Look Cutest puppy ever, but then again I'm a bit biased. It's no secret how much I love my fur-baby. The saying that pets are people too, definitely rings true for me. In much the same way as a cat likes the climbable cat tree, my pup loves her bed--and her privacy. I know, what kind of privacy could 4 lbs possibly need? Well, I don't really know to be honest, but she's always attempting to make her own little fort out of her blankets. It's truly the cutest thing ever, but I decided to look for her a doggie house of some sorts that was indoor friendly and doubled as a bed also. I found it. I love it--and she won't go near it.
How on earth could you not like this totally adorable space? I'm not sure if it's the open stairs or if perhaps it's just not ornate enough for her liking, but either way I think it's adorbs. Anywho, I'll either return it or pass it on to another of my fur-baby loving friends, but if you like this adorable find as much as I do, you can find it( and so many others) at https://dogproductpicker.com
Our pets are so loving and really are man's best friend. Be sure you keep their water trays filled with cool water( ice cubes), hair trimmed if needed, and a cooling mat to help beat this sweltering heat. Angel ;0
. .It is so hot outside and long hours in the kitchen just aren't my idea f a good time. My regular readers already know how much I love turkey and chicken.--especially the many different ways to prepare them. Since I began incorporating healthier options of my favorite foods earlier this year, I've been eating quite a bit of baked and rotisserie chicken. Don't get me wrong, as a Southern bred gal, I still enjoy it fried--but now days that's more of a special treat. After examining my grocery bill for the last month, I decided my local Publix has gotten just about enough of my money--at least as it concerns rotisserie chicken. I have no problem with Publix- love them-but I started thinking how much money I could save by making my own rotisserie chicken.
As much as I love to cook, I do so just about everyday, I'm just not interested in anything that takes too much time these days. I decided that rather than using my oven, I want to find a really high end rotisserie oven that thoroughly cooks from the inside out. For those wondering why you need a "rotisserie" oven just to roast a chicken--I will not be breaking a sweat over chicken. It's too hot already!! So, what exactly makes a "good" rotisserie oven anyway? Here's my list of must haves;
*Size- I need to roast anywhere from 4 lbs to 12 lbs depending on number of guests
* Heating element-Thoroughly cooks from the inside out
* Settings-Electronic controlled settings--no time to keep adjusting dials and buttons
*Appearance-sleek and modern, counter top cute is a must!
Taking these wants/needs into consideration, I knew where to go for the most comprehensive reviews( in Angel's opinion anyway) for any and all cooking appliances, www.village-bakery.com. There's so much amazing content on this site, I tend to get distracted, but I took a look at the section of appliance reviews. after reading through a pretty extensive list based on each and every criteria on my list, I've narrowed my choice down to these two;
1) Kalorik Stainless Steel Rotisserie oven
I like what both have to offer--different-but both look pretty awesome, and are sure to be a hit with friends and family. I'll keep you posted. --Angel ;0
It's been three weeks since the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and tongues are still wagging about the sheer beauty of every detail. Completely understandable as that was hands down one of the most endearing and beautiful ceremonies I've ever seen. The wedding wasn't even over before "inspired" versions of pretty much everything, especially the dress, began to pop up. Imitation is the highest form of flattery--so the saying goes--but if you really want to introduce that fairy-tale aura on your own day, I suggest bringing in the elements you most enjoyed, and putting your own spin on it.
For example, the venue. There are more historic mansions and actual castles, that you can absolutely book for your special day. Of course, you won't be getting a royal title, but you will have your prince charming. Just look at these beauties!
Now that you've got some ideas for that perfect backdrop, let's talk blooms. The cascading array of flowers in every direction were heavenly. Looking at the above venues, some of them are already beautiful adorned- budget saver- others provide a blank canvas for you to create magic as you wish.
It's always less expensive to go with flowers that are in season. Fortunately, there are a number of seasonal flowers in that rich, creamy vanilla palette. To the left is just one example of many. A full bouquet consisting of peonies, roses and lambs ear--with a pink bow for that hint of color. Hydrangeas, Delphinum's and Snapdragons--yes snapdragons-are a few other options you may consider when looking for a lush bouquet or arbor of white flowers.
Last, but not least are the accessories. Bridal accessories can enhance the wow factor in two seconds flat. The Duchess had access to a treasure trove of jewels to select from, but never fear, you 've got plenty of amazing and affordable options-with a twist.
Instead of studs, consider a pair of sparkly teardrop earrings with your bun or up do. As for that tiara, no complaints from me, but if tiara's aren't your thing, Crystal Bridal Accessories( www.crystalbridalaccessories.co.uk) has a vast selection of phenomenal bridal jewelry, head-wear and so much more. Be sure to pay them a visit. More importantly, all brides are beautiful-but your happiness is the best accessory, and it's priceless.
Over the past few years, it has been a surprise and delight watching my angel babies, all grown up but one, make one of the largest steps into adulthood by purchasing a home. Being a GenX baby myself, I'm constantly fascinated at usually rather confused at the likes and dislikes of my Millennial angels. I must admit I wasn't full of faith as I watched them grow, but they have surprised me and left me so proud of them.
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I think the biggest difference I see in their choices of home selection is location. Raised in the suburbs, full of family oriented events and a slew of mom and pop type restaurants and boutiques, each of them opted for a much more fast paced setting--the city. Personally, I think I'd rather donate organs and limbs than to live in the heart of any major city, it's just not my vibe whatsoever. I like the peace and tranquility of suburbia. Lawns are landscaped on schedule, up and down the hills of the community serve as your gym, and everything is closed and quiet by 10:00p.m.--ahhh-- pure bliss.
My girls however, find the lifestyle they were raised in a bit boring and too slow. I assumed when they both said they were looking to buy in the city , it was because they wanted to be a stone's throw away from bars and nightclubs. That was part if it, but surprisingly enough, those weren't the most important factors at all. They're thinking was more aligned with a recent IKEA report. Less time, less money, less space. Having such busy careers, it was important to both of them to be as close to work, which happens to be downtown, as possible. Secondly, both of them factored in their ability to save on driving everyday and not polluting the skies, by cycling or walking to work. Who knew they'd grow into such concerned environmentalist?
In addition to these factors, the girls preferred the walk-ability if their neighborhoods, which again is a money saver. I asked, what about a yard? Won't you miss the privacy of your own backyard oasis? That was a resounding no. They made it clear, lawn maintenance was an unnecessary expense, cutting into their daily coffee budget, not to mention they had little time or interest in making sure it was maintained on a regular basis. What about space? Again, a condo and a loft offered them all the square footage they cared to clean, and their units were/are technology equipped. Most importantly, great re-sale value. I was floored, they were listening to me over the years after all!!!
Since they did most of their home shopping without me, I was curious to know how and where they began their search. The Internet--of course. Auntie Angel we just Googled "Homes For Sale in Atlanta, GA" and followed the first link on the page. Of course. Why on earth would they bother calling an agent first, when every available listing is just a keystroke away? Although I still feel the prices they paid were a bit on the high end and they could have gotten a much better deal in the suburbs, I couldn't resist tapping into my real estate roots and having a look at what's out there. I must admit, I was definitely in for a bit of sticker shock. Nonetheless, I'm so proud of my babies, and I will certainly enjoy visiting them in the city for girls's day out, but I think I'll stick to my happy place in sweet suburbia. ;0 Angel