Friday, April 24, 2009

Fetish Friday

I was having trouble deciding between a $500 shoe today and this shoe for only $26.99. I decided to go with the Payless shoe so all does not seem hopeless in the purchasing department.
It's a gladiator sandal to the least extreme, so it's pretty cute. I still can't handle those gladiator sandals that wind all the way up your ankle. Maybe some day...
Until then, this is the Lapis Stone Gladiator Wedge, from Payless.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Guster Show

Last night Ben and I went to see Guster at Stubbs. Now that we have a kid, we don't get out much, but whenever Guster comes to town it is a cardinal rule that we must attend.
Ben got there early and saved us a nice spot by a tree. I left Lucas at home with Andrea, and arrived just in time for the show.
A few highlights:
-They played "Red Oyster Cult", and then transitioned into Blue Oyster Cult's "Don't Fear the Reaper." And there was cowbell. It was awesome.
-Making fun of the people in front of us who must have taken 50 pictures of themselves. I really wanted to smack them because they were so drunk and annoying and kept invading my personal space whilst making out and swing dancing. Who swing dances at a concert where people are packed together like sardines? Anyhow, Ben thinks I my long history of patience has finally run it's course.
-They usually mock the encore tradition. Ryan always mentions the encore and tells you there will be an encore, how many encores, etc. This time instead of leaving the stage and making us clap for a long time, they just told us when the show was over and then started the encore without ever leaving the stage. It was great.
-And watching Brian “Thundergod” Rosenworcel is always my favorite part of the show. He plays the drums with his bare hands for much of the show. We could see him up there taping them getting ready for the set. It's amazing.
Now I need to go feed Lucas breakfast... he's downstairs looking for Andrea.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


While some of us are addicted to shoes, other girls I know are addicted to clothes they can sweat in.
Gap Inc. has a new company, Athleta, just or those girls. I do have to admit that they have some pretty cute stuff - skirts for all sporting occasions. Here's to you, Jeana!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Fetish Friday

Who doesn't love a little ruffle here and there? This is Beauti by Steve Madden and they are on sale - especially if you're a 9.5 or 10! You can get them at Nordstrom in the bronze for $44.90. OR if you like black you can get them at Smart Bargains for $29.97.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Garbanzo & Hominy Soup

As I was eating my leftovers for lunch today, I thought I should share this recipe with you.
My sister told me this recipe yesterday as she was driving and I was doing pilates. It was so easy I didn't have to write anything down and she didn't have to read anything to me. E-A-S-Y!
It was yummy and reminded me of my mom's posole, only 16 times easier and faster.

Garbanzo & Hominy Soup
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 cups chopped onion (about 1 large onion)
4 cloves garlic
2 cups water
1 can vegetable broth
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 can Rotel tomatoes (mild or medium)
2 cans of garbanzo beans
1 can of hominy
2 cups of fresh spinach, packed

Cook your onion and garlic in olive oil. Add water, broth, cumin, and pepper. Stir to combine. Add tomatoes, beans and hominy. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 20 minutes. Taste to make sure the seasonings are good. Just before you are ready to serve, add the spinach. It will wilt as you stir it into the soup. Serve with tortillas or crusty bread. I also served it with lime wedges and cilantro would have been good, too.

I accidentally bought a huge can of hominy, so I had about equal parts hominy to garbanzo beans. Because of that, I added an extra can of tomatoes and extra broth. Instead of a can of veggie broth, I just added more water and added beef, chicken, and veggie bouillon. I like to mix it up a little...

This would be good with some chicken or pork added, but doesn't need it.

Fetish Friday

Hello, Spring. I'd like to introduce you to Cinnabar from Carlos by Carlos Santana. I'm a fan of wedges mainly because they are easier to walk in than other heels. And also they provide more space for art work! I love the detail on this little wedge. It also comes in black.
Cinnabar can be yours for $100 from Piperlime.