Showing posts from May, 2015

May Recipe Club

I'm linking up with Andrea over at for Recipe Club - May Edition.

I'm sharing a recipe I adapted from It's delicious and gluten free.

Chicken Fried Rice

Whenever, I buy a rotisserie chicken or make a whole roasted chicken, I always have a ton left over. Usually, I make chicken enchiladas with them. But a few months ago, I decided to try something else. That's when I discovered this recipe. I changed a couple of things to suit our tastes and dietary needs. Judging by the amount of times my family went back for seconds and thirds, it's most definitely a winner.


3 cups of brown rice
1/2 rotisserie chicken, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 scallions, chopped
2 eggs, beaten
1-1/2 cups of peas and carrots
2 Tbsp sesame oil
3 Tbsp of gluten free soy sauce or tamari


-Preheat a wok or cast iron skillet on medium heat
-Pour sesame oil on the bottom of the pan & cook onion and peas and carrots …

Weekly Wednesday Wants

Over on Pens and Pencil Skirts, we are starting a new series called Weekly Wednesday Wants. This week I shared a few items that I want for summer. I have a thing for accessories. I love the way you can elevate an outfit from basic to bam with just the right necklace or pair of earrings.

Here are the four items that I really want right now! LOL!

First up, is this fun colorful summer tote from Macbeth Collection. I love orange and blue together. Put a couple of seahorses on it and voila you have the perfect carryall tote for summer. And, bonus, it's on sale for 40% off until May 31, 2015. Just use code MDSALE40.

Next on my wishlist are these Wedges by Dolce Vita. These are the Shady wedge in taupe. They are available at Nordstrom and several other online retailers. I absolutely love wedges. Talk about taking an outfit up a notch. These would definitely do it. They sell out so fast but come back in stock just as quickly. I have tried to order them in the past and have …

Such a Wonderful Weekend

It was a great weekend. It had a little bit of everything...good food, a little bit of shopping and magnificent weather.

On Saturday, we took a ride to the mall. The weather was threatening and the husband needed a new suit for work. My daughter never to miss an opportunity to shop joined us but the boy had a party so he stayed back.

I went with an agenda. I wanted camo shorts. I hit Banana Republic first but struck out. They only had one style and it was made of pretty thick material so I passed even though they were on sale for $16.99!

So, then we went to Gap and I found thee perfect pair! They were light and comfortable and on sale! Plus, I had an extra 15% off for answering an online survey. So, they ended up being just $14.00!

I also picked up my favorite shorts from J Crew. I have them in a few different colors and picked up the hot pink pair to add to my collection. I love the 5 inch seam. I'm not into the short shorts. LOL

I also got this necklace from J Crew. …

Mother's Day Weekend Recap

I could not have asked for a nicer weekend. It was sunny and warm. Our days were filled but not over scheduled. It was perfect.

Saturday started off with an early morning hair appointment for my girl. She had the second step in her balayage hair treatment. This is after the first step...

With the second step, it went a bit lighter. More like her natural color. No more black hair for her! LOL

Then we had lunch at our favorite Chinese buffet. Picked up a birthday present and dropped the boy off at his friend's party. I stayed home and caught up on laundry while Stew and Natalie ran errands. I hate grocery shopping with a passion. I was just glad not to have to go so laundry seemed like the lesser of two evils. ;)

I wore my cute gladiator sandals from Target for an Instagram style challenge. :)

After laundry was under control, I tried painting my own nails with an at home gel. All I can say is that the girls that do my nails deserve every penny they get. I stink at it. …

Friday Faves!

WooHoo! It's Friday!! It's Mother's Day weekend. And the weather is fabulous right now in New York. Which leads me to my first Friday fave...

Now that is what I consider a magnificent forecast. If I have my way, I will be sitting on the beach on Sunday as the forecast has now changed to sunny and 84! And I should have my way. Afterall, it is Mother's Day.

This right here is my new favorite breakfast...

Light multigrain English muffin, spread with a little bit of peanut butter and topped with fresh sliced strawberries and a drizzle of honey! I am not a breakfast food fan. I know. The horror! I usually have toast with some peanut butter and maybe a half of a sliced banana. But my friend suggested a different fruit and then add the honey It takes it to another level. She was right!

Since we are talking about food, my next fave is dinner from this week. I made sausage and kale pasta bake and it was over the top! The original recipe is from Gimme Some Oven.…