Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wordless Wednesday





Friday, November 14, 2014

Whole Foods Sushi & Prepared Food to go.



 

Just writing this is making me hungry! A few weeks ago I stopped by Whole Foods on Shelbyville, Rd., and as usual their sushi never fails. Their salmon is always fresh and soft (there's only one other restaurant here in town that serves their salmon nigiri as delicious as Whole Foods, but since Whole Foods is the closer option, that's where I tend to go.).

 

Aside from their Salmon nigiri, their spicy Shrimp Tempura rolls are awesome. I've tried to make their spicy sauce at home, but its always a fail! I wonder what they put in it, I didn't see anything different in their ingredient list...


They also had a sale in their seafood section for "to-go" foods. They had Lox bagels (and others) for 2 for $5 (which is a total steal! You didn't need to purchase both to get the deal.). They also had these delicious smoked sweet salmon (jerky type food???) for about $7 a package. I didn't feel like purchasing  more food than I needed, but that dish is amazing. I wish I would've taken photos, I will the next time I go. As much as I love fast food, (Fries anyone?) I do like knowing that I can stop in a grab something quick to go. My only complaint, is that I wish Whole Foods served more than just Tuna & Salmon in their sushi. 

What are your favorite to go foods?

Whole Foods
4944 Shelbyville rd
Louisville, Ky 40207
 (502) 899-5545 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Forever 21 Boots

 
For the past two winter & fall seasons, I wore my favorite pair of quilted forever 21 boots. Unfortunately, the heel broke, so I had to go hunting for some new ones. Considering that I only paid 24.99 for them, I thought that was a pretty good deal! I was so bummed out that they broke (more so because I really loved them), but seeing as they lasted that long, I figured I'd start at Forever21 again.

 

These are the exact pair I purchased. They are available in black and chestnut, I personally love the chestnut color. They're easy to slide on (they have the little grips on top.), and look great with skinny jeans.


 

They have a pretty good selection of boots available now, I found a pair of faux suede ones that looked cute. (If I wasn't worried about scuffing that fabric up, I probably would've purchased these as well.)

Hopefully these last as long (if not longer) than my old pair. But for $30 (and wearing these quite frequently), I think its a pretty good bargain.

What style are you wearing this season?
 



Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Holiday Ideas: Introducing EVOLUTIONMAN, Pine & Plastic Kit!

 


I don't know about you guys, but knowing that there's only a handful of weeks until Christmas, is already giving me anxiety! My hardest person to shop for? My husband *hands down*.

For the holiday season, EVOLUTIONMAN teamed up with Pine & Plastic (and Chicago design company), and came up with these holiday kits that include one of kind hand-made, hand-painted, & hand-sewn  Passenger Pouches. (My husband would've loved to have something like this when he was traveling back and forth to Chicago.)

Per the Website, Each Holiday Kit contains:

"• EVOLUTIONMAN NU NOIR Face & Body Wash is a combination of skin conditioners and ultra-pure Glycolic Acid blended with Salicylic Acid to sweep away dirt and debris. PH balanced to increase overall skin radiance, Nu Noir also minimizes pores and the appearance of fine lines.

• EVOLUTIONMAN Moisture Protect SPF 20 (Oil Free) is the ultimate moisturizer to condition and protect skin. Chock-full of antioxidants, Moisture protect not only leaves the skin hydrated and invigorated, it also helps to reduce fine lines and promotes elasticity.

• Pine & Plastic is a Chicago-based company that creates customizable city totes that are both functional and fashionable. Working primarily with local businesses and materials, Pine & Plastic totes are handmade and one-of-a-kind. Born out of a recognition for the need for modern, functional totes that maintain a sense of modern design, Pine & Plastic is the perfect complement to EVOLUTIONMAN products."

This unique gift, has a value of $106.50, and is being sold for only $89.50 on their website, and is available at select Urban Outfitters as well. :-)

I'll be checking them out for sure! Have you tried EVOLUTIONMAN products before?



Monday, November 3, 2014

Dia de los Muertos Wall Decor DIY

Along with our cake, I thought it would be fun to hang some skeleton frames around! I love decorating for the holidays, but I stick to very neutral colors so that it matches with everything in our living room<3

I picked up these canvas boards in a set, a while ago for my sil's bridal shower.




I also grabbed these cute wood cut outs. I was happy that they were raw wood, and not dyed black or white.


 


I spray painted the purple canvas boards black, and just hot glued the wooden cut outs on top. SO EASY! 



I'll probably do something similar for Christmas. Maybe gold and white? Wheels are turning for Thanksgiving and Christmas decor!

Did you do any fun activities for Dia de los Muertos or Halloween?




Thursday, October 30, 2014

Dia De Los Muertos Cake DIY

For Dia de los Muertos, I decided to do a few activities with our boys. One of them was to make a quick an easy 2 ingredient pumpkin cake!



 

First, I used our favorite baking mix (Pillsbury Classic Yellow) and mixed it in a bowl with 1 can of pumpkin puree. I also added a few dashes of pumpkin spice seasoning.

 

I purchased this skeleton cake mold from Krogers, washed it, and lubricated it with butter. I poured the batter into the mold, and placed it into a preheated oven of 350 degrees Fahrenheit. I cooked it for about 30 minutes (cook according to the box instructions.)


Once it was completely cooked and cooled, we decorated! (the boys' favorite part). Funfetti is by far our favorite icing, I used it along with cake mate writing icing.


I frosted the cake with the vanilla icing, and then we decorated it with the gel little squeeze tubes. 


This was our finished product (the boys later sprinkled sprinkles all over the cake!). It was so delicious, the cake was super moist!

I can't wait to use the pumpkin puree mixed with the boxed cake mix again. I'll probably experiment with other canned fruit purees for easy cakes!

Have you ever made a pumpkin cake?

Monday, October 27, 2014

c. Booth Review: Mimosa Honeysuckle Body Souffle & Honey Almond Dry Oil Mist

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{About $7 at TJMaxx}

Walking around TJMaxx, I came across this body lotion and dry oil. I've been looking everywhere for lotions that are either honeysuckle, peony, or Jasmine scented. My favorite hand lotion was discontinued, so these scents have been on my scavenger list for a while.



The Mimosa Honeysuckle body souffle is wonderful. I *love*love*love* the scent of this lotion. It smells exactly like honeysuckle (some lotions can be labeled a scent, and it smells nothing like it!), and reminds me of the deeply scented honeysuckle candles from a very popular company of bath & body products.

It feels great on my skin, it is very moisturizing, and it absorbs very well. (I usually like to put lotions and oils on right after a shower, while my skin is still very damp. It helps it absorb better, and you don't feel like its just sitting on top of your skin.)

 
{About $5 TJMaxx}

The Honey Almond Nourishing Dry Oil Mist is my favorite of the two. I typically love odd sweet scents, like Popcorn, Caramel, Cucakes etc. If you love those types of scents, this one is for you. This dry oil mist absorbs great into the skin, and has a wonderful sweet smell. It says honey almonds, and it almost reminds me (slightly) of the roasted sweet almonds you get at amusement parks. Not the burnt notes at all, but more of a deep vanilla/almond scent. I love it! When you spray it, it is indeed a very fine mist, not heavy at all. I've already received a few compliments while wearing it, so I know I'm not the only one that thinks it smells good lol.

I was pleasantly surprised to find this available it Walmart on my last shopping trip. (Although, I did pick this one up at TJMaxx for a bit cheaper.)

Have you tried c. Booth before? I want to say that I had heard of this company before, but I'm not sure that I have. I'm glad that I found it at TJMaxx, and plan on ordering more when from the actual c. Booth site in the future.