Goodbye Weekend, until next time.

This weekend was fun filled.  Saturday night was the first time I went out in oh gosh, I don’t even know how long.  I don’t really go out anymore because I relax on the weekends after a long week of work and Physical Therapy, yoga, and my fur child.  

 
So first I would like to share something called sticky rice.  It’s an Asian dish, and if you wrap it with lotus leaves it’s something called zhong zhi.  I think that’s how you spell it if I remember correctly.  Let me just tell you if you find someone who can make this from scratch it’s literally heaven in your mouth.  It’s sticky rice with seasonings and each one is different but this one is so good.  It has sausage, small strips of mushroom, and just sticky rice.  I think the woman who made it for me puts oyster sauce in it as well.  Anyway, here is a picture of this amazing dish!
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This is a picture I took a few months ago when I had it for the first time.  It’s wrapped in lotus leaves.
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Saturday night I went out and had a ladies night.  The pictures aren’t great quality, they’re taken with phones so I apologize greatly, however I wanted to share them anyway.  My dress is from Forever 21, I literally bought it the night of.  My  hair and makeup is done by friend.  She has her own salon so I felt so awesome getting pampered!
 
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 Today was Sunday Funday and this is what I wore.
ImageImageImage The hair piece is a new style I am trying out (from Forever 21) and I never thought I could pull it off but I am loving this look!  The leggings/yoga pants are from Victoria’s Secret, top from Marshall’s and rain boots are Ralph Lauren.  We had a torrential downpour today so I had no choice but to wear my rain boots.
 
I hope everyone had a good weekend!
 
 
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Happy 8th Birthday my handsome little man!

Well today is my little dog’s birthday.  No not Lilly’s, the other dog; Kuba.  He’s made an appearance quite a bit here on my blog mostly in past and recently as well.  He turned a big whopping 8 years old today!!! He’s getting so old but definitely a puppy at heart.  The only things that slow him down nowadays are his rotating knee caps that the vet said we can’t really do much for, but good news he’s NOT in pain and won’t need medication.  He’s quite the amazing little bugger, he’s traveled to Boston a few times, to PA, to Poland (YES, even Poland), and a few more countries due to layovers hehe.  He’s quite the adventurous dog.  Well since it was his birthday my mom and I decided to take both of the dogs to the park, and we were disappointed because there was a carnival so we just took them for a very long walk in our neighborhood.  Also the one tree coming out of the ground that you see in the below pictures, that’s still left over aftermath from Hurricane Sandy.

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As for my outfit it’s very simple because I didn’t want to be limited in what I could do with the dogs.  The top is unkown, shorts are Ralph Lauren, flats are Ralph Lauren, and sunglasses are Armani.  Also please don’t mind all of my bug bites, I live in the woods and literally get eaten alive every time I step foot outside.  I hope everyone had a great Sunday Funday!

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3 in 1!

Since I didn’t blog yesterday I’ m going to do three posts in one.  Why three if it should only be two?  Well yesterday I went to a BBQ graduation party, then after I had a girls night in, and today I went hiking.  So I’ve compiled pictures of all THREE events for your viewing pleasure.

 

I.  BBQ/Graduation Party

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II.  Girls Night IN.

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  • The musts of girls night.
    • Hair-Henna.  What I use in my hair to make it red AND to strengthen it, since a few years ago my hair was falling out in chunks due to medication, stress, and overly processed hair-color.
    • Nails-I did these myself but I found the tutorial online http://www.thecraftyninja.com/fresh-fruit-nail-tutorial/  This tutorial is so helpful and it makes this somewhat effortless, just need the time for it.
    • Skin-The usual oatmeal facial.  All that I do (not sure if it’s correct though haha) is just boil some water, add some oatmeal until it’s a little mushy, a little milk too and once it’s not too hot I put it on my face, let it sit there for a little while and rinse.

 III.  Hiking/Nature Walk

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  • Hiking/Waterfalls-I wore those sandals on accident, the hiking was somewhat last minute and all they had were shorts and a tank top, good thing I decided NOT to wear wedges today! haha
  • My best friend aka Peapod
  • Scenic Overlook
  • Getting Lost
  • Walking in the middle of the road
  • My bouquet that I picked on our walk back after we got lost and were a few miles away haha

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Sunday Funday

Two outfits for today’s Sunday Funday.  I think I have a problem, either I own too many clothes, or I just like to play dress up a little too much a haha, or maybe just both!  Either way, I have an addiction to fashion.

1.  I wore this on my way back from being away this weekend.  Very simple outfit and actually I went for a little walk before leaving and thankfully my outfit was blog worthy so I was able to take some pictures 🙂

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  • Dress-Nordstrom
  • Belt-vintage (mommy’s closet)
  • Shoes-Franco Sarto
  • Hat-from mommy’s closet

2.  This second outfit I wore when I got home.  My parents and I wanted to take a nice walk at the boardwalk by our house.  We live in the woods so we are surrounded by lakes.  There’s a super cute little area where they have  little shops, then there are restaurants that make homemade food, or homemade beer (yes I do like beer, not just girly drinks).  The best part is there is an AMAZING ICE CREAM SHOP!! That’s my favorite.  So we just walked on the boardwalk.  The boardwalk actually has some history behind it.  When my dad came to America he found this place, took a picture, sent it to my mom with a letter that said “once you get your Visa and make it to America I promise we will live here,” all in Polish of course haha.  Well my dad kept his promise.  Now onto the outfit!

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