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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Film Fashion: The Women of Mad Max: Fury Road

This past weekend, I went to see the amazing new film, Mad Max: Fury Road. I was already pretty excited about the film (I wanted to see it before Avengers, so that should tell you something), but it absolutely blew all of my expectations out of the water. It was brutal & beautiful & really had a classic Mad Max flavor to it. If you're a fan of action films, good stories & complex characters, you're going to want to see this film!

In terms of costuming, I really dig whats going on in Fury Road. There are elements of the Steampunk aesthetic with veins of biker-style running through it. Below you'll find some wearable Wasteland fashion, inspired by none other than Charlize Theron's Furiosa & Riley Keough's Capable. Get in touch with your inner badass & enjoy!

Film Fashion: The Women of Mad Max: Fury Road



For more awesomeness, check out the trailer!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Favorite Friday Favorites

1. This Guy-


Rick is coming home today after a week in L.A. being a tech genius. 

I can't wait. 

Hubba, Hubba

2. Music Picks-






3. This Adorable Garden Sign-


Rick & I have been working on our back garden & I definitely want to make one of these to spruce it up! What literary locations would you add to this sign? 

Also, I just love the name of this gals blog. Check it out! 

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4. Make a Wish-


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5. I've Been on an Avonlea/Anne of Green Gables Bender-


This is what happens when Rick goes out of town. I blame him. 

I regret nothing. 

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Happy Friday, Friends! 
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

I recently started following a new blog, Shaped by Style (prompted by Hannah Rupp's involvement) & realized that they were sponsoring a giveaway. After seeing that the prize was a $75 gift card, I quickly entered & thought "That's probably not going to happen."

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Well, to my extreme surprise, I won! I am so thankful that the gals over at SBS put together such a nice giveaway! Now, I just have the impossible task of choosing what I want from the huge selection of awesome stuff over on Etsy.

Here are a few of my favs:

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If you have a chance, go over & check out Shaped by Style. I really like the concept of a blog that showcases women of all styles & sizes. And who knows? Maybe they'll have more awesome giveaways in the future! This experience definitely shows me that you can't win if you don't enter, so it's best to take a shot.

What do you have to lose!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Favorite Friday Favorites

1. Choice Clothing Picks-


Because I do the bulk of my clothing shopping at thrift stores (and clothing exchanges), I don't do a whole lot of online shopping. However, there is no end to cute clothes on the web. I wonder if I can find twins of these items at Goodwill? 

Yeah, probably not. 

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Man, I really need to learn how to sew. And cobble shoes.

2. New Music-



We saw the lovely Danielle Anderson perform this live a few weeks ago. It was superb. 




3. Nothing is Really Work-


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4. April's Playlist- 




Happy Friday, Friends!
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Monday, May 4, 2015

Munchy Monday: Crunchy Oven-Roasted Chickpeas

Now, I've spoken here about my love of chips & chip like products. If given the choice, I would probably choose a savory, crunchy snack over a sweet treat. So, now that I'm making an attempt to be more mindful about the things that I put into my body, while still enjoying good food (moderation is your friend, kids), I'm trying to think through satisfying my cravings with flavorful, creative foods that don't fill me up with empty calories.

A few weeks ago, after buying several cans of garbanzo beans for hummus (let me know if you want that recipe), I decided to roast up a can and boy, what an inspired idea! Here's the skinny:

Ingredients


  • 1 15 ounce can of Garbanzo Beans
  • 1 1/2 TBLS Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt
  • Choose your own Spice Blend-I used ground ginger, onion/garlic powder, cumin, paprika & a pinch of chili powder. Use as much or as little as you like. 

Process 


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Drain & rinse your garbanzo beans. Once drained, sandwich your beans in a kitchen towel and gently rub so that the outer skins of the beans come off. The drier they are, the crispier they will be.

Spread your beans evenly on a cookie sheet & drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt & seasonings & toss to coat.

Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring & turning often so they do not burn. Roast until the beans are golden brown & crunchy. Store in an airtight container. I suggest doubling this recipe because dang, are they tasty!

Here they are in all their glory! 

Now, I'm never going to stop liking chips & I'm still going to eat them every once in a while. Especially during cookouts. Seriously, what is better than potato chips with a hand-formed cheeseburger? The answer is nothing. Nothing is better than that. But for non-cookout times when I want a salty snack that's a little more wholesome, this is definitely one of my new go-tos. I hope you like them as much as I do!

What are some of your favorite savory, healthy snacks? I would love to add a few more to my snacking arsenal!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Favorite Friday Favorites

1. Imma Need One of These-


I'm keeping up with my Zombies, Run! app & I think I'm going to need to pick up one of these sweet Runner 5 shirts in the very near future!

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2. Consider This-


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3. New Music-





4. Copenhagen Necklace-


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5. Pancake the Cat-


Pancake the cat is a beautiful kitty that doesn't have any front paws, but that doesn't stop her from being adorable & active! Check her out over on Facebook.

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Happy Friday, Friends!
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Friday, April 24, 2015

Favorite Friday Favorites

1. The Ocean at the End of the Lane-


I finished this beautiful novel earlier this week. It's a wonderful mix of fairytale, horror & heart. I highly recommend it to you! 

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2. The Fall


My brother has been telling me for years to see Tarsem Singh's The Fall and boy, do I wish I had watched it sooner. This is literally one of the most beautiful films I've ever seen. The fact that it stars Lee Pace (of Pushing Daisies & The Hobbit fame) doesn't hurt! #dreamy



3. Roasted Chickpeas-


There are things that I like that are definitely not good for me. One of those things is Hanson. Another one of those things is chips. Now, when a chip craving hits, I've got to have something savory to snack on & lately that thing has been roasted chickpeas.  Let me know if you want me to share the recipe for these babies. I'd be happy to share. 



4. Have you Ever Found Yourself, in T-shirt Form?- 


Because I have. 

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5. This-


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Happy Friday, friends!
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
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