Monday, February 21, 2011

See you soon...


I am off with the family tomorrow morning for some Up North fun!!!
We are so very lucky to have a family cabin..
you know, the real log cabin...with bunk beds made from actual logs...6 acres...a stone fireplace that goes from the floor to ceiling...no computers...& on the lake...
with a sledding hill...all the doggies...all the kiddies...and all the adults do nothing but...
read by the fire...sleep in...play...CHOW...go sledding...ice skate...
laugh...talk...enjoy each other's company...
& we. never. leave.

On the menu:
Homemade Macaroni & Cheese
Turkey Reubens w/ homemade cole slaw and Cheddar Ale Soup
Oriental Salad with fresh bread
Build your own Taco bar

Yay!
See you in 5 days!!!





Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Ever Evolving Olivia...



"We like to live by the terms “fashion is fun, don’t take it too seriously”. As our fascination of street-style spirals, we turn to bloggers and their natural ability to search out fashion-eest’s and ista’s around the world who seem to have been born wearing a Celine satchel and Miu Miu flats. We’re so inspired by Sartorialist sharp-shooter Scott Schuman that it’s our first web visit of the morning. We’ve begun to commemorate not only the polished, styled models and celebrities in our magazines but the everyday girls and boys who’ve turned fashion into something attainable and, more importantly, real.


Combining our love of the fashion blogging world with a quirky element of fun, our Spring 11 web campaign is a twist on the very authentic snapshot of individual style mixed with a contrived setting of the very fashionable cities our style icons are snapped in. We asked one of our favorite street-style girls, Olivia Palermo, to choose the Tibi clothing that she’d like be photographed in during the NYC, London, Paris & Milan shows – and to style them in her own personal way. She brought piles upon piles of her signature accessories and we let her have a go. With a table full of Bobbi Brown makeup to choose from, and hair styling team Kevin Ryan & Frank Rizzieri (because you can’t say that a good blow dry isn’t a bonus in our “reality”), we let our amazingly talented Brooklyn photographer Reed Young catch her in her equally contrived but very natural element."  ( http://www.tibi.com/blog/)

Olivia backstage at Tibi





Source:  http://www.highglossmagazine.com/

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I will wait...


God bless all the families out there...
Really praying to add one more...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Who's better in blue...


Personally...I love Blake's look better...it just a little more flowy...hint of leg...
and the shoes!!!...LOVE the shoes!!!
Jessica Alba is a beautiful woman...but, I think Blake takes the cake today!


What do you think...?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy luv day everyone...







Now, this is how you do it...

Selma Blair ROCKED her baby bump at the Grammy's...
Now, THIS is exactly how I want to look when I am preggers {it will happen}
with baby #2!
Now...granted...I don't go to events like the Grammy's...
but, there are still fabulous occasions to show off your beautiful baby belly!


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sunday Meal...


Roasted Scallops with Breadcrumbs and Bacon


Makes 4 servings

12 scallops

1/4 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs

2 Tbs fresh parsley, chopped

2 garlic cloves, grated or finely
minced

3 Tbs olive oil

4 slices of bacon, finely chopped

pinch salt

pinch of freshly ground pepper

1 tsp red pepper flakes, optional

2 Tbs white wine






Directions:
In a bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, parsley, garlic, bacon and olive oil. Salt and pepper the scallops.

Drizzle some olive oil on a baking dish and place the scallops on it.

Top with the breadcrumbs mixture and drizzle some more olive oil on top. Pour the white wine in the baking dish.

Bake at 425F. Time will vary depending on the size.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Academy Awards Par-tay...


First off...
Let me tell you that ALL of these FABULOUS pictures and ideas came from the one and only...
She guest posts at the also absolutely fantastic http://cocokelley.blogspot.com/
Make sure to check them out!
Her ideas are simply AMAZING and fun and pretty and glamorous and doable!!!

So, I decided to have my closest girlfriends over to watch the Oscars or Academy Awards
at the end of this month...

Now...comes the fun part!
The planning!!!

So, I decided that I would use Camille's ideas from hosting a Golden Globe party!

I am thinking pale pinks, black, silver, and white for the colors...
Champagne, mini cupcakes, light dips, assorted cheeses, meats, nuts, fruits, and breads...
YAY!






You can print your own ballot here: 

I am going to print ballots and mount them onto pretty stock paper and have a stack for everyone to grab when they sit down...it will be fun to fill these out while checking out the red carpet before the show!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Library Love...

I stumbled across this shop on Etsy the other day and absolutely fell IN LOVE with these prints...
I would love these framed and put up on one wall in my Library...over my desk...
STUNNING!

Cate Parr of silverridgestudio is an artist/illustrator born and educated in England. Currently living in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

Watercolor Fashion Illustration Print - Deutche Vogue

Watercolor Fashion Illustration Print from Original work by Cate Parr

Watercolour Fashion Illustration - Belle

Watercolour Fashion Illustration Print - Galliano Feathers 

Watercolour Fashion Illustration - Giselle

Watercolor Fashion Illustration Print - French Champagne

Watercolour Fashion Illustration - Meditation 4
 
Watercolor Fashion Illustration Print - C'est Magique


Beautiful!!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Easy Vegetable Soup Recipe: Soup au Pistou

This recipe is a staple of Proven├žal cuisine. Purists will tell you that aged Gouda is imperative.
Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 small fennel bulb, quartered, cored, and chopped
2 zucchini, chopped
8 oz. new potatoes, chopped
2 tomatoes, skinned, seeded, and chopped
2 quarts vegetable or chicken stock
1 sprig of thyme
2 cups canned cannellini beans, drained
2 cups canned kidney beans, drained
6 oz. green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 oz. spaghetti, broken into pieces
1 2/3 cups finely grated cheese (aged Gouda or Parmesan)
Coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper



Pistou Ingredients

6 garlic cloves
Leaves from a small bunch of basil
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Directions
1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan or casserole dish. Add the onion, fennel, and zucchini and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, until browned. Add the potatoes, tomatoes, stock, and thyme. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer gently for 15 minutes.

2. Add the cannellini and kidney beans and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes more. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Add the green beans and the spaghetti and cook for about 10 minutes more, until the pasta is tender. Cover and let stand. Ideally, the soup should rest for at least a few hours before serving, or make one day in advance and refrigerate. (Do not make the pistou until you are ready to serve; it is best fresh, and the basil and garlic should not be cooked.)

3. To make the pistou, put the garlic, basil, and oil in a small food processor and blend until well chopped. You can also make it using a mortar and pestle, starting with the garlic and finishing with the oil, added gradually.
4. To serve, heat the soup and pass round the pistou and cheese, to be stirred in to taste. The soup can also be served at room temperature.

Grab a good wine and some crusty french bread...and you have a wonderful wintery meal...

Source:  http://www.housebeautiful.com

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Olivia's Jackets...

Have you ever noticed that Olivia almost ALWAYS has a jacket on ...













Love her style...it just seems effortless...like she doesn't even think about it...
just throws together an outfit...pops on a jacket...and a fabulous necklace...
grabs her hermes bag and is out the door...

damn.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Paris Jazz...


     Chet Baker - Round About Midnight (Gotan Project meets Chet Baker)

One of my FAV tunes right now...and if you know me at all...then you know I am a Jazz FREAK!!!!!  LOVE it...everything about it...it just takes me to a different {& always wonderful} place each and every time...
Jazz always makes me happy...

What is your favorite kind of {take you to a wonderful place} music...?

Source: www.youtube.com

                                                                               

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Feeling colorful...


How amazing are these cookies!!!!


L.O.V.E. everything about this photo...

Soo fun!! 
Reminds me of the mad hatter!
Such a fun, girly room!
From the new High Gloss magazine...which I am LOVING!
My baby is turning 5 in March...
boo hoo...
Inspires me...to draw...create...or just buy some pretty pencils! ;)

Source:  http://www.frostingforthecause.com/, http://www.highglossmagazine.com/, http://maryruffle.tumblr.com/, & forgive me but I borrowed the girl from someone...I apologize for not remembering...{& thank you}!

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