Posts Written OnMay 2015

Strawberry Mint Lemonade Cocktails

  Strawberries and mint are two things that grow plentifully in our gardens, and the end of May is prime picking time for both. Mint will keep growing strong until the first (or second) hard frost, but strawberries have their heyday in late spring/early summer. My sister’s down visiting from Brooklyn. I happen to have gin in the freezer and those freshly picked strawberries are beckoning, not just for strawberry shortcake (we’ve already had that, thankyouverymuch), but for something like a cocktail. We love ordering and making cocktails these days, which is funny, because we used to only drink wine.…

We're giving away a Downtown Frederick Gift Card on May 28, 2015!

  Who could use a little spoiling? Oh please. We see you over there. We know you’re over-worked, under-appreciated and could use a new pair of shoes, a night out on the town, and a decent margarita for Pete’s sake. We’re here for you. Like, really. That’s why every Saturday for the next month, we’ll be hosting giveaways of fantastic items for the sole purpose of spoiling our readers into submission. This week we’re giving away a $55.00 Downtown Frederick gift card! Because we’re shoppers! And eaters! And general lovers-of-all-things-cultured. So what better way to celebrate the town we live in, than to…

10 Summer BBQ Recipes

  It’s BBQ season! And, if you’re like me, the desire to wow your friends with your kitchen awesome is probably raging. Or, you just really want a go-to dish to ensure that you will get invited to all of the BBQs this summer. Either way, a round-up of some of our favorite BBQ recipes seemed in order. 10 Amazing BBQ Recipes To Wow Your Friends With This Summer 1. Finally watermelon season is upon us. Snag a few and add them to this easy watermelon arugula salad. 2. Another great starter dish, this vegetarian kale salad is as hip…

What we love: May 2015!

  We aren’t what you’d call experts, we’re what you’d call connoisseurs. We collect and enjoy awesomeness, and then we dress it up pretty, surround it with words, and share it with all of you. Check out this month’s What We Love! Amanda So. Many. Things. That’s what I discovered this month. An adorable romper, a pair of smoking hot heels, and a lovely necklace for starters, but that’s because I was looking for birthday ideas to surreptitiously slip to my husband so he didn’t mess up my “29 Again!” birthday celebration for me because he asked for guidance. I knocked…

5 Game of Thrones Resources Every Obsessed Fan Needs!

  I’m a fan of lots of things that folks might label geeky, but it’s okay – I totally embrace my inner geek! Even if I get occasional eye rolls from the rest of the humans in my household. “Mom. You’re watching Lord of the Rings, again?” YES. I. AM. I know I’m not the only female who prefers Harry Potter, Star Wars (episodes IV, V, VI), and Indiana Jones over the latest Nicholas Sparks book-to-movie remake. (Okay. I did enjoy The Notebook. Ryan Gosling – swoon.) In the same vein, one of my latest obsessions is Game of Thrones on HBO, which I…