Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
This is the very first skirt I sewed and I really love it. It's a great color and cut, but even though I thrilled I have lost weight, I am a little sad this doesn't really fit me as nicely. You can't really tell from this picture, but the elastic bottom of my white top is basically holding my skirt up. It's one of the reasons why I chose the top. In the end it was still a bit of a nuisance. I was adjusting the skirt all day long trying to tuck it back under the top. Will and I have this little joke that we call each other whatever the subject of the day is. So all day long, he was calling me "Adjustments". He'd say, "Come on Adjustments, you're making us late for work". Yeah, we are dorky like that :-) Soooo...needless to say, this will be my last wear before I take it apart and adjust it. Here are the details of the look...
- White sleeveless wrap top - Ann Taylor Loft
- Green skirt - me
- Unisa heels - Off 5th
- Gold medallion necklace - NY & Co
For lunch today we had leftovers form last night dinner. I changed it up a tad by toasting some bread, layering fresh spinach, spooning the turkey on top the spinach, and sprinkling it with a a little cheese and a grape tomato. I had some leftover cauliflower, which was still so good.
Sherry at The Frugal Apprentice, here is my super easy roasted cauliflower...
- Preheat you oven at 450 degrees
- Cut the tops off of a cauliflower and put into a medium sized bowl.
- Add about a tbsp of olive oil and toss
- Spread the cauliflower onto a baking sheet and bake about 20 minutes.
- The tops should get brown. Flip and brown the other side for just maybe 10 - 15 minutes.
- Sprinkle sea salt to your liking.
It's a great french fry substitute!
For dinner, I went all out. I made chicken breast with 20 cloves of garlic (which is an adaptation of this recipe. I served it grilled asparagus, and maple butternut squash. Will really loved this entire meal.
For those interested, here is the recipe for Maple Butternut Squash
- Preheat your oven at 450 degrees
- Take a medium sized butternut squash and slice in half lengthwise
- Place the the halves (with the seeds and all) faced down on a baking dish.
- Add water to the baking dish making sure to cover about a 1/3 of the squash
- Bake for 30-40 minutes. The squash should be soft and skin may brown slightly.
- Remove from the oven, drain the water, and flip over the squash.
- Scoop the seeds out and discard.
- Scoop the meat of the squash and place into a medium bowl. Be careful because it will be very hot!
- Whip up the squash and add a tbsp of milk and a tbsp of maple syrup.
- Add a dash of cinnamon, garlic seasoning, and black pepper.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Hello everyone. Here is my simple red and black outfit today...
Black sleeveless knit - Old Navy
French Connection Skirt - Lot 8
Silver dangle earrings - Red Stitch (no longer around)
Red necklace - NY & Co (I think)
Red peeps - JCP
I had a friend/reader ask why I hardly ever have earrings on. Well there are 3 reasons.
1) My ears itch. I usually have to slather Neosporin on my ear lobe and the earring post. It's a pain. I have also tried putting a coat of clear nail polish on the post. It works too, but it chips off too.
2) I am not aligned. I know that sounds funny, but I'm not. One shoulder is higher than the other so my ear lobes are off which causes my earring to dangle weird. I keep meaning to book an appt at the chiropractor.
3) I feel cluttered when I have on too much jewelry. I feel like I have too much going on if I have earrings and a necklace on. I know this is a crazy reason because I see so many of you lovely ladies accessorize without any problems. I'm trying to work on it though. That's why I have both on today (plus the Neosporin).
So lunch was a simple chicken noodle soup that came from a can. Will had a stomach virus and he couldn't eat much. For lunch I ran home and joined him for some soup. The virus seems to have passed already. He felt good enough to have a real dinner. I had some lean turkey in the fridge. I was intending to make a healthy version of stroganoff with it, but I think that meal would have been to heavy for Will. So I basically threw a bunch of veggies and seasoning in my wok and kept it simple. So it's lean ground turkey, onions, garlic, peas, yellow and orange bell peppers, and a variety of seasonings. It's not my best dish, but it wasn't bad. The main thing was that Will was able to eat it without any issues. I served the turkey with a side of roasted cauliflower (sooo good!)
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you all have a great day!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Tonight I raced home after an early workout and was able to catch a free sneak preview of Meryl Streep and Amy Adam's new movie, Julie & Julia. Whole Foods sponsored the sneak peek and we all got cool little shopping bags for coming. For those that don't know, the movie is about a girl who decides to blog her way through Julia Child's Mastering The Art of Cooking. I never actually read the blog, but I did hear about the book. I heard it was being made into a movie a while back. Being a cook and a blogger, this was a movie I wanted to see. Meryl Streep does a wonderful job playing Julia Child. You couldn't help but to love her personality. As for Amy Adams... there were times where I totally related to her character. The exciting, but nervous feeling about setting up your blog, wondering if anyone is really reading it, wondering why would they read it, and getting your first comment from a stranger...these were all the things I felt when setting up this blog. I think a lot of fellow bloggers would appreciate and enjoy the humor.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Black sleeveless - NY & Co (gifted by Michelle)
Well before I close, I need to give a big thank you to my husband! Not only is he patient enough to take my daily outfit pics, but he ran to the store for me 3 times on Tuesday without any complaining. I really appreciate everything he does for me. I am a very lucky girl :-)
Thank you for stopping by. I hope I didn't make you too hungry :-)
Have a great day!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Below are the 2 other times I wore it... The first look is from my very first post. The second picture was from a cold day in January.
This other outfit was Wednesday's outfit. I bought this blouse a while back. It was like $3 at Old Navy and even though it didn't quite fit at the time, I bought it thinking I would lose the weight and then be able to wear it... Well it took some time, but I finally fit it!!! Yay!!!
The skirt is also Old Navy. The shoes are Target and the necklace is from Francesca's.
I hope everyone has a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I think this is my absolute favorite top. I love the brightness of it. Brightness is what was needed this rainy morning. Don't get me wrong. I was so happy to see the much-needed-rain, but I still wanted a little brightness in my day. Here's the whole outfit...
Green top - Banana Republic
V pencil skirt - Anthropologie
Black peeps - Rack Room
I have been a cooking mood lately. Last night I was in the mood for Mexican food. I found a simple, yet great recipe for spinach enchiladas at All Recipes. Of course I did a little altering to the dish.
- I used lowfat greek yogurt instead of the sour cream.
- I added chicken. I boiled 2 chicken breast, shredded them, and then mixed it in the yogurt mixture.
- I added chopped onions and also mixed in the sauce.
- The spinach is rolled in each enchilada, but also added to the top.
Here is the finished product. I served it with a side of black bean mash. Yummers!
Today's workout was 30 minutes of resistance training focused on my legs (I did my upper body the day before) and cardio on the treadmill. I'm not sure what was up, but I had so much energy today. I even bounced on the Bosu Ball when I got home. Maybe it was the MJ playlist that kept me movin' and groovin'... Like he says, "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough". I felt it was only right to pay tribute in my own way.
Okay, I'll admit it... I watched the MJ memorial service via webcast today. V and my other girlfriends had e-mails flying throughout the program. I thought it was a moving service and I was brought to tears when his daughter spoke. Despite the many questions that revolved around his life, he was so talented. His music always bring me fond memories of my 80's childhood.
Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the web. I hope you have a wonderful day!
Friday, July 3, 2009
This weekend we are celebrating the Fourth of July with Will's family. They go all out with all kinds of festivities...singing, dancing, parade, and barbecue (of course!). The ribs and corn on the cob will be tempting, but now with the braces on, it may just help me keep my diet in check.
Happy Fourth of July to those who are celebrating! Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, July 2, 2009
For dinner, we had Italian night. I took a recipe for chicken parmigana from All Recipies and changed it up a bit. In stead of flour, I used course corn meal, I used egg whites, whole wheat egg noodles, 2% cheese, and Ragu Light. Will loved it.