Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Random Ramblings

Class pass has come to STL, this is a great opportunity to sample all specialized gyms in your city without any type of commitment.  You're just dating the gyms, not marrying them...
on our list we have yoga, spinning, bar, pilates, cross-fit etc.  Buy your monthly membership and use it at every gym on their list, definitely the most bang for your buck!


So you bought that gym pass and now you are going to ruin all your hard work with your sweet tooth?  I made these greek yogurt muffins,  (much better for you then the muffins the size of your head from Panera)  and they have just enough chocolate to satisfy.




I bought this cleansing water the other day at CVS and I love it

 use it like a toner, after you wash and before you moisturize.  It was only $8.00 so it was a no brainer.  I will try just about anything to keep my skin from drying out this time of year.



The hubs and I have been meeting with an architect to expand our kitchen.  I LOVE my blue kitchen and want to keep it blue so I found a few (hundred) pictures on pinterest but these are my favorites





I think I need one of these for my closet...

because every time I pull out a dress and it's all wrinkly and needs to be sent out to be pressed is about an hour before I plan to wear it.




Just finished reading this book...
Loved it, and it is historical fiction.  I had no idea there was such a thing as orphan trains.



So over winter, snow, coats, boots and anything that has to do with cold weather.  19 days until we are here

I also hear that Mexico is lovely this time of year!!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Girl Friday

Happy Valentine's Day weekend!!

Tonight my friend is having a galentine dinner with the girls so I made a sweet treat for all my lady loves


that I am going to package up with these



Saturday is also Mardi Gras weekend which is huge here in STL.  I have always had a thing for Mardi Gras, it is where the hubs and I met.  This year we have Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras both happening on Saturday, which happens once in a blue moon.  We have a Valentine/masquerade ball on Saturday night with "creative black tie" dress code.  I have my red dress in honor of V day and today I am on the hunt for something like this...





since I have red/pink on my mind can I just say how much I LOVE this dress that RiRi wore
now this dress I would kill to wear Saturday!!


Have a beautiful weekend!!


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Be Mine

Any of the following gifts from the hubs would be just fine this Valentine's Day























and I was very thoughtful, everything can be found at Nordstrom....
right down the street from my home

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Love is in the Air

I cannot believe that Valentine's Day is this weekend.  All my Christmas decorations are down but not all have been put away, yes I need to get my act together.

Valentines is not a big gift giving holiday here but I always give something to the hubs and the kids.

My girls were easy (girls are always easy) I got them matching swimsuit coverups
and one for myself (and they are so much cuter in real life.)


My son was a little harder, but all the boys are wearing this
now he does not consider clothing a gift but that is all I could come up with.


Now the hubs was even harder.
Obsessed with this watch, but it might be a better anniversary or birthday gift


I have a mandle for his bathroom



I will be matching my girls so why not have the boys match


We have a masquerade ball on Valentine's day this bow tie for his tux would match my dress

plus I love that it is reversable.





and even though they don't like to admit it, every man loves a little pampering so I did get him a gift card for a little man pampering.


hmmm

Now what do I want??





Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Night in Paris

Typically I am not a huge fan of a "themed night."  I like to get all fancy and go out with the hubs, but I despise running around town looking for any type of costume for a party.  I have one of those theme party events this Saturday, but I am willing to make an exception because the theme is "A Night in Paris."



I am wearing your basic LBD with a little feather hem




a beret



and lots and lots of pearl necklaces...




this of course would be THE perfect necklace....
 but sadly it is no where in my closet!!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Food Addict

Last weekend I was away for a girls spa/wine/eating/birthday weekend and it was so.much.fun!!  Our weekend kicked off at a spa in the heart of our wine country about an hour away.  When the girls showed up we had a breakfast bar all ready to go stocked with bloody marys, mimosas, and brunch.  I made yogurt parfait in a jar and now I cannot stop eating them

I layered greek yogurt, granola, fresh blackberries and agave nectar then repeated.  I am horrible with breakfast, usually my breakfast is a big cup of coffee, then by 10 I am so starving I will eat just about anything.  This past Sunday night I made a yogurt for each morning this week and this past Sunday I have also officially started an addiction.  Not only are they so tasty they will actually hold me over until lunch.


Friday night of our girls weekend we had a chef come out to our cottage to make dinner.  I am now completely jealous of an anyone that has a personal chef.  I really enjoy cooking but honestly night after night can get a little tiresome (and I probably only cook 3 nights a week)  Who wouldn't love to tell someone what they want to eat then hours later the entire spread is laid out for you.  
our appetizers



One of the side dishes the chef prepared was cheesy grits.  I have never had grits but all I can say is Oh My God they are so damn good.  Of course Sunday night at home we had cheesy grits with our dinner.  I made this recipe and it was almost as good as the chef's



So to counter act all my new food addictions I have promised the birthday girl to go to yoga with her



I have been dying to try this yoga studio for awhile now but I am kind of dead set on my current workout schedule,  I have my days scheduled perfectly and I am a creature of habit..... but a promise is a promise so off I go


I might need some new tops...




apparently in addition to being a food addict I am a shopping one too!!

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Hot List

1. American Sniper

If you see one movie, go see this and someone please give Bradley Cooper an oscar!!





2. Tennis fashion at the Australian Open
Maria Sharapova






Serena nailed it (the ball and the outfit)

welcome to the gun show









3. Glitter Sunnies


Need these for spring break, or just because





4. Anything chocolate
I made these

and this

to have around for my girls weekend away.


Well I am off for some shenanigans
Have a beautiful weekend