Sunday, August 29, 2010

"Going to the Chapel"

Yesterday was my cousin Michelle's wedding and I just wanted to share a picture of the bride and groom with everyone. Isn't she just the most beautiful bride you've ever seen?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"Think we kissed, but I forgot..."

Katy Perry's new album is amazing...

Here is one of my favorite songs, "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)"

Best thing i've seen allll day...

Thanks to Abby for sharing this fantastic video...

Monday, August 23, 2010

iChat, Katy and Cardis

It's been a busy few days away from blogging. Since then, I've rediscovered my love of iChat's video function and chatted with TKH twice in one day. I've eaten enough zucchini and sugar free pudding to last me a lifetime and I've experienced the true meaning of drunk brunch.

I'm sitting in my bed, streaming Katy Perry's new album on Facebook, watching Food Network and perusing J.Crew.com for Fall Clothing. The weather is dreary and I'm cuddled up in my blanket LOVING my life. The only thing I'm missing is my dog and a cup of cocoa. The chilly weather has me thinking of Fall and all deliciousness that is sweaters, boots and tights.

Happy Monday night everyone!

XO

Monday, August 9, 2010

Some Recipes to Share

I mentioned yesterday that I start South Beach today. In honor of my 2 weeks of NO carbs and NO sugar, I've decided to post 2 of my favorite "SB" friendly recipes!

Fake-out Frozen Yogurt

1 cup of 0% Greek Yogurt ( I like Fage)
1 packet of Splenda
A few dabs of Vanilla Extract
1 Dash of Cinnamon
8 Almonds

Directions: Mix everything together and put in the freezer for 10-15 min. It won't be totally frozen, but the already creamy yogurt gets even thicker when chilled. SOOOO good.

Roasted Asparagus and Havarti Cheese Omelette
4-5 stalks of Roasted Asparagus
2 Eggs
Splash of Skim Milk
1 Piece of Havarti Cheese
Salt
Pepper
Butter

Directions: It's an omelette...it's not that hard to make, but I love the combination of Havarti and Asparagus. Roasting Asparagus is super easy. All you need is a pyrex, asparagus, olive oil and salt and pepper. I usually roast them at 400 til they are getting dark and the tops look crispy.

Enjoy!!

XO

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Countdown begins...

My cousin is getting married in exactly 20 days. I can't believe it!! Today I started using Crest White Strips and tomorrow begins my experiment with South Beach...

That means, NO Sugar and NO carbs for 2 weeks. YIKES!!!

It's going to be tough, but I know I can do it. Wish me luck!

OH....and does anyone have any hairstyle suggestions? Maybe something half-up?

XO
Ash

Friday, August 6, 2010

Day off!

Today is the first day I've taken off since I started work. It's been great so far. I spent the morning on the roof and then had lunch at Gramercy Tavern.



Hope everyone has a great weekend!

XO

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

"I was a flight risk with a fear of fallin'"

Everyone loves a good makeover story. The tale of a "plain jane", transformed by the magical powers of MAC cosmetics, a good blow-out and a new wardrobe. Overnight she's gotten 10x hotter, lost about 15 pounds and is now Prom Queen. Unfortunately my High School experience didn't end like "She's All That", and I didn't gracefully trip down my parents steps into the arms of the quarterback. With that being said, i'm convinced it will happen...eventually. When it does, my internal soundtrack will play in slow motion, the wind will blow my hair back, and the perfect guy will realize that I'm the perfect girl.

Until then, I have my movies, books and the occasional TV show.

...oh, and I'll always have Taylor Swift and her new song "Mine".

XO,

Ash