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JANUARY LIFE UPDATE & LINKS I LOVE

GOOD MORNING LADIES,

I wanted to give a little life update on things around here at Blank Slate.  Also sharing with you some links I love.  We are out of the gate fast this and year doesn’t look like its slowing down.  I am really excited to be BACK IN SCHOOL for my second semester at FCC working on Photography, Film and Video production.  It’s HARRRRRRD but so worth it and I love it.  I am working on some short videos and food photography for our restaurants The Tasting Room & Black Hog BBQ’s.  I also want to do a video diary of the building of our 4th Hog in Middletown, Maryland. You can see my nerdy self on my instagram stories etc.  I’ve been loving instagram these days and giving quick life updates so much fun and thank you to all who comment and follow.  Be on the look out for some youtube content for my channel and for the restaurants.  I am also starting some renovations here at the house beginning with my master en suite.  Let’s say soaking tub, subway tiles, marble, self care….. yes!  I can’t wait and Im taking you along with me.

Speaking of restaurants I created a #GALENTINES event for The Tasting Room February 13th All Day Long!  It comes from a Parks and Rec episode years ago and has become a thing.  We are giving away Gift Cards, Wine Flights (over 21 of course) collaborating with several local great businesses like http://www.arthairco.com   http://www.jkwbeauty.com  http://www.shopthemuse.com   http://www.inarisalon.com  http://www.transformedmedspamd.com just to name a few to make this the best first annual GALENTINES DAY EVER!  #NOTICKETREQUIRED!  So with that being said I enlisted some fantastic lovely ladies/friends for a promo photo shoot at TR this past Sunday.  I have to say was a great success and I am so grateful to all who helped me.  The pictures turned out great and I’ll have some behind the scenes footage up on youtube shortly.  My channel yes I have one – will be getting tons better so subscribe and watch it all unfold and if nothing else have a good laugh.  BLANK SLATE YOUTUBE

SNEAK PEAK BEHIND THE SCENES OF SUNDAY’S PHOTOSHOOTthe tasting room, black hog bbq, downtown frederick md, tr bar, quirk hotel, richmond, lori tauraso, blank slate, urablankslate, travel, barbie, photography, dmv, frederick md, Galentines Day, visit va, visit maryland, urablankslate, loriannmd, instagram, parks and recreation, bff, transformed med spa, dr. sarah mess, emsculpt, career girl daily, nova events, frederick food, mike tauraso, tauraso food group,

I am also working on this neat idea to use real pictures of Barbies and Ken dolls around town hitting up BLACK HOG BBQ , TR  and just coming around with me.  I got the inspiration after staying at QUIRK HOTEL RICHMOND my all time favorite hotel when Im in Richmond.  The lobby alone people is made up of my dreams.  My room had a barbie photography.  See this print and you will understand why plus I am a Barbie Girl and proud of it!  I will try and find out the artist this is just a screen shot grabbed off google.  (Until I get back there this spring to get my own again ) see my blog post on Quirk here.  the tasting room, black hog bbq, downtown frederick md, tr bar, quirk hotel, richmond, lori tauraso, blank slate, urablankslate, travel, barbie, photography, dmv, frederick md, Galentines Day, visit va, visit maryland, urablankslate, loriannmd, instagram, parks and recreation, bff, transformed med spa, dr. sarah mess, emsculpt, career girl daily, nova events, frederick food, mike tauraso, tauraso food group, Isn’t this just the greatest?  I adore it.

Next,  after our trip out west to Telluride ( stay tuned that travel post up next week) – such great skiing and we stayed right in Mountain Village I absolutely loved it SKI.COM ASK FOR LISA IN TELLURIDE .  Anyway after our trip our west and being forced to get this body really moving again I began really working out here at my fantastic home gym.  Going the slow and steady pace focusing on my legs and core and a little cardio right now.  Than in a month will amp it up.  Also working my way back to good healthy eating where veggies take front and center roll.  So while yes I am married to a chef I love to test new recipes for meals, juices smoothies, healthy lifestyle secrets etc. from fantastic sites I find online and below are some I’m loving right now that I want to share:

THE NATURAL EDIT PAPAYA BEAUTY SMOOTHIE

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BECAUSE I’M ADDICTED ON TECH HEALTH

CAREER GIRL DAILY – I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS SITE – EVERYTHING

KARIN BOHN – NEW GIRL CRUSH AND BINGE WATCHING HER YOUTUBE CHANEL – DESING INSPO FOR MY ENSUITE BATHROOM RENOVATION Click  HERE to see video on her remodel and my inspiration for my marble choices and remodeling happening this year!

PURE WOW ON BUTT FIRMING EXERCISES AT HOME

CB2 EVERYTHING – THIS ON BUILDING A SELF-CARE SPACE

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MEG BIRAM (LOCAL DMV BLOGGER) I KINDLY STALK AND HOPE TO MEET UP WITH ONE DAY meg biram, dmv, nova, maryland blogger, the tasting room, black hog bbq, downtown frederick md, tr bar, quirk hotel, richmond, lori tauraso, blank slate, urablankslate, travel, barbie, photography, dmv, frederick md, Galentines Day, visit va, visit maryland, urablankslate, loriannmd, instagram, parks and recreation, bff, transformed med spa, dr. sarah mess, emsculpt, career girl daily, nova events, frederick food, mike tauraso, tauraso food group, Photo Credit is from Megs’ website – go check her out lovely women – what I’ve stalked/seen online and fantastic artist decorator.

These are just a few of the sites, people, blogs I follow and admire and more importantly make me happy, feel good and strive to get better each day.  What are your favorites?  I’d love to know and always need some new inspiration.  #keepsgettingbetter

I am also working on a #RealReview post on  the EMSCULPT TREATMENT FOR MUSCLE BUILDING AND FAT BURING WITH DR. SARAH MESS, MD.  I give as always my real honest review with footage of procedure and what kind of results you can expect…. Spoiler alert – IT’S FLIPPING FANTASTIC!  You can do it now and be ready for spring summer.  So again stay tuned tons of stuff happing here at BLANK SLATE.

Off to school and tying to keep warm its a chilly 10 degrees this morning  here in Maryland #winervortex.

 

PUT YOUR BEST FACE FORWARD EVEN BEFORE COFFEE

YES, LADIES,  IT’S OCTOBER YOU MAY FEEL LIKE A ZOMBIE BUT HOW NOT TO LOOK LIKE ONE……..UNLESS IT’S OCTOBER 31ST.  This post is about how to put your best face forward most of the time.  Fake it until you make it.

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  • SLEEP WITH YOUR HEAD ELEVATED:  Yes you have been told this over and over again but gravity always wins ALWAYS.  Train yourself to sleep with head up slightly (feet too) and on your back.  No more facedown pancake pillow face.  I adore real goose down pillow in soft to gently pump head up while not hurting my neck.
  • AVOID LATE NIGHT EATING ESP SALT & ALCOHOL:   This goes without out saying – we are not supposed to eat within 2 hours of bedtime for best digestion hence wake up and things get moving literally toxins leave and it all shows on your skin.  This can be a hard habit to break – Mike and I love to have snacks sit in our comfy PJ’s and watch the most recent Cold Justice.  I now try and have fruit if anything after 8 or better yet sip on hot water with lemon.  Leaving room for dessert at least one time a week.  A girls gotta live people!  As far as alcohol goes we all have heard now that even a glass before bed can wreak havoc on your sleep – yes you get drowsy but not the right kind and your sleep patterns are wonky – so avoid on do only 1 time a week.  *Side not a lot of correlation to women’s health and alcohol we just metabolize it differently and even one glass every night as a habit, not such a good thing.  Just saying not preach’n  XOXO                                                                                                      
  • ICE IS A NECESSARY EVIL:  This won’t be comfortable or by any means pleasant but you will thank me later do this in the morning or before a special night out all before any makeup or skincare.  Start with a clean face  – splash with water and now take a large mixing bowl or plug your bathroom sink and fill with water 2 inches or so from the top.  Add 4-5 cups ice to water – stir around and now plunk your face right in up to your hairline and ears.  Hold your breath and count to 5 come up for air and do again holding as long as you can the last time.  Gets easier I  promise – numbness sets in.  Then pat dry and go about skincare makeup routine.  *you face will be taunt and products glide on easily.
  • BRUSH YOUR BROWS:  Now you may or may not do the whole brow routine but a little TLC goes a long way – just brushing and shaping a bit help tons – than just use a neutral brow pencil my favorite is iconic Maybelline in dark brown – triples as eyeliner and lip liner….. trust me!  Or go all out on shaping waxes powders JUST DO A LITTLE SOMETHING….
  • HIGHLIGHTER IF YOUR BFF:  This one might seem like a no-brainer, but on a tired, Monday morning, highlighter absolutely is going to be your best friend. Apply some to the inner and outer corners of eyes, down the bridge of your nose, onto your brow bone, and on top of the cheekbones for a radiant, wide-awake look.  My goto is RMS living lumizer – xoxo Running close 2nd my new favorite to my makeup bag is Marc Jacobs SPOTLIGHT GLOW STICK #700 

  • WHITEN YOUR TEETH:  What does this have to do with your face and looking good?  Almost everything!  Even if your smile is not perfect (like mine – roll in MY SMILE DIRECT CLUB – GET INFO AND DISCOUNT )  having white teeth brightens your face – you appear younger and more attractive – Period.   Whiten your teeth while getting ready or do it the night before.  My Fav. Crest 1hr Express White – Boom These Work!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  • SET YOUR ALARM 15 MIN EARLIER AND TO SOFT MUSIC:  I hate getting jarred out of bed, running late and starting my day behind.  I like to rise gently so set your alarm a few minutes earlier to sweetly nudge your self-awake than set soft play on your phone or sound machine.  Maybe even get really extra and have coffee set on timer Good Morning Mr. Coffee with timer only $20bucks at Walmart…..  That way when you rise your coffee will be made and you start your day off calm and peaceful.  Not a coffee drinker still set your coffee pot just fill with only water maybe tea bags in the pot to steep or just the hot water ready cut your lemon and there you go!  So good for your liver to start off the day with hot lemon water – I try but full disclosure not great at it.  Work in progress.
  • LAY YOUR CLOTHES OUT THE NIGHT BEFORE:  This just is smart – saves time and you will not be rushing so you can take a few extra minutes to give your face a little massage while putting on your daily moisturizer.  Mini facial lymph massage to move fluids from your face faster.  See  HERE for quick video – tons to choose from on YouTube and these work wonders.  Again giving you a fresh awake depuffed look to face the world.

So look try these things and let me know – its Monday so get yourself ready and set up for the week and let me know how it goes.

FYI – Below you’ll see a few links to some of the products I mentioned if you’re interested.

CREST 1 HR EXPRESS WHITEN

 

 

 

 

EASE AWAKE & FALL ASLEEP SOUND MACHINE

MARC JACOBS HIGHLIGHTER

 

 

 

 

 

RMS LIVING LUMINIZER

Cheers Ladies!  Make it a great day!

THE INTERNET – FALLING DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE….

Well, Hello Darlings,

I don’t know about you but some days I look up and I’ve been on the computer for over an hour bopping from one thing to another.  I’ll be on the internet reading fantastic blogs, recipes, decor ideas, DIY, anti-aging product websites, youtube videos.  It’s like one click leads you to another and another I know that’s why my ADD self-adores Pinterest.  Raise your hand if you’re with me.  Its like I have fallen down the internet rabbit hole with hours of mindless surfing.  During these blackout sessions, I stumble upon some really good content and wanted to share things I found to be helpful, interesting, fun and worth a try not in any order.  Feel free to share with me where you end up online.  Happy surfing!

Aimee of SONG OF STYLE – Major Girl Crush Binge-Watching

FINDING HAPPINESS @ WORK & HOME

MCGEE & CO BLOG YOUTUBE SHOP

I am also pushing myself on the health part of my life – trying to cut back on sugar #sugaraddictionisreal – eat a more plant-based diet – lots of naturally flavored waters and green tea – sauna almost daily and taking my supplements.  I have been tracking and noticed my mood was better and more upbeat when I take my supplements – esp my B Complex.  I searched with my friend “Google” (thank you google – xoxo) and it led me to this site EXTRA HAPPINESS about supplements and the benefits of some.  Particularly the B vitamins to boost your mood so it all sounded good to me and worth a try!

I am also crazy for this book and blog and pretty much all Becky Rapinchuk does these days.  Not only are you cleaning your home without harsh chemicals, saving money, having fun cleaning (yes really…..sometimes) but the house smells fantastic! BOOK ORGANICALLY CLEAN HOME & HER BLOG CLEANMAMA.NET it’s the best I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

We are off to do some errands today, hit a juice bar in VA and try True Foods Kitchen – I’m sure you’ll see pics on my Instagram & Instastories so check in. A big thank you to all who commented and liked the photo the other day for the Estee Lauder Renutriv eye creme giveaway on Instagram!  I’ll be doing something like that once a month or so – so be sure to follow along on the blog and all the other jazz FB, Twitter etc.

 

Whats In Your Weekend Bag

Hello Thursday,

It’s almost the weekend and I’m thinking of my plans.  We are talking about heading to the water and I was like what will I pack on the fly.  Are we gonna hit the Casino on the Eastern Shore this weekend?  Hit the beach and boat – grab some oysters and watch the sunset?  Hmmmmmm so let’s prepare for all of it.  Some of these things I have already and some I’m getting NOW!  Some great sales going on now too, but act fast they are flying off the shelves.  I am still one of those people who love to go to a mall and see the items in person but I can’t beat the convenience of online shopping – can you say EbatesEBATES – sign up if you haven’t already unless you’re…… crazy!  I love them! #myguiltypleasure.  Below are some of the things in my weekender.  AKA my weekend bag.
You have to have flip flops and I love my Adidas slides but I am a sucker for the logo high-end ones.  Like Fendi above.  I treated myself to the Chanel version already and can’t get enough of them.  I mean I love the designer heels but let’s be real what am I really gonna be wearing most days……. flip flops or flats.
Then a white T-Shirt always works and white blouse for evenings – looks fab with a tan too right?  I like my white apple watch to keep track of my 10K steps and the cool factor.  The new Le Specs cat-eye glasses are “to die for”.  Plus the price is great! The white so retro right?  Next a beach bag visor/hat, of course, a bikini and some gold shimmer.  The Tom Ford cream powder duo is stunning and works great on your eyes, cheekbones and even over some clear gloss.  Add sunscreen I use CLINIQUE CITY BLOCK as a primer too instead of foundation on summer days. 
I pack a candle when I travel too to “freshen up” the hotel rooms plus add a bit of romance esp if there is a big soaking tub and Diptyque is a favorite of mine.  I save the jars after the candle is done to use for makeup brush holders.
I’ll add a nice sundress for going out and dress it up or down.  If in the Casino the nude heels.  If on the beach or at a dockside restaurant – barefoot all the way.  Jeans of course cuz always jeans to dress up or down and Hudson are a favorite with the flap pocket – no pancake butt here!  Add your gloss – blush if not sunkissed already and your good to go.  I forgot to add my new obsession mascara.  Its the Giorgio Armani Eccentrico Mascara simply the best – long thick dark lashes full and lush.  Washes off easily too with foaming cleanser and remover.
I may add a summer book and download a new playlist too.  If you have any summer read recommendations comment below.  Also, go to my Instagram and I’m doing a giveaway tomorrow morning so hurry.  Like follow and comment on the Estee Lauder Renutriv eye cream to be entered to win this full-size version worth $160.

Ciao for tonight friends – I’ll touch base soon with my cleanse / workout updates and new recipes!

FIRST IN MY INTERVIEW SERIES “SPOTLIGHT” JKW BEAUTY’S FOUNDER JORDAN LEWIS

Happy Monday & Happy Spring!  Finally!

This post is my first in a new series of “Interviews”  I will be doing.  Talking with brands, people I love admire and want to share who they are and what they do with you all.  This first Interview is with the lovely Jordan Lewis of. JKW BEAUTYI met Jordan several years ago at a few local events here in historic Frederick, MD.  Some non-profit, some fashion shows and Girls Night Out parties.  She is a wonderful makeup artist so we hit it off right out of the gate.  She and her team did my hair for the Goodwill fashion show a few years back and make up for the sadly now closed Silk and burlap in-house trunk shows.  I recently went and got my first spray tan in years at her intimate makeup studio on Market St.  We chit chatted and caught up for a little bit. We did an email interview because she is under the wire now as Jordan and her husband are expecting their first child in just a few short weeks. (end of May – I think)

Below is her bio & the cute fun little Q & A we did.  I hope you like this and please check out her site.  Her skills are REAL ladies & gents!  I can’t wait to get another spray tan and talk eyelashes – I think a YouTube vlog will be in order after the baby arrives.

JORDAN  LEWIS

“I’m a dreamer- like big, change the world kind of dreams. And, I love to help people. I am a #GIRLBOSS #WIFEY to Q, the sweetest husband that ever existed. Daughter. Oldest Sister to two kid brothers. BFF to a crew of amazing girlfriends. Dog mama to Zeus, a boxer. Obsessed with traveling, learning, and understanding more about the way people think. Super faithful. Can’t live without candles, long lashes, spray tans, and comfy white t-shirts. Fitness and music are my main squeeze to stay balanced.

I received my artistry license from Von Lee International School of Aesthetics. Began my career with ULTA. moving onto training with MAC Cosmetics, and continued my education in the beauty industry receiving training fromTemptuPro,MAC, KISS, NARS, ( NARS on my resume  too)  Calvin Klein,YSL and South Seas Skincare cosmetics. Recruited and mentored by accomplished makeup artist, Danessa Myricks, I had the opportunity to work in the International Cosmoprof expo in Italy at age 20. Three years after my make-up artistry journey began in the retail cosmetics world, Jordan K Winn & Co was born. Approaching their 6th year in beauty business, JK BEAUTY  has emerged and has evolved into one of the most sought after bridal make-up and hair teams in the area. My passion for perfecting my craft has kept myself & the artist team striving to further our education, ensuring we stay in trend with the current styles and beauty technology of today’s ever-changing, fast paced beauty industry”.

 

Lori Tauraos – Blank Slate:  How long have you had your own business JKW Beauty?

Jordan: JKW beauty is 8 Years Old in June!

 

LT:  Wow that’s fantastic!  Have you always been interested in beauty?  Were you a girly girl?

 

JL:  I’ve been interested in beauty since the day I went to training at Avon Lee for makeup artistry, prior to that – I wanted to own a business. My mom has owned franchises of sylvan alongside my family for years, and I always walked into velvet lounge when I was younger saying I wanna do this (now I get to collaborate with April! Goals!!!!). I wasn’t a girly girl. I flat ironed my hair for the first time in 9th grade, prior to that I was a sneaker wearing, tree climbing, Barbie hating little tomboy. When I meant one of my very best friends Melissa Perez, who works with JKW beauty as a senior stylist, she helped me out in the girly girl department – aka I just copied her style.
LT:  What are your 3 MUST HAVE products?
  • Texture HairSpray (current favorite is Paul Mitchell – Undone)
  • Beauty Counter Nude lipgloss in Buff
  • Bronzer – all time favorite is Kevyn Aucoin (

LT:  I love his makeup line – definetely missed in the beauty industry – he was doing contour before contour was cool!

 

LT:  What is your “Signature Look”
JL: Hair – Undone waves with lots of texture
Makeup – adore glowy skin (all the creamy highlight) aka Armani luminous silk foundation, lots of dark gorgeous lashes (hypnosis drama all time gotta have mascara), a pop of peachy cheek, and bronze glow

 

LT:  How do you feel about Social Media – selfies?  Food pics?  Duck Lips? (LOL)
 
JL:   I love the connection social media has for creatives. It has been a major way to stay and get inspired. I also think it has created unrealistic standards for beauty – I want people to use it to get inspired and then get off and live – there is only one you – you don’t need to look like the latest nstagram fad unless it’s your swag or style.

 

LT:  What is your favorite food or meal?

 

JL:   Good sushi – lazy fish frederick – haaaayyyyy ya’ll  ! http://www.lazyfishsushi.com

 

LT:  You look fantastic – What has been your health routine while pregnant?

 

JL:    Take time for me first. Everything else second. Barre has been everything to me during pregnancy. Staying active is been my sanity.  I do accuppuncture monthly – swear by it. But most of all, taking time to be grateful for my health and this journey by meditating and doing yoga. The mind is powerful tool to look and feel the energy you have inside. A good moisturizer doesn’t hurt – current favorite (since my skin has been the dryest of all time – thanks baby!) is Welda Skin Food.

 

LT:  How do you feel about aging, plastic surgery?  (Fillers, botox etc.)

 

JL:  P R E V E N T A T I V E! take time to research what’s out there, find a trusted doctor and go for a consultation. Listen to the experts, tell them what bothers you and take their advice. And good doctors take time to get into and aren’t cheap – don’t get $2 Botox at your girlfriends basement unless she’s a doctor herself.
My feelings are this – if you don’t like something and it literally blows your life away in a way that hurts your self confidence – change it! But learn to love your one of a kind self in the process – no filler or plastic surgery cures the inside “uglies”. With that being said, I’m down for all the fun new stuff in moderation. And flaunt it – don’t you wish all the celebs would be real about all the treatments, fillers and work they get done so we could all know what it really takes to achieve this “beauty”. I do!
I’m particularly excited about fillers, new laser treatments, etc because they are temporary and non invasive – most can be removed and dissolved if you don’t like and need to be maintained so you can change up your look. The new lasers coming out that are in Europe (where all great skin things are born) are unbelievable and are going to make us ladies look ageless.
At the end of the day, my final words are everything is beautiful in moderation. Don’t get crazy!
LT:  What is your dream makeup job?

 

JL:  My job – I love dealing with regular girls on the best day of their life. I’ve never been one for the celebrity circuit or fashion runaways. I like collaborating with my favorite #GIRLBOSSES in the city I grew up in.  If I could have a job in the industry – it would be creating names for makeup or nail collection – like for real how fun would that be!

 

LT:  Mine too or Paint colors…… I keep telling Benjamin Moore that “Brussels sprout Green” is the perfect Spring Green – “Call Me Ben”.
 

 

LT:  Your biggest life lesson so far?
JL:  When I lost my baby brother 9/9/2016, I realized I was living too far into the future  His passing made me come to terms with the fact we live in a world past the present moment chasing the next big trends or thing, which makes us feel like we’ve never arrived at success.  His physical abssence reminds me that life is short, and the key to believing you have everything is believing that you do.  Sometimes the brightest stars align and guide you in the darkest moment of life, for that I am grateful………

 

LT:  Awe Im so sorry for your loss – I had no idea.  What a great way to remember him daily by living in the now……I’m sure he watches over you and is very proud.

 

This was just a small interview I hope you liked it and again please pop over to Jordans site http://www.jkwbeauty.com  make an appointment for makeup lesson, spray tan, or get the perfect updo.  Below some pictures from her bespoke salon and my tanning experience.  I am going again this week – the tan has still lasted –  even with exercise, nightly detox baths and the sauna.  I really did heed her directions by staying VERY moisturized!

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Jordan and a soon to be bride wedding this July doing a run through.  Look at that cute little belly….. she joked how it keeps getting in the way.  Small price to pay for sure.

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Right after the spray tan no makeup but boy you can see a difference – I couldn’t stop laughing at how tan my face was……. reminder of FRIENDS tanning episode.

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Before and after – excuse the “monster leg”  hard to do a selfie from the top down in a spray tanning booth without showing more than you want.  A few hours later and I look sleek and dark people – I’m loving it!  This is gonna be a bi-weekly thing for sure!  interview, lori ann Tauraso, blank slate, urablankslate, blank slate, you are a blank slate, frederick md, cheers, tanning , summer, jkw beauty

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My face was glowing and the tan really coming through again no makeup and loving it.  There was no weird chemical scent either.  Downside no hot bath tonight, hair up to prevent any staining, wrap myself in old sheets not to stain bed just in case.  Keep it on for 8 hours – you will be very dark than shower off for your true color results.  Here is my Instagram video I did the morning after @loriannmd for Morning After Tanning on INSTA

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SPRING FRONT PORCH

Good Morning,
Looks like Spring is finally here in Maryland (snow flurries this past Monday) but now it seems safe to begin the “front porch” project I mentioned on Insta a few weeks back.  I took everything off my porch – cleaning it – and got a new mat at the door that is it!  Pretty bare looking.  I need to do some touch-up paint and I may paint the front door.  We have been in the house for a little over 4 years and feeling the nesting instinct again.  I am partnering with Creme de la Creme – Frederick to create a front porch vignette.  I may try and do two different versions – my stoop is not very big – I do have a balcony so we may do a combo.  Here is what I am starting with.  I wanna lean towards French / Italian rustic and Creme de la Creme is Perfect for this.  loriannmd, urablankslate, blank slate, decor, spring, frederick md, dmv, shopping, shop local, fresh decor, rustic, spring, downtown frederick, visit frederick md, blankslate, decorating, fashion, tysons corner, middleburg va, richmond va, home improvement
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Below is an idea of what I think I want to use and to give you the “vibe” I am going for.  Stay tuned -also check on my Instagram and Facebook to see how the 2nd Lutronic Inifini at Frederick Dermatology went

 
HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERY ONE!  SHARE WITH ME YOUR THOUGHTS AND PLANS AND HOW YOU “REFRESH” FOR SPRING.

SUNDAY FUNDAY #OOTD & MY FIRST CHANEL

Happy Sunday Gang,

Today was a day that I had waited for but did not think it was going to happen for a while yet.
Still, a chilly Sunday here in the DMV so Mike and I decided to head to Tysons Galleria to check out the new Isabella’s Eatery – Chef Mike Isabella’s grand project.  Very upscale food court.  We are were looking at some new spring cosmetics skincare lines, new workout gear maybe and popping into CHANEL!  Whaaaaat!  A very sweet sales associate and I had been talking for months and I had given her an idea of a bag (I don’t have one in my collection – well didn’t) I wanted something classic but with an edge – not the same black bag everyone else has you know what I mean….. I’m not one who wants exactly what everyone else has. I sent her this picture 6 mths ago as an idea (RUNWAY PEOPLE) So she knew I wanted something classic but edgy.  Like a said I was not to be rushed in this purchase nor was I gonna rush, Mike……… Wink Wink!
 Chanel, chanel boy bag, blankslate, urablankslate, dmv, blogger babes, loriannmd, lori tauraso, frederick md, designer, classic, runway, karl laugerfeld, BlankSlateBlog, Instagram, Youtube, Unboxing She texted and had gotten in some new pieces that are limited edition so I said “Oh Mike lets just go look”  I mean one day I will get one and I like to window shop anyway.  Well, let me tell you he really surprised me because today was the day!   I could not believe it.  I squealed like a little girl and gave him the biggest hug.  I even did a little jump!  A few people laughed and one lady said – now that bag that is an iconic runway piece.  I’m still in awe.  I did not get the above-pictured bag even though Michelle had it there for me.  In person, it was too small a mini and I just donated a mini Gucci to Clutch for a Cause part of W2Women mentoring.  Which I was honored to do so I knew a mini bag was not for me anymore.Chanel, chanel boy bag, blankslate, gucci, non profits, urablankslate, dmv, blogger babes, loriannmd, lori tauraso, frederick md, designer, classic, runway, karl laugerfeld, BlankSlateBlog, Instagram, Youtube, UnboxingThis is just something I’ve wanted.  I consider it to be a little piece of wearable art.  I adore all my beautiful bags, shoes, clothing I have collected over the years.  I know I am VERY fortunate and those who know me know I am not braggy I just was like YES BABY!  (Stay tuned for Instagram/ instastores etc.)  Without knowing what was going to be happening I decided to wear my usual high-end casual type of outfit and I was asked several times about it today (#OOTD) by a few of you so I created this board.  I hope you like it and it should make getting the info easier.  I am still in the process of learning the layouts on the site but it is exact to what I wore today.  The perfume is my long time signature.  Also, I have to say the Paige denim jeans on the second grouping (I have 3 pairs) fit like a glove – my newest favorite by far – if you haven’t tried them on yet – trust me you will be in love.  That perfect amount of stretch while retaining the form.  Also, always love my American eagle jeans forever a standard.  Hudson flap back pockets rule they give you an instant butt lift!  Honest!   These SJP shoes are so great – many thought they were Manolo’s but that is to be expected right?  She did collaborate with him.  Who doesn’t miss Sex and The City?  Anyway was so excited I was able to buy them at MGM National Harbor Flagship SJP Store!

 

I have some of these jeans below and whats great high-end or low they last and look and feel so good.  I adore pairing my jeans, t-shirts or casual top with high-end accessories.  That is really my everyday style ( well except for my yoga pant days…… which I’m trying to do only on days I workout – Ha Ha who’s with me?

I mean I have some “fancy dresses” but let’s be honest that is not my life and I’m glad.  I need to be comfy and try and look good doing it.  I may even get my nails done this week.  If you’ve been following along you know I have taken this year to really “edit” my closet and “things” I have quality over quantity.  I’m getting there still a work in progress and this week I’ll be tackling my office – AGAIN.  As far as CHANEL………………… darlings you will have to check back for the Unboxing- I’ve been doing little videos for myself and the restaurants so I think I’ll make one.  So it will be up this week.  If you go to Chanel in Tysons Corner, VA ask for Michelle Kennedy she is the best!  Her manager Brianna was lovely as well.  Not an everyday thing for me a very special piece.  I’m happy, grateful and will cherish it forever!Chanel, chanel boy bag, blankslate, urablankslate, dmv, blogger babes, YOUTUBE, loriannmd, lori tauraso, frederick md, designer, classic, runway, karl laugerfeld, BlankSlateBlog, Instagram, Youtube, Unboxing

Again, happy Sunday everyone!  I know it was a surprisingly happy one for me and I wish the same for all of you as always.

Still working on the DIY home cleaners and the video will be up soon. 

SIDE NOTE WEIRD THINGS WITH INSTAGRAM & WORDPRESS FIXING SOON – MY SLIDESHOW AND LINK WILL BE UP ASAP!  THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO ASKED AND LET ME KNOW IT WAS NOT THERE.  

SPRING SPRING WHERE ARE YOU

HAPPY MONDAY,

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday – ours was nice and quiet here in the DMV – still gloomy outside so I thought I’d create a spring fashion board on my Polyvore site.  Lately, technology has been betraying me and tons of time resetting things etc. so frustrating!   Bear with me.  Here is  LINK FOR POLYVORE! and all my goodies I’m looking into.

Enjoy your week and do something nice for yourself.  Happy surfing………

BTW – I am excited over 2 new posts that are in the works – one is a front porch decor/collaboration with Creme de la Creme 207 N. Market St. Frederick, MD

The other is “The Organically Clean Home”  I’ve been making all my cleaning products – so much healthier (recently found I have asthma) and saves loads of money!  I am excited for you to come along.  I have to find all the jars etc…. so it will be coming up just in time for Spring cleaning!

TAURASO CHICKEN CURRY #TaurasoFoodGroup

Hello, My Friends,

Finally as promised our Tauraso Family Chicken Curry.  Do you like Indian Food & Curries?  I know I sure do!  More and more these days and not just for the amazing flavors but for the health benefits.  Many of the spices used to make curries are known anti-inflammatories.  So in this house that is a win-win.  Below is our family curry recipe.  Mike and I worked on several different variations until finally, I think we hit the mark.  #marriedtoachef.  I hope you go out of your comfort zone and try this out or share how you prepare your curry dishes.  #alwayswillingtotrysomethingnew ( almost always – lol)

Chicken Curry

Finally, we were able to recreate a fantastic curry at home.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people
Author Lori Tauraso - Blank Slate

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken breasts boneless, skinless, all natural 3/4 inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup canola oil, clarified butter ( aka Ghee) enough to coat bottom of dutch oven
  • S&P to taste

Mixture for food processor keep seperate

  • 2-4 thai chilies (reserve 1- 2 chiles split for dry herb mix) chopped and this is all up to your liking and heat # ( save 2 for dry herb mix)
  • 1 thumb ginger peeled chopped into Cuisinart
  • 1/4 - 1/2 yellow onion rough chopped will go into Cuisinart
  • 5 cloves of garlic peeled rough chopped into Cuisinart

Herb Mix - keep seperate

  • 3 dried bay leaf
  • 8 cardamon seeds cracked open by placing flat edge of knife over it and press
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1-2 Thai chiles split

Spice Mix - keep seperate

  • 1 tbsp tumeric powder
  • 1 tbsp Garam Masala
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon madras curry Powder

Tomato Mix

  • 1/2 can curshed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3/4 - 1 cup regular yogurt
  • 1 cup water ( use filtered if you have for all you cooking)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro rough chopped

Instructions

  1. Put oil or ghee in heavy bottomed Dutch Oven or braising pan.  Bring to med-high heat and brown chicken breast pieces.  Remove from pan when they have a nice color - see photo - set aside.

  2. Add the Herb Mix to the pan and cook for about 30 seconds.  scraping the bottom of the pot vigorously.  Add the Spice Mix and cook for another 30 seconds.  Add the pureed onion /ginger/ chiles and cook for about 5 minutes scraping the bottom of the pan every so often.  Add the Tomato mix and water.  Incorporate well and cook for about 8-1 minutes.  Add your chicken breast back to pan ( plate juices as well) then cook until tender.  About 10 more minutes.  When it is finished add your fresh cilantro and enjoy!  

Recipe Notes

We like to serve this over a bed of Basmati Rice and warm Nann topped with yummy Raita, an Indian yogurt sauce.  Raita simple to make use 1/2 cup yogurt, thinly sliced carrot, and grated cucumber.   S&P to taste mix and chill add to your dinner and dip your Nann in it!  Try and tell me that's not a little piece of heaven on a plate. 

I hope you try it out and let me know how it goes by commenting below also tell me what else you want to see food/cooking-wise!

Cheers,

COME ALONG WITH ME TO TRY ANTI AGING INFINI TREATMENT – FULL DISCLOSURE NO TOUCHUPS!

I am at it again,

I’m bringing you along with me as I try the new kid on the block for anti-aging “ INFINI RF ANTI AGING TREATMENT at my local doctor’s office Frederick Dermatology Associates DR. KATHLEEN MOE  I want to preface this by saying this is not sponsored at all.  The whole idea and practice of cosmetic dermatology just fascinating to me.  Not just for myself and outward appearance but the geeky science side of me that only a few know.  I, of course, worry about aging and want to look my best.  I do a little here and there and care about my appearance for myself first and foremost and then to be attractive to my husband and getting a few winks and smiles now and then doesn’t hurt a girls mojo.  I don’t, however, think every woman needs to focus on anti-aging or go to extremes.  It’s all personal and at the end of the day, the fact is we all age, God willing and you need to be beautiful on the inside first.  Otherwise, no amount of makeup, procedures, designer clothes, bags will help.  So this stuff is just “my jam“.  My love, my calling and I like to share with my friends my journey of aging and what is working for me.  What I am going through, my health issues and focuses.  How I move through this world with grace, dignity, and joy.  That being said let’s get to what this self-inflicted torture is supposed to do – LOL

  • stimulate your collagen production and help with wrinkle reduction
  • short recovery time you can wear makeup after a day or so and go back to normal activities ( I was very red for a day so then became very itchy on day 3 – normal)
  • see the result in less than one week and continue to get better for up to 6 months
  • tighten areas treated ( I want to focus on the jawline and under eyes ) below is the website before and after images very compelling…..

I have a friend who has done the micro needling with fantastic results and this combo of micro needling with RF – radio frequency for lifting and tightening under the skin should be even better.  So I am all in!  It’s like wearing a fantastic bra all the time or having the foundation of your house lifted – it all just sits perkier, smoother and looks more like you rested and like the good ol’ days.

So here you see I am numbed up first ( the vaseline like sheen dead giveaway) and given a low dose pain med – so I’m ok feeling mellow people.  Nikki begins on my neck and moves up – mostly I feel the pressure like a small staple gun all across my neck and face but not painful at all.  Tender under my eyes and near my mouth that’s it.  I swear I am a big baby so I have a very low pain threshold.  loriannmd, lori tauraso, frederick dermatology associates, sura skincare, infini, dmv, blogger, wordpress, antiaging, skin treatment, full disclosure, kathleen moe, dr moe, facebook, instagram, tauraso food group, PR, stivectin, maven beauty bar, downtown frederick md, the tasting room, black hog bbq,

You can see the redness appear to grow and grow. Little bits of blood but nothing crazy – it injures the skin and forces it to go on high repair mode to heel itself.  I think that is the basic theory behind it.  loriannmd, lori tauraso, frederick dermatology associates, sura skincare, infini, dmv, blogger, wordpress, antiaging, skin treatment, full disclosure, kathleen moe, dr moe, facebook, instagram, tauraso food group, PR, stivectin, maven beauty bar, downtown frederick md, the tasting room, black hog bbq, Good “Selfie” action on my part right? loriannmd, lori tauraso, frederick dermatology associates, sura skincare, infini, dmv, blogger, wordpress, antiaging, skin treatment, full disclosure, kathleen moe, dr moe, facebook, instagram, tauraso food group, PR, stivectin, maven beauty bar, downtown frederick md, the tasting room, black hog bbq,  Scary – promised full disclosure no touch up here!  Puffy and bruised looking esp under my eyes but that was a big focus for me. loriannmd, lori tauraso, frederick dermatology associates, sura skincare, infini, dmv, blogger, wordpress, antiaging, skin treatment, full disclosure, kathleen moe, dr moe, facebook, instagram, tauraso food group, PR, stivectin, maven beauty bar, downtown frederick md, the tasting room, black hog bbq,

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I bought a series of 4 – to do every 4-6 weeks.  It’s a process nothing big or drastic which is how I like it.  So be sure to check back with me and see for yourself if this may be something you like.  This is NOT SPONSORED OR PAID FOR.  I do receive 10 % off for being a good/frequent patient.

You too can also get 10% off if you mention my name and blog for anything you want to have done there.  Next week my update on coolscupting – does it work………come back and see.

This is not to promote you needing to do any cosmetic procedures or chasing being young or changing yourself – I do things for me – to feel better and I truly love the technology part of it.  I prefer and try to look rested and the best version of me.  We are never gonna beat mother nature or father time so don’t bother.  I try and make friends with them and my ever-evolving self.

Just do you boo!

WHAT TO DO IN DC AREA WHEN ITS COLD

Brrrrrrrrr Happy Weekend,

I haven’t been warm in 3 weeks (maybe a day or so reprieve but nothing to write home about)  so it’s been challenging even leaving the house – but a case of boredom has set in big time and now on the hunt for things to do in the DC area.  I am lucky to live here because I am close to DC, MD, VA so thats a lot to do and see, but baby its cold outside.  How about these ideas:

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I’m not sure how I like this whole thing – I do enjoy the more comfy chairs but if I’m gonna eat a big meal, Mike may have some drinks big fat food but I keep thinking ……wouldn’t it be better to be in my bathrobe at home?  Just saying……. (jury is still out – we are going this weekend so I’ll update you Monday).

Go Eat Somewhere out of your comfort zone – I use GROUPON  to do this

It’s a way to try something new “on sale” so I don’t feel bad if pricey joint and usually bring family and/or a friend or two.  Like I am really into Indian, Middle-Eastern or food from Jerusalem cuisine right now – leans towards the healthy and I adore the flavors.  Locally we go to  http://www.delhi6indiancuisinemd.com/   In DC we have been to RASIKA https://www.rasikarestaurant.com/    honestly Rasika is gorgeous and fun to go to DC also won a James Beard Award but the chicken curry, samosa chat, and lamb is lovely at the strip mall Delhi 6 without the wait and high prices.  We also found ANANDA Restaurant http://anandarestaurant.net/ in Fulton, MD took a bit to find no outside signage – at the entrance to a nice upscale neighborhood but so worth it – the atmosphere is right up my alley, beautiful plates, service ware, and the food was great – we only went to the buffet but will be back for dinner – Next some of you know I adore all things Korean, be it the skincare, spas ( see my favorite Spa World on list below) and the food check out your local HMART like I do on the reg for some yummy helathy all veggie (pork, chicken or shrimp too) Bibimbaplori tauraso, loriannmd, urablankslate, blank slate, blogger, korean food, dinner, groupon, hmart usa, things to do, dmv, maryland, frederick md, visiit frederick md, shopping, dinner, date night, the tasting room, cheers, tauraso food group, sass magazine frederick, or BUL in DC http://www.buldc.com/ for a change these are all  wonderful choices as well as tons of ethnic food in VA.

GO TO A SHOOTING RANGE  = Gun Safety Courses, Fun, Educational, and Adrenaline boosting

My husband and oldest son are gun enthusiasts and its something fun and educational to do together.  I have taken the HQL course, safety courses and then you rent guns (if you don’t have your own ) get targets, ear and eye protection – all the things to keep you safe and then POW blow the bad guys away.  LOL just teasing – practice aim, home security, the mechanics of the weapon, what to do if someone breaks into your home ( you don’t just shoot first )  I know this topic is controversial so that being said if its not your thing – let’s just move on, please agree to disagree with respect for individual thoughts and rights #USA).  We like it – I take it very seriously and want to keep myself, family and home safe.  Plus I found out I am a really good shot!  Not just about shooting something neat hobby.  I am looking into skeet shooting or clay pigeon shooting as well. Kindda cool if your into that kind of thing.

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GO A GAMBLIN………

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  • MGM NATIONAL MGM National Harbor Hotel and Casino on the beautiful water in Oxon Hill, MD tons to do eat see and depending on your luck shop and splurge.  Side note lucky mom that I am JoJo is taking me to see one of my favorites Jim Gaffigan this march! It is my b-day present)date night, loriannmd, blank slate, urablankslate, dinner, movie, vip, dmv, weekend, winter, 2018, jim gaffigan, mgm, birthday surprise, comedy, vip,    I think Cher was there last year too and SJP first debuted her shoe store there.
  • CHARLES TOWN RACES & SLOTS http://www.hollywoodcasinocharlestown.com/ fun slots, some table games, steakhouse.  They also have seasonal live horse races ( I love to get down by the track and cheer my horse on!)
  • HORSESHOE BALTIMORE CASINO Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

RELAX AT A SPA I SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST = Spa World located in Centerville, VA

Spa World Korean Baths open 24 hours a day 7 days a week, gym, restaurants, spa services and just the best place on the planet.  My healthy HAPPY PLACE.  They almost always have a Groupon – It changed my thoughts on health beauty, body image, wellness management, opened me up to new cultures I just adore it.  I cannot wait to go to South Korea one day!  It’s a must if you’re in the are.  Make a day of it!

You also can always go to the DC museums or hit a Mall TYSONS CORNER CENTER & GALLERIA – Do some fab window shopping.  I think my car drives itself there for people watching, window shopping and decor inspiration.   I hope this gives you some ideas of different things to do.  I could’ve gone on for days but I think I am going to Tysons Corner than to Spa World and call it a day!  Plus that should finally warm my bones!

Let me know where and what you do to mix it up in the winter.

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