Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Still loving my new necklaces. :)

I just can't seem to get away from wearing my new necklaces.  I love the way they dress up an outfit and add so much color.  I have been playing with alot of options, some good...some not so good.   I am posting a couple of ways that I wore them recently.  Both were just to run to the store, but when it is so hot outside, I don't dress up very often.   I am usually in and out of the pool, with pool hair and a swimsuit under a t-shirt and shorts.

I LOVE summer, but I wouldn't mind if it were 90 degrees instead of 99 most of the time.  The humidity has been awful here this year too.  Don't get me wrong, I will take 100 degrees over ZERO degrees any day, so winter, STAY AWAY!  

I have seen alot of navy and yellow lately and a TON of stripes.  So I was really liking this together.  Jeans would probably be cuter, but is was 100 degrees.   :)

Shirt : Goodwill
Necklace : eBay
Tank top : Aero
Shorts : Old Navy
Belt : Walmart men's dept
Watch : Fossil tortoise

This is my BLUE shirt and necklace together.  Wasn't sure, but loved the monotone after I tried it on.  

Shirt : Aero 
Tank : Rue 21
Necklace : eBay
Shorts : Hydraulic (old)
Watch : Fossil
Belt : Walmart men's dept.

Above all, wear what you feel comfortable in.  If you are confident in what you are wearing, it will shine through!   :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Kabomb Kabobs!

I was looking for an easy Sunday grilling item this weekend and thought of KABOBS!  I am so glad did because they were the KABOMB!  It was easy to make them for me and my husband both because his included steak, which he loves, and mine had more mushrooms and zucchini instead of steak.  I like to eat alot of veggies, but I also had shrimp on mine since I have grown to love shrimp.  Here is a pic of them smokin' on the grill!

The good thing about kabobs is you can pretty much put whatever you want on them.  Everything on mine cooked about the same amount of time, except for the baby potatoes, so I cooked the potatoes in the microwave for about 3-4 minutes beforehand.  You don't want to completely cook them, just get them a little over half done.  If you cook them too much, they will fall to pieces when you try to put them on the skewer. 

I also soak my skewers in water for about 30 minutes so that they don't tend to burn as easily.  This isn't a must, but just something I heard about a long time ago, and I don't want burned sticks!   

After you have soaked them, just load them up with whatever your heart desires.  You can make them all meat, all veggie, even throw some pineapple or grapes in there if you are feeling like tickling your taste buds.  After the skewering, generously sprinkle them with Cavendar's Greek Seasoning.  This is my staple seasoning because it is just plain wonderful!  I also splashed a little soy sauce on mine because I LOVE soy sauce too!

The colors are just amazing on these veggies.  Yum to the tum.
Grill them for about 5-10 minutes per side, depending on your heat.  I didn't time them, so just keep an eye on them.  I like my veggies pretty crisp, so I take mine off early. 

Alrighty!...They are done!  Let's eat!

Love what you eat and eat what you love!  :)

Friday, July 13, 2012

A new outfit and a new recipe.

Today I decided to combine my fashion and food into one post.  I recently wore an outfit that I really felt comfortable and pretty in, so I thought I would post it.  I often get asked how I stay so thin, especially when people know how much I love food.  My biggest trick is that I make meals as healthy as possible, so that I can eat a bigger quantity.  I especially love veggies that are very low in calories because that means I can eat much much more.  So for me, it must be about the chewing.  I still want the flavor though, so it makes me have to do alot of experimenting in the kitchen.

The outfit I wore for a night out to dinner, consisted of: 

  • shirt from TJ Maxx (recent)
  • white tank top Rue 21
  • J Crew knockoff necklace
  • Star jeans I have had for years
  • belt from Walmart (recent)
  • shoes from Rue 21 last year

So for the food part of this post, I was recently given some homegrown butternut squash from my mother in law.  I had never had any that was locally grown before, so I was excited.  To me, it seemed to be a bit softer.  Butternut is normally such a pain to cut and peel, but this seemed a bit easier.  I peeled and shredded it to put into patties. 

Butternut patties (for veggie burgers or a side dish!)

  • 2 cups shredded butternut squash
  • 3/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/4 cup diced purple onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs(not pictured)
  • 2 tsp Greek seasoning
  • salt/pepper to taste

In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together well.  Heat about 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. *You can use more, but this way they are much more healthy than deep frying*.  This makes about 4 large patties for a veggie burger or 6 smaller ones if you are using them as a side dish.   Make the patties loosely with your hands and place them into the heated skillet.  Cook until you think the first side is slightly browned, about 4 or 5 minutes.  You may need a bit more oil, or you can just spray the 2nd side with cooking spray to avoid unnecessary extra calories.  Carefully flip each one and cook until the second side is lightly browned.

You can easily wrap and freeze these for quick veggie burgers or snacks!  Dip them in a little sour cream...yum!

Love what you eat and eat what you love!   :)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The accidental shirt. :)

It is the day before 4th of July!  Yee Haw!  The only problem is that the 4th is on a Wednesday this year.   Boo.  It is hard to plan anything when you get one day off.  Saturday or Monday would have been awesome!  I would have gotten 2 days off in a row, which unfortunately happens very seldom for me.   Oh well, I am gonna take the Wednesday off and make it wonderful!  

For a quick fashion post, here is an outfit I wore recently and the story behind the shirt.

First off, I would never intentionally bleach a shirt that I loved, but I got this shirt at a yard sale and it was a beautiful heather gray.  

I washed a load of whites, and was devastated when I saw my lovely ex-gray shirt at the bottom of the washer.  

After some AHHHHs!  and Oh Nooos!, I realized it really had turned a pretty color after the bleaching.  

I tried it on, and it looked good with one of my new bubble necklaces.  Disaster averted.  Outfit saved.  Lesson learned...double check the whites.  :)