Wednesday, September 28, 2011

31 Bits.

"USING FASHION AND DESIGN TO EMPOWER WOMEN TO RISE ABOVE POVERTY. BUY A NECKLACE, SHARE THEIR STORY, GIVE HOPE." - 31 Bits


I am in love with these jewelry collections and they have such a great purpose and background! The designs are great for any season, I am pretty sure I want 1 (or 2) of each design!!





About 31 Bits:
Kallie Dovel, traveled to Uganda in the summer of 2007, getting a first- hand look at life in Northern Uganda. While she was there, she met women making paper beads but who lacked a plan to market and sell them. After spending time in their homes and hearing their stories, Kallie knew there had to be a way to give opportunities to her new friends. She brought a box of jewelry back to the U.S., and spent the next year finishing her degree and dreaming up the concept of a development organization. She brought a few friends on board and her ideas quickly evolved into 31 Bits. The girls traveled back to Uganda in August 2008, and selected six women to begin buying jewelry from on a monthly basis. Since then, we have grown to 99 women; each with a unique story of suffering that has been overcome with joy and liberation.

Click Here to learn about great Programs 31 Bits has brought to Uganda... it is so Inspiring!! 

Support a great cause & Rock a great fashion!

Cheers,

Lee Lee

Sunday, September 25, 2011

GroopDealz

I recently stumbled across this cute deal site and I thought that I would share it with you. It is much like Groupon and the other deal sites but it specializes in Boutiques and unique handmade items! I just love seeing all of the new deals pop up in my e-mail inbox... 
Sign up on their website http://www.groopdealz.com/index/index-alldeals and Enjoy!




Also Follow them on Twitter & Facebook for updates:

Cheers,

Lee

Monday, September 19, 2011

Easy Cheesey Fresh Broccoli Soup

This is a Great Fall recipe! It is a 30 minute meal and perfect for a crisp cool day! About 203 calories per serving which is equal to a larger soup bowl.




Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • garlic cloves, minced (OR use 1/2 t minced garlic in a jar)
  • 3 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • (16-ounce) package broccoli florets (OR 2 small heads of fresh)
  • 2 1/2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 ounces light processed cheese, cubed (such as Velveeta Light)

Preparation

  • Heat a large nonstick saucepan coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; saute 3 minutes or until tender. Add broth and broccoli. Bring broccoli mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cook 10 minutes.
  • Combine milk and flour, stirring with a whisk until well blended. Add milk mixture to broccoli mixture. Cook 5 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring constantly. Stir in pepper. Remove from heat; add cheese, stirring until cheese melts.
  • Place one-third of the soup in a blender or food processor, and process until smooth. Return pureed soup mixture to pan.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Meet Dierks.

Meet Mr. Dierks he is a very special 5 year old 4.2 lb tea cup Chihuahua who is the love of our lives, ok so he might think that he is a human, but thats ok, right? He is the funniest little guy and THE best companion ever... Here are a few of our favorite photo's be prepared to say "awww"....

at Chaddy's Football Game.

a day at the beach

snuggled up

he loves his bed and his elephant

playing peek-a-boo

lazy bones

this is what I wake up to every morning, lol

male bonding time

he loves bankets

And that is Dierks folks, isn't he adorable... I would advise everyone to run out and buy a Chihuahua now :)

Cheers,

Lee Lee

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Peachy-Keen Margaritas!

Hola! 
This cocktail recipe is my favorite it is muy bueno! With all of the fresh peaches in season right now this is the perfect time to whip up a healthy frozen concoction of tequila & fresh fruit! This frozen peach margarita is sure to become a favorite of everyone! Put all of the ingredients below in the blender and blend on high until the mixture is smooth.
  • 6 fresh peaches peeled and sliced in cubes
  • 3 T fresh lime juice
  • 1 C tequila
  • 1/2 C triple sec (orange cointreau)
  • 4 T honey
  • 5 C ice
  • Blend...
 

Enjoy!
Cheers,

Lee Lee

Monday, September 5, 2011

Monday Funday!

Monday's are the best day's for me, I work most Saturday's so Monday's are my "Sunday" so in essence Monday is always my relaxing Funday! Today was especially Fun because it also happened to be Labor Day! So my wonderful husband was home with me as well- yippee! We started the day by meeting some friends for a Labor Day Parade, there is something about a parade that makes you feel like a little kids again...



We later headed to dinner at our friends house to meet a new little addition to their family "Millie" or AKA Millie-Vanillie, she is a golden-doodle and just cute as a button!!


 We ended our fun filled day by watching the sun go down over the river at our house, we live across the street from the river and the sunsets are just breathtaking, this was a Beautiful day and perfect start to the week!

xoxo,
Lee Lee