I love the smooth taste of whiskey mixed the smokey woody flavor of the barrels that they are aged in, but sometimes I like to judge a bottle by its label.
Bird Dog Whiskey, delicious as it’s beautiful.
Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select by Cue
A Holiday Gift from JustinMcClure.TV by Duct Tape + Glitter (Now Justin McClure Creative) A local creative company that does amazing video & creative.
Woodinville Whiskey by David Cole Creative
C.T. Lockhart Tennessee Whiskey lives up to its history with the secret-like packaging. Designed by Trevor Rogers
Migrant Whiskey by Chad Michael
Promineo Whiskey also by Chad Michael
I love to buy gifts by artists and designers. Jessica Swift create beautiful products. Her vibrant colors, mixed media, textures, and shapes create beautiful artwork in your everyday life. It is easier than ever to have beautiful weeks of art embedded in you style. Jessica’s art makes me want to incorporate more color and layering into my own designs. No man is an island…inspiration has to come from somewhere. There are a variety of shapes that she uses in repetition in her work, but it all works cohesively with similar vibrant patterns and break up the monotony of the daily grind. She has so many different products to choose from it is easy to find something for everyone on your list.
After spending two days setting up my Christmas lights, I go to plug in the lights and an excited grin spread on my face as the lights began to twinkle. I come back an house later to look out my window and see all is dark. My lights were broken. I had no idea what was causing it, after several conversations with my dad and this helpful youtube video, I realized it wasn’t a bad light at all, but a blow fuse. The best way to tell is to take your multimeter set it to 200 VAC and while you light is plugged in, stick the red and black end of your multimeter into plug at the end of the string. You should read 112 Volts, and if you don’t it is most likely the fuse.
To fix the fuse you will need to (photo steps are below):
- Unplug it. Gather a fuse either from the hardware store or you should have received two spares when you bought your light set, and a screwdriver.
- Using the screw driver push the “open” door out to expose the fuse.
- You will now need to remove the fuses so that you can test them with your multimeter. You can do this with your screwdriver or a needle.
- Set your multimeter to 200 ohms. You will put the red on one side and black on the other side of the fuse. If the meter reads “1” the fuse is bad, any other number an the fuse is fine.
- In my case I needed to change both fuses. Pop the new fuses into place (you may need your handy screwdriver again. Pop the lid on the fuses, and plug it in to test. Lights should be on now!
(In my case I can to repeat this routine twice, lesson learned, use more extension cords. You can’t keep plugging icicle lights into each other)
The materials you need: broken lights, spare fuses, and screwdriver.
Push open the panel to expose the fuses.
Test your fuses with the multimeter on 200 ohms. If it reads “1” that is bad!
Yay! Working lights!
December brings to mind Christmas holiday parties with green, red and vivid jewel tones that create festivity. Cream is a wonderful neutral to offset the saturation of the holidays, and add some peace and calm to the season. This milky color reminds of all the tasty foods (liked whipped cream in hot cocoa) and the banks of snow covered in a warm glow. So have some fun at your parties this month with this light colored neutral and give it some pops of color if you are feeling a little washed out.
- Wooden Floral Wreath from Target
- Linen Curtains also from Target
- Erin Chair and Love Seat from World Market
- Sheepskin Rug from IKEA
- Tufted Bench this would look great with a cardigan or blazer
- Flowy Blouse
- Ceramic Owl
- Gilded Napkin
We still have fall for a few more weeks of fall, and these grilled cheese are just the ticket!
Fall Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Whole Wheat Bread (bread choice is up to you)
1/2 package of Cream Cheese (room temperature)
1/4 cup Gorgonzola
Dash of Honey (optional)
Pear or Apple (sliced)
Cooked thick cut bacon
Swiss Cheese (sliced)
Step 1: Mix cream cheese, Gorgonzola, and honey until fully mixed. Spread onto 2 pieces of bread.
Step 2: Add sliced fruit, bacon, and cheese.
Step 3: Heat up skillet to medium. Add butter into pan until melted.
Step 4: Add your sandwich and cook until golden brown and cheese is melted. And enjoy!