Carey and I had the most delicious clams while we were in Capri earlier this summer. Since we have gotten home we have been trying out a bunch of different recipes trying to recreate those magical clams. We have not "nailed it" yet, but we did come across this great recipe.
Sharing and creating recipes is such a fun part about writing this blog. But I realized one place Ang and I lack is we rarely share any pasta recipes . I'd rather have pizza any day over pasta. But nonetheless I still like to create pasta recipes for my husband every now and then. I set out to make a somewhat "healthy" pasta dinner. After surfing the internet and cook books in my kitchen this is what I came up with.
I love this look because it only takes two simple staple pieces that every girl should have in her closet. A three quarter length black skirt is something you can make work for any occasion. And a nice white blouse can easily be paired with anything.
Back at it with the workouts! I was in Santa Barbara this weekend for a wedding and was chatting by the pool with my girlfriends. They were talking about how they are always in search of new HIIT workouts. I said you are in luck I have a few sitting in my inbox from Jessica. So I figured I'd share some of them with you today!
I frequent Restoration Hardware's website weekly. I am completely in love with pretty much the entire store. When I came across these shelves I had to have them. When I went to check out is when I noticed the size I wanted was coming in at $300 for just one! So I took to the internet and found that I could do a similar look at home for a fraction of the price.
Bell bottoms and flared jeans really? Just feels like yesterday I was splurging on a pair true religion bell bottom jeans, even though it was probably 8 years ago. Looking at this years fall styles I really wish I wouldn't of thrown away my college staples... 7 For All Mankind and Citizens of Humanity flared jeans. At last, they are back in fashion. The disco trend has been creeping it way back in high fashion for awhile now. First we saw the romper and jumpsuits appear then not far behind were the high waisted jeans and shorts. Not surprising to see the bell bottoms, peasant tops, suede, and fringe in all of our favorite stores. I was in Nordstrom last week and I most things screamed the 1970s. From the styles to the colors, not only are bell bottom jeans back but so is mustard yellow.
If you have been following us this summer you know that Carey and I have been continuously working on our home in Kelowna. We finally finished up our guest bathroom! We did so much to this room that I am going to have to split it up in two posts. Today we will just take a look at the before and after. Come back Monday to see how you can make these Restoration Hardware inspired shelves at home for a quarter of the price!
Happy Monday it is time to get your workout on! Our workout posts are such a hit on the blog so I decided to enlist an expert to give us her favorite total body workout (more about her in a minute). What I love about this workout (I tried a modified version cause I am not currently running) but it has a great mix of cardio AND weights. Which is something I really look for in a total body workout. One thing to keep in mind if you don't have access to a kettlebell at your gym you can use a dumbbell. It will be a little awkward with the swings, but my gym doesn't have kettlebells so I use a dumbbell all the time. Just make sure you hold on to it:)
The hubs and I had an unexpected day in Seattle the other week, so we took advantage and did some shopping. I was immediately drawn to this dress when I walked in to Macy's. When I saw it was Rachel Roy I grabbed it without even trying it on. She is one of my favorite designers, her stuff always fits perfect.
Lately I've been in a lunch rut. Was it all in my mind or was I really bored with my lunches? I don't know. Being pregnant I can't have lunch meat, but lunch meat was never apart of my regular diet. However the minute I found out I couldn't have it... it was what I wanted day in and day out for lunch. Needless to say I needed to revamp my lunch game. I love eating salads in the summer, but they weren't hitting the spot for lunch. So decided to take my favorite lunch salads and make them into wraps!
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!