Monday, April 22, 2013

Things You'll Never, Ever, Ever Hear Me Say

The lovely Katherine Bee from "Bees and Bows" posted her list of "Things You'll Never, Ever, Ever Hear Me Say" on her blog. I was cracking up because it truly could have been my own list. I decided create my own. Here goes:

Things You'd Never, Ever, Ever Hear Me Say
  • Forget relaxing on the beach for vacation, let's go skiing!
  • I love watching "The Bachelor" because I know those couples last forever.
  • Can I have a cigarette?
  • I'm not really an animal person.
  • Screw it. I'm going to sleep in my makeup tonight.
  • Let's go get a tattoo! The bigger the better!
  • Give me a dress with some side boob.
  • I LOVE shopping at the mall.
  • I wish my butt was bigger.
  • I hate pedicures and massages. Pampering is SO overrated.
  • To server at restaurant: "No dessert for me."
  • Motherhood is the easiest thing you'll ever do.
  • Chick-Fil-A--Bleh. I'd rather have McDonald's nuggets. 
So what would be on your list?

Monday, November 12, 2012


Hi everyone! It's been far too long. Life has been busy-a good kind of busy. 
I guess you could say I've been sitting back and "marinating". I wish I had the desire and time to blog more. 
I really do miss it. 
I admire bloggers that stay committed for years and regularly post. Kudos to you. 

Cue the cheesy pun....
speaking of marinating, let me introduce you to marinated cheese. 
*knee slap*

I make this recipe every year around the holidays. It's SO easy and always a big hit at parties. The best part-you make it the night before, then dump in on a platter. No heating or keeping warm before your guests arrive. 

Marinated Cheese
(adapted from "Prime Meridian" Cookbook)
80 cubes

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 (2 oz) jar diced pimento, drained
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons minced green onion
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (8 oz) block sharp cheddar cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1 (8 oz) package of cubed Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno pepper (pepper jack)
  • Combine all ingredients, except cheeses in a jar or plastic container with a lid. 
  • Cover tightly and shake vigorously. 
  • Place cheeses in a large Ziploc bag.
  • Pour marinade over cheeses and refrigerate a minimum of 8 hours.
  • Serve in a shallow dish with toothpicks and assorted crackers (in a separate dish).

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Pastel Jeans

I really like the J. Brand coral and turquoise skinny jeans that came out early this spring, but I'm not going to pay $175 for trendy jeans. I've seen some cheaper alternatives in various stores, but they were either distressed, bootcut, or just plain ol' ugly.

Yesterday I found a GREAT dupe at New York and Company. They're currently having a "Buy One Get One 50% Off", so I scooped up these 2 pairs. They retail for $54.95 a pair. With 1/2 off the second pair, I feel like I got an amazing deal!

Sizes are limited online and the stores also seem to be low on stock, so go scoop them up!

(Kenzie top-from last year)

I also bought "Blue Tranquility" 
 My camera washed these out. They're definitely more aqua blue.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Talbots Nicki Patent and Raffia Flats

I'm loving all the pointy toe flats that are out for Spring. I especially love the neon ones! What better way to take a neutral outfit from simple to "Wow!".

I ordered the "Nicki Patent and Raffia Flats" from Talbots earlier in the week and they arrived today. I really like them, but like all patent shoes, I'm going to have to break them in a bit before they're "comfy-cozy".

I purchased the pink flambe/natural colorway. I'd say the raffia part is darker in real life than on the website. The shoe fits true-to-size.

*I don't receive compensation or "gifting for review". The products I write about have been purchased with no intent for compensation or discounts from the companies or individuals. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Minty Fresh

I have these earrings and wear them at least twice a week. 
You can always find a Kyle Chan coupon if you search. 
I believe I got them for 20% off when I ordered them. 
Great customer service & I got them in only 3 days.

I like this one belted. 

I'm a sucker for a peplum. 

I bought this dress a couple of weeks ago. 
I LOVE it and could kick myself for not getting the other colors. 

I think I'm going to pull the trigger and get these. 
Love the design. Love the colors. Sold.