Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween 2012: Costume

ARMY TIME! Here was this year's costume!
Now I'm older I am so against dressing like a total whore bag and also against purchasing some cheaply made costume for some ridic price.
Here is the breakdown to my no cost costume:

Under Armour's Wounded Warrior Collection- with a portion of the proceeds going to help our service men and women.

Bates Combat Boots, from when I was in the Police Academy.

Gold Aviators, Nordstrom

The real deal Army hat and pants, borrowed from my neighbor. A little big, but they did the trick!

Vintage Gold Dog Tag necklace, which I have blogged about before Here

Big Necklaces

I can't get enough of big necklaces!
 I love the look, but am having some trouble finding just the right ones for me and my smaller frame.
I really like the pairing of these bigger pieces with casual wear (tshirt, chambray shirt) and the elegance it can add. These big beauties can range from the basic chain to some big bling.


Saying Sunday

"Coffee drinkers make better lovers."

I'd like to think so. At the very least they are awake :)

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Baking from Halloweenland

 Happy Halloween!
As Maryland gets ready for Hurricane Sandy this weekend, my hubs and I are attending a Halloween Party tonight.

Jack Skelleton, the Pumpkin King from Tim Burton's, The Nightmare Before Christmas.
I saw discovered this cupcake design from a link on Pinterest and just had to make them.
Easy and cute!

Here are my skull cakes....

 Chocolate cupcakes, vanilla frosting, and black decor icing.

 Tomorrow I will post my costume :)
For a look back at last years....go here.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Saying Sunday

Have the guts to walk alone, just not at night, okay?

makes green

This yellow blue color combo may scream spring, but I'm loving some of these parings for even the colder weather....

I want these heels sooooo suede baby

Rochas, $1065

H &M

Love her!

Carb Load! *Delish Recipe*

As a Maryland girl and crabmeat lover, when stumbled upon this delish recipe online, I just had to share!

The recipe is originally from Alexandra Cooks, I made a few modifications:

Linguini with Roasted Red Peppers, Crabmeat & Basil
Serves 2


  • Roasted Red Peppers 3 whole, cut into slivers
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lb. linguine (or less — I used about 6 oz of regular not whole wheat linguini)
  • kosher salt
  • 6 oz. crabmeat — Fresh not pasteurized jumbo lump
  • big bunch fresh basil
  • fresh cracked pepper
How to:

1. Roast red peppers. If you don't know how it's so easy- go here and learn.

2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a big pinch of kosher salt. (I add about a tablespoon). Place the oil, garlic and red pepper flakes in a small skillet and turn heat to high. When the oil and garlic begin to sizzle, turn off the heat. (If you have an electric burner, as I do, remove pan from the heat source if the garlic begins to brown.)

3. Cook pasta until al dente. Reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta cooking liquid. Drain pasta and place in a large bowl. Immediately toss with the garlic-red pepper flake oil. Add the sliced roasted red peppers, crab meat and fresh basil to the bowl. Toss together. Taste. Add some of the reserved pasta cooking liquid if necessary. Season with more salt and pepper if necessary.

My hubs was super impressed with this dish! I was in love- perfect for a night before a long run! Enjoy!

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Have you met the belt above?
Her name is "The Bold & The Beautiful" and is by Australian designer Mettle. She sells for $198 at ShopBop and is all over the freaking place right now!
There are, as always, cheaper alternatives (try Celeb Boutique and of course Ebay - just search gold metal plate belt)
However, I like the original the best , since it is metal all the way around versus the cheapos that are just metal fronts with elastic around the back.




Freebies! (Fall Voxbox Review)

There is nothing like going to the mail box and getting a bunch of junk, or even worse bills! I can't complain about today's delivery- a box of freebies from a website called, Influenster. The site is designed for and geared toward those who blog and or use social media websites like Facebook. Once you sign up (which is free) you are eligible to receive a box filled with goodies to keep all for free! The site is filled with unbiased product reviews on all sorts of stuff.
Today my box arrived and I was kind of disappointed (which I feel bad for saying since it was free!). Every item but one (the B&BW candle) was something you would find at Walgreen's or Target and is something I would not buy or want to buy and here is why....

Kiss Ever PRO Lash Starter Kit

I love the look of lashes! We are required to wear them at every home game and appearance for the Ravens Playmakers. I am a huge fan of Ardel brand. Lashes can either more natural looking lashes (still dramatic though) or can look very Halloween or Drag Queenish. Unfortunately this pair falls in the second category. To thick and too even, creates a look that is less than flattering. I do like the plastic lash applicator (which resembles tweezers) and the glue in the bottle, less mess than the Revlon Brand with the brush applicator.

Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin
These look cool and simple to use....too bad they are not! I think my hair is too long, thick and layered for this 3 step system. First you gather hair in low ponytail (with no elastic). Then twist into a bun (here my layers were everywhere) and then "twist" into hair- thus securing it. It didn't hold up any of my hair. Oh I also got pins for DARK hair, which I have blonde- so if they did do what they were designed to do, you would see them very easily in my hair.

Bath & Body Works Mini Candle and $10 off coupon
The candle is Pumpkin Cupcake and it definitely is a mini candle (cute!). I like the smell and the glass jar it's in. I would buy a full size version!

Not Your Mother's Hair Cream (Curl Defining)

This product is designed for naturally curly hair...which I do not have. It smells okay, but that not great. I have a lot of hair and spend a lot of money at the salon to keep it blonde! With that being said, I do not use drug store brand hair products. I love my Moroccan Oil, Redken Blonde Glam, and Sebastian Shaper Hair Spray!!

NYC New York Color Individual Eyes Custom Compact (for Brown Eyes)
I'm not a fan of cheap makeup. What you put on your face should be high quality. Also if your going to spend the time applying it, then it should stay. Cheaper store brand shadows like this are less pigmented and do not stay as well as MAC or Urban Decay. You can tell as soon as you apply it- it just doesn't go on the same as a higher quality shadow.
The colors in this pallet are not bad (4 total) and includes primer and illuminator. I don't have brown eyes, but I think the colors are neutral enough they would look okay on me.

Vitabath Fragrance Mist

EWW!! This smells so terrible, which is such a disappointment since it is one of the full size products in the box. The sent is "Asian Orchid and Coconut". It smells like something a smoker would wear- kind of like candy with a hint of alcohol (like hairspray). As soon as I opened the box I could smell it was terrible! I do not really see the purpose, I rather just wear good perfume.

This is a small packet of a dietary supplement in a salt like form. Add to water and this orange flavored concoction is supposed to provide a boost of energy and a boost to your immune system. I guess this is supposed to be like Emergen-C meets RedBull and defiantly not a fan! I'll just take my vitamins and drink my coffee :)

Boots No. 7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Lotion, Cleansing Balm, & Night Cream
This wasn't in my box :( I got the smelly mist instead.
 So to conclude- I liked getting free samples, but didn't like ones I wouldn't use (cheap makeup) or can't use (hair pins for people with a lot less of it than me).
Log on to and sign up to get your box of freebies :)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Saying Sunday

I agree with this quotes author, John Bunyan and I hope I can do this many times in my life.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Uggs- no thank you


To start, I need to remind you that I am not a fan of Uggs. I think the trend is over (and has been for quite some time if you are over the age of 21). There is nothing stylish or attractive about Uggs and if your argument is "they are comfortable" then you probably do not wear heels and if that is the case then this probably is not the blog for you.

Last November I posted about the Frye's I purchased ( these-boots-are-made-for-walking) and am currently shopping for a pair of black boots. With fall all of a sudden here, it has me thinking boots and right now I'm loving classic leather boots, high heel, riding, and especially cowboy boots.
I'm currently eyeing Black Frye's- torn between tall or short or cowboy or riding....
Jackie Button
Jenna Disc
If you going to rock some cute boots this fall, then grow up and try on a pair of these classic cowboy boots.