Years and years ago, we (Stephanie and Nicole) collaborated on a lifestyle blog, before we realized that lifestyle blogs were even lifestyle blogs. We called it "Cinco Style" and it was an assortment of photos, recipes, projects, and favorites. This was pre-Pinterest, pre-Instagram, if you can even remember that far back! In time, our professional … Continue reading Welcome!
Book Club Bingo!
The Mixed Print Bookclub is relatively new, as in, I think it's only met two or three times. But my other bookclub, Well Fed Head, has been meeting for about 15 years. FIFTEEN YEARS! The club originated from a local indie bookstore, Well Fed Head. Every month we meet, discuss, drink, laugh, and catch up. … Continue reading Book Club Bingo!
Living in the midwest affords us plenty of farm-fresh fare. This year, my family re-joined a CSA (community-supported agriculture) at Millsap Farms. We belonged a few years ago, and it was such an amazing experience. Each week we'd receive a box of fruits & vegetables. To offset the cost, we'd work the farm a few … Continue reading Easy Bruschetta
Time for Tea
There are so many talented and inspiring ladies that we want to meet in our city, so Stephanie has started hosting tea parties at her house, as an excuse to invite them over and get to know them better. They are a fun way to mix & mingle in a unique setting. Stephanie has a … Continue reading Time for Tea
Three Cheers to the Paloma
Just when you think you've figured out your signature cocktail (gimlets for Stephanie, French 76 for Nicole), along comes a potent kick in the pants in the form of refreshment on a hot summer day...or mild Missouri spring... OF COURSE we're talking about a Paloma! This simple cocktail of blanco tequila, lime juice, and grapefruit … Continue reading Three Cheers to the Paloma
Sweet Tea Treat
Despite us growing up in the south, we are not sweet tea fans, or really even iced tea fans. Classic iced tea, at least. Thai Iced Tea...well, that's a different category of wonderful deliciousness altogether. The best Thai Iced Teas are sweeter than sweet and a creamy orange tone. Our local thai restaurant makes a … Continue reading Sweet Tea Treat
A few years ago, I decided I wanted to start yoga. So I bought an old paperback from the 1970s, called Richard Hittlemans Yoga: 28 Day Exercise Plan. It...is definitely from a bygone era. As in, entire chapters devoted to the housewife and her daily chores. But it was a great self-paced introduction, and I … Continue reading Namaste, Mfers
Good Health: The Ultimate Luxury
Every month this year, I'm focusing on a specific theme of gratitude. In January, it was hygge. In February, it was women artists I admire, and in March it was books that impacted me. April will be on ways I am able to take care of myself. Note: I am unhealthy. I eat poorly, I … Continue reading Good Health: The Ultimate Luxury
The weather here in Southwest Missouri has been cold, drizzly, and not very spring-like. So for Easter Sunday this year, we decided to have a French-inspired indoor picnic. French wine, cheeses, a charcuterie board, home-made baguettes...the whole works. Of course, we ate at the dining table, so rather than a picnic, I guess it was … Continue reading Indoor Picnic
Color Me Bad: Coloring Books for EVERYONE!
One of my current side hustle projects is to make a coloring book of floral art. I'm not talking about the intricate mandala-style books, where one missed paisley is a stress-induced scramble to cover it up. I want nice big patches of petals, or rosy cheeks for someone to puddle watercolors on top of. Here's … Continue reading Color Me Bad: Coloring Books for EVERYONE!