Showing posts from April, 2012

Favorite Fruit Filled Salad

As the weather gets warmer, I start thinking of meals I can fix that don't require me to turn on the oven or the stove.  Salads are an obvious choice but can get a bit boring.  So I did a little experimenting, combining flavors of various salads my friend Laura and cousin Carey fixed and voila!  Our new favorite salad and, by the way, what we're having for dinner

Mixed Greens (the darker greens are best, such as spinach, arugula, etc.)
Apple cut into large chunks (I prefer Gala apples for this)
Sliced Strawberries
Dried cranberries
Feta Cheese
Candied Pecans (Cinnamon Almonds are also great!)
Raspberry Vinaigrette ("Fresh & Easy" brand is awesome if you have one of those stores in your area)

Just toss it all together, drizzle with dressing and serve immediately!  YUMMM!

Do You Have Moxie?

When I first learned that Bare Escentuals would no longer be selling their "Buxom" lipglosses in their stores and that Sephora would be the exclusive retailer for this lipgloss, I was a bit surprised because it was such a popular lipgloss.  Then I learned that Bare Escentuals had a brand new line in the works called "Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss", and I couldn't wait for them to come out! 
I'll admit that part of the intrigue for me was in the name....."Moxie".  I've always loved that word which is defined as "courage; nerve; vigor; pep" and is synonymous with "gumption, grit, backbone & guts". 

When this new line of glosses was released this Spring, I couldn't wait to get my hands on them!  Thus far I've purchased two of them in the colors "Rockstar" (this came in a kit offered through QVC) and "Smooth Talker".  Now some of you might be thinking, "Can they really be that diff…