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Sticky Spicy Asian Turkey Meatballs

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in | 2 comments

Sticky Spicy Asian Turkey Meatballs

I had a craving for Asian Turkey Meatballs the other day after seeing this recipe that was floating around on Facebook. I shared it so that I would be able to go back and find it, and after really looking at it I loved the meatball ingredients …but decided I was looking for something with a little more kick for the sauce. So off I went to Pinterest for some Pinspiration (do you FOLLOW US there?). Well I found a wonderful recipe whose sauce looked really kick ass spicy and sweet. Problem was, the meatballs had almond...

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Chocolate Bark with Benefits

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 in Cooking, Country Eats in the City, Current Issue | 2 comments

Chocolate Bark with Benefits

I have a confession to make…I’ve been hanging out with a bunch of DIETERS…in a secret Facebook group…and I feel like such a cheater…because I’ve been sharing recipes with them and not with Y’all! So I decided to come clean and share this Chocolate Bark with Benefits “recipe” with you. And yes…it’s LEGAL to eat this in my group :) You see, my trainer Shawna asked me to participate in a Beta test of her new Challenge Diet program coming out next month, and...

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UCS Artisan Alert – Identity

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in City meets Country Style, Current Issue | 0 comments

UCS Artisan Alert – Identity

I’m about to introduce you to Identity. Over the holidays (I know…that was a LONG time ago), I posted a few pics here on the blog, and on Facebook and Instagram that caused quite a stir. Not because of ME, I might add, but because of the pillows and Christmas stockings I was fortunate enough to be given for Christmas by our boy and his Missie. They know me so well… :) (Ignore the dent in the bedding…it’s because of this…) Anyway…I promised...

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Sparkle On

Posted by on Jan 12, 2014 in City meets Country Style, Current Issue | 2 comments

Sparkle On

Denim – Rag and Bone; Sweater – Generation Love; Jacket – Isabel Marrant for H & M; Shoes – Nine West; Necklace - Designs by Shelagh; Bracelet – Serendipity’s Backyard; Clutch – Arnold Churgin Shoes (0ld). I have decided that since it still looks like Christmas up here in the mountains, I am not putting away the sequin section of my closet yet (Y’all have one of those, no?).  That’s right. I’m not...

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Camo in the City

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in City meets Country Style, Current Issue | 12 comments

Camo in the City

I don’t know if you remember wayyy back to when I was in New York and I bought new cargos at Superdry. If not, I posted about them here. Well, as any self respecting pair of cargos should be, they are camo (which can sometimes be tricky to style and not look like you’re headed out hunting).  So as I was thinking about how to wear them when I want to up my game a little, I decided  to style a pair over on Polyvore (its my lazy way styling clothes…plus the models on there look better in EVERYTHING). And here’s a...

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UrbanCountryStyle Members Only Group and Thai Turkey Coconut Curry Soup

Posted by on Jan 5, 2014 in Country Eats in the City, Current Issue | 2 comments

UrbanCountryStyle Members Only Group and Thai Turkey Coconut Curry Soup

I posted a Thai Turkey Coconut Curry Soup recipe the other day on our UrbanCountryStyle Members Only page. [That's one of the benefits to being a member. You get access to recipes either first, or exclusively.] Why did I create the UrbanCountryStyle Members Only Group page? Because Facebook decided to change how business pages operate and severely limit the number of people who have already LIKEd the page from seeing it. Where we once used to reach 50-75% of our friends there, now Facebook often will only show the posts to about 5% of you....

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I’ve Got the Blues

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in City meets Country Style, Current Issue | 10 comments

I’ve Got the Blues

It all started with this chair…and before I knew it, I was singing the Blues. You see, I saw this chair in a magazine today and just knew it was meant to be mine. As a reward. A BIG reward…for a task that has been monumental and often times had both the Mr and I questioning our sanity (and each others’). So a reward is in order… You see, after FIVE and a half YEARS we’re FINALLY getting ready to move back into our beach house next month and I can see it fitting in perfectly with my planned decor. I have...

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5 Simple Rules for the Holidays (and Life)

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in Current Issue, Letter from the Editor | 4 comments

5 Simple Rules for the Holidays (and Life)

There are FIVE days until Christmas and only ELEVEN until New Year’s Eve. If you’re like I used to be, hearing stats like that would send me into a complete panic. Every holiday was the same…I made too many commitments, too much food, put up a tree in every room, and a created to-do list that rivalled Martha Stewart’s. Last year, I realized this was crazy. I had taken a holiday I used to love and turned it into a dreaded time of year. So I vowed to do things differently and came up with a strategy to ensure success....

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Post-Blizzard NYC

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013 in City meets Country Style, Current Issue, Fashion, Suzie Travels | 3 comments

Post-Blizzard NYC

Yes, winter is definitely here in NYC! IT’S COLD! On Saturday, we wandered around in a blizzard all day gathering warm things to wear and keep cozy at the Seahawks/Giants game we had planned for yesterday (thank you Seahawks for winning!!!). Today, for this Post-Blizzard Post, it was more of the same (minus the snowfall). Even though we were in sunshine, it was still freezing cold and blowing wind and required bundling up. It’s all about the layers to survive this city and it’s weather…And black! That’s my...

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New York Blizzard State of Mind

Posted by on Dec 14, 2013 in City meets Country Style, Current Issue, UrbanCountryStyle Travel | 7 comments

New York Blizzard State of Mind

I find it funny that I have to leave the mountains and come all the way to New York City to find snow! I was prepared for the cold here, but not the white stuff! So the semi-blizzard that happened today meant SHOPPING was necessary. And wasn’t I over the top excited to find my absolute fave UK store HERE???!!!! Superdry is my new superhero! If you remember, I posted the tribal sweater I bought in Scotland here. AND now, thanks to them…This is ONE of my new blizzard ensembles! Camo Cargos...

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