Thursday, July 28, 2011

Boom Boom Pow Knockoff!

Deborah Lippmann's Boom Boom Pow polish is all the rage right now....

 at $20 a bottle (yes, it does contain 24-karat gold dust), I was NOT interested.

So...I did a little research and found that Sally Hansen had made something similar
at only $3 a bottle...NOW I was interested :)

I first applied 2 coats of Essie's Sand Tropez (love that color)

 and then added two coats of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear, Set the Stage....

I love this type of glitter polish because there are some bigger flecks mixed in, it does not cover the entire nail, and for me, makes this look more "wearable".

So, I think this is a .....


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What I'm Reading!

My lastest "haul" from the library :)

I just finished A Vintage Affair...I thought it was great!

Just getting started on As Husbands Go

I am anxious to get into The Beauty Detox Solution...I had heard it was "similar" to Crazy Sexy Diet, but some liked it better...we shall see :)

Clean Start is a "clean eating" cookbook, I am anxious to check out the recipes :)

I need to get reading...I have two more books to pick up from the library that I have been waiting for, Cutting for Stone and Room: a novel!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Perfect Iced Coffee {In My Kitchen}

I love Iced Coffee in the summer...BUT I usually don't love it when I make it using our coffee leftover from the always tastes too diluted for me.

So...I was reading the Pioneer Woman's blog and, of course, she showed me how to make the Perfect Iced Coffee...the trick, "cold pressing"!! is how I made mine!

Take 2/3 cup of coffee grounds and mix with 3 cups cold water...

let this mix sit out on your counter overnight... 

in the morning pour through a filter into a container to keep in the fridge...I used the filter basket from my coffee pot and a regular old coffee filter ( I think the PW uses cheese need :)...

fill your glass with ice, pour 2/3 full with your cold coffee and add milk (I use non-fat) and something to sweeten if you need (I add a couple pumps of vanilla syrup)...

There you have it...the Perfect Iced Coffee!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Shabby Apple {Summer Sale!}

Do you love Shabby Apple dresses?

Right now Shabby Apple is having their biggest SALE ever!

20% Off...this includes their Sale Items and Practically Perfect Section!

Here are a few of my favorites....

So...head on over to Shabby Apple and see their adorable dresses!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

What I'm Reading~

My Life From Scratch...I just started this one...Gesine Bullock-Prado former Hollywood film developer and the sister of actress Sandra Bullock (LOVE HER!) leaves her career to move to Vermont with her Husband and open a patisserie...I am looking forward to it! 

A Homemade Life...this one sounded good...the author lives here in Seattle and is author of the foodie blog Orangette

Crazy Sexy this book.  I have read through it, and I keep going back to re-read ...I am keeping this one until it's due date...might have to own it at some point!
(I also have The Beauty Detox Solution on hold, so it will be fun to compare the two)

Clean Food...on the heels of reading Crazy Sexy Diet, this has LOTS of great vegetarian/vegan I am not either of these (yet), but am finding myself more and more interested :)  Looking through this book last night, I saw LOTS of great recipes using clean whole foods...her motto "keep it simple...keep it natural"!

Chasing Harry Winston...this was a frivolous read and not my "usual", but since all the other books I was waiting for were still on hold I checked it out.  It is acutally by the author of "The Devil wears Prada" which was a fun read, and this was too.