Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Goodbye cruel world.....

I'm off to frickin MAZATLAN!! Spur of the moment trip leaving at 3am and gone for 7 days!! 

I doubt I'll be on the internet much while I'm gone. Maybe once to check in with family etc...

I will catch up with all of you lovelies when I return.....relaxed, restored, and revived!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Chili Chicken and Basil

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 Thai bird chilies or serrano chilies
1 tsp soy sauce
2 cups loosely packed fresh basil
1 tbsp fish sauce
3 cloves garlic
1/2 tbsp peanut oil or canola oil
1/2 tbsp red-chili paste
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp fresh cracked pepper

1. Finely chop the garlic and chilies, then use the side of your knife to press them together into a rough paste. (Add a pinch of salt to make this process easier.)
2. Preheat a wok or stainless-steel saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the oil and the garlic-chili paste you just made, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes (be careful not to burn the garlic). Chop the chicken into small pieces and add them to the pan, cooking until they're lightly browned, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the soy sauce, fish sauce, red-chili paste, and sugar, and continue to cook until the chicken is done all the way through, another 3 to 4 minutes.
3. Add the pepper and basil, and cook until the basil is just wilted, about 2 minutes. Serve immediately.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Weekly Outfits 8/2/10 thru 8/8/10

Here are last week's outfits in review

 8/2/10 Carl Striped Romper by Oonagh by Nanette Lepore

8/3/10 Victorie Abstract-Print Dress by Winter Kate

8/4/10 Pleated-Skirt Jersey Dress by Zac Posen

8/5/10 Banded Twill Dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs

Birthday Dress 8/6/10 Wrap Dress with Halter Neck by Gucci

8/7/10 Leaf-Print Dress by Andrew Gn

8/8/10 Ruched-Waist Crepe Dress by Stella McCartney

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Toss Old Lipgloss

Do you remember how long all of those tubes of lip glosses you own have been around? Well, you might want to. Every time you let air into a lip gloss tube and double-dip the wand (contaminating the formula with saliva), you create an environment in which bacteria can thrive. Toxicologist Joe DiNardo suggests tossing gloss after six months (when preservatives have likely degraded). You could date every tube with a Sharpie, or consider Cargo's new glosses, which have an indicator strip that turns red nine months after it has been opened. It's an easy way to know when your gloss could be giving you more than a dose of shine.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Thanks for the love!!

Look at me.....Two awards at cool is that.

The lovely Emmy7921 has bestowed these two awards upon me.

You can imagine how excited I was. 
(If you've been with me for any amount of time, you know that I love me an award!!!)

Please go visit Emmy's blog. She has the most wonderful make-up how-to's and reviews, along with a lot of other stuff that you definitely don't want to miss out on. Go check her out now.

 Now, for the wonderful bloggers that I would like to bestow these upon.

 The Sunshine Award goes to...

...Sour Tang
A Foreign Land
A girl needs 2 Talk
Cafe Bellini

I love your blog award goes to....

Bella Gets Real
Closet Fashionista
Holiday Haven

 I truly do love these blogs. I read them all the time and you should too. Click on them and check them out if you don't already.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Make the most of moisturizer

Today is my birthday!! Woohoo....Yes, my husband and I have a birthday one day apart. So, as I get older, I obsess about my skin and am constantly reading about it. 

Here's one thing I bet you didn't know about moisturizers: They protect skin against free-radical damage. Dehydration leads to oxidative stress, which generates free radicals. Without moisture, your skin isn't able to repair itself and suffers even more damage. You just have to use the right product. Cholesterol, ceramides, essential fatty acids, and niacinamide are among the best ingredients-they improve skin's protective moisture barrier. Try CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion or Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

A toast ...... my husband's 35th birthday!! Here is the cake my daughter made him!

And here is a sample of how messy she got making it....

And then, how happy was I when I opened this box 
and inside were these absolutely beautiful champagne flutes that I won from Melanie's Randomness.

Thank you, I will enjoy them very much!!!