Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday Favorites

What a week! Let's just say I'm thankful the weekend is here. The weather this week has been rainy and extremely humid every afternoon which doesn't make for great hair days or getting things accomplished outside. Thankfully I work indoors and that's all that got done.

My coworkers and I took advantage of Uber's ice cream delivery special and enjoyed Kelly's homemade ice cream earlier this week.

We also got all the fun photobooth pictures from the work charity gala I attended over the weekend. I love how my female coworker's sign in the last photo says "I'm hers" and it's pointing at me. Clearly wine was involved.

Favorite Recipe: 
Lo mein is probably my favorite thing to order when we get Chinese food so this slow cooker chicken lo mein recipe immediately caught my eye and I need to try it asap.

Favorite DIY: 
You can't really tell it's a wine rack so I'm in!

Doggy Treats:
Lola loves her treats and toys from Chewy. Most recently she got the Kong Squeezz Ring and Natural Balance Dental Chews which she just devours.

Quotes of the Week:
Some Alex & Ani inspiration which particularly applied to me this week.

My first Shop My Closet Sale went live yesterday with lots of affordable goodies including designer shoes, purses, accessories, and more so hop on over and check it out!

Joining Amanda today for Friday Favorites.

Enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Shop My Closet (& Beyond) Sale

Welcome to my first Shop My Closet sale!
All of these items are in very good/excellent condition, either never worn/used or lightly worn. Everything is extremely discounted considering the retail price so these prices are final. 

Feel free to ask questions and request additional photos to see the condition before making a purchase. If you want to purchase a specific item, please comment below specifying the item and your PayPal address so I can send you an invoice or you can email me with your PayPal address privately if you are definitely interested ( I can't hold items so purchasing is first come (first pay).

*Prices include shipping. Shipping only within the US. Shipping on shoes is slightly higher than smaller items which is reflected in the pricing.*

Michael Kors Jelly T Strap Cork Sandals - size 7
Description: Black strap, silver MK charm
Condition: Very good, worn once
Price (includes shipping): $30

BCBG Congo Pink Heels - size 7.5
See them here.
Condition: Excellent, never worn
Price (includes shipping): $45

The Best of Lancome 5-Piece Perfume Set
Tresor Eau de Parfum 7.5ml
Miracle Eau de Parfum 5ml 
Hypnose Eau de Parfum 5ml
Magnifique Eau de Parfum 5ml
Poeme Eau de Parfum 4ml 
Condition: Unopened box, never used
See item and retail value here.
Price (includes shipping): $30

Kate Spade Turquoise Gumdrop Studs
Very good, worn a few times
Price (includes shipping):

Betsey Johnson Gold Watch
Condition: Very good, worn a few times
Price (includes shipping): $30

Coach Wristlet
Condition: Like new, used twice
Price (includes shipping): $30

Dream, Love Wall Art Set of 2
Description: Gold Lettering. Dimensions are 13" x 13"
Condition: Like new
Price (includes shipping): $30

Chi Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Wand
See item here.
Condition: Excellent, without box, used once
Price (includes shipping): $35

Hot Tools Rainbow Curling Iron 1-1/4"
See item here.
Condition: Excellent, without box, used once
Price (includes shipping): $30

Fresh Water Pearl & Crystal Bridal Cuff Bracelet
See original here. (Length: 6 inches)
Materials: Swarovski crystal, rhinestones, ivory freshwater pearls, sterling silver, diamonite.
Condition: Like new, worn once
Price (includes shipping): $45

Set of 3 Bandeau Bras
Size: These are "one-size-fits-all" (S-L)
Condition: New without tags, never worn
Price (includes shipping): $12

Express WTF Coverup
Size XS (but fits more like a medium)
Condition: New without tags, never worn
 Price: $20

Colorful Striped High-Low Summer Dress - Size S
Condition: New without tags, never worn
Price: $15

Express White/Silver Sparkle Top - Size Small
Condition: New with tags, never worn
Price: $25

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Balsamic Glazed Goat Cheese Pizza

Pizza is one thing I never make at home so this is actually my first pizza made from scratch. When I saw the whole wheat pizza dough at Trader Joe's, I really wanted to try it along with some toppings that you can't typically order from a pizza restaurant. 

Whole wheat pizza dough
3 chicken sausages, sliced
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup goat cheese
3/4 cup pizza sauce
1 tbsp dried Italian seasoning
20 basil leaves, chopped
1 tbsp. Olive oil
Balsamic glaze

What To Do:
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Roll the pizza dough onto pizza stone or baking sheet. Using a basting brush to baste dough with olive oil.

2. Cook the dough by itself for about 7 minutes and remove from oven. Evenly layer pizza sauce on top of the dough and sprinkle with Italian seasonings and black pepper. Next add mozzarella cheese, chopped basil leaves, chicken sausage, and finally sprinkle with crumbled goat cheese. Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes or until crust edges are browned.

3. Remove pizza from the oven and top with balsamic glaze going in a zig-zag motion (optional). Let cool for 5 minutes before using a pizza cutter to cut into slices.


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Monday, July 27, 2015

Weekend: Charity Gala & Staycation

Hoping everyone had a great weekend as I did :-)
K and I enjoyed a quick staycation at a local Orlando resort in "tourist town" since we had to be out that way for a work charity event benefiting families dealing with pediatric cancer. It's an event that we've attended for the past three years and one I love since it's for a great cause.

We checked into the hotel on Saturday and explored the resort and pool before heading up to relax a bit before getting dressed for the event.

The night's entertainment consisted of live music, amazing food, good wine, poker, black jack and other table games (using funny money). They also had live auctions for some amazing prizes and later in the night we heard speeches from the families that benefited from the foundation. Overall it was a fantastic and fun night and luckily we only had to take a quick elevator ride to crash into bed!


On Sunday morning we had a complimentary breakfast at the resort with the charity group and then later checked out of the hotel to head home.

Since we were already out on International Drive, we stopped off to check out the new Orlando Eye observation wheel which stands 400 feet tall but we didn't actually go on the ride.

Joining the lovely Biana for her Weekending linkup.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday Favorites

 Happiness is the feeling when Friday finally get here... and of course the weekend... and not having any big obligations. Happiness will be had this weekend with lots of relaxing and maybe a dash of productivity but I'm not promising anything though. So let's talk about some faves for this week.

I love these 5 easy summer hairstyles by Lauren Conrad. 

I've never heard of Mexican Street Corn before but this recipe looks amazing! 

Cute Outfits: 

Summer Casual

Casual Work to Happy Hour

Dressy Work

I've been slacking recently and need to get back into a routine. I particularly like waist trimming workouts since that's my problem area.

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen this pic of Lola who's always a great help in the kitchen vacuuming the floor when we're cooking and eating dinner.


Because having friends that you don't have to always bite your tongue around is key.

Joining Amanda for her weekly Friday Favorites linkup and wishing everyone a happy weekend.

Is it 5 o'clock yet?