Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Easy Bites: Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

These last few months have been like a fog, with the days flying by and the nights rolling into the mornings in just a blink, it seems. With long work hours, comes cravings for all sorts of weird combinations but there is something that I have absolutely always enjoyed snacking on - a crispy tomato basil salad. I came across this recipe on Savory Sweet Life and I love it. Today, I want to share with you an amazing recipe for your food files.

Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad 

Recipe type: Side Dish Serves: 4-6

1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
8 ounces fresh “mini” mozzerella pearls
4 tablespoons olive oil
18 basil leaves, chopped
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Simply add the cherry tomatoes and mozzerella cheese to a medium bowl. Drizzle the olive oil over the tomatoes and mozzerella. Add the basil, salt, and pepper, and gently toss all the ingredients. 

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Monday, September 24, 2012

A Whole New Ball of Candy..and Blog Too!

A while back, I wrote a blog called the Business of Blogging highlighting why blogging is a business and the steps for ensuring your blog can be structured like any other business. About a week and a half ago, I had the wonderful opportunity of attending the Houston Bloggers Symposium and it was a great event. There are a lot of wonderful bloggers here in Houston with so much to learn from. Well, that made me think - what is the purpose of this blog? To be honest, I haven't been using my own advice and so it feels very hypocritical. After much soul searching (or brain racking, depending on who you ask), I have realized that this blog should be a resource for readers..

A resource for the happenings in Houston (or elsewhere depending on my travels), for helping small business owners and entrepreneurs grow their business through marketing and branding, for sharing stories, recipes, creative DIYs, fashion and paper goods.

A place where you can read about the fun and informative things...

And, my newest hobby, Reviews

Reviews you may ask, what sort of reviews? Well, I found that I love many things and a few of those things are vintage, handmade goods which I am sure there are a lot of vintage aficionados out there. So, every week I will review purchases and goods that I've run across or bought that are vintage and handmade. I'll give you my scoop in hopes that it may be beneficial to you. And who knows, it may just be loads of fun to share. Well, at least I hope so.

until next time..

Saturday, September 22, 2012

A Whirlwind of a Week!!

It's been a whirlwind sort of week. With the launch of the Koby and Kylie Co. line and the announcement of the ModMade Goods pop-up shop, we've been busy bees. In other news, we are redesigning this blog to make it much more informative and interactive to accompany the growth of all my endeavors. I hope you will stay along for the ride.

until next time...

Monday, September 17, 2012

Monday's Quote of the Week!

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

This and That Wednesday!

While I have been busy with my head buried in the books, figuratively, New York Fashion Week will literally end in a New York minute and I have yet to get a glimpse of all the great pieces on the runway. Yesterday I spotted a few pieces from the DVF show and loved them. How can you not love Diane von Furstenberg? Council of Fashion Designers of America president and grande dame of New York Fashion Week, she showed her collection on Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Center and here are two pieces I adored!

until next time...

Monday, September 10, 2012

I Phone Craziness! It's That Sort of Month!

Last month was very crazy - I am still reeling from all the happenings! This month, hopefully it will be much better and more sane (who am I kidding, not really). One of the really crushing, life altering experiences that occurred was losing my IPHONE, seriously - I consider that life altering. And, to make matters even better (or worse, depending on how you look at it), I did not have a backup of my contacts and information. Yes, so to my dismay, I was out of luck! On to the bright part of this horrific scenario - I get to window shop for a new iPhone and iPhone case. I can across these and really loved them.

until next time..

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Animal Print: There's just something about it!

It seems that we are heading back (or maybe we've been there and I've just been very clueless) to an animal print world. I have been seeing so much animal/safari print trends that it is unbelievable. And, I must admit, we've been creating a few designs for products lines we carry over at ModMade Goods, and look out for our fall line-up! Prints galore!!

via ASOS

PS. The winner of our blog giveaway is ....... Jalessa B. Jalessa, please send me your emailing address so we can send you your e-certificate.