Saturday, January 10, 2015

It's a Good Day to Bake ~ Banana Bread



Today was and is a good day! So, armed with 2 very ripe bananas and my turquoise KitchenMaid hand mixer, I gathered my ingredients,an apron and got to some baking!

Martha Stewart Banana Bread

"You Don't Look Like a Chronic Pain Sufferer"



Just a brief chat about that constant statement, "You don't look like a chronic pain sufferer", the movie, "Cake" starring Jennifer Aniston and banana bread.

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Martha Stewart Banana Bread

Friday, January 09, 2015

It Definitely Was a Busy Friday !

I stopped by Target, to pick up my prescription. Christine and the pharmacy staff know me by name, "Hello Rona Berry-Morin"! I felt like it was a Cheers moment. "Yeah Norm"! I just love that store!

My eyebrows needed much needed attention so I headed to the local eyebrow threading studio. As usual, I need to stop spreading out my time between visits. It's a short term painful process that gets amazing results!


When I got my second wind, I headed to the nail salon. They had so many new nail polish colors which made it very difficult to chose just one! "DJ Play That Song by Essie was the winner!

Once I got home, it's time to relax! Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Gwynnie Bee: City Chic Tartan Girl Skirt

After reading the Gwynnie Bee review comments, I decided to give the City Chic Tartan Girl Skirt a try. I was thrilled to get an email notification that it was on it's way!

This midi pencil skirt with banded empire waist, concealed back zip, fully lined, allover tartan plaid print works well with my black short sleeve shirt, tights, jacket and tall black boots.

Gwynnie Bee: IGIGI Kloey Top In Abstract Print

What a terrific way to start off the year! Gwynnie Bee sent me this IGIGI Kloey Top in Abstract Print and I couldn't be happier. I love the colors, print and the style. It definitely dresses up a pair of old jeans.

Since temps are in the low 70s I added a pair of neutral jeweled sandals to complete my look.



Thursday Thoughts ~ January 8, 2015



My husband and I have dined at restaurants that automatically include a gratuity on the check. And I actually like it! (no need for a calculator)



When I was younger, I watched a show called "Blossom". Many of us had crushes on Joey Lawrence but check out his new look.

What do you think of his new look?



Have you ever utilized a website or app to save on an airline ticket?



While most of the US is experiencing very cold temperatures, Las Vegas temps rose to low 70s this week!

Don't hate us too much! We were in the low 30s and 40s just last week.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Dish TV is Offering Live Streaming Service



My husband would love this option. He loves ESPN and hates paying for additional cable channels. Finally consumers will have more options for watching TV programs LIVE!

Plated Is In The House! Steak Gyros with Cucumber Sauce

Plated is now a subscription plan. You can opt to receive meals weekly or only upon request.

Plated offers 7 chef-designed recipes, that are featured on the menu, each week. The dishes include 4 healthy meat & fish options and 3 unique vegetarian dishes.

Delivery days vary according to where you live. Just enter your zip code on the menu page to see which days are available in your neighborhood.

All of the ingredients you need arrive fresh to your door. Read through your step-by-step recipe cards & get ready to cook up some fun!

We ordered 4 servings of the Steak Gyros with Cucumber Sauce because they looked so good! We weren't disappointed! They were easy to make and very delicious to eat!

Thank You For Brightening Up My Day!

I love receiving greeting cards or a note from a friend. Sometimes, I'm truly blessed, to receive cards that have meaning and sentiment behind them.

Check out this gorgeous card, with a photo of Balboa Park, in San Diego, sent from my best bud. Balboa Park is one of our favorite parks, to visit, when we lived there. I got a huge smile when I saw it!


This beautiful greeting card, is original artwork by the sender! She's truly talented! Thank you so much!

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Rocking My Target Ivy Tall Black Boots!

Target is having an awesome sale on the boots. And since I won a Target gift card I decided to buy a pair of Ivy Black Boots for $29.99, at their website! It helped the bottom of line because I had a 10% discount code!

I love it when I save money when shopping!

Birchbox December 2014 Unboxing

I'm so glad that I restarted my Birchbox for Women subscription!



Birchbox offers you samples of beauty, skincare, makeup products so you can give them a try. If you fall in love with them, they've included an information card, that includes product information and prices for full size items.

For $10 for the ladies and $20 for the guys, per monthly box, it's a fun and affordable way to try new products without making the initial plunge.

This month's Birchbox contents:
Beauty Protector Protect & Oil Full Size $25.95
Borghese Splendor Brightening Makeup Full Size $30
Camille Beckman Tuscan Honey Body Butter Full Size $15
Mirenesse Mattfinity Lip Rouge in New York Full Size $29
Royal Apothic Cuppa Cuppa Firming Tea Treatment Mask Full Size $58

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My Plus Size Fashion Style Journey Into My 50s



Now that I'm turning 53 this year, it got me thinking about fashion, keeping one's wardrobe fresh and creating your style when you get older. Not to mention, being on a strict budget, it's can be challenging.

Thanks to Gwynnie Bee, Go Curvy, Target and several other inspirational sources, I've been slowly changing my look! And keeping within my budget!

Monday, January 05, 2015

Menu Plan Monday ~ January 5, 2015


I love sandwiches and soup especially when the temps drop. Sometimes I like to bundle up, sit on the balcony and eat dinner. Yum!

If you weren't on Twitter last night, Downton Abbey has returned to PBS !Hubby and I decided to stay off of social media, watched it at 9 PM PST and were not disappointed! Sunday nights have gotten good again! I'll continue my policy of not providing spoilers.

Organizing Junkie

Steak Gyros with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce ~ Plated
Clam Chowder

Ham and Cheese Grilled Sandwiches

Egg Salad Sandwiches and Tomato Soup

Turkey Club

Chicken Ceasar Salad

Me And The Penquin Are So Glad It's Wintertime~!

I love it when it's cold enough for me to wear my penquin hat when taking a walk! Winter trully does rocks!