Friday, January 30, 2015

Leather & Studs

Happy Friday! Here's an outfit from a recent date night. It's been so long since I've captured a look that I almost forgot how to do it, lol.


 Coat: Guess ~ Clutch : Target


Wedges: Aldo 


Shirt: Burlington ~ Pants: TJ Maxx


Not only did I get pictures of this look, I also filmed a Get Ready With Me video which will be up on TheGabeFix YouTube channel later today. Check it out and let me know what you think!

Enjoy your weekend ;-)



Thursday, January 22, 2015

Rigatoni with Kale Pesto & Balsamic Tomatoes

Well hello there, loooong time no see right?! I don't even have an excuse this time, I just fell off...it happens. Happy New Year, btw ;-) This post is a bit random. One of my goals this year is to cook more and for the past 2 years I've been paying for eMeals service, but could probably count how many times I've used actually used them for dinners! That all changed yesterday when I made this recipe. Disclaimer: I didn't intend on writing this blog so excuse my iPhone pics. I promise next time will be better ;-)


Ingredients 

(Pasta)
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
16oz Bag Chopped Fresh Kale
1/4 Cup Pine Nuts 
2 Cloves Garlic
1oz Pack of Fresh Basil
1/2 Cup Grated or Shredded Parmesan Cheese
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp Grated Lemon Rind (optional)
Salt & Pepper to taste
16oz Pack of Whole Wheat Rigatoni (I couldn't find any so I went with Rotini instead)

(Tomatoes)
9 Plum Tomatoes (cut in half lengthwise)
3 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 Tbsp Grated Parmesan Cheese
Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions

(Pasta)
* Prepare rigatoni according to package; drain and return to pot
* Heat 1tbsp oil in pan; add kale and cook until soft (about 3 minutes)
* Place pine nuts and garlic in food processor; pulse until minced
* Add kale, basil, parm cheese, remaining olive oil, lemon juice, lemon rind, salt and pepper; process until smooth. (I added a bit of water to get the right consistency)
* Add pesto to pasta and cook over med heat until warmed thoroughly (about 2 minutes)

(Tomatoes)
* Preheat oven to 425F
* Place tomatoes, cut sides up on greased rimmed backing sheet
* Sprinkle with salt and pepper
* Bake 25 minutes or until soft
* Drizzle with vinegar and oil; sprinkle with parm cheese
*Serve and enjoy!


I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised with this recipe. I really loved the flavor of the pasta! My picky husband even liked it too...well the pasta at least, he's not a big fan of tomatoes. Now I wish I could say that my son was on board but he wouldn't even taste it. I swear that child refuses to eat :-( Anyway, I highly recommend trying this out if you're looking for something new! If you do, please let me know what you think!

If you're interested in trying out eMeals, check it out & get 15% off here - http://bit.ly/1uGIM8o.

Until next time...whenever that may be! 

XOXO,



Monday, August 25, 2014

Manicure Monday - Malaga Wine

Happy Monday Folks! Hopefully you had a great weekend. Mine was pretty low-key and I thoroughly enjoyed it ;-) Yesterday I was invited to a Jamberry party (nail wraps if you're not familiar) and had a good time. The host had lots of sample patterns laid out for us to play around with so I got a little creative. The houndstooth caught my eye first...I guess you could say I was feeling the football spirit a bit. My husband is a huge Alabama fan and the first game of the season is this weekend so I figured he would appreciate the gesture (Roll Tide!). I didn't have time to do a full manicure so I decided to pair the accent nails with one of my favorite bold colors and I'm pleased with the results.




Although I've heard a lot about the company, this is my first time trying them out. I've always liked the convenience of nail wraps but have yet to a brand to write home about. The application was very easy and they're supposed to last for up to 2 weeks, so I'll be sure to keep you posted on that!

Have you ever tried Jamberry Nail Wraps before? If so, what did you think about them?

Enjoy your day!