Remember this post on what I would like to call my “33 Year Old Mid Life Crisis”? I thought I would update you all so that it does not seem like I brushed it under the rug. Yes, I know there are way more fun things to talk about but shockingly, my life isn’t all shoes and fashion designers. Can you believe it?! But back to the anxiety. The good news is that even though I have not been talking about it, I have been working on it.
First of all, I have gotten SO much better at letting things go. House a little messy? I am over it. Laundry piling up. Oh well. In the end, it all gets done, but I am just not consumed by my perfection. With three kids and a hubby, it is just not possible. I also take more baths, plan more date nights, don’t cook dinner every night and get out with girlfriends when I can. Most importantly, I have stayed committed to seeing my therapist and it has made all the difference in the world. She is pretty amazing and I cannot tell you how nice it is to have someone to go to (now once a month) where I can just LET IT ALL OUT. I should have been doing this a LOOOOONG time ago.
I am not saying the anxiety is gone. In fact, it is still well and present. The good thing is, I am controlling it and not letting it control me. BIG DIFFERENCE. I feel like I know myself so much better now and have the confidence that this is only a bump in the road of life. We all have our things right?
So there you have it. A little update.
On a less serious but quite awesome note, PBSKids SoCal asked me a few weeks back to guest blog and of course I said yes! Who doesn’t love PBS (duh, Sesame Street)?! Click here to read about the challenge they gave my picky eaters!
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I have been in desperate need of some changes to our meals. We get stuck in a routine and end up having the exact same thing every week. I spent some time going through cookbooks and came across Barefoot Contessa’s Stewed Lentils and Tomatoes from her cookbook, Barefoot Contessa at Home. I figured this would be a healthy side dish that the family would all enjoy. It was delish and a definite comfort dish during this slightly rainy weekend. Also, it was a fantastic dish for anyone with young children. It was so easy for Baby Girl to eat and she loved it. Her lunch was easy the rest of the weekend. Here is the recipe…
Stewed Lentils and Tomatoes
(Barefoot Contessa at Home, pages 144-145)
2 teaspoons good olive oil
2 cups large-diced yellow onions
2 cups large-diced carrots
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 (28-oz) can whole plum tomatoes
1 cup French green lentils
2 cups chicken stock
2 teaspoons mild curry powder
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground back pepper
1 tablespoon good red wine vinegar
Perhaps it is the day and a half of rain we got here in The OC (rough, I know). Or that I am simply tired of the drab colors of Winter. Whatever it is, I am absolutely loving the neon colors of Spring that we are seeing everywhere.
This past weekend in LA, my friend and I were drawn into Jimmy Choo simply because of their windows. Bright colors were everywhere! Absolutely gorgeous neon color. Some people feel that it is just too 80’s, but I think that as long as it is done in moderation, it is a fabulous 2012 twist on a lost trend. Neon, I welcome you back wholeheartedly, especially when you have partnered with Jimmy Choo.
|Jimmy Choo Peep Toe Wedge
These are top of my list.
I cannot say no to orange and I would definitely rock these all summer long!
|Jimmy Choo Lance Sandal
My friend picked these up in black and they are even prettier in person.
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They had this in every color and I would be hard pressed to pick which one
I loved more!
|Jimmy Choo Abel Pump
I love seeing a classic pump spiced up a bit!