Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fall Nails

Learn it HERE
Don't know why, but I love this polish 

and other things I'm obsessed with these days:
The movie Salt and this whole outfit:
especially the hat

 Sahalie Socks to wear with high boots

Steven McQueen pictures with him and his wife 

Boots that will make me want to walk in the snow and keep me warm and dry

JCrew No.2 Pencil Skirt (wool) in BLUE 

Oh and my wedding Bouquet

The article I took into Woodfern Florist (David)

He did a great job....I kept all the pieces and some day I'm gonna have someone redo for me! 
Maybe on Our Five Year.     

Friday, October 28, 2011

This is AWESOME....................

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Veggie Wedgie Wednesday

Well it's been a while.................I have been following along on Raw Rebalance and I really love them over there.  I'm trying add more Raw to my meals, but it's SO hard sometimes!  BUT I am so happy to be on the program because there are so many inspiring people, ideas, and recipes on there.  I have tried a RAW stir fry and that was good and I really like the RAW Cauliflower Popcorn.

I do like the Cauliflower cooked and roasted too.  This recipe is for a Cauliflower Popcorn / Roasted.


• 1 head cauliflower or 1 head equal amount of pre-cut commercially prepped cauliflower

• 4 tablespoons olive oil

• 1 teaspoon salt, to taste


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Trim the head of cauliflower, discarding the core and thick stems; cut florets into pieces about the size of ping-pong balls.

In a large bowl, combine the olive oil and salt, whisk, then add the cauliflower pieces and toss thoroughly.

Line a baking sheet with parchment for easy cleanup (you can skip that, if you don't have any) then spread the cauliflower pieces on the sheet and roast for 1 hour, turning 3 or 4 times, until most of each piece has turned golden brown.

(The browner the cauliflower pieces turn, the more caramelization occurs and the sweeter they'll taste).

Serve immediately and enjoy!

I'm loving Dara Dubinet and her RAW Cauliflower Popcorn:
 that I really love and it has Nutritional Yeast in it. 

What's Nutritional YEAST you ask? 

Definition: Yellow in color and with a nutty cheesy flavor, nutritional yeast is an inactive yeast that is a favorite amongst many vegans because of its unique flavor and similarity to cheese when added to foods. Sprinkle some on hot popcorn or garlic bread, or add a generous spoonful to a stir fry or pasta sauce. Nutritional yeast is also the only reliable food source of vitamin B12, so if you're vegan, it's a good idea to add some to your food regularly. Nutritional yeast can be found in the bulk foods or supplement section of your health food store. You can look for either nutritional yeast flakes or powder, but be sure you don't get brewer's yeast by mistake, as its quite similar in appearance.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Express / Victoria's Secret

Well a couple of coupons are coming up on the $25Express bucks Nov.2 and also the coupons cards that came in the mail Oct 30.

What to do......I'm on a shopping fast for Rob's bday......but really shouldn't I use my coupons :)

Express- nothing too much excited me there except I am LOVING the jeans I got!
I almost want one more pair in a size down because I'm so loving the legging jeans in black!

Zelda Jean Leggings around $69 

I also love my blue jeans from there

ReRock Bootcut around $98
Jeans are still buy one get one 50% off 

the only other thing that caught my eye at Express were these pants

Studio Stretch Columnist around $69

And over at VS there is free shipping tonight 7-12am
also free 3pk lip gloss with any sweater purchase 

How about this top with the above pants

Also digging these

If I were taller there are a lot of nice long sweaters and also wrap sweaters

I love this hot pink Angora Hoodie 

and as always VS has some cute PJs

these are cotton PJs

and if I wanted something sexy these would be in the running

Happy Halloween HUBBY

Monday, October 17, 2011

St. Theresa giving me Grace

Well a couple of really special things happened.
{this is my St. Theresa picture and on it is a necklace of my grandmother on my nightstand}
 Lately I have been thinking - Am I doing all I can with my life.  I sometimes feel lonely for the extra time I had during treatment to actually have some deep prayer in my life.  So I started asking God to please help me, because at times I feel lost.

So what comes in the mail:

How could this be that such a beautiful article "Transformation- truth blooming within us"  comes to me in the mail with a rose on it.  She is still with me and I love St. Theresa. 
This is an amazing article for everyone to read.  You can read it HERE
I am lost because I often wonder~ Am I doing the right stuff? ~
Maybe I am being transformed?

here is a portion of the article:
We go through dark nights of the senses and spirit. We experience loneliness, abandonment, doubts about whether we gave our best or did it right. We learn to trust and gain the wisdom of the second half of life that “everything is grace” – all is given by a gracious, generous and mysterious God Who always is present within and among us and unconditionally loves us. At times, we become like little children – dependent on others for care – even forgetful as we prepare to return to the Source of Life. Our lives are about endless, wonderful, mysterious transformation. Along the way, we can learn to be fearful and mistrustful. We can let others define us and transform us by their actions, presence or absence. We can be wounded by life – betrayed by others – and disillusioned by unmet expectations of ourselves and others, and God! Our needs get frustrated. Our hearts can become hardened. We can be transformed into cynics and negative people – changed from being the beloved daughters and sons of God. And the need to be transformed back to the child-like innocence we are born with and Jesus spoke about becomes more important and urgent for our basic humanity and holiness. Transformation becomes the challenge of being aware, embracing and listening to all that life gives us. Everything that happens within and around us is a gift from God. Transformation is allowing God to embrace us with the mystery of His presence, forming, refining and glorifying us through wonder, love and suffering.

So many things happen that I often wonder about and I now see the Grace in them

~ Like the one night after work I needed to pick of 2 cooked chickens for a quick dinner.  I got to the grocery store and there were no baskets- I thought great this is a sign that I'm probably not going to have a successful trip to the store.  I I rushed to the chicken case I seen it wasn't full and couldn't even see one chicken.  I thought please at least 1.  As I got to the case there were 2.  Then I thought great NO basket I should have gotten a cart.... I turn around someone had left an basket by the bread.  I then thought to myself "Someone is watching out for".  I can't help but think my grandmother is up there watching over me.  I miss my Mimi.  It was her birthday on Oct.13th and I had thought about going to mass, but at work things get going and I almost forgot until....... my mom mentioned that she would have liked to go to mass for the birthday.  We looked at the time and we actually had time to go.  At mass I couldn't help, but think that she was there with us.   I've enjoy wearing her necklace- when I'm stressed I can grab it and feel better.  I believe I feel Grace when I think of her.

~Another interesting story......before reading the article in Between Friends I had a real bad night  I was so down about my myself and my body.  I spent a bit of time in the bathroom just crying.  I also have a personal matter that weighs heavy on my heart and at a loss of what to do about that situation.  Rob did a good job of calming me down.  That night I read the article "Transformation the truth blooming with us".   The next day I woke up and decided I would make time for MYSELF and do some deep prayer.  Right after my prayer I had a thought/idea of a letter so I immediately wrote down exactly what came to mind and I mailed it.....I was scared but I thought how could this be bad?  I prayed and it came to me.  So I went to get ready for the day.  I found myself running into Walmart to get a few things and this big teddy bear kind of guy is walking out.  He had these beautiuful blue eyes and silver hair- I thought I'm gonna smile today and this guy is gonna be my first one (I still wasn't feeling the smile stuff too much, but I thought I better push myself).  Well to my surprise he smiled 1st and then you know what he said to me~ " I'm not as pretty as you, but I'm trying".  Now I wasn't all dolled up because my little prayer session cut into my make up session so I honestly think he was some sort of angel for me that morning.  I teared up as I walked in the store and then I felt an incredible high.  Like the article said~ "Grace is Everywhere"

~Lucas was running for Student Council and I asked St. Theresa to watch over him as he went to school and attempted to hang posters.  After the election driving home Lucas and I were talking and he was telling me how he prayed for the election.  I told him- That's great you prayed.  I mentioned to him that even when I was sick I prayed mostly for strength to deal with what ever out come shall be.  But I did also ask for more time to do good.  I said to him you can't recieve something unless you ask.  I also told him that when we pray God will give us what is best and that may not always be what we want.  Grace was there that day in my car.

~Rob had his own little problem he was dealing with and the one day he was on the phone with a man and briefly explained his situation.  Now this man wasn't a friend, Rob has never even actually met the man.  The man went on to talk with Rob and he told him to pray.  He told him to let it go and pray.  He also told him that he was going to say a prayer as well.  Sometimes I'm afraid to talk prayer and God with people, but what an inspiration this man was.  Grace over the phone. 

~Driving into the parking lot at Olive Garden I seen 4 people holding each other with their heads down- they were praying.  Grace was there.        

I hope you find your grace today- and if not do ask for it because HE does deliver.
It's out there- WE just have to open our eyes. 

Dear God
Lift the veil from my eyes that I may see Grace today
Let me be the Grace for others

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Cheap Trick Tuesday

Recently while browsing through StyleFind I came across this shopping list of Rebecca Minkoff- I was really digging the shoes.  For some reason I am loving blue shoes and even bought a pair a while back at Kmart!

So what's more budget friendly:

Purse Target
Earrings Target

Polish Clambake Amazon
Can't probably buy this for under $6
Shoes Kmart

and with the money saved maybe one of these would be cute for fall   

Casual Dress Target

I love this gold color
 and at Target I came up with this

Monday, October 10, 2011


Whenever I see a movie and it has breast cancer in it I tend to not like watching it.  IT pretty much just hurts.  I'm going to tune in tonight and watch FIVE- because I'm hoping it has a message of HOPE.
It's on Lifetime tonight at 9- I hope someone will watch it with me......I think the guys are watching some Chopper show.  We'll see.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I love a couple of things

I'm really enjoying the look of my blog THANKS to Kelly @

I really do love was time

I have also started a blog that is devoted to my life with my foob.....I will focus on foob dressing and staying healthy while dealing with moving on after losing a breast to cancer.  It's called PlanetFoob.

I used to think foob stood for fake boob, but that terms seems to be already taken.  I know now that those girls out there with "fake boobs"....they aren't fake they are real and just bigger.  What I have, now that's fake it has no function other than making me look good in I think foob should mean "fashion boob".  I have a better understanding why a girl might want her boobs enhanced.  I now see how very special breasts are and I be lying if I said I didn't miss my girl.  I do also know how very small a part of me they are.  It's bittersweet to fight cancer so hard that you would give up something so special.

I love my fashion boob- I do!    

I'm really hoping with Planetfoob I can find some beautiful bras for fashion boobs and  post them.  I hope someday girls with both boobs will look at us girls with fashion boobs and say, "Where did you get that bra?"

like this site for example 

Monday, October 3, 2011

New Beginnings

May this be the best week ever!
New beginnings
I'm loving Lena Headey right now!

I'm also gearing up for Fall and loving this: 
I'm loving this Ralph Lauren look- I so love the pants and the long pearls...the only thing is the long pants would look better on my fit legs!!!   Jamie Beck takes the best pictures!

Black- I love you
How beautifully simple
She's a stunner
Lena Headey

To gear up for fall and the holidays ~

I'm going into rehab my friends!

I'm hoping to stay motivated as I embark on an 11 Week Raw Balance!
I really want to do 80% Raw in my diet.
Over at Raw Food Rehab they are SO encouraging
The LOVE you feel is really NUTZ!

Here's how it goes: 
(right from the site)
Are you new to Raw Food Rehab, or just hoping to find your way around a little better? Listed below, in order of importance, is everything you need to know about making your stay here in the Unit as complete and user friendly as possible. Welcome.....we are so happy to have you here!

Getting Moved In - SETTING UP YOUR SUITE (your personal page)

Raw Balance Leadership Team

Well tonight I'm going to hang out side at the Mansion and catch up on some reading:
There is a great RAW digital magazine you can sign up for: 
all you need to do it sign up and the mag is free - they have great advice and recipes
click on the pic to go there