I stumbled upon Sole Society and am in love with these shoes. It even has a pretty name: Addy t-straps. Wouldn't it look great with a pair of skinny pants in the spring? Or a cute lace dress? And the price is right at $50.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
I'm loving the white, mint, yellow with the touches of red. I can't wait for the weather to get warmer so that we can get out cabinets painted!
We skimped out on her first birthday, so we decided to throw her a little par-tay for the second one. She's been obsessed with Yo Gabba Gabba since she was about 6 months so it was easy figuring out the theme. My trip to Party City to nap some decor wasn't very fruitful. (The themed decorations tend to look a little cheesy, no?) So I set out to make most of the decorations and food myself.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
Generally, pork belly is marinated in advance to make the dish but I usually take as many shortcuts as possible when cooking. Instead of pork belly, I use my secret ingredient: bacon. We're partial to Trader Joe's turkey bacon - to try to keep things "healthy." (But let's face it. It's bacon.) I simply heat up some olive oil and throw in the bacon and chopped up kimchi at the same time. Usually, I add in a little sugar. (But I don't think it needs it.) When I'm super ambitious, I add in onions, carrots, and scallions. The veggies helps to keep things a little less spicy. If you're super averse to spice, you can "wash" the kimchi a bit to mellow it out. But you may need to add some soy sauce if it seems a bit bland.
Then it's served with some tofu. I heated up the one in the picture but when I feel lazy or crazed, I just cut up some firm silken tofu right out of the box and put it on the plate. If I remember, I sprinkle some sesame seeds on top. Add a bowl of rice and it's a super easy 15 min meal!
After balking at $50 dress shoes for kids online, I decided to buy a $15 pair of shoes from Target for a fancy birthday party (seriously fancy - basically a wedding) that we were attending. The pink patent shoes were fine on their own but I wanted to add a little pizzazz - in the form of a flower made out of an old shirt.