It’s time for a quick run down of this week’s favorites!
1.Favorite in subscription boxes –
My sister got me a subscription to Bohoblu, and the long crystal necklace is my favorite in the box this month – it is unique and fun and goes with just about everything.
2.Favorite in food –
How was everybodys Easter? We have a lot going on over here (the husbands grandpa ended up in the hospital over the weekend ) but we pushed through and had Easter dinner still. I made this recipe and it paired perfectly with the spiral ham, lamb chops with mint pesto, veggies, and other goodies.
3.Favorite in fashion –
Stitch Fix arrived the other day and I love the dress they included (bottom left) – but returned the rest.
4.Favorite for my small biz –
I sent a bundle to a blogger to review and she took such amazing pictures and did a wonderful job breaking down what is in the nursing bundle of goodies I sent along. I mean seriously, could her baby be anymore perfect?
5.Favorite from the week –
The husband got a new car Check out this beauty-
TGIF and happy April! What’s new with you?
It’s Fri-yay! Here is a quick run down of this week’s favorites!
1.Favorite in subscription boxes –
One of my favorite boxes is definitely PopSugar Must Have (you can sign up and get $5 off with code April5 here). The watch is perfect for spring, we actually just ran out of toothpaste so that’ll come in handy, and I love tassels. The only thing I don’t really LOVE is the govino – carafe and cup set. I usually just drink out of tumblers or glasses at home and don’t really need a plastic carafe and cup by my bedside, as they suggest.
2.Favorite in food –
The husband has been on a soup making spree and this is one of my favorites, alongside steak, kale, green beans, and rice. The soup is a tomato based soup with chickpeas, zucchini, green beans, carrots, celery, cabbage and other veggies thrown together with parmesan cheese on top (similar version here).
3. Favorite in fashion –
I may or may not have a dress obsession and Old Navy is having a major sale right now with dresses as low as $15.
This is my favorite one: FIT & FLARE JERSEY DRESS FOR WOMEN
4.Favorite in drinks –
I am thankful to sponsors who not only invest time and $ into getting an ad on here, but also introduce me to new brands and products. Shout out to Drinkware Essentials, who offer “mugs that are 100% solid copper, handcrafted by artisans who take pride in their craftsmanship and put a laser focus on quality and detail.” These cups are just perfect for Moscow Mule’s this spring (recipe here)!
5. Favorite in photos –
You know one of my favorite things is to take photos…especially of food! This picture (that you may have already seen on Instagram) of scorpion bowls and pu pu platters at Tiki Island, from a recent dinner out, with the husband and his cousin along with the cousin’s fiance, came out so cool.
It almost looks like the straw is on fire!
Have a good, Good Friday ya’ll, and be sure to share what YOUR favorites are!
Time for another run down of this week’s favorites!
1. Favorite in restaurants:
Sometimes I get the biggest chicken parm and pasta craving ever! I think it is from living in the North End and having a million restaurants two steps from my door. We went on a little family trip to Pasta Market and that is exactly what I ordered! Plus you can’t beat Italian food leftovers the next day!
2. Favorite in shopping –
I’ve been shopping up a storm online again on where else…Zulily !
Here are a few things on the way….
3.Favorite in subscription boxes –
I got my next Stitch Fix! I haven’t LOVED the boxes lately but I did get a scarf out of this box, with a fun pattern and tassels that I probably wouldn’t have picked out myself, but definitely adds color to my black and grey winter wardrobe.
4. Favorite photo –
The Valentine’s day flowers I got from the husband were off the charts gorgeous. When he gave them to me they were only half in bloom and the rest ready to burst so it was nice they lasted awhile and were such gorgeous lilies.
5. Favorite in entertainment –
It is the last season of American Idol! I really stopped watching it for a bit and was more into The Voice, but I decided to check out the last season and so far so good. My favorites right now are Mackenzie and Tristan. Anyone else been watching??
That’s all for now, on this snowy day in Boston! TGIF! What about you; what are this weeks favorites?
Raise your hand if you are excited for the Oscar’s tonight! I love the fashion and although I have barely seen any of the movies, I still make a point to watch some of it. We had a work Oscars potluck lunch and I wanted to pop in and share what I brought.
There is a movie up for best picture: Brooklyn. The summary is: “an Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.”
This movie got me thinking…when I think Irish, I think corned beef! And what is more New York then a deli? And there you have it, the perfect addition to the Oscar party spread, incorporating both an Irish favorite AND New York style cuisine. I perused never-ending Reuben recipes online and there were dips and breads galore, but I went the simple route!
I used the following recipe from Hellmanns.com. The ony thing I did differently was I made three sandwiches instead of two and cut them into bigger squares/pieces! And I cut out printable signs from here and put pickle slices on some of the toothpicks, that didn’t have the flag printable. Truth be told I have not seen the movie…yet! Check out the recipe below….
MINI REUBEN SKEWERS WITH DIPPING SAUCE
- SERVES: 20
- PREP TIME: 10 min
- 1/3 cup Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup Thousand Island dressing
- 1 can (8 oz.) sauerkraut, drained and coarsely chopped
- 4 slices rye bread, crust removed
- 8 ounces sliced Swiss cheese
- 8 ounces sliced cooked corned beef or pastrami
- Combine Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise, dressing and sauerkraut in medium bowl; set aside.
- Evenly top 2 bread slices with cheese, corned beef, then remaining bread. Cut each sandwich into 20 cubes and secure with wooden toothpicks. Serve with dipping sauce.
There were a few more fun ideas at the party. Brie cheese and crackers, inspired by the actress Brie Larson in the movie “Room,” buffalo chicken sliders – a play on words from the buffalo Leonardo eats in the movie “Revenant,” cupcakes dazzled up with glitter sprinkles for “Cinderella,” and sushi for the movie “Inside Out.”
May the best picture win!
We kicked off the morning on the couch watching National Geographic channel, with banana bread (recipe here), mimosas, and bacon for brunch. It is zero degrees (YIKES!) so I wouldn’t have it any other way! But I have tonight on my mind including DESSERT! Here are a few ideas for the procrastinators (like us!) with a v-day sweet tooth.
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Time for another run down of this week’s favorites!
1.Favorite in fashion –
I found a funky new necklace on Rue La La that I HAD to order.
The Cate & Chloe 14K & Silver Plated Necklace. I love that it is adjustable so you can wear it long or short plus gold and silver, so you can wear it with any earrings and accessories. It was half off, so a good deal too – usually $70, it was $35 including shipping.
2.Favorite in subscription boxes –
Another month, another amazing pop sugar must have box! The February box does not disappoint! Here is the insert with the contents:
It has Victoria’s Secret socks, gift card, and lotion. Plus a cookie mix, heart scarf, cleansing balm, an arrow ring, along with a “hello beautiful” glass small tray. The scarf is long and soft and the cookie mix comes with pink sugar to make heart valentine’s day cookies, so I’d say those are my two favorite things in the box so far! Get your own here and get $5 off with code Refer5.
3.Favorite in food –
We got hooked up with lobsters, compliments of the husbands parents – who had bought a few in celebration of the grandparents anniversary! We had lobster with butter sauce, mashed potatoes, and greens, for dinner the other night, and it really hit the spot.
4.Favorite in restaurants –
A major junk food craving kicked in last week and I tried a new-to-me restaurant/take-out, burger joint called Smashburger. I went with their “CLASSIC SMASH™- burger with American cheese, Smash Sauce, ketchup, lettuce, tomato, pickles & onion on an egg bun,” spicy buffalo fries with ranch, and an oreo milk shake. I only had half the shake and half the burger but the fries on the other hand were addicting and I finished ’em!
Did you watch any of the puppy bowl? Can’t. Handle. the Cuteness.
TGIF and have a great V-Day weekend, if you celebrate
Happy Super Bowl Sunday! If you have been around here for awhile, you know I am no football fanatic. But that doesn’t mean I can’t daydream about junk food and trying new recipes and big parties, and tune in for the half time show and flip over to the puppy bowl!
Here are a few recipes I pinned to my small biz pinterest page, that I am drooling over.
What are you doing tonight – a house party? a visit to a restaurant/bar ? or is it a regular old Sunday, like me?
Also check out my past Super Bowl posts:
Thanks for all the comments recently – I love when you guys comment, even when they are silly or random, ha! Then I know it’s worth writing and sharing a small piece of my life with ya’ll, so please do continue to say hi!
I know I haven’t written as much as usual. I am not really sure why. The winter blues? Stressed about my mom (she has Parkinson’s disease and isn’t getting the proper care she needs; long story.)? Busy with the small biz…Yes. Preoccupied with working my “day job,” yes. Trying for a baby with no luck yet, yup. Anyways, here I am on this snowy day in Boston, and here is what I am loving lately!
1. Favorite in subscription boxes –
My February Stitch Fix was filled with some fun pieces. BUT I still am yet to keep the whole box (boo!)! As a recap to how it works, you pay a styling fee ($20). Get 5 items shipped each month, styled for you based on your size and fashion sense. You choose to keep the whole box, for a discount. Or pay for each item you keep individually, and return what you don’t like. Here is what came…
I kept this beauty – I figure it is versatile for winter and spring, a pattern and color I wouldn’t normal pick out, and flattering too!
2. Favorite in food –
I am trying to incorporate healthier eats into my diet lately and have found some brands/products I am really lovin.
3. Favorite in entertainment –
I have been obsessed with a Bravo TV show, Girlfriends Guide to Divorce. I had a marathon of episodes from season 1 and 2 and am now caught up. It is like Sex in the City where there is a group of girls that are friends and dealing with different issues and milestones like divorces, pregnancies, etc, and the star is a writer, working on her next book, while you guessed it, trying to navigate a divorce.
4. Favorite in drinks –
New favorite drink! If you like orange soda, you will love Henry’s. If you follow me on Instagram, you saw my post last night, lovin the new spiked drink. It is not the kind of thing I could drink a whole six pack of, but it is really good!
5. Favorite from the wedding –
We finally got some of the thank you cards out in the mail, from last summers wedding! They matched the invitations from Wedding Paper Divas. We still have more thank you cards to send, a few gifts that need to be packed away since we have no room to use them in this apartment (mostly kitchen stuff), and I still need to bring my dress to get preserved. Slowly but surely, we will!
That’s all for now! What about you; any favorites from the week?
Time for my first favorites post of 2016!
First off, Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great holiday season! I can’t wait to back-track and share some pics from Christmas but for now, here is what I am loving lately!
1. Favorite in subscription boxes –
My January Stitch Fix was pretty spot on as to what my style is! BUT I still am yet to keep the whole box! If you are not familiar, you pay a styling fee. Get 5 items shipped each month. You choose to keep the whole box, for a discount. Or pay for each item you keep individually, and return what you don’t like. Here is what came…
A striped dress, tassel necklace, burgundy cardigan, burgundy dress/tunic, and a grey dress.
2.Favorite in freebies-
Thanks to Influenster, I got a gift box filled with St. Ives products to test out including an oatmeal scrub, pear body lotion, and citrus body wash! With the cold weather, my skin NEEDS the lotion, so that is my favorite item in the box so far.
3.Favorite in food-
For the holidays, my boss took me out for lunch to commemorate the end of a successful year and to enjoy ourselves and get out of the office at Christmas time. I chose Post 390 in the Back Bay, in downtown Boston for us to go. The Greek Salad with Steak was really delicious (as it should be for $25 for a salad, ha!) The steak was cooked perfectly and served on top of a baguette, and as you can see, a hearty portion. And the salad was fresh and crisp with no shortage of feta cheese! So much fun!
4. Favorite in beauty-
Have you seen Target’s beauty boxes? They are a combo of full size and sample items, featuring brands that Target carries. They have a pretty good discount – anywhere from $25 to $50 worth of products for $5-$10! I picked up a couple men’s versions for Christmas for the hubby and his brother. And then I bought myself one! I got this version which is now sold out, with my standouts being the mascara, lotion, and eye shadow!
5.Favorite in fashion –
Since snowy days are just around the corner, I bought myself a new pair of boots: called Khombu Annie! Only $50, lined with fur, water and snow proof, and actually quite stylish! I love the quilted pattern and the tassel shoe laces. It will make things just a tiny bit more bearable on the next messy, wet day!
That’s all for now, TGIF! Again, Happy New Year! Be sure to share what YOU have been up to in the comments, let me know anything you want me to post about, and anything else – I appreciate you keeping up with this little blog
*I am linking up with Life in Legging for Friday Favorites.