Friday, August 31, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Alaskan Cod, Asparagus with Spinach, Mushrooms, & Almonds and a Homemade Tartar Sauce
I've never really been a huge seafood fan
(except for King Crab Legs...mmm)
Recently, BB has been hinting for me to try it again, and really give it a whirl.
I was all in.
The next time we were out, she picked out a few different types from the fish market- that she thought I would like too!
She - as expected - did a great job. She cooked this Alaskan Cod to perfection and the homemade tartar sauce made the entire meal!
It was phenomenal!
She picked out other types as well that I am even more excited about.
I'm glad to finally be incorporating fish into our diets - it's so good for you!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
I Love Home Depot.
It seems each time I go... I walk out with more projects than I went in with!
Naturally, a while ago I got an idea....
The brick/wood shelving unit came together great.
*and my baby was SO sweet for helping me (twice) load and unload 100 bricks... for a shelf ;-)*
*Thanks babydoll! xoxo*
I love the look of brick, but it's hard to incorporate if you aren't lucky enough to have exposed brick as an accommodation to begin with.
So, I decided a brick/wood shelving unit would look great against a large wall we hadn't figured out what to do with yet.
*We added one more shelf after this picture was taken*
I also will stain the wood. I want to give it a different color, without losing the knots that give it character and it's natural vibe.
Monday, August 27, 2012
American Cream Conditioner
"American Cream is our dreamy, medium-strength for soft, shiny and bouncy locks. Softening honey, scalp clarifying lavender and fresh oranges make a conditioner suitable for all hair types to soften rough ends and keep hair calm. Not to mention the absolutely delectable strawberry vanilla cream scent."
About 2 months ago I stopped using conditioner and switched to using only Lush shampoos. I have noticed a big change in my hair, for the better. That being said, I had been wanting to try a Lush conditioner for a long time so this was a product I picked up at my recent trip to the Mall of America.
I bought a small bottle to start...
My opinion? It's a decent conditioner. The smell is what I love most... the yummy scent reminds me of a sorority house for some reason lol. The sweet vanilla scent doesn't linger but it also isn't heavy and greasy, which is nice.
Would I buy it again? I don't know. Probably not, but I'm going to give it a chance, finish the bottle, and then decide :)
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
I finished the third book of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins yesterday.
It wasn't as good as the first, or second book (obviously), but it was good none-the-less. It was very different than the first two... you didn't really know where it was going at any point during the book... but it kept me entertained and captivated me until the very last sentence and I would absolutely recommend this series to anyone!
While I was very patient and kept my eyes and ears closed to the hype regarding the first movie - as soon as I had time today I went and bought it.
I couldn't wait any longer!!!
Really, it was perfect timing.
Boo thang has to work an odd shift this evening, so here's what I came home to...
(I already know I'll wanna watch it again, so we decided we will watch it together tomorrow!!! lol)
*We also picked up a new fall "maple pumpkin" scented candle :)*
I wanted them to end up looking like "beach bum" bottoms...
like the denim was a tell-tale sign of an endless summer
* I allowed room for the w/d to pull and play with the fresh rips and tears (hence the "clean" look above),
I pulled out & used all my gadgets then (after bleaching certain places lightly & quickly)...
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
"...and I felt to the ground
tasted ashes on my tongue
thinking that only the dead
are forever young
There was peace in the twilight
and for a moment among
it was a world without danger
a world without war
and I will take all your suffering
if it will do any good
cause' we are one flesh,
"One Blood" Terrence Jay/GSE/Green Street Hooligans
Monday, August 20, 2012
Babes had a birthday!
It was also "tax-free" weekend :-D
We partied like college kids, snuggled, and laughed so hard it hurt... We got goofy, serious, and sexy. Had some hi-larious pranks (LOL), and an epic failure that still managed to make us laugh...
we shopped tax free, ate good, and enjoyed each other's company.
The whole weekend was a blast.
|beginnings of a beautifully long night <3|
|throw it in the bag|
|HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOLL!! XOXO|
Friday, August 17, 2012
BBW recently opened their line of fall scents for the year... of which I always look forward to and adore ♥
As soon as I got the update - I was THERE!
For the house I wanted some new fall candles, so the babes and I each picked up a scent to start us off. We also got some scents for our vehicles. I love the autumn season, so it is crucial to me that our home smell like fall and be decorated accordingly to truly welcome our beloved favorite season.
Around the end of August - as summer really closes - I go out and pick up all the real goodies for the season ahead :-)
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
|blue nails this week!|
I've been swamped.
I'm slowly but surely getting the hundreds of pictures I took on my work trip organized to post... lol... I promise they will be up soon!
Babes and I had a photoshoot this past weekend, it was a blast - pics to come!
Vacation planning is in the works!!
Football tickets? Hell yeah!... college football IS MY SHIT.
Hardcore back to my fitness/health routine. Damn, it feels good to be a gangster ;)