2.13.2015

Valentine's Wear - A Night In

Valentine's Wear - A Night In



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Tanner and I have made a tradition to stay in on V-Day. We still get a little dolled up but we skip the overpriced fixed menus and crowds in favor of a nice fire and amazing meal at home. Last year I shared a sample menu for a night in and this year I wanted to share a simple look. I love the detail on a this blouse and everything else just compliments it so well! 

Whatever you do for V-Day, I hope you spend it with a few things that make you very happy!

Have a great weekend!

2.12.2015

Infused Water


There are few things more refreshing then an ice cold glass of water. While I have always been a big water consumer, I do like spicing it up every now and then with fruit, veggies and herbs. There are a few fixings that I use the most but my big moto is to keep it simple. Water infuses very easy so a little can go a long way. Below are a few of my favorite combos; I hope you enjoy!


Favorite combinations - 

Citrus Rosemary: Two Lemon Slices, Five Cucumber Slices, One Sprig of Rosemary

Berry Lime +Mint: One handfull Blueberries, One handfull Blackberries, 1 Sprig of Mint

Strawberry Basil: One handfull halved Strawberries, Two Lime Slices, 4 Sweet Basil Leaves


Happy Thursday loves! Hope you have a fantastic day!

2.09.2015

Weekend Wear

Open Face Cardigan (Target) | Black Blouse (Target) | Leggings (Lauren Conrad) | Black Sneakers (Target) | Hat (Target) | Earrings (The Limited) | Necklace (Just Jane) | Tote (GIGI New York) | Sunnies (Franchescias) 

Happy Monday! Boy did we have a pretty weekend in ATX. You know I love the rain, but after a week of nasty cold temps and wet weather, I was craving a weekend of milder temps, sweet sunshine and a little time outside soaking up the pretty weather. We gave the yard a little TLC, visited with friends and had a Sunday afternoon picnic in our backyard...it was so nice!

We also took it very casual this weekend so I thought I might share my favorite lazy weekend look; the boyfriend cardigan, leggings and sneakers. Is there anything better for days like these? Without knowing, this outfit is almost all from Target, including my new favorite black slip-on sneakers. These are so comfortably and perfect for running errands and days out around town. This cardigan is also a favorite with leggings and dresses this time of year.

What are your favorite pieces for a casual weekend?

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a great day!

Linking up with MegStyle ElixirTrend SpinRandom Wednesday, and The Pleated Poppy.

1.23.2015

Whole Wheat Banana Nut Muffins


A few weeks ago my sisters came over for a sleep over and we decided to make homemade Banana Nut Muffins for a late Saturday morning breakfast. I found this recipe here and made a few minor changes for my girls. I hope you enjoy! 

Muffins:
- 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 2/3 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
- 2 Tsp. Baking Powder
- 1/4 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
- 1/4 Tsp. Salt
- 1 Cup Mashed Ripe Banana (I used about 2 1/2)
- 3/4 Cup Almond Milk
- 3 1/2 Tlb. Canola Oil
- 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 Large Egg
- 1/4 Cup Chopped Walnuts

Streusel:
- 6 Tbl. Oats
- 5 Tbl. All-Purpose Flour
- 2 Tbl. Brown Sugar
- 2 Tbl. Softened Butter
- 1/4 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 375°. Spray muffin pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
2. To prepare the muffins, mix the all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour until fully combined. Then mix in the next 4 ingredients (through salt) until fully combined and set aside.
3. Combine banana and next 4 ingredients (through egg) in a bowl; stir well. Add to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened; fold in walnuts.
4. Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups. To prepare streusel, combine oats and remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Blend with a pastry blender or a fork until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle streusel over batter.
5. Bake at 375° for 22 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Then enjoy with a hot cup of coffee!


I hope your week has been blessed and I hope your weekend is even better! Thanks for stopping by. Coming back next week for a new hair tutorial!

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1.20.2015

Boots with the Fur

Dress (Target) | Vest (J.Crew Factory) | Boots (Vince Camputo) | Clutch (Target) | Earrings (J.Crew) | Watch (Marc by Marc Jacobs) | Sunnies (Target) | Lips (Cover Girl)

This dress has been on rewind since I bought it. Target wins again. The fabric is perfect for this season and I've pretty much worn it everywhere. One of my favorite looks is with this full fur vest and OTK boots out for a night on the town. Warm and simple. P.S. This dress is now under $20.00; how can you pass that up?!

Thank you for stopping by today; I hope y'all have a fantastic Tuesday!

Linking up with MegStyle ElixirTrend SpinRandom Wednesday, and The Pleated Poppy.

1.16.2015

Penne with Asparagus, Spinach and Bacon

Our weather has consisted of cold and wet the last few weeks. I loved it while I was off for the holidays but now that I'm back to work, it makes it so much harder to go into the office. As a reward for getting to the office, I decided to make a hot and healthy pasta for dinner. I found this recipe here and made a few minor modifications. I hope you enjoy!

Ingredients 
- 8 oz. penne pasta
- 3 slices of pepper bacon, cubed
- 1/2 cup diced sweet onion
- 2 1/2 cups asparagus; sliced in 1 inch pieces
- 1 1/4 cups fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
- 4 cups organic spinach 
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 4 tbl. goat cheese
- salt, pepper, red peper flakes (all to taste)

Directions
1. Cook pasta according to the package. 

2. Cook bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove from pan then crumble unto pieces. Then add diced onion to skillet and continue to cook over medium heat until tender.

3. Add asparagus and broth to the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer for 5-8 minutes or until asparagus becomes tender. Add drained pasta, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, goat cheese, peeper, salt and red pepper flakes. Toss well until all the cheese is melted and combined with the pasta.

4. Serve with remaining cheese and bacon crumbles.
I hope you enjoy this healthy dinner! Thanks for stopping by!

1.14.2015

Winter Essentials: The Outerwear

Winter Essentials: Outerwear

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Winter is in full force here and all my coats are now out and in constant rotation. So in the spirt of frigid air, I thought I would share a few of my favorite outerwear looks this season. I love this blush trench and the gold zipper detail on the white coat is just beautiful. Everyone needs a good black and honey leather jacket and I love these fun cuts. Capes have pretty much stole my heart this season and the open face long cardigan is such a classic.

What are your top outerwear picks this season?

Happy Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by!
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