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Happy New Year to YOU

Happy New Year to YOU, you magnificent Interior Design aficionado and connoisseur of Food and Wine! As we bid farewell to the past year, let's raise a glass of bubbly to celebrate the beautiful chaos we've orchestrated together – you, me, my Sexy Nerd, and our furry decor critics, Phineas, DC Puff, Olive, and Bernadette, adding their paw-stamped approvals from the Land of Enchantment! (You know, when their paws - and teeth - aren't tearing the stuffing out of my furniture.) Your passion for stylish spaces and tasty food and wine pairings has turned my blog into a design haven with a side of sophisticated sips. Our 2023 was packed with travel, foodie fun, and the sort of silly adventures you'd expect from two weirdos: Now, about the New Year's resolutions – buckle up, because 2024 is about to bring more craziness than my Sexy Nerd's collection of rusty old cars! Get ready for some seriously chic improvements on It's going to make your inte

Cinnamon Croissants Recipe

What on earth could this crazy contraption be? Something to hold yarn? A medieval torture device? Some newfangled pizza slicer? Super-whisk? NOPE! Surprise, surprise! It's a croissant cutter. And for only $4 at my Albuquerque thrift store! Damn. It's times like this that I wish I had the patience for baking. *Update* I made croissants so that I could test this croissant cutter out. I will never make them again! What a pain! I just want to EAT them, not make them! *Another Update* You're more patient than me and you have a shiny, new croissant cutter and you want to use it, despite being warned that this is a baking task of the damned? Here you go... Funny side note: While designing this graphic, I originally had a different background with a bunch of cute lil' croissants lined up in rows. Luckily I zoomed in because they were shrimp. Mastering the Art of Homemade Croissants with a Croissant Cutter...and Cinnamon Croissants! Few things rival the aroma a

Advent Calendar Ideas

Advent calendars are a daily gift before the big ho-ho-ho! Instead of just peeking behind paper doors for a sweet treat (not that I don't looove a sweet treat!), you're diving into a daily adventure of quirky challenges and unexpected laughter. It's like trading Christmas anticipation for holiday hijinks and creativity! As you probably know, I have the best job in the world - managing a dream team of admins, assistants, hygienists, and dentists at two New Mexico dental offices! You may also know that I missed two weeks of work this year (*gasp!*) because I was recovering from major surgery. Stuck in bed and drugged out of my mind, I did the only logical thing. I planned a team Christmas dinner to blow our previous parties out of the snow! Oh, but that was not enough. I created an activities advent calendar for my team! Here it is, in all its time consuming glory: So how did all this advent calendar fun go? I'm excited to show you! Why? Because my dream team embraced th