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Monday, September 27, 2010

Faux-Fur Vests

I must have this faux-fur vest from Michael Kors - it is absolutely amazing! With the new store opening at the Pru soon and winter right around the corner - I will make it my goal to have this gem!


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Friday, September 24, 2010

Double Rings

I'm obsessed with the double finger rings like these:

Southmoonunder.com





Fun Snake ring from Betseyjohnson.com



Urbanoutfitters.com



Finally, my favorite - rings made by Erica Anenberg:

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

k-12 online schooling?!



The other day I was watching TV and saw this ad come on about k-12 grade kids having the ability to learn from online courses in the convenience of their homes.

Wow, this was the most absurd thing I've ever heard of, lets give this program a pat on the back for helping childhood obesity and allowing the kids to become anti-social so that one day they will grow up to become some kind of weird lunatic/serial killer...

I'm just sayin...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Dancing with the ....Situation?



Last night I embarrassingly got sucked into watching Dancing with the Stars. This is only because they have the most ridiculous cast I have yet to see on the show. The cast includes David Hasselhoff (yup - Baywatch), The Situation, Palin's daughter - Brisol, Brandy, Audrina Partridge and a few others that I didn't really recognize.

This show is hilarious and if you have nothing else to do on a Monday night I recommend this show for sure!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Trivia Wednesday

Last night was so much fun! I met up with work friends, some have moved on to other jobs so it was great getting everyone together, for McGreevy Trivia Night!



Oh and I have to mention that we actually won - crazy huh?! Definitely planning on using the gift card for next weeks Trivia night!

I do have to confess though...I was there purely for decoration. I in no way contributed to any answers for the big win...but it was fun...haha I guess that's all that matters...right? I just don't have a wide knowledge of subjects like sports or history...

Helllo Thursday

Its almost the weekend! In order to cheer up my chilly Thursday morning I thought it would be a good idea to get a hot pumpkin spiced latte - yum



I love the fall only because of everything pumpkin. I'm not however ready to start wearing tights/closed toe shoes, so until it reaches October I will continue to be a bit on the chilly side in skirts/dresses and sandals!

Happy Thursday everyone!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Last night I decided to try and make one of Jamie Oliver's curry recipes to go along with the 'ethnic'(sorry if this is considered politically incorrect) theme this month.

I picked the chicken Korma recipe because it looked easy, spicy, and I liked all the ingredients so I wouldn't need to substitute anything.

Ingredients:

* 2 - pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, preferably organic and free-range
* 1 - large onion
* 1 - 2 inch piece of fresh ginger root
* 1 - 15 ounce can of chick peas, drained
* 2 - tablespoons butter
* 1/2 - cup of Korma curry paste (or mild curry paste), made by Patak's, or some other good brand
* 1 - 14 ounce can of coconut milk
* 1/2 cup of shredded, non-sweetened coconut
* 2 - cups greek style, plain yogurt
* 1/4 cup sliced almonds
* 1-2 chili peppers (optional)
* 1 - bunch fresh cilantro
* 1 - lemon
* vegetable oil
* kosher salt and fresh black pepper to taste

The steps for this recipe can be found here.

I also made a side of rice that had Cinnamon and nutmeg in it, making a perfect combination between the spicy curry and the sweet rice!

Also - HAD to have a side of nan bread!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Weekend

This weekend was very relaxing...finally! I feel like ever since my cousin was here in July, I have been going nonstop. So finally Friday night I stayed in and went to bed early. Saturday I met up with Steph and we got our nails and toes down on Charles Street - actually the best place I've been to in a long time! I am def going back!

Then we did a little shopping - got a really soft/warm grey scarf. Then we went to Globe for some good food. After we went to my place and just hung out, watched TV, drank some beers and ordered pizza. It was actually so much fun - even Z made an appearance.

Then Sunday I went to the gym, followed by a trip to Jcrew to spruce up my fall wardrobe! I probably spent too much, but I'm glad I actually have some new fall clothes!

I hope everyone had a good weekend!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Smooth Sailing

Beneteau42...absolutely amazing time sailing around marblehead on Saturday and Sunday!



Hope everyone is having a fantastic Labor Day Weekend!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Upgrading my Fall Wardrobe

I've become obsessed with the idea of getting a better fall/winter wardrobe. Living in Boston means fall/winter is basically 9 months of the year, and ending last years winter, I felt like I wore the same thing everyday. So this year, I want lots of dresses and skirts to wear with my fab boots!

From Jcrew:



From Gap:



New Oval Office

I cant stand the new look of the Oval Office, its just so blah.

What do you think?







I like something more along the lines of this one:



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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Book Club Update

Last night we all met up at A's apartment in Brookline - such a cute place! We had chips and salsa, guac, veggies and humus, and baked brie. It was such a fun night. We talked about Wicked - which truth be told, I didn't finish or even start for that matter - sorry M and B! I will totally start/finish it before we go see the play - promise!

I'm such a terrible book cluber. I just got so into the girl with the dragon tattoo and the sequel - the girl that played with fire, that I couldn't put it down!

We did discuss the next book, The Help, which I am super excited about reading. I've heard so many good things about this book, that I will definitely make a HUGE effort to read before next book club!

An Ethnic SC

This months theme is ethnic foods - which is pretty open according to M. She might get crazy and have american food aka hotdogs and hamburgers. haha. So N ventured to Chinatown in search for fresh ingredients and cheap prices. She made delicious 'pockets of love' aka dumplings, two other dishes that reminded me of lo mein and chopped up short ribs (feel free to tell me what the real names are Ni)









All in all - a very good SC. Although I think my clothes still smell like Chinese food, it was worth it!
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