Montage Monday – This,That and a Giveaway! (Winner Announced)


Spring is around the corner and for the first time I can totally believe it. 2013 has been a busy year so far. I’m loving the upbeat pace that’s going on and hope to keep the momentum up throughout the year.

I’ve been working hard with a designer to create a new¬† look for Eliza Domestica (its been a long time coming). We’re almost done and I can’t wait to share the new look with you! There will be a few changes, but all good ones. I hope.


This month I’ve worked-out harder than I ever have since my son was born…um, 18 months ago (my waistline is proof of it, eek!!). Waking up at 5am every morning makes me appreciate the sunrises just a little bit more, when I would otherwise be in my cozy, warm, ooh so warm bed. I keep reminding myself it’s worth it.

I had some good laughs catching up with an old friend visiting from Chicago last week. We ate amazing food here and drank my new obsession, Pisco Sour, here. I never thought I would love a drink made of raw egg whites until this came along. A girlfriend introduced it to me a few weeks ago and I’ve had it on four separate occasions since then, and have plans for more this weekend. Its a Peruvian drink made of raw egg whites, Pisco (a style of brandy known in Peru), bitters and a couple of other ingredients. Everything is shaken vigorously until it forms a meringue-like top. So good, so good. If you haven’t tried one yet, you must. Live a little.

Got a sweet unexpected surprise from my hubby the day before V-Day. I’m a sucker for fresh flowers and he knows it.

Snuggled A LOT with this little snuggle-bunny over the weekend. He’s good at that, and so am I.

Then I thumbed through my favorite cookbook of the moment, The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. Deb Perelmen knows how to inspire and excite me back into cooking just when I begin to feel a little ho-hum about it all. Her recipes and pictures are truly drool-worthy. Thinking of making this yellow cake with berry frosting for my sister’s birthday this Wednesday.

Watched Silver Linings Playbook yesterday. Without a doubt my new favorite film of 2013. Or at least until The Great Gatsby opens. ;)

Because I loved that movie so much, and because I haven’t had a giveaway in a while, and because I wouldn’t be here without all of you, I’m giving away a $25 gift card to Fandango.

That way you can watch whatever tickles your fancy.
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  • Posted February 18, 2013 at 8:37 PM | Permalink

    To do in Seattle: find pisco sours. Enjoy several together with Heather and Mere. Amirite? :) xo!

  • Posted February 18, 2013 at 10:57 PM | Permalink

    Watching my daughter light up during a college gymnastics meet Saturday night. She’s been practicing her splits and handstands like crazy ever since. :)

  • Mary Happymommy
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 6:26 AM | Permalink

    My husband made me smile this weekend. He went to the Redbox machine and rented “The Vow”. I knew he would rather rent something like the James Bond movie, but he got me a chick flick to make me happy.

  • Elena
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 9:45 AM | Permalink

    My baby made me smile

  • rebecca shockley
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 4:27 PM | Permalink

    My kids did at my son’s Bowling party! Hilarious

  • Tabathia B
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM | Permalink

    I would say my 18 yo daughter wearing a wig and then taking it off and putting it on her sister’s doll head. It was hilarious

  • colleen boudreau
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 7:27 PM | Permalink

    My cat being funny.

  • Kristine E.
    Posted February 20, 2013 at 1:22 PM | Permalink

    My fiance!! We went to NYC :)

  • Amanda Sakovitz
    Posted February 20, 2013 at 3:31 PM | Permalink

    seeing my niece made me smile

  • Judy S
    Posted February 20, 2013 at 3:44 PM | Permalink

    talking to my daughter made me smile.

  • Thomas Murphy
    Posted February 20, 2013 at 5:40 PM | Permalink

    being with my GF made me smile

  • Jennifer marie
    Posted February 20, 2013 at 6:59 PM | Permalink

    Helping my son read and seeing him improving made me smile!

  • Posted February 21, 2013 at 8:42 AM | Permalink

    My fiance brought me flowers :)

  • Ashley Hatten
    Posted February 22, 2013 at 11:01 AM | Permalink

    Seeing my kids play in the little bit of snow we got..they had a blast!

  • Ellie W
    Posted February 22, 2013 at 11:34 AM | Permalink

    My grandson helping me clean house. He put his hands on his hips and leaned back saying “oh my aching back”. I think he’s been spending too much time with grandma.

  • Lizzy
    Posted February 23, 2013 at 7:31 AM | Permalink

    My husband made me smile!

  • Tina M
    Posted February 23, 2013 at 3:00 PM | Permalink

    my hubby

  • Tim
    Posted February 23, 2013 at 3:46 PM | Permalink

    Our local mall is having an adopt-a-pet event sponsored by the local humane society and they have several dogs out at their booth they have set up. The kids would have loved it had we brought one home, but seeing and playing with them made all of us smile.

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