We know. The struggle is REALLY real when it comes to gifting for the men in our lives. Allow us to help:Continue Reading
Happy thanksgiving! 2015 has been an especially wonderful year for us. We celebrated Jennifer and Jay’s marriage in April, we welcomed Baby Ed in September… and there have been countless other small victories and miracles in between. And of course we are thankful for all you who read this blog! We are truly blessed beyond measure. We hope you all have a relaxing day with family or friends (or maybe both!), with plenty of time to reflect on your own blessings as well. xoContinue Reading
You know how adult children are always assigned something non-essential at family Thanksgiving, like an appetizer or “the salad”? Well, I’ve graduated from the salad to…side vegetable!
I’m actually really excited because I lovvve sides at Thanksgiving. Turkey isn’t my thing, so I always load up on veggies. Behold, my vegetable contribution this year: Bacon-y Brussels Sprouts. Bonus: this recipe is SUPER SIMPLE and easy – the perfect thing to whip up for that last-minute Friendsgiving celebration tonight.
Bacon-y Brussels Sprouts
What You Need:
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 lbs baby brussels sprouts, washed and trimmed (halved if very large)
- salt & pepper to taste
- 6 ounces diced bacon (3 – 4 slices)
- 3 tablespoons minced shallots (about 2)
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic (1-2 cloves)
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- chopped fresh parsley, if desired
What You Do:
- Heat the butter and olive oil in a medium skillet. Add the brussels sprouts and season with salt and pepper.
- Cook until lightly browned, tossing often.
- Add the bacon and saute for ten more minutes, or until well browned.
- Reduce the heat and add the shallots and the garlic. Saute for two more minutes.
- Increase the heat to high and slowly add the chicken broth, a little at a time. Cook for ten more minutes or until the sprouts are tender, tossing often.
- Sprinkle with parsley if desired.
NOTE: This recipe is adapted from Par 3: Tea Time at the Masters (a Glitter Life favorite). The original recipe called for the addition of balsamic vinegar and fresh bread crumbs at the end. We don’t think you need either one…the brussels sprouts are SO GOOD on their own that we didn’t want to mask their flavor or beautiful color. But if you’re new to brussels sprouts (or you think your family will be weirded out by them), you may want to experiment by adding one or both of those ingredients to this recipe. Honestly, if you get fresh Brussels sprouts you can’t go wrong!
You guys know we heart Target – it’s great style at great prices, areweright? Both of us own this Target sequined-collar plaid button-down from two years ago, and we’re bringing it back this season. And since we have Target on the brain, we linked our top picks from Target for fall over on Shop Style. Click this link to shop, or like our photo on Instagram (@glitter_blog_xo) today and you’ll get a shoppable email sent to your inbox. And check out our other posts featuring Target items here and here and here.Continue Reading
We woke up this past Sunday like it was Christmas morning… Sugar Paper Holiday for Target had ARRIVED. We legit couldn’t get our orders in fast enough. Here are a few of the gift-wrapping goods we scooped, but let’s be honest… we scooped pretty much everything.
Now, time to buy presents to wrap! Shouldn’t be a problem…Continue Reading
Fall. Has. ARRIVED. Is your wardrobe ready? Most specifically… your footwear? Let’s ensure you have a well-rounded shoe collection for Fall 2015:
Pumps | Go from day to night. Jeans to dresses. Whenever, wherever. Shakira Shakira. In these fun bow pumps.
Sneakers | Your get up and GO (in style) shoe.
Booties | Every girl needs a pair of tan suede booties for every day wear. A small, block heel is key for optimal comfort.
Cut Out Booties | We’re obsessing over this trend. A super flattering twist on the classic bootie.
Riding Boots | A closet staple every year. Go ahead and splurge on a good pair. They will never go out of style!Continue Reading