordable! The artist is very flexible with colors, sizes and most animals. Be a trend setter and have your Irish setter put in a painting!! CLICK HERE to link to the artists site.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ok....You are just too old!

Remember when you saw Dylan McKay in the original 90210 Beverly Hills for the first time and even though he looked like he was in his 30's they still cast him to play a high schooler? Why is it that these Hollywood producers have such a hard time casting realistic teens? Check out this list of other unconvincing movie teens!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Viva Margarita!

Summer is coming to an end but that doesn't mean the party has to... try this delicious recipe from the VIVA MARGARITA book available at The Dapper Darling.

Tijuana Taxi:
6 ice cubes
2 ounces reposado tequila
2 ounces fresh tangerine juice
1 ounce sweet & sour
1 ounce cointreau

Chill a 6 oz cocktail glass and rim with superfine sugar or lemon zest
Add ice to a cocktail shaker,then add the tequila, tangerine juice, sweet & sour and cointreau. Shake vigorously to blend and chill.

Pour the mixture into the chilled glass. Garnish the rim of the glass with a tangerine wheel, if you like and serve.

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

I MISS........

Moving to Italy has been an amazing experience that has lit up my soul and senses! I do miss the United States, however, and it’s hard for me to admit what I miss most (besides family of course). I miss MEXICAN food. I miss the cheap joint down the street with frozen margaritas and a white sauce to die for. I miss the crunchy salty chips and flour tortillas. I miss the refried beans and mystery cheese on top. Well to quench my thirst I have to make my own at home because you won’t find Mexican food in Italy! This recipe is amazing and given to me by a friend that shares the Mexican love! Try this one at home!

Rachel says:
After a week of eating out I need a change of pace. Mexican is always my go to when I'm in a pinch. This fresh recipe for Tostadas Salsa Verde comes from Martha Stewart's Everyday Food back in 2006. It's a favorite in my house and perfect to make if you have left over chicken. Mix up a margarita and enjoy!

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Is your living room "stuck" in the past? Reboot with these hysterical pillows from diffractionfiber at Etsy. They are even eco friendly and made of 100% recycled plastic bottles. Its a great geek gift!

Diffractionfiber has a ton of unique pillows and creative gifts! They even have a "made for each other" set of pb & j bread slices that can be personalized. What a cute wedding shower gift this would be! Check them out by CLICKING HERE!