Sunday, April 6, 2014
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Ooh la la! Such a glamorous outfit that also happens to be budget friendly...and who doesn't like a great deal?The sleek & stylish dress is from Sammy Dress. Sammy Dress is an online retailer that offers the latest trends at low prices. This is my first experience with them and I must say I am quite pleased. This dress is so glam AND comfy at the same time. I love the sheer mesh cutout sections...such fun elements to a simple dress. The statement necklace is also from Sammy Dress. The spikes and geometric shapes add BOLDNESS to this look.
White Fringe Kimono: similar here /// Black & White Sunglasses: Zero UV /// Cut Out Mesh Dress: Sammy Dress /// Geometric Pendant Necklace: Sammy Dress /// Black Hat: Nastygal /// Black and White Cut Out Ankle Boots: Cupid
at 11:48 AM
Monday, March 31, 2014
8 Lasagna Pasta Layers (no boil)
7 oz Ricotta Cheese (half of a small 15 oz package)
6 oz Mozzarella Shredded Cheese (3/4 of 8 oz bag)
1 Jar of Tomato Basil Sauce
1/4 cup Basil Leaves - Chopped
2 Cloves Garlic - Minced
1/3 cup Red Onion - Chopped
1/3 cup Celery - Chopped
1/3 cup Carrots - Chopped
Combine egg, ricotta, mozzarella, basil, 1 minced garlic clove and veggies. Also add in 1/4 tsp of garlic powder and fresh ground pepper. Mix well.
Layers & Layers:
One thing to remember is that these lasagna noodles aren't pre cooked so they will soak up moisture. Drench them in sauce! Seriously, use extra sauce than what you would normally because the noodles need it to cook properly.
How I layer: start with a bottom layer of sauce to cover the pan, this keeps the noodles from sticking and becoming a dried up rubbery texture, trust me. Add a noodle and cover it in a heaping layer of the cheese mixture. Next add another noodle and then sauce. Repeat the sauce layer and then add the next cheese layer. I then do 2 more sauce layers. I usually put fresh ground pepper on top along with some fresh cut basil and the other clove of minced garlic. Bake this layered deliciousness at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. After pulling it from the oven try your very best to let it cool off a bit ; ) Enjoy! Let me know what you think!
at 8:03 AM
Sunday, March 16, 2014
I love the challenge of exploring style. I'm influenced by my surroundings, my research and observations...and that's where the exploration begins. Growth in design is what's important to me and I'm always striving to expand my horizon and perspective.
The simplicity of this look really draws me in. I'm actually wearing quite bold pieces yet the neutral color palette unifies the look and tones it down. The modern leopard shift dress is in warm tan and brown tones (and black) so to contrast, I paired it with a cooler colored silver pearl necklace and silver booties. See how that pops? Love it.
Hat: NastyGal /// Sunglasses: Bonlook /// Necklace: Nordstrom Rack /// Blazer: Goodwill - Wooster, OH /// Leopard Shift Dress: Get it here! /// Ombre Tights: Missguided /// Cut-out Ankle Boots: from Ci Ci Hot brand: Qupid /// Bag: XOXO
at 2:07 PM
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
I think at this point it's safe to say we're all sick of winter. I'm ready to bust out a bunch of cute open toe or cut-out shoes but let's be honest, here in Northeast Ohio, it's gonna be some time before that's possible. Ok ok, so we're left with the "problem" of STILL wearing the boots we've been trudging around in all winter…after all these months and all this snow, they're probably looking a little sad, worn and ready for some rest…so the question stands, how do we still rock our battled and bruised footwear during this seasonal transition? Give them a simple makeover! Yep, just a little something to tide you over till the weather shapes up. These boots were just looking a little blah to me so I snatched up some bold & bright laces from Jcrew. This was such a simple and easy way to add a pop of color and give these tired kicks new life. Of course, I also had to add a few jewelry elements just for fun. I popped on a tassel to the one while for the other I added some brass bars on tiny chain...nothing too match matchy ; ) What are some creative & fun fashion experiments you're doing to tide you over till the new season hits? Sometimes a simple switch is the best!
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