Wednesday, April 29, 2015

sonja chunky wedge from shoedazzle

so after seeing a shoedazzle commercial over a year ago and signing up to receive emails only (i chickened out on the membership), then receiving emails for a year or so…these finally snagged me! the sonja chunky wedge (in pink of course) sealed the deal. i signed up for the monthly vip membership
which entitles you to much lower pricing. the only "obligation" is you have to access your membership before the 5th of each month and purchase or pass on the shoe they have listed. you can cancel at any time.

but take a look... these came yesterday and i was ecstatic. i had been looking for a cute shoe to replace a favorite pair of my aldo pink patent pumps. these come in white and yellow as well and fit pretty true to size. i wear a 6 1/2 or a 7 so i ordered the 7 and they seem slightly big but i think the 6 1/2 would have been slightly too small which small is worse. : )


Monday, April 27, 2015

strawberry cucumber and basil salad

i was searching for a light summery salad with strawberries as the main ingredient for our women's event on friday and came across this one. the fresh basil and crunchy cucumbers had me sold on this right away! we received a lot of compliments on this salad and its super easy with most of the ingredients readily available in your kitchen. we did add some romaine lettuce to make it more of a salad and you could also lay the salad overtop lettuce.

4 cups (1 pound) hulled strawberries cut into quarters
2 tablespoons of fresh basil thinly sliced (i actually use kitchen shears to cut the thin strips)
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon of sugar
2 medium cucumbers just over 2 cups sliced
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper


1. peel and seed cucumbers; halve lengthwise, and slice thin.
  1. combine strawberries, basil, vinegar, and sugar. toss to coat and chill for 1 hour.
  2. 2. combine cucumbers and lemon juice; toss to coat.
  3. 3. after chilling, add cucumber mixture, salt, and pepper to strawberry mixture. gently toss to combine, and serve immediately.