Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday Favorite Finds

 Happy Friday Folks! It is with an empty stomach that I post this week's favorites. I have to get an endoscopy this afternoon to check out my stomach - nothing major, the doctor just needs to look around, and all will be well around 5pm, but I can't eat until then. So, without further ado, here are some Pinterest finds that are making my tummy growl.

Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas from How Sweet It Is via My Pinterest 
I love Buffalo anything. I really can't wait to make these.

Cheesy Garlic Bread from Savory Sweet Life via My Pinterest
This was so delicious and easy. After we didn't [totally] read the directions and had to scrape the cheese off before baking, it came out great. I used all 6 cloves of garlic.
Mini Corn Dog Muffins from Iowa Girl Eats via My Pinterest
I'm making these for our annual Oscar Party. We assign Best Picture nominees to the guests, and each person has to make a dish that corresponds with the theme of that film. Corey has Moneyball and I gave myself  
The Help. It has really become one of my favorite movies. I think Minnie Jackson might have made these, but they also seem baseball inspired. What do you think?

Restaurant Style Salsa from The Pioneer Woman via My Pinterest
This makes a monster-sized batch, so 1/2 it, or make for a party. I must say this is a yummy salsa, and to me needed a little extra salt, and even with taking out the ribs and seeds of the jalapeno, it still had a kick to it. If you like an easy-to-make, spicy salsa, this one is for you.

Now for dessert...
Two Ingredient Lemon Bars  from Practically Living via My Pinterest
Two. Ingredients. Mix and bake. Sign me up.

Hope you enjoyed today's Favorites. I'm linked up with Finding Joy In My Kitchen this week for
 Friday Favorite Finds - check it out.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

What's For Dinner Tonight? Spontaneous Meals

Well, Pinterest is at its best again. I'm headed to Wegmans (our local grocery store) for the ingredients for Six Sisters' Slow Cooker Parmesan Pork Roast. Sounds involved (the recipe title is a mouthful), but really isn't. All I need from the store are the pork roast and the cornstarch.

Stay tuned for the step-by-step, and the finished product!

What's cooking at your house today?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Beauty Tuesday: Hair Ruts

Today's post is inspired by The Nate Berkus Show; he gave two women hair makeovers this morning. You might be thinking, "Chelsea, you are not in a hair rut." That may be true, but since joining Pinterest, I have seen countless hair cuts, styles, and colors that I think, "Wow I need that/want to try that/I wonder if that would look good on me..." So here are some photos of what I'm loving right now. Feel free to talk me in or out of any of these looks. My current hairstyle is long, layered, and a color halfway between dirty blonde and light brown. It's almost always blonde, though.

This is the result of hair chalking; using art pastels on wet strands of hair, then using heat (like a curling iron) to dry the colored pieces of hair. This lasts through 2-3 shampoos, so I would be more willing to try this rather than permanent bleaching of some strands before coloring them a bold color.

This next product is called The Color Bug, and is by Kevin Murphy. From what I researched, this is similar to hair chalking, but is technically more like eye shadow. It comes in Pink, Purple, and Orange, and reportedly comes out in one washing. I looked on a few websites for purchasing, but being an Australian product, you can get in on eBay or Adore Beauty.

 Now onto styles: I wear my hair messy like this a lot, but much higher on my head. I like this style that Vanessa Hudgens has; the bump in front, with the curly pieces all over, and lower on the head. I think this might look great with the dress I rented for Valentine's Day. Yes, rented. We'll get to that next Tuesday.

 This style is gorgeous! I think these type of curls would be best achieved with rollers; I use sponge rollers always, I really don't know how to use hot rollers very well, although my hair was hot rolled for the wedding and I liked the result. I will be trying this style soon!

Last one! If I had to compare my actual hair type to anyone, it would be Taylor Swift. Crazy, long, and curly hair, and I love it. Since the headband-across-the-forehead trend came about, I've been wanting to try it. It doesn't look so great on me when my hair is down and curly, but I love this with the big flower on the side and the pieces of hair in front. I may also try this with long straight hair, too.

What are you loving lately with hair trends? Would you try any of these styles/colors? Let's hear it!

Friday, February 3, 2012

First Friday Favorite Finds

Thanks to Rachel for the inspiration for today's post; she links up to SnoWhite's Blog every week for Friday Favorite Finds, and I have so many recipes saved on my Pinterest account that I thought it would be a great time to share some of those and others with you.

(via Pinterest) 
Sweet and Spicy Bacon Chicken
(via Pinterest)
WW Crock Pot Potato Soup
We made this last week and it was really delicious! 

(via Pinterest)
Kentucky Bourbon Bacon Chex Mix
I still might make this for Super Bowl Sunday (but I will probably hold off until Oscar Night)!
(via Pinterest)
15 Minute Macaroni and Cheese
I love this because it looks SO easy.

(via Pinterest)
Salt and Vinegar Broiled Fingerling Potatoes
I am the biggest fan of Salt and Vinegar-flavored anything.
In fact, there is now Salt and Vinegar Popcorn. (99 cents a bag)! Anyway, Corey took one bite and made a funny, and unforgettable "that's gross" face, so I get that to myself, but generally, he likes salt and vinegar, so these would be a great addition to grilled chicken I think.

That's all folks for Friday Favorite Finds. Check out SnoWhite's Blog to link to FFF. Happy Weekend!