Sunday, April 13, 2014

Pantry Organization Overhaul

 

 

Like most dietitians, I am extremely type A.  Everything has a place and that’s where it should be.  So when I visit Brent on the weekends, his messy pantry always drives me nuts.  Well not anymore!!  I had a blast organizing using a mixture of glass jars from Michael’s & estate sales.  I was able to purchase the containers from Michael’s during a sale & combining with my ‘20% off entire purchase’ coupon. I am in love with the finished product and the chalk labels (also found at Michael’s).

 

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I like the mixture of red, silver, and teal.  I used a basket to house some random items like bread and seasoning packets.  On the bottom shelf I am using a bowl my grandma gave me to contain the garlic and onions.

 

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I was able to utilize space by placing wire racks in the back, which I found for a few bucks at an estate sale Smile

 

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These jars may be my favorite, I haven’t quite decided yet.  I found each one at a different estate sale.  I paid $0.50 for one and about $5 for the other two.  I was amazed to keep seeing the same shape jar at different estate sales in San Antonio and Conroe.  I bought them thinking I would use them in the bathroom for cotton balls, Q-Tips, etc. but decided they would be better suited for the pantry.

 

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I couldn’t forget about the tea!  Brent and I love tea; his favorite is chamomile & mine is mint. I decided to make the labels pretty non-descriptive because we do like to try new flavors often.  Plus these chalk pens erase with a damp cloth, so no commitment and no smudges like regular chalk!

 

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Hope you enjoyed this organization post & that it inspires you to get organized in your home!!

 

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Brittany’s Fun Friday

 

 

Fun Friday

 

 

I enjoy coming home from a long day of work and watching mindless TV.  My brain is usually exhausted from calculations, computers, etc.  Hannah mentioned last week that she loves Nashville, as do I.  I have been brainstorming about what my all time favorite show is and I have come to the conclusion that it is Grey’s Anatomy.  It is currently in season 10 and I have never missed a season.

 

 

 

I was given this very special gift by Shannon’s mom, Mrs. Debbie, who owns an amazing business called Cameo Blessings.  Mrs. Debbie’s parents settled an estate with thousands of vintage cameos from the 1930s to the 1960s in Rhode Island and she inherited the “leftovers” which have helped pay her medical debt. 

This piece of jewelry is not only special, it has become a staple in my wardrobe!!

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My last favorite is a place, to be more exact it’s a restaurant/bar called Bar Louie.  There are 2 locations in San Antonio and one in the Woodlands (close to where I will be moving next month).  Click here to visit their website and find one in your area!!  They have delicious martinis, excellent burgers for $5 on Tuesdays, and a bottle of Pinot Noir called Soul Sister that I split with my bestie Shannon about once a week after work.  It is our very favorite place to relax and we even have a regular bartended named Wes, which is also my little brother’s name!!

 

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Quick & Easy Drugstore Foundation & Mascara Tutorial

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I love makeup but most mornings are a rush to get out the door.  I rely on quick and easy makeup that will last all day but I also want affordable products because I love experimenting.  I was able to find all of these RIMMEL products for this makeup look at Walmart for a very affordable price.  I was so impressed with the prices that I actually went a little crazy and bought all of these products.  RIMMEL is celebrating their 180 year anniversary during the month of April, so celebrate along with them and use a $1 off coupon in Sunday’s paper to try the Stay Matte Mouse Foundation and the Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara and get this quick and easy look.

 

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Shown above: 

  1. Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation – 103 True Ivory
  2. Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara – 001 Black (waterproof)
  3. Moisture Renew Lipstick - 642 Nude Delight
  4. Exaggerate Full Color Lip Liner – 030 Natural
  5. Glam’Eyes Trio Eye Shadow – 650 Summer Chic
  6. Stay Matte Primer
  7. Match Perfection Skin Tone Adapting Concealer – 125 Fair

 

I won’t be using all of these products in this quick and easy tutorial but I had to share my haul!  This entire look will be using drugstore products!  #beautyinspiration #CollectiveBias.

 

Enough chit-chat, let’s get started!  Start with a clean and dry face.  Here is a foundation tip start by priming your face.  You can use the RIMMEL Stay Matte Primer or even just a moisturizer to make sure the makeup has something to stick to and last longer throughout the day.

Squeeze a small amount of the Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation onto the back of your hand or dot onto your face.  Using your favorite foundation brush or beauty blender, blend out the foundation all over your face and neck.

 

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Next I used the Glam’Eyes Trio Eye Shadow in Summer Chic with just 3 easy steps.  Take a shadow brush and apply the beautiful copper pigment all over the eyelid.  Then apply the champagne shade from the crease to the brow bone for a highlight.  I like to dab a little in the inner corner of my eye as well to brighten things up.  Taking the dark brown shade on a fluffy blending brush and apply in the crease from outer corner to inner corner in windshield wiper motion until blended well and no harsh lines are visible. 

 

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My favorite part is next, mascara!  Take the Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara and apply in an even coat all over the top lashes, making sure to get all the way down to the base for the fullest looking lashes.  You can definitely apply mascara to the bottom lashes too but I rarely do because I find mine smudges and looks like dark under-eye circles by the end of the day.

 

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Apply your favorite blush and gloss and you are out the door in about 5 minutes!  I applied a peach blush & a light pink lipstick.  Hope you enjoyed this quick and easy drugstore makeup tutorial.  I had a blast creating it and have a new found passion for all things make-up, even if my usual application is a 5 minute face.  Experimenting is fun, especially when you can find affordable products that won’t break the bank.

 

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Yarn It All Guest Post

 
 
I am so excited for my very first guest post!!  I was asked by Kimberly over at bugaboo, mini, mr and me blog to create a craft using yarn.  I immediately thought of one of my favorite past projects, the State String Art back in January.
 
Click on the picture below to check out my project over at bugaboo, mini, mr and me at 10:00am.
 
 
 
 
 
Link up your own yarn project by clicking on the button below to join the Yarn It All link party!!
 
 

 

 

 

 

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Hannah’s Fun Friday

 

Fun Friday

 

Boy these Fun Friday posts come around so quickly! I hope you have all had a great week.

 

 

This weekend me and my mom are making an impromptu trip to Frisco, TX. She has never been to Ikea and that is on the top of our list! Neither one of us are looking for anything in particular but I’m sure we will find something that we just ‘have to have’.

 

 

I love, love, love me some Nashville! It’s such a great drama and the music is an added bonus. If you haven’t seen it, I encourage you to watch it especially if you like country music!

 

 

April is Autism awareness month. I work with kids with Autism and let me tell you, they are some of the most fascinating individuals you will ever meet!

 

Thanks for stopping in. Have a fantastic weekend!

 

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Italian Layered Hearty Eggplant

 

My friend Shannon commented that Hannah and I should rename the blog “Young and Hungry Sisters” because of our many recipe posts lately.  Smile  Special thanks to my co-worker Dolores for the inspiration for this recipe!!

 

Eggplant

 

I planted my patio garden at my apartment in San Antonio this weekend and was itching to use some of the fresh basil in a recipe.  I picked out an eggplant at the grocery store on a whim and remembered I had frozen tomato meat sauce in the freezer from a previous spaghetti squash recipe.  Quick, simple, and healthy…if you don’t count the garlic bread!!

Ingredients:

  • Fresh Basil
  • 1 Eggplant
  • Meat sauce or spaghetti sauce
  • salt & pepper
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

 

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Here is my cute little basil plant, freshly planted on Sunday!!  I actually have two because I love basil and intend on making some delicious homemade basil once it gets a little bigger.

 

Eggplant 1

 

I used my mandolin slicer to ensure all of the eggplant slices were the same size for even cooking.  I defrosted my homemade meat sauce.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

 

Eggplant 3 

Layer meat sauce then eggplant, season with salt and pepper and top with sliced basil.  Repeat.

 

Eggplant 4

 

Once you have 3-4 layers of eggplant cover with sauce and foil and bake in the oven for about 35 minutes @ 350 degrees.

 

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Here is the finished product.  Grate on the cheese and serve!  I enjoyed my eggplant with steamed broccoli and a piece of garlic bread (and a glass of red zinfandel Smile).

 

I promise I will have a non-recipe post soon!!  Stay tuned for a fun make-up post.

 

 

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Teacher Appreciation Gift with Starburst and Skittles Printable

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Teacher Appreciation Gift


You might be wondering why I am making a teacher appreciation gift since I do not have any kids. I’ve mentioned a few times that I’m doing my internship to be a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. Basically what my job entails is assessing kids to see if they need special education, consulting with teachers on behavior, counseling, and many more things. For my internship this year, I had to have a few specific things done to fulfill my requirements. These requirements involved working pretty closely with a few teachers. They have helped me out immensely and gone above and beyond to help me graduate. I knew that I wanted to do something to thank them for all of their hard work.

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I picked up a variety pack of Skittles & Starburst 30 Pack from Sam's Club. You can find this 30 pack of Skittles and Starbursts on the candy aisle.

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This variety pack was for sale for $12.09 at Sam’s Club. Pretty good deal for 30 packs of Skittles and Starbursts! And it is about as colorful as you can get! #VIPFruitFlavors

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I picked up a few other things to add to my care package. I went to Target and hit up the dollar spot and found the cute bucket and note pads. I figure teachers can always use notepads. Dry erase markers are another great idea for teachers. They are constantly writing things on the dry erase boards and will always need markers! I picked up the Elmer’s Craft Bond squares at Wal-Mart. These are a must to help create a multi-dimensional care package!

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Fill your buckets with grocery sacks or paper towels to bring your items towards the top.

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See how awesome these Elmer’s Craft Bond squares are? They stick to whatever you need and are helpful to add height and stagger your objects in the bucket.

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As you can see in the finished bucket, everything is different heights. The Skittles are taller than the Starbursts and the dry erase markers are all different heights. It’s much more difficult to do this if you don’t have the squares! I added the cute printable with a little jute. It’s just a very cheesy little saying to show my appreciation!

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I can’t wait to give these to them! Teachers are some of the hardest working people you will ever meet. I sure hope these teachers know how much they have helped me out this year and how much I truly appreciate them.


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And here is the cheesy printable that I created. Let me just tell you that not a whole lot rhymes with Skittles and Starburst!

If you use this printable for something, I would LOVE to see pictures!

Thanks for reading :)


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