Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Yay, if you do not know by now I am a lover and a true fan of Project Runway. Serious crazy stalker of just about all the seasons. I cannot wait for the season to start tonight. There is always competitive drama going on so I am pretty excited about that.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Hey all I had no internet connection to post the drinks of the week. But here are the Thursday and Friday drinks of last week. Hope you enjoy them.
Mango and Peach Smoothie from Allrecipes.com
Slice 1 peach into a few pieces or you can just use a can. Dice and peel 1 mango. I am not sure if you can buy mango in a can as well, but if you can then try it. And remember that if you are Diabetic then make sure that the can fruit says "light" or "diet" in syrup or just . Or just use your own discretion. Some recipes say to use 1/2 cup of vanilla soy milk, but I have never had anything soy so I am not sure how I'd like that. I'll use a 1/2 cup of low-fat milk. Place all of these in the blender put it on puree. And enjoy!!
Root Beer Float
So the afternoon drink of the day is a root beer float. Take a tall glass and fill it a scoop of ice-cream, vanilla for me please :). Then poor a can of root beer soda of your choice on top to make the scoop of ice cream float. Now this is going to be refreshing and definitely cool me off.
Enjoy your week everybody
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
So today is my dad's bday. And even though he is rarely online I want to wish him a happy bday. I love you daddy :)
Thanks for reading
A Shirley Temple is the best way to go on this day. I used to drink these a lot when I worked in a restaurant. All you need is ginger ale or sprite, grenadine syrup and a few tables of lemonade. Pour ice cubes into a glass then add all the ingredients on top of the ice. This drink is sure to cool you down. If you don't have actual grenadine then you can use the cherry juice from a jar of cherries.
Hope you enjoy this hot day wherever you are. And please be safe and if you can stay in doors under some AC.
Hello all. Hope all is well. I am doing awesome of course. So far this summer has been a scorcher of all scorchers. I am more of a Fall and Spring kind of gal, so I can not wait for the fall to come up soon and reduce this humidity. But for now I will enjoy the cool drinks for the summer.
First on my list is ice cold Homemade Sweet Tea.
I use a gallon pitcher I purchased from Walmart a year ago. Making my own tea has saved us at least $100.00 for the summer time. If you purchase Snapple or Arizona as often as we used to during the hot summer, then you understand how expensive it can be. Not only is making your own tea cheaper but also you know what is in it. You can use tea bags and then add lemons later on. But to me this is too much work because you do have to boil water first then let the tea cool off and all that stuff. Instead I just purchase the tea mix that is already made. Like 4C or Lipton, which ever is on sale for the week. I use about 6 scoops of tea mix and 3-4 scoops of sugar. Depending on how it tastes I may have to add more or less of either. Just add the ice cubes and then Presto! your own homemade version of ice tea. Of course if you are a diabetic you may want to use a sugar substitute or just use tea bags instead. Also some tea mix brands come in different flavors now; like fruit punch or mango.
Hope you enjoyed this post.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Peace from Broken Pieces by Iyanla Vanzant
Platinum by Aliya King
The Confident Woman Devotional by Joyce Meyer
New Day, New You by Joyce Meyer
Starting you day right by Joyce Meyer
If you have read any of these books, leave a comment and let me know what you thought about it.
Thank you all for reading.
Enjoy the rest of the night.
Allen Schwartz A.B.S.
Yves Saint Laurent
Dries Van Noten
Diane von Furstenburg
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Enjoy the rest of your weekend
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Manolo Blahnick (BLAH-nick)
Hubert de Givenchy (Jee-von-she)
Oscar de la Renta
Dolce and Gabbana
Jean-Paul Gaultier (Go-tee-A)
On another note, I have wanted to share some fashion info with you all for the longest time. Ever since I have had this blog I wanted to speak on different fabrics and heavy hitters of the fashion industry. My next post will show some names of SOME designers you may or may not know of. There are wayyyyyy to many to name. Also I have been thinking about taking a fabrication class, which discusses every fabric and fiber ever made; basically a textile class. This would help me to understand and actually feel different types of fabrics. There are just so many and if you are going to be in the fashion industry you have to know what they feel like. If you are unsure or curious of a fabric go to a store and ask questions. Or read tags of different clothing that feels great to the touch or rough. You can read and know the spelling, pronunciation of any texture in the world, but if you have no idea what it feels like, you are kind of out of the loop.
Hope you all enjoy this post. I love you all for reading.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
So the other day I decided to make tacos with sirloin steak. This to me was something totally new, but how different could it taste with steak instead of chicken.
It came out pretty well as you can see from the picture. I used beef sirloin boneless steaks about four. That I marinated with different seasonings just for taste. Of course the usual diced onions and peppers were added later after the steak was cooked to my desire. While I waited though, I did prepare my toppings such as diced toms and shredded letts. I also used shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream. I plated my wonderful tortillas; add my different layers one at a time.
Melted cheese, steak w/cooked onions and peppers, toms and letts, and lastly my fave sour cream. The only thing I was missing was something spicy. I love spicy foods so much sometimes. Next time I’ll make some homemade spicy salsa and see how that turns out.
Well until next time.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Why not cut the sleeves of your fave vintage denim jacket to sport this look for the summer. Sure you go to the store and purchase a brand new denim vest, or you can go Salvation Army or any thrift store and cut the sleeves off. To make it more funkier purchase some embellishments. There are tons of places like Micheals or even in the NYC garment district area that sells embellishments.
I have so many BF style jeans in my wardrobe it's crazy. You can take some of your BF's jeans and wear them cuffed at the ankle like the above photo. Or you can go to any Thrift store or men's section at Forever 21 to find a cute pair.
I have yet to find a denim dress I love. But HM and Forever 21 has some really great selections available for the summer.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
You ever feel like well damn if it isn't one thing it is another. That is how I was beginning to feel at first til I snapped out of it and thought God has a plan for everything. For now I have been trying to keep as busy as I possibly can. Cleaning, cooking, anything to take my mind off of losing Sandy, among other things that are going on.
So where does that leave my blog?? Don't give up on me yet people. I will return as soon as I am able to post things I want. It is hard to get a connection as well as it takes forever at times to post photos and other things. Ladies and Gentlemen, I will NEVER ever leave my blog. Posting things and blogging has become part of my life and a part of my therapy. Knowing that people read my blog is the most amazing feel ever. And even when people stop reading, just being able to vent or share things is awesome as well.
Please continue to live and breathe in the blessing.