Towards the end of fall semester of 2018 I had a rather large marketing assignment in my sales class that involved writing a skit and preforming the skit (I asked TW to help me with this part) via video selling Stubb’s BBQ products to a fictitious restaurant in San Diego, California. The skit was well written however, TW and I will be keeping our day … Continue reading Oh Stubbs, You Are For Real!
Last weekend TW and I went to a sound system debut hosted by TW’s friend Jim. The same Jim I asked to play Don’t Call Me Al by Paul Simon on New Years Eve. Then absolutely caught him off guard with my song request. What? What do you mean, don’t call you Al? Your name is Alexandria after all! Yep, that friend Jim! The new … Continue reading Shed Ivy
The Flag Cake is a cake that most of us have come accustom to having on the table at Fourth of July get togethers. It really is unmistakeable with its raspberry stripes and the blueberry star background all nestled in a cream cheese frosting. This ingenious creation was given to us by Ina Garten from the Barefoot Contessa [cookbook: Family Style] which was first featured … Continue reading The Infamous Flag Cake
When I entered into the world of food service I had some knowledge which was taught to me by my mom of how to cook and prep. My very first job is where I picked up almost all of my skills that I carry with me today. Such as don’t put a metal pan in the microwave (oops! At home we didn’t have metal pans) … Continue reading One Core, Two Core
I have seen the hoopla of what some folks go though to make their ice coffee. I will hand it to them and give credit where it is due. I’m going to be honest, I really don’t understand all the fuss of making ice coffee the way some folks do. Is there some kind of mysterious scientific process that happens that I am just not … Continue reading My Version of Ice Coffee
Like most families out there our time to converse the most is around the dinner table. We tell the stories of our day and then ask the questions of what is on our minds. As always the most asked question towards the end a meal, “What do you want for dinner tomorrow?” The typical answer is usually I don’t know. That’s usually the answer I … Continue reading Hillbilly..Pizza..Cowboy..What Kind of Lasagna?!?!?!?
For those or I should say for all patriotic Americans….Happy Fourth of July! Our city had their fireworks last night and for TW and I we are just going to celebrate today quietly. Well, on one exception. We were invited to attend one of my co-worker’s 4th/daughter’s birthday party. Her birthday girl turns ten today. It seems like ages since I had a ten year … Continue reading The Explosive 4th
It is hard to believe that TW and I have been in our new place for a month now and the dust of the moving hype is finally starting to settle. We both agreed the next time we move it will be a slow gradual move if we can help it. I don’t know about any of you but I haven’t met a person yet … Continue reading Settling In
When the Magnolia Journal first appeared on newsstands the idea of it didn’t thill me until I actually picked up a copy and was impressed. I love the down to earth approach to their magazine! The thing I have taken notice is how they theme the issues. For example this past issue for spring is all about authenticity. For example this past issue for spring … Continue reading Authenticity, Fandoms and Other Nagging Thoughts
Last month I was given a lead by my dad on a 1950’s kitchen table and chairs set which was to be sold at an auction over an hour away from where we live. As my nerves get to the best of me at there things I was hoping that it was in good condition (it was), that the bids would run high (they didn’t), … Continue reading Retro Restoration