She's kind of intense and has an accent I can only describe as "biker babe," but Nadia G, the buxom blond host of web TV show Bitchin' Kitchen is a kindred spirit. She gets very in-your-face showing how to whip up recipes like "Bag Em', Tag Em' French Toast," "Rehab Ravioli" and "One Night Stand Breakfast" -- a surefire way to curb that awkward conversation the morning after.
Check out her site for the latest episode, an ode to underdog vegetables parsnips and brussels sprouts (my fav). She sheds new light on how punk rock veggies can be. Then stick around to probe her site for recipes, cookware tips and to call in to her Bitch-o-Rama hotline!
While I haven't actually felt like shelling out much money this year on those I love, I do enjoy window shopping and web browsing for holiday gift items that I never intend to buy. Here's some gems I uncovered; a list of some of the best items for the home wreckers in your life.
For the DIY man (or the hot fix-it guy): Size Matters Tape Measure A handy tool for all your measuring needs around the house... including the bedroom.
For the hot to trot homemaker: Northstar Retro Range You might not know how to cook, but at least your stove can look cute.
For the whoreticulturist (wow I just got another idea for a blog...): Park Planters Just like a stroll through the park near my apartment, only the flashers and gay dudes getting BJs are in delicate, white ceramic.
I like to think I'm pretty decent at my job (you know, that thing I do when I'm not fussing over my apartment and what to eat). I'm lucky when I get to work on projects that involve my personal interests, like the time we taught people how to decoupage light switch plates as a promotion for a car company. Trust me, it made sense.
But then there are the times when I'm tasked with a project that challenges the boundaries of my skill set, shall we say. For instance, I coordinated an online teen soccer community (I don't play sports) and I managed marketing for an auto company (I don't own a car). I made a viral video with snowboarders in Wyoming (I don't snowboard, but I enjoyed hot tubbing in the snow). Sometimes it's, well, weird, but I'm always learning something new!
My latest challenge at work is to manage the blog of a high end fashion store. Fashion? You are talking to the girl who shops almost exclusively at Target and Forever 21. The girl who wears orthotics in her sneakers. The girl who last week paired electric blue nail polish with red plaid tights (the polish showed up mysteriously in my shopping bag with my $5 tights, so it seemed like karma wanted me to wear them together). Sure, I care about my appearance, but in my world thrift and comfort are always #1. Couture is basically lost on me.
As with everything else I've tackled on the job, I trust I'll learn something new (did you know berry tones are in for fall?) and become a better person for it. Perhaps as Home Sweet Homewrecker has helped me strive to improve my home decor, blogging for high fashion will help me hone my own fashionista know-how.
Which I will then apply directly to the shopping racks at Forever 21.