Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Julia Child

Julia Joanne Child. It's no secret that the kitchen and I are a long-time nemeses. If it doesn't have to do with baking, I really don't want to do it. Something always, inevitably, seems to go wrong. But after a little confidence booster from my friends, in the form of Chef Matt Finarelli, I'm now venturing to make a meal once a week instead of once a month.

Yesterday was one such day. It was my cousin's "23rd Birthday" and so I went to work on making her a birthday dinner, one would possible write home about!!

First we had an antipasto Keith-Style

Then we had a spinach, parmesan, and garlic oil salad--- i took this photo after we'd all eaten...

Next was a curry chicken salad pasta, served warm... I like it warm the first time, the days after I will serve it cold, as pasta salad should be served.

Finally... A little birthday cake, for the birthday girl!!!

Not bad, if I say so myself, but both Flo & B also agreed--it was good!

Monday, July 30, 2012

A few things...

The word of the day is NEGLECT. I'm back kiddies and I just wanted to share a little bit of the last few months with you!


(The legal-ese)

(The cottonelle dress)

Just a few of the things

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wedding Wednesdays--- Ambrosia

When I saw this wedding on StyleMePretty.com (my new favorite wedding blog--they focus on weddings from all around and even have a Massachusetts section--- YES to inspiration!) I said, "finally!”

The reasons for my exultation --- the cake topper is excellent and along the lines of what I want for my wedding. Secondly, you've got to be kidding me; this woman has perfected the art of high-end/low-end dressing on her wedding day of all days, and lastly, the 2nd wedding dress, just about made me cry.

Oh and did I mention I like her hair too, simple elegance...

Alright, I'll stop now.

Just check it out for yourself...

P.S. black love rocks, hell all love rocks!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Thrifty Tuesdays

So I have been holding out on you guys, I know, I know, I'm the worst. But today, I looked down at my feet and said, "Oh yes, this is a 'Thrifty Tuesdays' (R) entry if I've seen one.

So let me tell you about it them.

I found these on a drive by to my favorite Goodwill, located on Melnea Cass Blvd in Boston. They were tied together with elastic and the silver penned price of $24.99 were inked on the bottoms. For those of you who are wondering, yes 25 dollars is a lot to pay for used shoes but you'll have a change of heart when you hear more.

These puppies were/are PRADA, as in the Devil Wears Prada. Black and barely used. I was all too excited to try them on and guess what.... they fit. Size 38.5 (It's within my range but more on the range later).


btw I saved $395

Friday, September 16, 2011

Fantastc Friday

I'm on my way to the airport, after I put the clothes I have chosen into my bag, to visit my college roommate! She's gettin married y'all and that means she's got a lot of celebrating on her dance card. This week's celebration--- a bridal shower! So, it's off to South Carolina via DC I go!

Lots of fun times to come!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wedding Wednesdays

Weddings are all about the symbols, the rings, the white dress, and the veil. Of those three elements, it seems like the veil might be the one that's least important, but I beg to differ. Aside from the religious perspective of veils being used as a symbol of your virginity/future deflowering,the veil is also, style-wise, a statement piece. I feel it lends a little more information as to your personal style.

Bird Cage = fun,flirty, trendy
Cathedral length = dramatic, traditional, and romantic
Mid-length = less dramatic than the traditional cathedral length,is a statement in itself, for the laid-back yet still traditional bride.

For your viewing pleasure, I have compiled various pix of brides and their veils.

(Bubbling, Bird Cage Bride and her too cool school for Groom)

("Lifted" Bird Cage)

(Yet another birdcage veil, this one is on the longer side and I'm almost certain you can remove the veil and wear the flowers for the reception.)

(This bride put a very different spin on her veil-- wrapped around her head, lol, but it's beautiful and it works for her.)

(This last bride is wearing one of the dresses, I deemed a nightie but it looks beautful on her and her barely there veil is breathtaking.)

The search for a wedding dress that is sexy but not oversexed is over: I got my dress and it's everything I wanted and more = D, and more importanly, my Mr. is gonna love it.

Look for a future post on dresses that didn't make the cut and why.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Thrifty Tuesday.

so it all started over thanksgiving break '10. as i drove by the goodwill, i said to myself, go in there and in there i went. as i perused the shoe section, i thouhgt to myself, not bad. i even found myself doing a happy dance when i found a single gucci mule! i was soon dismayed when i couldn't find the other pair so i moved on... next i found a pair of nice looking penny loafers. upon closer inspection, i found that they weren't just a pair of nice penny loafers, they were tods, let the shoe angels sing, "aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh". they had a small hole in the sole, but nothing to deter a cobbler's-wet-dream, aka me, i get the heels,soles or anything else that need repairing fixed regularly. so, i made my way to the register where they charged me the low, low price of 5.99....

don't mind if i do...

have a looksee for yourself: