Ruffles & Truffles

DIY Paper Flower Pencil Toppers!

Happy Friday everyone!

I’m kicking off the weekend by sharing another awesome craft my students put together recently! We created sets of flower pencil toppers using coffee filters and crepe paper streamers. Cute, right?

coffee filter flower pencil toppers

Head over to Curious & Crafty to see the tutorial and leave some comment love! Have a great weekend!

My Kitchen Wish List

Do you have a wish list of items you hope to have in your kitchen? For me, the list could be expansive…I’m always seeing a new tool or gadget that makes me want to give it a test run.

The reality of the matter is that my kitchen is far too small to accommodate each and every kitchen item I’d like to own. So I pick and choose. It just so happens that I sold off some of my old pots and pans in a garage sale a few weeks ago…and the newly empty space in my cupboards has started to make the wheels in my head turn. Clearly, I’ll have to refill the space with some new and exciting kitchen items. But where to start? What would you choose? Today, I’m pondering a few items I think would be great…

pasta attachments

KitchenAid® Pasta Excellence Set. OR the Pasta Press attachment. Or both. Now that I have my KitchenAid stand mixer, I want to begin my attachment collection. I know this is a set I’d use in my home. Pasta party, anyone?

slicers

Paderno Spiralizer. It reminds me of the apple, peeler, corer, slicer my mom used to have from Pampered Chef years ago…but I totally want one. I love that you can use the spiralizer for all sorts of vegetables – zucchini, potatoes…and apples too! It’s nice that there are multiple blades with different widths; you can adjust depending on the type of food you are slicing. WANT!

de Buyer Viper Dicing Mandoline. Because I don’t have one. That seems wrong, doesn’t it?

kitchen wish list

A cast iron pan. Again: I don’t have one. It seems like a travesty.

Acrylic Presentation Ring Set by Curtis Stone. I. Love. These. Talk about a beautiful way to present salad, guacamole, towers of caprese salad, dessert…the list goes on. I would get a lot of use out of this set of 4 rings: I know it.

So – what is on YOUR kitchen wish list? Anything I should add?

Transition time: sleeves and shorts!

So…last week I bid farewell to sweater weather here in Florida. I am completely elated to welcome one of my favorite times of the year! Spring in Florida is warm, but it is also the season before the humidity fully kicks in. Our temperatures will be in the high 70s/low 80s, and I will be in heaven.

long sleeves and shorts outfit

This time of the year is seriously one of my favorites when it comes to my wardrobe. I am a huge fan of pairing shorts or a skirt as bottoms, along with a 3/4 or long sleeve top. It’s the best of both worlds, in my opinion! I tend to look for breezy, light tops when it comes to my sleeves, as utilizing winter wear can still be a bit stuffier of an option. I picked up this grey and white striped tee at Marshalls a while back (has it been a year? It’s possible), and boy oh boy has it had a generous amount of wear. It’s a staple in my wardrobe, and I wish I had a closet full of them. Leave it to Marshalls to always serve me well when it comes to the basics – I am never at a loss for awesome casual tops to add to my collection.

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Greek Salad Grilled Cheese for #SundaySupper

Did you know? The month of April happens to be National Grilled Cheese Month! That seems like cause to celebrate, if you ask me!

Greek Salad Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese is one of those comfort foods I can’t get enough of. I have fond memories from childhood – my grilled cheese sandwiches were most likely made with American cheese slices and soft white bread. There’s something so nostalgic about it and I’m sure it would still taste yummy nowadays…dipped in some tomato soup, perhaps? However, fancy grilled cheeses have been all the rage lately, and the flavor combinations seem endless. Grilled cheese is much more than just white bread and cheddar, and the Sunday Supper crew is going to introduce you to some awesome sandwich ideas today.

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