• Entertaining
  • Champagne Jell-O Shots: Sidecar Cocktail

    I rarely drink anything other than wine.  I like scotch on occasion, but my go-to cocktail is the sidecar.  This brandy/cognac based cocktail originated some time in the 1920s during Prohibition.  Rather than just order sidecars at bars, I sometimes ask “can you make a sidecar?” and heavily scrutinize the bartender’s reaction.  Most bartenders immediately […]

  • Crafts
  • The Kentucky Derby for us Plebeians

    I’m not a sports fan, but I love hosting themed parties.  Any reason to dress up and decorate outside the box is a good enough reason for me!  My favorite thing about hosting parties is the planning, and I tend to spend months obsessing, organizing, crafting, and preparing for these parties…and then they’re over in […]