Tuesday, July 31, 2012

How to make Iced Coffee Simple

We all have that habit and to most of us it's coffee or tea. One too many trips to the favorite coffee shops can leave our account or fun money on the low side. I love hot coffee but with the current high temperatures I have been hitting up Starbucks for some refreshing and energizing iced coffee.

I am not an expert barista or connoisseur however I like a bite to my coffee for energy but I also love a hint of sweetness as well so here is what I gathered to make my own home made iced coffee for you to enjoy as many times as you wish. I know I have!

Aggie's SIMPLE iced coffee recipe
Ice (crushed or cubed)
Cold coffee (I used leftover coffee  from the coffee pot)
Evaporated Milk
Bailey's Creamer Caramel
1 packet of Splenda (or sugar if preferred)

Lots of ice then almost half of the glass full of cold brew coffee.
Slowly drop in a few ounces of evaporated milk then follow with caramel creamer
Stir then enjoy!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Phoenix Style Collective Networking Event

This Thursday I had the opportunity to attend a networking event that was hosted by a group called Phoenix Style Collective

The event was held at a restaurant called Hanny's which was a great choice given the history, the location, and the menu which were all superb. I was greeted by Kara from Sunshine Cupakes who gave us a scavenger hunt and things to go do while I chatted with other bloggers I met there. It was fun chatting up with some of the ladies and find out what their interests are what they like to blog about. Each had their own style and genre that they enjoyed sharing and we talked about the challenges of balancing posts while working full time, and challenges when learning a new camera or how to improve your photo skills. The evening went by so fast as we all mingled and kept the drinks coming as did our laughter.

Scavenger Hunt and Drink Menu

Dim lighting and fresh simple flowers

Moscow Mule very refreshing and tasty.

Some of the founders of PSC!

This work of art was at the entrance

There was a second bar upstairs.
Lady Bloggers

Being Silly w Adrian from Adrian Loves Owls

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Thrifting Haul #3

Hi ladies here is a look at the compilation of items I purchased at different thrift stores. I don't think it's much but it's a good variety and I hope you enjoy it's randomness.

A pile of the latest acquisitions.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

OOTD: Summer Colorful Look

Hola chicas the summer continues and with it I go along using these bright colors that I cannot stop combining with busy prints which I love. I was originally going to wear a long skirt but did not think it favored me so much. I decided to pair my new Kim Kim pumps which I adore from Fancy Steps with this printed skirt with subtle touches of pink, neon yellow, and a little bit of black with it's rope belt.

I hope you like these pictures as a special friend Adriana from Little Petite blog was my photographer for the day. More on the on a later post.

Top: Rainbow Skirt: H&M

Super Comfy Kim Kim pump from Fancy Steps super chic. Clutch: Vintage

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Collective Summer Shopping Haul

Hi beauties here is a video of the things that I have been picking up while shopping at different stores.
The latest is my online buying addiction. It could be the hot weather keeping me from leaving anywhere with air conditioning or the great prices, no tax, and or no shipping  from some online retailers.

Enjoy this haul xoxo

Friday, July 13, 2012

OOTN: Printed Skirt

Hola chicas I hesitated to put the look up that I had as we were ready to go out to dinner with some friends and took this before that. The sun was so bright and I don't think this lighting was good at all. It just doesn't do the colors of the top or skirt any justice. We as bloggers want to share it all and sometimes we have wardrobe, or nature not cooperating with us so here is one of those looks.

Skirt: Closet Boutique White Bracelet: Charlotte Russe Gold Bracelet: Vintage

Top: Closet Boutique in San Diego

The sun washed out the colors bad.

Gold Metallic Pumps: Catwalk

Thursday, July 5, 2012

OOTD: 4th of July Edition

Happy 4th of July to all of you. I saw so many posts and pictures here on blogger as well as Twitter and Instagram. I really enjoyed looking through everyone's pictures and all the different ways that 4th of July was being celebrated whether it be a cookout, bbq, baking, or just out by the pool. It was all smiles with friend, family, and loved ones.

The day started off rainy and then got humid and warm from there. That didn't stop the fireworks of course. I wore a navy blue sheer top and white denim shorts and threw on some red peep toe heels to complete the third color. I had fun with this look and there was no doubt this color combo was intentional.

Oh I also attempted to do a video log of the outfit before I took these pictures. The mini vlog of the outfot is on my Youtube channel HERE

Top & Shorts: Marshall's

Leather Purse: Vintage also seen HERE

Summer Waves
Shoes: Charlotte Russe

Baked this cake for the occassion and for my mommy!
Mug of the day. MAC Russian Red, and Blue Eyeliner Jordana.