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Munchies, Manis, and Manning

While I’m not the biggest Football fan I do enjoy watching the Superbowl. Seeing as my entire family is made of Giants fans, this one was extra special. I spent Superbowl XLVI at my parents house relaxing, eating and enjoying some time with everyone. (I was not going to take any chances watching this game with my die-hard Giants fan of a boyfriend, he was halfway across the state doing whatever it is he does lol).

My Mom, and sister were so cute in their Giants gear! I love that my Mom wore her heeled clogs, I would have done the same ­čÖé

The girls spent the day  cooking and baking some yummy treats for the family. We had so much food, I had to take some pictures of my favorites!

My Mom made mac and cheese (my absolute favorite), the most tender pulled pork and she totally outdid herself with a serious nacho platter. My sister and I made a dirt pudding (vanilla pudding mixed with cream cheese, butter, cool whip, and Oreos).

We made another special dessert in honor of Eli- seeing as Ange (Mom) is obsessed with him! Every time he’s on screen she says “I LOVE Eli…he’s such a nice boy!” So of course we had to make his favorite cookies! Eli’s Mom makes him┬á“Lace” cookies whenever he visits home, and I can see why- they were SO good!

They are very thin, crispy, oatmeal, brittle-like cookies. We made 6 dozen, and they were such a hit. I honestly cannot wait to make them again!

Whenever I’m home I’m always playing manicurist. I gave my Mom and sister gel manicures- Katherine got the sweetest Valentines Day inspired mani!

We had a really nice time, I love being with my family. Plus the GIANTS won! ­čÖé

What did you do/eat on Superbowl Sunday?

My Picks for Best Dressed at the 2012 SAG Awards

The best part of any awards show is the beautiful gowns that walk down the red carpet! Here are my top 3 favorites from last nights SAG Awards.

Lea Michele in Versace:

Stacy Keibler in Marchesa:

Naya Rivera in Naeem Khan:

Now, don’t pin me for a hater, but am I the only one who didn’t like Ashlee Simpsons get-up? I think people were raving so much because for once she didn’t look like she just rolled out of bed and threw on an outfit ┬áthat came out of her boyfriends hamper.

Who were your picks for best and worst dressed?

What is your piece of “naked-without” jewelry?

Many girls have something that when they forget to put on they feel “naked-without”. My Mom always said it was her earrings, some have to be wearing a necklace…me? I have a single gold band ring that I wear on my right index finger. I couldn’t tell you where I got it, I honestly don’t even like it- but I’ve have had it on that finger since 2002 or so, and I never, never, never take it off, no matter where I’m going.

It’s been on for so long that I now have a permanent indent/tan line on my index finger.

I feel so weird when this ring is removed for even a second. I literally feel naked without it!
Is there a piece of jewlery that you wear every single day?

Do You Have a “Want List”?

So as you know, I’m making a huge effort to spend less money┬áthis year, I’m really proud of myself because so far I’ve broken a number of bad spending habits that I had developed. I’ll do a full post on ways to save money in the near future, but today I just wanted to share one of the things I’ve been doing to keep myself and my wallet in check.

Create your┬áwant list….

Every time I have the urge to buy something, I add it to my “want list” instead of impulsively purchasing it (which I would have normally done).┬áThe best thing about doing this is that it creates some structure for my purchases. While in reality, I could go ahead and buy most of the things on here right now-I don’t need to. I’d rather wait until I needed certain items or until I found a really good sale before buying them.

Some things currently on my want list: a cute new day planner, more gel nail polish colors, a new barrel hairbrush, blue suede pumps, a healthy cookbook, the new iphone, new vanilla candles, and some colorful tights.

It’s smart to┬áwait┬áto buy things that you want; it wont leave you as strapped for cash when unexpected, but important things come up┬á(a spontaneous girls night out, a birthday gift for someone, an oil change, a new bronzer after yours falls and cracks all over the bathroom floor (ugh!)etc.) and it gives you something to look forward to!

You may be surprised to find that sometimes the things you thought you really wanted make their way off of your list…you may change your mind and set your heart on something completely different! It’s definitely helped me resist the urge to impulsively spend.

What’s on your want list?

I’m Going Nude!

Right now I am so obsessed, and inspired by all things nude and natural. Everything from neutral clothing and accessories, to natural hair and makeup! Sometimes less is more ­čÖé

(How freaking beautiful is Minka Kelly?!)

What are you currently loving?

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