Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Zuppa Toscana!

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I have never had this soup at Olive Garden (or anything else at Olive Garden in years), but supposedly it's pretty popular. I saw this recipe over at 365 Days of Crockpot, and I had to try it. This is in spite of the fact that I am not a sausage lover. Sausage for breakfast? Nope. Hate it. Sausage on a pizza? Once in awhile, but most of it gets picked off. Sausage in this soup? YES! It was delicious and easy to make. I made a few alterations to suit myself: I had fresh spinach (thanks to Bountiful Baskets) so I used that instead of kale. I also added about a 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes and left out the bacon. (Don't tell my boys the bacon is missing!)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Here's a shock: I actually won something!

I won a new dress today, courtesy of Shabby Apple and one of my favorite bloggers--Shawni over at 71toes. If you've never checked out the awesome dresses at Shabby Apple, you should. If you're into vintage styles, then you REALLY should. And if you've never read Shawni's blog, check it out. You'll be glad you did!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Beautify your life while helping Japan

I received an email from Teleflora, informing me that for every Zen bouquet purchased, Teleflora will make a donation to the Red Cross to help Japanese earthquake and tsunami victims. I thought it was worth passing along!  Click on the "Teleflora"  link above to see more Zen bouquets or for more information.

For the accessory-challenged, like myself

Today at Or So She Says (one of my fave blogs!) there is a post by this gal all about ACCESSORIZING, which I admit is something I do NOT do well. I wish I did!  Thanks to Christa, I have been totally inspired! I feel it possible to actually find a cute scarf or colorful earrings or cute boots, and then buy them AND wear them. Couldn't I? Christa's post makes me feel like I could. I feel ACCESSORY-EMPOWERED!


Wednesday, March 2, 2011