Thursday, February 26, 2015

plot twist

like i was saying yesterday, i'm back today to share something new with the blog

i'm really into documentaries on netflix these days - i know - i'm real cool
anyways, after reading about other people watching Food Inc and Madison [one of the most unhealthy eaters i know] telling me how unreal, great, disturbing, and pretty much life changing all at once it was i decided to watch it.
it changed my whole outlook on what i eat
obviously it is hard to eat 100% organic for many reasons
one being it's pretty expensive and another being just because it says organic doesn't mean its good, so you have to be educated about it

Madison and I are planning a visit our friends at White Oak Pastures soon to learn more about their grass feed beef and fresh vegetable sales

here on the blog i plan to share helpful things i learn along the way about different foods i have found to make it easy to eat clean and healthy on a budget

I think it's important to be clean not only on the outside but on the inside too

stay tuned for new recipes and favorites

what do you think about clean eating? tell me in the comments, i would love some advice


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

i don't even know...

i am so behind on the blog i don't even know where to begin...

i have some free time this morning so i'm going to take you back to the layered crepe cake i promised you 100 years ago.

if you don't recall that promise - i made it for my friend carlie's birthday dinner and it was a hit!!

you can find the original recipe here 

i had to use brandy instead of cognac and baileys instead of marsala [thats all the drive through liquor store had ha ha] but it all tasted great to me!

also Publix in my area doesn't have mascarpone cheese so i found a recipe for it here

and here she is!
i had so much anxiety fun making this cake
i had only made crepes once before at christmas with Kelly [and she really did all the work]
so i had a great time flipping these things out for the first time

if you like sweets but not super sweet sweets, this cake is for you!! 
it is definitely one of my new favorites
try it, you will love it!

and here's carlie blowing out her one candle :) 

happy birthday carl, i love ya!

tomorrow i'm going to share some exciting changes to the blog - you'll want to come back and see!


Friday, February 6, 2015

Friday Four

sneakers are my new favorite shoe!
i definitely plan on rocking them into spring and summer 
i have been wearing them with everything. i originally loved these and am stilling eyeing them in other colors...but i am very happy with the ones i have and there price tag was great too!


i love everything about this - so comfortable and easy
i think i might actually like those cheetah sneakers...normally i love it on others and stick to grey, blue, black myself but maybe i'll get a little frisky this spring
and i'm notorious for over wearing my denim shirt...i promise i switch out the bottom...sometimes - let's just say i'm not the fashion icon i once aspired to be

and i'm still loving my madewell denim along with everything else in there spring look book

i read a blog post back in July on Amy 
[ radio amy from the bobby bones show ]
i love her style and personality at home and on the show!
she said something at the end about drinking warm lemon water every morning - so i thought what the heck it's not like its going to hurt me

now there are posts all over about how great it is for you...i don't know if it's my mind messing with me but i promise i feel so much better when i take the time to drink the warm lemon water in the morning before breakfast 

|all images via pinterest|

happy friday folks
what are you doing this weekend?

Thursday, February 5, 2015

herb fail

so last night i had a complete cooking with herbs fail. those fails where it is literally so bad you just throw it away and make a sandwich for dinner...those make me crazy mad!

the night before Madison and i made, you guessed it, spaghetti. and like always we got spaghetti noodles for him and a spaghetti squash for me.
i had a lot of squash left over so in my 'not waisting food' spirit i decided to save it for the next night and make something would have been so good if i wouldn't have made one simple mistake...i'm not going to tell you the recipe until i get it right, but i promise i'll get it right 
my mind was telling me basil but my hands did rosemary...and rosemary just took over

right now i'm on a fresh herb kick
i can't wait to move back in with my parents - oh my gosh did i just say that!? - kelly found a cute little herb garden that the previous owners had growing at the new-to-us house and i can not wait to be able to use it
we have this deal going...they will have me as a no rent roomie as long as i do my part.
i.e. cook and clean
right now i dream about having a set routine [ i love a routine life ] of waking up early, going to my job that i love, coming home to cook a pre-planed dinner, do whatever it is people with 8-5 jobs do at night, and then get to bed early. i may hate it once i'm in it but right now it sound dreamy.

oddly enough i'm really excited about living with my parents new roomies
i will miss my sweet college roommates though...its weird to think how much life is going
to change in the next four months
i'm not going to let myself get started on that. i have lemon poppy seed bread in the oven and don't want it to burn!

tomorrow i am leaving for a girls trip to the north Georgia mountains to celebrate Carlie's birthday...and i have to get around to sharing the cake i made for her actual birthday...i impressed myself

tomorrow a friday five will be here, promise