XOXO Queenie



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Monday, February 27, 2012

A night at the Oscars...

Last night was the Oscars and there were tons of hot celebs on the Red Carpet.  I loved Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Brad & Angelina (even though she looked way too skinny, she still looked beautiful), Cameron Diaz & Michelle Williams.  My favorite (again) was Penelope Cruz.  However, I was not a fan of her dress last year.  I know she had just given birth but I think she could have picked a more flattering dress than what she wore.  This year she redeemed herself & I think she nailed it...she looked timeless, beautiful and her dress was gorgeous.
Penelope Cruz ~ Oscars 2012
I was so excited to see "Hugo" take home 5 Oscars!  I Love that movie, I blogged about it last week.  "Hugo" is right up there with my all time favorite "Life is Beautiful" & I can't wait for it to come out on Blu-ray.

Who was your best or worst dressed at the Oscars?  Did you get a chance to watch any of the films that were nominated?

Till tomorrow...
XOXO
Queenie

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tasty Treats...

Now, I don't know about you but I sure got spoiled on Valentine's day.  The hubby surprised me with the Twilight Saga on Blu-ray and a one pound box of hand picked caramel chocolates from See's Candy (which was gone in two days-NO LIE).
see's candy
Aaaannnndddd....he even took me to dinner to have my favorite...(heart shaped) PIZZA & BEER!
mushroom & jalapeno heart shaped pizza
With all these yummy goodies I needed a good juice to flush me out...

Lunch Juice

Ingredients:
  • 5 Romaine Leafs
  • 4 Celery Stalks
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple
  • 1 Fuji Apple (or any read apple)
  • 1 Pear
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 1 Cucumber (or 1/2, but I like a whole one
Wash ingredients, core apple and pear, place in juicer and enjoy!
lunch juice
Till next time!

XOXO
Queenie


Monday, February 20, 2012

A night at the movies...

Last night I had a night at the movies with my in-laws and 3 boys (the hubby had to work, boo).  My oldest son (the artist-as I like to call him) had been wanting to see the movie "Hugo" for a long time and so had I.  Since it is the most nominated film (11 nominations) this year in the Oscars my in-laws wanted to see it too.  This was one of the best movies I have seen in a really long time.  It made me laugh and cry and it had me intrigued.

This movie was adapted from a book called "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" & takes place in a train station in Paris around the 1930's.  A young boy is trying to figure out his purpose and meets a friend, together they start on an adventurous journey that "unlocks" a secret and pays homage to the beginning of film making.

In the end we all loved the film and I can't wait for it to come out on Blu-ray, February 28th.  If you haven't seen this movie, it is definitely a MUST SEE!

Till Tuesday!

XOXO
Queenie

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

All you need is LOVE...

I'm not a huge fan of Valentine's Day, but I love "LOVE".

I can't say it any better than "The Beatles" did..."All you need is Love".



Have a Happy Day filled with nothing but LOVE!

XOXO
Queenie

Monday, February 13, 2012

It's Official...

Well there is no backing out now, I have officially signed up for the San Diego 1/2 Marathon on June 3, 2012!  I'm excited and nervous all at the same time.  I love to run & I'm looking forward to this challenge!  If you sign up on the 13th of the month (TODAY) & use "Lucky13" as your coupon code you get $13.00 off your registration fee & a $50 P.F. Changs gift card.  I couldn't pass it up & signed up at exactly 12:01 AM.
If anyone has ever ran in one of these or has any advice as to what I should please send it over my way!  I am more than happy to take all the suggestions I can get.

Till next time.

XOXO
Queenie

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Tasty Treats...

Yesterday I was feeling as if I have been neglecting carrots in my juicing.  I've heard people tell me they don't juice carrots, beets, apples, etc. because of the "sugar" in the fruits/veggies.  Yes, they contain sugar, however this is good sugar for you, it's not the refined sugar that you find in processed food.  Carrots also contain great vitamins and nutrients that our bodies need.  For more info on carrots and juicing check out this awesome website:  CarrotJuice.com.

Orange Sunrise

Ingredients:

  • 6 Carrots
  • 1/4 Pineapple
  • 1 Green Apple

Wash carrots, pineapple and apple thoroughly.  Cut hard ends off carrots.  Cut skin off pineapple and cut into spears (leaving the middle).  Cut and core the apple.  Place everything in juicer and enjoy!

orange sunrise juice

If you have any suggestions or questions please do not hesitate to contact me!

Till next time!

XOXO
Queenie


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tasty Treats...

This past weekend we celebrated Super Bowl Sunday.  Now, I'm not going to lie I pigged out on chips, dip, veggies and FAT KID BROWNIES.  Yes, that's right, I called them "Fat Kid Brownies".  I originally found this recipe on PINTREST and they were called "Slutty Brownies".  However, having 3 little boys I couldn't call them "Slutty Brownies" so I had to rename them.  These brownies are super easy and super fatty but holy hell, they are AMAZING!

FAT KID BROWNIES

Ingredients:
  • 1 box of Ghiradelli double chocolate brownie mix
  • 1 16 1/2 oz. of Toll House ready made chocolate chip cookie dough
  • Oreo cookies (16 cookies)
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.  Line a 8x8" square baking pan with parchment paper.  Press the chocolate chip cookie dough into the bottom of the prepared baking pan.  Place Oreo cookies on top of the cookie dough.  Mix the brownie mix per the packaging directions and pour over Oreo and cookie dough.  Place in the oven & bake for 40-45 mins.  When done baking let cool, pull brownies out with parchment paper, cut and serve.


ingredients
(i used chocolate supreme brownie mix the first time but double chocolate chips the 2nd time  & it was way better)

step 1:  press cookie dough down

step 2:  place oreo cookies on top of cookie dough

step 3:  pour brownie mix over & bake

step 4:  let cool

step 5:  Serve and enjoy the gooey yummy deliciousness!
I seriously hope you give these a try they are insane.  Make them for the next pot luck or get together, I guarantee they will be a HIT!

Till next time!

XOXO
Queenie

Monday, February 6, 2012

Welcome to Hollywood!

Yesterday was my Big Brother's 32nd Birthday and to celebrate he invited us to the W Hotel in Hollywood to have some drinks, dance and have some fun!  And boy or boy did we have some FUN!!!
hubby, me, brother's gf & brother

having drinks in his room before going to the club

me from head to toe

me and the hubby in the lounge

las primas (the cousins)

in club drai's with my gf's

me and the hubby on the terrace

brother, cousin L & me

brother & me
I am being asked more frequently for recipes, and I am LOVING it!  It makes me want to try new things, reinvent some of my favorites and cook/juice more at home.  Therefore, I have decided to start posting more recipes, so be on the look out!

Till tomorrow!

XOXO
Queenie

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Tasty Treats...

I've been juicing one to two times a day, everyday for a month straight!  I can't stress enough how great and awesome it makes me feel!  Every morning this is my go to juice for breakfast...

Morning Burst Juice
Ingredients:

  • 1 Fuji Apple
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple
  • 1 Pear
  • 1 Orange
Core apples, pear and remove skin from orange (leave as much of the white pith as possible-it contains tons of nutrients).  Place each fruit in the juicer and enjoy!

And when the produce is good I like to add either pineapple, kiwi, blueberries or grapes.
morning burst juice
Do you remember when you consumed 4 fruits in one sitting? 

Till next time!

XOXO
Queenie