Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Easy Prosciutto Wrapped Bundles

I happen to have prosciutto on hand a few weeks ago and decided to wrap it around asparagus bundles for dinner. It was amazing!!! It's such an easy and nice looking side dish. I took a picture before I made them but they turned out nice and crispy. I can't wait to make them again and thought I better post them on my blog, so I will remember how I made it.

Easy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
5-6 pieces of prosciutto cut in half
olive oil

Set oven to broil and move oven rack to top shelf. Cut off ends of asparagus and drizzle with olive oil. Use prosciutto to wrap small bundles of asparagus and set on baking sheet. I like to cover my pan with foil for easy clean up. Put pan in oven for 3 minutes. Remove and turn bundles over using tongs, carefully so prosciutto does not unwrap. Cook for another 3 minutes until prosciutto is crispy.


Monday, August 1, 2016

Pre-fall favorites

Anyone else over hearing about the #Nsale and fall clothes, when it's still hot as hell outside? Me too! But, I jumped on the bandwagon, because, how can you not? I bought the long green cardigan and a pair of Zella leggings from the sale. I didn't see much else that I HAD to have right now. I'm not quite ready for fall, but have started thinking about my fall wardrobe. I went through my clothes to see what I had from last year and what I would want and need this year. Here are some things that have caught my eye.

 J Crew Striped ruffle tee // Sam Edelman olive pumps // Gap plaid flannel // Nordstrom long cardigan
Nordstrom corduroy skirt // Banana Republic feathered clutch // Express lace up flats

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Spicy Fish Taco Bowls

This is my new favorite recipe. I have made it once a week for the last couple of weeks. We generally have most of the ingredients on hand and it's very easy to make on week nights. I make my tilapia the same way I do when I am making fish tacos, another household favorite.

Spicy Fish Taco Bowls
Original Recipe Here.
Cajun seasoning
1-2 garlic cloves minced
Olive oil
1/2 red onion diced
1/2 red pepper diced
1 cup of corn
cooked brown rice 1-2 cups depending on how many you are serving
fresh cilantro, squeeze of lime juice, avocado, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo, hot sauce or salsa (all optional toppings)

Season tilapia on both sides with Cajun seasoning. In a large skillet heat olive oil on high, add garlic and sauté for 2 minutes. Add tilapia and cook through, flipping halfway. Remove tilapia and set aside.

Add corn, onion, and red pepper to the skillet (still on high). Do not stir. Let mixture roast until black/brown then stir to roast both sides. Peppers and onions should be tender crisp.

Layer rice, corn/pepper mix, tilapia, and top with cilantro, avocado, cheese, lettuce, etc.


Monday, May 23, 2016

Summer tops

I love this Topshop top! It comes in so many great colors.  It's $30 and you can find all the colors at Nordstrom or the Topshop site itself. I tried on the orange one and fell in love with it. But I also really like the green or navy stripe (not pictured).

Some of my other current favorites.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Trends to Try

As a big fan of the 90's, I'm pretty excited about some fashion trends coming back in style! When I think of fashion from the 90's, I think of 90210 and Saved by the Bell. I think of crop tops, high waist jeans, choker necklaces and body suits. I'm pretty excited to wear these trends again!

Trends to try

  • Crop Tops- While I probably won't wear anything too revealing or belly baring, I think a shortened top with a high waisted bottom looks great! Bonus points if the bottom is matching!
  • Off Shoulder - Off shoulder tops are literally everywhere. It's an easy trend to get on board with because of the many options available anywhere you may shop.
  • Bodysuits - great when pair with high waisted bottom.

  • Culottes - I think culottes are a nice option for work pants. They are cute paired with a heel and blouse for business and crop top or tank for fun!
  • Mom Jeans/high waisted pants - now that I have a sweet mom bod, I love mid or high rise pants. So comfortable and realistic for chasing a toddler. I'm pretty pleased this is a trend at this point in my life.

  • Chokers - go easy with a basic choker or fun with bow choker like this one from Bauble Bar
  • Neck scarves - break out your mom or grandma's vintage scarves. Would look great with an off the shoulder top.
Some other looks from the 90's coming back in style are white tee's under sundresses, overalls, satin tops, Birkenstocks, floral skater and maxi dresses too! What do you think? Will you wear the 90's trends again? Do you have any of your clothes from the 90's?

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Tie front dress

Do you ever get obsessed with something or an idea and can't stop thinking about it? For the last few days I have been trying to figure out how I can make this style dress. I can't stop thinking about it and envisioning myself in it. I even have a fabric picked out. The problem is, there are no sewing patterns for this style. I have even tried looking for vintage patterns. I have found a few crop tops and skirts that I could possibly attach to create a dress, but I am coming up short of anything that would really work. I have discussed it with my mom and I think we are going to attempt to create our own pattern. I may even order one of these dresses to use as a pattern and see if I like the style before making my own dress.

I love the idea of the small triangle cutout in the front, not showing too much skin. I also really like the style with the buttons down the front of the skirt. I can't wait to get started on this project. Hopefully I will get the time soon and have a cute new dress to show you!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Mommin' Ain't Easy

For real. Mommin' Ain't Easy. This shirt says it all. Being a mom is more challenging than anything I have ever done. Every day is different and some days more challenging that others. But as everyone says, it's worth it. I recently told a newly married friend without children how having kids is unlike anything she would ever feel (love). And that's true for me. I have never felt the love I feel for Roman before. It's be best feeling ever! I truly love being a mom and have so much appreciation for my own mom and other moms in the world.

I don't think I could put into words how much I appreciate my own mom and I try to tell her often and especially on Mother's day! I usually like to celebrate my mom by giving her all her favorite things, pjs, sweets, flowers, wine, and other little odds and ends that I know she likes. We like most of the same things, so it's usually pretty easy to shop for her.

Here's a mix of my favorite things, that I know both my mom and I would love.

I actually received the Kate Spade initial necklace last year for Mother's day and wear it often. The only thing I asked Dan for this year is the Swell water bottle. He has one and it keeps water so cold. I have used his a few times and want my own now. I have been wanting Chrissy Teigen's cookbook for awhile too. I love these PJ's from Target. And, I have been meaning to blog about it, but I can't get enough of this chap stick. Fresh Sugar tinted lip treatment. I have the Tulip color and I wear it almost every day. It's SPF 15, which is awesome but also has great tinted color. I am not a huge fan of lipstick, so this is a great alternative for me! You can find it at Sephora or Nordstrom.

Happy Mother's day to all the moms out there!