I constantly live on the road driving back and forth from Portland to Tri-Cities and all over Oregon hiking and adventuring. One day it dawned on me (the earthquake article about Portland falling into the ocean or whatever might have scared me), that if something ever happened I was not prepared. I can't tell you how many times we have gone hiking driven down a gravel/dirt road for 20 miles to get to our destiniation. What if something ever happened on the hike? Also how bad of travelers are we, we don't even have jumper cables in our car. I figured it was time to put together a all around useful car kit!
The hubs and I are finally back in Kelowna with a little time on our hands. We decided to tackle a lot of at home projects that have been on our to do list for a couple summers now. I love DIY projects, I can't wait to share what we have been working on! Anyways, yesterday was the first day this week I wore something other than work out clothes so I thought I'd better snap a few pictures.
We all love grilling in the summer. My husband doesn't eat fish so the minute I find out I"m coming to visit my parents I asked them if we can grill salmon. We literally eat this exact recipe almost once a week. I decided to share with you this simple marinade for your salmon. You will have all the ingredients in your fridge and if you don't you can find similar stuff to combine together.
So I have a bit of a lingerie obsession, everyone who know me knows this. So when one of the other wives on my husbands team couldn't stop talking about Sokoloff I knew I had to check it out.
I wish I was writing this blog saying this was my kimono, but I stole it from my mom's closet. I helped her pick out this beautiful kimono this winter and I've been dying to wear it for a "Fashion Friday". When I was home the last time my mom finally agreed to let me wear it for some photos. I'm hoping next time she won't notice and I can "borrow" it for longer than just an hour.
Abercrombie, American Eagle, Hollister...pretty much the only places I shopped as a teenager. Last week while in the states I found myself back in these stores shopping. I probably hadn't been in an Abercrombie in 10 years until a few months ago. I was shocked how much lower the prices were from what I remembered annnnddd they carry clothes in the color black now!!! I can't believe I went so long with out giving these stores another shot.
Summer sunburns yikes! With all these hot temperatures it is hard not to end a weekend without one. Especially for all you crazy boat race attendee's who I know will all be covered in a sun burn next Monday. Book mark this post so you can look back on it then! Since I am a crazy sunscreen-er I don't get sunburns anymore, but for those who do there is some relief for you!
Keep in mind there is no immediate sunburn treatment. So once you have a sunburn the damage has been done and it is going to day several days for your skin to begin to heal. But hopefully these will be helpful for those dealing with one.
I was in the Tri-Cities all weekend doing family stuff like Ang. When I found this delightful dessert sitting in the fridge. I asked my mom what was in it and she said it was only berries, greek yogurt, and granola. My mom is all about healthy desserts so she tested out this new reicpe. We ended up being too full to eat it for dinner, but Jay and I enjoyed it all weekend for breakfast. I wanted to make it for the blog so I insisted we make it again Sunday for another family dinner. This time I added some cool whip to make it a little more "dessert" like!
I stuck around Tri-cities this week to spend some time with my family while my husband headed back up to Kelowna to see his family. Due to crap weather this weekend we were stuck indoors and didn't get up to much fun. We did however get some major organizing done at my sisters house. She has two boys and her kitchen table is always flooded with mail, homework, football schedules, keys and sunglasses, so we decided to try get things more organized.
We are Angela and Jessica, the girls of Champagne +Shimmer. As high school girlfriends, now living across the country from each other, we continue to bond over similar interests including God, eating healthy, working out, fashion, home decor, and being amazing wives to our husbands!
We created C+S to share with you,
a piece of us!