Friday, January 30, 2015

Super Bowl Eats!

I thought I would share with you all my Super Bowl Menu for this Sunday if you need any last minute inspiration!!! I am leaning in a more Mexican theme with this menu and it's hard not to for Game Days!
* Food Network Ranch Guac!
Find the recipe HERE!
 * Pillsbury Jalepeno Poppers! These look great and beyond easy!
Recipe is HERE!
* Matt loves Red Velvet and I was in the mood for cake so I thought this one looked easy and relish!
The recipe is HERE! 
 * Lastly the main dish is from my new Hello Fresh box I talked about yesterday and chicken tostadas it is!!!
So who is excited about the Super Bowl? Sadly, I am only excited for this menu and Katy Perry!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hello Fresh!

So for the past few weeks my Mom has been using Hello Fresh to change up her dinner time routine and after her urging I decided to try it also! My first box for 2 people includes 3 complete meals and will be delivered today! I am so excited! Here is how it works........

What I like is that I can cancel at anytime and there is no commitment!!!! If you want to try it and get $40 off your first week here is how..............

With your unique Refer A Friend code, your friends will receive $40 off their first HelloFresh delivery and you’ll receive $30 towards your next HelloFresh box. It’s a win-win for everyone!
Your unique Refer A Friend code is:

Here is the website....

How funny.... as I am typing this my Mom received her box and sent me a pic.....

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Valentines for Your Hubby!

Don't fret that Valentines Day is fast approaching.... I have you covered! I have picked out some some awesome gift ideas including a super fun DIY! And what guy wouldn't want tickets to his favorite sporting event???
Valentines for your hubby!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Crock Pot Chicken Sandwich!

The Super Bowl is ONE week away and I have the perfect Game Day Sandwich for the gang at your house!!! This was so good and it was the perfect leftover too! I found this recipe on Pinterest but I changed it up a little and made it a little more "semi-homemade"!!!

Crock Pot Chicken Sandwich!

For the Pulled Chicken:
2 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 small onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
28 ounces diced tomatoes with green chilies, 2 cans - like rotel
2 tablespoons red chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
2 cubes chicken bouillon
For the Chicken:
* Place diced onion and minced garlic in crock pot. Place chicken on top. Open cans of tomato and pour that over the chicken.
* Sprinkle chili powder, cumin salt and pepper over top. Put bouillon cubes in.
* Cover and cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 8 hours.
* Drain almost all of the juices and season more to taste, if necessary.
 TIP!! I didn't go thru the hassle of draining this...... most of the liquid cooked up and I just used a slotted spoon when serving!!!
To "pull" your chicken use 2 forks and pull the breasts apart..........
 To Build Your Sandwich!
* Hawaiian Slider Buns is what I used and it was great! I did toast them under the broiler for about 5 minutes before piling on the toppings!
* Top with your chicken mixture
* Then I used cheddar cheese slices and I popped them under the broiler again until the cheese melted!
* Top with Picked Jalepenos!
These were delish!!!!! Enjoy!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Andy Cohen Diaries...

As a TV Producer and host of the smash late night show Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen has a front row seat to an exciting world not many get to see. In this dishy, detailed diary of one year in his life, Andy goes out on the town, drops names, hosts a ton of shows, becomes codependent with Real Housewives, makes trouble, calls his mom, drops some more names, and, while searching for love, finds it with a dog. We learn everything from which celebrity peed in her WWHL dressing room to which Housewives are causing trouble and how. Nothing is off limits – including dating. We see Andy at home and with close friends and family (including his beloved and unforgettable mom). Throughout, Andy tells us not only what goes down, but exactly what he thinks about it. Inspired by the diaries of another celebrity-obsessed Andy (Warhol), this honest, irreverent, and laugh-out-loud funny book is a one-of-a-kind account of the whos and whats of pop culture in the 21st century.
Let me start by stating that I LOVE Andy Cohen, I love the Housewives and I LOVE all things Hollywood gossip so this book was a no-brainer for me! If you are going to read this book you have to go ahead and get the audio-version... I mean for the past fews weeks have Andy Cohen read to me on my drive to and from work each day is awesome. Some parts stupid but sometimes he literally makes me laugh out loud. I swear we would be best friends (said me and a million other housewives)!
If you are looking for a fun easy read or listen to break your winter blues than this is it!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

What I Wore Wednesday

Here are some of the pieces I wore lately that are still in stores and BONUS...... everyone of them is ON SALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy! Happy Shopping!!!!
Some of the pieces

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

American Sniper

He is the deadliest American sniper ever, called "the devil" by the enemies he hunted and "the legend" by his Navy SEAL brothers . . .
From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyle's kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared him so much they placed a bounty on his head. Kyle earned legendary status among his fellow U.S. warriors, whom he protected with deadly accuracy from rooftops and stealth positions. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle's masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time
After I fell in love with Unbroken the book (and the movie) I saw the movie preview last Fall for American Sniper and I knew I had to get the book first! Although I didn't love American Sniper as much as I loved Unbroken as a book I still very much enjoyed this book. I love learning about something new to me. 
Sunday Matt and I went to see American Sniper and I loved the movie so much! Whether you agree with the war or not this story is incredible. I thought Clint Eastwood did such a wonderful job with this movie you really felt like you were there with Chris.... and getting to know him as a man with his family really emotionally connects you with him even more. At the end of the movie it wasn't so much that it was sad (it was) but it was so touching. Seeing the actual footage of his memorial service and seeing all of the lives Chris touched makes it impossible not to be touched. Matt hit the nail on the head when we left the theater... I asked him if he liked the movie and he said "Ya, and I sure wish my life mattered or had as much purpose as Chris Kyle's did" exactly. 
 And let's talk about how incredible Bradley Cooper was...... I had seen interviews with the real Chris Kyle and read his book and at times on screen I could of swore Bradley was actually Chris. I thought it was amazing and such a job well done.
Do I recommend both?? Heck ya I do!

Monday, January 19, 2015

New Year, New Style!

I am having a 1/2 off Style Board special for the New Year!!!! $20 gets you 2 style boards including at least 4 complete looks within your budget, style, season PLUS accessories!!!
Here are a few examples of what I have done in the past for clients.......
Styled for Winter Remix

Marissa Styled 1

J Styled 3

If you want to book me for this SPECIAL offer leave me a comment or shoot me an email and we will get you scheduled! (! I will email you a paypal invoice to pay!! This offer is only good THIS WEEK!!!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2015


So as I have said my goal this year is to be healthy, I am still using everything I learned via Weight Watchers over these past 2 years but loosing isn't my goal anymore. BUT.... the past few weeks my pants have felt a little big on me so this morning I stepped on the scale for the first time since about November and I was pleasantly happy!!!!! I came in at 137!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Last time we talked I was 143! So I am down 6 pounds!!!!
It has been exactly 2 years this month since I was 177 and I started this journey loosing weight..... SO long but worth it. I never gained anything back over these 2 years only lost and maintained which worked for me... and that makes me feel proud. Slow and steady is my key. So in exactly these 2 years I have lost 40 pounds!!!! 40! That is like 2 of my dogs together.... crazy!
I just had to share with you all! I was a 12-14, L-XL.... I now wear a 6 (which is baggy) and I wear Med-sometimes small!
Thanks for sharing in this journey with me and being my sounding board! 40! Sounds good to me!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What I'm Loving....

I thought I would share with you all things I am LOVIN on this Wednesday!!! And more specifically things I love that keep me organized and focused!!!!!!!
I tried out a different planner last year but I came back to my Erin Condren... they are just the right size and perfect for people who love to color code and use stickers! (yes, I am 33)
Second, I got this Blog Planner from Easy and I LOVE IT! It is so helpful and keeps me on track!
For me I need to be reading a book for fun to get away from things and then I am trying to get back into the habit of reading a quick devotional each day. It's good for the soul!
I love these fun water bottles and always have mine on my desk! Drink more water goes hand-in-hand to my becoming more healthy goal this year!
And of course you need a snazzy bag to get all these goodies to and from the office or your carpool! 

I hope this list inspires you to organize and focus your life a little more.... it did me!

Keeping Me Organized 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

Golden Globes

So about last night...... for me the theme was "un-memorable".  From the show to the fashion, the whole thing bored me. NOW... I will say that Tina & Amy's opening monologue was amazing!! It really had me laughing out loud but then they disappeared? No more laughs after that!
The fashion? Most of the looks I liked but it was hard to pick out more than a few I loved. Here are 5 of my favorites.......
* This color red just popped and I thought she looked classy and flawless!
 * Yes..... I realize this might be on the worst list for some but I LOVED it! She is pregnant and this dress made her glow! She is always a risk taker and I just loved this look!
 * Va-Va-voom!! Take note Jennifer Lopez.... this is the way to turn heads.....
 * Could she look any prettier? This is perfection and I swear we should be friends in real life!
 * Oh how I love thee..... She always looks like a "Haute Couture" dream and she looked amazing last night.

So the bad???
* Yup, I did it... I put Mrs. Clooney on this list but I hate it. Not only did she look beyond bored the entire night but I loathe the gloves.
 * Sorry Jennifer but this dress aged you, it is too young or too something.....
 * Tina....... why?
 * This is just awful, I think it looks like a bedspread that is chocking the life out of her boobs.
 * J Lo.... people love you and they love this look but didn't I see you in a revealing, bedazzled dress the last... every single time I see you? We get it ... your hot.... but come on....
Do you agree with anything I said or no? HA!!!! Happy Monday friends!


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