My desk at work is covered in in-progress artwork, my planner, an obnoxious amount of Nate Berkus office supplies and Sharpies. I have no room for a calendar but always find myself needing one. This year, I’ve been using calendars as the wallpaper on my computer for easy reference. Plus I get bored with the wallpaper often and like that I have to change it up every few weeks. Here is a collection I’ve gathered up from around the web. Either click the links or right-click to save and use as your computer desktop (or ) background.
Money can be pretty tight around this time of year. Who has spare cash for the little extras? It can end up being be pricey when all of those special details add up. I’m here to help! This doesn’t mean you can’t have fun festive art hung on the walls or great designer gift tags to up the fa-la-la factor. Well, I have some good news. The web is loaded with fun free Christmas printables. Here’s a nice roundup of 10 of my favorites.
2. Naughty or Nice gift tags from Stephanie over at Brooklyn Limestone. She is the entertainer extraordinaire. And these tags can’t be any cuter! I have used these for a few years and loooove them! Click here to get these.
3. Chalkboard printables from the Crafty Wife blog. There are actually 20 of these available to choose from on her site. These would look great framed and displayed in a grid pattern! Click here to get these.
Diner was good last night. Like really good. I have used recipes from around the net before, but every time I make one of Jessica’s recipes (HowSweetEats.com), it comes out In. Sane. Every time I see her latest recipe this is usually me:
I’ve made her angel food cupcakes. Ridic. I couldn’t even wait for them to bake! I ate half of the batter. Oops.
I pinned a recipe months ago and finally made it last night. It was garlic brown sugar flank steak with chimichurri. Oh. Em Ghee guys. It was amazing. The meat marinated overnight and left a faintly sweet crust when it was cooked. The chimichurri was the best part for me. Cilantro makes everything taste more fresh. And like you want a margarita. The sauce alone was good enough to want to put in on everything. Like every-thing. It had the freshness of the cilantro and the tang of red wine vinegar but combine it with the slightly sweet steak?! Bliss. Here’s what I ended up with:
This is a great dish to make for a larger crowd. I ate it for lunch today too and it was just as good as it was last night.
I tweaked the recipe slightly. Click here to see the original. Tell her Mindy sent ya 😉 Check out her other recipes. They will not disappoint. Pinky swear.
3 pound flank steak or London broil (about 1-inch thick)
Dash of salt & pepper
2/3 cup olive oil
6 tablespoons dark brown sugar
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup fresh cilantro
2/3 cup fresh parsley
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2/3 cup olive oil
A dash of salt
A big dash of pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Grill or broil steak to desired temp. While steak is cooking, put all of the chimi ingredients into the food processor. When steak is done, allow to sit for about 10 minutes to seal in juices. Slice thinly and pour chimichurri on top or on the side.