Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday Foodday

Happy Friday lovebugs,
Here are my favorite recipes this week.

Sparkling Cojito
c/o The Kitchn
1 bunch fresh mint, keep a few sprigs to the side for garnish
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons water
4 limes juiced
3 cups coconut rum, like Blue Chair Bay
1 liter seltzer water
Lime wedges for garnish

In a large pitcher, combine the mint, sugar, and water, and muddle. Add the lime juice and rum, and stir to combine. Fill the pitcher with ice and add the seltzer.
Pour into ice-filled glasses and garnish with a sprig of mint and a lime wedge.

Roasted Corn Queso Fundido
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups corn (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 red pepper, finely diced
  • 1/2 pound Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped

  1. Melt the butter in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat, add the corn, onion, jalapeno and red pepper toss and let it sit until slightly charred, mix it up and let it char again, about 6-10 minutes.
  2. Mix the cheese, mayo, lime juice, salt and pepper, place back into the pan and cook over medium-low heat until the cheese has melted before enjoying while warm topped with cilantro!

Chocolate Filled Peanut Butter Cookie Bars
  • 2 (16 oz.) packages refrigerated cookie dough, at room temperature
  • 1 (13 oz.) jar Nutella or chocolate hazelnut spread of your choosing
  • Note: I used Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line an 8x8 inch or 9x9 inch baking pan with foil, extending the sides of the foil over the edges of the pan. Spray with cooking spray.
  3. Open one package of cookie dough and press it into a single layer on the bottom of the pan.
  4. Spoon the Nutella over the cookie dough layer.
  5. Top the Nutella layer with the second package of cookie dough, pressing into an even layer.
  6. Bake 35-40 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the center is set.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Going in Circles

There is something quite simple and dramatic about a hoop earring. The hoop earring is as classic as the pearl. It goes with everything and you can dress it up, down, and everything in between. There are a zillion hoop earring options out there, today I thought we would look at some classic but unique gold and silver earrings.

See? Unexpected but not distracting.

I absolutely love beaded metal. I think it is super feminine and a bit warmer than a standard flat metal.

How night out at the museum are these earrings? So very chic!

These earrings are magical. They are light and mysterious and best of all, handmade in Seattle.

Hoop earrings are not just from Mean Girls era, they are the accessory that will be with us a century from now because they don't age and they don't go out of style.

Be fabulous today!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Stay in Your Lane

Let's play with stripes. Particularly black and white stripes because they stand out. They make a statement that no other color or pattern can. People tend to fear horizontal stripes because it exaggerates width, but I'm here to tell you that in monochrome in the right cut and fit, it accentuates every awesome part about you*.

Well this is quite the number. Wear this skirt when asking for a raise and work it.

Shabby Apple, Steamboat Skirt, $62
These stripes have a beautiful fall to them. It creates a very subtle chevron side.

Simply Be, Closet Striped Skirt, $87
Check out this waistband. It's going to nip in in just the right place to make you look incredible.

Like I said earlier, let it hug your curves and if you don't have curves, this skirt loves you too. The way the stripes contrast in direction will create the perfect illusion.

Embrace the stripes. Thick, thin, horizontal, chevon, just have fun with it!

Be fabulous today!

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*that's all of the parts, you are 100% awesome.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Gray Matter

Have the fall fashion magazines taken over your coffee table? The pages and pages of trends that create a leaning tower of fashion in your living room? I hear you. Where do we even start? I think we should start from the bottom, the shoes. I am loving gray suede for fall. It is such a rich neutral that is cool at the same time.

Check this price you guys. OTK suede boots for UNDER $75.

Nordstrom, Corso Como Del Pump, $98
Own that big meeting in comfort and style with these go with everything pumps.

Amazon, Steve Madden Walis, $89
Short block heel with an ankle strap. Quirky and sleek.

Zappos, Nine West Modesty, $89
Oh hello lover. We've got the go to shoe for fall, ladies. Tassels FTW.

Gray is such an easy color to pair, try with offbeat hues like moss or merlot to really take things to the next level.

Be fabulous today!

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