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{K}nife Skills: #AtoZChallenge 2016

How do they do it?

Have you seen the lightening speed of the hands of chefs as they slice and dice onions, tomatoes and the like?

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Making the proper cuts can make the difference between seeing food prep as a chore or as a joy. Proper cuts can mean the difference between unevenly cooked dishes, poor flavor development, and standing ovation meals!

Who knew? *head scratch*

The art of properly holding the knife and producing uniformed cuts of food is so vital that knife skill is usually the first skill course that culinary student learn.

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Try as I might, I just can’t seem to get my hands coordinated enough to ‘make it work‘ *blink!  blink! *.  The whole knuckle-thing is so unnatural. My fingers have a mind of their own and staying tucked is not ‘on the menu’.

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I’m not going to give up. I’ll have to do loads more reading and watch a sh!t- load more videos!!!!!

I’m going too have …..  if I want to keep my fingers!

Have you aced  the knife?

Do tell….

Next. Letter {L}

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Work That A** Wednesday! : High Heels Workout

Good Morning Luv-lies,

Okay, raise your hand with me, if you are too through with all of this snow!

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 This weather mayhem has gotten in the way of maintaining any normalcy to my workouts!!

Want to go to the gym, can’t get through the mounds of snow….

Finally able to wade through the snow to make it to the street, the gym closed early  * Forecast calling for several feet of new snow.  Like. Right. Now.*

Arghhhhhh!!!  Spring!  Where are you?!

I’ve exhausted the fitness workouts on my cable channels, so I went trolling on the ‘net to my ‘You-tube’ channel.

Took me a minute, but, I found this cray-zee HIGH HEEL workout!!

As if, tennis shoes aren’t challenging enough!  I’ve done it a couple of times – High Heels and all!

Hell! It can’t be that different from partying at the club… right!

You must try this.  Steel-let-toes and all!

So Luv-lies,
How’d you do? It’s like being in ‘the club’. Minus the cover.

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Tuesday {Shoes}Day!, Video

Tuesday {Shoes}Day! … Steve Madden

Good Morning Luv-lies

Another very, very cold night!  Stocked up yesterday on all of the essential creature comforts for another day of  ‘being snowed in’.

Not going to spend too much time complaining about the meal that nature has served us.

That’s it.  I’m over it.

The weather, that is.

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I  decided to spend the day nested comfortably in my favorite loveseat, surrounded by as many creatures comforts as could reasonably fit,

watching movies on the cable channel and rifling through magazines.

My movie pick, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’.   Couldn’t pass up a movie with the following description –

  “Sex. Money. Power. Drugs.

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Brace yourself for an outrageous true story from legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese that critics are calling “a masterpiece for a new generation.”

* Leonardo DiCaprio delivers “the best performance of his career”** as a young stockbroker hungry for a life of non-stop thrills,

where corruption was king and more was never enough. His rise to power earned him the title The Wolf of Wall Street.

Together, Scorsese and DiCaprio deliver a story of American excess that is “an absolute blast from start to finish.” 

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Haven’t Seen it yet?

You’ll be hooked after this two minute trailer…. guaranteed.

It’s Leonardo!

Right!?

Love the trailer?

No way could I pass up this much fun and frolicking!

  I’m snowed in, after all!!!

Loved the movie! –  It didn’t disappoint.

It’s Leonardo! Right!?

Not only that, quite unexpectedly, the movie gave me the idea for today’s Tuesday {Shoes}Day Theme.  You see, according to the premise of the movie, the relationship between  Jordan Belfort and Steve Madden, landed both of these men – eventually – in the slammer!  It took a minute or two to believe that the Steve Madden that was referenced in the movie is Steve Madden – THE shoe mogul!
…. sometimes I’m slow like that …

Without further ado, here are a few pictures of my Steve Madden Favs!

steve madden4Love the leopard print and the red croc bow.  Real  ‘Betsy Johnson’-ish

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This is the Dolled-Up version of the Dr Scholl slide

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I call these ‘The Bad Girl Shoe’.  I think that you know why…

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My two word description for these …. casual sexiness

Luv ’em!!!

steve maddenWhat’s life without a little snake in your life?

This is my Tuesday {Shoes}Day Picks…

What’s Yours?

Do Tell … {leave in the Comment Box}

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Inspiration, Video

I Believe ….

Hello Luv-lies,

Love this ESPN video in celebration of the U.S. Soccer Team!!!  The beauty of it is, you can apply this to anything that you are truly committed.

Take a look-see …

What do you believe you?
… Do Tell …

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#ManDayMonday, Challenges, Goals, Video

{Man}Day Monday … Yes, but Does He Have a Koala?

Hey Luv-lies,

Good Morning!

Good Monday Morning!

If it’s Monday. And it’s Morning.  Then that means only one thing here at the ‘Phat’…

{MAN}DAY MONDAY!!!!

Why is it that Guys come up with the damndest things!  It’s like they never stop drumming up danger AND suspense!

Take this video recorded by all of the testosterone over at Dude Perfect

Interesting.     Suspenseful.      Head Scratching.      Adventurous.      Risky….

What adjective would you add to the mix?
Do Tell…

There’s definitely one question to ask, after watching this….
Why do the Guys do That?

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#AtoZChallenge2014, Blog Luv!, Challenges, Garden, Inspiration, My Pinterest, Pinterest

{M}iniature Garden…. #AtoZChallenge2014

Here’s to Day #14 of the #AtoZChallenge2014

…. The Letter {M}!

…. Is for {M}iniature Garden …

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… and sew it is…

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Luv-lines in a shell

 

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 {M}iniature succulence

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I want to sit here

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… a luv-lie little fairy tale… in {M}iniature

What {M}iniature delights do you covet?

Do Tell ….

Tomorrow.

The Letter ‘N’

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{K}eep {K}alm…. #AtoZChallenge2014

Good Morning Luv-lies,

I do Luv Saturday

Nested between the rowdy happenings of  TGIF and soothing restfulness of Sunday, Saturday is a day of trying to get it all done!

Here’s to Day #11  of the #AtoZChallenge2014

…. The Letter  {K }!

Because I’m declaring today, This Saturday, as

{K}eep {K}alm Saturday

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What’s on your Saturday ‘to do’ List?

Do Tell….

Tomorrow.  The Letter ‘L’

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