Monday, September 15, 2014

144.4…Sweet Victory

Saturday night my husband picked up Marketplace Grill for dinner. Grilled Chicken Greek Salad. 

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Saturday morning's breakfast was toast with peanut butter. 

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Quick and easy. Then we jumped in the car and headed to Qualcomm Stadium for the Chargers vs Seahawks game! Our day began with a huge tailgate. I brought watermelon and Crack Brownies and there were a ton of delicious eats there! Carne asada and sausages:

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I had two carne asada tacos with rice, beans, salsa and guacamole. Then we headed in the stadium for game time! 

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It was an incredible game. I don't think the Seahawks could handle the heat! There was a thermometer on the field that was showing over 100 degrees. We came away with an amazing victory. I've never heard it so loud in that stadium in all the games I've attended there!

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Sweet Victory!!

After the game, everybody came home and jumped in the pool. Dinner was picked up from Brett's BBQ. Ribs and cole slaw for me:

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I wasn't super hungry so I ate about half and saved the rest for later. Good leftovers. :)

Breakfast this morning was an egg beater omelet with broccoli, salsa, green onions and cheddar cheese. 

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After taking the kids to school, I went to Cardio Muscle class. I can't been to the Monday class in a couple of weeks so I will be sore tomorrow for sure. Oh well…I deserve it.

Lunch was tuna salad and blah blah blah.

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You've seen it before. I can't help it. It's just good.

Did any of your favorite sports teams have victories lately?

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

142.6…Perfume & Pizza

Thursday night my husband was out of town so out came the salmon for dinner. Amazing Salmon to be more specific. 

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I cannot get enough of that salmon. It tasted incredible with the leftover vegetables from our dinner at our club Wednesday night. 

Yesterday's breakfast was the last of the frittata from Tami's birthday and some watermelon. 

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I took the kids to school then went to Cardio Muscle class. I had some repairmen at the house so I was prisoner at home for awhile. Lunch was tuna salad, veggies and ranch dressing. 

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I love my tuna salad but this one was extra fabulous. I add chopped tomatoes to it. Delish! Besides the tomatoes, I added green onions, celery, parsley, pickle relish, mustard, mayo, garlic salt, celery salt and paprika. 

I picked the kids up from school, then went to an event for the wives of a group my husband belongs to. It was a perfume making event hosted by Dana of Pastiche. I brought my daughter to one of these events awhile back. My daughter has since absconded with the fragrance so I was excited to make my own! Before we began creating our fragrances, we enjoyed a delicious dinner. 


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Pastiche Pizza…..pastiche means taking a combination of things and putting them together….so that is what is going on with the pizzas. Mushrooms, arugula, pears, gorgonzola and while chocolate. Yep. White chocolate. And it worked!

Before going in the oven:

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The final creation:

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It was a great combination of sweet and savory, for sure! 

We had a great time experiencing all the different fragrances and then making our own. We chose from four different bases (citrus, grandiflora, woody amber and white musk) and six different "toppings" (bergamot, cacao flower, grassy, tuberose, pear & freesia and vanilla).   I chose white musk for my base and mixed in  pear & freesia and vanilla. I must say I did a fabulous job! :)

We also enjoyed some dessert before heading home. 

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Breakfast this morning was scrambled egg beaters with salsa, tomatoes, green onions, parsley and cheddar cheese. 

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Today has been brilliantly lazy so far. I did bake some Banana Bread and Crack Brownies though!! 

Lunch was a repeat of yesterday. It was just too good not to!

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Have you ever created a custom fragrance? 

What is your favorite fragrance?


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Thursday, September 11, 2014

142.8…Stitch Fix Shipment #5

I am always excited when my Stitch Fix box arrives every month. I tear into it with gusto and immediately try everything on.  

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First up was Sandro Graphic Print Racerback Tank and Logan Skinny Jean:

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I love racerback tops but this one was just ok. I didn't think the print was anything special. The jeans fit great but were almost an exact match to jeans I already own. Both items went back. 

I added the Lillah Quilted Ponte Jacket to the mix:

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I was on the fence about this one. I went back and forth on it so much that I decided to send it back. If I'm not certain, best it goes back.

Here is the Divinity Eyelet Detail Pleat Front Blouse:

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I loved this top. Color, fit, style…everything. It was a keeper! And I've already worn it!

I was also sent a Brady Rhinestone Spike Necklace:

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This didn't lay right on. The rhinestones on the chain kept twisting. Also, I felt like the spikes needed to be bigger or the chain needed to be longer. Went back.

So I only kept one item but I really love that item. I have a friend who uses Stitch Fix and she ended up with a great shipment and requested that particular stylist for the future. Great idea…I'm going to do that when I get a shipment that's more me.

Last night we had a friend over from out of town. We decided to take him to our club for dinner. Wednesday nights are what they call "Supper Night" and there's a fixed menu. The table gets a Caesar Salad:

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As well as Warm Drop Buttermilk Biscuits and Deviled Eggs:

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Everything rocked. You know what was amazing!?! Eating the deviled eggs WITH the caesar salad. Never would have thought to put the two together but it was out of this world. 

You have a choice of 5 entrees. I ordered the Cedar River Farms Prime Rib with Au Jus and Horseradish Cream:

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Perfect. You choose three sides for the table. We ordered Grilled Asparagus with Truffle Oil and Parmesan Cheese:

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Along with Sautéed Garden Vegetables and Mac & Cheese:

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If that wasn't enough, you get your own Vanilla Pound Cake with Mascarpone Cream Sauce for dessert. 

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Epic meal. 

Breakfast this morning was pineapple Chobani yogurt, Almond Coconut Granola and mixed berries:

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After taking the kids to school, I went to spin class, then an appointment. I had a massive craving for sushi so I decided to treat myself for lunch at Gami Sushi

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The sushi fix has been satisfied. For now.

What are you currently craving?

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

144.2…Delicious Dishes

You know when you are so excited to go over to a friend's house because you know she cooks up amazing dishes? That was me last night at Cathi's house for Bunco. Cathi is Italian and you know it after one bite of anything she makes. 

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Simple yet delicious appetizers:

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I have to say I was honored that she made my Rosemary White Bean Spread as one of her appetizers!

Cathi and I:

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All the other fabulous ladies:

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I knew I had to pace myself with the appetizers because dinner was smelling amazing. 

The aromas did not lie. Everything was incredible. 

Linguine with garlic & shrimp:

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Rigatoni with meat sauce:

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Stuffed peppers:

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Mixed green salad:

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Happy ladies:

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Cathi made a homemade peach crumble for dessert:

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She served it with this incredible English Toffee Caramel ice cream:

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I left Cathi's last night with a big smile on my face. And tighter pants.

Breakfast this morning was more of the frittata leftovers from Tami's birthday breakfast and half a grapefruit. I love this frittata! There's only one piece left. :(

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After school drop off, I got my hair done, ran errands and stopped for lunch at Luna Grill. 

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Crack chicken salad aka Greek Salad with a chicken kabob.

Do you have a friend who's an excellent cook?

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