Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Father's Day Feast

Hello again!  I know, I know, lots of outfit posts.  That would be due to, in part, my new obsession with Polyvore, and the fact that my computer has decided that I don't need wi-fi.  Yeah, not real pleased with my "new" computer right now.  I am alternating between Hubby's computer and the Ipad for all my internet needs.  Thank goodness for a multiple computer household!

In honor of Father's Day, Hubby got to pick what he wanted for dinner.  Filet Mignon, sauteed mushrooms and twice baked potatoes, yummy!  As we were eating this evening he suggested I post this recipe here.  These aren't your normal twice baked potatoes.  I used to make them the old fashioned way - bake the potato, scrape out the inner part, mix up the good stuff, stuff the potatoes, finish baking.  They were great, but took f-o-r-e-v-e-r!  This is more of a short-cut version, but just as tasty!  Hope you try this and enjoy.

Oh, sorry, no pics.  Like I said, Hubby suggested this as we were eating and I didn't think you really wanted a picture of a dish with only about 1/4 of the potatoes left. 

Short Cut Twice Baked Potatoes

1 bag Ore-ida Steam and Mash Russet Potatoes
3/4 stick of butter
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup shredded cheddar (or your favorite cheese), more to top
1/2 cup bacon bits
1/2 cup chopped green onion (optional)

Cook potatoes according to package directions.  Once cooked pour potatoes into a casserole dish.  Cut butter into 1 tbsp. slices and even distribute into potatoes, allow to melt.  Using a fork, mash potatoes and butter, allowing some chunks to remain.  Mix in remaining ingredients thoroughly and top with cheese.  Bake at 300 degrees for 10-15 minutes, til heated through and cheese is melted.  Serve immediately and enjoy.

Hope all the Dads in your life have had a wonderful Father's Day!
Have a great week!

Work Outfit 6.20

Thursday, June 9, 2011

OOTD 6.9

OOTD 6.9

OOTD 6.9 by gibbiesmom featuring ballerina shoes

This is what I wore to work today.  My actual shirt is a little different, the green isn't as bright as the pic and there is no band at the bottom.

Sorry about the dates being out of order.  It took me a little while to find a top close enough to mine.

Have a great Friday!

OOTD 6.10

OOTD 6.10

OOTD 6.10 by gibbiesmom featuring j crew cardigan

So tomorrow, Friday, is the last (official) day of school.  I say it that way because Gabe has been out since Monday afternoon after he finished all his exams.  Tomorrow morning is Lindsey's Kindergarten awards ceremony, and this is the outfit I plan to wear.  It is supposed to be in the mid-90's here, but it is always cold in the school, that's why I added in the cardi.  I am trying to add in more skirts and dresses into my clothes rotation, I have found that they tend to be just as cool and airy as shorts, and I am more comfortable than I am in shorts.  Now if I can just keep from crying. . .

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

What I Wore - Polyvore Edition

Welcome back to WWIW. I have really sucked lately at taking pictures of outfits (as in, I haven't taken any), but I have discovered Polyvore. I am now addicted to figuring out new outfits and then putting together an outfit board to go along with it. Below are a few of the outfits I've worn over the past few weeks that I was able to make boards for.

Girl Scout Bridging Ceremony

This was the past Sunday. Lindsey had her Girl Scout Bridging Ceremony at a local park. I wanted to look somewhat cute, but still be comfortable in the heat. These aren't the exact pants I had on, but they are pretty darn close.

OOTD 6.5

OOTD 6.5 by gibbiesmom featuring khaki bermuda shorts

This outfit was thrown together at the last minute since I wasn't planning to leave the house, or my yoga pants that day. It did however give me a good excuse to wear my new Jackie Cardigan from the J. Crew Factory Store (my new favorite place).

Movie Date 6.3.11

Movie Date 6.3.11 by gibbiesmom featuring buckle belts

This outfit is from our movie date this past weekend, X-Men - First Class. The cardigan isn't quite right, but it's the best I could find. The one I actually wore is a t-shirt knit from Target.

Field Day

This was what I wore for Lindsey's first field day at school. It is all the same except my hat is actually a khaki colored one.

Movie Date

Movie Date by gibbiesmom featuring a lightweight cardigan

This outfit was from out movie date a week ago to see The Hangover 2. Absolutely hilarious! Loved it!

After School Fun

This is what I wore to take the kids for haircuts and fro-yo. I love this shirt, so comfy and light weight. I have the lavender version ordered. Hopefully I'll have it before this weekend.

So there is my latest version of WIWW. I know, nothing too exciting, but at least since college graduation has past I am not stuck wearing my catering uniform all the time. After that, anything is a step up.

Check out polyvore if you haven't yet. And don't say I didn't warn you when you become addicted! Have a great day!

As usual, I'm linking to Lindsey's WIWW party at The Pleated Poppy.  Hope to see you there!

the pleated poppy blog

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

OOTD 6.7

I think I am becoming addicted to Polyvore. Have you been there yet? So much fun, and it has helped me to put together more outfits. It has also given me an ever-growing shopping/want list ;).

And have you been to Pinterest yet too? Ah-mazing! You would think I have a lot of time to waste playing around on the internet. . .