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Gadget Get: Genius Thing for Small Kitchens

March 26th, 2014

When we were renovating our kitchen my mom kept saying that having double ovens in kind of crucial.  Me being the furthest thing from a “cook” I didn’t think this applied to me, and since out kitchen is super small with little wall space we simply could not fit two ovens.

Cut to a year later and whenever I cook (and by “me”  I mean “Andrew”) I have cursed the lack of a second oven.  It’s hard to prepare baked chicken,  broiled asparagus and potato gratin simultaneously which means you have to time things down to the minute and end up spazzing out in the kitchen like your trying to dismantle a nuclear weapon.

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And then my parent’s introduced me tot he best thing a small kitchen owner could ever have- the Breville Smart Convection Oven.  I was all “it’s a toaster oven, so what”.  But it’s NOT.  It’s a legitimate second oven! We had the perfect amount of space on our counter for the compact version and let me tell you, it’s amazing! You can broil veggies or meat, bake a pie or rolls, cook a small pizza, warm up food for kids without using a microwave (which as of late has been skeeving me out).  It’s seriously genius!  I thought I would hate it on my counter top, but it cuts a good profile. I have mine tucked into a corner and it somehow doesn’t visually clutter up my kitchen at all.

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This would also be a fantastic gift for a college kid (it shuts itself off when time is up so no forgetful “dorm-burning-down” situations!) I love finding helpful gadgets for the home and this one shot to the top of my list!

 

A Public Service Announcement

March 25th, 2014

Dear Ladies of Planet Earth,

If your husband bugs you for months on end to please watch Suits on USA with him, you really shouldn’t blindly resist, tell him it’s a stupid boy show about lawyers and be a jerk about it like I was. You should listen to him. You wanna know why?

Exhibit A: Gabriel Macht a.k.a Harvey Specter.  GUH.

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Exhibit B: Gabriel Macht a.k.a Harvey Specter in a variety of Tom Ford suits that are the best example on TV of how men should dress for biz-ness. Or anything. Because he’s perfect. A modern day Don Draper if you will. But slightly less douchey.

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Exhibit C: Donna and everything she says and every face she makes.

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Seriously, it’s such a funny, awesome show.  The relationship and chemistry between Harvey and his underling Mike Ross is so great and the writing is smart. I am OBSESSED. Like, first two seasons of Scandal obsessed (unlike season three of Scandal which has totally jumped the shark for me). Watch it.  Revisit Exhibit A if you still have any doubts.

Sincerely,

Erin Gates

P.S. Sorry Andrew, but really this whole schoolgirl crush  is all your fault.

P.P.S. (also to Andrew) I am pretty sure your crush on Harvey runs deeper than even mine.

P.P.S.S. Gabriel Macht would have been the best Batman. I love ya Ben Affleck, but no.

Ok I’ll stop now.

And for those who, like me, like to chase a gluttonous TV show binge with something a bit more, ah, cerebral, in an attempt to feel less gross about yourself, I highly recommend Dan Harris’ book 10% Happier.  I know from the amazing responses my post about anxiety received that a lot of you struggle with it too, and this is such a funny, witty, interesting story about one TV anchors journey of self-awareness and acceptance via meditation.  It’s an easy, great read that has some very interesting theories.

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Rethinking Red.

March 24th, 2014

When people ask me what my least favorite color is to paint walls I almost always say red.  I just have never been a fan, particularly of cranberry.  It always feels dated to me. Except all of the sudden I feel the tide changing.  For example, a couple episodes ago I was watching Downton Abbey and when this scene came on in a bright, crisp red room with white trim and gilt frame paintings I gasped. Literally. It was so stunning!
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It got me thinking- I love coral and pink walls of any shade so why not red?  When the right shade is in play in the right rooms, I actually find myself drawn to red now.  I prefer brighter reds with more orange tones to them for a more modern, bold feel as opposed to deep, dusty colonial-looking shades.  Here are some rooms I’m liking the use of red in!

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Fashion Friday: Neutral Uniform + Investment Necklace

March 21st, 2014

I love a good statement necklace. I have a couple that are guaranteed to get me stopped by at least one person per wear to ask where it’s from.  Paired with a more basic “uniform” on black and white (in my case, mostly black) a really good statement necklace can completely MAKE an outfit AND make it easier to get dressed!

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I saw this Marni necklace the other day and about died.  It’s SO incredibly me and SO incredibly expensive. I can’t help but think about how many ways I could wear it though.  Granted it’s absurdly overpriced for what it is, but sometimes it’s worth splurging on one amazing piece if you can find many, many ways to wear it (and it makes you deliriously happy).
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So I pulled together a slew of affordable neutral looks from chain stores and discount shops with this one statement, investment piece.  When you buy more inexpensive items in black or white they can tend to look more pricey, especially when paired with one high end item (shoes, bag, jewelry, etc.) And when you outfit yourself in lots of basic colors and lines, you can always add in a bold pop of color to mix things up.  Let’s take a peek at what I pulled together all using that one Marni necklace…

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Sponsor Welcome: MK Style

March 20th, 2014

MK Style is one of our newest sponsors and one that I personally am thrilled about!  The Denver based home store is the brainchild of two very stylish ladies, Molly Simons and Katie Agron.  Their style is very “me” so I thought it might also be very “you”.  Check out some of my favorite items in their online shop (click image for link) and if you live in Denver, go visit them!

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