Happy {Let's Brunch} Weekend!

yay for the weekend!  this week went by super fast with b's b*day on tuesday, dinner at animal wednesday (where i had the MOST incredible salad ever, along with the pork belly sliders - yum), and a dodger game last night (win)!
tomorrow i'm brunching with some gals i always have a fun time with (the other b in my life, this is not your life and sweet nothings), catching up with my fave gal pals and hopefully finding more throw pillows and a coffee table for the new place! 
i can't believe this sunday marks the end of june, but i am ready to welcome in july with big open arms! 

Forever Frugal Friday

i love this breezy southwestern dream shift dress w/ sash from forever.  i love the way it is styled here and i love the option of cinching in the waist and throwing on some heels to dress it up a bit.  perfect little dress for hot summer days. 


Happy {Officially Summer} Weekend!

hooray for summer and friday and the weekend!
tonight i celebrate my girlfriend karah being cancer free for 3 months, tomorrow more celebrations are to be had and sunday...who knows!
i also am excited that i am finally cleared to work out since spraining my ankle memorial day!  wish me luck and let's hope my swimsuit still fits! 
have a fabulous first weekend of summer twenty thirteen!  woot woot!

Forever Frugal Friday

i have a love hate relationship with maxi dresses.  i love the look of them, but with my short frame tend to feel overwhelmed in one.  and this past weekend on montana avenue all i could see where cute women everywhere sporting maxi dresses. 
and so even though b is not a fan of maxi dresses, i am on the hunt for the perfect maxi dress (that will of course require hemming) for summer 2013.  while i would prefer a bright colored maxi to sport around town, this tribal print maxi dress could be a good start at an incredible price of under$25! 
are you on board for the maxi dress trend?  what are your favorite maxi dresses out right now?


Word Up Wednesday

fuck yeah.

this one goes out to someone special

choosing is key

i have been needing to remind myself of this lately


Make This - Chicken & Black Bean Green Enchilada Rice Bake

(photo from my @lyndsylee instagram)
in keeping up with casserole monday as b and i have coined it, i pinned this delicious recipe and it was a major hit!  the casserole is easy to prepare and leaves you with loads of leftovers (which totally taste better the next day)!  best part, it's relatively healthy and gluten free!
*2 cups white long grain rice
*2 1/2 cups cooked, shredded chicken breast (i cheated and used a rotisserie chicken)
*One 15-ounce can mild green enchilada sauce (i used a spicy green salsa)
*One 4-ounce can sliced black olives (i used two cans)
*One 15-ounce can diced tomatoes (i used the flavored ones and i would use 2 cans next time)
*1/2 cup sour cream (i used greek yogurt)
*1 teaspoon kosher salt
*1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
*1 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet Roasted Ground Cumin
*One 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed (i used 2 cans)
*2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (i used less)
*i also added 2 corns of can, 1/2 cup of extra spicy salsa, 2 cans of green chiles, pinch of cayenne*
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
2. Cook rice according to package directions.
3. Place chicken, enchilada sauce, olives, tomatoes, sour cream, salt, pepper and cumin into a large bowl, mixing to combine. Pour cooked rice into prepared baking dish and layer beans on top of rice. Pour chicken mixture over rice and top evenly with cheddar cheese. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until cheese is melted and rice is hot.


Happy Weekend!

happy weekend indeed!  still big limping here, but my sprain is definitely doing better. 
a weekend of birthday celebrations is in store, along with some home organizing as i promised b we would get to the last few boxes and officially have everything unpacked.
heading to home goods tomorrow and perhaps tj maxx, any other good home stores we should check out that are affordable?

Forever Frugal Friday

it's been awhile since i shared a forever 21 find, but i had to share this open-front chevron cardigan as it is the perfect piece for summer.  i am thinking this cardigan would be so fantastic for summer bonfires, hollywood cemetery screenings or concerts in the park after the sun sets and the evening breezes in. 


Song of the Week - Breezeblocks

ooh i love me a good music video.  and alt-J does not disappoint with their "breezeblocks" video. 

i have been loving the song for a few weeks now and just finally watched the video which was like a mini movie!  an intriguing story told backwards that will leave you shocked at the end (which is actually the beginning...still following?). 

i watched the video three times backwards and forward and have my own tale of the story.  how many times will you watch before you have your side of the story? 



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