Monday, May 30, 2011

Nailed It: All Laced Up.

Sally Hansen Salon Effects aren't as easy to use as I thought, but the results are nice.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sparkle Motion: Nailed It!

I was inspired by Sparkle Motion from Donny Darko.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Carblovers- Week One Review

Today officially marks the day I've been on Carblover's for exactly one week. (If you don't already know, I've been doing the Carblover's Diet since last Monday.)

I have to say, the diet is not it's all cracked up to be. I feel a bit naive, but this diet is really just a low calorie diet. Not that it's bad- it's just not some "revolutionary" idea. I was hoping (or rather dreaming?) that with a title like Carblovers, I'd get to eat all of the pizza and tortilla chips I wanted, and lose weight! Wouldn't that be awesome. heh.

The first week of the diet has me eating a 1200 calorie diet. And despite the claims of the book that "you'll never be hungry!", I'm hungry all of the time. All. Of. The. Time.

But, I will say, I like the food and the recipes and it seems like I'm getting some good results. So all-in-all, I'm happy with the diet. I just wish I wasn't hungry. But, hey- losing weight isn't easy. At least I get to eat bananas. I'm bananas for bananas.

Here's a sampling of some of the food I've been eating this week.

Starting weight: 136
Current Weight: 131

Day 1
Breakfast: Banana Shake
Lunch: Big Chopped Salad
Dinner: Cuban Chicken (cheat)
Snack: Greek Yogurt + Honey + Rolled Oats
Cheat: One LARGE sweet tea Mojito (Hey... I was out with my good friend who I haven't seen in months. It was warranted.) Cuban Chicken from Mixto.

Day 2
Breakfast: Banana + Oatmeal +Walnuts
Lunch: Grilled Chicken + Pepper Pita
Dinner: Salmon, Potato + Salad
Snack: Cornflakes, Dried Cranberries + Almond trail mix
Cheat: None

Day 3
Breakfast: Banana Shake
Lunch: Express Lunch Plate (One Hard-Boiled Egg, One Apple, Cheddar Cheese Slices)
Dinner: Black Bean Tacos
Snack: Cornflakes, Dried Cranberries + Almond trail mix
Cheat: None

Day 4
Breakfast: Banana + Kellogs Special K Bar
Lunch: Tuna Melt on Rye
Dinner: Big Chopped Salad
Snack: Cornflakes, Dried Cranberries + Almond trail mix
Cheat: None

Day 5
Breakfast: Banana + Oatmeal +Walnuts
Lunch: Big Chopped Salad
Dinner: Pasta with Veggies + Feta
Snack: White Bean Dip + Crudites
Cheat: About 5 Fried Pickles, Half of a Regular Margarita from Jose Pistola's + One small Skinny Girl Margarita

Day 6
Breakfast: Banana Shake
Lunch: Express Lunch Plate (One Hard-Boiled Egg, One Apple, Cheddar Cheese Slices)
Dinner: Chicken Pasta Primavera
Snack: Tortilla Chips + Black Beans + Salsa
Cheat: None

Day 7
Breakfast: Banana + Almond Butter on Rye Toast
Lunch: Progresso High Fiber Minestrone Soup + Melba Rye Toast
Dinner: Burger on Wheat Bun + Three Bean Salad
Snack: Cornflakes, Dried Cranberries + Almond trail mix
Cheats: None

As you can see, I cheated a little bit. But I still lost, which is good. I was miserable for a better part of the week, due to the hunger.

On to phase two: The 21 Day Immersion!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Nailed It: So Excited!!!

So yesterday evening, a friend of mine let me know about the nailasaurus- a blog solely dedicated to nail art. Um? hello. Yes. How do I not know about this? I admit I'm feeling very uncool that I don't already follow this blog!

Take a minute to check it out.

Go ahead. I'll wait.

Awesome, right?

You probably noticed that most of these designs (if not all?) are done using a nail stamper... something I've debated buying before, but never thought there was a real need.... until I saw the nailasaurus.


Guess what? I just bought a nail stamper and a bundle of nail plates! Yes! If you have no clue what I'm talking about, here's some reference:

Monday, May 16, 2011

Goodbye to my good friend...

... diet coke.


I started the Carb Lovers Diet today and I have to say goodbye to my much-loved drink of choice.

Sad. You'll be missed my friend.

Don't be surprised if I turn into a werewolf by noon tomorrow. I love it that much.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Spring: Nailed It!

You know how beautiful the cheery blossoms look in Philly in spring?

Well they totally inspired me.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Worn: Flor(ed)

(Yes. You guessed it, "flor" is the word for flower in Portuguese- hence the silly title.)

I love to wear this LBD lots of different ways depending on the weather. Well it's May and what better to pair it with than beautiful May flowers... garment style of course.

For chillier spring days (when a sweater is necessary):

For sunnier spring days (no sweater necessary):

As I mentioned in another post, I snagged this Valentino scarf for $35 at a silent auction. $35! What! I just needed to say that again because I'm proud. Very proud.

Dress: Vintage
Sweater: Target
Belt: Target
Shoes: Payless (Can you believe it?!)
Scarf: Valentino
Bag: Purchased at Decade in Denver

Um..... can we get a shot of those Payless shoes again?


And speaking of Payless shoes, what do you think about these wedges?? I love them.

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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Rag Necklaces

I've been noticing that these necklaces have become very popular. I made these pictured in 2009 after I saw some in Portugal. I love the look and I love making them. I originally anticipated getting them up on Etsy, but shortly after making them we bought our house and with all of the home renovations, I didn't have much time.

I saw some awesome jewelry on the bleubirdvintage blog.... I love the Navajo inspired bracelets and necklaces at thief&bandit. The prints are amazing and her color choices are SO GOOD. I love jewelry that is artful and simple at the same time. I just ordered a bracelet from etsy!

Here is a sampling of the necklaces I made a couple of years ago...

(Not to be "that girl" but look how skinny I was two years ago! I need to get on South Beach again!)

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Feeling Blue: Nailed It!

Today I was feeling blue.

Nail Color: Sally Hansen HD High Definition Nail Color in Blu
Checkers: Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens in White

The Irony? I'm listening to this...