Archive | November, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving from Lauerland!

21 Nov

You’ve gotta admit… this is pretty funny.

In all seriousness, we hope you all have a fantastic Thanksgiving and enjoy spending some quality time with family, friends, and loved ones.

Gobble gobble!

YAMS.

15 Nov

Since I’ll be going back home for a nice long trip in December, I’ll be staying in Austin for Thanksgiving. While I won’t be celebrating with all of my family this year (sad), I’ve still got my second favorite part of the holiday to look forward to…

Yams. Can’t Get Enough

What’s your favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal?

Disclaimer: This post was not sponsored by Bruce’s canned yams. But Bruce, if you’re out there… call me. Let’s talk yam$.

Easy Peasy Mac and Cheese-y

14 Nov

Avert your eyes, Nana… I’m about to make Mac and Cheese in the microwave.

Full disclosure: this is not your family’s homemade baked macaroni and cheese. It also lacks the Kraft surprises you secretly enjoy like the tiny bit of butter that never melted or a bite of powdered cheese cluster. However, it is fast, super easy, and you probably already have all the ingredients. You also cook the pasta in the microwave, which I, naively, didn’t even know was possible. If you prefer to boil pasta the old-fashioned way, just start with Step 3 below.

Easy Peasy Mac and Cheese-y

Ingredients for a Single Serving*

  • 1/3 cup pasta
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese

Process

  1. Combine the pasta and water in a large microwave-safe bowl
  2. Heat for 2 minutes, Stir, Repeat until the water is absorbed and pasta is cooked. (For reference, I “repeated” three times, but I also own the first microwave ever invented.)
  3. Stir in milk and cheese
  4. Heat for another minute or so.
  5. Mix well and enjoy!

*My husband learned the hard way that “winging it” with the ingredient measurements doesn’t work for this recipe. You’ve been warned.

Celebrate the Holidays with Lauerland Boutique!

13 Nov

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and before you know it, Christmas season will be upon us! I know this is true because I was at Gap Outlet this weekend and they were ONLY playing Christmas music. Too soon? Maybe… but it did get me into the holiday spirit, which leads me to start brainstorming for one of my favorite parts of the season… giving (okay, and maybe getting) creative gifts! I think that’s what hearing “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” on November 9th will do to you. Lauerland Boutique is encouraging you all to get into the holiday spirit too by offering a 20% discount with the coupon code MERRY20 through the month of November.

If you’re looking for a creative and personal gift for one of those hard-to-buy-for loved ones, you should definitely check out our personalized photo coasters. You pick the photos – childhood memories, old Christmas cards, wedding pictures, that hilarious beach trip… you name it. Who wouldn’t love to relive a nice memory while setting down their hot cocoa this holiday season? If you’re not feeling quite so sentimental but are still ready to get some early holiday shopping done, Lauerland Boutique also has tons of patterned coasters with beautiful designs to match any home. Feeling especially festive? Check out our holiday-themed Christmas trivets (all patterns also available as coasters). We hope you’ll get into the festive spirit with us and kickstart this holiday season!

20% off using coupon code MERRY20

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Fridays

9 Nov

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The Gym.

7 Nov

To be honest, the only thing I have room to judge at the gym is girls working out with their hair down.  How can I judge anything else when I’m the one laying flat on my mat as the Body Attack instructor stares at me while yelling, “DON’T GIVE UP! DON’T GIVE UP!”  in the middle of our push-up cycle.  But hey, at least my hair is in a ponytail.

Case of the Mondays.

5 Nov

We’re with ya.

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