Tasty Tuesday {Carb-On-It!}

So, with the holidays officially upon us, I’m declaring the whole month of December carbohydrate month. Carbs will be the official food group and for this month and this month only they magically will have no calories nor adverse affects on your health nor the fit of your favorite dress {I can’t really control that second declaration, but hey, it’s cold out so a little extra padding can’t be that  bad!}

While I consider myself a reasonably-abled baker who can turn out a pretty cookie or two, I’ve yet to try my hand at homemade bread. This year, that’s all gonna change.

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Last year, the husband thoughtfully gifted me (a signed!) copy of Leslie Mackie’s Macrina Bakery Cafe Cookbook – the amazing printed sneak-peak into the inner sanctum of my absolute favorite bakery in Seattle.

This year I’m going to step up to the plate and try to produce their classic, and my favorite, bread. Feel free to join me – or simply wish me luck! I’ll be sure to share the results, as long as they’re not embarrassingly terrible!

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Cyber Monday Special

Now that we’re all back at our desks and in front of our computer screens I suspect you, like me, are trolling for the best Cyber Monday deals.

Well, look no further than new Apartment 34 sponsor Gorjana. The California-based accessories company packs a powerful punch with their gorgeous designs ~ really anything a girl needs to kick their wardrobe up a notch! Here are just a few pieces I’m coveting.

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And today only Gorjana is offering an extra special deal – 25% off all jewelry and handbags. So run, don’t walk your fingers over to your keyboard and hit up Gorjana.

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Just remember the golden rule. One for them, two for you! Happy shopping, and saving my dears.

*Mrs. E

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Monday Work Wear {All About Knits}

With unseasonably cool temperatures I’ve had to breakout all of my sweaters – but just because you’re cozy doesn’t mean your look can’t be still be sharp and poised.

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Paired with a structured belt, a crisp white shirt and the ubiquitous killer heel, you’re ready for the boardroom, and the couch (as soon as you get home!)

Happy Monday luvies!

*Mrs. E