Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Right Now

Right now I’m...



Wearing gray sweatpants [but not in that picture]
Listening to my daughter breathe as she sleeps beside me
Watching my words as I type them on the screen
Thinking about what to wear to work tomorrow
Nervous about my review, they always give me anxiety
Reading an email from Google telling me I just renewed my site for another year! Looks like I am sticking around at least until 2015 :)
Wanting another Popsicle
Feeling bummed about my Ipsy bag in July. I could only use 1 thing
Excited about kickboxing class
Considering signing up for StitchFix, I feel so left out! LOL
Proud of myself for prepping my smoothie fruits for in the morning
Happy to be writing for Carolina STYLE Magazine again
Looking forward to going to Baltimore in a few weeks
Loving that I got my younger sister addicted to the show Blossom! Her cool factor just went up a little. I’m still cooler, because I’m older.
Loving watching my husband play with our kids. No sweeter sight.
Getting sleepy. It’s time for bed

What are YOU doing right now?



Friday, July 25, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wednesday Wants

As summer sales start to happen I find myself really wanting to just spend, spend, spend!! Anyone else ever get that way! You just want to buy everything! BUT I also know the importance of investing in pieces that will last and that I will wear over and over again. Sure it's fun to splurge every now and then on a trendy item but I want to take advantage of the end of season sales and add some worthwhile pieces to my wardrobe.

That being said, I can window shop for whatever I want - be it trendy or worthwhile! ;)

Here are my wants for the week:

Dress [On SUPER sale!]|Bathing Suit|Necklace|Pixie Pants|Romper



Monday, July 21, 2014

Recipe|Dinner in $15 or Less -Nachos

I’m back with another edition of Dinner in $15 or Less! 

For those of you that are new to the blog, you can read my original post here, but just to give you a little recap:

Does anyone remember that show Rachel Ray used to have $40/day? 
I used to LOVE watching her travel all over the country and eat 3 meals for $40 or less. That’s the inspiration behind my new recipe series, only I am going to do $15 dinners!

This month’s Dinner in $15 is the perfect quick Friday night meal for sharing around the table – nachos!



So put away those pizza coupons and save the tip for yourself! Make this simple and delicious meal instead!

I must apologize, I don’t have the receipt to show you but I do have the prices. I’ll make sure to save the receipt next time.

Nachos Ingredients and prices

Tortilla Chips - $2
[Healthier Alterniative – Flaxseed tortilla chips from Trader Joe’s – one of my personal faves]
Sour Cream – Generic store brand $2
1 Can of Rotel Medium spice - $.94
1 Small can of black olives - $1
Mexican blend shredded cheese - $2.49
Taco blend shredded cheese - $2.49
Ground turkey - $4.99
[You can also use ground beef or ground chicken]
1 Can of black beans - $2
1 packet of taco seasoning - $1.25
Extras: Tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, avocado – I add these in sometimes, but did not use them this particular time.

Grand total: $19.16 YIKES! :(

I went over budget this meal by $4.16. I will say part of the reason was I bought my food from Target and not my usual grocery store where I could use my store savings card and also get a little more choice and variety in terms of food brands.

Directions

Heat oven to 375 degrees F
In a large skillet cook the ground beef with salt, pepper, and any additional seasonings you like to use. Cook stirring until meat is no longer pink; drain all fat.
Add in can of Rotel, black beans, and taco seasoning.
Let simmer
Place tortilla chips in oven safe baking dish
Cover tortilla chips with one layer of shredded cheese and add ground turkey mixture on top.
Add more shredded cheese and olives
Place in oven until cheese is evenly melted.
Top with sour cream and serve warm!


Enjoy! 


Linking up with Molly and Carly

Friday, July 11, 2014

Friday Funnies|Sleep Deprived

I am operating on fumes this week! Somehow baby Williams thinks it's fun to only let mommy get 3 hours of sleep...just not 3 consecutive hours!

Definitely looking forward to the weekend!

Am I the only one that looks forward to naps? I'm planning a major nap Saturday!

Pretty sure this is what she's been thinking all week! 

You never miss what you have until it's gone! #RIPnaps

Heh heh...say it out loud a few times ;) 

But seriously...use pictures. #Zombie


Have a great weekend!

Monday, July 7, 2014

4th Fashions

Ello friends! 

Hoping you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend!
I'm trying to get back into OOTD photos, it's a little more challenging with two kids to find the time but over the weekend we headed to the museum to snap a few shots in my 4th of July outfit.

I found these shorts at TJ Maxx a few weeks ago, and I've been living in them every since! They are SUPER comfortable and I like the fact that they are a decent length! I'm repeating this tank top from last year, which also happens to be from TJ Maxx! Can you tell I love that store? :)




Shirt [similar]|Shorts [similar]



How did you celebrate Independence Day?

Linking up with Molly and Carly , DC Style, Mingle Mondays

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Wednesday Wants|4th of July Edition

Does anyone else get summeritis? It's when all you can think about is laying on the beach, eating ice cream cones, going to the amusement park, or just lounging by the pool all day.

I've got a bad case of summeritis! I'd def love to spend my days poolside instead of in the office. I'm so, happy this is a short work week! Thank you Declaration of Independence! :)

Here are some of my 'wants' for fashionable options to help celebrate Independence Day!

Let freedom and fashion ring!





I'll be back on Friday with a fun 4th of July themed mani, Friday Funnies will resume next week! 

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored by Old Navy. All views, expressions, and opinions are my own.