Friday, June 29, 2012

Happy Friday Y'all

Shirt: Target
Sandals: Target
Earrings: F21

Happy Friday y'all! This week has gone by so fast that I can't believe it is already the weekend. Do you have any big plans? To start, I am headed with a big group of ladies to see "Magic Mike" and then see what happens after that. If you see it, let me know your thoughts. I will post mine next week. Try to stay cool! It's pretty hot out there!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Under Fire

Button Up: Old Navy
Shorts: (originally pants) F21
Flats: TOMS
Necklace: Kohl's
Glasses: Mall Kiosk

My hometown is under fire right now. This last weekend a fire broke out in the mountains west of Colorado Springs. Within the past couple of days, the fire has grown due to the dry conditions and wind. This fire has burned over 15000 acres since then and since last night many homes and other structures have been burned. My family and friends are all safe as of right now. I feel so helpless being over a thousand miles away and wish there was something I could do.

Please keep Colorado Springs people and firefighters in your thoughts and prayers.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream

Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream
From Cuisinart Recipe Book

About a month ago, we bought an ice cream maker since we didn't get one for our wedding. The first couple of times we used it I just made vanilla ice cream. This time we both wanted something different. Matt chose strawberry ice cream. But I was a bit of a skeptic. See I like strawberries and I like ice cream but I am not a huge fan of strawberry ice cream. Anyway, I made it for him and it turned out pretty tasty but next time it will need a little less sugar.

1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled*
3/4 cup whole milk
2/3 cup granulated sugar (maybe add a 1/2 cup instead)
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Place strawberries in food processor with a fitted chopping blade and pulse strawberries until rough/finely chopped.
Reserve in bowl.
In medium bowl, whisk milk, sugar, and salt until sugar is dissolved.
Stir in heavy cream and vanilla.
Stir in reserved strawberries and all juices.
Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.
Pour mixture into frozen freezer bowl and let mix for 15-20 minutes.

*Frozen strawberries can be substituted for fresh strawberries.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Wearing It

 Shirt: Kohl's
Skirt: Old Navy
Belt: F21
Wedges: Target
Necklace: Self Made

Happy Monday!!! I feel like I am sorta participating in Inspiration Monday today. I know it is not that similar to the inspiration but what's a girl gonna do when she doesn't have a printed maxi and it is too hot for any sort of jacket. She or I create this outfit and am wearing it with pride for Inspiration Monday!!!!

Here is the Two Birds Inspiration Monday look!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Every Chance I Get

Tank: F21
Skirt: Thrifted
Sandals: Target
Glasses: Gift
Belt: F21

Happy Friday!!! Not much has happened this week so no new topics to post on. Only things is that I got these sandals about 2 weeks ago I wear them every chance I get. I absolutely love them!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Blazer: Target
Tanks: Hanes via Walmart
Shorts: Gap
Flats: Target
Glasses: My Husband's

What do you do in the evening? Lately, Matt and I have been playing "tennis" after dinner in our backyard. And by "tennis" I mean he stand on one side of the chain link fence and I stand on the other and we hit the ball back and forth. It's more like redneck tennis if you ask me, but then again we do live in Kentucky now.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Mad Men

Tank: F21
Cami: Kohls
Pants: Target
Sandals: Target
Necklaces: ByBoe and Gift

Do you watch Mad Men? I just started watching it on Netflix a couple of weeks ago and I LOVE IT! I have come to really like the 60s style that the women in the show have. When I finally make it to the thrift store, I will be looking for clothes inspired by the 60s. Or maybe I will work on my sewing, find some vintage patterns and then make them.

What do you think of the show or the style? 

It's Monday again which means it is Two Birds Inspiration Monday. Do you participate? If not, you should!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Lately...According to My iPhone

Oscar and the Morning/Halfway Done
Louisville Bridge/Bread and Beer at Dinner
Mini Golf
Snoozing Oscar/My Small Garden