Jan 312015
 

OMG what an easy recipe we found while watching the Pioneer Woman on Food Network.

But, we’ll give you clearer guidelines because she just briefly mentioned the recipe without much direction.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 jar of Nutella (Costco size, it’s really huge at 33.5 oz).
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 heaping cup of all purpose flour

We added a splash of vanilla, just because.

Blend the ingredients really well with a mixer or by hand if you have the patience.

It will be at thick dough not runny like traditionally brownies.

Pat it down in a greased pan, and put it in the oven on 350F for about 20-25 minutes. But check earlier with a knife .. if it comes out clean it’s done. You want these to be nice and chewy so don’t over bake.

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YUM YUM YUM. Super easy and has the taste of hazelnut deliciousness.

You could also put in some nuts or chocolate chips if you want it really decadent.

Jan 302015
 

We happened to stop by Bloomingdale’s where we decided to browse the sale racks.

All of a sudden we spotted this workout wear by Ralph Lauren. They had long pull over hoodies and zip up hoodies.

Some of you may think these are not that long, but compared to most jackets and workout gear you find in mainstream department stores, these definitely have more length on them.

We decided to model the two different tops:

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They are on super clearance if you can get to a Bloomingdale’s.

We tried to find them online, but the the only one we found was the pullover sweatshirt:

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If you’re looking for comfy lounge around clothes or something to workout it, give these a try.

The fabric is so soft and cozy! :)

Jan 292015
 

This video came across our twitter and we’ve been meaning to share it for some time.

First we thought we may have been imagining it, because we lost the link. But, we just found it and thought…we’d love to hear what your thoughts are after watching it?

It’s great insight into the hijab fashion scene in Indonesia, where they as well as Malaysia have been pretty much on top of the whole idea for decades.

The only thing that struck us as weird and creepy… is this whole subculture of “Jilboobs” or basically girls who wear hijab and/or jilbab that are form fitting. The girls don’t realize they are made fun of online, and at the same time, there are some really creepy creepsters who have whole twitter accounts dedicated to showing off these images.

Maybe this is TMI, but we’re still totally weirded out by it so we had to share it and see if you’ve heard of this too?

Jan 282015
 

We’ve seen those posts all over Facebook about “Bullet Proof” coffee and we finally decided to read about it and try to figure it out.

Is it hype? or does it actually taste good?

We made a cup of fresh decaf coffee pour over style, and then blended it with 1 tablespoon of unsalted grass fed butter for about 30 seconds.

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The taste was creamy and delicious, as though we added cream. And it didn’t need any sweetener because of how rich the flavor was.

But, we have to wonder if this really keeps you going all morning instead of breakfast? We’ll have to try that out for a few days to see if that works, but for now we’re not sure we want to be eating a tablespoon of butter every morning.

What’s your go to breakfast fuel?

Jan 272015
 

Mariam Sobh Hijab Fashion and Hijab Style Blog

This post has made it around the internet lately, and in case you haven’t read it, or don’t have the time… basically she says she’s not going to wear leggings/yoga pants that are tight and form fitting unless she has a long top on. She says she felt that she didn’t want to entice men, and she also wanted to respect her husband.

Apparently she asked men, including her husband, about whether they felt it was attractive and her husband says he has to look away, because it’s hard when women are walking around showing off their bodies in form fitting outfits.

Now, I’m not going to get into an argument about whether men should be able to “control” themselves, or how women should be able to wear whatever they want. I just think it was brave of her to voice her thoughts on an issue that will rile people up.

I respect her for saying she wants to dress more modestly and that she doesn’t feel the need to show it all off.

That’s not a popular opinion to have. Many people will ridicule you and say you’re a prude if you want to keep some things hidden and mysterious.

I personally don’t cover up because I’m worried about turning men on. Because, well everyone has their own fantasies, and maybe some men like to see a woman covered from head to toe lol.

For me, it’s more about feeling comfortable going out. When I wear things that are little looser and less form fitting, I’m not as preoccupied with my body. That’s just me. If I want to wear something that’s a little more form fitting, I start to stress about whether I need to lose more weight etc.

I have noticed personally, that I feel more confident when I wear long tops that cover up my behind. And then there are days that I feel in really good shape and I don’t mind tucking my shirt in when I’m wearing a work outfit of dress pants and a blazer.

But the real thing I wanted to mention, is just that the trend of the leggings and yoga pants etc. has gotten to a point that it’s a little bit much.

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Some women don’t seem to pay attention to the fact that sometimes these pants are see-through when they’re stretched too far, and other women try to force themselves in pants that are obviously 2 sizes to small. I think we need to re evaluate it as a fashion trend.

If you’re working out, ok that’s understandable, people want to feel like they’re holding in the jiggle (believe me I feel better wearing workout tights). But.. at the same time, it’s not a fashion. Walking around like that can be awkward. Sometimes I want to tell people “did you forget your dress or skirt?” Because they literally look like they are walking around in pantyhose.

I know I sound like I’m judging, but I just thought I’d throw in some of my musings.

I know people should wear whatever they want, and perhaps if we have friends we care about, we should let them know just so they don’t look back later and say “Why didn’t you tell me my pants were see-through!” or “OMG I can’t believe you let me walk around looking like a stuffed sausage!”

Now, don’t get riled up, I’m saying this all in good fun. Who knows maybe I’ll walk around one day in leggings and a crop top. LOL.

What are your thoughts? Should leggings be used as pants or more of a layering piece with tunics and dresses etc?