Wednesday, February 6, 2013

whatcha doing wednesday?

I have been knitting like crazy!!!  I finished my scarf:  this was some yarn I purchased at Tuesday morning, cotton, I just thought the colors were great.  This is the "one row" scarf.  easy knit, but kept me occupied as I watched TV.  it is grey, greens and purples.

What did I wear on my nails this week?  Well thanks for asking!!
I love matte nail polish, I just think it looks super cool.  this is manglaze fuggin ugly  which is a very deep grey color that I end up wearing a lot.  the accent nail is JULEP, LISA
I added small dark pink dots at the tips just because I can!

Oh, but i had to change them half way through the week as they got chippy.  That is one thing about matte polish, it does seem to "shrink" and or chip easily.
The new polish was kiss me on my tulips  I enjoy OPI polish, but haven't loved their newest collections.  This is from the Holland collection, of which I bought a few small bottles.  I added a little glitter (because who doesn't love glitter) and a small white heart on the thumb

 I started a new book this week.  here I go again Jen lancaster is one of those authors that I will read whatever she puts out, and it has made me laugh, made me think and I would love to hear her read in person someday.  It is not too deep, it doesn't change everyone's world, but it does make me happy which is enough to change my world.  I recommend her to everyone.  

keep on keeping on

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

togs tuesday

I wore a lot of yoga pants this week, as soon as I left work I put those pants on!  I didn't exactly yoga in them, but I did get a lot of resting, cooking, keeping the downstairs clean and knitting.  Not a bad way to get some use out of those yoga pants!

I did have to wear regular clothes to work in though...jeans and tennis shoes were the mainstays.  I did wear a cute black sweater with my new scarf (see it on "whatcha doin' wednesday).

a turquoise shirt with grey cowl neck sweater with my kick ass black boots.

I'm going to polyvore something close because I don't seem to take photos of me in my work clothes.

I"m going to have to work on this.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

whatcha doing Wednesday?


 here is what I am reading this week

I bought this series months ago and have read it off and on in between other books.  It is a fun, easy, fast read.  It is easy to pick up in the middle, which means it is also easy to put down for something better that comes along, but still I would recommend it if you want a quick easy read.

I am working on Blaine's baby blanket (which feels like it is taking forever, but is almost done, no photos until baby is born!)

I am also working on a scarf for myself...or maybe to sell since I have an outlet for my knitting now!!
pictures next week.

this week I did essie jamaican me crazy with OPI divine swine  quick and easy!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

togs tuesday

Tough one since I didn't take photos this week...will be better about that in the coming times.  I wore my favorite skinny jeans (avenue, can't find anywhere to buy a second, third pair) and several layered looks this week.  It was cold here so wore a lot of colored T'shirts with sweaters and scarves.  I worked most days so wore my tennis shoes, even though I would adore wearing boots to work my foot just can't handle it. 
see posted polyvore of close to what I wore (or what it would have looked like if i had unlimited closet space and money!)
Togs tuesday will get better with photos!!!!
and I plan to let A get her creativity going with clothing posts on here!


Monday, January 28, 2013

Mangia Monday

What's on the menu, Pumba?

Tator tot hotdish:
watterson staple!  Every time I post that we are having this several relatives have just had it, or are going to have it.  Turned out great as always, though I made a larger batch so needed to add more creamed corn for flavor. 

Roasted Chicken with roasted vegetables
Bear ended up buying a roasted chicken and a roasted turkey breast in the deli (the turkey breast was new to us and quite good).  We roasted potatoes and carrots in olive oil with garlic.  Made sure to make plenty so had them for leftover lunch. 

Crunchy black bean tacos from pinterest.
is the link I used.  I did change it up a bit because I left out onion, added a ton of garlic, left out the avocado.
These were fantastic and will be added to our "regulars" M ate 6 of them!!
We used trader joe's pepper jelly, very close to Chevy's jalepeno jelly, but a bit chunkier.  The taste was very good though and we'll use up the rest of the jar for sure, but my quest continues...if only chevys would sell me vats of theirs.

We ended up going out for dinner for what would have been my dad's birthday  We usually do chinese food  that night, but ended up with breakfast for dinner.  Bear had the "dad's meal" and had chicken fried steak with brown gravy on the fries. 

Next week photos will be added to food posts (If I remember~)