Oh my! Yesterday I experienced the awesomeness of Arctic Zero for the first time - WOW! I tried the chocolate and not only was it nutritious, but it was beyond delicious and satisfying. I will never crave 'real' ice cream again - I have a feeling my love for Arctic Zero is going to turn into a delicious addiction. :)
I think I am going to have to try another flavor tonight - mint chocolate chip or vanilla maple? Decisions, decisions. :)
I am loving this wedding that is currently featured on Style Me Pretty. Not only is her dress gorgeous but I am head over heels in love with her hair. It's simple and classic but a little spunky at the same time - fabulous.
I don't know of many girls that would have the courage to wear a high bun on their wedding, but she did and it's lovely. I wonder what other hair styles she was considering?
I was so excited to try a cookie recipe after the wonderful succes of my 1st Baking Experience, but the Low-fat Applesauce Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe I tried did not turn out so great. They tasted like...well, baked oatmeal. Bummer.
Below is the recipe I followed, I am going to try them again with a little tweaking and hopefully they will taste more like...a cookie! :)
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup whole wheat flower
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup raisin
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 tsp nutmeg
Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
Mix together oatmeal, whole wheat flour, soda and nutmeg.
In a large bowl, mix together applesauce, honey, and vanilla. Beat in the dry mixture until just blended. Fold in raisins.
Roll in small bowls and smash to 1/4" thickness on the cookie sheet.
I have never really put too much thought into what I wear while outside except to make sure I have the following: - hat - sunscreen - sunglasses - light colors Well, that was before the heat wave of 2011. We are currently at 2 weeks over 100 degrees and that's just the temperature! Heat index = insane.
I quickly figured out that I was not equipped to battle this heat on the driving range for much longer than 5 minutes in my cotton skirt and cotton sleeveless polo. Not only was I dying from the heat but I also felt like my skin was frying.
I remembered that I had a long-sleeve Swing sun protection golf shirt with cooling technology.
Ooooooo, much better. :) I wore it the next time out and it felt great - but then I realized I needed more than 1 shirt and unfortunately these Swing shirts are no longer being made. The first shirt I ordered was the Intrepid Half Zip from Athleta. I had never ordered anything from there, but I like the Gap and Banana so I figured it was a safe bet.
Loved it! I was cool, protected from the sun AND cute - the ruching is a lovely touch of flair. Next up, I ordered the Cool Rules 1/2 Zip from Columbia. I had never ordered anything from them either, but they are a leader in outdoor gear so I figured it was an ok decision.
Heavenly!!!! :) There is some mesh on the front and back that allows for ventilation and it feels awesome! This is my new favorite shirt and I can't wait to get another one.
Of course, I needed some cooler feeling skirts too. The hubby won a golf tournament, so I used his winnings of pro shop credit to pick up a few Nike Tech Golf Skorts. A white, khaki, and black.
Wonderfully amazing! I thought I was in heaven with the Columbia shirt - combine the two and I can practice for hours in this heat! :) Then my mother-in-law surprised me with one more Nike skirt - with pleates!
The time has come for us to need two couches. Seems a little silly since we have only been married for two months but I am ready for a spot to call my own on these hot summer days. In our living room we currently have 1 couch and 2 club chairs from the Pottery Barn Manhattan Collection.
Absolutely love the set, but they are ironically from the Hubby's Manhattan apartment and the couch is a bit narrow for two people to lounge and enjoy a movie. We contemplated getting a second couch, but I didn't want to block our three sets of french doors that lead to the patio. Then I was cruising the sales at Williams-Sonoma and I saw this very familiar set up...
why didn't I think of a settee!? :) We ordered it in Espresso to match the couch - hopefully the upholstery goes well with the leather. She should arrive sometime today!
It seems a lot of brides can't wait to give their hair a healthy chop-chop after the wedding day. After months of keeping mine longer than normal, highlights, and up-do's...I am in a for a generous cut!
Below is the only picture from our honeymoon where I was brave enough to wear my hair down. Sad. :(
I have been loving Jennifer Aniston's new hair style.
After seeing her in July issue of Marie Claire, I am going for it. So excited! :)