Sugar Land Town Square is hosting the annual Catwalk on City Walk fashion event to benefit Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital's Pretty in Pink Cancer Fund (whew, hope I got that right!).
The event coordinators have graciously given me two VIP tickets to give away to two lucky readers! I'd love to see you there while we see what's in store for fall fashion. To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on this post. I'll contact the winners tomorrow. The VIP tickets get you into the reception plus a pretty sweet swag bag.
I'm excited for this year's show. I got invited last year, but five minutes into the reception David called to tell me Georgia had gotten sick twice and was running a fever, so I missed the show. I did make it out with my swag bag though! I enjoyed discounts and free food all over Sugar Land throughout the year with the coupons.
I've been waiting for a really long time to share this service with you guys and it's finally going live!
It's an app that allows you to quickly import your family's medical records just by taking a photo of them. You can then fax or email the records from your phone, tablet or computer. This is awesome for me! I've had to get copy after copy of Georgia's immunization records for school, drop-in daycare and Sunday School. Now I'll love sending in the updated records with a click on my phone. You can store medical, dental, vision, insurance, prescription, and other records info for all of your family members. Particularly useful since I always tend to have my insurance cards in the wallet I'm not carrying at doctor appointments. I'm all about one less paper to keep up with!
I'm yet again in one of those ruts where I either don't feel like blogging or I'm just too darn lazy to do it. I really love blogging but I find that when I'm bored or struggling for content, the best thing for me to do is just step away from it for awhile. I'm ready to hop back in, but with more than my monthly beauty box subscription contents.
I love how Kelly just gives photos and updates on everyday life, but I feel that would get old for me. And I don't have time to upload all of those photos every day!
Comment and let me know what sorts of posts you'd like to see, and consider it an "ask me anything" post, too (I won't answer offensive questions). I love how Kelly just gives photos and updates on everyday life, but I feel that would get old for me. And I don't have time to upload all of those photos every day!
I adapted this recipe from one I found online calling for white wine and asparagus, because I didn't have those ingredients on hand. It turned out great and I will keep this version of the recipe on hand. I had the sausage sliced and browned by the time the pasta and peas were cooked. It truly only took 15 minutes from start to finish.
8 oz penne (half a box)
2 cups frozen green peas
1 tablespoon olive oil
12 oz fully cooked Italian chicken sausage
1/2 cup prepared pesto
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
Slice the sausage and brown it in the oil.
Meanwhile, cook the pasta and add the peas during the last couple minutes of cooking. Reserve one cup of the pasta water.
Toss all ingredients and the reserved pasta water together and serve.
I pin a lot of cute outfits on Pinterest, always thinking that I should be able to make them with just a couple of additions to my closet. Last week, I decided to go through my boards, choose my favorite outfits for fall and see what I need to buy to make a mostly new fall wardrobe. I was really surprised that most items are in my closet.
Here are some of my fall outfit picks. You'll be seeing real life posts of them this fall!
I absolutely love puffer vests and I definitely need one for this fall and winter! The only other thing I need to complete this outfit is a new pair of brown riding boots. I'm hoping to find an inexpensive puffer at Old Navy or Hollister.
I'll use the same new brown riding boots for this. I need to find a chunky necklace and cute watch and ta-da, new accessorized outfit. I'm also glad to find a use for the denim jacket I bought two years ago on mega sale at Dillard's. I haven't yet worn it.
I need a neutral infinity scarf for this. I think it would also be cute topped with my denim jacket or a black blazer.
The puffer vest strikes again! It's actually in quite a few of the outfits I have pinned. I probably won't do the tennis shoes, but a fun scarf makes this a cute casual outfit. I've also been in the market for a Longchamp bag which will be a cute substitution for the bag pictured.
When I got an email from Birchbox letting me know they had partnered with Cosmetic Executive Women CEW for a special edition box, I ordered right away. Read on for the contents review and spoiler!
Cosmetic Executive Women is made up of 5,000 industry pros who vote on the best new products each year. They narrow it down to the top 186. This special edition box gave me samples of six of those items. You can get your special edition box here, for $18.
It Cosmetics Brow Power Brow Pencil - I currently use a brow powder, and I found the pencil to be a little more difficult to control as far as shading goes. I do like it though and I'm sure it just takes time to learn how to apply properly, just like my brow powder.
Living Proof Prime Style Extender - This serum promises to extend your hairstyle. I'll be taking it on our vacation next week and trying it out. We will be doing lots of walking and dining outdoors in the evening, so hopefully the extender will help my hair to stay "done" until the end of the night.
Julep Essential Cuticle Oil - I was disappointed to receive Julep products in my box, since they have their own monthly subscription box. I sat this on the counter with my Julep hand scrub, which I have had a month and haven't used. Hopefully I'll use the cuticle oil between manicures and it will help extend them.
Julep Nail Color in Rebecca - Come on, CEW/Birchbox. Two Julep products? I mean, you have 184 others to choose from! I'm not a fan of getting nail polishes in my monthly boxes since I hardly ever use a whole bottle. At first I didn't like this color. The only way to describe it is grey-lavender, but now it's really growing on me. I might actually use this as my vacation color instead of the hot pink I'd planned on.
LA Fresh Oil Free Face Cleansing Wipes (2) - I'm a big fan of makeup remover wipes. I'm also taking these on vacation since I know some nights I'll be too tired to take off my makeup.
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti Aging SPF 50 - You all know how I love getting sunscreen in my boxes, I haven't had to buy any all summer. This one promises to reverse signs of aging while it protects and I'm hoping it works.
Links to Birchbox above are my affiliate links. I'd love for you to order your CEW box using them! I get a few "points" and when I collect 100 points, I get $10 off a product order.