Monday, February 27, 2012

Current obsessions

Here are some links to a few things I'm obsessed with right now. I can't help but think that if I love them then EVERYONE must love them, too. Right?

My new necklace my sister and her hubs bought for my birthday. It's just like the one in my most recent post that I loved from The New Adventures Of Old Christine:


These jeans (AG Adriano Goldschmied) I just ordered from Shopbop.com (funds courtesy of my mom for my b-day):


MAC's 'Ruby Woo' red lipstick (another b-day gift from a different sister, it was a good birthday):
This book (The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins) as well as the movie coming out that has been made based on it:


The Kate Spade 'Anchors Away' bracelet:
Mockingbird Bistro (some of the best food I've ever had)
My Michael Kors gold watch, also found at Shopbop.com
And, lastly, Hint of Sea Salt Almond Nut-Thins. I could eat only these for the rest of my life and I'd die happy.


Monday, February 20, 2012

Clemente Javier - Long hair specialist

There are many things I don't particularly like about myself: my wrinkled and currently un-botoxed forehead, my body (I'm a woman for pete's sake), my broken pinky and my inability to carry a tune, to name a few. My hair is not one of these things. Although, in the past I could not say that. My hair had always been a huge problem. It's thin, but I have a ton of it. It likes to frizz out as soon as moisture hits it and it never seems to fall properly in place. My views about my hair have changed drastically ever since I started going to long hair specialist, Clemente Javier.

As with most things I love, I found out about him through Twitter. And, I'm so glad I did! He has helped me to learn the best way to style my hair, protect and care for it, as well as help me to understand what looks best on me. Typically, when I visit a salon they cannot wait to grab the clippers and remove a foot off the length of my locks. I appreciate Clemente because he will cut the hair that's necessary to keep it healthy, but he will do his best to keep the length.

He also taught me what products are absolutely necessary versus trying to up-sell me on a product line that is expensive but useless. I cannot tell you how much I loathe the "up-sell" at salons. The fact that Clemente does not carry a line of products is a huge bonus for me. I never feel pressured to buy product and I know if he recommends one it isn't because a manager is staring at him intently to make a sale.

Here is a picture of my hair from my last trip to see him, I love this picture because I can honestly say I love my hair and I love my stylist :-) (taken with my iPhone, photo untouched, hair is highlighted):


Make an appointment with Clemente:
713.364.9551
clemente@clementejavier.comhttp://clementejavier.com/contact/

On a sidenote, here is a picture of a necklace that I have been obsessed with for over a year now. If you love the show "The New Adventures Of Old Christine" like I do, then certainly you are as much in love with this necklace as I am!


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Kroger carries Perfect Fit Meals and Trevor likes Arian Foster

Something fantastic has happened to our Kroger Signature stores in Houston, folks. They have started carrying Perfect Fit Meals! If you are like me and love the convenience of pre-packaged healthy meals, but hate the inconvenience of making a trip to the Perfect Fit Meals storefront and another trip to the grocery store for your produce, then you will be super excited about this. I know, the idea that I find making two trips to two different stores cumbersome totally reeks of laziness. I can't help it, I despise shopping (I do not carry the girl-shopping gene).

I have a few tips on food choices: The egg omelet? Go ahead and skip it. Not a good one. The chicken salad? So darn good. The jury is still out on the Vegetarian chili. I can't decide if I love it or hate it. The stackable enchiladas are pretty good as well. Keep in mind, it's healthy food. Please don't expect it to taste like Chuy's.

I believe, based on my conversation with one of the Perfect Fit Meals employees, that they are rolling this out to a new Kroger Signature store each week. I know it's currently at the Kroger on 11th/Shepherd in the Heights, on West Gray and on Westheimer/Voss.

Here is a picture of the Chicken Salad I love...Keep in mind, some of it is missing...oops! If you look below it, I tried to include some of the tag so you could see the nutritional info and how their meals are labelled.



And, here is a picture of it next to the Caribbean style beef filet kebobs. I haven't tried that one yet, but you get the idea. These pictures should give you an idea of portion sizes.

The cost averages out to about $7-$8 a meal. I buy them to take with me to work once or twice a week.

Now, for my favorite part of this post. I was with my sweet nephew Trevor at Chuck E Cheese a few weeks ago and I asked him who his favorite football player was and why. Thankfully, I had my camera phone turned on. He loves Arian Foster (who doesn't?), but his reasoning might be different than most. It's so cute, although I wish he'd not explained his adoration for the football player while eating a mouthful of pizza...