1.31.2013

Thursday Mixed Bag

I've been juicing with my Big Boss Juicer every morning this week.  I thought I could drink a juice in lieu of eating breakfast, but I am just too hungry for that.  So, I'll have a fresh juice first thing and a breakfast "snack" about two hours later.  My juices this week have all had the same common ingredients, but I've tried to switch things up a little each day. 
 My favorite combination has been one green apple, 1/4 cucumber, a handful of baby carrots, a handful of spinach/kale mix, and a sliver of ginger.  Pretty darn good, but looks gross.
 
I don't know if it's my frantic facial masks and peels that I've done this past week or if it's the juice, or maybe both... but I have noticed that my skin is looking much more clear, even, and balanced.  Another thing that could have influenced this change is that I switched up my evening moisturizer and am now using Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair.
 
Here's what the website says:
It's a new era in anti-aging. Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer contains Accelerated Retinol SA, the fastest retinol formula available. Accelerated Retinol SA combines the highest concentration of Neutrogena's Retinol SA with glucose complex, an exclusive booster that delivers pure stabilized retinol into the skin's surface quickly and effectively, leaving skin feeling smoother and younger-looking. Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night is so effective, 100% of women had noticeable results in just one week. It's clinically proven to help fade the look of stubborn deep wrinkles, including crow's feet, forehead, and cheek wrinkles; brighten skin's tone; and smooth fine lines and texture.
 
After a facial at Urban Nirvana, my esthetician recommended I start using a retinol cream.  I just couldn't justify $100 for the cream she wanted me to purchase, so I did some research and found that this Neutrogena product has received much applause for it's retinol properties.  I've only been using this for three nights, so I'll keep you updated.
 
Last weekend, my mom and I went to a little antique store that was going out of business.  I scored these gorgeous chairs and am in the works of recovering the cushions and putting a thin layer of stain on them.
I also got three of these little trinket bowls from the same store.  The store owner gave me the chairs and the bowls for $50!  The fourth bowl -the pink one on the bottom right- belonged to my great great grandmother.  I plan on using these in my vanity to store lipsticks and maybe some pieces of jewelry.
 
Ok, one last thing.  I rarely post about recipes and food I make on here, but I made a chicken recipe the other night that was so good.  I hesitated putting up a picture of my meal because I am not a food photographer by any means, but here it is.  Cheesy potatoes au gratin, roasted broccoli, and jalepeno popper chicken.
Brandon and I love jalapenos, so when I saw this recipe, I knew I needed to try it.  Oh, and it's easy.
 
...and wait for it, this is how it's SUPPOSED to look:
For the recipe, click here.  Trust me, you want to make this.  Side note, I didn't exactly follow the recipe very well.  Instead of putting 2 tsp of taco seasoning in the panko crust mixture, I put the whole packet of seasoning in.  Oops!  It turned out awesome though and when I make this again, I will put the whole packet in again for the extra flavor it provided.
 
oh, ps!  My Stella and Dot Trunk Show did NOT end yesterday.  Oops again. 
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14 comments:

  1. Yum, I love making jalepeno popper chicken!

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  2. I broke down and bought a serum with retinol yesterday. My skin seriously needs it, but it's so dang expensive ($62). I'll keep the Neutrogena cream in mind when I run out of mine. Awesome antique score! I saw that recipe on Pinterest and wondered about it. I'm definitely going to try it now!

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  3. Yum that chicken looks so good! Thanks for the recipe!

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  4. That chicken looks yummy! We just started juicing too, so fun and yummy! Just so little juice for how much stuff you pyt in it!
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  5. I tried the same recipe and it looked much more like yours than what it was supposed to look like. ;) But, it did taste mighty fine!!

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  6. wow tht chicken looks delish!

    http://thisgirlloveschic.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  7. So jealous of all your antique finds and I've gotta get some of the wrinkle cream- never too soon!

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  8. Those chairs were a great score! I can't wait to see your finished product. That jalapeno chicken looks amazing, thanks for sharing!

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  9. Yay! Glad you love your juicer. I'm the same way have to eat breakfast after I juice. Juice does not fill me up!! Have been dying to try the jalapeño popper chicken glad to hear its good! And so jealous of your antique finds what a score! I'm in Charlotte visiting my rents and mom and I are off to consignment shop tomorrow!!

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  10. Hey there! First time commenting and I couldn't stop myself. You have some gorgeous glass pieces there! Do you know much about their history? The pink bowl you have that was handed down is a piece of "Depression Glass". It's not something you run across often these days, at least not here in central Texas. The white glass is "Milk Glass" and is also something you'll want to hang on to! Really, beautiful finds :)

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  11. Hey there! First time commenting and I couldn't stop myself. You have some gorgeous glass pieces there! Do you know much about their history? The pink bowl you have that was handed down is a piece of "Depression Glass". It's not something you run across often these days, at least not here in central Texas. The white glass is "Milk Glass" and is also something you'll want to hang on to! Really, beautiful finds :)

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  12. I make practically the same juice at my house, it's delicious but it does look gross!

    http://fameliquorlove.blogspot.com xx

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  13. Hi Megan,

    I made the chicken from the recipe you posted above and it was awesome! I went back to make it again though and it looked like the link changed?? If so, would you mind reposting the old one, too?

    Thanks!

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  14. Hi Megan,

    I made this when you posted originally, so yummy! I was going to try to make it again, but it looked like the link changed. If so, would you mind reposting the original again?

    Thanks!

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