Sunday Best.

Ain't nothin' better than hanging out with these two goofballs.


Confessions of a Chef's Wife

So, as previously mentioned, my Husbie is a chef. Awesome, right? I often find it funny when we go to other peoples houses for parties or dinners and they frequently comment about how nervous they are to cook for my husband, Michael. For future notice people- let me give it to you straight- this man could care LESS if you cooked him Spam & Velveta. He will eat anything. He eats Taco Bell. He loves all food and does not discriminate.

However, I shouldn't be judging or telling anyone how to feel because I feel the same way. From the beginning of our relationship I have lacked culinary skills of any kind. I can make a few things: pasta, easy mac, things in the crock pot, things in the microwave, umm eggs.....and.....ya that is all. Which is honestly quite pathetic if you think about it. 99.9% of the time Michael cooks our meals at home, yes even after cooking on his feet all day. Why? Because even if I tried with every little muster in my soul, it still would turn out tasting like a frozen dinner that sat out for 6 hours, that then got dropped onto the floor, thrown away in the garbage and then was taken out and put onto a plate. When I ask him to make me a salad, it looks like this:

 I can't go on like this forever. I have to learn, I have to force myself. So "Confessions of a Chef's Wife" is the portion of my blog where I will explore cooking: what, why & how the hell do you do it. Because my husband needs & deserves a break.

One of the first things I have learned how to make was a very simple "Yummy Chicken Casserole" from my lovely & talented friend Kristen. She has 3 kids, so I'm pretty sure if she can find time to make this, my lazy ass can too. Now let this recipe come with a warning: after making this dish for the first time you may feel the urge to eat so much you have to put maternity pants on and lay on the bed afterward holding your stomach yelling "WHHHYYYYY did I have thirds??!!". You think I'm kidding? I don't kid. Okay I do but not about this. Yummy Chicken Casserole is some serious shit, man.

5-6 (depending on size) boneless chicken breasts cut up into chunks (uncooked)

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 can cream of celery

1 can cream of chicken

1/2 C milk

Mix all ingredients together and put in a 9X13 pan.
Mix together 2 packages of chicken flavored stovetop stuffing as directed on package (meaning mix in the butter, hot water, etc), but DO NOT COOK.
 Cover top of mixture with stuffing and cover your baking dish with foil. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Uncover and bake for an addl 15 minutes.

Cook one bag of egg noodles as directed and top noodles with casserole.

So I know this doesn't exactly fit into my diet plan these days but I have made it once since I started working out and I substituted Smart Balance for butter to cut the fat of this dish almost in HALF. I also use the 99% fat free cans of soup (with low sodium), low fat stuffing & skip the noodles and it is still SOOO good.

Hey, maybe one day I'll get crazy and cook things that don't require canned soup. I said maybe.


Tittilicious Thursday.

Good gravy ya'll. My world has been cray-zay busy the last few weeks. Working, babies, weddings, birthdays, parties, workouts, house-ing, etc. I know, hard life, right? Sidenote, I am very proud of myself because I have been working out 3-4 days a week since May and it is really been fun (fun??). I never thought I would say that about exercise but I am happy to. I have already shed over 20lbs! I wanted to share my workout mix this week with you. So enjoy! Also, I want to know what do YOU listen to when you workout?!


Happy Father's Day.

To my best friend, love of my life, partner in crime & World's greatest Daddy:
Happy Father's Day!!! from Tiffany Reese on Vimeo.



Newest from M.A.C: To the Beach

I am SOO in love with the newest M.A.C collection!! As if I wasn't pumped & excited enough for summer, this just sealed the deal for me. I want to roll around in these cases they are so adorable. I will definitely be unable to resist picking up a few things from this series. LOVE.

The seaside has a kind of golden, sexy alchemy we're all drawn to. This collection encapsulates it with the most soothing, sultry shades of summertime. A safe way to bronze, beautify, and get colour that looks sun-kissed. Close your eyes, and go To The Beach!- M.A.C

Look Book:


Fancy's Favorite (non-makeup) Finds >$5

Being fabulous is recession proof (duh) and companies are starting to take note now more than ever. Brands are coming out with lower price-point items to satisfy customers of all tastes/budgets/needs. Here are just a few of my favorite (non-makeup) drug store finds (for $5 and under people!)
This was my first time purchasing an e.l.f. Studio product (Target). My first attraction was the price tag, lets be honest. I usually wash my face at night but I do like to have cloths on hand for times I feel lazy or to use after I work out. I love the fresh smell and I think these do just as good as the other wipes out there.

 I have tried many-a-fine(aka over priced) body washes and this one is still my absolute favorite. For some chump-change you simply cannot beat it, in my humble opinion. Not only did I fall in love with this body wash at first sniff, I knew it was meant to be when my husband commented, "What are you wearing that smells so good?" Sold. 
One of my favorite beauty "tricks" for fighting dry skin is to apply baby oil from neck to toe immediately after getting out of the shower (while skin is still slightly wet). The only part I don't like? That I hate the feeling of baby oil on my hands-always have, always will. So when I noticed the gel version at the store I thought maybe it would be less torture for me...and it so is. I find that baby oil in this form is not only less annoying but easier to apply.

Bath & Bodyworks Black Amethyst Hand Cream (On sale) $5
To be honest, I am usually not a Bath & BodyWorks fan, it feels like the Wal Mart of scents. However, this is one of those really good warm smells that I instantly fell for. As an added bonus to the amazing smell, it moisturizes SO much better than I expected. 

I have used and loved this chapstick for so long I can't even remember when the obsession began. Every time I buy a new tube or try a new flavor, I get this giddy little kid smile going. I don't know what it is about it, but I just love it and I look forward to using it. It keeps my lips moist and makes my heart happy. I know, I am easy to please (ignore the eye rolls from my husband).

PLEASE feel free to share with me your favorite drug store finds! It would make my day :)


Seth Aaron's Marie Clare Photoshoot

I was slow to get on team Seth Aaron this past season of Project Runway, but after a few episodes I realized I loved him for two reasons 1. He is sweet as pie 2. He is talented as hell. Take a look at this behind-the-scenes video from Marie Clare ( featuring winning model Kristina Sajko) & photos from his spread in this months issue. I look forward to seeing what he does in the future.


Clinique Bonus Time at Nordstrom

Clinique bonus time (free with $25 purchase) now at Nordstrom featuring a bag by Trina Turk

  • • Sun Face Cream SPF 30 with keychain (0.24 oz.)
  • • Even Better Skin Tone
  • • 7 Day Scrub Cream Rinse-Off Formula (1 oz.)
  • Correcting Moisturizer SPF 20 (0.5 oz.)
  • • Travel-size Shimmering Stripes Powder Blusher in Peony
  • • High Impact Mascara in Black (0.14 oz.)
  • • Different Lipstick in Ice Bloom (0.14 oz.)
  • • Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Fire Berry (0.07 oz.)

Online & In-store.