Eccles Cakes: Recipe and Video

March 18, 2014

This weekend I made Eccles Cakes, a family favorite pastry. Wikipedia says they originated in Eccles (Greater Manchester), England. My family associates them with our Scottish heritage (perhaps because my grandfather loved them?) and Demoulas Market Basket supermarkets, which was the only place you could get them locally when I was growing up in Andover, Massachusetts  in […]

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Color Obsession: Radiant Orchid

March 15, 2014

Radiant Orchid Picks by susan-getgood featuring a sephora collection lipstick The Pantone 2014 color of the year is a bright fuschia pink called Radiant Orchid. And while I wouldn’t say I’m obsessed, I have bought exactly four things for my spring wardrobe so far and they are all variations on this theme. A couple of […]

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Reflections on Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, 2014

February 19, 2014

I attended Westminster 2014 as a guest of STAINMASTER, official Westminster carpet partner Sky the Wire Fox Terrier went Best In Show last week at the Garden, and if you want the play by play on the judging, there are more than a few sites that will give you the scoop.  And of course Sky and her handler […]

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Commercials worth watching: P&G Thank You Mom/Raising An Olympian series and Budweiser’s Super Bowl #BudweiserPuppy

February 2, 2014

Disclosure: I attended a press event for the launch of P&G‘s Raising An Olympian short films last fall.  I have no connection to Budweiser or the #BudweiserPuppy. Normally, I write about commercials over on my marketing blog, and share my opinion about both execution and effectiveness, focusing on how well they reach  (or don’t) the target […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

January 3, 2014

I don’t make them. And I don’t intend to start now. I’ve already committed to some actions to safeguard (and maybe improve in some aspects) my health, and hanging them on an arbitrary date is silly. Particularly since I started at Thanksgiving, which is far more often a watershed for changes in my life. But […]

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