Good morning :)
About to head to Starbucks, then to church. Just felt like blogging for a few minutes...
For Christmas I received my two favorite perfumes - Ralph Lauren Romance and Estee Lauder Pleasures. They are both wonderful and floral. I'm not a fan of heavy, musky, spicy perfumes. My husband's stepmom also gave me perfume - Sarah Jessica Parker's Lovely. I hadn't ever used it before but wow, it is now quickly becoming one of my favorite perfumes ever. And it's a little spicy AND floral all at the same time. It's one of those perfumes that you keep wanting to sniff after you put it on. (and I've since learned that it was one of Oprah's Favorite Things in 2005, lol) What is your favorite perfume?
I'm hoping to do a little antiquing this afternoon and start reading Ali Edwards' Life Artist book. I just got it and can't wait to dig in!
Here's a recipe I want to try soon. We love smoothies in the morning and I saw Nigella Lawson make this on her show last week. Yum!
Go Get 'Em Smoothie
by Nigella Lawson
This is truly a weekday special: a breakfast that combines food and drink for people who don't feel they've even got time to sit down in the morning. If the person-in-a-hurry is miniature in stature, and not progressed to caffeine intake, then replace the Camp coffee with a tablespoonful of peanut butter. Extra protein and ultra delicious. I keep overripe bananas, peeled and cut into 4, in bags in the freezer which help give ice-creamy bulk to the smoothie and dispense with the need for ice.
1 peeled banana, cut into 4, from the freezer
2/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon honey
4 teaspoons malted chocolate drink powder (recommended: Ovaltine)
1 teaspoon strong coffee or 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder
Put all ingredients into a blender and whiz to mix.
Pour into a tall glass and drink before dashing out of the door.
"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home. " ~Edith Sitwell