Pineapple Fried Rice for International Food Day

Tomorrow my little guy’s daycare is celebrating their own International Food Day. Parents were asked to contribute something for the kids to try. Although pineapple fried rice isn’t Vietnamese, it is Southeast Asian so I figured it was good enough. More importantly, most of the babies and toddlers love pineapple so I figured it had a better chance of being eaten by the little ones.

To make this dish I did a quick google search for ‘pineapple fried recipe’ and used a combination of recipes and what I had on hand. Not a good idea. It turned out just okay.

This is a dish I will be working on in the future and once I get a recipe together worth sharing I will definitely post. For now, I am enjoying the whimsical presentation.

What is your ethnic and cultural background? Do you have a special dish you usually make to celebrate your heritage?


OOTD: Leopard Pants, Black Sweater, Chambray Shirt, and Black Flats

I have been staring at these pants for a few days now and today I wore them! Here’s my outfit. It includes the pants from Ann Taylor Loft, black sweater from Old Navy, chambray shirt from Old Navy, and Mossimo … Continue reading

Too late to go back now

I am wearing the new Loft animal print pants to work today. I am feeling self conscious about these loud print pants, but there’s no going back now…

Do you have any clothing items outside your comfort zone? How have you paired the item?

Here are my pants print close up. Loud right? Purrrrrrrrr….


An outfit post to follow

In a feline mood

Today, I rewarded my five hours of straight grading with a stop at Ann Taylor Loft. I was happy to see a larger than usual clearance section and headed right there. To my delight and a little bit of grading coma, I found these two items: a pair of cheetah print pants and a cat print dress.


Both items were final sale totaling a little under $25.00. After much debate, I got them knowing final sale items cannot be returned. Now, what to do with them? I have some ideas. For the cheetah pants I will try pairing them with a black button up, black blazer, and black pointy flats. For the cat dress a black belt, black tights, and black boyfriend sweater. In my mind this all works. I am hoping the black neutral colors will tone done the bold and kinda crazy prints. We will just have to see what I come up with. I will keep you posted!

Any advice for me? What would you pair these items with?

Infant and Toddler Valentines

Tomorrow will be my little guys first Valentines Day with friends. I made some easy, infant and toddler friendly Valentines to pass out to his classmates. Using a free printable I found at Secret Agent Josephine, a paper cutter, individually packed animal crackers, and some tape, I made these cute animal themed Valentines.


The finished product looks so cute. I am excited to do this for him and his daycare buddies.


Happy Valentines Day everyone!

Early Valentines Day Dinner

My mister and I enjoyed a romantic dinner out last night. We celebrated Valentines Day at Capital Grill in Chicago. Bonus it was Restaurant Week! That gave us an opportunity to have a nice dinner at a delicious restaurant that would usually be out of our price range. The food, service (and company-my mister) was perfect.

Our desserts were the best part!

How are you celebrating Valentines Day?