September 28, 2012

Seared Tuna Salad

This salad is hearty, delicious and takes less than five minutes to make... perfect for when you get home from a long day out in the world and are SOO hungry but you still want something healthy.

Heat two tablespoons of oil in a pan. I like to use sesame oil with my tuna, but any oil will do. Get a nice thick tuna steak and coat both sides in salt and pepper (and sesame seeds if you have them). Here is a quick guide on how to tell if the tuna is fresh which is useful for this recipe where the fish is only seared and not cooked through.

While the oil is heating, dress some greens, some carrots amd some chopped mushrooms in a sesame ginger dressing. I really like this one

Once the oil is sizzling hot, put your tuna into the pan and let it sear on one side for about 30 seconds. Flip it over and sear the other side for thirty more seconds. Remove the fish from the oil an let it rest for a minute. Slice it up and place it on top of your salad and there you go. 

A gourmet salad with minimal time and effort!
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September 27, 2012

Hoo ... Me?

Soooo much cute owl stuff for babies out there. 

Here are some goodies for your little hootie!

Personalized Owl Onesie,  Monogram Baby Romper Custom OnesiesGirl Kooky Owl Snuggle Buddy Personalized

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I'm a Good Dog ... Can I Have a Treat, Please?

So, the King of Cute lays this look on me at least five times a day. 

It always works.

Lately, it gets him one of these.

Beneful® Baked Delights™ Snackers™
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September 26, 2012

Beach Bum

A couple of weekends ago, Patton, Lucy, Goalie and I headed "down the shore" to Avalon, NJ. It was so incredibly relaxing and the weather was PERFECT.

Since we aren't all so lucky to spend every day at the beach, here is an inexpensive way to capture a whiff of the sea shore all year long... Pennsylvania Soy Candle Company's Beach Bum.

This is, without a doubt, the very best beach scented candle EVER (and I have tried 'em all)! And it is soy, so it burns clean.

And here is my little beach bum, chilling on the beach for the very first time!

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September 25, 2012

Sorprenda a su Propio Fumar (Catch your own smoke)

Here's the long awaited second post by my wonderful and handsome husband, Patton, who also happens to be a bit of a Mexican liquor connoisseur...

I TOTALLY had this poster on my bedroom wall in 7th grade
If tequila were Brandon Walsh, mezcal is Dylan McKay.  Mexico’s simmering and smoky, yet more confident, relaxing second liquor.  Prominent in Oaxaca, a heartland of indigenous culture in Mexico, mezcal still comes with a worm.

A good friend introduced me to mezcal’s thoroughly placid and blurry effect after traveling to Oaxaca for private evenings with special bottles.    It is a nice change from the impatient climb of sweeter liquors.

This is EXACTLY what Dylan would have drank after a long day surfing in Baja, had he not been a recovered alcoholic by sophomore year of high school.
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September 24, 2012

Basics - Denim Jacket

I couldn't live without my denim jacket. It is perfect...  dark rinse denim with penny colored buttons and the exact right amount of stretch. I would wear it everyday if I could get away with it. The best part is I got it about 10 years ago on sale from The Gap for $13.99 and it still looks fantastic! It will be getting a lot of play this fall, and, let's face it, for the rest of my life.

Here are five ways to wear this basic essential this Fall:

1. With white ankle length pants, brightly colored heels, a popped collar and some fantastic sunglasses


2. With a white cashmere scarf, and grey t-shirt, black leggings, leather knee high boots and a big leather bag

jean jacket

3. With a big bun, a pristine white dress, Audrey Hepburn glasses and a gold belt

jean jacket

4. With a pleated skirt in a bold hue, tons of fantastic bracelets and a white button down. PS... this lady has the most fantastic wardrobe and sense of style... I'm drooling.

jean jacket <3

5. With a slouchy wool hat, a cotton bodycon dress and some badass high-tops (I am loving this pair... sequins! and this pair with the hidden high heel thing going on)

Jean Jacket

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September 23, 2012

Insta-Lucy... at Four Months

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