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More Stuff I Made! A Potato and Tomato Frittata and a Strawberry Salad

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potato tomato frittata

I call this dish “Potato and Tomato Frittata,” even though that’s technically incorrect, because there’s also broccoli, sweet onions and basil up in the mix.

But “Broccoli, Sweet Onion, Basil, Potato and Tomato Frittata” doesn’t quite roll off the tongue as easily. :)

Yup, I still can’t cook, but I keep trying! — mostly because I get a kick out of taking pictures of what I make.

In another lifetime, I’d be a food photographer, and I would only accept payment from my clients in the form of food.

So, this frittata, I’ve made it a few times using a really easy recipe from

Seriously, even if you burn toast, you can make this. It’s that simple (and fast!). I like making it for dinner at the start of the week and then having the leftovers throughout the week for lunch.

potato tomato frittata

From start to finish, I can get this on the table in less than 30 minutes.

To round out the meal this week, I added a mixed greens salad with strawberries, slivered almonds and shredded coconut, with a strawberry lemon basil dressing (here’s the recipe).

strawberry salad

So. Dang. Good.

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New Bargain Bling: Loft Necklaces on Serious Sale

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Because woman cannot live on chunky statement jewelry alone, I picked up these dainty necklaces from Loft. Better still — I got ’em on sale.


Those are magic words right there…

I’m actually starting to rue the day I discovered that Loft is kind of the sh*t, because, dude — I kid you not — they always have a sale, and none of those wimpy 10% off sales. These sales are usually 40-60% off, which is, like, two steps away from free. LOL!

At least that’s what I tell El Hub when I come home with a Loft shopping bag. :)

The gold necklace is the Delicate Crystal Triangle Necklace, originally $29.50 but currently on sale for $24.88, plus an additional 60% off. The final price? $9.95. I’m wearing it in these pics as a layering necklace. (I can’t remember the designer of the “K” necklace I’m also wearing, though. My bad.)

The silver one is the Delicate Pave Circle Necklace. Same drill. Originally $29.50, but now $9.95 after 60% off.

Another thing I like about these necklaces is that you can wear them in different lengths. See all the loops in the back of the chain? You can use them to take the necklace up or down, depending on your outfit and mood.

Yay for bling on sale! :)

Say “Chai” to the Aveda Light the Way Candle: Limited Edition for Earth Month

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aveda light the way

Mmm…chai tea.

That’s exactly what the new Aveda Light the Way Candle ($12) smells like to me. I have one scent-ifying my office right now, and oh my gosh, it smells good! — like vanilla and cinnamon (but not like someone dumped out two bottles of pure vanilla and cinnamon in the room).

aveda light the way

Happy Earth Day Eve. :)

This limited edition Aveda soy wax candle is made from soy and other plant waxes, and it burns for about 30 hours (!). All of the proceeds from it go toward supporting water-related projects funded by the Global Greengrants Fund. According to Aveda, one Light the Way Candle purchase provides a year’s worth of drinking water for a person.

The glass it comes with is made entirely of recycled glass beverage bottles, too. Isn’t that cool? Even the box is made from 90% post-consumer recycled paperboard, and the candle’s scented with certified organic essential oils, including organic vanilla, cinnamon and ylang-ylang from Madagascar. Aveda also says that children living in the Manakara region of Madgascar drew the artwork for the packaging.

Established in 1993, the Colorado-based Global Greenrants Fund provides grants to grassroots environmental causes around the world. Read more about their work at

Look for the Light the Way Candle now at Aveda salons, spas, stores and online at while supplies last.

By the way, if you purchase one online, the shipping is free. :)

aveda light the way

aveda light the way

aveda light the way


Meatless Monday: Colorful Cabbage Salad

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Look at all the pretty colors! (she said, making grabby hands.)

Last night I prepped a huge batch of this salad with cabbage, carrot, bell pepper and celery to eat for lunch this week. I also made a tahini lemon garlic dressing, too, which I like to toss in at the last moment.

I got the recipes from

Do you ever read Oh She Glows?

Dang, I love that site…

To mix up the flavors a little each day so it doesn’t seem like I’m eating the same salad over and over again, I throw some herbs into my bowl at lunchtime. Today I used cilantro. Tomorrow, basil. :)

I had mine today with a side of quinoa with a pat of butter, a sprinkle of garlic powder and a pinch of salt. Everything was so. Good. Together.

Do you ever do meatless Mondays? Or how about prepping your lunches for the week? What kind of dishes do you make?

Nails of the Day: Essie Garden Variety

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essie garden variety

Irrespective of this super creamy, smooth, streak-free paw paint’s proper name, it’s not your garden variety creamy teal. Essie’s Garden Variety Nail Polish ($8.50) is so preternaturally pigmented that 1) it’s liable to make nearby flowers jealous, and 2) you can easily get away with wearing just one layer.

But I’m wearing two here (force of habit).

With a base and top coat, Essie polishes usually last me five or six days before I start to see any chips, but I’m pretty tough on my nails.

essie garden variety

essie garden variety

Garden Variety is part of the Essie Flowerista spring collection, available now at salons, Ulta, Target, Nordstrom and wherever else Essie is sold.

Oh! If you’re curious, the pants are the Destroyed Boyfriend Jeans by Blank NYC, and the bracelet is a random no-name bauble I’ve had for a while.

I like how it matches the polish. :)

What about your paws today? What are you wearing on your nails?

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