Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Showered With Trends

Hey guys! Sorry I have been MIA, I've been so busy with my new job, and my old job (Yes I am working 7 days a week- so at least 50 hours aweek.  I don't know how I am alive.  & I have been going to the gym, so I am like an energizer bunny running all over the place. 

So this week I decided I wanted to Shower you with some trends.

First of all, I love getting a manicure, but with all the hours I am putting into working during the week really kills my time to pamper myself with a manicure.  So I have to come up with ways to do it myself, without the ( $30 per 2 week cost)  So now I can do my manicures whenever I want for only $6-8. SO MUCH of a difference.  Here are a few of the new nail trends I'd love to share with you.

1)  Caviar nails.

2) Magnetic Nails

3) Blend-Gradient nails

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4)Tape nail-design
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Next time,  the how to's on these nail trends =)

stay tuned xoxo


Friday, June 1, 2012

Showered With Recipes!

Hey blogger world! Sorry I have been MIA for a few days, *ish* just got CRAy at our townhome.  We are having new roomies move in this weekend and had to clean and move furniture and get rid of a ton of what was left by our old roomies.  So its been a little hectic but I finally got to get back on Bloggin again =) and I can't wait to share my new recipe!  Today I am going to share with you a FABULOUS must try- EASY ( who doesn't like easy) Recipe for Pasta.  I modified the recipe I got from The Pioneer Woman.  It is quick, easy, and you can use items you already have in your kitchen. Which is sooo helpful!  The ingredients I used (serves 2-3 people, I like leftovers =)):
  • 1 can diced tomatoes ( do not drain !) -- {I used target brand- and got the roasted garlic and onion flavor..yum!}
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream {I used target brand}
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil {Kirkland-Costco}
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth  {if desired}
  • 1/2 Onion { I used white}
  • 3 cloves Garlic {diced and minced myself}
  • Pasta Noodles {I used spaghetti}
  • 1-2 cups ( or whatever desired-- i love artichoke)Artichoke hearts {I used Kirkland-Costco}
Step 1: Cook pasta, I added salt to the water to add some flavvaaa!
Step 2: In a skillet, melt butter and olive oil over medium heat.  Add onions      and  garlic till sauteed ( usually around 2-3 minutes)
Step 3:  Add the artichoke hearts & diced tomatoes (not drained) . Stir and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Stir in whipping cream {might not need the whole 1 cup depending on how thick it becomes} and chicken broth. Add some salt and pepper to taste (do not undersalt!) { I also added some garlic powder for some more flavor.. not too much.. not too little} Cook over low heat until heated through, then turn off heat.

Place the drained pasta in a large bowl. Sprinkle with 1 cup Parmesan. Pour some sauce over the top. Add some more parmesan, and more sauce if you'd like!  And VoilĂ ! You made yourself a super easy-quick dish that you and your family/friends are sure to enjoy!

{ I also served dinner with a small salad and garlic cheese bread-- I couldn't resist =) }
Let me know if you try this recipe and if you modified it in any way!
Until Next time!