4.30.2014

A few of my "Go To" Recipes!

If you know me at all…you will know that I HATE cooking.
It literally gives me anxiety, and I have no common sense when it comes to cooking, whatsoever.
I NEED a detailed, specific recipe to go by, 
and even if I follow it step by step something always goes wrong.
ALWAYS.

But guess what?!
I'm kind of getting the hang of things!
[kind of]

So for all of my fellow clueless cooking ladies, I bring you my favorite go to recipes!
Most of these recipes are from pinterest, but it's always nice to know
that someone (with little cooking skill) has actually cooked them,
and they turned out great!

First: Chicken Avocado salad

This is the EASIEST thing you will ever "make" in your entire life.
I am an avocado ADDICT. like for real.
I stumbled across this recipe on pinterest but I actually left out some ingredients.
Go to the store and buy yourself one of those delicious rotisserie chickens,
a few avocados and some limes.
The recipe also calls for cilantro and chopped green onions but I didn't have those
at the house so I skipped them.

Here's what you do:
Cut up your rotisserie chicken into small pieces until you have about 2 cups full 
then take 2 avocados and slice those babies.
Mix the chicken and avocado together in a bowl and throw some salt on there,
and cut up a lime and squeeze the juice into the bowl.
and voila…SO easy and SO delicious and SO simple!
Kyle and I have eaten it 3 times this past week.
If you love avocados this might become your new favorite meal,
because I crave it every day now…no joke ladies.

Second: Lemon Baked Salmon

Okay, y'all this is GOOD and your husband WILL be impressed.
promise.
This recipe was also found on pinterest [duh, where else?!]

Ingredients:
4 tsp minced garlic
3/4 cup light olive oil
2 tsp dried basil
2 tsp salt
2 tsp ground black pepper
2 T lemon juice
2 T fresh parsley, chopped
4 fillets salmon

Directions:
1. in a medium bowl, mix garlic, olive oil, basil, salt, pepper, lemon, & parsley
2. line a glass baking dish w/ foil & place fillets on top
(i like to spray butter on them before drizzling the marinade)
3. drizzle marinade on salmon, cover with foil
4. preheat oven to 375, cook for 25-30 minutes!

Third: Black Bean Enchiladas 
[I may have overdone it on the cheese…Just kidding you can  never have too much cheese]

My sweet friend Anna gave me this recipe and it is now one
of me and Kyles absolute favorites!
and it is SO easy!

Ingredients:
1 can black beans, washed
1 can refrained black beans
2 T cumin (more or less, whichever you prefer)
2 T Chili powder (more or less whichever you prefer)
Mix together

Take 1 cup tomato sauce
1 T cumin
1 T chili powder
and pour into skillet
Individually soak tortillas in sauce mixture then set aside on paper towels.
Fill each tortilla w/ black bean mixture and sprinkle some cheddar cheese inside.
preheat oven to 325
place enchiladas in baking dish and sprinkle cheddar cheese over all.
cook for 30 minutes!

4.29.2014

Denim Obsession.




Dress: ShopMCE.com
Denim Jacket: J Crew
Sandals: Forever 21 (old)
Purse: Brandy Melville

I think it's pretty obvious how in love I am with this jean jacket.
I mean I wear it at least 3 times a week.
On Saturday I forced Kyle to take me on a margarita date 
since he'd been playing golf all day.
We were long overdue for one anyways!
It was great, as usual.
and I ate wayyyy too much, as usual.

Married life is pretty great, I think I'm getting the hang of this whole "wife" thing.
Tomorrow I'm going to share some of my favorite (easy) recipes!
I'm the worst cook known to man and these recipes always save me.
Can't wait to share with y'all!!

Oh and my baby is not a baby anymore…
Geez they grow FAST!
Could she be any cuter though?!


4.17.2014

Not a bad Wednesday night.





V neck: Urban Outfitters
Jean Jacket: JCrew
Jeans: Forever21 (old)
Shoes: Nordstrom

And of course Charley had to get in some pictures with me <3


I never really had a dog growing up and GEEZ was I missing out!
She sure is a handful, but I couldn't possibly love her more.

Last night we headed out to TopGolf with a few friends,
we enjoyed some drinks, junk food, and golf.

Not too bad for a Wednesday night!


4.15.2014

Beaches and Birthdays

Saturday morning we decided to take Charley to the beach!
We have been dying to take her, but the weather has been so nasty lately.
It wasn't a perfect day but it was good enough!

She had the best time!
Unfortunately there was about a million people there with a million dogs 
and a million children so we couldn't let her run around freely.
But it was still a lot of fun!


She slept the entire way home, literally didn't move an inch.

After the beach we headed home to get ready.
One of my best friends, Claire, turned 24 on Friday,
so a bunch of us were going out to celebrate!

So, Charley can sense when we are about to leave…
therefore she was a little needy during this photo shoot.



Top: Xenia boutique
Jeans: Paige Denim via Nordstrom
Heels: LuLus.com
Bracelet: Forever21
Bag: Brandy Melville

Car selfie, duh.

My beautiful birthday girl!


These 2 girls were my be sties when I lived in SA!
The one in the pink (Paige) ended up moving to California
and I moved to Houston so we were all separated for a while,
but now we're all in the same city and I have missed them SO SO much!
<3 <3 <3 <3

4.14.2014

Girlfriends and Celebrations.




Top: ShopMCE.com
Jeans: Paige Denim via Nordstrom
Sandals: Forever21 (old)
Bag: Brandy Melville
Necklace: Etsy
Photo bombing Pup: @Charleyy_Girl 


My beautiful friend Jenn turned 25 this past Thursday!
We have been besties since 1st grade, crazy huh!?

The 3 of us and all of our boyfriend and Jenns older sister all met up 
at Kona Grill to celebrate! 
If you can't tell by now, thats our favorite place ever,
the margaritas areeeee insanely good.
and the food isn't too bad either….

drools.

We had sooo much fun!
It's always nice when all of us can get together, especially now that 
we are all officially grown ups and have crazy different schedules.

Oh and have I mentioned that I have the cutest pup alive?
She turned 3 months old last week!
She was dead asleep in this picture…which is why I'm holding her up.
#momlife

4.10.2014

Weekend Getaway/Blog Sale

A couple weekends ago we headed to San Antonio to visit our friends!
We had so much fun, it was Charleys very first road trip..
and of course she peed in the car within the first 5 minutes.
But how can you get mad at this precious face?!

As soon as we got there we got some pretty great news!
My beautiful friend is PREGNANT!
We are beyond excited for them, they have the most precious little girl 
and I can't wait for them to have another adorable little baby!

On Saturday we all headed to the Farmers market with the pups and baby!

Cant even handle her cuteness!


There were SO many people there and everyone just loved Charley!
We were stopping every 5 seconds so people could pet her and ask us about her.
She got a little overwhelmed so she insisted I carry her.
Afterwards we all headed back to the house because the boys needed to cut this big tree down.
Obviously us girls just soaked in the sun while the boys worked…
Avery and Charley became the best of friends that weekend!
It was unbelievably precious.

It was such a fun weekend and we CAN'T wait to go visit again!
Going back to San Antonio always makes me so sad because I miss it like crazy.
Maybe one day Kyle and I will move back…ya never knowwwww!

In other news... Kyle has officially called me a clothes hoarder 10x in one week,
so I think it might be time for another blog sale!!
Keep checking back because you might score yourself
some cute clothes from my very own closet!