Archive | March, 2011

Thrifty Thursday Week 5-Tangerine Dream

31 Mar

Thrifty Thursday Week 5: Tangerine Dream

It’s week 5 of Thrifty Thursday and this week I was searching for color! Oh, glorious Orange, such a great color. Orange makes you feel like you have a tan, even when you don’t and the big floppy hat  is a trendy hit this season. I put these two items together and presto, a tangerine dream!

This week I spent $14.50, not too shabby!

Thrifted Ann Taylor sundress $8

Wide brim floppy hat (Forever 21) $6.50

It’s all about the color ladies, be Bold and Beautiful:)



NYC Subway Style!

29 Mar

My husband recently visited the big Apple on a short business trip. Even though it was a short trip, being the awesome husband that he is, he made time to seek out the perfect souvenir for me. Check out this NYC subway map bag, love the colors, love the size and it makes me feel so citified when I carry it!

I could not find this particular bag online, but I did find a cool shop that carries a line of NYC subway merchandise



Super Sweet Southern Breakfast: Pecan Pie Stuffed French Toast

28 Mar

Pecan Pie Stuffed French Toast

So if your feeling naughty this morning, you can make this super sweet and sinful pecan pie stuffed French toast. This stuff is loaded with nuts, butter and sugar and is so sweet, I couldn’t finish but one triangle, but now I will be sweet all day long…LOL!


1 stick (1/2 cup) butter

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1 loaf (16 ounces) Pepperidge Farm® Cinnamon Swirl Bread (16 slices)

1 cup milk

2 egg

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoon vanilla extract

confectioners’ sugar

Note: I used (4) pieces of bread for two sandwiches, so I only used 1 egg and 1/2 cup of milk, but you can just adjust accordingly  for the amount of servings that you are making.


Heat the oven to 350°F.
Heat the butter and brown sugar in a 1-quart saucepan over medium heat to a boil. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the pecans. Lightly grease a baking sheet with additional butter. Place the bread slices onto the baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes or until the bread slices are lightly toasted on both sides.

Beat the milk, eggs, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in a medium bowl with a fork or whisk.  Dip 8 bread slices into the milk mixture and place onto a baking sheet. Spread about 1 tablespoon pecan mixture onto each dipped bread slice. Dip the remaining bread slices into the milk mixture and place over the pecan mixture to form sandwiches.

Bake for 20 minutes or until the sandwiches are lightly browned.  Sprinkle with the confectioners’ sugar.

Happy sugar rush!



Thrifty Thursday Week 4: Island Girl

24 Mar

Thrifty Thursday Week 4-Island Girl

It’s week 4 of Thrifty Thursday and I call this look- Island Girl. I spotted these neat and super comfy little brown gauchos that tie up on the side and thought that I would pair them with this light and airy crocheted and cotton shirt.

The bracelets however are not thrift…I saw this bark roll at Jo-Ann Fabrics and have been wanting to make a bracelet out of it, so in the pic I am wearing my super easy and interesting Bark Wonder Woman bracelets.

Bark Roll (find it at Jo-Ann Fabrics)

Cut to wrist length, leave enough room to glue on velcro tabs

Now you're ready to Rock that Bark Bracelet!

So here’s this weeks breakdown:

Thrifty Thursday Week 4- Island Girl

New York and Company shirt $3

Brown tie up gauchos                  $3

Supplies to make bark bracelet $7

Grand Total = $13.00

It was another fun week putting together a thrifty outfit! Have you tried thrifting yet? Let me know what you’ve found!

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What’s on the Menu Wednesday!

23 Mar

I love that show on the cooking channel, Food(ography) with Mo Rocca. Last night they did a segment on the website, where you can get a ton of great recipes and menu ideas. So in this segment of food(ography)  they featured a recipe for lasagna cupcakes… intriguing! So it’s lasagna in a muffin tin,  using wonton wrappers instead of noodles. This is an absolutely cute, fun, and easy idea for dinner or would be awesome as a party appetizer!


Lasagna Cupcakes..Ahh aren't they cute:)

Also, since they are already portioned out, it works out great if you’re trying to watch your weight. I know every time I make lasagna in a pan, I always end up putting a huge portion on the plates. Apparently, I lack self-control or my utensils are too big. Yes, that’s it, I think!

So that’s what’s on the menu for tonight, lasagna cupcakes and caesar salad….YUM!!



Coffee, drink it then smear it on your face!

22 Mar

As I was drinking my coffee this morning, I started thinking to myself, what else can I do with coffee besides drink it. Well, I can smear it on my face, that’s what!

Mix your morning coffee grounds with an egg white. Smear it all over your face avoiding your eyes and wait for it to dry then wash it off.



Voila! Instant tight glowey skin:)



S’mores and Swimsuits

21 Mar

Waking up to s’mores sounds pretty good to me! Yay, for Breakfast on the go s’mores,  which I found yesterday at the store.

These things are darn delicious! They are a little higher in calories than I would normally like for breakfast weighing in at 200 calories and 10 grams of fat for the pack,  but on the plus side these things are super filling.

Sweet and easy…how can you go wrong!

Also, I just found the answer to my swimsuit prayers. The “monokini” covers me up in just the right places. I hate my front, but love my back and this suit I got from Forever 21 is the bomb!!!

The only dilemma here is that I may not be able to wear this suit if I eat too many of these tasty s’mores:)

Oh well…C’est La Vie!



Thrifty Thursday Week 3: Designer on A Dime

17 Mar

Thrifty Thursday Week 3: Designer on A Dime

It’s Week three of Thrifty Thursday!

If you skip Starbucks today you could have a uber chic and feminine designer on a dime look! Looky, what I lucked (Happy Patty’s) up on this week at a local thrift!

Ann Taylor blue cap sleeve shirt  $2.00

Nanette Lepore polka dot couture skirt  $3.00 (retail 300.00)

Map of Switzerland Purse    $1.00


Grand total: $5.00 (and the crowd goes wild)

get thrifty..look nifty:)



Want it Wednesday: Lime Crime Makeup

16 Mar

Dragon Scales by Lime Crime

Lime Crime is an awesome makeup line developed by this incredibly cool and unique chick named Doe Deere! I need a cool name like that. Anyhoo, I have had this site bookmarked under my favs for quite a while. I go there each week placing an item or two in my cart and then when I get to checkout, my poor little order always gets abandoned. The reason,  I just can’t decide what I wanna get. I just want it all! Who could resist cosmetics with a slogan “So bright, it’s illegal”!

Dragon Scales Pigment

So I finally decided on Dragon scales eye pigment (Terracotta brown illuminated from within with turquoise shimmer).




Other fabulous items I can’t wait to get are: New Yolk City, a super fly Yellow lipstick and Coquette Opaque Lipstick!



I shopped them around to try to find a deal but found that Lime Crime products were pretty much the same price on ebay and other sites,  lipsticks $16 and pigments $14.  I did find a coupon for 10% off at Lime Crime, code fb10, on



Colcannon: Irish Comfort Food with A Song!

14 Mar

I’m not irish, but I pretend I be. I listen to Irish music, my daughter is an irish dancer and I like to drink at Irish pubs. So, of course I have to cook up some Irish fare this week in honor of ‘ole St. Patty!

Today’s Irish fare: Colcannon!

You can’t go wrong with this potato and cabbage comfort food that has its own song…sing it with me now!

Colcannon Song:

Did you ever eat Colcannon, made from lovely pickled cream?
With the greens and scallions mingled like a picture in a dream.
Did you ever make a hole on top to hold the melting flake
Of the creamy, flavoured butter that your mother used to make?

The chorus goes:

Yes you did, so you did, so did he and so did I.
And the more I think about it sure the nearer I’m to cry.
Oh, wasn’t it the happy days when troubles we had not,
And our mothers made Colcannon in the little skillet pot.

Here’s an easy recipe that I found, enjoy!



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