Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Michael Kors Inspiration

I pinned an image on Pinterest this weekend of some Michael Kors jewelry. I love to layer and have experimenting with layering bracelets recently. When I saw this styling on Pinterest I knew I has to post it as part of my list. June wasn't as blingin' as the pic, but you get the idea.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Quick Look Ahead....

Just a quick post before I leave work and head to the gym!

Wow, what a weekend! Okay, just wanted to let you know what I will be posting about tonight when I get home. My Thanksgiving yumminess, exercise jamboree, I'm-not-a-crazy-Black-Friday-shopper-just-lucky deals and new favorite things I discovered over the week. These will all help me get things crossed off my list. Until then......

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sunset Workout from Tone It Up

Sunset in Key West
This mornings awesome and amazing workout was brought to you by Tone It Up. Tuesday is always new workout day and I get a fun workout that shows up in my inbox. Check it out here. I love these girls and the workouts keep my body guessing while keeping my mind from getting tired of doing the same old thing. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving.....I will be up early to get my Jazzercise on at the Taylorsville Rec. Center for the annual Thanksgiving class!

Pink and Black, Simple As That

Another outfit, another day. I have really enjoyed being able to wear jeans all week. This black tank is the second top that I bought from Old Navy on Sunday. Everything else is old stuff that I put together to make a new outfit. That makes it 4 down, 24 to go!

Monday, November 21, 2011

What to Do With Your Leftover Turkey.....

Found these recipes for turkey leftovers on eatbetteramerica.com. Great recipe ideas for the turkey you might have leftover after Thanksgiving this week. I posted both of these recipes on the Wellness board at work. Click on the link below the pic to go directly to the recipe!

Homemade Turkey Soup

Healhified Turkey-Artichoke Panini

I also will be taking down the current board info. and adding new stuff for the new month. For November I hung up recipe swaps for everyone's Thanksgiving favorites. Starting next week, instead of highlighting what to eat and what not to eat for the Holidays, I am focusing on preparing for your New Year's Resolutions to help prevent failure. It will be good. Maybe if its awesome, I will post a pic and some ideas from it.

Beach Ball Workout

This morning I did the Beach Ball Workout from the Tone It Up Bikini Challenge that I tried to do earlier this year. It was killer, but the more I could feel the burn in my muscles, the more drive I had to do it. All while watching Moulin Rouge with Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor. (one of my fave movies) All I needed was an exercise ball, hand weights and some space. Sitting at work today, my muscles are already feeling it. I also tweeted about the workout this morning. Check it out Tone It Up's Blog and print out the printable workout. Had Subway for lunch today and rewarded myself with a White Chip Macadamia Nut cookie. Yum! At least I kept myself from getting more than one cookie.......

Jeans Week @ Work

I like the holidays at work....we usually get permission to wear jeans more and have more time off. This week to celebrate the short week (I only have to work 3 days because of Thanksgiving and taking Friday off) we were offered a $10 jeans pass for the week. This money goes to funding office activities we have. How could I pass up this chance? I love to wear jeans! In my own celebration, I went to Old Navy on Sunday and got 2 tops for $11 total! This was my outfit today.....
This outfit felt like fall! Especially when I put on my coat and walked out the door....25 more outfits to go.....

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Rainbow Connection

I was a little excited when I saw The Muppet collection from OPI. Then I saw it on Pinterest. I figured that I should use a color as the base just in case the glitter didn't go on in thick coats. Let's just say it was a good idea. Are We There Yet? from the Touring American collection was the color I chose because it blends with the glitter...and matches the outfit I want to wear to work tomorrow.

 After 2 coats of Rainbow Connection, I was glad that I did a base coat. I didn't realize that I would need to put on 2 more after this.

I like it! We'll see what the reaction is tomorrow when someone other than my family sees it.

Recap of my weekend....nothing on Friday night but chillin. Saturday night was Twilight Girls' Night. A bunch of us got together and saw Twilight Breaking Dawn. I love a good love story and thought Bella looked nearly gorgeous at the beginning of the movie! (Which is a lot to say for Kristen Stewart) I will warn you that there are some cheesy moments (including the creepy imprinting scene) as well as a scene that had my friend Brooke in tear because she was laughing SO hard (when the werewolves are talking to each other through their thoughts.) Fun weekend with fun people! I even got a chance to make Skinnytaste's Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili again for our pre-Twilight potluck.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Last night while watching Glee......

....I happened to notice an outfit that the coach of the Treble-tones was wearing. Shelby, as portrayed by Idina Menzel (love her!), was wearing are great fall outfit. Maroon shawl cardi layered over a matching color tank, belted with a brown belt. This was all paired with brown skirt and boots. I liked it so much that below is my version I wore today:

I bought the ring at the Family Christmas Gift Show this past weekend from a lady that made them. The Tiffany & Co. necklace was my 25th birthday present. Want to talk about my savvy shopping? My sweater was bought at Costco, pants and shoes....at the D.I.! My shoes weren't even scuffed on the bottom, so they may have been brand new. And because I can't get rid of anything for fear of not having it to wear in the future, my tank has never been worn, but I have had it for about 5 years and my belt was bought because at some time I needed a black belt.
There we go! Number 2 outfit! Only 26 to go!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Apple Pie Substitute

Okay, this isn't really a replacement for apple pie since it is, well, apple pie. I found this recipe from Hungry Girl and posted it at work for the recipe of the week. You can find it here....

And I just have to say I am really excited for dinner tomorrow. I know it sounds lame, but I am making a roast in the Crock Pot. Its one of my favorite Fall meals. I really like the left over veggies that have soaked up all the juices.....Mmmm!

Read my nails!

Another one bites the dust! Last night while I was watching the Harry Potter marathon on ABC Family, I decided that I should make good use of my time. My nails have been neglected from being painted lately, causing them to break and get shorter. There was a really cool nail design idea that I saw on Pinterest, where else?, and set forth to try it. Here's what you need:

1. Paint your nails a solid color. Lighter is better so that the black ink on the newsprint will show up. Let your nails dry completely before moving on to step 2.
2. Pour enough liquid into a bowl that you can dip your fingernail into. The site I found suggested that you use vodka, but you can use rubbing alcohol if you don't have any spirits sitting around your house. (For those of you concerned, less than a half a shot of vodka was wasted in the process. It will be okay!)
3. Dip your nail into the liquid, making sure it is covered completely. Remove and place a newspaper strip on your nail. I also dabbed a little vodka on top of the newspaper to make sure that the nail was wet.
4. Hold the strip onto the nail for a couple of seconds and slowly peel off your nail. If you leave it for too long, the newspaper may stick to your nails. Also, make sure that you don't move it around too much or it will smudge and smear.
5. Once you are finished with all your nails, apply a top coat and you are set! (I used Essie's Matte About You top coat for a flat color look.)
Check out the link to Pinterest of the original pin:

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

These boots were made for walkin'.....

....not for sitting in my closet to look at every so often. I have been wanting to get some tall boots since last winter, but as I am VERY picky, it has not been easy. Finally I have found some, so I got them and they have been sitting in my closet ever since. I kept thinking about wearing them, but could never get myself to. Then Halloween came around and I decided to dress as a cowgirl for Halloween....enter the boots. The just perfected the costume. Last night I was reviewing my 28 list and decided that I would post an outfit and hairstyle today.

Cardigan, Eddie Bauer; Brown long-sleeve tee, American Eagle; Denim Skirt, Shade; Brown Leggings, Exhiliration (Target), Brown Boots, Merona for Target

(Sorry about the bad full-length pic. I had to take it with my camera on the bathroom counter.) Two more things off my list! :)

Monday, November 7, 2011

One Potato, Two Potato.....

Another one for the list....this week I posted a recipe on the board at work for Skinnytaste's Baked Potato Soup. (click on the link to get to the recipe) This week is going to be a cold one, so soup is a must at least once this week. Shane and I were really lazy on Sunday from all the fun we had on Friday and Saturday, so grocery shopping was out of the picture. I have some things that I want to make that I thought about yesterday. This week I want to make apple chips and last night I made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, only because I had the stuff at home to make them.
Also, update on another list item, during a roadtrip we took this weekend (went to Vegas for SEMA), I was able to knock out 75 pages of Eat, Love, Pray. I pretty much read the whole entire way home. The story definitely gets better the farther you read into the book.
My friend Brooke let me know this weekend that she needs a motivator for her weight loss. We were watching "I Used To Be Fat" on MTV Thursday and she had this great idea that we need to do that. That said, I am now on the look out for giant 100-page easel paper pads. Just wanted to make sure that I got that quick update in. Oh.....I also was finally able to get back to Jazzercise after about 3 weeks without going.  :)