Tuesday, June 22, 2010

DMK Burger Joint Makes Top 10 via Bon Appetit Magazine

Yes, that's an egg on top of the burger pictured above. What I like is that the menu is vegetarian friendly and they offer sweet potato fries! Look out Epic Burger!

To view entire listing, simply click the title link of this entry.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Chickpea Balls

These look super good. Too bad they don't sell 'em at Trader Joe's yet.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Boxing Kitten

Boxing with a banging dress! I love these prints..words can not express!!!!! I want them all.


love, Love, LOVE pancakes!! If I could eat them everyday with a pound of butter I would. And supposedly this pancake mix from Frankenstein Mills is insanely great! After looking at this picture on their site, well, I'm feeling pretty persuaded.

Click the title link of this post to purchase three 32 ounce boxes of insanely great pancake mix for $24.95. That's not too insane of a price for the best, now is it!??

Birmingham On My Mind

Lately, I've been reminiscing about past trips I've taken and my mind keeps coming back to good ole' Birmingham, AL. It's really a great time there. They've built up so much and still in the process of doing so. I'm going to list some of the spots I hit up while visiting. If you decide to go, let me know if you enjoyed this city as much as I did!

Green Acres

This hole in the wall is a historic Birmingham tradition that has some of the best greasy plate favorites in the city! From their lemon pepper fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, gizzards, fried okra, and their amazing red velvet cake that's prepared on a daily, this place will have you dreaming of wanting to go back again & again. The location pictured is in the West End. However, click the site link for additional locations.

Village Tavern

How about the best crab dip served with sour dough garlic bread, crabcakes galore, string french fries, and apple cobbler or a cheesecake flight for dessert. This place is absolutely YUMMY! The cozy seating that makes you feel like you're in a carriage house with a fireplace that makes you want to curl up with a good book. Could you imagine if you really did curl up with a book in the restaurant...hilarious! Make sure you've done your exercise for the day though because it is a true feast of deliciousness!

The Summit
So after you've eaten at Village Tavern, you can walk up to tons of outdoor shopping. Saks Fifth Avenue, Anthropologie, Juicy Coutoure, and the coveted Coach store are just a few of the many highlights at The Summit. My homegirl purchased a lovely Coach bracelet engraved with their trademarked C's. For complete store listings, click the link:

Brookwood Village Shopping Center

Plenty of your go-to stores are here: Macy's, a southern favorite- Belk, Z-Gallerie, and a sensational selection of eateries. We didn't have time to go here but we managed to do a quick drive by. It's really beautiful and a nice place to walk around and enjoy the huge water fountains if you're not in the mood to shop.

Now I bet Birmingham is on your mind now, right! Told ya it's a fun town!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Social Circle

Our family vacation trip is approaching and this year we're heading south. I talked to my mom about this southern buffet- Blue Willow Inn, which is located in Social Circle, GA. I love the name Social Circle..just has such a ring to it. Anyways, they have the best southern buffet ever! Like, seriously! Since this would be taking us too far out of our way, I've decided to post their menu to inspire those that may want to put it on the radar to visit!

Sample Buffet Menu (Mon - Fri)
Fried Chicken * Chicken Livers
Roast Beef & Gravy
Baked Ham * Chicken Pot Pie
Seafood Au gratin
Green Beans
Corn on the Cob
Creamed Potatoes
Candied Yams
Black Eyed Peas
Macaroni & Cheese
Stewed Apples
Fried Green Tomatoes / Chutney
Collard Greens
Chocolate Cake * Peanut Butter Pie
Punch Bowl Cake * Brownies
Blue Willow Squares
Strawberry Short Cake
Lemon Meringue Pie * Coconut Cake
Cheese Cake * Pecan Pie
Apple Pie * Peach Cobbler
Fruit & Salad Bar & Prepared Salads


Sample Buffet Menu (Friday & Saturday Night only)
Alaskan Snow Crab
Prime Rib Carving Station
Whole Baked Salmon
Fried Shrimp * Boiled Shrimp
Fried Scallops * Catfish / Hushpuppies
BBQ Ribs * BBQ Pork * Chicken Livers
Fried Chicken *
Corn on the Cob
Green Beans * Baked Beans
Macaroni & Cheese
Roasted New Potatoes
Fried Green Tomatoes / Chutney
Candied Yams
Cheese Grits * Collard Greens
Chocolate Cake * Peanut Butter Pie
Punch Bowl Cake * Brownies
Blue Willow Squares
Strawberry Short Cake
Lemon Meringue Pie * Coconut Cake
Cheese Cake * Pecan Pie
Apple Pie * Peach Cobbler
Fruit & Salad Bar & Prepared Salads

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Shot of Green

Nothing better than a power smoothie to start your day: spinach, almond butter, banana, & almond milk...YUM!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Want: Fulani Earrings

Anyone out there own a pair? If so, where'd you get 'em?


Robin Thicke
Can You Believe

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010

On The Reading Radar

Carrie's Diaries by Candace Bushnell-
Look at that book jacket..just fierce!

American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
I have heard nothing but fantastic comments about this book... supposedly one can't put it down!

Posing Beauty by Deborah Willis

If You Have To Cry Go Outside by Kelly Cutrone

Class With the Countess by Luann de Lesseps
Like her style, yet curious as to what she has to say

Ani's Raw Food Desserts by Ani Phyo
Love, love raw food desserts!

All of these can be found on the infamous

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Took My Happy Pills This Morning should be a great day.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

It's Official: I'm Addicted..

It's Time To Call On My Seamstress!!

Gotta have this fit!

Ming Makes Cupcakes

Click the title link of this entry for more recipes and cyber cupcakes that you wish could magically pop out of your computer screen!

Careless or Careful

-My sinuses are driving me crazy!
-I want to go on vacation
-I am on edge today in hopes of writing will make me feel better
-I'm running 4 miles today
-Can go for some yoga too hmmmmm..
-Wish it wasn't too cold to run outside although I've seen people doing it anyways
-Work, work, work! Isn't there more to life than just work!
-Don't get me wrong, thankful to have a j.o.b. but I need to balance it out with a real relaxation break
-Guess I gotta make. it. happen.
-I have two other things on the horizon that I WILL accomplish
-Workin' on it
-Erykah's new cd is pretty fantastic-can't get Window Seat outta my mind
-Had a convo with my sis this weekend about life in general & responsibility
-I mean life is short and at the end of the day, this ish doesn't really matter- all the worrying, stressing, running here & there..for what!?
-We'll all be gone from this material plane in 70 years.
-That's if the world will even sustain that long
-This world is not our home...we're just a passing through..our treasures are laid out..somewhere beyond the blue
-I'd still like to replinish the earth w/ my contribution of 3 children
-I have their names and have pretty much given birth-in my head, that is:)
-Ok let me get some work done!

Monday, April 26, 2010

No Flakes Allowed

This photo says it all..just tired. I like Zooey Deschanel movies so this should be pretty good.

Pretty In Pink

Spring is the most beauteous time of year!

*Photo by Tasha West (Click title link of this entry to see her additional takes)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Just Be Nice Already!

"It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice" -Unknown

I love this site!

Fishing For Nets

I guess it's practically out of season to wear fishnets..but is it really? Now if you live in the isn't! But if it gets too hot, then yes, who really wants to walk around with hosiery wants to be free, right? So depending on how you look at it, I'm still posting my love of fishnets as I will break 'em out again in 5 months!

Floral & Lace hosiery- Urban Outfitters, $14

All of this and more can be found at Anthropologie or Urban Outfitters. Happy Hosiery!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Picture This..

I've always wanted to do a wall of frames in my home. I wasn't sure if there was some sort of theme I needed to model off of so that each frame would compliment one another. However, these photos I've recently encountered gave me inspiration that there are really no rules and to simply think outside of the box.

What a hip space to have while working the day job. Lovin' that Jimi Hendrix piece.

Here we have some black/white & color images with mostly black frames. What a difference a framed picture makes- this sleek and clean white space pops.

Love a loft space and look at that staircase with the little photos or magnets or both! Contemporary, yet modern.

Not feeling the framed pictures? Well, there are always mirrors.

I really love the couch in this photo here. I'm such a sucker for mircrofiber & velvet furniture...but that's another post!
Ciao for now~

Saturday, April 17, 2010

naKIMuli inc: america's funky sweetheart

From dresses, leggings, accessories, jackets, tops, and a host of many other items to choose from, this site has definitely been added to my favorites list! I especially love the spring fling & banana split (last 2 to the right) leggings pictured below that debuted a few days ago:

Here's another surprise:

They are two-toned! Just when you think you've seen it all at first glance, there is that extra oomph when you turn your back! You'll certainly be the talk of any party!

Be sure to check out her entire collection by clicking the title link to this blog entry.