Thursday, May 20, 2010

*Cocktail of the Week*

This week's cocktail is actually a shot....a delicious one at that. When you crave Chocolate Cake...no need to bake one and think of all those calories/fat ughhh. Instead Opt for a yummy shot that tastes just like the real thing!
YOU WILL NEED

Frangelico (hazelnut liquour)~ Also, DeKupper's has one.
ABSOLUTE Citrus Vodka (Any Lemon Vodka is good)
Lemon
Sugar

Okay~ All you gotta do is prepare your lemon. Slice off the two ends then Lay it on one of the flat sides. Then Cut into peices.
Arrange on a plate with a mini mountain of sugar.

then...COAT your lemon slice with sugar!

You need equal parts of Vodka and Hazelnut Liquour. Put in a shaker of ice...shake up and strain into shot glasses...

Now here comes the FUN!

Take the shot...bite the lemon!

YUMMY..now that's a Chocolate Shake Shot!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Fabulous Finds Friday!

I did a bit of shopping and found some good deals and picked up a few items from Kiehl's, they had a few days of extra percentage off! So, I took advantage of that!

What I Got:
Betsey Johnson Leapord Laptop Bag~ $19.99 T.J.Maxx
Betsey Johnson Fragrance~ $19.99 Burlington Coat Factory
New Bedding~ $49.99 ON SALE from %79.99 @ Burlington Coat Factory
Kiehl's Musk Roll on Fragrance $29.00 plus 35%off @ Dillards
Kiehl's Blue Herbal Spot Treatment $16. plus 35%off@ Dillards
Clarisonic Extra Brush Replacement $26. @ Dillards

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Spinach Artichoke Dip!

This is easy, delicious and you can substitute for reduced fat foods!
This Recipe is really easy and Oh So GOOOOOOD!

SIMPLE SPINACH & ARTICHOKE DIP
1 Box of frozen chopped spinach (thawed & drained)
1 Package Fat Free Cream Cheese
1 Can (14oz) Artichoke Hearts (drained & chopped)
1/2 Cup Reduced Fat Mayo
1/4 Cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Salt
1 TBLSPOON of Olive Oil
Season with Salt & Pepper to Taste

Mix Cream cheese, mayo, cheese, olive oil and garlic salt until creamy. Blend in spinach & artichokes. Add salt and pepper to taste and Voila! Serve with Tortilla Chips, Fresh Veggies or Warm Soft Pita Bread!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Delicious Shakes!


SHAKES ARE YUMMY. YOU CAN MIX MANY DIFFERENT THINGS TOGETHER TO CHANGE IT UP AND GET ALL THE NUTRITION YOU NEED. IT'S FILLING AND GOOD FOR YOU! I MIX MINE WITH A SOY SHAKE MIX THAT HAS ALL THE VITAMINS AND NUTRITION I NEED IN A WELL BALANCED MEAL!
I WILL SHARE SOME REALLY YUMMY RECIPES SO YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN AT HOME!

*CHAI-BANANA SOY SHAKE*
1 BANANA
1 SCOOP OF CHAI POWDER (you can find this at the grocery or health food store)
1/2 Cup of Soy Milk
1 Cup of ICE
2 Scoops of SOY SHAKE MIX (optional)

Put this all in a blender and there you go!

*Strawberry Banana Shake
1 BANANA
1 SMALL CONTAINER OF STRAWBERRY YOGURT
1/2 CUP OF SOY MILK
1 CUP OF ICE
2 SCOOPS OF SOY SHAKE MIX (OPTIONAL)

Put this all in a blender and you got it!

*TROPICAL FRUIT SHAKE
1 CUP OF FROZEN MIXED FRUIT (PINAPPLE, STRAWBERRIES ETC)
1/2 CUP JUICE (ORANGE, PINAPPLE WHATEVER YOU LIKE)
1/2 CUP OF ICE
2 SCOOPS OF SOY SHAKE MIX (OPTIONAL)

Put this all in a blender and YUMMMMY!

*CHOCOLATE VANILLA SHAKE
1/2 CUP OF SOY MILK
2-3 tbs. OF CHOC. SYRUP
1 CUP OF ICE
2 SCOOPS OF SOY SHAKE MIX

Put this all in a blender and VOILA!!!

Semi-Veggitarian?







Okay, I think I have come to a point where I want to loose weight. I have gotten to the point where I almost don't feel good about myself. My belly fat is what's getting me down. And Summer is a comin' and I am in no way ready for a bathing suit!!!! I want to To Wear a PLAIN OL' T-Shirt without feeling "big" in it. LOL. So Im cutting meat out from most of my week. Look at kids now-a-days. They keep getting bigger and bigger and BIGGER! It's all that processed meat and hormones that come with it. Milk is another fattening drink. If it's not NON-FAT it will fatten you up! I DON'T drink milk, I only drink soymilk because I am lactose-intolerant (although I eat cheese! I will give into a tummy ache anyday for some CHEESE)
Also, I am hispanic and BOY do we eat a lot of Tortillas and Bread and Rice around here! So, Im going to cut that intake by HALF. I love chicken tenders, chili cheese tater tots, nachos, pizza, SUGAR & Sweets!!! AHHHH...
Going out to eat is a big deal with me too. And when I do I figure why not splurge on Meat and Breads only once a week. As for eating at home. Fruit, Veggies, water, juice (on occasion), crakers, tuna sandwiches, PB&Jellies!!! Is what I will be eating. I have a meal replacment shake for breakfast and fruit a cottage cheese or soup or veggies w/light ranch for lunch and Dinner either a shake or steamed broccoli, carrots, salad, soup, some HOT TEA etc. You want to eat your bread/tortilla early in the day for Lunch so You have all day to burn it off. Anything you eat at night will STICK on you. And I have a BAD Habit of eating LATE!!! Thats SOOOO BAD!
So Here I go...trying to live healthier and excersise! I hope I can stick to it!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Betsey Johnson Adrina Sandals!

So...I gave in to it. I try and try to save money! But I just can't help it! LOL. I figure I could wear these to work, and summer time is just around the corner! So, what the heck I deserve it right! LOL. Well, They are originally $175 and I got them for $60. betseyjohnson.com had a sale (ended last night) for an extra 40% off sale items. So I went for it! Cute right!?

Monday, April 19, 2010

Ladies I Love Series #3 Betsey Johnson!!!!!


Betsey Johnson was born August 10, 1942 in Wethersfield, Connecticut. She started as an intern after high school for the magazine MADEMOISELLE and then won the Guest Editor contest which launched her Fashion Career. Within a year she became the in-house designer for the Manhattan Boutique "Paraphernalia". She was involved in Andy Warhol's underground scene also with The Velvet Underground, Edie Sedgwick and Lou Reed.
In 1969, she opened a boutique called "Betsey Bunki Nini" on N.Y.'s Upper East Side. In the 70's she took over "Alley Cat" a rock'n'roll Label and did very well. So, She finally started her OWN Fashion Line in 1978 and has been one of the most "over the top", funky and adorable fashion line! She is BY far my Favorite Designer. ( I own many purses and jewelry!!! )


Many Faces throughout the Years!


She is Adorable!

Betsey & her Beautiful Models!

Betsey Johnson & Angela Simmons

Girl She can Do the Splits! in heels and a dress. Classy!

Cutesy Bow!

Signature Bow!

Betsey Taking a Bow! She also is known for doing a Cartwheel at the end of her Shows!