Friday, December 16, 2011

Scarf Swap, Part 2

So, sometimes I get a little obsessive. Take this year for example. Not only did I sign up for one scarf swap, I signed up for three. Yippee! I wrote about my first swap yesterday and today I have the pleasure of sharing the results of my second swap. YAY!

This swap was hosted by the lovely Mrs. Smith. She's a doll. And so was my partner Melanie! OMG you guys, Melanie rocks my socks.

Look at what she sent!

Ok, I love love love the black cat card. Kinda looks like Raven, huh?! And I have totally worn the headband already. I simply adore it!! Everything is just fabulous!

Melanie and I had some shipping issues, but we got them all worked out. Phew!

I love swaps like these. And scarves. I'd say this was a huge success! Thanks Melanie!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Scarf Swap, Part 1

I had the pleasure of participating in three scarf swaps this year! I love them, can't you tell?!

The first swap was made possible by the lovely Sweet Tea Diaries!

I'm a little late to the link up party, as I've been sooooooo swamped with work and the holidays, but better late than never, right?

My partner was Brittany. Check out her blog, she's adorable! I loved being her partner. I love making new friends!

Here is what Brittany sent me.
I suck at taking photos and clearly need to iron my table cloth. Oye.

I love love love the scarf! I've already worn it to work and out. I am actually wearing it in a video for my Jewelmint review for Fantabulously Frugal, but that post hasn't been published yet.

You can see what I gave Brittany here!

I've already used the notepad and I wear the socks a bunch. I heart socks so that made me happy!

I had a blast! Thanks Brittany!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Feelin' Squirrely?!

My girlfriend Erica is fantastic. Anytime I need a good laugh, I know I can count on her. Please allow me to show you why....

She sends me pictures like this. She makes me giggle. And she writes things like this.

Hope these little cuties made your Monday brighter!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

All I want for Christmas is.........

With the holidays right around the corner, I wanted to share some awesome, but totally practical gifts that I think are sure to please. Plus, they are under $50. I think anyone would totally love these.

I love my husband, but clutter makes him salty. I on the other hand, see absolutely nothing wrong with the folks on Hoarders. So clearly we don't always see eye to eye. :) One thing that I do know that drives him bananas is my love of collecting take out menus. I'm lazy as eff and am not always the biggest fan of cooking, so it's so much easier to call and say, "Yo! Give me a number 4!" However, my menus have taken over. This is a must. Plus I can wow the hubs by becoming organized. It's a double win.

It takes a lot to make my husband literally laugh out loud at a knick knack. So when he was cracking up with this, I had to purchase it. F bomb. Get it?! HAHAHHA. Ok, maybe this isn't totally practical, but it's better than dropping an actual f bomb at work. Boom.

And in case Christmas isn't your thing, or you'd like to learn more about Hanukkah, this game is a huge hit. Just don't trapped in the Mazto ball forest! :)

KosherLand. LOVE!

I'd love to see your gift lists too! Tis the season for sharing! :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

What to Do with That Leftover Turkey: Recipe Link-Up

I'm linking up with Pamela from Our Loves Nest blog today. She's awesome, from Maryland, and is a newlywed too. I think she's pretty stellar! Make sure you check out all her super recipes and her adorable blog! Since we had a lot of leftover turkey, C and I decided to share our take on Tortilla Soup. Enjoy!

We had, brace yourselves, FOUR turkeys at my house on Thanksgiving. Bless my husband’s little heart; he went above and beyond with the Thanksgiving feast. So of course we had a gazillion pieces leftover. Since we were getting sick of turkey sandwiches, we wanted to try something a little different. So, we made turkey tortilla soup. And, I should preface, HE made it. I don’t cook, but I’m very handy with opening cans and doing cleanup. J

Turkey Tortilla Soup


·         2 tablespoons of olive oil

·         1 medium yellow onion, chopped

·         1 box or 32oz of vegetable, or chicken broth

·         1 can diced tomatoes (15 oz)

·         1 can whole, peeled tomatoes  (28 oz), quartered

·         2 cans black beans (15 oz), drained and rinsed

·         1 cup cilantro, roughly chopped

·         1 cup parsley, roughly chopped

·         1 jalapeƱo, finely diced

·         4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

·         Juice of one lime

·         Leftover Thanksgiving turkey (about 2 pounds)

·         Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste

·         2 eight inch tortillas, cut into strips

·         1 bag blue corn tortilla chips

·         1 cup mozzarella cheese

·         Sour cream, to taste


In a large saucepan heat the olive oil. Add the onions and cook for 2 minutes. Then, add the garlic and the jalapenos. Since I am horrible at following directions and time, I do this until they are brown. I know, I’m so helpful. J

Next, pour the vegetable broth, tomatoes, beans and half of the parsley and cilantro into a pot and bring to a boil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Once boiling, lower heat to simmer and add the turkey. Here is where you get your significant other, or yourself, if you are way braver then moi. You take the turkey and start to shred it. You can use a potato smasher or a whisk.  It’s hot and I’m a wuss. Add lime juice to your liking and then add the rest of the cilantro and parsley.  Now you can add the tortilla slices into the soup or for more crunch, fry or bake the tortilla slices until crisp.

Now in your bowl, add the blue tortilla chips and shredded cheese. Then, scoop the soup and enjoy with a dollop of sour cream.

Your taste buds can thank me later.

Bon apatite!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Dear Husband

I have a birthday in two days. Please take note. :)

This snazzy little number needs to live with me. STAT. Oh, and you get 20% if it's your first purchase. Boom.

And get a look at the inside. I want to jump in this bag and hug it. Is that weird? I love me some animal print, sorry.

Also, I need a Daycation. Or a vacation for that matter. But I'll settle for this instead!

I need a new make up bag. And, it's $39. PLEASE BUY THIS FOR ME. Sorry, I'm not sure what just came over me. ;)

And because I could eat all of these in one sitting (except the pistachio, YUCK).

And in case you need a Gilt invite, I've got you covered!

So hubby, feel free to buy one or all of the above items. That or a puppy. I'll be a super happy camper.