Month: May 2015

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Stuffed peppers have always been one of my favorites – a little rice, sausage, spice, and a whole lot of flavor! Such a well-balanced meal. If it wasn’t already tasty as ever, can you imagine it undone and say, in a bowl? Yeah, yeah, yeah – this is what dreams are made of. I’ve had quite the taste for stuffed peppers lately and satisfied my craving in a delightful way: soup.

Tired of the Gym? There’s an Alternative to That.

Crowded areas. Huffing and puffing. Lifting weights next to ‘that guy.’ Do any of these fit your reasons for not wanting to go to the gym? A solid workout doesn’t have to include a monthly membership fee or heavy equipment. Seriously, though. If you have a pair of pumped up kicks, a set of free weights and a killer playlist — I’d say you’re already ahead of the game. Okay, having a yoga and/or medicine ball and a workout mat wouldn’t hurt either! I’m on a daily workout routine that’s working great for me; yes, it is in the gym. And yes, I do love the gym. But, what about the days when I”m just not feelin’ up for it, or when there just isn’t enough time in the day?  

Lemon Asparagus Chicken

‘Tis the season for light, refreshing meals – I guess that calls for a little crunch, tang and protein! It’s been a little over a week since I’ve been back from my San Francisco trip and I’m just now getting acquainted to my regular routine. That includes some good ole home cooking and quality time in the kitchen! My body needs a little cleanse from the indulgent treats I’ve had, so this lemon asparagus chicken definitely hits the spot.

Stripes and Skinnies

The quintessential wardrobe always includes the basics: an abundance of tees and tanks for layering, a jacket for every season, and the staple stripes and skinnies for a classic everyday look. Rummage through your closet right now; you can’t tell me you don’t own at least one essential striped button-up and a dark pair of skinny jeans that are appropriate for just about any occasion. If you don’t, well, it’s time to go shopping!

Chicken Avocado Linguine

Looking for a quick and easy dinner that will be on the table in less than 25 minutes? It’s possible! I was on a mission one night reorganizing my entire closet in order to maximize my closet space. Little did I know that it was going on 8pm! I was in a time crunch and had to get something on the table, ASAP! Okay, so near the end of the week, my fridge is diminishing in ingredients so I had to a) be creative & b) act fast. 1 avocado… a bag of chicken… some leftover grape tomatoes… and pasta. Hmm… Chicken avocado linguine with roasted grape tomatoes? Sounds like a plan.

Spring Awakening: Nature’s Child

A beautiful day calls for a little one-on-one with nature! After about almost two months, spring has finally sprung. Better late than never, right? My friend and MUA David tried a spring-summer transition look on me in this shoot. New for me this time around was the lavender lip color — totally one with nature.

Channeling My Inner Carrie Bradshaw

So often, a little voice in my head tells me that my style and fashion sense do not belong in Michigan. If I could prance around in a puffy tulle skirt and classic pumps wherever I went without the public giving me strange looks, then I’d be more than satisfied. Then, another little voice in my head tells me “wear what you want; you look fabulous!” That little voice is Carrie Bradshaw.

Spicy Sausage Cacciatore

I’m feeling a guilty pleasure for dinner tonight, and no, it’s not something sweet! Sausage + pasta = trouble… double trouble. Every now and then, I feel I deserve to indulge in a sweet, spicy and savory dish. This isn’t just any plate of pasta, it’s Spicy Sausage Cacciatore! I initially planned to use chicken as my protein but I had a package of hot Italian sausage in my fridge, so why not. Okay, so I cheated just a little. Instead of making a sauce from crushed tomatoes, I opted the jarred sauce instead. Don’t judge me.

Uber-Chic Meets Old School: Fashion Illustration

Since I first posted it, everyone has been raving about this organza inset midi skirt! I’m glad there are people out there that have the same emotional connection with it as I do. I recently did a photoshoot rocking this uber-chic old school look, and today I’m coming to you with an amazing fashion illustration from the very talented Olivia Matos.