Dressing Up

Posted on | April 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

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I don’t remember when exactly I started making my own salad dressing, maybe five or six years. I don’t miss bottled AT ALL. In fact I forget they even exist. Making your own is so much better for you and it tastes way more delicious, too. And it’s so stupidly easy. I rarely ever use a recipe and instead opt for making it up on the fly and shaking it all in an old glass jar. I am never disappointed. For example in the jar pictured above I mixed some olive oil, fresh lemon juice, red wine vinegar, chopped scallion, salt, pepper and a dollop of sour cream for kicks. And the result was amazing a delectable topper to my kale salad with walnuts, edamame and pomegranate seeds.

I understand not everyone likes to mix some random items together and hope it works and we can all use some recipe inspiration, even me . So here’s a couple tasty looking numbers that caught my eye. You’ll be so happy you have a jar of homemade dressing in the fridge. Suddenly gene boring lettuce is made a little more exciting.

Here’s to never buying pre-made dressing again.

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 RANCH | VINAIGRETTE | CILANTRO LIME | BALSAMIC | GINGER

Five for Friday ///// 4.11.2014

Posted on | April 11, 2014 | 3 Comments

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  1. - I’m fond of this sweet ring from Soft Gold Studio. But are the killer yellow nails for sale also?
  2. THIS is a great, quick read that I’m really enjoying. What are you reading?
  3. - I love my new Bobbi Brown art stick. It’s like a giant crayon that’s also a lipstick that stays put for hours.
  4. - I just discovered dried mango! Sort of wish I hadn’t because I want to eat it all the time now.
  5. - I’ve been working from home this week therefore giving me some extra time to go for a run or take walk around the neighborhood and let me tell you there ain’t nothing wrong with Brooklyn in spring. Not to toot my own horn but moving here was a pretty thing to do. In fact, it’s been a whole year of me and Brooklyn. I should probably get a t-shirt to celebrate huh?

It’s warm. It’s Friday and I know there’s a cocktail or two in my future. Enjoy the weekend! xo

Hue Duos: Navy & Lavendar

Posted on | April 9, 2014 | 3 Comments

oldsweetsong_hueduos_navylavendarpajama pants: navy | lavender … purses: navy | lavender … scarves: navy | lavender
eye shadows: navy | lavender … sneakers: navy | lavender
area rugs: navy | lavender … abstract art: navy | lavender

 

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Posted on | April 7, 2014 | 4 Comments

I recently asked y’all to take an Old Sweet Song themed survey for me. And you did. And your answers were amazing. They made me laugh and think and have all around warm feels for each of you. So thank you. As a bribe of sorts, I offered one lucky reader and survey-filler-outer a care package curated by me of some of some of my favorite things. The very lucky Barbara of Brooklyn(!) will soon be the proud recipient of said care package. I really wish is that I could send each of you one of these babies because I love you so. But I have to eat and pay rent and such so no dice on that plane. At the very least, I figured I’d share the goods here with you. Now just close your eyes and pretend you’re getting this in the mail from me. Surprise!

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clockwise from top left
Moleskine Cahier Plain Notebooks
Bakers Twine in fun colors
Burt’s Bees Milk & Honey body lotion
Smith’s Minted Rose lip balm
Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil
Benefit They’re Real Mascara
A Brooklyn MapTote (in honor of my fave borough)
I<3SNACKS! (Snickers, KINDbars and Pretzel M&Ms)
PaperMate Flair pens

Five Things ///// 4.4.2014

Posted on | April 4, 2014 | 4 Comments

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-Have you tried Crabbie’s alcoholic ginger beer? It’s an amazing drink. And also a very, very, very dangerous one. Try it in a dark and stormy.
-Baseball is back!!! Isn’t it the best? And oh how I’ve missed my beloved Atlanta Braves. Can’t wait to see them at Citi Field in a few weeks.
-My sis has been telling me for forever that Pitch Perfect was the best move ever. I finally watched it last night. And guess what? She was right.
-How cute are my new Nikes?
-It’s been a long times since I’ve fallen in love with a new band. And I need one, ASAP. The Amazing might just snap me out of my rut. I recommend starting with this song.

Any big plans for the weekend? We’ll be picking up our bikes from the shop tomorrow and hopefully there’s a nice long following that. Riding bikes! Now that’s a true sign of Spring. I also have a 4 mile race on Sunday. It’s my first one in awhile so it’s sure to hurt but that’s another sign of Spring, ain’t it? Well, all signs point to warm things ahead. And thank goodness for that.

Happy Friday, friends! xo

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