I realized this week that I have been LAME with updating my bag acquisitions.
Just like my posting, this lazyness is due in part to my rut of choosing the same bag most everyday: my black Stella, faux-suede, chain one [that everyone has].
Now that spring has sprung…maybe I’ll take out my BROWN Stella.
So while I *should* be experimenting with different bag styling, the “experiment” I reference in the title is for the “piZap” online photo app. For what, you say? For collage-making!
p.s. The RK bags are to die for! Love the styling! Love that they sent me a personalized luggage tag…just b/c!
p.s.s. How awesome is my 14.75yo black retriever canine counterpart w/ his matching bandana?!
Speaking of cake: The Great Cake Debate (FIVE 2-Ingredient Recipes!) http://www.hungry-girl.com/newsletters/show/1543 …
HG’s Uses for (organic) Canned Pumpkin! I <3 pumpkin http://www.hungry-girl.com/biteout/show/2103 …
What I’m reading TODAY -> CoQ10 - Ubiquinone Vs Ubiquinol: What’s The Difference?: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/coq10-ubiquinone-ubiquinol-whats-the-difference.htm#.UUECcVUbO-c.twitter …
Raw Nuts and Seeds: Are the Nuts You Eat Really Raw? http://www.rawnutsandseeds.com/2010/02/are-nuts-you-eat-really-raw.html?spref=tw … and keep those nuts/seeds in the fridge
Being Mediterranean of descent and into all things health and research-related, I stumbled upon oil of oregano back last fall. A fellow chick swore that this particular additive to a herb “cocktail” she was taking prevented her from getting any colds or flu. ((head cocked to the side, “what’s this you say?”))
I’ve taken Ashwaganda, Quercetin and many other anti-oxidants. What intrigued me about this was the research! I went on PubMed and there was more research on THIS than Ubiquinol/Co-Q10!
Purported benefits include:
- high antioxidant value
- pain reliever (used topically) or as a secondary effect of anti-inflammatory, so…
- yes, anti-inflammatory
The oil is being used as a natural food preserver for the benefits listed above. When put in olive oil, it extends the shelf life and prevents rancidity, for example.
I have yet to find any contraindications or bad side effects. Now, the crushed stuff you put in your marinara sauce isn’t going to do the trick. I used the super strength version of Oreganol (the brand) and I think it actually helped clear my skin up a bit (holy moly!!! that in and of itself…) and I wasn’t sick until…I switched to a cheaper alternative last month.
Coincidence? Who knows but I’ve been sick for a week, two doctors visits, can’t workout, more meds than I care to be on…
*~* Stay healthy chicks!
references available upon request
Ok that was…dumb.
What’s not dumb is substituting more gluten-free options into your nutritional arsenal!
Here’s a recipe I got from the mamiverse.com and posted on my twitter machine, AFTER I road-tested it:
QUINOA SALAD WITH CITRUS CILANTRO DRESSING
¼ cup freshly squeezed fresh citrus juice
¼ cup olive oil, plus 2 TBSP for vegetables
¼ TSP salt
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water, vegetable broth or chicken broth
½ cup diced carrots
½ cup diced celery
½ onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup chickpeas
- Place quinoa in a large saucepan with 2 cups liquid of your choice (chicken broth, vegetable broth or beef broth) and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
- The quinoa will be soft and will have absorbed the liquid. Set aside, allow to cool.
- For dressing: In blender add cilantro, citrus juice, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth. Season to Taste. Set aside.
- In a skillet over medium high heat add the 2 TBSP of olive oil. Sauté carrots, celery, onion and garlic until tender, about 4 minutes.
- To quinoa add cooked vegetables and chickpeas.
- Mix to combine
- Add dressing or serve tableside.
- Store in fridge. (or in freezer to save for future)
may I present Gina Gershon??
and you may remember her from THIS post recently.
And because, yes, an actor’s face is something that is frequently…er…adjusted (does she really look like the type to be excessively into that, though?) and because I know you readers WANT it; HERE is a bikini shot from last summer:
This fit chick is 50…and a half! I’m nowhere near that but would take that* in a second.
Exercise-wise: I read she likes yoga, but not HOT yoga. (source HERE)
*that = her face, body, or both…not age
So it looks grey…maybe brown…but there’s definitely some green in there. Big pic, eh?
When I say “Juice” I mean ALL OF THE STUFF.
I have a juicer, but I don’t use it.
Instead I use my fab Vitamix. This way, I don’t waste the pulp or FIBER which we, as women, don’t get enough of anyway.
- almond milk
- ginger root
To your week, fit chicks!! In good health, *~*
What girl doesn’t love a little glitter in her life?
Of the different polishes, Butter goes on the smoothest (less texture) and Opi stays on the longest.
However, that isn’t saying much. If you are used to mani’s lasting 10 days to 2 weeks, get ready for 3-4 days…TOPS…before there is a ton of chipping and wear.
Enter the press on stickies. I’ve also tried several types. Hands down (pun intended), the Kiss brand are superb. The do not need any extra fussing for application OR take off (they just peel right off). And these suckers once last THREE WEEKS which included lots of ocean time. They fade a bit but still look great and stay on.
Though the polishes are not long wear, both the S. Hansen stickies and the polishes take nearly straight acetone to completely remove.
Your experiences, chicks??