Every other year, our family goes on a trip together. Last trip we went to Turks and Caicos, this year due to the Zika Virus, we decided on Kauai. We had an amazing time and will definitely go back. Here are some sights we saw, places we dined at and memories we made!
Helsinki is Finland’s capital that is home to the national Museum tracing Finnish history from the Stone Age to the present. It’s a vibrant seaside city of beautiful islands and green parks. T.W.O. enjoyed our time in Helsinki even if it was for both work and play. We got to explore most of the city and even took a day trip to Estonia which we will be talking about in our next post. We aren’t ‘finnished’ yet – go ahead and read what we did in Helsinki! Stats: 620,982 people | 300+ islands | 1 sea fortress | most saunas per capita in the world
T.W.O. is up early and ready to burn off the Christmas calories. We put on some of our new Nike gear we got for Christmas and took it for a test run followed by a Pilates class. Check out our new workout clothes below. Hope you all get out there and shape-it out too! #weruntoeat
This isn’t a traditional Christmas party, nor an ugly sweater party – – it’s a pajama party! Get up, it’s Christmas morning! We all rocked around the Christmas tree in our onesies, cheering one another to being merry and bright this holiday season. Here are some of the highlights from the night…
Ever been to a party, put your wine glass down and come back confused on which glass is yours? It probably happened over Thanksgiving to a lot of people, right? Well, it happened to T.W.O.! We decided to come up with something creative to solve this problem. And that we did! T.W.O. added some foliage to our wine stems to not only give the glass some style, but also as a perfect identifier for everyone’s glass.
T.W.O. and company decided to make this a DIY craft event! We gave each person some raffia and allowed each person to pick his or her own “identifier.” Some of these items were flowers, wine corks, leaves, and twigs. It was a hit and not one glass was mistaken for another’s!
This is a great way to decorate wine glasses when you have a large number of guests using the same wine glass. You can either decorate them ahead of time or allow guests to decorate their own after their arrival! T.W.O. will be decorating their wine glasses this Christmas with some holiday decorations….stay tuned!!
Is it just T.W.O. or does everyone have the Monday blues. It’s mostly because we had a fabulous weekend with our family and wish we can do it all over again. Here are some highlights from our Thanksgiving weekend!
The Table Decorators
Baby Taylen climbing up the stair for the first time!
T.W.O.’s Labor Day weekend was filled with family, fun, beach, sun, and some gastronomical food! One of which was the famous family potato salad! T.W.O. is not a fan of mayonnaise, so potato salad was never made until this recipe was created! The recipe calls for very little mayonnaise, but is still extremely moist and full of flavor. This salad is a must for your next BBQ!
– 5 lbs red potatoes
– Celery, chopped
– Red onion, chopped
– 5-6 dill pickles, chopped
– 1-1 ½ cups Mayonnaise**
– 1 cup sweet relish – Krazy salt
– Garlic powder
– Ground pepper
First, wash the potatoes, keeping the skins on. Place potatoes into a large pot and fill with water so that about ½ to ¾ of the potatoes are covered. Cover pot with lid and bring to a boil. Once the water is boiling, bring to a low-medium temperature.
While potatoes are cooking, chop up your celery, onions, and pickles. After about 15 minutes, check the potatoes. If you can stick a butter knife through the potatoes, then they are done. (You don’t want the potatoes to be too soft, nor too hard!) Drain the water from the pot and let the potatoes sit for about 3 minutes just to cool a little so you don’t burn your fingers. While the potatoes are still very warm, cut the potatoes (with the skins on) into chucks and place into a bowl. Add the celery, onions, pickles, mayonnaise and relish to the potatoes and mix. Next season the salad with salt, garlic powder and ground pepper to your desire. Once everything is mixed, place in the refrigerator to chill. After a few hours, the salad is ready to be served! (You might want to check your salad a ½ hour before serving it just to make sure there is enough mayonnaise to your liking. Sometimes the potatoes absorb the mayonnaise during the chilling process.)