Thursday, February 21, 2013

Loving Lately

Hey there! Sorry for the hiatus this week. I am finally getting the hang of the new laptop. I forgot how much work it is to set all your settings, organize all your documents, bookmark your favorites, transfer everything from the old to the new, etc. Also, thanks for all of the "back up" recommendations.

Okay, let's get right down to business. A few things I'm loving lately...



L'Oreal's Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain: I am a total sucker for good commercials, so when I saw L'Oreal's new lip stain advertisement I immediately had to have it in “Pink Resistance.” I love how much longer it lasts on my lips than other lip glosses. Even after a full meal, the shine fades but the color definitely stays. For $7.99, I highly recommend picking up a tube during your next Target run.
Guacamole: I cannot stop eating this stuff lately. I have been making it as a “side dish” for dinner, like every night. You know, tacos and guacamole, pizza and guacamole, pasta and guacamole. The perfect complement to any entrĂ©e, right? Okay, fine. Maybe not.  Regardless, here is the recipe: 

Ingredients:
4 Ripe Avocados
2 Limes, juiced
1 Roma Tomato, diced
1 Small Red Onion, diced
1 Jalapeno, deseeded and diced
1/2 cup Cilantro, chopped
1 tsp Ground Cumin
1 tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper
Kosher Salt to Taste


Mix all of the ingredients together until well blended.
Snow! We had our first {and probably only} snow in Charlotte last weekend. It was so fun to see our home covered in 3 inches of white powdery snow for the first time. And I wasn't the only person excited for a snow day…

That boy looooves his football!
 New laptop: When did Toshiba start packaging their laptops in pizza boxes?
Bagel Sandwiches: My new lunch go-to for the week, sans turkey. I start with an everything bagel thin and add a layer of Trader Joes White Bean Hummus, a thick tomato slice, alfalfa sprouts, a thin slice of provolone, avocado and whatever else I can find in the fridge. 
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25 comments:

  1. How flipping cute is your pup in his coat?

    How are you liking the new toshiba, Win8 aside? I was laptop shopping yesterday and most of the salespeople were recommending them. I have an hp right now that I was happy with up until recently...it's lasted me about 4 years.

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  2. Awww Charlie in the snow is just too cute for words! My pup loved all of the Charlotte snow, too! And that guacamole looks delish! I could eat it for every single meal, I swear :)

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  3. I'm going to have to try that lip gloss! I love that color, it looks so pretty! Also, there's a shout out to you & your genius ideas on my blog today! Have a great day!

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  4. There are just too many good things in this post! New lip stain? Yes please! Guac every day? Yes please! Cute puppy playing in the snow? Oh yes!

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  5. That bagel sammy looks so good! I love everything bagel thins. I'm obsessed with guac, too! Can't wait to eat it poolside everyday on our honeymoon!! :)

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  6. awh, y'alls house looks adorable in the snow!!

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  7. Your bagel sandwich looks awesome. I'm glad you said hold the turkey since I can't eat deli meat! :)

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  8. Should not have seen that bagel.. I'm starving!! That looks delicious!

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  9. I am equally obsessed with guacamole! In fact, I just posted my recipe today. I've NEVER been able to get enough of it. xx

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  10. I can't wait to try the Loreal gloss, thanks for sharing it. I never get tired of guacamole, I could literally eat it everyday. That bagel looks amazing right now!

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  11. Nope, you're right. Guacamole is the perfect pairing for any meal!

    Maybe even spread a bit on your bagel next time:)

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  12. Guacamole is DELISH! I could eat it with everything too! Yum, yum!
    I'm going to have to try that white bean hummus.... I've NEVER been to trader joe's! oops... hah

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  13. Guac is delish. I could eat it everyday! I made a trip to trader joes today but I have never tried the white bean hummas!

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  14. I love Guacamole. I can never get enough either. That bagel sandwich looks good and I love bagel thins. I might have to give this a try for lunch next week!

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  15. Going to have to try and do a bagel sandwich it looks delish!

    xoxo,aHc
    preppysoutherns.blogspot.com

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  16. Missed you for sure. I will have to try your recipe and your sandwich. I have a Target run on my list, guess I will be checking out the gloss. I love the dog playing in the snow, such a picture. We have had plenty of snow here in Indiana....so.ready to be over it and welcome Spring.

    ~ Lisa ~

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  17. My mouth is WATERING for that guac and turkey bagel sandwich. Thanks for the recipe!

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  18. Mmmmm! I love bagel sandwiches! My fav is a little laughing cow cheese, cucumber, tomato, and sprouts!

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  19. Hey lady! I'm hosting a giveaway today for a $75 credit at MINTED.COM! Be sure to enter! :)

    http://jaxandmarbles.blogspot.com/2013/02/mintedcom-giveaway.html

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  20. Obsess with bagel sandwiches with veggies. My favorite go-to at a bagel shop.

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  21. Awe, your house looks so cute in the snow!!! And bagel sandwiches are the best! Yummm!

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  22. Hey I just wanted to let you know that you have been nominated for the Liebster Award!!

    xoxo,aHc
    prepofthesouths.blogspot.com

    Check it out here!

    http://prepofthesouths.blogspot.com/2013/02/liebster-award.html

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  23. That bagel sandwich looks SOOOOO good!!! I need that tomorrow for lunch!

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  24. Yay snow! How cute your dog in his snow uniform? That bagel sandwich looks delicious. As soon as I stop traveling my whole life for work and get back to the office, I will have to try that!

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  25. Hey Christina! I recently discovered your blog, and was so excited because I live in Charlotte too! I took your suggestion and bought a tube of that l'oreal lip stain today. I love it! Anyway, just wanted to stop in and introduce myself, since I'm one of your newest followers!

    P.S. Your house is gorgeous!

    http://bergerqueen.com

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