Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Will you be my bridesmaid?

My BFF Laura, who lives all the way in California just got engaged. Its about stinkin time since they have been dating for 7 years. Anyway, I love her and her fiancée to death and am so happy for them.

Imagine my surprise when I got this awesome little package in the mail. So, let me set this up for you. I had just gotten home from Hawaii. 15 hours of flying, 3 hours in a car, super tired and jet lagged. I knew Laura was sending me my birthday gift and couldn't wait to get it. So when I saw 2 packages waiting for me I was stoked. I opened my awesome scarf first. It is an orange and white chevron scarf with my initials monogrammed in burgundy. Best Hokie scarf ever!

So I opened my second box. I was like "what the heck is this?" When I opened it, and saw the wine bottle, ring pop, and the note on the box, I got all teary. I felt like I was getting proposed to. It made me feel better from my tiring trip. After I had time to get all excited and text Laura, I had an epiphany... I am going to be the oldest bridesmaid ever! I was reassured by the bride that I will always be 29 to her. That made me feel a little better!

Anyway, this is such a cool idea that I had to share. I loved it. She sent them out to all of the bridal party. We are all on the east coast so it was pretty special.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The All American Mushroom

I have found the perfect recipe for stuffed mushrooms. Seriously they are to die for! I have yet to have anyone who doesn’t like these and the best thing is that they are super simple to make with almost no prep time! Even My boyfriend Mike liked these and trust me he doesn’t eat stuffed mushrooms…. With that being said here it is I hope you love them as much as I do…. (Side note, sometimes when we make them at home and not for guests I like to add extra hot sauce, the extra kick is nice)


·         1 (8 oz.) Cream cheese softened

·         ½ cup Parmesan cheese

·         1 Clove Garlic Crushed

·         Dash of Tabasco

·         1 lbs. Fresh mushrooms, stems removed

How to:

Blend Cream Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, Garlic and Tabasco to a smooth consistency. Wash and de-stem mushrooms then stuff with mixture and place in baking dish cover and refrigerate for several hours.  Bake at 350 for 10 min then broil until cheese in lightly brown.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Bare Escentuals Daily Eyes

My bosses went to Las Vegas for a hair show and brought me back this amazing Bare Escentual boxed set. It has an eyeshadow for each day of the week. Soooo cool! I was psyched to try them out, and they were fabulous! I use all Bare Escentuals make up anyway so I was all about this.

Here they are in daily order!





What's cool is that all of these colors, as different as they are totally go with my hazel eyes. Of course, some are more flattering than others. But it goes to show that you can wear any color!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Twine and felt wreath

I was definitely feeling the late winter/early spring blahs the other day. It is hard to decorate outdoors when the wind is still whipping and it is snowing. I thought I would brighten my front door with a new wreath. All of you know how this girl loves making wreaths, right?

I have seen these wreaths all around and thought I would make my own with a twist. The materials were easy enough, foam wreath, twine, felt and glue gun. I like the twine better than the yarn version because I thought it would make it more durable and rustic.

I attached the twine to the wreath with glue and wrapped the twine all around the wreath until everything was covered. I glued every so often to make sure it stayed attached. After that was completed, I began working on the flowers. I cut circles in various sizes with 6 different colors of felt. Then I just layered the felt until it looked like a cute flower and the color combo was good.

Then glue the flowers on the wreath. You can do as many or as few as you like. There are no rules. I attached another piece of twine to the top to hang the wreath. Soooo simple, and cute! Take that expensive wreaths from the store!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Broken Makeup Magic




We have all had our favorite makeup fall off the shelf or bust in our makeup bag…and want to cry because that shade of blush or eye shadow doesn’t get made anymore. You think to yourself how can I save my “JUST TO DIE FOR TEAL” shadow? Well I broke my Bare Minerals (If you haven’t tried the new pressed powder DO!!! It’s so much less mess with awesome coverage) compact the other day and well to put it mildly I’m cheap and didn’t want to spend the money on a new one just yet.


Recently on Pinterest I have been seeing how easy it is to fix any broken compact/ shadow/ blush. So I decided I would give it a shot. First I broke down all the already broken pieces into a fine powder. I used the handle of my kabuki brush to do this. Then I added a few drops of alcohol, be sure not to add too much or it will become runny and messy in the next step. I used alcohol because it evaporates and leaves the compact clean where water could produce fungus, causing breakouts. Next I covered the compact with plastic and pressed down with a quarter to flatten and compact the powder back down.


Tada! Now I can carry it my makeup bag again without making a mess and I saved myself from having to pick up a new compact!!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Perfect Brows


We always want the perfect eyebrows and we have it ingrained that our eyebrows should always start at the edge of our nose and end at the edge of our eye.  Well I have found this awesome YouTube that will change the way you wax/pluck/thread FOREVER!  Check it out!!




Sunday, March 24, 2013

Kin's manly meatloaf

My husband, Kin, loves him some meatloaf. He is always searching for the perfect recipe. After many years of trying out recipes and tweaking them, he decided to make his own. I think he has it perfected so I thought I would share.


  • 1 lb ground deer meat
  • 1 lb ground sirloin
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • A couple pinches of sea salt
  • 4-5 shakes black pepper
  • 1/2  of a fresh green pepper- diced
  • 3-4 shakes oregano
  • 1/2 of a small fresh onion- diced
  • 1/2 jar or mushrooms
  • 1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup marinara sauce

Heat skillet and put onion, green pepper and a tablespoon of olive oil. Heat onion and green pepper until soft, remove from heat and let cool.

Mix all ingredients (except marinara sauce) in large bowl, shape into a loaf and place in casserole dish.

Bake at 350 for one hour. Remove from oven and soak up excess grease and fluid. Pour marinara sauce over loaf until covered. Bake for additional 15 minutes.