Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Scenes from the Weekend

Hi Everyone! Hope you had a great long holiday weekend! We had our friends SGS & BS in town from DC! Unfortunately, I only have a few pictures from the weekend because a certain 10 month old broke my iPhone (for the 3rd time.) Looks like I need to get one of those massive, durable, Navy Seal cases otherwise nothing will stop this little man of destruction.

Little man's first pair of overalls!

Storm rolling in on Friday

Grabbing lunch with Dad on Friday afternoon!

Saturday brunch at Down House

SGS in Houston!

BS and baby Jack

Down House Blood Mary (served with a beer shot)

Saturday night at Brasserie 19

Sunday morning breakfast at Tiny Boxwoods


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Everything But the Kitchen Sink

Hey Everyone- I have a super yummy dish for you! This is a great meal because it is easy and you can switch up the ingredients with what you have on hand. Below is what I did:

2 Chicken Breasts
3 Ears of Corn (remove kernels from the cob)
2 Handfuls of Fresh Spinach
1 Cup of Chopped Tomatoes
1/2 Cucumber, chopped
1 Cup of Cooked Orzo
2 Lemons
1 Tablespoon of Crushed Garlic
1 Avocado, cut into chunks
Red Onion

Juice from 2 Lemons
1/2 Cup of Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons of Crushed Garlic
1 Tablespoon of Black Pepper
1 Tablespoon of Salt

Put Marinade Ingredients into a plastic bag with the chicken and marinate for 1-2 hours

Pack n' Play is a lifesaver when Mama is cooking!

Husk the corn

Stand corn upright in a large bowl and cut kernels off with a knife

Melt 1 Tablespoon of Butter in a sauté pan

1 Teaspoon of Pepper and 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt to corn

Remove chicken from fridge 20 minutes before you start cooking

Once butter has melted, add corn and cook for 15 minutes on medium heat

Add Asparagus to the pan

Cook Orzo and chop up these ingredients and add to bowl

Add Spinach to the bowl (the cooked orzo will wilt the spinach)

Add everything to the bowl and add 1/4 cup of Red Wine Vinegar & 1/4 cup of olive oil to bowl and mix

Enjoy! (You can also add feta to this!)


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

66th Primetime Emmys Fashion Roundup

I love award shows. Not really for the show itself but for the red carpet! I get comfy on the couch and let the judging begin! Poor BS...all he hears is  "OMG, I loooove that" or "Ew! WTF was she thinking!?" and so on and so on. This year it was all about RED. I love me a red dress. It's screams sexy, confident. Love it! Below are a few of my favorite looks of the night, followed by my top least favorite.

Sarah Hyland in Christian Siriano

Heidi Klum in Zac Posen

Giuliana Rancic in Gustavo Cadile

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Carolina Herrera

Kristen Wigg in Vera Wang

Julianne Hough in DSquared

Samira Wiley in Christian Siriano 

Julia Roberts in Elie Saab Couture

Lizzy Kaplan in Donna Karen Atelier

Zoey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta

Now for the not so favorite...