Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday...Friday...

Thank heavens it is Friday, however it is a rainy gross Friday.  I was needing a little blog inspiration for today and I found it at lunch!  Two of my lovely co-workers and I went to BLVD. for lunch today!  This restaurant is the old Cha Cha that used to be a tapas bar on Belmont Blvd...hence the name of course!  It has a great atmosphere and is know for their different variations of FRENCH FRIES!! Yes, my all time favorite food!


You can check out their menu on their website!  I had the brussels sprout salad and an order of truffle oil and chive fries.  I would totally have them both again!  My co-workers ordered the burger and the chicken salad melt which also were very tasty.  I have to say I was disappointed that they didn't serve bread at lunch.  I had heard such wonderful things about the waffles and pretzels they serve with the meals at dinner....oh well, guess that means I will have to go back for happy hour!!






I never drink Cokes but oh this one in a bottle looked sooooooooo good! It was perfect!



Hope you have a very Happy Easter!  I will leave you with some of the scariest Easter Bunnies I have ever seen!!!












Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Where is Spring?

So today is the first day of Spring in Nashville but it sure does NOT feel like it!  I sported this Gap Neon Pink sweater trying to feel a little bit like Spring today!



Speaking of Spring...Let's talk tan...spray tan.  This girl does not tan in the tanning bed!  Believe me I wish I could because I love it but laying in a cancer coffin is not my style.  I do however LOVE spray tanning!  Yes, there have been some fun studies about how the fumes are bad for you, so I totally try to hold my breath the whole time I am in the booth.  Good thing no one can see me in there! Crazy! Sometimes when I don't have time to go spray tan and need a tan ASAP I go to the products below.

I received these tan towels in my Birchbox one month and LOVE them!  They don't streak and they work immediately. 


This is in my AMAZON cart right now!  I have heard so many great reviews about this as well!  You can buy it here or at Sally Beauty Supply!

I also recently went blonde again ya know cause it is Spring and all and I found this awesome YouTube video on another new curling technique.  I have to say it is AWESOME!!  It totally looks natural and you can wear it for two days!  I promise next time I do it I will take photos :)




This weekend I am heading to Lexington to hang out with one of my besties, Rachel!  We have been friends forever and she loves Lululemon just as much as I do!


XXOO

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Shop. Eat. Repeat.

Attention Shoppers!  My best friend Kari is having a closet sale!  Things are going fast!  She has designer glasses, shoes, jeans, dresses....Just check it out!



Last night Dave and I went to Lockeland Table in Nashville with some fabulous coworkers/friends!  It was one of the best meals I have had!!


We started off with a Cheese Plate 



We also had Oysters and "The Pig" Pizza as apps!  There were 6 of us...but we still had so much food!




Then this is what everyone had for dinner!  I had the shrimp dish!  It has Scallops instead of Grouper! OMG it was unreal!  



Of course we had Dessert as well!  Anything with Nashville chocolate Olive & Sinclair is a win with me but when you add it to my all time favorite, CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE!


This is what the bar looked like!  I had the Dragonfly to drink which was a mix between sweet, crisp and very refreshing!



I highly recommend dinner here! Make sure to make a reservation! 



Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Monday Night Dinner....

Well sadly Sean picked Catherine. I am just not sure she is as sensitive as he is! She laughed through the whole proposal and he cried!! Hmmm....

Anyway for dinner last night we had Pretzel Encrusted Chicken, Roasted Brussell Sprouts, Arugula and Beet Salad and wine of course!! (Well I had a beer and a glass of wine) Don't Judge!

I added Whole Grain Mustard to the Chicken Recipe this time and just used normal bread crumbs.  I liked it much better this time!


To make these I just used a bag of frozen Brussell Spouts, a little bit of Olive Oil and Salt and Pepper.

Heat the oven to 400 and bake for 20 minutes!  I didn't even cut these in half.  I just baked them directly from frozen and they were perfect!


HELPFUL HINT!  BUY THIS!  
It protects your pan from having to scrub it! SO SO worth it!

Arugula Salad Ingredients

Arugula
Light Balsamic
Pickled Beets
Walnuts

SO GOOD!



I did have this beer last night! Redd's Apple Ale!    It is so good and crisp.  Not as heavy as a normal cider!

Happy Tuesday!




Monday, March 11, 2013

So who will it be???




Well Tonight is the night!  It is down to the final 2!  Who will it be? Lindsay or Catherine?  I have to say my vote was for Lesley M but Sean didn't ask me!

I think I am going to go for Lindsay.  I haven't read any of the spoilers so I have no idea!  I also have no idea who the letter is from! What if it is from Emily?  I totally just thought of that??  He did look at her so lovingly....however, he looked at Tierra that way too!! BLAH!




So here is to another proposal that will probably not make it.  I mean I hope it does...but the odds are totally against it!  I mean Tierra is already wearing a bigger rock than Lindsay or Catherine will! 

Tierra Ring




Happy Bachelor Party!!




Sunday, March 10, 2013

Meal Planning...

What a beautiful Sunday!!!  My plans consist of a long run, a kickball game, grocery shopping and a little bit of cleaning!  Overall, a great day!  I notice when I have my meals planned out I tend to eat much better and have enough leftovers for Dave and I for lunch!  Which is much better than my sodium filled lean cuisine and his 10.00 Subway order EVERYDAY!





This is my menu for the week!  I will post about each of these with links to the recipes and reviews.  

Yesterday Dave and I went Ziplining at Adventureworks in Kingston Springs, TN!  We had a blast! It was only $100.00 for 10 Ziplines.  It took about 2 hours!  



Happy Sunday!




Friday, March 8, 2013

Fabulously Flawless

So my nightly ritual right before bed is Pinterest.  Dave claims I quickly turn into a vegetable while Pinteresting on my iPad at night!  My new favorite pins are makeup tutorials!  Sadly, my bestie will be moving to Chicago soon and I will have to do my own makeup for special occasions.  I have the shadow and eyeliner down but highlighting....yea i usually look like an over baked Snookie when I try to do that.

How to Get A Flawless Face- She talks a lot so mute and watch!




How To Contour, Highlight and Blush!





I just got Mac Candy Yum Yum and I absolutely LOVE IT!  It is such a bright pink!


Candy Yum Yum and Leather :)


I am having my blog professionally designed so keep checking back!


Happy Happy Friday!!