Thursday, May 28, 2009

CLOTHING SALE!!!!! (sneak peak)

S0000000000.... here is the deal....I am planning on buying a brand new digital slr camera...and CLEARLY i am not just going to run out at charge $800 on the 'ol debit card! I thought I would clean out my closet a bit and see if any of you out there might have an interest in any of my little treasures! This way...I can earn a little bit of extra moolah to put towards the new cam AND you can have fun new little things! 

I am also going to be placing this stuff on let me know quickly if there is anything you want or need more info on!!! I am free to answer any questions you have! Enjoy browsing my little blog store!! I hope hope HOPE that you find something that you like....for my photography passion's sake.... :)

Anything you like and you don't like the price...let me know what you WOULD pay to have it...I will always consider other prices!!

1. Little Red Dress - $20

I bought this dress about 3 years ago and only wore it once! It's super cute on! Strapless, ties at the waist, RED, pleated at the top of the skirt part. SMALL and 100% cotton.  Think about it with some cute heels, pearls, and your hair up! 
this was me, trying to take pics of the pleats....sorry it came out fuzzy!

2. Green Spring Dress - $40

This was a pretty expensive dress that I bought at a little boutique in my hometown for about $200. It has such a nice thickness to the material that I love! I didn't wear it too much...maybe about 5 times...but, i love it! It has such a cute and fun fabric! Green, White, Black, Yellow, and Lime Green floral pattern. The ribbon on it is what made me love it! It's a little tattered (this is how it came) and once piece is green while the other piece is green and white striped! The brand name is RUTH and it is a size ZERO. 

3. Authentic Juicy Couture Bowler Bag - $75 

I love that I have this and thank you mom for buying it for me....but I have to part! I just don't carry it as much as I should...let's be honest...I have way too many purses as it is! This purse was originally about $250. It's is a darker purple color velour with light pink leather. I will let the pictures speak for themselves....

CUTE, huh? 

4. Authentic Custo Barcelona Shirt #1  - white

Let me give you a little run-down about Custo case you have never owned any of these! Custo is known for always using funky and random patterns that make for fun clothing!A lot of these shirts have different fronts and backs!  My mom and I own a ton of these shirts just because we love how different they are! Don't worry...I would only let myself part with three! These shirts usually retail for about $75 - $150 and these patterns that I have for sale are no longer available! These are all sized for XS/S.  So cute.....

5. Authentic Custo Barcelona Shirt - red

this is the front...

6. Authentic Custo Barcelona Shirt - black

I will be back to add more later on...I need to cook dinner!! Happy shopping and keep looking to see what else I am selling!!!!



Wednesday, May 27, 2009


I found this fun photography blog that gives you a new contest to be in each week! The theme this week is "silhouettes" and I thought I might enter it last minute this week with a picture that I took about a year ago from our trip to Costa goes!!! Don't be too mean to me about it!



Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I have been in a big photography mood lately...I think it's because I got a new computer last week and I am saving up my money for a new camera. I used to take pictures ALL the time with my 35 mm and I loved it! I am really starting to get back into it a little more! I gues sI have had more subjects and opportunities lately! 

Here is a little glimpse of my life in the last few days....

Friday, May 22, 2009


Introducing the newest member of our little family....Cache (pronounced 'Cash')!!! We have been waiting for his arrival for about 5 months now! He is finally here! Casey has been planning on buying a really nicely bred hunting dog. His boss, Billy, has an amazing dog and we finally got one of his puppies! He is a sweet little puppy! Although, I have forgotten how hard puppies are to take care of! I feel like I have an infant! This makes me a little nervous about having kids one day!!! Oh well...I will get over it! 

Please say a prayer for me today...I have an interview for a job that I REALLY want! In case you don't already know...I was laid off from my job about two months ago. It was a good thing in the long run. It has been really nice to have a break for a little bit too and not be struggling for money. It's so crazy how God makes things work out sometimes! Anyways...I have always REALLY wanted to open up my own boutique. It is the one thing that I have always been very passionate about, but I have not had the opportunity yet. Anyways...the job that I am interviewing for today is with a well-known small boutique favorite of mine! They had a management position open and I jumped at the opportunity. This would be great for me to learn the ropes of this store. The store that I would like to open would be along the same lines as this particular store. Really cute clothes, gifts, and accessories for a more affordable price! Can you guess this store???? C'mon...try! I worked in the retail industry before, from the time i was 15 until I graduated college, and LOVED it. I was basically the manager at that store, but I feel like I need to learn the ropes of other stores too! I really think that this would be a GREAT opportunity for me! PRAY!!

I just had to write about that really quickly...I was getting ready for my interview and felt like I needed to let some energy out! 

Also...this weekend will mark the 25th year of my time on this earth. I am not too excited this year. I don't know why! I am always a person who is excited for birthdays! UGH!! I don't know if it's this old-ish number coming after me....or the fact that I feel like there are no surprises for my birthday (i got a macbook and a new blackberry this week already)...or the fact that I am just kind of unmotivated in life right now. It is really driving me a bit crazy!!! 

I hope that you all have a wonderful memorial day weekend! We are off to see my brother graduate tonight and then hang out with friends for the remainder of the weekend! 



Thursday, May 7, 2009

i got tagged!!!!

I was tagged by my fabulous friend Cara Beth! I have known her for quite some time...she was my big sis in our sorority and she is one of the things that got me through pledge week alive! Her lemonade and Subway cookies will always remain a memory from that week! She just moved into the most precious house (that i have to visit in person!) in Arkansas and has the most precious family made up of a hubby, two kitties, and a pup! I just love her!

Here are the instructions for "eight things":. mention the person that tagged you.

complete the list of eight things.

tag eight of your wonderful blogger friends.

go tell them you tagged them.

Eight things I look forward to:
1. My birthday - May 23!
2. This niece's baby dedication is on Sunday!
3. Casey coming home from work...
4. Liz's bachelorette party at the beach next weekend!
5. Having kids!
6. Finding a new job...
7. Fixing up our house more and more...
8. Getting our new black lab puppy at the end of May!

Eight things i did yesterday:
1. Drank a Dr.Pepper for the first time in two weeks...
2. looked for jobs...
3. Cleaned the house
4. Cooked dinner for the hubs...
5. Played outside with the puppies...
6. Watched a movie - The 25th Hour
7. Went and shopped around at Target
8. Fell asleep!!

Eight things I wish I could do:
1. Be more motivated to work out!
2. Find a new job!
3. Get a new camera and laptop...
4. Go back to college!
5. See all of my old friends
6. Eat at Winslow's Wine Bar tonight... :)
7. Be a photographer for a living...
8. Own my own boutique!

Eight shows i watch:
1. Biggest Loser
2. The Hills
3. The City
5. The Office
6. Millionaire Matchmaker
7. The Real Housewives
8. Food Network Challenge

I am tagging.....hmmm...let me think! I will get back to you on that!!!


Hello all!!!

I don't know about you....but I am a little bit in love with McDonald's Egg McMuffins! I used to get them ALL the time in college! Me and my friends would wait up all the time until 2:30 am when our local 24 hour Mickey D's would start serving breakfast....yum yum! Sadly...I don't even know where a McDonald's is anywhere near me (maybe it's a good thing!) I found this healthy breakfast sandwich recipe! Believe's a close second to my beloved Egg McMuffin!

Hilary's Healthy Breakfast Sandwich

  • 1 Whole Wheat English Muffin
  • 1 egg white
  • Slice of fat free American cheese
  • 2 slices of turkey bacon
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Open up your English Muffin and place each side on a cookie sheet...then top the bottom half with the cheese. Place in the oven until the cheese gets melty.
  • While waiting for the cheese to melt...heat a skillet to medium and fry your egg white. Try to keep it all in one piece!
  • Heat your turkey bacon in the microwave until crispy. (if you have a dog...throw in an extra piece for him....i know i always do! they love it!)
  • Take the muffin out of the oven. Stack on the egg and turkey bacon and enjoy!!!
I believe this is only about 250 calories! YAY! Make it! We have had them the last two mornings and have loved them! Casey was eating egg whites and oatmeal every we had to finally mix it up a little bit!

I hope that you have a wonderful day! I may be back again later to post's kind of a boring day here! :)



Wednesday, May 6, 2009


We found a new recipe online last week and have made it twice since is sooooooooooo good!!! If you like King Ranch will love this stuff!


  • 4 cups diced cooked chicken breast meat
  • 1 (10-ounce) can Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can low fat, low sodium cream of mushroom soup
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 11 corn tortillas
  • 1/4 cup low fat mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup low fat cheddar cheese
  • I also add in 3/4 of a can of drained corn & some sliced black olives

Mix together first six ingredients. Line a 9x13 inch casserole dish, sprayed with vegetable oil, with tortillas. Layer 1/2 of chicken mixture into the dish and top with torn tortillas; add remaining chicken mixture. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees oven for about 45 minutes or until bubbly. Add cheeses and return to oven for10 minutes or until cheeses melt.

Try it and let me know what you think!!

Get ready for tomorrow...I have a delicious breakfast treat to share.....yummmmmm....



Tuesday, May 5, 2009


I know that I took a huge break from blogging.....but, once again, I am going to TRY to be better about it! I have a slight new mission that may help me keep up! Casey and I have been eating really healthy lately....what does that mean to you? means that I am trying new recipes all the time and I get to share them with you!!! Don't worry....I will only be sharing the delish ones! :) I loooooooooove get excited about these new yummy recipes!! Make them and let me know what you thought!



  • 1/4 pound 96% lean ground beef (i bought natural lean ground beef and it ended up having less calories!)
  • 1 slice fat free american cheese
  • 1 whole grain or whole wheat bun (look in the bakery section of your grocery store...those will be better than the bread aisle ones!)
  • 1/4 chopped romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1 thin slice red onion
  • 3 dill pickle rounds
  • Ketchup, Mayo, or Mustard....but just dont use TOO much!

Shape the beef into a patty that is about 1/2 inch wider that the bun.

Preheat a medium nonstick skillet or grill rack on high heat. Place the patty on the pan or grill. Cook for 1-2 minutes on each side or until desired doneness. Try to cut the burger open a little and make sure the inside has cooked thoroughly. About 30 seconds before the burger is cooked, top it with the cheese. Place the bun halves, cut side down, on the pan or grill. Cook for about 45 seconds, or until toasted.

Place the bun bottom on a serving plate. Top with the patty, lettuce, onion, and pickles. Put the top on the burger and ENJOY!

These were so easy...and literally, close to one of the best burgers that I have had! I think the sweetness of the wheat bun really made it good!

Want to hear the best part about it? This burger is only 281 calories and 9 grams of fat!! I looked up the nutritional information for Whataburger...a normal burger there has 620 calories and 30 grams of fat!!!! If this doesn't put it into more perspective, I don't know what will!

Now...when you eat a burger...don't you feel that you HAVE to have some fries!? I do! Here is a super healthy alternative!



  • 1/2 pound of sweet potatos, cut into 1/4 inch sticks (i used two large ones)
  • 1 tablespoon grates reduced-fat parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pinch of ground black pepper
  • Ketchup (optional)

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

In a medium bowl, toss the potatoes, cheese, olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne, salt, and black pepper.

Place the potatoes in a sisngle layer on a non-stick baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. Flip the potatoes over and bake for 10 - 12 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and browned in spots. Serve immediately, with ketchup, if desired! I says that this makes ONE serving...but, thi
s was plenty for Casey and I!

These ended up being REALLY good! They kind of caught me off-guard because they aren't crunchy like normal fries are....but they were sweet and delish! I thought they were even good dipped in ketchup! Guess what? This one serving is only 249 calories and 4 grams of fat! WOO HOO!!!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make this meal and let me know what you think about it!!!! :)

Also...have you seen the new show on Lifetime called Cook Yourself Thin????? TIVO it! It is such a great show with good recipes!

Have a perfeday day and look forward to more great recipes!!