Thursday, January 29, 2015

Food Addict

Last weekend I was away for a girls spa/wine/eating/birthday weekend and it was!!  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

Friday, January 16, 2015

That's a Wrap

I sound like a broken record over here but another week has flown by.  The majority of my time was spent planning a big birthday party next weekend for one of my besties, so excited !!

Our day will begin with brunch at a spa

then onto a wine tasting

then back to the cottage I have rented about an hour outside of STL, in the heart of our wine country

where we have a chef coming from the birthday girl's favorite restaurant to make a meal for us

It is going to be a great party (and I am not just saying that because I planned it)

I did manage to do a few other things...

finally tried the flat white everyone has been talking about 
it definitely has a more milky less coffee taste

and I got tickets to this show...
EVERYBODY is saying how amazing this show is and I HAVE to see it, well ok then.

Have a beautiful weekend!!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Winner, Winner

I love Golden Globe Sunday, nothing is better than sitting in front of the TV and watching one celebrity after the other strolling down the red carpet for hours and hours picking my favorites.(especially when it is freezing outside)

I must have some sort of obsession with the plunging neckline 

and I loved the hem line on this
plus this is something that anyone could actually wear out and about.

This color is perfect

and I know some of you might think this is hideous, but I REALLY REALLY liked this dress
but I would of done my jewelry completely different.

Just add a pair of statement earrings

and a cool statement ring

and you're done.
I mean, I seriously want this look for date night with the hubs.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New Start

Hello 2015!!

I realize that a new start can begin any day that we make up our minds to do something, but there is something magical about a new year.  

We open up that brand new, blank calendar and suddenly the world is our oyster.  I try to keep my resolutions relatively simple and obtainable (no sky diving for me and sadly I will not be the next creative director at J Crew) but I always like to throw in the wild card resolution for a little challenge.

Top of my list is always to
this is just a basic fact that was drilled into us since kindergarten, and they were right!!

organize, organize, organize...

dinner as a family...
I am just asking for 1-2 times a week

which of course means I need to do more of this...

totally silly, but anyone who takes bar method can vouch for me.  I totally want to be able to do this

Piano lessons...
I used to play all through high school, then I went off to college and that was that.  I have a piano sitting in my living room and a teacher that comes to my house for my kids every Monday night, why am I not taking a lesson too??

and my wild card...
go back to school and get a nursing degree

Like I said, wild card, not sure if I really want this but definitely worth thinking about!