Thursday, February 12, 2015

LittleBlueDress you have been a blast....

About two and a half years ago I started LittleBlueDress. When I first started it was mainly just a way to track my diet and share pictures but it became something so much more. It helped me learn so many things about myself and I met so many amazing people. But I started to find myself getting bored with just sharing my meals, diet and workouts. So one morning when I was taking a picture of the sunrise it hit me. I want a blog that shares all the beauties of life. That is how I came up with my new blog "The Beauty of Life". In this blog I will be sharing all the many things in my life that makes it crazy beautiful. Thank you so much for following LittleBlueDress and I hope you will continue by following The Beauty of Life where I will share all my healthy recipes, funky crafts, my exciting adventures & everything in between.


Monday, November 24, 2014

The Roost

Tonight we went to another amazing restaurant downtown.
The Roost
We actually got the privilege to sit at the Chef's table where the Chef actually comes out and explains each dish. Let's just say this "little mountain goat" felt special.

As we sat down our table was a long table facing the kitchen and basically was awesome.

After they took our drink order they started with the seven course meal. YES you heard me right SEVEN course meal. I honestly have had a four course meal but never a SEVEN. I automatically had to check out our menu because at this point I knew it was going to be delicious but not in the least bit healthy.
First up shrimp and grits (of course we are in the south)

Next on the menu was "Pan Seared Scallops" but I am allergic so they happily made me "Pan Seared Snapper", which was so tasty.

Next was one of my favorite things, the soup. I will say when it had the name duck egg in it I was like...ummm I don't think so. But if you know me you know I have two eggs every morning and to be honest duck eggs are just like chicken eggs. It was yummy.

Our next course was the salad. I WAS SO EXCITED ABOUT THE SALAD. There is nothing better then a good, healthy, green salad and they did us well tonight.

Next I thought was the main course but I was very wrong. With seven courses you kind of loose track.
This was mashed potatoes and pork loin. I don't know why they gave us a knife because it was so tender. But I try to stay away from potatoes.

Next we had BBQ lamb. I'm sorry I just can't do it. Not only do I sing in my head "Mary had a little lamb" I am just not big on the taste. It is very chewy to me. So I passed it on and put it in a doggy bag.

Last but definitely not least was the dessert. This was a little piece of heaven. But I am not a sweet person so I packaged it up for the hubby. But I of course had to try it.

After we filled our bellies with probably the freshest and best food The Chef came out again to see how everything was.
So we of course had to have a picture with him.
Can you find my head? I'm like Waldo in this picture. Great team, we work hard and eat well. My job isn't my life but it is an extra large portion of it.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Girls Night Out

Today around lunch time my sister n law texted me to see if I would want to meet her downtown for sushi. Neither one of our husbands like sushi so I was totally down because we never get it.
So we met downtown after work ready to chow down.

We started out with a few things and I will worn you, you better grab a snack because this might make you a little hungry.
This was the tuna sunshine.

Now I can't remember what this is called but it was probably my favorite.

Mel had mussels, I'm allergic so I stayed away but don't they look tasty?

We then decided to share two rolls and oh my goodness they were delicious.
I have to say the one that Mel chose was the best and the prettiest. Can you guess which one? It made me think of Christmas.

Now to our favorite part of the night.

Poppington's Gourmet Popcorn is local store downtown and let's just say their popcorn is the best thing I have ever had and I don't even like popcorn that much. Plus the owners are so nice. I talked to them tonight and I am going to do an interview with them after the New Year to share. So get ready!

They literally have any flavor you could imagine.

The great thing is they have already decorated for Christmas. When you walk in it is just magical. I mean really.... Christmas lights and popcorn...what else do you need?

The smell is just insane and they will let you try any flavor you like. Now since I am on my 21 day challenge I only tried a kernel or two :)

What's a popcorn shop without your typical popcorn popper?

I clearly know what I am getting family and friends this year for Christmas.

We had a blast just looking around and checking out how many flavors they really do make. But I will wait till the interview to share all of that.

Let's just say "Girl's Night Out" was a complete success.
Now tomorrow I am going to be sharing my "design" post. The hubby and I are about to close on our first home and you know that I already have ideas. We are SO excited!!!
Happy Thursday Blogger Friends