Thursday, September 18, 2014

watch etv: playing "heads up" with jesse mccartney

We had Jesse McCartney into our studio TWICE within a couple months. I feel like I've died and gone to my high school heaven.

Since I already dared him to recreate an old picture with me, I let him off easy this time and we just did a game of Heads Up. I like being able to get two fans involved, and that it automatically gives me two angles of the video, duh.


Next time I'm gonna make us all act out animals or something. There's WAAAYYYY too many words up in there, amiright?! I wanna see Jesse McCartney act out an inchworm.

But... still drooling, so...

love,
elizabethany

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

wearing: a warm fall

It seems like as soon as Labor Day comes, everyone switches to Fall colors, no more summer dresses or bright colors... but not me. The only difference is that I shave less, so pants and maxi dresses are more prevalent for that reason only.

I decided to go all bright and more Springy the other day and I regret nothing.

-pants from H&M
-zipper back top from TJ Maxx
-shoes from Charlotte Russe
-necklace from BlueLans



I love those pink pants, but they get so baggy in the knees very quickly. I'm going to assume that's because they're cheap, huh? That's what I get for paying $5 for pants.

Simple, fun colors, and a necklace to bring in a little blue. Easy.

love,
elizabethany

PS Today is officially my 6 year anniversary of this blog! I'm proud and had to share. Thank you so much for visiting this here website and keeping me going with it. It's the longest commitment I've had beyond college, and that wasn't totally my choice.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

what i've been wearing 091114


I'm long overdue for a "catch-up" of outfits I've worn and taken selfies in without posting. Sometimes [most times] a girl is in a rush out the door and doesn't have time to perfect the blog pictures!

First: The country concert outfit. I'm in love with this tank because it's cute alone or will look cute under things [like the flannel] once it gets colder. After going to LA, I learned having a flannel for cooler nights is a must, so I went with it.

-tank and shorts from Charlotte Russe
-flannel from Target
-genuine boots from my Texas friends
-red solo cup because, duh.


The dress and vest. When you have a tube top dress that is also a little short, you make it work with a vest. I pull the dress down in the back and vest covers it! Voila!

-Forever21 dress
-LC Lauren Conrad vest
-Charlotte Russe sandals


The I'm going out to own this town ensemble. I have all these crop tops and bodycon skirts that I rarely wear because I spend most of my out nights at casual bars. I finally got to dress up and it was fun to mix up the mint and fushia. Not going to lie, I felt pretty hott with the mesh and everything.

-crop top from H&M
-skirt from F21
-shoes from Charlotte Russe
-clutch from Target


The That's so 90s get-up. I was meeting The Madden Brothers and for whatever reason felt like going full on 90s. DARE shirt, flannel, Keds and all.

-old tank from F21
-flannel and shoes from Target
-shorts from the "mom section" of Kohls. Obviously for MILFs. Look how short they are!


And that's all for now. Time to go deal with a rough day.

love,
elizabethany


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

video interview: justice crew teaches me some "dance" moves

Justice Crew: A bunch of dancers from Australia's Got Talent who turned into a full on guy singing group, with a fantastic song called "Que Sera" that has lyrics worthy of Pinterest shares.

Their song broke records on the ARIA charts, which is basically like the hipster version of the Billboard charts. [Over in Australia.. same thing as Billboard, but their number 1s don't make it to America til WAYYY later.]

We talked about this crazy awesome Australian sunset, hearing their song on the radio, and then they taught me how to do their crazy "swing move." Spoiler alert: This is my face afterwards.



Never say no to anything, right?! Oof.

They were cool guys, and I could listen to their accents forever... plus- dancers AND singers?! Sweet baby Jesus could these be better catches for future husbands?!

love,
elizabethany

Thursday, September 4, 2014

recipe: chicken parmesan baked quinoa

The last time I made quinoa, it tasted delicious, but I totally burnt a bunch of it and my pan. This time, I actually go it right! Two times to perfection, hell yes!

I made an easy version of this Baked Chicken Parmesan Quinoa. [AKA why make your own sauce when you can buy a delicious jar of it for $2?]



WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 lb of boneless chicken breast
  • 1 jar of your choice of pasta sauce
  • 2/3 cup of mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tbs bread crumbs
  • 2 tbs parsley
  • 2 tbs Parmesan cheese
  • 1-2 tbs minced garlic
  • 1 tbs cooking oil
WHAT YOU DO: 
  1. In a large skillet, use the oil of your choice to cook the diced up chicken. [I added some italian seasonings just to bake extra flavor into the chicken]
  2. Place the quinoa and broth into a pot and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat and cover, and cook until all the broth is absorbed. [Time has varied for me. I think it was about 15 minutes this time, but keep stirring/checking on it so it doesn't burn.]
  3. In a large bowl, combine the quinoa and chicken, and add sauce to your liking. I used about 3/4 of the jar. 
  4. Spray or wipe a baking dish with oil and put half the mixture in, then half the mozzarella cheese. Repeat with the other half of each. 
  5. Add bread crumbs and parsley on top, cover with foil, and bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Uncover and cook for an additional 5-10, or until cheese is starting to brown.

Mine didn't come out nearly as pretty, but it was definitely delicious.



It's really just another "healthier" way to make your traditional chicken parmesan! I'm into it. It'll definitely be made again.

love,
elizabethany

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