Tuesday, November 29, 2011


So I'm officially back in the blogging game.  These past few weeks have been so hectic.  Husband and I went to Vegas all last week.  We had a great time.  But I'll be honest... We were exhausted and ready to come back home by the end of the trip.  Once I get some free time I'll post some outfits pictures from the trip.
We booked and paid for the trip 6 months ago. At that time I had no idea I would be leaving right smack in the middle of my biggest work project of the year, health insurance open enrollment.  Normally, we do it in May.  But we've changed things up this year so we're in a huge time crunch to get it all under  way before the first of next year.  So it's been a little stressful returning to work.
I've been noticing everyone posting their Christmas wish lists so I wanted to show you guys mine!  This year I'm only asking for a 2 bigger items. 
from Target.com
Vanity Set: I really want to re-do our guest bedroom as a "vanity" room for me.  I want to put a vanity with some storage bins and shelves.  I was inspired by this Pink Lou Lou post.  I will use that room to put my makeup on and do my hair.  Husband leaves for work way later than me so putting it in our bedroom is not really an option because he's still asleep.  Right now I don't have much space in our bathroom, and since he's still asleep I usually blow-dry my hair in the guest bathroom anyway.  We NEVER have company so that won't be an issue.  I just have to find the right furniture to go in there, and figure out a way to rearrange everything to fit.

Professional hair dryer:  This one runs $194 which seems a little crazy for me.  But I think with my flat hair it would make a difference.  I just have to research the best one.  

I'm sure I'll think of more.  What all are you wishing for this year?


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Black Eyed Peas & Ham

Today I'm just going to share a link to one of my favorite crock pot recipes.  Black Eye Peas are a Southern staple.  I love them, especially with sausage or ham.  Its also no secret that I love my crock pot, and  Gina's skinny recipes.  I have yet to make something that disappoints from that site!

So here's the link!  Everyone go make these! They are delish!  I make them pretty regularly.


Slow Cooked Black Eyed Peas with Ham
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 1 cup • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 161.4 • Fat: 1.6 g • Protein: 9.3 g • Carb: 29.2 g • Fiber: 6.7 g 

Have a great day everyone! 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wardrobe Wednesday: OOTD

Happy Wednesday!
Today I'm wearing what's as close to PJ's to work as possible.  I think I may have injured my knee in the gym yesterday, doing lunges.  Something popped, but it didn't hurt.  So I finished my entire routine.  Then later in the day it kept popping and feels like something is pulling whenever I straighten it.  I've been wearing flats for 2 days, and I have to take the elevator in my building.  I'm so mad because I feel like I just found my groove.  I had a good routine down that I really liked.  Now this happens!!!  Hopefully it's nothing serious.  But its still bothering me this morning. 

Anyway, I'm wearing my Daisy Fuentes skinnies that I posted about in my recent purchases post Monday.

Shirt- Gap $12
Skinnes- Daisy Fuentes via Kohl's $23
shoes- Steve Madden via Plato's Closet $9.99
These pants feel like a really thick legging.  They have an elastic waist.  So you just pull them on.  But they're not tight like leggings.  They are looser like a regular pant, and they have pockets in the back so it looks like pants.  I probably wouldn't wear them with anything other than a looser shirt though.
I picked up this shirt of the clearance rack at Gap a while back.  This is my first time wearing it.  I really like the back of it!!