blue lily is giving away another session. check out all the details on the  rie's dialogues blog. trust me, if you get the chance to get a blue lily photo shoot you should, cause wendy is rad. and who doesn't love rad photos?


note to self::

i want this bad. that is all.

from cb2


oh how i am loving this look. i only wish my hair was long enough to attempt this beauty of a hairstyle seen on love in the mommyhood. it's the perfect blend of messy and classy.


my review:: keebler fake samoas aka coconut dreams

my friend kem introduced me to these lovely little things on the 4th of july. they are very, very similar to samoas. which is good... and bad. 
i have a major weakness for samoas. these are almost but not quite as good. but alot easier to get and  they happen to be cheap enough too.plus they give me coconut dreams.

 i need to stop eating so much sugar. sugar detox take one begins on Monday.
 i am limiting myself to one free day a week. 
ready go...


tonight i am having a yummy mexican dinner. here are the recipes i am using...

 {mock chili colorado}

2 lbs lean stew meat cubed
1 onion chopped finely
sazon goya ( i get in in the mexican section of walmart) this is my secret ingredient in a ton of recipes. it adds an amazing flavor to things. i especially love it in homemade spaghetti sauce! i plan on posting another recipe that uses it later this week.
2 tbl flour
1/4 cup New Mexico or California chili powder
dash of mexican hot sauce

1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion salt
salt to taste
fresh cilantro

brown meat in oil. season with garlic powder, salt and pepper, chili powder and flour, throw into crock pot. mix onions+ rest of ingredients and pour on top of everything. cook 5-8 hours in a crock pot. serve in tortillas with sour cream, cheese, onions and cilantro.

+homemade tortillas

+ watermelon

+  my very favorite homemade salsa

{roasted salsa}


12 roma (plum) tomatoes
2 cloves garlic, unpeeled
1 small onion, quartered
1 jalapeno chile pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
juice from 1-2 limes
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


Preheat the broiler to high. cut tomatoes in half lengthwise. chop onions in big chunks. cut stem off jalapeno.
place  on cookie sheet. broil on high until vegetables are charred (5-15 minutes). throw everything into a food processor. throw in bowl and add cumin, salt, lime juice and cilantro.

+ quick and dirty brazilian lemonade

{brazilian lemonade}

2 bottles Simply Limeaid

1 can sweetened condensed milk
4 sliced limes for serving
1 bag crushed ice

In a large bowl (or pitcher if you have one big enough) pour about a cup of the Limeaid in then pour in the sweetened condensed milk. Pour in the rest of the Limeaid, mix well.
Fill desired glasses to the brim with ice, pour Brazilian lemonade over top with lime and serve immediately

recipe from nosh

can't wait! what are you having?