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Wednesday, January 18, 2012


 I made this Albondigus Mexican Meatball Soup last night & it was to die.  I found the recipe on FORKS & AMUSEMENT a blog dedicated to home cooked meals with a gourmet taste & feel. I have made several dishes from Erin's blog & have been impressed every time!  The next time you want a new idea for dinner, are entertaining friends, & or hosting a holiday event...you will want to look to her blog HERE  
The guests at your table will thank you! 

*Other recipes I have made from Erin's blog include:
  addicting pumpkin bread
Mexican lasagna
hop on the cilantro bandwagon
just like mom used to make
sweet, salty, crunchy, & tart salad


She also has a lifestyle blog that is equally inspiring called Imperfect Polish

Monday, January 16, 2012


All of the celebs have been sporting these Paige Verdugo Scarlett Jeggings & I came across a pair at http://www.cusp.com/ for $62 and free shipping, so needless to say they are mine now!  I plan on pairing with my denim shirt, a leopard print scarf, & black flats!

Photo credit: unknown

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012


1.My all time favorite lip gloss by MAC called underage
2. Loving this MAC pink lipstick called snob
3. Trying a new shadow called patina

I adore my new J Crew neon pink striped thermal

My Hello Kitty house key, makes things easier when you have as many keys as I do!


A vacuum might not be an exciting Christmas gift to you but it is to me! Our dog Lute sheds so much hair that this is NECESSARY!

I always love spa gift certificates

My Dad gave us a few tools to make jalapeno poppers on the grill. It's one of his specialties that he has passed on to us as posted earlier here 

He also gave us a Kabobs cookbook

Lastly my Dad picked the hubby & I up matching shirts from Bula Bula our favorite B&B in Costa Rica. It's one of the spots we stayed at during our honeymoon, so it was a great surprise to remind us of our trip! 
Us in Costa Rica 2009  

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Received my STYLEMINT tee today!  I am really happy with it & I am loving the cut of the tee it fits perfectly. I am now addicted to this website & the whole idea really! Here are the pictures...
Wrapped in a leather tie with a welcome note from MK & A
Back shot
Tee is a little longer in front
How I wore it (sorry for blurry pic)
My arm candy 
posted here & here
My Sam Edelman flats

I also picked up this chunky knit hat from H&M yesterday.  It's hard to find a winter beanie that is stylish & cute on.  I loved this one because it looks expensive but it was only $5 on sale!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


In between the holiday parties, shopping, baking, decorating, wrapping, etc... I managed to whip up a couple quick dinner ideas. 

I made a pizza with Trader Joe's basil & herb pizza dough.  I topped it with olive oil, mushrooms, fresh mozzarella, basil, pancetta, & Parmigiano-Reggiano. 

Secondly I whipped up a little cream of asparagus soup.  I had a bag of asparagus left over from Christmas and so I thought I would use it up. There are lots of recipes out there & so I combined a few recipes to make my soup, turned out pretty good!

(Mine had shallots, heavy cream, sour cream, chicken stock, olive oil, salt/pepper, & asparagus)