Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Breakfast: French Toast and Fresh Raspberries

I love to make a weekday breakfast for my hubby! And since we had these lovely raspberries, why not make French Toast! I love the contrast of flavors. The syrup was sweet, French Toast is hot and raspberries are tart and cold! Enjoy!



Plated Has Arrived! August 2014

When the Ontrac delivery person dropped off our Plated order, hubby immediately said, "Well, I guess I know what we're cooking this weekend!

My husband and I really enjoy preparing a meal together. Matter of fact, 27 years ago, after a few cooking dates and discovered that we liked being together.





Thursday Dinner: Rib-eye Steaks, Sauteed Asparagus w/ Garlic

Our son stopped by on Thursday so I thought it would be nice to have a steak dinner. That meant I didn't have to cook! Marcus loves preparing the steak, in our cast iron pans. He also sauteed asparagus with garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper.


All this meal required was fork, steak knife, napkin and a glass of Guinness beer.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

I'll Be On #GoCurvy Today! 2PM PST Time!

Thursday Thoughts ~ August 28, 2014


Ramblings of a Suburban Mom



I attended a Twitter Party recently where the question was asked, "What is Labor Day celebrating"?

It's a celebration of American labor unions! Woohoo!!

By the way, I didn't win a prize at that party. Bummer!



Hello Kitty, that iconic Japanese feline that can be seen on many kindergartner’s lunch boxes around the globe, is not a cat. In fact, she’s not even Japanese. Say it ain't so!

Hello Kitty is a 3rd grade little girl, who lives in London. Now we know!



Yes! They finally tied the knot! Congratulations Brad and Angelina!



Apparently, when the family arrived at the morgue to dress and prepare the man for his funeral, they noticed the body bag moving! Oh my! That would definitely freak me out!

The good news, he is alive and receiving medical care.



Apple has announced that they will be releasing a larger version of the iPad. We have a tablet, which I do use for reading, watching movies~on the go. Do you own a tablet?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

My #EarthToEcho Twitter Prize Has Arrived!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Big Lots Finds ~ August 2014

Big Lots is always one of our favorite places to get great bargains for household items.



On this trip, I purchased a package of Dead Sea makeup remover cloths, a 4pk of kitchen towels, Febreze twin pack Fluffy Vanilla scent, onion powder, a Pecan Pumpkin scented candle, and a loaf of Jewish Rye bread. My budget was $25. Total was only $23.00

I love it when we save money!

Ross Dress For Less Find: GUESS Handbag

One of my favorite things about social media is the "Buzz". You know, when you see tweets followed by hashtags for products and services. I love reading the fashion ones, especially #RossDressForLess. Not to mention, seeing the beautiful fashions that some of the Go Curvy ladies were wearing on the Spicy Girl Talk couch!

After seeing several great buys and savings, I thought I would stop by my local Ross and that's when officially I became a Ross Fan!



Check out my Ross Dress For Less latest purchase, a GUESS cream white handbag. It retailed for over $100 but I purchased it for $47! It will make a great addition to my handbag collection.

Mental Health: Depression And Bi-Polar Disorder



As part of a week-long series about mental health in America, HuffPost Live takes a deep dive into depression and bipolar disorder. Today, Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani will speak with those people who struggle with this issue and hear their stories.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Las Vegas: 40 Plus Divas Fashion Show and Shopping Event

This Saturday, my husband and I attended the 40 Plus Divas Fashion Show at the Westgate Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. The models were 40 years old and older, gorgeous, different sizes, shapes and colors. We were thrilled to have VIP tickets, which gave us front row seating, a chance to be on The Red Carpet with Sherry Lee Meredith, Go Curvy and attend the After Party!


Sherry Lee, Host of Go Curvy and I having some laughs on The Red Carpet


Matthew Barret, Go Curvy Producer and I striking a pose. Meeting Matthew was a treat. We've exchanged emails, in the past but met in person, for the first time at this event!


My makeup was done by New U Natural Beauty Salon, in Las Vegas. It was my first time, having a professional makeup application. I totally enjoyed the experience! I even had an eyebrow threading! Thank you ladies!


Hubby and I having some fun before the Fashion Show starts with a couple of selfies. It was so fun being in the VIP seating.

Check out some of the media. They were definitely ready for the Fashion Show to start.


I love Becca Etc Swimwear! They offer a designer swimwear for plus size. It was a thrill to see some of the pieces in the show!


Purple Diva Designs pieces were very popular with the crowd. This is one of my favorite dresses from her collection!


After the Fashion Show wrapped up, Sherry Lee made a wardrobe change. She was kind of enough to strike another pose with me.


Some of the models and the Purple Diva aka Angela Rene', gathering for a few photos, after the show ended.


I was just gitty when I saw Christopher Styles, LA hairstylist, at the show. "It's Christopher Styles, from Go Curvy"!



Camay McClure, model, owned the Runway! I had a chance to chat with her after the show!


And here's another photo of the 40+ models and The Purple Diva, producer and designer. What a wonderful evening, had by all!

Menu Plan Monday ~ August 25, 2014



Hubby and I had a wonderful time at the 40 Plus Divas Fashion Show and Shopping Event on Saturday. Sunday, we spent a relaxing day at home, cooking and baking together.

By Monday morning, my husband gave me a kiss and informed me, "This was a great weekend honey". Now that's the way to start your Monday!

Organizing Junkie

Salt and Pepper Pork Chops, Steamed Spinach, Roasted Red Potatoes

Falafel Sandwiches

Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan, Mixed Spring Greens

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken with Kale Caesar Salad

Cobb Salad