Thursday, July 2, 2015

Recipe: Vegan Tacos

Yes, I just said it.  I made some vegan tacos.  My hubs had some of this in the pantry, and I couldn't let it go to waste.  It was surprisingly really good.  Now I know what to make for our one day a week meatless nights.  I am at least "trying" to go meatless one day a week, to be healthy, and save money.
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I can't wait to go and pintrest myself to death looking for some "meatless monday" recipes.  Do you have any favorites??

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wedding Wednesday: Getting Ready

Wow.  Getting ready the morning of.  So much fun.  Hair, makeup, breakfast delivered, flowered went by so fast, but I was surprisingly calm, cool, and collected.  I give those props to an amazing wedding planner!  She made my life so incredibly easy throughout the process, especially the day of!

My fantastic planner, Crystal Moriarty!

My lovely maid of honor and I.  

Matron of Honor and Maid of Honor

My youngest brother stopped by so I could give him the flower girl headbands!

Just before we embarked on the bus..

My love getting ready!

Him smiling while opening my gift to him!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Recipe: Easy Summer Dinner

So my guy is on vacation right now, and the last thing I want to do is spend hours in the kitchen when we can spend time together, or work on the house.

So yesterday, I made one of my famous easy summer dinners.  There was nothing left.  I paired some potato coated mahi from Whole Foods with some steamed green beans, and some Red Lobster Biscuits.  Did you know they sell the mix at the store?  I used to make these by hand, and now-boom-I have a mix to use!  All you need is water, shredded cheddar cheese, and butter.

It took me about 30 minutes start to finish to make this meal, and it was incredible.  Is it bad DH and I at all of the biscuits?  Even thought the box says it makes 10?  Eh?

Finished Product.  

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wedding Wednesday: The Dress

It has been forever in a day since I have done one of these.  Moving cross country, doing a home remodel, and just getting settled in my fantastic "new" life just got in the way.  #Sorrynotsorry

I loved my wedding dress.  I needed something that didn't need a lot of alterations.  Mostly because I was going to be out at sea for 2 months before the wedding, and I didn't have time to freak out about a 5 pound weight loss or gain.

I went dress shopping with my girls, you can read that post here.   It was quick, and easy.  I looked at the BHLDN website before I even came to Chicago, and got the appointment in February for April.  It was tough.  I keep forgetting how the wedding industry is just booming all the time!

Before the Ceremony. 

At the Reception.  Cocktail Hour with a good friend from college.

I knew when I tried this dress on, it was the one.  Simple, yet elegant, and perfect for the day.  I had a nice clip in my hair, as I didn't want the hassle of a veil.  I had some simple and elegant earrings, and had two sashes for the dress.  One was ivory, perfect for the ceremony, and the other was full of detail and sparkle for the reception.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Shop My Closet!

Well folks, I have started to pare down my closet and sell some great items.  Some are new!  I just moved from Florida to Illinois, and need to just not be overtaken by "things".

Please pass this to anyone you know that may need some great dresses, or even new heels!

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

I'm Back!!

I have been out and about the past few weeks if you follow me on Instagram.  Now I am back, ready to blog, recap, and share some awesome stuff:)

Stay tuned...and Go Blackhawks!!!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Recipe: Asiago Alfredo Spinach and Chicken Pizza

So today I wanted to do something new, and make something delicious before DH went to work.

I had a box of Tastefully Simple Asiago Alfredo Warm Dip in the pantry, and saw the pizza recipe on the side.  So off to the grocery store I went.

I used Pillsbury Whole Wheat pizza crust, and baked it according to the directions.  I took it out of the oven, layered the asiago dip on the crust as the cheese base, and followed with pre cooked chicken, baby spinach, and shredded mozzarella cheese.

You can find the recipe here.

I really enjoyed this.  It is pretty healthy, isn't greasy, and is just plain good.  What is your favorite make at home pizza recipe?

Need to buy more!!

Right out of the oven!

Disappeared pretty quickly!