Happy Valentines Day! We went to dinner with friends last night and today we are headed up to babysit for little Summer. Let’s get down to business for some Friday Fun Stuff.
Heather Bullard, a stylist I respect very much has a great tutorial on How to Style a Display Cabinet that I think you will find very inspiring and helpful.
This time of year we are all in organization mode. I cleaned out about half of my closet but now need to tackle the drawers. Imogen from Inside Out Style has some good tips on how to do it here Five Things to Consider When Doing a Wardrobe Cleanout from Inside Out Style Blog
I am still on Weight Watchers and I find so many vegetable-based soups can easily be tweaked just a bit and become ww friendly. This Roasted Cauliflower soup adapted from Damn Delicious is a favorite. I find that people who don’t care for cauliflower like this one.
Weight Watchers Friendly Roasted Cauliflower Soup
- 6 cloves garlic
- 4 T olive oil
- 2 heads cauliflower
- 2 onions in chunks
- 5 c chicken stock or vegetable
- 1/2 c nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1 bay leaf
- 3 sprigs fresh thyme chopped
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray. Place cauliflower florets, onions, and garlic in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Add 4 tablespoons olive oil; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Gently toss to combine. .Place in oven and roast until cauliflower, onions, and garlic are tender and golden brown, about 30-35 minutes. Cool slightly and blend in Cuisinart. Pour In a large dutch oven, stir in vegetable or chix stock, chopped thyme and bay leaf. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove bay leaf, stir in yogurt; season with salt and pepper, to taste. If the soup is too thick, add more vegetable stock as needed until desired consistency is reached. Serve immediately, or refrigerate and serve the next day.
Do you follow Jill Sharp Studio on Instagram. I am in awe of her keen styling ability. I recently ordered this console for a client and am about to order for my son and daughter in law. Of course, Jill took the styling up a notch!
I am constantly trying new beauty products, particularly lipsticks. Here are five finds that I am loving right now. The buxom lip pencil can be worn under a more moisturizing lipstick or on its own if you are lazy like me sometimes. It does not creep into the dreaded creases around the lip line. The Bobbi Brown Crayon comes in tons of colors and it can be totally worn on its own and is not too drying like some. I am always searching for a good lip primer, and I always come back to this one. For me personally it is the best on the market right now.
The Lancome art liner was recommended by a Sephora clerk. I do not have a very steady hand but even I can make this one work. I like the color smoke because it isn’t as harsh as black. LOVE THIS!! I recently tried several new mascaras (one very expensive and awful!). Benefit seems to have the best mascaras and this one is my current favorite. Click on the pics below to purchase.
Last but not least, there is still time to whip up something special for your sweetie, in case the weight watchers soup doesn’t excite him. Sue from the View from Great Island has some decadent chocolate desserts you can make from your pantry.
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