February, 2015

And the winner is…

FPCongrats Molly Moore, you’re the winner of a pair of rad Freshly Picked Moccasins!! Thanks to all who entered and hopefully we will get to do another giveaway soon!!!

Happy Friday!!!!

No thanks, No time

word

So I meant to have a recipe post up today, but sleep regression, or a growth spurt, or gas, or something has our poor nugget robbing us of whatever sleep we were previously getting. Thanks, ya jerk. I’ll be back… someday…

Don’t forget to enter our Freshly Picked Giveaway!! The winner will be announced Friday!!

Oscars 2015: The good, the bad, & the hot damn messes.

image1So these 3 were easily my favorites. I really enjoyed the red carpet this year. I thought that there were a ton of classy and chic gowns. There were also a few misses… Nothing that was just so awful I wanted to vom, just gowns that didn’t quite sit right with me… not that anyone cares what I think… what am I talking about!?!? Everyone cares what I think… I haven’t slept in 5 months.

Let’s start with the good. My numero uno was hands down Emma Stone in Elie Saab. I mean, shut up. SHUT. UP. This was pure magic. The color, the slit, the back, the lip color, the hair, all perfection. The shoes look a bit like dyeables, but I’ll let it slide because I am THAT obsessed with her gown. I thought Julianne Moore looked exquisite. I know a few folks took issue with the natural waist detailing, but I am absolutely obsessed with this custom Chanel. I mean, it’s classic and she looked so beautiful. I loved the lack of accessories. And Rosamund Pike, my favorite Jane Bennett, in Givenchy, like really!? She had a baby like 2 seconds ago and this red is magnificent. She is seriously the picture of all that is sophistication. I am obsessed with her shoes… If Emma Stone was wearing these shoes in the same chartreuse as her gown… Shut the front door. My honorable mentions went to Dakota Johnson in YSL and Zana Roberts Rossi in Valentino.

badThe bad.  Now, I should start by saying these aren’t really bad… I mean, they aren’t my favorites and  they are fine, but something didn’t quite sit well with me… I love all of these ladies and just wanted more… or less… I am so bored with Sienna Miller’s dress. Like snooze fest. The bottom is interesting, but the top, the bows, the overly contoured face, and Heidi hair?!? It just fell very flat for me… And then my love, my spirit animal, Gwyneth… What the whaaaaaa!??! She’s beautiful and her body is banging. Like BANGIN, but what is going on here!?! Maybe without the flower and with her hair put up… Maybe!?!? Then J.Lo. Ohhh J.Lo, ohhhhhh dear. This is not doing it for me. She is so unbelievably beautiful and I am just not a fan of this dress. It looks like she is desperately searching for her youth, but she doesn’t need to search, she’s found it, she’s freaking Benjamin Buttoning. This just seems like way too much, put the tatas away for the love of all that’s good and holy. Feel free to disagree. I also don’t like the lipstick. I also wasn’t a huge fan of Reese Witherspoon or Jennifer Aniston, BOR-ingggggg.

messThe hot damn messes. Ah-gain, these aren’t really the MOST awful gowns we’ve ever seen, but they are certainly not the best looks… Not by a long shot. I get about a million texts from friends on Oscar night and my favorite goes to my ginger bestie, Em, with, “Nicole Kidman’s dress made me wanna vom. Not pretty.” I have to agree. I love Nic, but damn this is weird. The iridescent sequins, the strange hemline, the awful red? orange? belt… Nope, not working. AT ALL. I’m glad to see her face a little less frozen, but damn, this is not good. Moving on to Marion, she’s French so I suppose she’s allowed to wear whatevs the heck she wants, but this Dior is just so weird… I know that fashion people think this is so chic, blah blah blah, nope. Now that I have a child I can only think of one thing “diaper butt.” It’s like, let’s think of a way to make a beautiful lady look like she’s wearing a strange back diaper with a black band right under her poop shoot… Nah. I’ll pass. Then there’s Lady Gaga… What can you say!? It’s almost not even right to critique her because she’s truly from another planet. This dress isn’t awful. In fact, while a touch cray, it’s kind of cool and avant-garde, but dear Lord leave it to Gaga to ruin that with Uuuu-gly gloves and a strange hair piece. I really enjoyed her completely over the top performance and thought her hair and makeup were stunning. Definitely something you don’t hear much about her… way to ruin a good thing by trying too hard to be wacky.

That’s my quick breakdown, definitely riddled with grammar and spelling errors. C’est la Vie. Who was your favorite? Who was your least favorite!? Do you agree with my choices!? Lemme know!!!!

*All pics via PopSugar*

Mom Shoes

Blissful pink purse - 09 DSC_0795-(ZF-0752-24041-1-006)DSC_0719-(ZF-6193-92140-1-003) - Version 2[Yes, I’m a tad obsessed with leopard]
Blissful Happenings  2 - 08 DSC_0741-(ZF-6193-92140-1-011) Blissful Happenings  2 - 05[booties. get a pair. or 3]
DSC_0867-(ZF-4886-48187-1-019)[loafers with flare]DSC_1290-(ZF-7445-37833-1-040) - Version 2[fun take on the classic oxford] | Photos via Kelsey Erin

[Make BH a drinking game. Drink every time you read the word comfy. You’re welcome.]

I have lost all patience with uncomfortable shoes… This happened long before pregnancy and baby. I mean, after moving to Cali I pretty much shelved all of my heels. I don’t know. I just think life is too short to wear uncomfortable shoes. It is totally possible to be fashionable and chic and wear a comfy pair of shoes. While trainers are back in style these days, I’m currently debating between this pair, this pair, or this pair, running shoes are not your only option for comfy shoes. I love the return of these cool Van-like shoes and in leopard!?! Stop it. They are so comfy and look so hip. I have a few pairs, but I’m also lusting after more. Booties are also a serious win in my book. They look so cool and dude, you’ll never guess, they are so damn comfy. I also have quite the collection of oxfords and loafers. They are making the shapes and colors so cool and feminine these days! If you are looking for something a little more girlie a chic pair of d’orsay flats may be exactly what you need! I’ve been lusting after this pair for ages, I think it might be time to make the leap. They are so chic and definitely have a little more panache than a pair of ballet flats.

Happy Shopping and Stay Comfy, my friends.

Meal in a Minute… Well, 4…

IMG_9334I barely have enough time to shower or take a poo by myself, so making a healthy lunch or dinner with fresh veggies sounds utterly exhausting… Like, I didn’t know it was possible to operate on so little sleep and I have a nugget, who for all intents and purposes, sleeps really well for an almost 5 month old. Like seriously. Whoa. WHOA. So my darling love, Chelsea [she is so gonna be famous one day] introduced me to these amazing Lotus Foods ramen packets! Completely clean, fat free, oil free, gluten free, and vegan! For a buck seventy-nine these suckers are a pantry staple in my new normal. To jazz these puppies up I like to add various roasted veggies, baked tofu, a handful of greens, or all of the above! IMG_9336IMG_9337IMG_9335IMG_9338

[Step 1] Follow package instructions. Basically boil 2 cups of water. Add spice packet and noodles. Cook for 4 minutes. Boom. Done.

[Step 2: Optional] Add a splash of tamari which adds a great depth of flavor. Easy peasy.

[Step 3: Optional] Add your desired flare.

[I love baked tofu. You can make your own or buy it pre-baked. To make your own, cut super firm tofu and press to remove all water. Mix tamari, honey, lemon juice. Coat Tofu and bake at 375 until firm about 25 minutes.]

 

[A handful of spinach or kale on the days that’s all you’ve got in you. Just toss it in the water for the last minute of cooking.]

 

[I like to make a huge batch of roasted veggies at the beginning of the week and use them for ramen or tacos, etc. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, roast bell peppers, red onions, zucchini, mushrooms.]

 

[Toss in snow peas, broccoli, or zucchini the boiling water to give them a quick cook.]

 

[Top with jalapeños, scallions, sambal oelek, sesame seeds, chopped cashews, I could go on and on]

 

[Stuff your face.]

Happy Presidents Day!

Enjoying a day with the fam!! But you should definitely check out some P-day sales!! 40% off at Gap [code: WINTER] and Banana Republic [code:BRLOVEYOU]. I did some Gap damage and picked up this cute pair o pants for me and a few things for the mister and some super cute stuff for Rocco, obsessed with these lil’ pants. JCrew [code: WEEKENDMUST] is offering 40-50% off final sale. Loft is offer 50% off of select styles.

Oh and don’t forget to enter our Freshly Picked Giveaway!

Peace out!