11.13.2012

CURRENTLY, I AM...


Reading: My outrageous to-do list for this week and weekend. 

Watching: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills....... kills me, absolutely kills me. For many reasons: a. Lisa Vanderpump's closet + shoe collection + dog Giggy. b. Kyle and Mauricio's daughter Portia who is seriously the cutest little girl I've ever seen. c. the drama. Obviously..isn't that why we all watch? You know it's going to get good this season, especially with the Adrienne and Paul divorce drama. 


Thinking About: Our menu/the decorations for our Friendsgiving that we are hosting Sunday. So far, we've got: turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, salad, sweet potato casserole, and a variety of desserts. All the yummmmy works. I'm STARVING and it's not for another 5 days. Also, does anyone have any must-try appetizer recipes you want to share with me? I have a party on Saturday that I need to bring one and I want to do something different!


Loving: My new favorite spike necklace from Outfit Additions. I've been eyeing spike necklaces like this for a while, and was so happy when I received this one because it is so versatile and inexpensive! I have a feeling I'll be wearing it a lot with the upcoming holidays. 




(they have it in silver too!)

tip: get 25% off any order of $50 or more from Outfit Additions with the code "CALM"

Looking Forward To: All of the fun things we have going on this week! You'd think that after hosting the baby shower last weekend, I'd take a break from crafting/decorating/basically just stepping away from my hot pink glue gun, but nope. No breaks over here! Breaking Dawn Pt. 2 is on Thursday evening (who is going?!), my niece's birthday party/Thanksgiving celebration on Saturday, and our Friendsgiving is on Sunday, so there is much to prepare for. Hoping it will make this week go really fast!

Wondering: Who all reads this blog. I mean, those of you that comment I've gotten to know, but those of you that don't - I wonder who you are, what you do, where do you live? So deep. ha. {keeping this same comment from my last post like this so I can hopefully hear from more of you "invisible" readers...SPEAK UP!;)}

Cooking/Baking: Ladies, do you follow Tenley Molzahn? She is that sweetie from the Bachelor who is now partnered up with the Tone It Up girls. She has her own website dedicated to health/ fitness and posts some fabulous recipes (she is gluten-free). I've been making her version of apple protein pancakes for a while and adore them. They are flour-less and much healthier than regular pancakes, but still taste great. 







{I like mine a little crispy...}

Apple Protein Pancakes:
+1/4 cup egg whites
+1/2 apple, diced
+1 scoop vanilla protein powder
+1 tsp cinnamon
+1 tbsp flaxseed

Mix ingredients together and pour into a pan that has been sprayed with olive oil cooking-spray on medium heat. Cook like a pancake! Top with agave instead of syrup.

Disliking: how late I've been getting to bed lately. I think an 8 pm bedtime is in my near future...


Making Me Happy: all of the above-that Billy is home from Florida-Rocky snuggles and the playdate he had this past weekend with our friends Pom-girl time-and midnight blue nails. 
  


Wishing you and reminding you: a happy day and to enter my $100 Visa Gift Card giveaway if you haven't done so yet!  

73 comments :

  1. I just love this post so much, just like I love you. I love the Friendsgiving, need to have one of those. Love Rocky and must try those pancakes, asap. xoxo

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  2. have fun at your friendsgiving! that necklace is super cute! very versatile

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  3. This (http://pinterest.com/pin/181129216234398143/) Hot Corn Dip is great. It's name does not disappoint; it has a kick!

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  4. I so want to have a friendsgiving! That is perfect. Have a fabulous time!

    Love your necklace, so pretty!

    Love your nail polish color too!

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  5. Love your outfit, especially the necklace! I almost bought one similar over the weekend and now I'm kicking myself for putting it back :/

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  6. protein pancakes are so underrated. My fiance's, dad's gf makes some cinnamon ones with cottage cheese, or something. So tasty. Also, like the nails. your dog cracks me up.

    And, prompted by the "who are you lurkers" question,.. I think I've only commented once or twice. I'm Kelly. I'm a lawyer. I live in Minnesota. Hi! :)

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  7. LOVE portia! Especially when she talks to Lisa's accent. Adorbs!

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  8. Beverly Hills is my FAVORITE Real Housewives season. Never disappoints - though I really hope Kim doesn't sober up. I love that hot mess.

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  9. I'm an "invisible reader" from Myrtle Beach,SC but follow you on Twitter! :)

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  10. So much fun in this post! I love the necklace, and love that vase (?) behind it! Tenley was such a sweetheart, I'll definitely check out her site. :) Happy Tuesday dear!!

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  11. Hello there! I have been reading your blog for over a year now but have never really commented. I LOVE RHOBH! I wish Camille came back instead of the new woman with the weird face (I can't even think of her name lol). Wish I could come to your Friendsgiving ;)

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    1. Elonda I think?! haha! Her daughter is gorgeous! Thank you for saying hi! Nice to "meet" you!

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  12. Lovely post, I liked it a lot! <3

    Your new necklace is gorgeous!!! (-:

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    1. thank you Janina! It's definitely a favorite of mine this season!!

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  13. I admire you for all your clean eating. I want to eat better to match how much I work out but life just gets so busy all the time. I have a 16 month old and sometimes I just don't have the time to figure out healthier versions of food. I just go for the recipes I know and have on hand. Plus, I love, love Mountain Dew and haven't found a good way to give it up forever. I just love the taste. Anyways, just wanted to know if you have always ate healthy or if you worked towards it and how.

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    1. Hi Rachel! Check your email for my response :)

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  14. I love love love that necklace. I need that asap!

    Have you seen these on Pinterest? My friend makes them all the time for parties, and everyone loves them! http://pinterest.com/pin/261490322083681137/

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  15. Love all of these things! Your necklace is so pretty. And I adore Tenley's site! I recently had to go gf and have been making several of her recipes, plus she's a doll so it's fun to read her stuff! I hope you have a great day, get some rest dear. :) xo

    http://mylifeasawifetheblog.blogspot.com/

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  16. You are such a gem! Love reading your blog - you are such a classy gal and I admire you for that! :) Thank you for sharing your life with us!

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  17. Girl! I love this necklace!!! You are too cute!
    And a Friendgiving? Love this. If I liked Thanksgiving this would be a must. Maybe I should just have my friends over and skip the turkey...hmmm.

    xo,
    Erin
    www.cali-landchic.com

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  18. Friendsgiving is such a cute idea!!!

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  19. I did a similar post today...hmm might have stolen the idea from you, but I gave you props. I'm one of those invisible readers who finally started a blog. Have a great week!

    http://mumblingbri.blogspot.com/

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  20. I've officially decided I need a Pom Babayyy in my life!! And those apple pancakes look legit!

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  21. What the hail! I had no idea Twilight came out this week. I'm such a terrible fan ;) Also, yes to that necklace! I needz one!

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  22. Love the thought of a Friendsgiving... so cute! I am literally counting down the days until I get to go to my parents house and scarf down all that food... then load up a take home plate for the next day. :)
    As far as an appetizer, I've had these before and they are amazing. Plus, who doesn't love stuffed mushrooms?! They are always the first to go at a wedding...
    http://www.mountainmamacooks.com/2011/02/bacon-and-cream-cheese-stuffed-mushrooms/

    Also, I follow you on IG but don't know if I've introduced myself on here. I'm Kim. From Louisville, Ky.HI! :)

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  23. Love Love Love RHOBH! And your Friendsgiving! Great idea! We have a close knit group but all live in different cities. We def have our get togethers, but never on the holidays because of busy schedules! I think it is a must to pencil this in next year! :)

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  24. Loved Your post!! So much I borrowed your template, But I gave you a shout out!! :)
    Hope you have great day!!

    http://meggie-lifeasiknowit.blogspot.com/

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  25. Loooove that necklace! So cute!

    We do a Friendsgiving too :) I tweeted you, but other non-chip & dip appetizer favorites: stuffed mushrooms, caprese salad skewers, tortilla pinwheels, and of course, the boys love hot wings!

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  26. Real Housewives is so addicting. Glad I am not the only one who loves it!

    That necklace is gorgeous! I just might have to check it out :)

    Rebecca

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  27. I seen you need a appetizer and I made this once for a gathering and it was a huge success! It is ridiculously easy to make and looks beautiful when done. I got my bread from the Kroger bakery unsliced. :-)
    http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2011/05/bloomin-onion-bread.html

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  28. i can not seem to stop watching the real housewives especially beverly hills, oh the drama! and i love the comment by brandi oh you have slept with everyone?? haha! and i decided to buy a navy nailpolish, darkest shade i have ever tried

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  29. I want to try those pancakes!!!! YuM! I want to do a friendsgiving that is such a great idea!!!!I've commented a few times, but let me introduce myself, I'm Brandi from Sacramento, CA! I adore your blog.

    If you want to know more about me I am a new-ish blogger and you can find me at californiagrownblog.blogspot.com

    Xo!

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  30. that necklace IS super cute! i want one! i just got back from a mini vacation so it'll have to wait.

    however...my christmas list! ;) sure thing!!!

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  31. "Invisible" reader here...I've been following you for a while, but this is probably my first comment...shame on me! Love your outfit inspirations and constant enthusiasm! ...Also, even though my husband can't stand it, I watch the Real Housewives, too. Those reality tv shows just suck me in every time!

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  32. So I'm not a silent reader, more of an OCD miss a post and cry reader (hahah kidding. Kinda ;)) but just for fun, I'm Robin, I JUST got a new job as an insurance verifier (although I plan to go get my masters in nutrition) and I live in West Palm Beach, FL! I also could not be more excited that you posted about tenley's website! Now only do I love her, but I'm also gluten-free! I feel like I just won the jackpot!

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  33. I am a silent reader too! My name is Jenn & I am from Phila PA. I love reading your blog. You seem like so much fun & I love your DIY and outfit posts. I also admire your relationship with Billy :)

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    1. Hi Jenn :) THANK YOU THANNK YOU for saying hello and your super sweet kind words. :) They mean a lot!

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  34. I want to try Tenley's peanut butter ball bite things. Theylook deelish and I'm obsessed with her!

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  35. Hi! I'm an invisible reader! My name is Shelly, I'm a Director of Regulatory Compliance for banks (I promise not interesting), and I live in St. Cloud, MN. I love your blog - your "voice" is great!

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    1. Hi Shelly! Thank you so much! Minnesota girl..I have lots of blogger friends there! Glad you said hello :)

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  36. Those pancakes look interesting. I'm not a huge fan of the vanilla protein powder. I wish they made one w/ no flavor that I could mix into things. That is a fun necklace! Enjoy all the eating events you have coming up!

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  37. I'm gonna call myself an infrequent commenter but daily reader. ;) I've left a few comments before but never with any info about myself. Well, at least that I can recall. The memory is unfortunately not what it used to be and by the end of the day? Forget about it! At any rate, I'm Shannon, I live just outside of Charlotte, NC and I'm an after school admin. Fascinating right?? Love the blog, keep up the fantastic work and I'll try to be better about the commenting, haha!

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  38. Hey there! I'm also a "silent reader"! Your blog is one of my daily "must-reads"! I love your style...it's very similar to my own, and I love taking some inspiration from you! :-)

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    1. Hey girl! Thank you thank you!! you must have good style then ;) I appreciate you saying hi!!

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  39. HI! I"m an "invisible" read too. I guess I never comment because I don't have a blog of my own, so I feel like that makes me kinda creepy for reading. ;) So since I'm introducing myself, I'm Holly. I'm 27, and I live in Houston. Love your blog and love RHOBH!

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    1. Hi Holly! NOT creepy at all..I love comments :) Another Houston lady?! I hope to make it out there soon. :) thank you so much!

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  40. I definitely read more than I comment but I do love your blog! I'm Angie from Kentucky :)

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  41. Hello!! My name is Alexandra I am 26 and I live in Canada. I have been a totally silent reader for a year as I am just getting into blogs and like Holly I guess I feel like since I don't have a blog of my own I don't know what to say. However, its time I get over that because I have always wanted to say THANK YOU for all of your fun, heartfelt, and inspiring posts! Your blog is a guilty pleasure in my work day. I love your recipes (I make the protein balls on the reg) and love all your style tips and DIY's! Thanks for sharing all of your stories and being a friend to all of your readers! You brighten the days of more people then you know!

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    1. Alexandra-

      You are so sweet! Seriously, thank you so much. Your words mean a lot to me and keep me going in this blog world. Also, I can't tell you how happy I am that you love the protein balls... they are a fav of mine as well. Obviously. :) Hope you comment again! Again-thank you for the kind words. they made me smile :)

      Katie

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  42. Hey there! Another "silent" reader. :) I'm Raeven, I'm from Alabama, and I've read your blog for a quite a while - but I think I may have commented ONCE. I don't have a blog either - I can relate to the girl who feels creepy! Haha! I always enjoy reading your blog!

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  43. Ah! Love the spike necklace and will have to get one myself! Also checking out the giveaway now! xo

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  44. Hello, another recent 'silent reader' here, from South America. And I just love everything about this post. Not a frequent commenter because... yeah... I'm afraid some bloggers find it creepy...
    oh! that spike necklace looks amazing on you!... and the pancakes? YUM!

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  45. I've been reading your blog for awhile and I love it!

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  46. I read your blog! I found it a while back, but for some reason I cannot remember where? It's so cute, love it and love your style girl!

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  47. I've been reading your blog for a while! love the RHBH, especially Camille but I don't know if she's technically on the show anymore since she was not in the first episode? also, what yummy pancakes!

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  48. I guess I am one of "The Invisibles"! I love your blog and have been reading it for awhile, but am now starting to really update mine. Your blog is a great inspiration and I'm working at putting myself out there in blogland. But I digress...my hubby and I live in Brazil. I want to join your Thursday link ups, but am still trying to find some of the materials for my first project! Happy Hump Day!

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  49. Another 'invisible reader' here. :) My name is Lisa and I live in Seattle. LOVE reading your blog every day. Your style is fabulous! Also, I made the brie/apple tarts for my roommates last night - they were a hit!
    Thank you for sharing your life with us!

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    1. Hi Lisa! You made them!? so exciting! I'm so glad everyone liked them and not hated them :) xoxo thank you so much!

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  50. Loving RHOBH!!!! I'm kinda bummed about Adrienne and Paul tho... but she's a rockstar, strong woman so AMEN to that lol !

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  51. Oh my gosh, I am going to have to try out those pancakes! They look delicious!! Love your boots!

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  52. I am hungry after reading this post. Thanksgiving scrumptiousness and pancakes at the bottom!? oh dear.

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  53. Hi! I am Natalie from NC and I am also a "silent reader" like some other comments I don't have a blog of my own so I do feel somewhat creepy. But your blog is awesome and I love reading it during my work day! Keep the posts coming!

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    1. Hi Natalie!! Why haven't you started a blog yet?! you should! :) Thank you for the sweet words.

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  54. Thanks so much for sharing Tenley's website. I have recently had to go gluten free and am struggling to find tasty recipes to replace those with gluten in them. I'm going to have to try those pancakes!! :)

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  55. I love your blog and read it daily but I am a "silent reader" I have only commented once or twice because I do not have my own blog I can't do the link-ups or anything!

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    1. Hi Amanda! Thank you for saying hello even though you don't have a blog. You should start one! :)

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  57. Hi:) I have been following along for awhile and love your blog!!

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  58. I adore that black top that you're wearing with the necklace! What can I say...I'm a sucker for anything black. (gotta watch my figure) ;D

    Mmmm! I'm definitely going to try those pancakes. Gotta love Tenley. That girl knows what she's doing!

    What did you think about the last twilight movie??

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