Archive for February, 2011

Fun With Felt: Part 1

Apparently, felt is very hip these days in a sort of hipster-sustainable-retro way. It's also totally cute. Learn to make some simple felt flowers.

Classic Chocolate Martini

Looking for something special to make your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? I recommend making this classic chocolate martini. Its a favorite of mine because of its simplicity and smoothness.

The Ever-Changing Valentine

The Ever-Changing Valentine

Memories of Valentine’s Day From first memory, you create cute little cards you place in your classmates’ decorated shoe boxes. Then, the pressure of having a teen Valentine. Once that’s over, you submit your membership to the...

Best Chocolate Around

Beyond the fact that I will celebrate the love I have for all those I have in my life, Valentine’s Day will allow me to indulge in one of the best creations ever -- chocolate.

Winter in Florida: Let’s Go OUTSIDE To Play

When the rest of the nation is digging out in February, we are embracing every outdoor activity we can find. Winter in Florida is truly the best time of year.

Cheap Trick

Iron a piece of wax paper over fabric for a mess-free way to trace shapes onto the fabric.

Class Valentines: Simple, cheap, and oh so pretty!

Putting together Valentines for your children to share with their classmates can sometimes be a dreaded task. More of a “Mommy Project” than a "Kid Project" at times. This year I have a suggestion. Put your home...

Super Quick, Super Bowl Snacks

Let's revisit these appetizer traditions from the Live Pretty Pantry.

Sounds of Steel: Modern Pittsburgh Music to Get You Going

This morning, I was reminded that two of my favorite musical artists for getting the energy going were from Pittsburgh — Rusted Root and Girl Talk.

Cabbage Rolls

As a Pittsburgh native, I was surrounded by people and foods of many nationalities. Each year a Folk Festival showcased these foods for all to share and partake. Having been raised Croation/Slovak one of our...