Friday, September 30, 2011

Autumn Romance

Fashion Friday

Cheers to the weekend all! Feeling a little fun & flirty lately in the fashion department... since (gasp) I'm now down to the same weight I was when I was 21 years old! Yesssss! I know, I know. I'll have to prove it with live fashion pics soon when I have time. In the meantime... here's a little romantic flair!

Autumn Romance


This post is in participation with Blonde Episodes.

Happy Friday!

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pizza Party


This past Saturday for the first time in over 5 years, I stepped into Trader Joe's... Immediately I felt like I was home. I picked up a ton of ingredients for a little create your own pizza party. It was so much fun, and after years of pizza practice (my first job was in a pizza parlor), I can say that I perfected my craft this weekend!

Still don't have the patience for making my own dough, until that day comes, I will forever have fresh dough on stock in case a spontaneous pizza party strikes up again!

Simply Colette Pizza Sauce

1 16 oz can of San Marzano plum tomatoes
1 6 oz tomato paste
3 cloves minced garlic
1 tbsp of Italian seasoning or Oregano
6 fresh basil leaves chopped
1 tsp of salt
2 tbsp of sugar

This pizza features: Trader Joe's fresh dough, Simply Colette Pizza Sauce, fresh mozzarella, 4 cheese shredded blend, salami, hot Italian sausage, mushrooms, and bell peppers.

Bon appetit!

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Domme, France

I was wondering how long it would take me to miss France... really miss France. To be able to grasp the fact that I spent 1/12 of this year over there, and suddenly wishing I was there again so soon.

So there it is 115 days, and I've got the itch again.

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Moments of the Week

Snapshots Through the iPhone

Happy Weekend folks! It's been a super busy week but also very fun... from my favorite Vietnamese Pho in Reno to Mexican & Margaritas with my Mom in Grass Valley.

& tomorrow
I'm headed to the Candy Dance 
in Nevada's Oldest Town, Genoa! 
Can't wait to share it with you.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tea Time

Good Eats Wednesday
Remembering France

I've been drinking lots of tea these days (to get through the work day), and remembered this Tea Time I had on the river of La Roque Gageac.

Amazing to think I was able to lose weight with snacks of lemon meringue pie! But what's even better... I'm now even 5 lbs. lighter than France. Now, that's real sweet!

Happy Tea Time!

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Monday, September 19, 2011


Hope everyone had a good weekend... mine was grrrreat! Spent lots of time exploring... hiking around the beautiful beaches of Lake Tahoe, adventures in Carson City, a little photography work for advertising in Homes & Lands, and finally using my 4-Wheel drive for some isolated photography adventures away from it all. Ever realize how rare it is to get away from all civilization? The silence is unreal.

Have a good week!

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Johnsville, California

Travel Thursday

About a month ago, when we got our Frostees, I fell for this little town with a population of less than 50 named Johnsville, just outside of Graeagle, California. It was rustic, quaint, and charming...

Happy Traveling!!

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