These shoes are currently sold out but, Steve Madden has the exact same style (only, the sole isn’t leather). Check them out here, if you’re interested!
You may remember seeing these before. I’m happy I recently decided to purchase a pair. I really like oxford shoes, and I love the cut-out styling, colors and comfort of these. They fit perfectly to have a narrow width. Only minus…the leather make a lot of noise when walking.
- Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans are so darn good! I’ve never eaten actual coffee beans before. The sound of doing so seemed odd, and yucky. But, all that passed after the first bite! This chocolate is good, and the espresso bean adds these nifty little pieces of crunch. Yummy! It’s impossible to eat just one. After 8 or 9, you definitely feel more awake! 10, and you’ll be singing and dancing around with feelings of sunshine in your heart. You probably shouldn’t eat more than 10.
- Orly Nail Lacquer. The color is called Coffee Break, and I dig it! This is the first Orly nail polish that I’ve tried. More details to come later.
I’m loving my “new” cords!
I found them at the Goodwill, in pristine condition, for about 5 bucks.
I was shocked that they fit, as I tried on a pair at the J.Crew store years ago. Even in the correct size they fit weird (“grabby” in the crotch/seat). Those might’ve been their Toothpick corduroys though. These are City Fit.
Find anything good at the thrift store lately?
If you’re in Chicago, how are you liking this 27 degrees in the AM, and near 60 in the PM? For this reason, Spring has to be my least favorite season.
T-shirt: J.Crew • Corduroy Pants: J.Crew (Goodwill find) • Shoes: Halogens • Bag: Coach (Salvation Army find)
No wheat, corn, egg, or potato. For two weeks. I did slip up twice, accidentally cooking with cornstarch and drinking 7-Up (which has corn syrup in it) but, WHEW…I’m glad that’s over!
Here’s some of what I ate:
- Oven BBQ Ribs, and Macaroni & Cheese with Spicy Coleslaw.
I used gluten-free pasta, gluten-free cheese and flour for the “mac”, and oil & vinegar (instead of mayo) in the slaw.
Recipe to come on these awesome ribs…See the recipe for the ribs here.
- Fried Rice with Turkey Bacon. I really wish I had written this recipe down. It was delicious! I do remember using gluten-free soy sauce. San-J, Tamari. I’ve been using this brand to cook with long before this diet. San-J is definitely a favorite of mine, as it doesn’t contain as much salt as most soy sauce brands, and has no MSG. During week one, I actually ate a lot of rice for dinner. I had it (instead of pasta) with chicken cacciatore, and with this stir-fried broccoli dish (I tried using ground turkey instead of steak, and it actually turned out good.)
- Chopped Salad. There’s pasta in the original recipe but, I left it out.
- Turkey Lettuce Thingies with Sharp Cheddar & Grapes.
A piece of gluten-free deli turkey, slapped between two pieces of green leaf lettuce with a squirt of mustard. I could’ve gotten more fancy with this (and added tomato, vinaigrette dressing, salt & pepper) but, I didn’t feel like it. I was still upset about not having any bread.
- A real sandwich, with gluten-free sandwich bread. Now we’re talking! I’d finally found one bread brand that didn’t contain any wheat, corn or potato. YAY!
Details on this sandwich bread, and more gluten-free “bready goodness”, food finds ahead…