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 entrée, right? Okay, fine. Maybe not.  Regardless,
here is the recipe: 


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

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…

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.




  1. Bekah Walsh
    February 21, 2013 / 2:22 pm

    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.

  2. Alexa
    February 21, 2013 / 2:22 pm

    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 🙂

    February 21, 2013 / 2:31 pm

    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!

  4. the girl in the red shoes
    February 21, 2013 / 3:00 pm

    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!

  5. megan
    February 21, 2013 / 3:12 pm

    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!! 🙂

  6. Sarah Elizabeth
    February 21, 2013 / 3:18 pm

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

  7. Katie {Miss Dixie}
    February 21, 2013 / 3:20 pm

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

  8. Courtney
    February 21, 2013 / 3:54 pm

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

  9. Amanda
    February 21, 2013 / 4:49 pm

    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

  10. Virginia Belle
    February 21, 2013 / 5:07 pm

    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!

  11. Potatoes and Pilates
    February 21, 2013 / 5:41 pm

    Nope, you're right. Guacamole is the perfect pairing for any meal! Maybe even spread a bit on your bagel next time:)

  12. Jordan
    February 21, 2013 / 5:52 pm

    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

  13. Brianna Tucker
    February 21, 2013 / 6:17 pm

    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!

  14. Elizabeth
    February 21, 2013 / 9:45 pm

    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!

  15. aHc
    February 21, 2013 / 10:44 pm

    Going to have to try and do a bagel sandwich it looks delish!xoxo,aHcpreppysoutherns.blogspot.com

  16. ~ Lisa ~
    February 22, 2013 / 12:21 pm

    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 ~

  17. Mel (Northern Lights)
    February 22, 2013 / 2:26 pm

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

  18. Rachel
    February 22, 2013 / 4:04 pm

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

  19. According to Jax
    February 22, 2013 / 4:40 pm

    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

  20. Jess
    February 22, 2013 / 10:30 pm

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

  21. Jenna
    February 23, 2013 / 2:04 am

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

  22. Ashley Barnhill
    February 25, 2013 / 12:28 am

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

  23. Colleen @ TwoDelighted
    February 26, 2013 / 1:10 am

    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!

  24. Sarah B
    February 26, 2013 / 1:33 am

    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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