Monday, August 29, 2011

I want....

This Haircut

This Outfit

Saturday, August 27, 2011


Well, my staycation has not gone quite as I planned. We never made it to the mall, the movies or even downtown. We did manage to make it to the taco food truck the boys have been wanting to go too. After waiting an hour to order, Ethan throw up in a trash can near the long line of people waiting to order. Sorry food truck not good for business. Since I had already ordered I had to make sure Ethan was alright while listening for my name to be called to pick up our order. I do have to say my fish tacos were excellent though.

So this week I have done nothing but watch way to many movies on pay-per-view and hold sick children. I wouldn't change it for anything.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Perfect Gift

What a perfect food gift for a new neighbor or to bring to a house warming party. What a perfectly simple tag on the caramel sauce. Who wouldn't love one of these?

I will never forget when we moved into our new home, with a 2 1/2 year old and 8 week old twins, our wonderful neighbors brought us a plant and a much needed bottle of champagne. Not only did I feel special, I felt like we picked the right place to raise our children.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Thinking About Fall.....

It's been getting cooler here and the days are getting shorter which means its beginning to feel like Fall. This makes me so happy because Fall is my favorite season, wait maybe I say that every season. I think I just love change and the seasons. I am so glad my children get to grow up in Western New York and experience the seasons.

I was surfing around Pinterest, I am so addicted, and I can't help but to start thinking about Fall and Holiday ideas.

This caramel apple bar is the coolest idea. How fun would it be to have a party and let your guest make there own apples. I think this would be a hit with both kids and adults alike.

The perfect party favor, what a delicious way to say thanks you.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday Supper

I really enjoy spending my Sunday's cooking, especially with the boys. I try to make enough food so we have some extras we can use during the week. The weekdays can be so crazy, especially with football season now in full throttle. I have been wanting to make this sauce I found here Smitten Kitchen for some time now. This recipe is so easy and and so worth it. The sauce tasted so fresh and flavorful, I think it would make a great tomato soup too. The sauce was a little too chunky for me though so I put it through the food processor to get it smooth the way I like it. Also, I doubled the recipe so we could have it all week with pasta and as a pizza sauce.

Then I made Jamie Oliver's pizza dough recipe, it was so easy and it came out nice and thin, not to doughy. It was so good, I am going to use this recipe from now on when I make dough. Plus it made 5 pizza's. I think its always good to have dough on hand in case you need a last minute easy meal during the week or guest stop by.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Etsy Love

I love these bracelets by MesaBlue. Wearing a wrist full of bracelets makes me a very happy girl. I'll take several, please.

These photographs by Little Brown Pen are so dreamy. Paris must be the most beautiful city. I can not wait until the day I can walk through the streets of Paris, so romantic and colorful.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lazy Days of Summer

When I watch my boys this summer staying up late and sleeping in all morning, I am instantly reminded of my lazy summer days. I loved that feeling of not having a schedule or any plans, just the freedom to wake up and do whatever you want, whenever you want.

This summer, I am really enjoying my time with the boys, cuddling on the couch watching Food Network until late at night, thinking about visiting Food Trucks and Farmers Markets.

However, as a parent, I now live by schedules. I need them to function normally. I come home from work and I have no idea what kids will be at my house or how many. I don't even know which of my 3 children will be home. This makes meal planning very difficult. See my Mother is in charge and with Grandma anything goes.

What I miss most about our school year schedule is that time in the evening, after I put the boys to bed, that is "my time". Time to watch trashy shows, read or surf the Internet. That time is gone in the summer and I miss it. I suppose summer will be over before you know it and I will be back to the dreadful homework situation.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Last Minute Summer Outfit

I love a cute summer dress to wear on the weekends going to the farmer's market and out to lunch. This outfit would even work great for a casual summer dinner with friends at your favorite restaurant.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Happy Weekend

I so wish I was spending my weekend lounging beside one of these lovely pools.....

How cool is the lettering on the bottom of the pool.

My sweet spot!

1, 2, 3

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Words of Wisdom

Last night I couldn't fall asleep, so I did what every girl does when they can't sleep, watch "Sex in the City". I forgot how wise Carrie can be. It was that episode where all the Navy men come into the city right after Aidan has broken up with Carrie.

She said something that I just couldn't forget.......
"Our past is like an anchor holding us back and we have to let go of that past/anchor in order for us to be who we were meant to be".

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Thinking About....

Summer is going by so fast. It's almost the middle of August and I feel like I have been so busy that I haven't had anytime to relax and just enjoy the weather. All I keep thinking is how much I would love to sit out on the deck and enjoy one of these lovely cocktails this weekend.

Frozen Lemon Vodka Slush

Strawberry Margarita Popsicles

Strawberry Champagne spritzers, 1 bottle of Sake, 1 bottle of champagne, 1 pint of strawberries, 6 Meyer lemons, fresh mint and some Vanilla stevia.

Lime Sorbet Margaritas. Salt the rims of the glass the place two scoops lime sorbet in the glass and pour 1 tablespoon of Tequila over the sorbet. Its like an adult slushy, Yum!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Amazing Photos

These photographs, taken by Sandra Critelli , of the Cownose Ray's migration, which takes place in The Gulf of Mexico, are beautiful.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Yeah Me!

I joined a gym today, well that was the easy part now comes the hard part, going. I found a few pictures on pinterest to inspire me. I see some Zumba, yoga and Pilate's in my future.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Outfit Love

Being a plus size girl isn't always easy, especially when it comes to being fashionable, but lately plus size fashion has been getting better offering a variety of options and brands. I can't tell you how happy this makes me. This outfit is from Lands' End. Lands' End has really expanded their plus size line, not only are the making classically stylish clothes, they are making clothes that are reasonable and well constructed. Hopefully my budget will allow me to purchase this outfit soon. I also love this handbag but I wish I could feel it because I am not sure about the leather and canvas match.