Missed ya lots – I got your messages and my apologies it has been a while since my last post. I am OK it’s just been hectic and my ADD really kicked in! Boy I didn’t realize how much I miss sharing everything with you all. Thank you all for your concern etc… I have been working on a lot of great posts – videos – etc. Getting some great education at a few seminars and attending my BOD meetings (gearing up for Xmas busy for Non-profits ) one of which is the The Women’s Giving Circle Of Frederick. We just had our bi-monthly luncheon. Below myself with Hermine Bernstein of Blessings In A Backpack. Such a great project – $100 feeds a child for I think 1 years worth of backpack snack foods!!! Something to that effect – so check it out it’s a no brainier. I am trying to see how I can possibly help out more. It was such a pleasure to be at the lunch.
Each time I try and sit somewhere else. A table where I know no one. Really getting me out of my comfort zone. It’s amazing the women I meet! Hermine is about 15 years my senior but our lives have such similarities and she was telling me all she did at my age… all the things I want to do at this new “stage” in life. School being one of them. She also modeled for specific sports wear lines back in her day (until motherhood put a stop to that – hard to model tennis fashions while being pregnant!) She really helped me in our short talk about possible paths I’d like to pursue. I look forward to getting to know her more and sponsoring a backpack or two. Look at the link above and consider a donation – she is really making a difference to children one backpack at a time!
I also have been busy with out newest location of Black Hog BBQ. Having our 6 month home inspection blah blah blah…. & we are just finishing up with our last full weekend of summer today! Although its 75+ degrees by noon my head is not here at all & into fall – Big Time! So this leads me to…… Taaa Daaa NYFW!
Fashion Week 2014
I know I’m mentioned it several times but I am still editing my closet – doing mini fashion shows – if it doesn’t fit or have not had it on in 1 year – “out it goes”… but now with Fall I am adding things…. YIPPIE LORI – those great classic pieces I have discussed that everyone should have. NYFW was so exciting (to watch on youtube – LOL) A few shows that are accessible to us mere mortals that I really liked were DVF – I have nothing from Diane Von Furstenberg and its a must for a classic closet. This fall her collection Rocks! It is modern, edgy, fun all while being “age appropriate” -classics (not that I always follow that – one should NEVER follow “exact rules” for fashion – makeup – or life for that matter its just a guide…..) See below a little video of the show.
The other show that never fails for me is the Michael Kors Show – had small pops of fur on this collection – which is on my list this year ( yes I love fur and want a coat but I guess baby steps ) Check out the video below.
Really great colors – pieces that I feel will last for several fall seasons to come….
Now switching gears – Fall foods
I am still “mad” for Mediterranean and Indian foods. I will be sharing things Mike and I make at home this fall. Below is a little something I concocted to curb that potato addiction. I took butternut squash and cubed it – Mike did for me. It’s a hard veggie and almost like pumpkin and he was afraid I’d cut myself – I can be a little clumsy in the kitchen at times. FYI you can it buy pre-cut in the veggie section for not much more. So I add olive oil, garlic powder, turmeric, cayenne, cumin, pepper and paprika. Toss and lay on baking sheet. Roast @450 for 30 min or so – until crispy and really well caramelized and Voila – a yummy healthy tricking yourself it’s a potatoes snack – side whatever. So fall looking and really fills you up – good fiber in it too (Ummm Yes please)
Here it is below the day after for my lunch – along with a side of tuna salad & my famous chickpea salad……. #cheers