Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Snack Time

Well it has been just over three months since my daughter was born and I'm still trying to lose that extra 5 lbs of baby weight (plus 10 more). I have always had success with Weight Watchers and I'm following their diet plan again this time around. During the last two weeks I've enjoyed trying a bunch of new recipes from and I've been really happy with all of their meals.

I try not to snack that often  but as long as I'm counting the points I should be fine, right? Here are some snacks that I'm currently loving.

I love almond butter. MaraNatha's all natural Maple Almond Butter is delicious! I eat it on a whole wheat sandwich thins with sliced banana. So good!

I also really like Nature Valley's Roasted Nut Crunch snack bars. They are filling which is great while dieting.  Not to mention, they taste great and offer a nice little crunch in every bite.

The Chili Limon Tortilla Pop Chips are awesome! I had them for the first time while I was on vacation and I was hooked (as was my two year old).

And last but not least, the Spicy Regatta wine from Linganore Winecellars. Okay, I know that wine isn't considered a snack but after attending the local Wine Fest last weekend, I have a lot of this on hand. I actually like most of the wines made at this particular winery. This is a good thing since I have enough to get me through the rest of the year!

What is your favorite snack?

Friday, October 5, 2012

Python-Print Happy

When I came across these Tory Burch flats, while doing my usual mindless surfing of the internet, I was instantly hooked. I love the python print and have been trying to figure out how to add it to my wardrobe (without laying down $250 on these shoes). 

I found some great budget-friendly options at Target for under $20.

In the end, I settled on these HOT shoes from Nine West!

What do you think of this trend? Do you have a favorite python-print staple? Would you add it to your wardrobe?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Move over Lemon-Drop...

My favorite cocktail is the Lemon-Drop Martini and it has been since I grew out of my Long Island Ice Tea stage (*cringe*)  in college.  However, I've recently met a strong contender that may be moving in on my love affair with this tart and tangy drink. Enter: Cool as Cucumber.

The first time I had this drink was just last week while on vacation in Myrtle Beach. Fortunately for me, it was served at the beach bar in our hotel so I was able to enjoy it a number of times. This is the perfect drink  to indulge in while laying on the beach. It is made up of Hendrick's Gin, St. Germain ElderFlower Liqueur, Cane Syrup, Muddled Cucumber and Sour Mix. So yummy and fresh!

Now I just have to learn how to perfect this tasty concoction at home. It looks like I've got some research to do!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pumpkins, Pumpkins and more Pumpkins

I'm excited that Fall has returned! The leaves are changing colors, the weather is cooling off, and pumpkins are everywhere. I love me some pumpkin! Some of my favorites are pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin patches, carving pumpkins and of course cooking with the ever so versatile squash.

Today I'm trying out this recipe that has my mouth watering. It is the Crock Pot Turkey White Bean Pumpkin Chili over at If you haven't been to her blog you should definitely check it out. She has a ton of yummy recipes and for you Weight Watchers fans she always includes the points for each recipe.

*Photo from

Some of the other pumpkin-inspired dishes that I want to try from this site are the Pumpkin Pie No Bake Cheesecake, Pumpkin Pie Dip, Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Shake, and the Roasted Pumpkin Coconut Curry Soup.

Do you have a favorite pumpkin dish?

Monday, October 1, 2012

Monday Madness

I've been away from my blog for the last week because we were away on vacation! Which means that this Monday has been filled with cleaning, unpacking, laundry, menu planning and adjusting to being alone with the girls again. I will have more for you tomorrow but for now I'll leave you with a scene that I'll miss waking up to tomorrow morning. Ahhhhh...

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Currently Enjoying

Yesterday was my birthday and my husband surprised me with this gorgeous ring. He has such great taste in jewelry and always finds unique pieces.

I just received this yummy treat from a friend. I love me some dark chocolate and salted caramel!

As our summer days are coming to an end, I will enjoy a few more glasses of my go-to warm weather wine (I typically like a good red Malbec in the winter). Umberto Fiore is my favorite brand of Moscato. 

I'm loving these nail polishes from Essie. I need to decide which color I want to use while on vacation. The grey is perfect for fall but since we are headed to the beach the coral and turquoise are calling to me. It is ok to ride these last few days of summer out, right? Do you have a favorite nail polish you're wearing right now?