Rhiannon P.'s blog

A Sweet Treat

baked gingerbreadThis past weekend, I was recruited to bake for an annual bake sale. While I like to bake a few dozen cookies here and there, I discovered as the big day got closer that I was going to need a little extra motivation to become a super baker.

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The Art of Hair and Makeup

Making Face by Kevyn AucoinLooking for new hair and makeup ideas for the holidays? If you’re feeling both ambitious and trying to save money, there are books that can provide tips from salon experts on hair styling, coloring, and cutting. Also, the legendary makeup artist Ke...

From Blog to Book

Baked cookies with Holly There are several food bloggers that have leaped into the world of publishing. Ree Drummond,The Pioneer Women, has recently published The Pioneer Women Cooks: recipes from an accidental country girl. She has stated on her blog that it took a year and a half to create this cookbook and describes it as a reflection of her blog. Two additional food bloggers, Stephanie O'Dea and Molly Wizenberg, have also authored recipe books.

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A Thanksgiving Movie Feast

DVD Cover art of "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving"It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is only a week away. I am already daydreaming of all the goodies that my family will be cooking for the big day. And what’s the perfect remedy for overindulgence of sweet potato casserole? Sitting on the couch watching movies!

There are many great Turkey Day movies. Let’s start with the timeless classic A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.

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Italian Charm

Book Cover Art of The Lady in the PalazzoLast spring, I visited Italy for a few weeks. Since my trip I have become fascinated with the Italian culture. I am always searching for books to read that can transport me back to that beautiful country so far away. Recently, I discovered Marlena De Blasi’s series based on true life events: A thousand days in Venice : an unexpected romance , The lady in the palazzo : at home in Umbria, and

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