I LOVE shopping, even just window-shopping and browsing, but even I get sick and tired of trying on things that don't fit! Its annoying and depressing!
But Bloomingdales to the rescue! This is some prettty fantastic technology...
Introducing: Me-Ality. Its being described as a "digital sizing station." Basically, you step into the machine, and it takes a body scan of you, and then matches your measurements against those of merchandise in the store, and instantly finds what would best flatter you.
No more trying on dozens of pairs of jeans to find just ONE that actually fits you right!
Working out is the WORST. The absolute worst. I think I'm allergic...
But its spring and warm weather and bathing suits and blah blah blah... so we're all feeling that pressure to work out and get toned for the summer. Ugh.
BUT there's good news: you can burn calories in not-totally-awful ways! Check it out:
I'm all over that jump rope one... almost 500 calories in 30 minutes!
Who DIDN'T love watching Lindsay Lohan's "Parent Trap" remake in the '90's? I watched that VHS until the tape broke!
That's why this story is SO awesome... its a real life Parent Trap! An American actress was contacted by someone, who turned out to be her identical twin!
photo credit to youtube screenshot
For the past three years, I've had to wake up every morning at 4am for work. I've become the queen of making bad-hair-days into good-hair-days!
I love this video from BuzzFeed, detailing some of the best ways to make bad hair good again, and below are a few of my personal favorite ideas...
1. I'm a big fan of barrettes. I like the sturdy ones from J. Crew that you can find here. If my hair got kinked overnight (I shower at night, before bed) in the morning I can pull my hair into a ponytail but clip it with a barrette instead of using a hair tie. Looks a little more polished for work but its so easy!
2. Dry shampoo! Again, I shower at night. Sometimes in the morning my roots are a little oily. I use Suave Dry Shampoo... flip your hair upside down, spray lightly on the roots, and rub it in. It sprays on white and you rub until the color is gone.
3. For beach waves without the beach, I'll wash my hair at night, blow dry just the roots (with my head upside down), and then french braid my hair. When you're done braiding, don't tie it off! twist the whole braid into a low bun, then use bobby pins to secure to your head. Hairspray before bed! In the morning, just gently undo the braid and use some more hairspray.
Have you ever been in the mood for something... but NOT in the mood to make it? That was last night (and basically every night) in my house. I was dying for chicken alfredo but its so labor intensive! Even if you use a jarred sauce, the clean up from a spaghetti pot, colander, saute pan (for the chicken)... its too much!
So instead, I came up with this one pot chicken alfredo that was AWESOME! Healthier than what I would have made originally, and delish!
For four servings, you will need:
2 chicken breasts, one jar of alfredo sauce (unless you make your own), 8oz uncooked pasta (I used rotini), 1 cup chicken stock, 1 cup diced (fresh) asparagus, 2 handfuls frozen peas. Parsley and lemon if you want (I sprinkle on before serving).
1. Dice up the raw chicken, and saute in a pan on medium, in EVOO, salt, and pepper. I also used a healthy sprinkling of Grill Masters spicy seasoning because I hate bland chicken.
2. Once the chicken is cooked through, you literally just dump everything else in the pan. Pour it all in. Uncooked pasta, broth, alfredo, and veggies. Stir it up, and bring to a boil on high.
soupy, uncooked pasta..... then after 15 minutes! cooked perfection
3. Once its got a solid boil, cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes.
In 15 minutes, you will have the best chicken alfredo ever because 1. its delish 2. there are veggies that you don't notice you're eating and 3. its one measly little pan for clean up!