Thursday, April 11, 2013

Loving Lately

A few things I am loving lately...
Target Finds: All of which were unnecessary, but I grabbed them anyway. Target will totally do that to you. I made a trip for one thing and left with new sunglasses, a pair of cute spatulas, a $1 lime dish towel and two $1 rolls of wrapping paper. I swear that dollar section gets me every time.
Fruit Skewers: The perfect dessert for a BBQ. Just alternate strawberries with angel food cake and top with magic shell chocolate.
Seche Vite: I owe April 100% credit on this one. After raving about this product {here}, {here} and {here}, I finally decided to pick up a bottle of Seche Vite during my last trip to Ulta. Let me start by saying this top coat lives up to the hype. For a girl who pants her nails in bed and wakes up with tons of creases, this polish has been revolutionary. Not only does this seal your polish for a professional look, it fully dries in less than a minute and my manicures now lasts up to a week without chipping! For $8 a bottle, this top coat is worth every single penny. I can't believe I waited so long to try it!
 Texas Caviar: Mix 1 can black eyed peas {drained & rinsed}, 1 can sweet corn, 1 can garbanzo beans, 1 small red onion {diced}, 1 small green bell pepper {diced}, 1 medium tomato {diced}, 2 tbsp green onion, 1/4 cup minced cilantro, 4 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp red wine vinegar, 2 tbsp kosher salt and juice of half a lime.

Weekend in Charleston: Tomorrow morning a group of rowdy girls will be departing for a weekend of Bachelorette fun in Kiawah Island!
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25 comments:

  1. I love that wrapping paper and the lime dish tower. Great finds!
    xoxo
    Suzanne from written by suzanne

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  2. Heading to Target this morning and I am hoping that I can keep to my list but now I am not so sure;)

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  3. I think I'm going to have to try that top-coat!

    Enjoy your trip to Kiawah! It looks like it's going to be a pretty nice weekend around here :)

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  4. ohhh i NEED that top nail polish for sure...yes, i am the one who wakes up with creases even after letting them dry for 45 minutes :/

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  5. Give Charleston a big hug for me please! And yes, that Target $1 spot is shopping in it's deadliest form!

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  6. Texas caviar is a Summer staple for us!

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  7. Okay, I am so with on Target... I tihnk they cater to girls like us... I have yet to see a man stop in the dollar section and pick out five rolls of wrapping paper. In my defense, it was Christmas time, they had chevron, and chevron was the new thing... I couldn't help but buy a few rolls!

    PS: Still dyyyying to hear how that Jillian Michaels thing went!

    -Chelsea at girlgrowingup.com

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  8. Those skewers are genius!! I love them!

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  9. Wow!
    I am going to try getting the top coat, as I too find my nail polish not lasting more than a day. Thanks for sharing it here.

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  10. No way!! I work on Kiawah! Definitely need to get that top coat, stat.

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  11. I may have to make a trip to Target sometime soon; all of your finds are SO cute! And your Texas Cavier recipes sounds delicious; in my family we have a similar recipe called Cowboy Cavier that uses avocado instead of garbanzo beans. I will have to try your version too!

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  12. Love that top coat! I will warn you though that once you get about half way through the bottle it becomes VERY thick & clumpy. They have a product called Seche Restore (http://www.amazon.com/Seche-Restore-Polish-Fluid-Ounce/dp/B0017ZDH52/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365694487&sr=8-1&keywords=seche+restore) to help thin out the formula again so that you can use the whole bottle :)

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  13. My mom-in-law makes that salsa as well...it is awesome! And Seche Vite is a beautiful product! I discovered it years ago when I worked for ULTA and have never found anything better! :)

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  14. Okay, I did not see that wrapping paper at my Target! I want it, and hopefully will find some on my next trip. Dang you Targe!! haha Those fruit skewers are a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing that top coat nail polish. I always have the same problems as you!!

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  15. YES! I'll sing the praises of seche vite all day long! I'm totally with you - 10:30 is always optimal nail painting time in my mind too!

    Have SO much fun in Charleston! I figured it was this weekend since Matt's having his boys crash at the house for a master's party! Gotta schedule a date soon - the boys are getting antsy!

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  16. Yes, yes, yes on the Seche Vite ... and oh my goodness, I mentioned it AGAIN on my blog again today - I am a Seche-Vite-lovin'-broken-record! Haha!

    Awesome seeing you on Tuesday and I'll look forward to seeing you again soon (although OMG did you see that he won't be teaching there after this month?!?!).

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  17. The Texas Caviar and Fruit Skewers look really yummy!! And I love target, great finds!!

    xoxo,aHc
    wonderfulseabreeze.blogspot.com

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  18. Ooh you crazy girls have fun!!!!! Can't wait to get a full recap!

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  19. After reading this this morning I went to Target and bought some of the wrapping paper! My Target didn't have the same prints but I picked up some cute chevron ones instead. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Have fun on your weekend trip :) & Target always makes people buy more then they planned on to begin with..

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  21. I am guilty of getting caught up that dollar section at the front of the Target stores.

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  22. Your Texas Caviar pics are gorgeous! I need to try that top coat polish! Hope you're having a great time. Enjoying the pics on Instagram. Cheers!

    Samara

    www.samaraevangeline.blogspot.com
    www.grimeglitzglam.blogspot.com

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  23. I love making those skewers! So easy and delicious!

    I'm looking forward to a Charleston recap! We're going with another couple in July, so I need some ideas! :)

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