Friday, October 8, 2010

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Please support a great cause. This should be more than enough inspiration...

The Birmingham Race for the Cure is Saturday, October 9th at 9am in Linn Park. Please find a local Race for the Cure event in your community and get involved. Today people.

Monday, May 31, 2010

A tribute ...

to all who serve and have served this country on this Memorial Day! Thank you for your service and please come home safely. Especially you, bunches.

Yes, I know. Its been forever since I have posted. There has been A LOT going on lately (including a trip to Hawai'i) and my schedule has dramatically changed over the last month or so. But, I am trying to be better about posting. So...

Here is to the men and women who serve our country on this Memorial Day,

... and to it not being 3 months before my next blog posting.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

CEIMB: Marinated Flank Steak with Blue Cheese Sauce

The recipe this week was chosen by Blair of Deliciously Golden. I loved this recipe and will definitely be making it again. Despite flank steak's tendency to be tough, I thought this recipe turned out very tender. The marinade was great and really flavored the meat. Instead of serving the steak on radicchio, I served with a salad. My only complaint is with the blue cheese sauce - I thought it lacked a lot of flavor and I ended up doctoring it up a bit. Next time, I think I will just make the blue cheese dressing that goes with the buffalo blue cheese chicken salad from a couple of months back.

Thanks for a great pick this week Blair!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My new obsession...

Dark chocolate is good for you, right?

Help support Jonah

While I have never met the Williams family, they have an absolutely precious son, Jonah. Jonah is about to celebrate his FIRST birthday and in honor of his birthday, he's auctioning off some pretty good stuff. You see, Jonah was born with a rare skin condition, Epidermolysis Bullosa, or EB, and all the proceeds of the auction are going to support DebRA (the Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association of America). Wow! What a great way to celebrate this little man's very special day and help support a fabulous organization that's trying to find a cure for this horrific disease.

You can check out Jonah's auction site here.

Jonah is only one of many children who is struggling with EB. Sam and Tripp as well as many other families and children are fighting this battle. Will you help them with their fight?

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Feeling BLUE

I have desperately wanting to do some shopping lately. Unfortunately, virtual shopping is all that is in the budget for this month. I'm loving these lovely blue (slate) finds! Modcloth - Frilly Madison dress

BB Dakota Tatum Stripe Top

Lirola Designs, Etsy

Alloy Asymmetrical Hoodie

Denim skirt with bow, Patkas - Etsy
And, I just can't resist this LBD!

Tier-Eyed, Shabby Apple

Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday Flowers

Because its so unbelievable rainy and gloomy here today, I figured some colorful flowers would brighten everyone's day.
...and this is a lovely Anemone. I wish I had a green thumb and could grow pretty flowers!
Even though I have no plans, I am so looking forward to the weekend! Anybody have anything exciting planned?