Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Ooooo Oui Oui

I have never been able to make French Toast taste delicious.  It has always been more of a thing that sops up syrup, that is sugary sweet and awesome.  The funny thing is when I get a craving, I must go to any length to satisfy it, or I feel as though my world will come to an end. 

With that said, my local far from fancy grocery store had cinnamon bread on sale.  Normally I get the Pepperidge Farm brand but I have been extremely cheap lately.  When I saw the Cinnabon version for 1.75  I jumped on it.  Why would I do that?  What would make me think that it would not be awful?  Needless to say, it was gross.  Cinnabon should stick to making big fat crack rolls dripping in icing. 

I digress.  After the rock loaf sat in the cabinet for a week, I decided that something had to be done with it.  French toast was the only option.  I had been having a taste for a it anyways. 

Let me tell you.  It was soooooooooooo good.  This is the perfect hard, dry bread to use for French Toast! 

Friday, October 7, 2011


Hey all! I am just stopping by, with an update!  We are having a girl!  I'm so excited.  We have chosen her name and I'm in the process of trying to figure out what I want to do for her nursery.  Time will tell!

I have gained two pounds thus far and am at 22 Weeks.  The baby moves all the time, I am really enjoying each and every day of this experience. I am blessed above measure!

Most days I try to look decent, even when physically I feel weary.  Here I'm wearing a ten dollar dress I got from Marshalls.  A Jacket from JcPenney I got on super clearance.  AND bracelets I won in a give away from Kameel...AKA MrsHall-inTraining.  Stop by her blog, she just delivered the most adorable bundle of joy and is full of wonderful ideas!

Talk to you all soon!

MrsQSPN (I need a signature)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Guess What?!

I have been holding on to some news for some time now.  I wrestled with whether or not I should share this on my blog, but I figured that I really miss blogging and want to return.  I do these long hiatus thingies every few months, so I am sorry.  I have a very low attention span.

This time around the reason for my absence is actually valid.  My husband and I are expecting our first child.  Yay!  I will be 19 weeks on Sunday and have not had the energy or desire to post.  Now that my all day sickness has subsided and I just have morning sickness, I am able to enjoy being pregnant.  I also have a little more energy.  Sleep is a dangerous thing my friends.  It consumed me.

Anyways I hope to have a lot more to share as time progresses.  I will be visiting everyone on their blogs, see you then!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Here Goes

So I was at my hubby's job and thought..."Hey I look cute today!"  I asked him to snap a pic of me on my new phone, he obliged.  So here is an outfit post!  Yay!  I told you Im not playing around about blogging more!

Dress from Ross 9.99....Shoes also from Ross 9.99.  I love a bargain...what can I say!

These are some of the bangles I got in the set from Avenue on sale for 4.96.  I have been breaking them up and pairing them differently. lovlies have a delightful day!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Drum Roll Please

So Wednesday my husband woke up and decided he could not live another day without an IPhone. I felt the same way. I have been wanting a better camera and I have been wanting to get in on the Words With Friends action.

Now that I have this new sexy phone, excuses for why I have not thrown a post together should fall by the way side.

Yesterday morning I put a healthier spin on Huevos Rancheros. Delicious and filling. I am loving Weight Watchers, counting the point is really keeping me aware.  Sometimes I make errors but its okay, I can always end the evening with a delicious salad and fruit . The key is planning, which I have been doing faithfully!

I also did a little shopping and secured these funky bangles. The Avenue had a killer sale and these are two separate sets @ 4.96 each. I'm wearing them all together so that I can be noisy and get attention when my arm moves even the slightest bit.

All in all I hope everyone enjoyed their memorial day. Even though I am
against war and violence, I still honor the men and women who risk life and limb in service to this country. Thanks!

Thursday, May 26, 2011


So i am on my second week with Weight Watchers online.  I could not bring myself to go to meetings, and I do not like people in my stuff (especially those I don't know).  Thats why I have a blog.  SARCASM.

Anyways I am logging everything I eat, having delicious healthy snacks and planning my meals.  I am going to start yoga when my schedule changes on June 6th.  The only thing I have not done is buy a scale. I know crazy right.  Im constantly aware of what I am putting in my mouth but I am not aware of how much I weigh unless I go to the doctor.  (Buying a scale tomorrow...CHECK)

Honestly, I just went to the doctor and I am morbidly obese.  It sounds weird saying it.  When I tell people I wear a size 20 they never believe me.  But I weigh 255 pounds, and my health was suffering because I refused to take the initiative to do better.  I can not even believe that I typed that number.  255.  255.  255.  And I was 280 two years ago.

Im ready for this new me, and Im feeling good.  (As JHUD says in her video.)   I love all the recipes and ideas available at other blogs and I need something else to focus on.

Right now Im working my business model so that I can jump into the big world of ebusiness.  Someone who came out of the same womb as me 6 years later had the audacity to tell me that she has always wanted more for my life than what I do right now.  The nerve of her!  I have never been more hurt in my life.  Never.  But Im not my career or lack there of.  That doesn't define me.  Being a woman, wife, sister and friend all trump some grand career.  I just want happiness and I have that so I am winning.

Give me a virtual hug guys...Im having a tough day.  

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Woman Within

Let me just say that I'm sitting at my husbands desk stunned, with my mouth hanging open.  Why?  Because I have to eat my words.  One of my co-workers and I love to talk shop.  And by shop I don't mean work, I mean SHOPPING!  We talk about Lane Bryant and how our experiences with the retailer differ drastically.  I hate LB and she loves it.  So yesterday afternoon she said, "E have you looked into Woman Within"?  I turned my nose up like she sat poo under my nose.  "WOMAN WITHIN!? How absurd.  I would never find anything decent there.  All they have is fat girl knits." 

Haahaa! But alas.  I was wrong. 

Werk. It.

  I adore this color palette right now.  The lavender, plum, raisin...delish!

I wish this was in white, but I guess i can settle for this color.

This top is cute but I love the richness of the colors in the collection, especially the skinny jeans. 

I wish they had more in the peach color family, Im into the whole romantic look right now.
I would splurge on this top.  But I don't have to...I just googled promo codes and got a 50% off one item.   If Woman Within contacts me, I would love to do a review on all of this stuff.   

Oh yeah and this too!  I need three different would be my go to look on the weekend!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Public Service Announcement

Lupe Fiasco is the business.  You need to get his new CD.  We Are LASERS. 

Of course Lupe being who he is has an acronym for an album title, it stands for Love Always Shines Every Time Remember to Smile.  I LOVE THAT!  Especially since I have been examining myself lately.  Looking in the mirror is never a bad thing when you want to see the real in the reflection.  I'm striving to love, have compassion and mercy.  I believe these attributes will  enable me to walk in my truth and live my life with grace.  It takes a strong person to let stuff go, the weak hold on to things for fear of losing control and entering the unknown.  The thing is...God is in control.  I am striving to cut myself a little slack these days. 

Anyway, I love Lupe because his music always makes me think.  I wont tell you what my favorite track is, because I don't want to taint your experience of the album.  This is really just good fun music and even though I am a fan of "The Cool"...I understand and appreciate this album for what it is. 

Now Lupe...when are you coming to Nashville!!!???? 

Friday, April 1, 2011

Melie Bianco Bags Baby (And me using the world Fabulous too many times...)

Let me just say that I LOVE handbags.  Way more than shoes.  Give me some target flats or whatever, and a fab bag...and I'm better than fantastic!  I was perusing the People Mag dedicated to fashion happenings and I came across a bag that I LURVED.  I have decided to stray from my beloved known designer bags and venture into unknown territory.  Well unknown to me and most other people I see on a regular basis.  Enter Melie Bianco.

Lets face it Nashville is not the fashion capital of the world.  That being said, there are a lot of fashionable people here.  One of my yelp buddies Marcia (a fabulous one) just participated in Nashville Fashion Week, and one of my favorite designers Christian Sariano was there (which rocks).   I'm glad to report it was successful and fabulous! 

However, it would have been nice to have some plus sized fashion fabulousness represented in some way.  A size twelve somewhere on some promotional piece.  There are many real women in Nashville, small, medium, large, extra large, and extra extra extra large.  I was not checking for the designers who do not design for me.  I guess as usual, my Fab Flab isn't "high fashion".  ::stepsoffsoapbox::

With that said, the point of the whole thing was to give back to those with artistic vision and passion for the arts.  We know they don't always get the funds needed to make the world a beautiful place.  All of the proceeds from fashion week went to the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund to support artists in the industry with Middle Tennessee ties.  Even though I complain all the time about wishing I was back in my beloved Maryland/D.C/Va...Nashville has a lot to offer. 

I digress. This post is about the fabulousness and affordability of Melie Bianco bags.  So lets get to the show.

This comes in three colors, and for $81.00 I can afford the white one too!

This is so delicious.  You know what is also delicious.  The fact that it is $58.00.  Fifty eight bucks!

Object of my desires. 
          Drool worthyness.             
This cross over ditty is $72.00, and I would pay for it.  I'm going to pay for it actually.  I need it to wear with my 2.50 Old Navy Flip Flops.  And you all need to check out Melie Bianco STAT!

What kind of handbags are you loving right now???!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

City Chic Sale

Guess what!!!  City Chic is having a sale...everything on their site is 60% off!!!  This savings event starts tonight and will last until midnight on March 21st!

Now we all know what that means!  I'm going shopping and I don't have to be restricted to the clearance items!  I live for a steal, and a steal is way better than a deal.   I like to feel like I made out like a bandit after my purchase...meaning I procured the goods without giving up much loot (otherwise known as mullah, cheddar, pesos, dollar dollar bills y'all).

I had chosen some dresses to wear for my anniversary dinner, now I will be getting those and a few other goodies.  

I need this cardi to go with a darling black and white polka dot dress I bought from Ross for less than twenty bucks!  

Super super sexy.  I like to look hot when we have date nights, but I also like to be comfortable.  

BBM wore this last week and I HAVE to have it.  @ this price I will have it!

I'm trying to get away from black, buts so its so CHIC...I cant help it!  

Happy STEALING...I mean shopping!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Bargains Baby

So I was over on Literal Gem's post about Harem Pants and found my way to the Simply Be home page.  I have never looked on the site but I am so glad I did.  Being who I am I went to the sale section first. I found some cute things, however I feel they are still over priced to be on sale.

This gingham shirt is on sale for 25.00...I know that I can find it cheaper.  

This top isn't exactly the same but its the look I am going for and its 18.97 at Old Navy.  I can dress it up or be more casual.

Upon further research I found this shirt at Old Navy for 12.99!  Its not as tailored as the one at Simply Be however if I roll the sleeves up and pair it with a funky belt I can achieve a look of my own.

Simply Be is running a promo right now for 20 percent off of purchase for new customers.  Keeping that in mind, sales tax in the state of Tennessee is almost ten percent so I would only be getting ten more percent off.  At the end I decided to go for the second shirt at Old Navy because I can get free shipping and ten percent off, which means no tax.   The colorful shirt is more flattering for my shape and has a lot of potential when it comes to increasing my ensembles cute factor (think: accessories).  The more possibilities the better...REMIX!

I love bargain shopping online!

Even though I did not find anything over at Simply Be this time around, they do have some cute pieces. I will continue to shop their sale section to see what deals I can find.  They were great for inspiration!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

City Chic US Launch

Hey lovelies!  I just wanted to drop a quick line to let you all know that City Chic just launched a new US version of their site!  I am really exited about it because I have been eying a few fabulous things for a some weeks now!

The Mr. and I will be celebrating our third wedding anniversary in April and will be spending the weekend enjoying his company at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee.  Granted its about ten minutes away from where we live, I have not stayed there and am super excited!  We will be having a romantic dinner somewhere no doubt...I NEED A SEXY DRESS!  I mean, I need to make him do a triple take and say "WHOA!" to indicate that he thinks I'm hot!

I love the cut of this.  I am not blessed in the hips and rear department and the empire waist on this dress will give me curves in the right places and more of a shape.  I love it!  The polka dots are too cute!

I like this one too.  But I am in love with the first one!

Some other options for the weekend...(The Mr. loves me to show off my legs!)

Of course these would be worn with boots, tights and a cardi!

Spring is around the corner!

City Chic is on point for this upcoming season! I'm really excited!  They also have an awesome contest going on right now to celebrate the launch of the site in the United States!

 City Chic has just launched a contest to win a free trip to Australian Fashion Week.  The contest is open to all in NZ, AU, and the US.  You can enter the contest through the "Share and Win" tab on the City Chic Facebook:

I hope I win...but if I don't I hope you win!  Rush over and enter!

Friday, January 21, 2011

@ The Mill

At the beginning of December I recieved a gift from the principal of my former school.  It was the gift of bread.  At first I scoffed, and thought..."who gives someone bread as a gift".  Then I ate it.  Oh my my!

This bread was so good I had to plan a trip to buy some.  We vowed after eating that bread not to buy bread from the grocery store again.  We have stuck to our guns on that one and have only eaten bread from the Amish Market in Nolensville, Tennessee.  

The Amish Market @ The Mill is the rage now a days.  With everyone trying to support local businesses, its no wonder boys and girls flock to their humble store from far distances outside of the Nashville Metro area. Myself included.  However, I have had the Amish Country experience in Pennsylvania and Maryland, so this situation was a little touristy and lacked authenticity.  

Look at my reflection in the door!  

They are praised for their breakfast....but Miss Pea-wee is NOT Amish.  Am I being Amish-ist?  

I don't like Pecan Pie but a lot of people do because it was the only one left.

No...I don't want to fight in the civil war.  

This trip was over all disappointing.  I just do not get what all of the fuss was about.  But when I post the rest of the pictures I took while in Nolensville, you will see why I fell in love!  Not with this place though.  Its just my bread provider.  If you want to go and get some be my guest!  The verdict is still out on the Strawberry Jam.  I do not think its that great but my husband loves it. 

Anyways, go and see for yourself!

Amish Country Market @ The mill
7280 Nolensville Rd
NolensvilleTN 37135