Same Page Monday on Tuesday

I couldn’t get it together today.  I wanted to do a really good Same Page Monday.  I promise there will be one coming!  Caroline is going to fire me.  I haven’t been feeling well and I feel like I am going in twenty different directions today.  So I thought I could at least share with you some much needed inspiration that I needed… I hope it inspires something in you too!





Photo Credit: 1, 2, 3, 4

Grammy Awards 2014 – Best Dressed


Is it just us or are the Grammys getting better and better every year?  What a great show last night!  Our highlights:

  •  In case anyone was wondering if Beyoncé & Jay-Z are slowing down now that they are parents, think again.  They confirmed that they are still the king & queen of the music industry.
  •  We are so happy Lorde won Best Performance and Royals won Song of the Year – that was well deserved.
  • Daft Punk won a bunch of awards and kept the show running on schedule because of their short/non-existent acceptance speeches.  (I (Emily) had to google what they looked like under those helmets.  Come on, admit it – I know some of you did too!  I have to say that I was expecting these guys to look a little tougher unmasked than they do – So I guess their helmets worked?!  Steve said if he was a rock star, this is how he would do it.)
  • Pink’s performance was amazing.
  • Macklemore & Ray Lewis stole the show with their emotional performance of Same Love.  Right after the song and to top it off, Queen Latifa proceeded to marry 33 gay and straight couples right there!  Well done Grammys.  We don’t know how you couldn’t have been moved by that emotional performance.  That song is incredibly powerful and we love him so much for taking a stand and writing it.  Every time we hear that song it moves us to tears. Even though we’ve got a long way to go, it makes us happy that we are moving in the right direction.  If you haven’t seen it.  Watch. It. Right. Now!

Now it’s time to discuss our favorite part of the night – The Red Carpet!!

Emily’s Top 3 Best DressedEmily's - Best Dressed Grammys 2014Anna Faris was my top pick hands down.  I know, at first glance you might think that it’s a little boring but take a closer look.  The dress brings out her eyes, her jewelry is the right shade of blue (love the finger chain bracelet), and her hair works so perfectly with this dress.  What can I say?  I am always a sucker for a clean, classic look.  Beyoncé looked sexy – what else is new?  Loved that she did the messy, natural hair and dark nails and lips to make the dress look less bridal.  Ok Colbie Caillat, I know you turned some heads you never turned before.  This is the first time she’s ever really shined on the red carpet and I was just really proud of her.  I wish her hair was a little more elegant but other than that all the other elements of the look were working in her favor.  When red is done right, it looks amazing and the dress was tailored to fit her perfectly.

Allison’s Top 3 Best DressedAllison's Top 3 - 2014 Grammy's Best DressedOh the Grammys!  I watched the whole things last night… it was long.  I definitely had to get up and dance for some of the performances!  But before the performances, there was the Red Carpet.  So let’s get to my Top 3.  I just loved Tswift’s sparkly, diamondy chainmail dress.  Only someone super tall and super skinny could wear that dress.  It fit her perfectly!  Now, I was not a fan of her head banging and hair flipping during her performance.  Katy Perry in this Valentino dress!!  What I love about it was that this was straight off the runway and someone didn’t make it for her.  It is so perfect for the Grammys and I am so happy she rocked it.  Princess of Music.  And now for Queen B.  Sexy mama.  This sexy number hugs her in alllll the right places. Right, Jay?  This dress is a perfect example of how you can work a sheer number and still be elegant!  I also loved that she went with her natural hair length and didn’t have extensions!  Perfect.

Caroline’s Top 3 Best Dressed Carolines - Best Dressed Grammys 2014

It hurts me just a little bit to give the #1 Best Dressed Award to Taylor Swift because she just really grinds my gears (for reasons like that head banging during last night’s performance). But, the award is for who looked the best not who I like the best. And I think she looks amazingly beautiful head to toe in this dress. Katy always gets creative with her outfits and this one is my favorite. It’s so whimsical and just so Katy. I wasn’t crazy about her hairstyle though; I would have liked a simple chignon better. And for the first time ever, I’m picking a BOY for my best dressed list. Macklemore looked so sleek in this suit, and that color looks so good on him. Oh and his performance last night brought me to tears.  Well, that wraps up my picks for the Best Dressed Grammy’s 2014. I cannot wait for the Oscars. Seriously, I’m getting impatient!

Lookin’ Like A Grammy at the Grammys Award goes to Madonna…Madonna - Grammys 2014

A Grammy that’s ready to hit the slots in Vegas.


B*tch Stole My Look Award goes to Pharrell…

StoleMyLook - Grammys 2014

We think next year, Pharrell should present all the awards wearing that hat…

The Grammy Sorting Hat will announce the winners!

Photo Credit: Instyle, EOnline, Pharrell Hat, SortingHat

Super Bowl Snacks

ONE WEEK TILL SUPER BOWL SUNDAY!!!!  Are you planning your party yet?  I think a must for any Super Bowl party are… Pigs in a Blanket. I seriously love Pigs in a Blanket.  Who doesn’t love Pigs in a Blanket?  I decided to try a little spin on the classic Pigs in a Blanket… RUBEN Pigs in a Blanket!

Fun Fact:  They are called Kilted Sausages in Scotland.  That makes them sound so much classier!

Here is the recipe

Ingredients: 1/2 cup of Sauerkraut*, drained and roughly chopped – 3 tablespoons pickle relish –  8oz can of Crescent Rolls – Swiss Cheese Slices – 20 Cocktail Pups – 1 eggs – Caraway Seeds


First, Open up the Crescent Rolls and spread flat on a cookie sheet (lined with parchment paper).  Smoosh the “triangles” together so they form a rectangle.  There will be four rectangles.  Cut each rectangle into 5 strips.  (As you can see in the pictures, I cut 4 strips… I thought I was dealing with bigger weenies. hehe)


Mix together sauerkraut and relish and then spread a little on each strip.  Next, place a piece of swiss cheese on each strip and then top with a weenie!  Roll them up, brush with egg and sprinkle on the caraway seeds!


Side Note: You can also make pizza roll ups too!  Just spread on some pizza sauce, top with cheese and rolllll them up.  Brush with egg and sprinkle parmesan on top.


Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes!


Serve with Thousand Island Dressing or Sweet & Hot Mustard for dipping… and of course beer! I got Sam Adams Boston Lager in honor of my Patriots.  Even though they are not playing this year…


Want a bite?? YUMMY!


*A big thank you to Larry King and his Brooklyn Water Bagel Company for supplying me with Sauerkraut. (I got friends there.)  They hooked me up….. There are only ginormous jars of Sauerkraut at the grocery store and I didn’t want to buy it for this one recipe because I was never going to use it again.  I wanted to pull a George Banks in Father of The Bride when he started ripping open hot dog bun packages…. I just need like 1/8 of the huge jar of Sauerkraut.