FF: The original Tubtrug

tubsOften copied, but never matched, I love the Tubtrug – the perfect solution for everything from storage to ice bucket… And they come in many sizes.

About Tubtrugs: “The do everything sized Tubtrug! Our large Tubtrug is perfectly sized to handle the smallest chores right on up to what most adults can comfortably carry. Flex it flat to sweep into, mix potting soils, carry water, beverages and ice on the deck, or toss it to the kids and have them clean up their room.”

Learn more about Tubtrugs here.

WEEKLY READ: “In with the Old: Classic Decor from A to Z” by Jennifer Boles

INWITHGrowing up, I never really thought I wanted an encyclopedia of decorating ideas, but then again I had not yet found In with the Old: Classic Decor from A to Z by Jennifer Boles.

About In with the Old: Classic Decor from A to Z by Jennifer Boles: “The Peak of Chic blogger Jennifer Boles–who counts Newell Turner, Alexa Hampton, Stephen Drucker, and Veranda founder Lisa Newsom among her loyal readers–presents a charming encyclopedia of 100 of the most stylish decorating details (chintz, striped walls, and orangeries) that were favored by the great tastemakers of the twentieth century. Best of all, Jennifer gives helpful tips on decorating with these traditional flourishes today. The 1930s to the 1960s were a grand time for decorating: they saw Chippendale chairs and grotto furniture, house stationery, monograms, tented rooms, and vanities–much of which has since been forgotten or taken for granted. In In with the Old Jennifer Boles breathes new life into gracious living with 100 entries organized from A to Z on her favorite decorating essentials of the past. Each entry explores curious facts, anecdotes, and timeless advice plucked from the legacies of Billy Baldwin, Dorothy Draper, Sister Parish, the Duchess of Windsor, and other tastemakers whose influence continues today. With a foreword by Alexa Hampton and charming illustrations and photographs, In with the Old is a guide to stylish living that will inspire and delight.”

In with the Old: Classic Decor from A to Z by Jennifer Boles is available from Amazon and other fine book retailers.

FF: Beer Can Chicken from Bon Appetit

BCKWhen you think of the great foodie bible that is Bon Appetit magazine you think a little more high end on the culinary scale.

However, their recipe for Beer Can Chicken is decidedly down scale…

…and decidedly delicious.

Find the recipe for Beer Can Chicken from Bon Appetit here.

See all the other great recipes and culinary finds from Bon Appetit here.