I am definitely not that from the garden, food-processing kinda mama. As you all know I’ve tirelessly tried to be that mama but alas I’m not. With such a heavy work load it just isn’t happening. For those reading that are I think you’re amazing! (send me your tips). […]
I don’t know about the rest of you but I grew up with penny loafers. My mom and aunts all wore them and even my brother wore them when he went to Catholic school. The shoe itself is versatile and wearable for both men and women. As I got older I would see a few of my favorite bloggers rock loafers, even before they came back in style. I always felt like I couldn’t pull them off until recently. I’m trying to adopt a new mentality. “This is simple, this is easy, this is fun.” My mother-in-law showed me this video of a man named, Kerwin Rae (awesome name) talking about how we as people let our brains tell us what to do when it should really be the other way around. This statement and the meaning behind it, are meant for things on a grander scale then my shoe problem. But I’m using it in every aspect of my life. For the full video click the quote above!
So by this mentality I decided I’d try a pair. You don’t know how something will look on you till you actually try. And if it was a total fail I knew I’d have a few friends I could hand them over to. Results? I love them! They are so comfortable and to my surprise go with everything. It’s a fun way to add a little something extra to a look. I feel like loafers are surprisingly a flirty chic meets masculine flare kinda style and it adds something totally new to my wardrobe. Today I paired them with cut off shorts and a chartreuse knit I’ve recently become obsessed with from J.Crew. Below I’ve supplied a few styles to turn your own wardrobe into flirty chic.
Summer is coming to an end so Sam and I are trying to take advantage of what is left of it. Tonight Sam suggested we grill. He would figure out the main course while I took care of the sides. He then gave me an idea to make a tater tot casserole as a side. At first I just stared at him not knowing how to handle that comment. Then I just walked away. But I thought about it, soon it would be fall and with fall comes some of my favorite savory treats. As a person who sticks with literally all the starches for Thanksgiving I figured it might be a good idea to test out a few alternatives. I decided to start with the tater tots and I turn them into Broccoli Tots!
- 1 head of broccoli chopped (you can use frozen or uncooked)
- 1 1/2 cup of Cheddar Cheese
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1 cup italian bread crumbs
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup yellow onions
Preheat oven to 375, mix all the ingredients into a bowl. Form little tots and place on greased baking sheet 1 inch apart. Bake for 10 minutes, take tots out of oven flip then and bake them an extra 7 minutes.
WARNING: They are delicious. I ended up not sharing them with anymore….You don’t have to either.