The weather in Chicago has been cold and snowy, so what’s a gal to do? Cook of course! When 8″ of snow fell last weekend, comfort food was in order, and I was craving stuffed shells in meat sauce. Plus, this recipe is too good (and easy) not to share. While the kids were outside sledding, I got to work inside.
Have you heard the hype about Marie Kondo and the Konmari Method? If you say no, I’m assuming you don’t watch Netflix or you’ve boycotted social media altogether. The new show, “Tidying Up”, is trending on Google as people look to organize their homes this January…which I’m sure the timing is no coincidence for the show’s debut. The interwebs are abuzz, and I’m curious to hear your view.
When I first started decorating my home, I thought of animal prints much like I think of Victoria Secret crossed with Ron Jeremy. Yish. But in case you haven’t noticed, animal prints have come a long way. While it took me a while to get there, but I’ve fully embraced leopards and zebras and pythons oh my and taken a walk on the wild side. While I’m not full-on animal magnetism, I’m digging a bit of ooh la la here and there.
Closets…they’re boring, right? They don’t have to be. Miles Redd changed my mind when I heard him speak at the Design Influencers Conference last Spring. His argument, in a nutshell, imagine yourself as a guest, standing in a foyer. The homeowner says, “May I take your coat?” The closet door opens and shazam! Tiny jewelry box surprise hidden inside.
The first week of January 2019 is gone, and my brain is swimming with ideas and reflecting back on last year. I don’t like making resolutions because failure ensues in 47 days or less. Rather, I chose a word or theme to focus on. Last year was “learn and grow”. A year of figuring out what I liked and didn’t like. Sound easy, but in actuality, it was a bit of trial and error.