Wednesday, March 28, 2012

a good deal

I found two steals at Old Navy today. Their in-store clearance items are an EXTRA 30% off.

The penny loafers are really more of a citron color in person. They also had brown and navy!

These two would look really cute paired with this:

Just sayin'....

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Sweet Auburn Studio turns ONE tomorrow!

Enjoy free shipping for the rest of the week with code FREESHIP (domestic only).

Here are a few things that are new for spring...

Happy shopping!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

not one recipe

Hi everyone.

No recipes from me this week!

We will be eating: leftover chili from the freezer one night (ok, probably two nights), breakfast one night, and some sort of Valentine's dinner...

I know that is only 4 nights...and that there are more nights than that in a week.

Brent's parent's are coming in town and staying Thursday through Sunday! So, I didn't want to plan to cook and then let food go to waste...I hate that.

I did go grocery shopping today.


I'm sorry, I love lunchables. And they are easy....and good...

I mean, it's bologna and oreos--doesn't get much better than that combo right there!

Also, my favorite veggie dip is currently B1G1 (at Publix of course).

This is also my favorite flavor...YUM.

Still on week 6 of C25K. I'm finding that running longer than 10 minutes without stopping is hard.

Or is it that running longer than 10 minutes with out stopping while watching Hannah Montana is hard???

Think on that.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

around here

Sorry for the absence...I've been busy at work, at cooking, and at working out.

Brent had to work this weekend--which I'm used to, but was still kind of a bummer. So, I went for a beach walk by myself.

Inlet Beach

As you can see, the beach was pretty deserted. Except for this guy...

He was the size of a basketball. Probably the largest jelly fish I've ever seen. And yes, I did poke him with a stick (naturally).

Soon after I discovered the largest jellyfish ever, the fog began rolling in. This is a really weird phenomenon at any time of day, but especially at 2:00 in the afternoon on the beach. I couldn't see more than 20 feet ahead or behind me, so I called it a day.

Moving on...

I'm sure you would like some recipes. Well, I have one to give you. It's quiche. And it's delicious.

Country Quiche to be exact. 

To lighten the recipe, I used 2 eggs and 2 egg whites, instead of 4 eggs. I also used reduced fat cheese. And, I cheated and used already cooked bacon. I sauteed my onion in 1 tsp olive oil instead of bacon grease.

Servings: 8; 7 points/serving

I also burned/dried out made BBQ in the crock pot this week. It wasn't so good...

I am about to go run "Week 5 Day 3" of C25K...wish me luck.

The last few times I have gone down to run there has been a 10-ish yro girl in there with her mom. She likes to get on the treadmill next to me and attempt to race me/run with me. It's pretty obnoxious.

And we're also usually watching Phineas and Ferb or Hannah Montana at the time.


Sunday, January 22, 2012


I didn't make any of the recipes I posted last week.

Brent worked two nights...the other nights we ate "cheap" meals out.

I weighed last Monday and the scale was up 6 (SIX!!!!) pounds...I know it's water (or most of it), but it was still pretty discouraging.

SO. This week's dinners are going to be a bit of a "weightloss bootcamp". Meaning I'm not going to be "cooking" anything worthy of blogging about (aka english muffin pizzas, salads, sandwiches, and lean cuisines).

My apologies for no recipes--skim back through the last three weeks or peruse Pinterest for some ideas.

I switched from the running plan I was following to the Couch25K app--which I've had forever, but never completed.

That way I don't have to keep up in my brain (that is just-trying-to-keep-my-lungs-going-so-I-don't-pass-out) how many running intervals I have done. It counts for you and *dings* when it's time to run or walk.

Pretty fabulous.

Brent and I have been looking at houses/lots, trying to figure out what we can afford (and can't) and how much more $$$ we need to save for a down payment. We would really like to build, as I am REALLY picky about home interiors--shocking, right?

We would also like to be on some form of water--bay, canal, inlet, estuary....

We'll see!

Here are a few plans we like....think tin roofs, water views, and scrubby Florida oaks and wild magnolias...

Obviously home plans/square footage would be determined by the lot we find....stay tuned!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

week numero tres's Sunday night at 8:03.

I have no idea what we will be eating this week.

Hold one moment while I scour Pinterest and calculate points...

Ok, I'm back.

We have a little pork leftover from our Brown Sugar & Balsamic Glazed Pork--so we'll probably be having sandwiches Monday night.

As for the others...

Spaghetti Squash Au Gratin (3 points/serving; 6 servings)

I've had spaghetti squash once. I remember it being really good. This should be interesting! 

Pair with veggies...or meat if you HAVE to!

We'll either have broccoli (cooked in the oven) or a salad....or maybe we'll just eat the whole thing!

Easy Garlic Chicken (8 points/serving; 4 servings)

I allowed for a 4 oz. chicken breast/serving in the points calculation.

We'll be having green beans and maybe some rice....

Thanks for the comments--if ya'll have any great recipes to share (Robyn--the cookies with avocado?!) you can either leave them below in the comment section, or email me (

On to week THREE of this exercise plan.

Did I mention that over two weeks of being "good" and exercising (5 out of 7 days), I have yet to loose a WHOLE pound?!

Maybe this week...

Good luck!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

on to week two

Well, this past week I managed to exercise 5 out of 7 days...which is quite an accomplishment in it's self. Brent even joined me two nights--which is a lot considering his crazy schedule.

My "weeks" officially end on Mondays, but I thought I'd get a head start on planning for next week.

Here's what we'll be eating this coming week:

Brown Sugar & Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin (6 points/serving; 6 servings)

I've made this before--it's delicious. We will make sandwiches from the left overs a couple of times and maybe even make a "fancy" quesadilla.

No need to alter the recipe any...pair with veggies of your choice!

La Scala's Chopped Salad--Made Skinny (7 points/serving; 4 main course servings)

I've never made this...but it looks really good (and EASY). I don't like garbanzo beans or I won't be putting those in mine!

I'll also probably half this recipe as there is no such thing as a good leftover salad....

Pineapple Chicken Salad Pitas (8 points/serving for chicken salad only or 10 points with pita; 4 servings)

Photo courtesy of

I will be subbing pecans for almonds...which is how I calculated the points. I hope this is as good as I imagine it to be. 

Today I'll be starting "Week 2" of the Beginner's Running Plan

Good luck this week!