Saturday, October 25, 2014

Something Saturdays (10/25/14)

Have I shown you guys our wedding website yet? If not--here it is!: 

Um....Renee Zellweger legit. looks like a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PERSON???! What the eff?? I've read a lot of articles shaming people for being so obsessed with her different look but....this isn't about her aging or plastic surgery or anything. It's just that...she literally does not look like the same person and I cannot figure out how that happened.

I had another alterations appointment to work on my mom's/my wedding dress and it is really coming along! For the first time I'm feeling really good about it-I am 99% sure that this dress is going to turn out the way I want, now! A bunch of the things I didn't like have been removed and the off-the-shoulder sleeves are looking the way I imagined them. There's still a lot of work to do but I'm super duper excited! Plus Wava, my alterations woman, took a look at my tiara and earrings and said she thought they were perfect! woot!

Aaaaand finally: tomorrow I am SO excited because I'M GOING TO PITTSBURGH TO SEE CARLA (AKA Chocolate Moosey)!!! I'm approx. a 2 hour drive from Pitt and I've been wanting to explore the city, and meet Carla in person, so I'm very excited! But...also nervous. This is my biggest, longest, scariest driving venture I've done so far. Fingers crossed I'm alive to post Monday! :P

Recipes from the blog that I made this week
Cheesy Chicken

Movies/TV Talk (assume there'll be spoilers)
Once Upon a Time-ohhh I get it! Sorcerer's Apprentice became a mouse...MICKEY! :P Emma and Hook's date was too cute for words. Also--any Angel fans out there going "EVIL HAND!"?


Supernatural-Finally watched the recap special--which made my Supernatural loving heart OH SO happyyyy.

Law & Order: SVU-This episode infuriated me....the injustice of it. I wanted to deck that judge.

Modern Family-omgeeee the new neighbors! bahahaaaa

Parenthood-I'm concerned about Crosby. And, as nice as new guy (AKA Chris) is-I STILL WANT JOEL AND JULIA BACK TOGETHER! The caps locks on this will never end.

The Vampire Diaries-Cool to see Zach Salvatore again! Interesting twist with that orphan girl being his daughter. Malachi is messed up. Aaaand...ugh....Ivy is a vampire. Blech.

Reign-Mary's miscarriage was so sad :(

Instagram Latel(a few highlights from this week on Instagram)

Friday, October 24, 2014

La Piuma Bella Review

La Piuma translate tells me it means "the beautiful feather". And how fitting a name that is for this fantastic little shop. Feathers are one of a kind and evoke a feeling of fantasy-of flight. Plus...they're pretty. Just like all the things that La Piuma Bella sells!
I knew that I wanted all of my bridesmaids to have a matching jewelry item as one of their gifts, as well as for them to wear in the wedding. And...since roses are something of a theme...I wanted something with roses. My first thought was necklace but, due to the necklines of the dresses we're looking at, necklaces wouldn't work. So then my thoughts jumped to earrings! And then I found La Piuma Bella and I fell in love.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Baked Gnocchi & Cheese

Sorry about these pictures, guys. It was all gross and rainy and fall-like outside when I made this yum yum yummy side dish and it impeded my light. But I had to share this recipe with you soooo we shall have to muddle through these photos! Remember, it tastes much better than the pics look!
I absolutely love homemade ricotta gnocchi-it's insanely easy to make. However, I hadn't really had anything to make the gnocchi for UNTIL I SAW THIS RECIPE! You can totally use store-bought gnocchi, but takes nothing to make the homemade. And I just adooore the pillowy texture and perfect flavor of it. Regardless, let's chat about the dish as a whole and not just the noodles!
This is essentially a recipe for a small mac'n'cheese-like dish (which is actually lovely because so many of my mac and cheese recipes make way too much for me to eat on my own!) You make a lovely sauce with delicious gruyere (sorta like fancy cheddar?) and fontina (sorta like Parmesan) cheeses. Then it's topped with some Parmesan cheese which-when baked-becomes wonderfully golden brown and a bit crisp-a much needed contrasting texture from the soft gnocchi and rich sauce. It's cheesy and flavorful and like an Italian'd up macaroni and cheese! I absolutely loved it and I think you will too :) A great recipe to serve when having people over for dinner!

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