A snowfall kind of love


When I lived in Manhattan I had a sweet little studio apartment, which I loved.  It was especially wonderful at Christmas time when the house would be decorated and the little tree was right there by my bed.  Now that I am in my new, adorable little cottage (from matchbox to shoebox I call it), I miss falling asleep with the twinkling lights bouncing off the ornaments.  So last weekend while watching some Christmas movies I decided to decorate the bedroom.


I keep myself on a strict “one new decoration for the house a year” rule and I’d already made my selection for this year with a stunning porcelain reindeer head.  I realized this was something I needed to do for free, so I pulled out my scissors and some printer paper and started cutting!


You will need




Fishing line


If you use 8 by 10 paper you will have to cut off the bottom to make it square, so I used those pieces to make the daisy chains; a great way to waste less!  To make a daisy chain simple roll the paper and tape or staple.  Then thread the next piece through the exciting one tape and repeat.  To hang the snowflakes I used fishing line, it’s made not to tangle so that is very helpful!


The lovely snowflake lights I hung on the bed are solar powered! Purchased at target and glow a stunning blue.  I bought them for outside but think they really dazzle on the bed.


I must say, I had so much fun, and simply love falling asleep in my winter wonderland bedroom.  Wouldn’t this would be a fun craft project to do with kids?  A way to enjoy time with your children or your nephews and nieces this holiday season.   How much would they love a room full of snowflakes!  Well I say, it’s simply magical!!


Lego my Shoshito Pepper!

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I fell in love with these peppers at one of my favorite sushi joints in manhattan and was so excited when my local farmers market was carrying them!

They are mild and almost sweet once you caramelize them for a few hot seconds in the broiler.  This is such a healthy and quick snack.  It is perfect for those last minute visitors.  In mere moments they are done and ready for a sprinkle of salt, citrusy shower of fresh lemon and VOILA done and ready to be served!


1 pound of Shoshito peppers, washed

The juice of 1 lemon

Salt to taste


Broil the pepper for 3-6 minutes, turning once and checking frequently.

Toss peppers in lemon juice and sprinkle with salt, serve


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