Monday, September 26, 2011

Backyard Cookout

There is nothing better than finishing off the summer with a backyard get-together!

A couple tips:
1) Pick some great colors or set a theme to make the day even more fun.
2) A simple flower arrangement can make the perfect center piece.
3) Don't be afraid to try some new recipes!

To help plan your next backyard event, check out the recipes below.

Homemade Salsa
(Country Living Magazine)

1 Pot of salted water
3 Large Tomatoes
1 Large Lime
1 Small Jalapeño (finely chopped)
1/2 Small Red Onion (finely chopped)
2 Tablespoons Fresh Cilantro

-Bring pot of water to a boil
-Slit the bottom of each of the tomatoes in
the shape of an "x"
-Place tomatoes in boiling water until skin
splits (about 20 secs)
-Remove tomatoes from boiling water and
immediately place in a tub of ice
-Once cooled, carefully peal back the skin
-Cut tomatoes in half
-Squeeze out seeds
-Chop the tomatoes and place in bowl
-From the lime, create 1/2 teaspoon of peel
and squeeze 1 tablespoon of juice and
add both to the chopped tomatoes
-Add chopped jalapeño to bowl
-Add chopped onion
-Add fresh cilantro
-Mix and let cool for at least an hour

Homemade Guacamole
(Country Living Magazine)

2 Large Avocados
1 Large Tomato (finely chopped)
2 Tablespoons Onion (minced)
2 Tablespoons Fresh Cilantro (minced)
1 Lime (juiced)
2 Jalapeños (seeded and minced)

-Remove pit and scoop "meat" from avocado (place in bowl)
-Add all other ingredients
-Add salt and pepper to taste
-Blend with a potato masher

Rose Punch
(Food Network)

1 Cup Fresh Strawberries (Halved)
1 Cup Fresh Peaches (sliced)

Alcoholic Version:
2 Bottles of your favorite Rose Wine
1 Bottle Sparkling Water
1 Cup Granulated Sugar

Nonalcoholic Version:
1 (2 L) bottle of Canada Dry Raspberry Ginger Ale

-Pour your choice of liquids into a pitcher
-Top with fruit

Friday, September 23, 2011

Welcome to Sara Kate Styling - a fashion & lifestyle blog created by clothing designer, Kate Steadman.

Steadman began her career in fashion as only a senior in high school by taking advanced classes in pattern-making and clothing construction. Through these studies, Steadman learned to pay close attention to both the detail and the fit required to create a pleasing and cohesive look.

Summer after high school, Steadman revived her love of fashion through an internship with women's clothing designer, Austin Jade. During her internship, Steadman was immersed in all aspects of the fashion industry, gaining experience in marketing, public relations, event coordinating, production, and designing. Working her way up the company, Steadman was eventually promoted as Head Creative Director. During the time in which she held this position, Steadman served as Austin Jade's go-to stylist for both lookook & runway ensembles. (See the "Client" section for portfolio pictures.)

Seeking out her fashion dreams, Steadman eventually left Austin Jade and started her own clothing company, Frill, with long-time friend, Sharon Bui. Specializing in the creation of custom recruitment dresses, the pair finds joy in the fact that they can create one-of-a-kind pieces and give back to philanthropies. Steadman's major roles in Frill include, designing, picking out materials, managing production and styling looks photo shoots.  

In the little bit of spare time that Steadman has, she enjoys blogging about all things fashion. Through this site, Steadman hopes to share her fashion related secrets, daily outfits and much more!
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