No matter how fast life is going, there is always time to read. Even it’s just 10 minutes before bed. I found after I graduated from college that I didn’t read for a long time, now I’m making it a point to read for at least 10 minutes a day. It clears my mind and eases me into my world of dreams. No matter what you read just remember that that there’s always time to read.
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please excuse my short chunky fingers.
If you are anything like me you obsess over finding the perfect nude nail polish… ok you may not be like me and I’m an insane product junkie. Find the perfect nude has been a mission of mine, recreating that pristine clean polished looked is something I strive for. So far I have found some pretty close winners in Essie’s Topless and Barefooot, OPI Samoa Sand, and Butter London’s Tea with the Queen. However those polishes have only been close second to the new love of my life TenOverTen for JCrew’s Houston. TenOverTen is a famous nail salon chain in Manhattan, they’ve been creating polish for sometime and have come up with a pretty awesome product. I noticed that my nails dried quicker than with out polishes and looked slick and shiny without any kind of top polish. Needless to say this is one collab I can totally get behind. Love Love Love.
I love chicken fried rice, my waistline and watch do not. While seriously contemplating dropping my healthy eating kick I literally just started I remembered that I had all the ingredients for Chicken Fried Rice sans the rice at home. I rushed home to make the make one of the simplest yet most delicious meals of life. Now I cheated, yes cheating sucks and I had a bag of precooked Quinoa in my fridge and pre-cooked chicken waiting for me in freezer…ugh I know I know but A. I can’t cook Chicken and B. I’m lazy.
2 Cups of Quinoa (prepared by you, or prepared by Whole Foods…no judgements)
2 Cups of brocoli
1/2 Cup of chopped carrots
2 4Oz chicken breast (I love the nature raised farms grilled chicken… no judgements this stuff is good)
2 eggs (beaten ever so lightly.. I use organic brown eggs)
2 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp virgin coconut oil
The How too:
First microwave the frozen stuff (#sorrynotsorry), while you do that preheat either a cast iron skillet (I use a Lodge) or a Wok (which I should invest in) add the coconut oil, brocoli and carrots and cook on high until both reach vibrant green and orange. I tend to like my veggies a little brunt so I cook to then. While they brown chop up the chicken breast and prepare the quinoa which should be steaming from the bag to dump. Next add the eggs to the veggies, followed by the quinoa and cook. Finally about a minute later add the grilled chicken, sesame oil, and soy sauce, cook on medium heat for a 2-3 minutes. The result is simply delectable.
It’s been one long week and I’m just ready to grace into the weekend. Some link love to get your weekends going:
Have you heard of oil pulling for your teeth?! I hadn’t either and I’m intrigued (DesignMom)
This small black bear pillow is adorable (Brika)
The ruched front on this tank is flawless (Free People)
Do you use toner? I’m currently in love with this one (Khiels)
If this isn’t the best picture of Fashion week ever, I don’t know what is (DM Tumbles)
I just don’t know how to quit you sugar… maybe this might help (MindBodyGreen)
Wanderlusting Frigiliana (Flickr)
The Greenheart Green Smoothie is just what my winter body needs (Greenheart Wellness)
I am just so obsessed with this hustlin’ mug (Ashley Brooke Designs)
Ten minutes of yoga can help you release the stress (Huffington Post Living)
Ann Taylor Loft has a swim line? Sign me up (Loft)
May the weekend leave you with a good impression, and this song to get your weekends going
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This past weekend I met up a girlfriend for brunch at Le Dipolmate in Logan Circle and can you say bon appetite? This place is Parisian perfection, from the gorgeous interior to the early 20th century french music playing in the background you feel transported to the days that Hemingway, Picasso, and Gertrude Stein immortalized in their works. Oh and the food wasn’t anything less than amazing.