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Friday, May 31, 2013

Katie's Closet ~ May Edition

Here's a recap of some of my favorite looks for May. Click on fashion to see more looks!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Katie's Closet

Blazer: Marshalls
Dress: TJ Maxx
Belt: Target
Shoes: Macys

 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Katie's Closet

Katie's Closet

Katie's Closet by allthingskatiemarie featuring a pearl necklace

I have SO many weddings to attend this summer and thought this is just the perfect outfit for one of them! Love the blue and pearls! 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Katie's Closet


Shirt: Marshalls
Pants: Old Navy
Shoes: Target
Purse: Michael Kors



Friday, May 24, 2013

Low-Calorie Pasta

It's easy to load up on pasta with extra cheese and butter. By mixing in some vegetables, the pasta becomes hardy and full of veggies and less grains. This recipe is only 100 calories per serving and is delicious! Enjoy!

Ingredients:
- 2 cups whole grain spaghetti or pasta noddles
- 1 cup frozen peas
-1 broccoli crown, chopped
-2 tbsp olive oil
-1 cup chicken broth
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
-salt/pepper to taste
-2 tbsp garlic powder
-1/2 jar pasta sauce

Instructions:
Cook pasta in boiling water. In another pot, heat olive oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and pasta sauce until well combined. Add in chicken broth, pasta sauce, broccoli, peas and cheese. Mix until you have a solid consistency. Add pasta noodles when done and enjoy! 


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Katie's Closet

Shirt: Express
Belt: Target
Skirt: TJMaxx 
Watch: Marc Jacobs

 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Father's Day Crafts


I've scoured the web looking for my favorite Father's Day crafts. These ideas are all simple, inexpensive, and adorable! Hopefully you'll be inspired to make or do something wonderful for that superhero in your life!



http://www.modernisticmama.com/2012/05/cute-fathers-day-craft-ideas.html

http://funfamilycrafts.com/king-of-the-grill-apron/

http://www.ilovetocreate.com/ProjectDetails.aspx?name=Nuts%20and%20Bolts%20Frame

http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf12349901.tip.html



http://kinzieskreations.blogspot.com/2012/05/fathers-day-printable.html

http://www.tipjunkie.com/homemade-gifts/what-to-make-for-dad/

http://teachingfashionista.blogspot.com/2012_05_01_archive.html

http://www.tipjunkie.com/homemade-gifts/what-to-make-for-dad/
http://www.redomestication.com/homemade-fathers-day-gift-from-kids/

http://kcummingsslp.blogspot.com/2012/06/pins-of-week-fathers-day-edition.html

http://www.redomestication.com/homemade-fathers-day-gift-from-kids/

http://www.tipjunkie.com/homemade-gifts/what-to-make-for-dad/


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For some great gift ideas, check out my Father's Day Gift Giving Guide post!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Katie's Closet


Shirt: TJ Maxx
Skirt: Target
Necklace: Ily Couture

Friday, May 17, 2013

Frozen Meal Prep

Frozen meal prepping: this could very easily turn into my new addiction. After "pinning" various frozen meal preparations, I finally decided to do it! I started small with just one frozen meal, but the ingredients actually made two servings. Once I finished and put them in the freezer, I used them later in the month and simply dumped everything into a crockpot and just smiled at my accomplishment! I'm hooked!!! The best part is-- it only took me about 30 minutes to prepare two meals! How awesome is that?

Here's the recipe I used:
  • (2) Green Peppers Cut into Slices split between 2 bags

  • (1) Red Pepper Cut into Slices-split between bags

  • (1) Zucchini Chopped and split between bags

  • (3) Onions Chopped and split between bags

  • (6) Red Potatoes Chopped and split between bags (you can also use Sweet Potatoes)

  • (2) Garlic Cloves Chopped & Split Between bags

  • (6) Chicken Breasts Split between bags

  •  (1) 15 oz can of Tomato Pasta Sauce Split Between bags

  • (1) TBSP of Brown Sugar per bag

  • (1/4) tsp Salt per bag



Label both one gallon size freezer bags and place prepared ingredients in each bag.  

When you're ready to enjoy, simply place in a slow cooker. Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 8 hours. You can serve this with rice, bread, or alone.  Hopefully I'll discover some other great freezer recipes and share them soon!

 
Recipe adapted from mamaandbabylove.com


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Katie's Closet

Shirt: Old Navy
Blazer: Marshalls
Pants: Express
Shoes: Michael Kors
Necklace: Kohls 

  

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Bridal Shower

I recently attended a friends bridal shower and couldn't get over how beautiful everything was! The decorations, the food, the view...it was perfect! I wanted to share some of my favorite details from this fun party!

My favorite thing about this party was the amazing dessert table! Everything looked and tasted amazing! 







We played two games: Famous Couples matching game and Bridal Libs.


Here are just a few snap shots of the cute decor.





Such a wonderful afternoon showering the bride with love!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Katie's Closet

Top: Old Navy
Pants: Jessica Simpson from Macys
Shoes: Target
Necklace: Marshalls

For a pop of color, I added my bright green Michael Kors purse! So fun for summer!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Beach Books

With summer right around the corner, it's time to relax and start cracking open some fun books. When I'm on vacation, I read like crazy! Nothing makes me happier than sitting on the beach and reading a book aaaaalllllllllll afternoon! It's hard to choose my favorite books, but these books are all lighthearted and easy reads. In no specific order, here are a few of my favorites that I highly recommend!


1. LET'S PRETEND THIS NEVER HAPPENED (A MOSTLY TRUE MEMOIR)
This is literally the funniest book I've ever read. I had a hard time reading it in public because I would laugh out loud! 

2.  SOMETHING BORROWED & SOMETHING BLUE
 
 Emily Giffin never disappoints, but these two are probably my favorite books of hers


 3. THE HYPNOTIST'S LOVE STORY
 This Australian author is fabulous. I have read all of her books and I recommend them all! This book was super cute and fun to read.

4. GONE GIRL
 What a page turner! I couldn't put this book down! I can't wait to read more by Gilian Flynn.

5. THE HUNGER GAMES TRILOGY
 In case you've been living in a cave and haven't read these yet, you must!

6. THE MAGIC ROOM
This is a lovely, heartwarming book. I teared up a few times.

7. ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT'S ME, CHELSEA
 Honestly, all of Chelsea Handler's books are hilarious. This is one of her earlier books which I found particularly amusing. I would recommend any of her books.

8. THE GLASS CASTLE
I've read this book multiple times because it's one of my absolute favorites!

9. FIFTY SHADES OF GREY TRILOGY

Again, unless you live under a rock, you've probably read this series already. If not, don't be bashful! Behind all the hoopla is a great story.

10. ANGRY HOUSEWIVES EATING BON BONS
Everything about the title of this book just screams "read me!" This is a perfect beach read!

Hopefully you will start stockpiling books for summer! Does anyone have some book recommendations for me?