- Me: I’m wearing falsies today.
- Friend: Lashes or boobs?
- Me: Um, lashes.
I have been wanting to try fake eyelashes for a while and last weekend I had the perfect opportunity. My girlfriend and I staffed a booth at St Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend to promote the Little Rock Marathon.
The theme of the 2014 LR Mara is “EPIC” so of course my friend and I dressed the part with some superhero-themed outfits.
The lashes were a cheap pair from a local drugstore; it took a few tries to attach them just right, but BAM they made my eyes POP! I could see how I could get addicted to the wonderfully long lashes look and want them every day…I wonder what eyelash extensions are like? The falsies were certainly easier than trying to layer layer layer layer layer layer mascara.
So how about you? Have you tried false eyelashes? Do you have eyelash extensions?
View from my complex. Behind this fog is the Arkansas River and the Railroad Bridge in Little Rock.
Oh I am SO doing this scavenger hunt. Thanks to my buddy Nicholas for bringing it to my attention. Check back here as I’ll add my finds. Follow me on twitter @KatieMcManners
I’m grateful that this is my blog and I can do whatever I please.
Therefore, I abandon the gratitude days early. Neener neener neener.
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I do not like cauliflower.
Except in this recipe.
So if you need to get cauliflower into someone who doesn’t like it, here’s your remedy!
Christina introduced me to MILLET CAULIFLOWER on her show and I was dubious. But it looked so creamy and delicious I had to try. Plus the promise of something that is higher in protein than white potatoes and it’s lower in starch (sugar) and more gentle on our digestive systems. Think: no bloating.
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What’s millet? It’s a grain. It has a nutty taste to it. It’s yummy. It’s easy to cook. Raw, it looks like birdseed. Actually, it is an ingredient birdseed. Don’t give up on me now! Cooked, it looks like big couscous or round rice.
Christina’s recipe is HERE and my version is below.
- 1 cup millet
- 1/2 cauliflower head, cut into florets
- 3 cups water
- 4T unsalted butter (half a stick) cubed
- 2-4T almond milk to consistency
- salt and pepper to taste
- Rinse millet
- Place millet, cauliflower and water in saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat, add a pinch or two of salt, cover and simmer on low heat until water is absorbed (mine took about 35 minutes).
- Remove from heat and add butter (please don’t use whipped butter substitute…it has water in it and it’s just oil…ga-ross).
- Whip*, adding milk as necessary to make smooth consistency. Salt and pepper to taste.
- I experimented and added a dash of ginger and also some paprika for color.
- Garnish with chives, cilantro or parsley.
*I used a hand-mixer instead of the food processor Christina suggested so perhaps that’s why I couldn’t get a completely smooooooth whipped consistency. But I liked a little bit of chewy-ness.
P.S. I’ve had millet as a breakfast cereal (cooking with sliced fruit such as peaches to make it sweet, then adding almond milk and honey).
23: I’ve gotten so much pleasure from Emoji. Funner texting. Yes. Funner.
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24. Yummy McYumerson I loves me some Millet. Because birds shouldn’t have all the nutritional fun. This grain is higher in protein than brown rice and low in starch—great on the digestive system. So versatile…can be cooked into savory or sweet dishes. I should post some recipes….
25. I’m so glad I have all my teeth. (technically not all, because my wisdom teeth are gone and I have 2 crowns, but I have a mouthful)
22. Musical tidings of comfort and joy. I feel sad and discouraged today and this gem is on repeat today. Video is at bottom…
You’ve been waiting on an answer
to something that’s been on your mind
They tell you to be patient
that all will be revealed in time
So you keep on treading water
waiting for the tide to turn
and wondering all the while
when will it get easier?
and leave today to yesterday
You’re well aware of what you’re missing
You count up every sacrifice you’ve made
But don’t you ever stop believing
that it’s worth it all someday