Friday, November 25, 2011

Packing up for NOLA

Packing up for NOLA

I should be riffling through my closet getting ready for our belated anniversary trip to New Orleans instead of playing on polyvore.  I can't wait to experience the city as an adult.   Above is a few of the outfits I plan on packing for our trip.   I hope y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I'll see you when I get back.  (I hope I'll be able to fit in my skinny jeans after all the eating I plan on doing!)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

The hubs & I host the family on Easter.  Oh how I wish that we could get everyone to our home for Thanksgiving instead.  I would love to set the table and incorporate all the lovely colors of fall.   Maybe one day, but for now it will be off to my parents.   I hope y'all have safe travels and a wonderful Thanksgiving. 

photos courtesy of Southern Living

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday made fun

Monday made fun

My animal obsession continues.  So hard coming to work today knowing I will be in NOLA next week.

p.s. I'm also carrying a black KSNY bag and a super cute monogrammed travel mug.

H M wrap around dress, £13
J Crew long sleeve cardigan, $80
GUESS by Marciano black boots, $161
Cartier jewelry, $3,875
Sterling silver ring, $395
Charm jewelry, $175
18k jewelry, $175
Onyx necklace, $65
Ghibli skinny belt, $60

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fashion fast

I'm hypoglycemic and never fast,  I just can't do it.   I will be fasting for as long as I can after reviewing my shopping habits of late.   Boy, those sales are adding up and I'm not liking the total on my statement.  I need to add up the original prices and compare it to the amount I actually spent.  That will definitely make me feel better.   So while I skip the sales,  I'm going to enjoy some serious window (via computer) shopping.   Hope y'all like what I find and forgo (for now).

Gap fur lace-up boots $148
                                They just look so warm and comfy for when the temps start dropping.

KitchenAid 13-Cup Food Processor $249.99

                                                              It had me at adjustable slicing level.  

 Tory Burch skinny cuff $95
                                I really would love the ones from  Herm├ęs, but that is just pushing it!

Vince sequin pencil skirt  $ 345
                                                This would be so much fun to dress up and down.  

I could go on and on with so many different items.  I think I will stop for now and dream of what I will be able to splurge on after my fast.  And the sales will abound, since Christmas is right around the corner.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Three for me

A very quick way to get calories in if you are hypoglycemic like I am.  It drives the hubs crazy since it hits me  on our way out for a great meal or sometimes after eating.  I have to eat/drink something right then or I faint.  I have learned to keep honeystix in the cars. 

honeystix from Honeyville

So, I decided to get a medic alert bracelet after fainting alone in a public place.  I never wore one for a horrible reason, because they were ugly.  I saw a cute one on a co-worker from Lauren's Hope and I ordered mine that day.  After that I started making my own.   Here is a sample of the many I have made.

I received this two years ago as a Christmas present from a friend that only gives things she loves (just like Oprah).  I added my monogram in purple (bought off of etsy) and I take it everywhere.  It keeps hot drinks hot and cold ones very cold.  I love it and use it almost daily.  This time of year it holds a lot of pumpkin spice coffee.
Contigo travel mug

Taking an everyday item and adding a personal touch to it makes it special.  I have a thing for monogramming: travel mugs, laptop, kindle, jewelry and even wine glasses.  I hope y'all make things special too.

photos courtesy of Honeyville and Target

Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday Mourning

Monday Mourning

Yes, I'm sad that the weekend is over.   I like to wear cardi's instead of jackets, makes it less business and more me.  I think I need to donate some of my suits,  I'm not giving them the love they deserve.    I'm thrilled that it is a 4 day work week.   Already thinking about what I will cook for our company this weekend.

Tiered top, $43
Old navy cardigan, $25
GAP bodycon skirt, $50
Cole Haan leather high heels, $250
Kate spade tote, $425
Cartier watch, $4,650
Tag sterling silver jewelry, $350
Beaded jewelry, $150
Sophia Chloe yellow gold bangle, $145
Ettika tahitian pearl jewelry, $80

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Quinoa for breakfast

I came across this recipe Thursday and decided that I needed to try it.  I love the nutty flavor of quinoa and was curious as to how it would taste.

Boil with cinnamon sticks
Simmer for 20 mins
walnuts, honey, brown sugar & cranberries
finished product

I ended up adding a few dashes of cinnamon and it was really good.  It is super easy to make and a nice change from oatmeal.   Now to see if it keeps me full longer than my usual breakfast.   I'm so glad it's the weekend and I plan on enjoying the day.  Shrimp & grits are on the menu for tonight.   Must be a grain kind of a day.   Hope y'all have a great one.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Crafty Anniversary to me

Yesterday was my anniversary and my very sweet hubs sent me roses at work.  I'm leaving them at the office since I spend more time there. 

I have been looking for a fun wrap bracelet and came across this diy blog and decided to give it a try.  I make jewelry and for awhile had a store on Esty.  I have since closed it and now just make things for family, friends and me! (I have always been my best customer).


I needed a hand massage when I was done.  I do plan on making more in the future and will add about a 1/2 an inch to the length.  I also wish I could have found wider hex nuts.  Overall, I'm very pleased with my attempt at making them.  

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

One of my favorite things to make & eat in the fall.  I even bought an extra pumpkin just for the seeds.  It  was not carved for Halloween, it's decorating my front porch.... just waiting.  Shhh, don't tell what is in store.

removed & cleaned
seasoned with old bay & olive oil

toasting  in the oven
small mason jars make a cute container
garnish on homemade pumpkin soup

 The hubs & I enjoyed pumpkin soup on the porch as the kids were trick or treating.   The turnout was not great from the rain we had.   Oh well, there is always next year.