Sunday, December 20, 2009

Happy Holidays!

It's been so busy between the shows and the kids and everything else! Can't believe another year has almost gone by already! I wish everyone a great Holiday!

Check out my store! Just updated with lots of new stuff!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Cool Apple Cutter!

I found this while I was shopping in Ikea! What a wonderful little tool!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

check out this beatiful treasury!

love the color of this treasury! check it out!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Open House @ Stifel and Capra, Falls Church, VA

Hi everyone, All my jewelry are going to be featured this afternoon in Falls Church, Virginia's "Stifle and Capra" store. Open house Sept. 4th From 5-8pm. If you are in the area, welcome to stop by.

260 West Broad Street, Falls Church VA 22046 Shop: 703-533-3557

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Healthy Fried Rice

Did you like to eat veggies when you were little? As long as I can remember, I always disliked them when I was a toddler. Now, as a mom of two young kids, I'm always looking for new ways to introduce all different kinds of veggies to my girls. Try this recipe, my girls love it! And best of all, very simple and quick to make!

Healthy Fried Rice
serves 4
prep time 5 minutes
cook time 10 minutes

252 calories ONLY!

-Heat 2 tsp. of canola oil in a large nonstick skillet on medium. Whisk eggs and add to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally to break up eggs, until set. Remove from pan. Add remaining 2 tsp. oil to the skillet and then increase the heat to medium-high. Stir in the frozen vegetables; cook for 5 minutes or until tender.

- Add stir-fry sauce and crushed red pepper to the skillet (very very little). Stir in rice and heat through, then mix in the cooked eggs. Let your kids squeeze on lime juice, to give the dish extra flavor.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Amazing Bird Nest!

When we took a trip back to Rochester NY over the July 4th weekend, we've found this abandoned bird nest right next to my daughter's God parents' house! I was so amazed by how perfect they are and how much work the birds had put into their lovely home! Nature itself is just so amazing!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Cook Yourself Thin: The Delicious Way to Drop a Dress Size by Lifetime Television

This book is amazing! Love it and Love it!


Cook Yourself Thin is a healthy, delicious way to drop a dress size without all the gimmicks. The ladies of "Cook Yourself Thin," a new Lifetime reality show, offer 80 easy, accessible recipes in this companion cookbook that teaches readers how to cut calories without compromising taste.

For some of us, losing weight has always been a struggle. The challenge: figuring out how to cook healthy, low-fat foods that won't leave you hungry, bored, or running for a gallon of ice cream! Cook Yourself Thin shows how to cut calories, change diets, and improve health without sacrificing the foods we love.

Cook Yourself Thin is not a fad diet. It gives skinny alternatives to your cravings. You can't live without your chocolate cake or mac 'n' cheese? You don't have to! (See Deep Dark Chocolate Cake, page 197.) There's never enough time to cook? Cook Yourself Thin keeps it simple-with easy instructions and fun recipes you'll want to make again and again.

What are you waiting for? Cook Yourself Thin!

Friday, July 3, 2009

July 4th Sale!

July 4th Sale is on now!

Take 25% off entire store!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Yart Sale!



June 10-14th, you will get 20% OFF on your total (minus the shipping charge)! The 20% will be refunded after your payment is completed! Thank you.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

What's for dinner?

Summer weather here in D.C. can get very very hot! When that happens, I often like to make very refreshing and light dishes for dinner.

If you are a Salmon lover, you are going to love this one! This meal cost under $6 per serving! It can be a great dinner for entertaining too!

Asian BBQ Salmon Burger (480 calories per burger)
serves 4/Cook time 20 min./Chill time 30 min.


half - seedless cucumber, peeled. thinly sliced.
1 - green onion, thinly sliced.
half - Tbsp Rice Vinegar
4 - Ready to Cook Salmon Burger ( you can find it at major grocery seafood dept.)
1/4 cup - Asian Style BBQ Sauce
4 - Leaves green leaf lettuce

What to Do:

1. Toss cucumber, onion, and rice vinegar in a large bowl. Drain, discarding liquid. Chill Veggies, covered, until ready to serve, at least 30 min and up to 3 hours.
2. When ready to serve: Using soft cloth, coat grill grate lightly with vegetable oil. Place burgers on grill; reduce heat to MEDIUM. Brush top of burgers with BBQ.
3. Sear burgers on grill 2 min, until they have changed color about on-quarter of way up from bottom. Turn over; brush with BBQ sauce. Sear 2-3 min. Turn again; reduce heat to MEDIUM or LOW. Close lid.
4. Cook about 8 min, until internal temp reaches 165 degrees. Check internal temp by inserting thermometer halfway into thickest part of burgers. Transfer to clean platter; set aside.
5. Arrange lettuce on plates; top with burger. Top with onion-cucumber mixture; serve.

Sides pairing: Asian Fruit Slaw (ONLY 100 Calories per 1 1/2 cups)

serves 4/cook time 15 min

1 pkg (12 oz.) Cleaned and Cut Asian Slaw
1/4 cup dry roasted sunflower kernels
2 cups Mango Chunks
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 pkg (10 oz.) Fresh Pineapple rings (cut into bite-size chunks)
2 Tbsp Reduced sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and serve right away!

To Finish:
Wine pairing: Beringer Chardonnay Napa!
Rounded and heavier, with a bit of spice and citrus, this Chard has some oak to go toe-to-toe with the strong Asian and BBQ flavors in this meal!

Enjoy it!!!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Berries where you least expect them! Great Healty Summer Recipes!

Food is a huge part of our lives.

Healthy food = Healthy body = Healthy mind!

As a working mom of 2 young children, I am always trying to find great recipes that's healthy for the whole family and EASY AND QUICK to make. So I came across this one today, and thought it is very unusual. At same time, it looks like a very good recipe for summer time! Here is goes...
Hope you all enjoy it!

Strawberry Caprese Pasta Salad (ONLY 322 calories)

  • 8 oz. Driscoll’s Strawberries
  • 8 oz. shell pasta, cooked, rinsed and cooled
  • 8 oz. fresh mozzarella balls, drained
  • 1/4 cup slivered fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup slivered red onion
  • 1/4 cup prepared balsamic vinaigrette
  1. Rinse, hull and quarter strawberries.
  2. Combine strawberries, pasta, mozzarella, basil and onion in a large bowl. (Can be prepared to this point and refrigerated until ready to serve.)
  3. Drizzle with vinaigrette and mix gently until ingredients are well coated.
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Vintage West Germany Mint Green and Modern Black and Gold Necklace

One of my latest creation! It's one of my favorite.

Both Modern and retro! Just simply beautiful!

The beautiful mint green beads are vintage and they were made from west Germany. Gorgeous carved teardrop bead is black with a detailing gold inlay, which measures 27x18mm.

This necklace is about 36 inches long. Long enough to slip over your head without the need for a clasp. That's what I love about this necklace! Very easy to put on and take off!