Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Pretty in Purple

Trying to figure out somewhere fancy to go so I can recreate this makeup look Naya Rivera had for her 25th birthday party. Love the purpley-pink lip. Off to try to find a similar lipstick.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Hair Crush

You may remember this post when I talked about ombre hair vs. face framing highlights.  Well, I ended up getting just one color, so my hair looks like this.

But after seeing these pics of Kate Beckinsale's hair, I am again thinking about going ombre.



Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Comfort Food

Now that its finally starting to get cold in North Carolina, I love eating chili.  I decided to try to make my own chili from scratch, and I must say it turned out pretty good.  I got this recipe from google, but can't remember which site.  

2 lbs ground beef/chuck
1 cup chopped onion
1 green pepper, chopped
2-3 ribs celery, chopped
1 large (28oz) can crushed tomatoes
1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
2 cans kidney or pinto beans, drained (I used kidney beans)
1 tsp pepper
3 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic salt ( I used garlic powder)
cayenne pepper to taste

 Brown ground beef in skillet and drain well.  Combine all ingredients in slow cooker.

Cook for 7-8 hrs on low.  I cooked mine for 7 hours and it was perfect.

I added a little bit of shredded cheese on top and served with some saltines. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Guilty Pleasure

I have a confession to make.  I am currently obsessing over the show Pretty Little Liars.  I started watching it on demand over the summer and got hooked.   I don't know what's worse: to be so engrossed in a late teen/20 something drama in my 30s (gasp, how is that possible?) or the fact that I was a teen/20something fan of the parents of these girls (gasp, how is that possible!!)

I love the individual style of each character.





Anyone else hooked on this show?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tardy for the Party

I want to thank Kelly from Busy in Kindergarten for awarding me with the Liebster award.  Thank you so much Kelly for following my blog, and thinking about me for this award.  Sorry that I am so late on this (about 3 weeks), hence the title of this post.  Not sure how your comment got past me. 

Anyway, the Liebster Award spotlights up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers. Here are the rules:
  1. copy and paste the award on your blog
  2. thank the giver and link back to them
  3. reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog
  4. hope that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers
Now, all of the blogs I follow have over 200 followers, so if you visit my blog and have your own blog with less than that, leave a comment below so we can link up.

And thanks so much to those of you who visit this blog everyday. Now go check out Kelly's blog, and don't forget to leave a comment.

And I hope I didn't get Kim's song stuck in your head, because its definitely stuck in mine.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Mellow Yellow

I hope everyone had a great holiday season.  Between the holidays and work, I have been running around like crazy.  I am happy to say that I got a new camera, and an iphone 4s, so my blog pictures will be much better quality.

While shopping the after Christmas sales, I have been gravitating to the yellows in the stores.  After seeing the color in at least 3 stores, its safe to say that it will be a big color for the spring.  I am usually not a big fan of yellow on me because I have a yellow undertone, but I had to pick these two up.
New York & Co. $39.95

New York & Co. $39.95

I loved these looks in the store, so may go back for these

The Limited $59.90

The Limited $49.90

The Limited $32.90

The Limited $34.90

Express $59.90

Express $79.90

Anyone else hopping on the yellow trend?