Monday, April 28, 2014

Sunday Sauce- Tomato sauce with Onion and Butter

I love making this sauce from Smitten Kitchen on Sunday's because I never really know when the kids will be home.  It's easy to make but it taste so decadent.  It has so much flavor given the fact the ingredients are so simple, canned tomatoes (preferably San Marzano), butter and onion, that's it.  Basically, you simmer this for about 45 minutes, discard the onions and mash the tomatoes up.   I use my Smart Stick to make the sauce very smooth.  This would even be great served almost like a soup with a grilled cheese.  You don't really need Parmesan cheese but it does make a nice extra.  If you are like my kids you skip the Parmesan and throw on a dollop of Chevre.  We have been trying to cut back on our meat consumption and this recipe has become a regular fixture in our home. 


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Watch Me- Michael Kors with Pink Face

I can't stop thinking about this watch, the Michael Kors thin Runway watch with a pink face.  I'm not even a pink person, not in the slightest bit, but I love this watch.  I love how it's gold with just a pop of pink, so perfect for spring and summer.  Plus it's priced pretty reasonable too. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter Brunch

What's Easter without some monkey bread, mimosas and peeps?

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Weekend Inspiration

I'm so in love with this hair, caramel color with highlights.

Dreaming of an office space. 

It's been so dreary here but I guess dreary can be beautiful. 

All pictures via Pinterest 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Life's Little Craziness

Life has been very crazy lately.  I guess I suffer from what most people suffer from, too much to do and to little time to do it.  My son broke his wrist right after he made the lacrosse team (the team bet him he wouldn't get a pink cast, he did) so he is out for the whole season.  I knew after that diagnosis Five Guys was definitely needed for both of us to deal with the blow.  I will have one sad kid watching from the bench. 

Lately I have been wondering if I really don't have enough time in the day or if I am just so disorganized that I make things so much harder for myself than they need to be.  I get so easily distracted.  I think of all these not so fun things I need to get done but then I got lost on Pinterest or Instagram instead.  However, I know if I was more organized I could really cut down the amount of time I waste on daily living/chores.  I was reading this article and I decided to pick just a few helpful tips to slowly incorporate into my life.
  •   Plan meals for the week on Sundays.
  •   Organize my scarves, I can never find the one I need when I'm walking out the door.
  •   Pick out my outfit the night before.
  •   Enter appointments into my phone calendar.
  •   Put mail in it's proper place or discard everyday, I need to prevent the mail build up.

The weather is getting a little, emphasis on a little, better here.  Since I'm no longer blinded by my hat and scarf trying to block the freezing snow and ice on my walk into work, I can see some of the loveliness like this blue house and randomly tiled light post.