Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Blog, New Year

Hey lovies.

Instead of completely bombarding you all with my fashionista luvin', I just created a new blog. It will be heavily centered on Anthropologie, at least for now, but I'll also incorporate other brands along with makeup and beauty type stuff. Expect a link to the blog in about a week. I need a lil time at home to get it up and running first. I may also vlog a la YouTube in that realm too. Undecided on creating a new channel or converging with the current.


Just wanted to give a heads up. Any feedback is always welcome. And no worries, I won't be abandoning my foodie friends. This blog is here to stay too. Just doublin' up if that wasn't clear.

I'm currently having a great time on Atlanta, as to be expected. Can't really have a bad time with good company and all that.

Can't wait for tonite. Should be a fun NYE, which, let's face it...never happens for me, so fingers = majorly crossed.

I hope you all have an equally fabulous nite that continues into the new year, err decade (omg), and above all BE SAFE! (I know, I'm tired of hearing that too, but 'tis the season for psa's from all lol).


Monday, December 28, 2009

So Tired

December 25

Christmas was great as always. Will have to post more about it later. I'm going out of town tomorrow (December 28) and I'm too tired to make a long update. But Santa was good to me.

-a ferrero rocher chocolate
-a couple handfuls of crunch & munch (my Dad buys the weirdest stocking stuffers lol)

-gluten free blueberry muffin (big)
-slice of gluten free ham & cheese quiche with sour cream
-chocolate truffle coffee with a couple splashes of low fat eggnog

-a small piece of tenderloin with reallllly tasty mushrooms
-half of a baked potato with sour cream
-spinach artichoke dip with a few chips
-caesar salad (I made)
-bites of pie/cheesecake (I made the cheesecakes--pumpkin with a gluten free gingerbread crust and chocolate with a gluten free chocolate chip cookie crust)
-2.5-3 glasses of wine

trying to show my shirt lol

I was supposed to cook dinner, spent a lot of time and money buying everything, but we went to my aunt's at the last second and had her meal. It was good, but kind of frustrating that I didn't get to make my dinner. We had fun at least. Kinda disappointed Kendyll and Nicole had already left, but I got to see my cousin Blake, who I used to see all the time (he lived with us for a few years, then when he moved out we'd see him once again), but it had been awhile. Since Thanksgiving, probably.

December 26

-2 small pieces of bread with olive oil and balsamic
-half order of tuscan mussels

-shrimp cocktail

-a couple sips of red wine
-small piece of tenderloin with a red wine mushroom sauce and a little blue cheese
-green bean casserole with caramelized onion
-sour cream and onion mashed potatoes
-a gluten free cheddar biscuit
-bites of leftover cheesecake

super expensive, but super tasty

I made the Christmas meal and it was super super good, everyone was impressed, but everyone was tired or sick, so nobody ate together. Lame. I made it all from scratch except the biscuits. Well, and the green bean casserole was mostly canned lol, but so trashily good.

December 28

-coffee with low fat eggnog
-half (the extra small half) of a gluten free sesame bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon

-a few bites of a veggie and cheese omelet (I asked for no cheese, but whatever) with salsa and sour cream
-a few bites of fruit
-1 or 2 bites of grits
-about 3/4 of a small cup of spicy pumpkin soup (good!)

-hot chocolate

-glass of red wine
-a small turkey/brie/avocado sandwich on french baugette
-about 1/4 of my dad's club sandwich
-a small side salad of mixed greens and raspberry vinaigrette
-a lil dish of hot olives (never had heated olives before...pretty good)

I convinced my Dad to stop by a wine bar on our way home and they had house wine, beer, sandwiches, and pizza all for 50% off! Our bill was only $15 for a beer, wine, and 2 sandwiches that came w/ salads and olives. Crazy!

-3 vosges chocolate truffles
-part of a harry & david pear
-lots of water

My Dad and I went to Grapevine today to spend the day exploring. It was fun and we also went to the Ice show @ the Gaylord hotel. I have over 150 pics I took, but again, too tired now. *reminds self for later*

Off to Atlanta tomorrow (yes, again) for New Years!


Friday, December 25, 2009

Past Three Days from the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

December 22

-part of a grilled chicken naked salad from qdoba
-tall nonfat gingerbread latte

-about half of a root beer
-a handful of fries
-part of a salad w/ fruit

Christmas w/ my cousin. I wasn't too hungry (we always bring food over from this diner-type place called Rock N Rogers), but the present exchange was fun! She really liked what we got her and Kendyll. Kendyll knew which presents were for her and she kept digging in the bags. Smart baby!

the hat was from us too


-italian chicken quesadilla (random fridge stuff. chicken lunch meat, cheddar, tomatoes, mushrooms, and pesto on a brown rice tortilla)

-like 3+ more cookies (oops?)

Yep, there I go again with the bites of real food + excess sugar. Arghhh. I should probably stop making cookies, huh? The first cookie (well 2 halves) was a gift tho! Then I made some cookies for my aunt and nom nomed on some of the extras. Only some of the cookies were gluten free too. Double oops. I'm a holiday fail whale.

December 23

Christmas Eve Eve--yay.

-tall nonfat gingerbread latte
-cashew larabar

My emergency purse stash was empty for some reason, so I had to make an emergency stop to get a snack. I was SO hungry! The larabar kept me full almost all day tho.

-tropical salad with fruit and salmon
-chips and salsa/black bean dip
-one glass of pinot grigio

Christmas w/ my aunt. The place we went has this AWESOME seafood soup I was so excited about, but they sort of changed the menu and only serve it Thurs-Sun now :(. The salad was still good tho.

-half of a piece of chocolate flan (prob the best flan ever. tastes like brownie batter. Last time I got it they were off their game, but they got their groove back :-P mmm)

December 24

I woke up early because we were supposed to go with my cousin to take her baby to see Santa, but she decided not to go. Since I was already up (barely. SO. TIRED.) my Dad said he was going to take my Mom's car to get the oil fixed and that while they did that we could walk across the street to eat breakfast. I decided why not, so we did that. It was SO COLD and started snowing <3333. onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="">when the snow first started

Lots of errands today though. And Whole Foods was sold out of the gluten free cinnamon roll's I've been waiting MONTHS for, because I wanted us to have them on Christmas morning :(. After driving across town to go to a diff store and them still not having any (*pout pout*), I compromised and got some gluten free blueberry muffins, but it's not the saaaaaaaaame *whine*

-part of an egg white omelet with spinach and cream cheese
-part of an order of extra crispy breakfast potatoes w/ ketchup

-tall nonfat gingerbread latte

-the rest of the breakfast

-a bite of banana bread

-a shot glass sized amount of homemade coquito (a Puerto Rican egg nog like coconuty rum drink) made by our friend/coworker who gave us a big bottle worth. really good (and strong, hence the small amount)

-a few bites of chili w/ chips
-a few bites of queso w/ chips

-bites here and there of baking cookies, cheesecake batter, etc.

-2 fire roasted marshmallows



Merry Christmas Eve! We usually go out to a nice dinner for Xmas Eve, but we were all feeling tired and sickish and the weather was bad, so we just stayed in. Kinda disappointed, but much needed. And we have an awesome meal planned for tomorrow!

Now, just got to sleep and it will be magic day!