Friday, December 24, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Spirithoods


I know it is late in the game to ask Santa for anything else but just in case he is listening or maybe you are in need of that final mind blowing gift - I present you with Spirithoods!
I will take one of everything please!




Monday, December 20, 2010

Adventures in being more German




Potsch grew up in Germany. He is a complete German sans the accent. It's quite exciting being married to a foreigner but it can also be confusing. We have it in our minds that this may be our last holiday time just the two of us. By next year we are hoping to be able to spend our Christmas time with our baby in arms or at least belly. This idea has got us thinking about what kind of traditions will we pass on to our family? The German Christmas is a bit different. There is no Santa Clause but rather a baby Jesus who decorates your house x-mas eve whilst you are away at church. You spend you x-mas eve eating goulash or pichlesteiner and open presents till the wee hours of night and then go to bed.
My childhood was spent looking forward to that early early morning rise on dec 25th when I would creep into my parents bedroom to tell them I was awake and ready to find out if Santa Came to our house and not only left gifts but also eat the cookies and drank the milk I left for him. To my surprise he always did. I was allowed to check out my Santa gifts, which were always unwrapped, and play a little. Then we had a xmas morning breakfast, that you could always bring to your spot on the floor or couch, as your gifts were piled around you. Then one by one we would open our gifts. We had all day to play with our new stuff. My favorite part.

So, Potschi and I have some combining to do. Not to mention the fact that neither of us subscribe to any organized religion. So, how do we balance celebrating Christmas with out Jesus?

Luckily we have some time as traditions are not built in a year.

In honor of Potsch's German traditions I made my first Goulash. He usually would have this on xmas eve but I was worried it would be horrible so I made it this weekend. It turned out yummy but could definitely use some tweaking over the next years.



My first time browning beef. Very exciting!



A little paprika. A dash of vinegar. Some bell peppers.


Potsch set up our little fake tree and strung the lights. We were able to decorate our tree while the goulash cooked for hour and half.
Yummy egg noodles. Perfect for Goulash.

Simmer down, class. Simmer. Simmer.

Home made (a little soupy) Goulash! With Bavarian style bread on the side and a glass of sweet red wine. Delicious!
This is a tradition I don't mind carrying on.
What are your traditions? Have you had to combine yours with theirs? How did that go?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I wish I wish I wish I wish

If I could afford these the world would be a different place. I love shoes that make me feel like I am walking on magic. Thank you again Marc Jacobs for giving me the motivation to make lots of money so I can buy all the things you make.
PS- How rad would these be hiding under a wedding gown. Perfect to dance the night away.

Holiday Gift Guide #4


HOLIDAYS with
HoneyB!!!


With Local Los Angeles delivery - there is still time to get your HoneyB wearables and usefuls under the tree.

HoneyB is actually the company that my husband, Potsch, and I started just about a year ago. We completed our first trade show this past weekend at Unique LA. It was a big success and gave us confidence to get HoneyB out there even stronger. The buzz is on!

With a new webstore ordering your HoneyB is so much easier.


Stunning!





I have a thing for Kanye. I always will. He may do some crazy things but he is an artist and continues to blow my mind. My advice is take 30 min of your day and fall in love with the full length version of Runaway. The colors and compositions are just lovely.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Make it pretty and make it a party

I can't wait to have a moment to set up all my holiday decorations. We have been so busy with Honey B and UniqueLA that our tree is still in the box. Yes, the box. We keep it a bit organic by re-using the same tree every year. And this year I want to add a wreath! Thanks to Creature Comforts there are sooooo many possibilities and fun styles. What will you do?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide #3

Get Active! I am a big fan of getting gifts that teach me something. So today's gift guide will be focused on just that - A new skill!

first up - The Artful Winemaker
Make and bottle your own vintage. Looks fun and easy. And After making the first bottle I know I would start getting a bit inventive. A perfect gift for the foodie in your circle.

Be sure to get a set of bottle too!

Second - special for the ladies or budding Drag Queen is The BirchBox - A monthly delivery of 4-5 luxe beauty samples from some of the top brands in beauty. A fun way to try new products and styles with out having buyers remorse. $10 a month or $110 for the year.
They have beauty tutorials on their website too!
Third - Learn to be sew cool with a Sewing class from Common Thread in South Pasadena. I was not lucky enough to have a Home Ec class in high school, though I am sure I would not have wanted to go then if I did. But NOW - I would be early and sit front and center with all my homework and extra credit done! Common Thread is an adorable sewing school and shop. Fun creative people like you teaching you fun creative things that will make over spending at the holidays a thing of the past. Mom would always rather have a gift you made.


Fourth - Check out your local college. Extension school is a great thing! You can always pick up a new skill and give yourself that great feeling of pride and accomplishment. That more a gift for you.

Happy Holidays! xoxoxox

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