Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Spinach Artichoke Dip!

This is easy, delicious and you can substitute for reduced fat foods!
This Recipe is really easy and Oh So GOOOOOOD!

SIMPLE SPINACH & ARTICHOKE DIP
1 Box of frozen chopped spinach (thawed & drained)
1 Package Fat Free Cream Cheese
1 Can (14oz) Artichoke Hearts (drained & chopped)
1/2 Cup Reduced Fat Mayo
1/4 Cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Salt
1 TBLSPOON of Olive Oil
Season with Salt & Pepper to Taste

Mix Cream cheese, mayo, cheese, olive oil and garlic salt until creamy. Blend in spinach & artichokes. Add salt and pepper to taste and Voila! Serve with Tortilla Chips, Fresh Veggies or Warm Soft Pita Bread!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Delicious Shakes!


SHAKES ARE YUMMY. YOU CAN MIX MANY DIFFERENT THINGS TOGETHER TO CHANGE IT UP AND GET ALL THE NUTRITION YOU NEED. IT'S FILLING AND GOOD FOR YOU! I MIX MINE WITH A SOY SHAKE MIX THAT HAS ALL THE VITAMINS AND NUTRITION I NEED IN A WELL BALANCED MEAL!
I WILL SHARE SOME REALLY YUMMY RECIPES SO YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN AT HOME!

*CHAI-BANANA SOY SHAKE*
1 BANANA
1 SCOOP OF CHAI POWDER (you can find this at the grocery or health food store)
1/2 Cup of Soy Milk
1 Cup of ICE
2 Scoops of SOY SHAKE MIX (optional)

Put this all in a blender and there you go!

*Strawberry Banana Shake
1 BANANA
1 SMALL CONTAINER OF STRAWBERRY YOGURT
1/2 CUP OF SOY MILK
1 CUP OF ICE
2 SCOOPS OF SOY SHAKE MIX (OPTIONAL)

Put this all in a blender and you got it!

*TROPICAL FRUIT SHAKE
1 CUP OF FROZEN MIXED FRUIT (PINAPPLE, STRAWBERRIES ETC)
1/2 CUP JUICE (ORANGE, PINAPPLE WHATEVER YOU LIKE)
1/2 CUP OF ICE
2 SCOOPS OF SOY SHAKE MIX (OPTIONAL)

Put this all in a blender and YUMMMMY!

*CHOCOLATE VANILLA SHAKE
1/2 CUP OF SOY MILK
2-3 tbs. OF CHOC. SYRUP
1 CUP OF ICE
2 SCOOPS OF SOY SHAKE MIX

Put this all in a blender and VOILA!!!

Semi-Veggitarian?







Okay, I think I have come to a point where I want to loose weight. I have gotten to the point where I almost don't feel good about myself. My belly fat is what's getting me down. And Summer is a comin' and I am in no way ready for a bathing suit!!!! I want to To Wear a PLAIN OL' T-Shirt without feeling "big" in it. LOL. So Im cutting meat out from most of my week. Look at kids now-a-days. They keep getting bigger and bigger and BIGGER! It's all that processed meat and hormones that come with it. Milk is another fattening drink. If it's not NON-FAT it will fatten you up! I DON'T drink milk, I only drink soymilk because I am lactose-intolerant (although I eat cheese! I will give into a tummy ache anyday for some CHEESE)
Also, I am hispanic and BOY do we eat a lot of Tortillas and Bread and Rice around here! So, Im going to cut that intake by HALF. I love chicken tenders, chili cheese tater tots, nachos, pizza, SUGAR & Sweets!!! AHHHH...
Going out to eat is a big deal with me too. And when I do I figure why not splurge on Meat and Breads only once a week. As for eating at home. Fruit, Veggies, water, juice (on occasion), crakers, tuna sandwiches, PB&Jellies!!! Is what I will be eating. I have a meal replacment shake for breakfast and fruit a cottage cheese or soup or veggies w/light ranch for lunch and Dinner either a shake or steamed broccoli, carrots, salad, soup, some HOT TEA etc. You want to eat your bread/tortilla early in the day for Lunch so You have all day to burn it off. Anything you eat at night will STICK on you. And I have a BAD Habit of eating LATE!!! Thats SOOOO BAD!
So Here I go...trying to live healthier and excersise! I hope I can stick to it!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Betsey Johnson Adrina Sandals!

So...I gave in to it. I try and try to save money! But I just can't help it! LOL. I figure I could wear these to work, and summer time is just around the corner! So, what the heck I deserve it right! LOL. Well, They are originally $175 and I got them for $60. betseyjohnson.com had a sale (ended last night) for an extra 40% off sale items. So I went for it! Cute right!?

Monday, April 19, 2010

Ladies I Love Series #3 Betsey Johnson!!!!!


Betsey Johnson was born August 10, 1942 in Wethersfield, Connecticut. She started as an intern after high school for the magazine MADEMOISELLE and then won the Guest Editor contest which launched her Fashion Career. Within a year she became the in-house designer for the Manhattan Boutique "Paraphernalia". She was involved in Andy Warhol's underground scene also with The Velvet Underground, Edie Sedgwick and Lou Reed.
In 1969, she opened a boutique called "Betsey Bunki Nini" on N.Y.'s Upper East Side. In the 70's she took over "Alley Cat" a rock'n'roll Label and did very well. So, She finally started her OWN Fashion Line in 1978 and has been one of the most "over the top", funky and adorable fashion line! She is BY far my Favorite Designer. ( I own many purses and jewelry!!! )


Many Faces throughout the Years!


She is Adorable!

Betsey & her Beautiful Models!

Betsey Johnson & Angela Simmons

Girl She can Do the Splits! in heels and a dress. Classy!

Cutesy Bow!

Signature Bow!

Betsey Taking a Bow! She also is known for doing a Cartwheel at the end of her Shows!

What I am Loving from FOREVER 21!

Forever21 Basic Knit Tank
$5.80 Extra Long LOVE the FABRIC! I have been obsessed with these. I have this NEON Yellow and a Fuschia color. Wear these under everything! Layering is Awsome!


Forever21 Love&Beauty Nail Polishes
$2.80/each I got mine in Lavender & Metallic Teal
*I was surprised how nice the color payoff on these were. They do need 2 coats but the colors are BEAUTIFUL!



Forever21 Sequin Beret (I got mine in Black-its sold out but there is Purple & Blue)
ON SALE! $3.99 (orig.$7.) Adorable Beret. I wear my hair curly with this beret. Makes me feel like Im in Paris!


Forever21 Black Sequin Belt
$6.80 Cute and Adds a Bit of Glitz to your outfit! I like to wear mine with skinny Jeans, a Black Flowy Vest and Minimal Jewerly.


Forever21 Strawberry Treat Necklace
$4.80 Really Long and Uber Cutesy! I think If hello Kitty was Real she would wear this! LOL


Forever21 Black Heart Belt m/l
$5.80 Adorable Hearts Belt. I wore this to church and movie date (Alice & Wonderland) yesterday over a babydoll dress.


Forever21 Black Rosary Necklace
$6.80 Cute, Long and goes great on top of a lighter colored shirt.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

LADIES I LOVE SERIES: #2~Catherine Baba

what can i say...This lady is so interesting to me. She is completly unique and not afraid of fashion. I really admire her sence of style!
She is a "Stylist" pronouned in her words (Stee-a-List)which means MUCH more than a Stylist. Her fashion is very 20s/30s Glamour with touches of Bold Prints and Bright Colors...She is just Fabulous! Here are some drool worthy photos of some of her awsome Fashion Sence.




Adorable!



Pretty In Pink!



This Coat is Fabulous!



Fur (check) Stilettos (check) Bike (check)...She is truly an ICON!




Love all the colors and those Boots!


Gorgeous!

Monday, April 12, 2010

D.I.Y Felt Dounuts! Feat. LolaSaysWhat

Frosting and sprinkles and Calorie Free! OH MY!!! I want to make my own felt food and you can too! Thanks to this awsome video by lolasayswhat
Anywho...Im going to the craft store to buy me some felt! hehe! Have Fun!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sexy Shoe's Saturday!

*DsQuared2 Oversized Platform, Skeletal Backbone Heel. Ultra Cool and Sexy! I would love these! So cute with a Black Dress and a Top Hat! Come on...picture it with me ladies!



*Nicholas Kirkwood Panna Platform Booties $1,006



*Givenchy Studded Ankle Boots $1,156 Okay, I picture Prince in an fitted Cream Suit And these Sexy Ankle Boots on Stage SINGING TO ME...hehe, A Girl Can Dream! ***PRINCE WORTHY BOOTS FOR SURE!!!



*Christian Loubutin $1,628, Ankle "Cagged" Boot with 5 1/2 inch Heels! Python Trim...So Daring, So Seductive!



*Giuseppe Zanotti Skull Boots $930.00 So Hot!


*Christian Louboutin $889.00 Spiked Heels 4 Inch Platform. Super High Super Sexy and Doubles as a Weapon!!! My weapon of choice! LOL


*Alexander McQueens (R.I.P) $929.00 4 Inch Heel, Navy Blue Silk with Silver Skull with purple eyes and Teeth! I think these might be my fav!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Fabulous Finds Fridays!!!

FELT FOOD....
okay, nuff said.
So adorable and so fun! Kids would love to play with these. HECK, I would love to play with these! I came across this adorable "store" on etsy.com and HAD to show it to my readers! It's a online shop that is called PICKLE THINGS. Okay, now I have a yearning to make some felt food. They are priced from $10 and up. Here is the direct webpage http://www.etsy.com/shop/PickleThings
Okay enough typing, here are some pictures!