Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A GIVEAWAY!!! + Halloween from the past!

EDITED To Annouce Winner:  Duane Cooper, you have won!  I sent you an email! :) Congrats!

Hi Ya'll! 

I'm so excited to tell ya'll that I'm hosting my VERY FIRST GIVEAWAY!!  My sweet and beautiful sister in law from "Mommy in the Making" has offered to give away to one lucky winner!!

She's giving away...

 A Scentsy Plug In Warmer
3 Scents of your choice!

Who doesn't love Scentsy?  I know that I for one have a drawer full of different scents and even a few "extra" warmers laying around!  You just can't have enough of that stuff!  It makes a great gift, too!  I've never seen someone disappointed to receive Scentsy! 

Here's a few of my favorite plug in's!

 I have this one in my bathroom! 
It's perfect for a small space but can fill even a big room with yummy smells!

 I'm so obsessed with anything leopard right now!

They have  big warmer that matches this! 

Lesley has her own Scentsy page (click here) where you can browse the catalogs to see what great stuff they have. 

Did you know that if you order straight from the Scentsy website under Lesley that your order will be delivered right to your front door?  How awesome is that?

So...go, enter to get free Scentsy!  See the widget below! 

Before I go...I just had to share a few Halloween pics from the past.  I didn't dress up this year so I'm reminiscing about some great past Halloweens!  You can also see last years costume here.

Sadie Mae - My little hot dog!

I hope everyone has a great Halloween and doesn't get scared too much!!! 

OH- one more thing....check out my "About Me" section above or click on the link...I updated it last night!

If you are checking off that you did something, please be honest and actually DO IT!  :) I will delete any entries that don't do what they've checked as done.

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If you're new here....I love new followers...I do a cartwheel everytime I get one!  Actually, I just smile b/c I'm 30 and cartwheels are hard on this old gals body!
Enjoy....the Curvy Life.
Linking up with It's a Blog Party, Homemaker on a DimeThe Outlaw Woman

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tuesday's Threads

Hi Ya'll! 

Happy Tuesday!  Only 4 days left..... ;)

I managed to take 3 outfit pictures this week! Yay!  Go me! Two of them are great outfits that can go from day to night! Which is great if you are meeting the girls for happy hour or your honey for a date night!

We finally got a cold front here in Texas so I was able to pull out my fall wardrobe!  FINALLY!  I hear that we're supposed to be back in the 80's by the end of this week.  Seriously?  It's almost November, Texas, in case you haven't noticed!

Here's what I wore this week!

 Cardigan-TJ Maxx, Undershirt-Ross,
Pants-Ross, Shoes-Nine West via DSW
Necklace-Sam Moon
I got this mustard yellow cardi last fall before a trip to NYC
and it hasn't let me down! 
I can pair it with SO many different things!

 I love pairing chunky necklaces with cardigans! 
They make a great "statement" piece!

  I love these shoes! 
 They're a little sexy but still professional!
Perfect shoe.
Here's a link to heels & pumps on DSW's website
 I couldn't find my exact shoes but, please,
there are about 100 other adorable pairs to choose from!

Sorry, no head! I didn't have make up on yet! 
I know it's almost Halloween but I didn't want to scare my readers away!

Dress-Ross, Scarf-Sam Moon,
Belt-Ross, Tights-Target, Boots-Payless

 Look ya'll...I fixed my hair!  :) 
I am cutting about 5 inches off this weekend! 
 It's just too damn long!
 I look like I'm missing an arm in this picture!
But it's an up close of the scarf and belt. 
No, I'm not pregnant...just a bad angle!

 Side view!  Love these boots!!

 Boots w/ brown striped tights

Earrings & Scarf - Sam Moon
I really need to do a post about Sam Moon!
But I'll need to go there and take pics and
that's dangerous on my pocket book!

I got these adorbs boots at Payless! 
I have been searching and searching and searching
 for some light brown boots and my fat calves
 prevented me from buying every pair I loved! 
I tried these on and to my amazement and joy they fit! 
Here's the link to where you can buy them! 
They were only $60.  Not bad for boots!

 Headed out for a friends birthday!
Sweater-Target, Pants-Ross, Boots-Target, Scarf-Sam Moon

Here's the link to these boots at
My boots are on their 3rd winter and
I'm about to buy myself another pair! 
 I love them! 
Supes comfy and they go with EVERYTHING!!

That's all for today!  Check back tomorrow see my FABULOUS giveaway!!!!!
If you're new here....I love new followers...I do a cartwheel everytime I get one!  Actually, I just smile b/c I'm 30 and cartwheels are hard on this old gals body!

Enjoy...the Curvy Life.

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday. & Rolled UP Pretty for Whatever Whenever.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sweet & Spicy Glazed Salmon

Hi Ya'll! 

I have a DE-Licious recipe to share today!!  This is one of My Honey's all time favorite meals!  And it's HEALTHY!  Go figure!! 

I found the recipe at  If you've never used this website, you're missing out on some seriously amazing recipes.  You can sort by all different things.  You can find heart healthy recipes, low calorie, diabetic, etc, etc, etc. 

Here's the recipe

  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons Chinese-style hot mustard (Or just any spicy mustard! I used Grey poupon.) 
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 3-4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets (about 1 inch thick)
  • Cooking spray (I love the Pam Butter Spray!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (I use the Morton Light Salt!) 
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

All the ingredients

  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • Combine first 4 ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
  • Place fish on a foil-lined jelly roll pan coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 425° for 12 minutes. Remove from oven.
  • Preheat broiler.
  • Brush sugar mixture evenly over salmon; broil 3 inches from heat 3 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

 Combine these ingredients in a small saucepan

or if you've had too much wine like I did, in a bowl that you're just getting dirty because you have to pour it all in the saucepan!

Bring to a boil. 
You might as well just stay right by the stove b/c
 it will come to a boil fast and you don't want a burned glaze!

Cover your pan in foil
(they say a jelly roll pan.  WTF is that?)

 Spray the crap out of it with Pam or cooking spray

 Salt + Pepper each side of the salmon

 Coat the salmon with your glaze and broil as directed.

While your salmon is cooking, put a bag of "Boil in Bag" Success Rice in a pan to boil.  It makes a GREAT side w/ this salmon!!

This rice is just too easy!  Throw the bag in water and boil.  That's it.

Add some steamed veggies (we had asparagus) and you have a complete, healthy meal!

Nutritional Information (does not include rice or veggies) - 1 Salmon Filet:
Calories: 252,Calories from fat: 37%, Fat: 10.3g, Saturated fat: 2.3g, Protein: 27.7g, Carbohydrate: 11g, Fiber: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 65mg, Iron: 0.9mg, Sodium: 470mg, Calcium: 33mg

Here's the link to the original recipe on My Recipes.

Let me know when  you make it and if you love it as much as we do!!

If you're new here....I love new followers...I do a cartwheel everytime I get one!  Actually, I just smile b/c I'm 30 and cartwheels are hard on this old gals body!

Enjoy...the Curvy Life.

Friday, October 26, 2012

New Blog + The State Fair of Texas

Hi Ya'll!!

HAPPY FREAKING FRIDAY!  Has this been the longest week or what? 

So I know I mentioned my new blog design in my post yesterday but I forgot to can now stalk follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Instagram!

Twitter is fun. I love to "live tweet" when I watch the X Factor and sometimes other shows!  I post lots of goofy pictures on Instagram & pin a lot of awesome ideas on Pinterest! Especially wedding stuff!  How did anyone plan a wedding before Pinterest?
You can follow me on all these by going over to the right side of my blog
------------> At the top there's a link to each!

Next Up....we visited the State Fair of Texas this past weekend.  It was my nephew Zane's first visit and he had so much fun.  He loved the people watching!!

We tried lots of the fried foods the fair is famous for!

Here's a list:

Fried cookie dough (meh, it was just ok)
Fried butter (really good!)
Fried Biscuits and Gravy (not great, the gravy wasn't warm in the middle)
Texas Tater Twisters w/ cheese and Cajun season (Best thing we had!)
Fletcher's Corny Dog (you can't go to the fair and not get one!)

And now for some pictures of all the fun we had!!

 Zane's all ready to go in his Radio Flyer! 

 My Honey is seriously scared of Ostriches. 
They are pretty creepy!  He looks like he's been possessed in this pic!

 My bro and SIL. 

 Their sweet little family! 
Zane was much too distracted to take a picture!

 My daddy and momma!
The best parents. EVER.

 Ferris Wheel!

 My Honey and Lesley (the dare devils of the group)
They're about to go on the scariest ride at the fair!

 Zane's first carousel ride. 
I totes photobombed!

 They're cray!

My daddy with his huge cotton candy!

 Lesley and Zane on the carousel.

Me and my Honey

Happy Friday Ya'll!  Don't forget to follow me at the top of my page!

Enjoy....The Curvy Life.