Almost Weekend!

Happy five hours from weekend everyone! Things are kind of weird for me today as it’s the first day not working at my (previous) job. My 3 weeks are up! I start my new job on the 27th but I’m feeling very “what do I do with myself?!” currently. I’ve made plans to meet with friends a few days next week but besides that I’ll have lots of time to… relax?  Har-har. Really though, I’m one of those people who likes to stay busy so this will be mighty interesting.

So far this morning I woke up at the crack of dawn (after some snuggles with my puppy) and went for a morning bike ride accompanied by some country music and took in the scenery. That was truly beautiful and I could wake up to this every day! Next it’s time for breakfast, shower, and getting ready to meet with friends. Happy Friday Y’all!

Some things to occupy your time today (and the entire weekend)
Save big on brand-new fall arrivals during Anniversary Sale. Prices go up August 3.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!! If there is one sale a year you shop for make it this one! All beautifully made perfect-for-fall clothing at a steal of a price.My favorites are This Long Sleeve Dress, This Shift Tunic, The Perfect Plaid Shirt, Stripe Shirt,This Beautiful Romper, This Summer Romper, This Cozy Poncho, This Elegant Cardigan and This Flared Skirt       These Items are all under 50$ and perfect for layering. Now is the time to start building your wardrobe for the coming season 🙂

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A beautiful idea for decorating your home elegantly. Select delicate glass bottles from your local craft store, vintage shop, or take your own unused perfume bottles. Fill with one or two wildflowers each. A new spin on a floral arrangement, these are both beautiful and fragrant.

Product Spotlight: Benefit They’re Real! Lengthening, tinted mascara in color Beyond Blue. The same amazing lengthening formula in a fun new shade, I LOVE trying new products and this one didn’t disappoint! Layer apply one to two coats for a trendy new statement look that will make the whites of your eyes appear brighter or layer over one coat of black mascara for a more subtle look. (24$ at Sephora)

4 Standing Moves for a Super-Flat Stomach http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/standing-abs-exercises

Do this ab workout 3 times a week and you’ll be noticing major changes in two weeks. I’m giving it a go starting this week, as were having a get-together at the lake house in 2 weeks and I’m Almost bathing suit ready!

The Girl on the Train

Read: Barnes&Noble has a new “read instantly” option online that allows you to download right to your nook or kindle. If you still prefer the paper version, head out to a store near you to pick up a new book.
Try: Grey the popular 50 Shades, from His side. A Window Opens about a girl who has it all.. and isn’t sure if it’s what she really even wants. The Girl On The Train My current favorite mystery read.

Cheeseburger Cups Recipe

Velveeta cheeseburger cups that Elliott and I made last night. They were beyond delicious! Normally we eat pretty healthy so this was a delicious treat (he said he saw a picture of them online and “all bets were off” and he was right! They were sooo good!

INGREDIENTS
1 Pound Ground beef
1/2 Cup Ketchup
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp Prepared Mustard
1 1/2 Tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tube (12 ounces) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1/2 Cup cubed Velveeta cheese.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  2. Press each biscuit onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased muffin cup. Spoon beef mixture into cups; top with cheese cubes. Bake at 400° for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled pastries in a freezer container, separating layers with waxed paper. To use, thaw pastries in the refrigerator for 8 hours. Reheat on a baking sheet in a preheated 375° oven until heated through.
    Yield: 5 servings.

So what are your plans for the weekend?
Love, Miranda.

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