Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Funny Infographic

This does not surprise me....I found it pretty amusing! Reppin' my city ...haha

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Shiny new jewels that I added to my collection!

I've been majorly obsessing over the Spike the Punch necklaces recently, but the shop owner only posts them at like 3am EST...and they sell SO fast. Instead of waiting until 3am every night to stalk these down, I got these new necklaces from Forever21! I bought these with intentions of buying one, painting it similar to a Spike the Punch necklace, and moving on. Well, I accidentally purchased THREE of them. Woopsies. So clearly, I had to paint these up and show them to you guys (if i have any readers left....thankyou!)!

Ps - if anyone wants one, let me know and i'll order more to paint for you in whatever colors you choose!!
for those who want to do it themselves, the necklace is fairly new to Forever 21 and i just painted them with nail polish because I'm classy and creative like that (HAH.)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

A few recipes I've made recently, and failed to photograph!

a few amazing recipes that i've tried recently! (i over-cooked and over-photographed over the holidays - so i've been slacking on it all....wompwomp)

Korean Beef Tacos (i just made the beef) - these were seriously flavorful and delicious! simple to make, but make sure to watch the crock pot.

Sweet & Spicy Green Beans (i omitted the honey) - these were crispy, full flavor - and i added sriracha sauce to give it an extra kick!

doesn't get much more simple than a toll house chocolate chip cookie - but if you want to stick to a tried & true recipe, try the Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookie!

I'm sure there are plenty more and I'll be sure to share them as they come! And I promise to try and do a better job sharing my life with the few readers that I still have!


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Baked Brie - YUM!

how good does this look!?!?! (before we baked it!)

and after!gimme!
baked brie is one of my favorite appetizers! especially since we set this one up like a little christmas tree! simple as halved cherry tomatoes, pesto drizzle and basil! YUM!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Recipe: Skinny Beef Barbacoa

{Recipe via SkinnyTaste}

This recipe is spicy, juicy, easy, amazing and delicious! Please make this ASAP! tastes just like Chipotle Beef Barbacoa....if that doesn't sell you on it, then i dont know what will.

 Beef Barbacoa - Via
(with my adaptations in italics)

  • 3 lbs beef eye of round or bottom round roast, all fat trimmed
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1/2 lime, juice (whole lime)
  • 2-4 chiptoles in adobo sauce (to taste) (i used the whole can, minus the sauce)
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground oregano
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 cup water

Place garlic, onion, lime juice, cumin, oregano, chiptoles, cloves in a blender.

Trim all fat off meat, cut into 4 inch chunks. Season with salt and pepper and brown on high heat in 1 tsp oil. Add liquefied spices, water, bay leaves and simmer on high in a crock pot for 4 hours.

Once cooked and the meat is tender, remove the meat and place in a dish. Shred it with two forks, and reserve the liquid for later (discard the bay leaf). Return the shredded meat to the pot, adjust salt and cumin (you may need to add more) to taste and add some of the reserved liquid back. Simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes to let the flavors penetrate."

note: i served mine with black bean and corn salsa, sofrito rice, and avocado slices. i suggest all of this. ah-mazing.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Easy Appetizer: Roasted Sweet Peppers with Mozzarella

I could have spent a bit more time on these appetizers to make them more pretty, but the flavor was all there. Next time, I think i'll toss the mozzarella balls in a pesto sauce to change it up a bit!

Recipe from The Italian Dish!

A super late christmas post!

I hope you all had a lovely holiday season! i know i did! this is the super simple, yet super cute mantle that my momma puts up each year. we added a new stocking to the mix this year for my great aunt mary, who moved in with my parents a few months ago. you can barely see it, but, on the edges, the dogs have stockings too! :)