Friday, November 9, 2012

Soups for the Season

My Top 5 Soups for cold weather:

1. Low Calorie Lasagna Soup

*I use egg noodles instead of broken lasagna noodles.

2. Mexican Chicken Lime Soup

*serve with cheese quesadillas for a fun twist on grilled cheese and tomato soup!

3.  Thai Shrimp Bisque

*I used chicken broth instead of dealing with shells (gross) and served over noodles.

4. Creole Shrimp and Sausage Stew

*I added some cajun seasoning and served with quinoa.

5. Skinny Baked Potato Soup

The great thing about these 5- they are all healthy!

I have a long list of others, but these have been my favorites so far. For more recipes, check out my board on Pinterest. You will see themes of soups, mac-n-cheese, and anything containing avocado, goat cheese, or shrimp :). Enjoy!

Sunday, November 4, 2012


I have been on the search for some gold cap-toe flats. 

The original Lanvin flats are $590!

Sam Edelman made slightly less expensive pair for $110.

Kate Spade has a few options but the price tag is still way too high.

So I gave up on my golden dream for awhile, until one day I saw this pair at Forever 21.

And the price tag was only $16.80!

I bought them with the intention of painting the patent toes.

I had some old gold spray paint in the garage, so I taped off the the toes with blue painters tape and covered the rest of the shoe with plastic. Then I just sprayed 2 thin coats (dry time inbetween) and that was it. 

Super easy & Super cheap!

I have no idea if the paint will stay put, but you can't beat gold toes for under $17.