Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Korean Beef Tacos



If you liked the Koren Beef Bowls that I posted a few weeks ago then you will love these Koren Beef Tacos.  I swear Matt and I have been on a Korean Beef roll lately, the flavors are just so intense and good!
 The beef slow cooks all day and is fall apart tender filled with such amazing flavor.  This meal was super easy to whip together too,  you just toss everything in the slow cooker and it does the work for you.  I made mine into tacos but Matt just scooped his beef over white rice and both ways were excellent,  so if you don't want tacos you could go the rice route.
Serve them with some shredded cabbage slaw and sliced green onions and you have an awesome meal!
Enjoy!



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adapted via

2lbs Chuck Roast
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup soy sauce
5-6 minced garlic cloves
 1 white onion sliced thinly
1 inch fresh ginger root, peeled and grated
2 tablespoons seasoned rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 whole jalapeno, diced

The Directions.
Use a 6-quart slow cooker.  Place chuck roast in and the rest of the ingredients.
Cover, and cook on low for 8 hours or until meat has fully shredded.   Turn the meat over a few times during the 8 hours.  At about hour 7 I took a fork and started shredding the beef and removing any excess large pieces of fat.  Let cook for the last hour shredded to soak up the sauce!   Serve in soft corn or flour tortillas.  Top with shredded cabbage slaw and green onions.

shredded cabbage slaw

1 bag shredded coleslaw from the grocery store's produce section
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
toss together and serve immediately (it gets too soggy if you make it early in the day)





Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Obsessions

The Saks Friends and Family Sale is still going on.  I treated myself to these sandals. How gogeous are they?? They also come in black! Use code FRNFAM

 I also really love this animal print version.  Joie has some really cute summer shoes.

I am loving this white lace top for Summer.  Would be so cute with jean shorts!

I keep hearing amazing things abut Frame Denim!  I really want to try a pair, loving this lighter wash.

 I love a good Chambray Dress- this one looks like a great fit!  I always love Current\Elliot they never disappoint!  Also part of the Saks Friends and Family Sale use code FRNFAM



I am obsessed with the Pom-Poms on these shorts!  These would be perfect to toss on over your bathing suit!

I am smitten with the vibrant colors in this dress.  I never met a shift dress I didn't love!


This Milly Bikini is fabulous!  Part of the Saks Friends and Family sale too so you can get a good deal on it!  

I love this new cross body purse Gigi New York came out with.  The sand color is perfection! and bonus if you spend $150 at Gigi New York you get a free personalized jewelry case!  Would be a great Mothers Day gift!
I had no idea but jewelry is also part of the Saks Friends and Family Sale- you can get 20% off!  Would love this long Alexis Bittar necklace for my collection.  I love the blush color it would go with everything!  Use code FRNFAM!




Monday, April 21, 2014

Scenes From Our Weekend

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter Weekend.  The weather here was kind of crappy but we still had a nice weekend.  I am super ready for some warmer temps and sunny days!  I have a feeling we are going to have a really hot summer.

Friday night we got brave and took the kids to meet one of Matt's old co workers for Happy Hour at Taco Boy.  Apparently we were not the only people with the idea to get there at 5:30, it was a zoo and the kids did not cooperate at all. Lesson learned to stick to happy hour at home.  This was us before we headed out.  Should have know by Sterling's face he would be full of himself!
(I am wearing an Equipment Python Blouse on sale at Saks plus 25% off with code FRNFAM, in the button up version HERE.)


Saturday we had the most delicious breakfast, thanks to one of my blog readers.  She owns RoRo's Baking Co and was sweet enough to send us some cinnamon rolls and when I say they are the best cinnamon rolls I have ever had I am for real.  They were amazing.  Filled to the brim with cinnamon and icing!  She said it is her grandmothers recipe.  They don't carry them in stores here yet but hopefully soon!  You can order online here!


Saturday we mainly stayed inside since the weather was a bust- I walked in to this scene.  Sterling had created a pillow fort all around Frances.  It was pretty funny.


Saturday night we made Korean Beef Tacos that were truly amazing.  Matt and I devoured two pounds of beef.  I will share the recipe Wednesday!  I am still dreaming about them!


I am officially ready for Summer thanks to my cute new one piece from Social Dress Shop.  I can't wait to wear it this Summer. 


Sunday morning the Easter Bunny came.  It was special since it was Frances Moon's first Easter- although Sterling basically claimed everything in her Easter Basket:)


 Then we headed to early church.  All was well until I started smelling something.  I looked down and Frances had pooped everywhere- we are talking it was coming out of her tights and was all down the front of my dress.  Church was packed so we waited til the last hymn and tried to discretely leave without anyone noticing the poop everywhere!  It was an interesting Easter church experience for sure!  Afterwards we strolled the Battery.



That night we had a wonderful family dinner with Matt's family, I love living near the water!


 and these two made it the best Easter ever.  Blessed + Thankful.



Have a great Monday!




Saturday, April 19, 2014

Saturdays Steals and Splurges

When it rains it pours.  It seems everyone likes to do their Friends and Family Events at the same time.  Today is the first day of the Saks Friends and Family Event, it doesn't start in stores til Monday so get a head start this weekend.  I rounded up a few things I am lusting after!  You shop the whole site Here.  Use code FRNFAM.






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Gap is having their Spring Sale right now. Let me tell you I love their zip up pjs they are the best!  I got the cherry and flamingo ones for Frances- aren't the patterns adorable??  Both are part of the sale!

 and I am loving these fish swim trunks for the little boys!  Only $13!
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Serena and Lily is offering an additional 20% off sale stuff with code love20.
I love these DecoDot Sheets for a little girls room.

and how awesome is this Pacific Tote?  It was $148 marked down to $44 and then you get an additional 20% off.  It would be great to tote stuff to the beach or for a Summer Picnic!

It comes in a mini version as well that is only $24.99- the perfect size for a 6 pack of beer or bottle or two of wine.

and if Matt would let me I would buy two of these Lounge Chairs.  How amazing are they??  Originally $600 down to $199 then an additional 20 % off a real steal!!

Happy Shopping!



Friday, April 18, 2014

Designer Spotlight : Christina Jervey Jewelry

I wanted to start a fun new blog series called Designer Spotlight where I share some of my favorite jewelry designers.  I love hand crafted and hand made jewelry, it is such an incredible talent and art.  I always love finding new designers so thought it would be fun to share some of my favorites.

First up is a local Charleston based Jewelry Designer- Christina Jervey.  I was first introduced to Christina after I had Frances Moon.  She was so sweet and sent me the most beautiful Moon necklace after Frances was born- that I still wear all the time!  It is just one of those pieces that looks good with anything you are wearing.  Plus it holds such special meaning for me since Moon is Frances' middle name, I hope to pass it on to her one day.





I then fell in love with her jewelry line. It is so simple, delicate, and feminine, and I just adore it.  Christina designs and hand makes each piece herself,  so they are all so organic and unique.
Another favorite of mine are these hammered bangles and the cage ring.  What I like most about her jewelry is they are great everyday pieces you can mix and match in with your other jewelry.



 I have been on the hunt for some earrings for everyday wear and these ARROW STUDS are the perfect thing!  They are dainty and so cute.


Her rings are also gorgeous.  I tried a few on so you all could see how they actually look on!  They look great together or alone.



and here I am wearing the COLLAR NECKLACE + HAMMERED BRACELETS


Isn't her jewelry just amazing?  I always love supporting local talents and Christina is one insanely talented lady!  Lucky for you guys Christina has graciously offered 15% off her entire site thru the weekend.  Use code DBDD15 at check out.

You can shop her whole site HERE.  Any of these would make awesome Mothers Day Gifts, which is right around the corner!  Below are a few of my other favorites from her site although I really love everything!







Happy Shopping!  

If you know of any other jewelry designers you would like to see featured in this series or if you yourself are a jewelry designer and are interested in being featured shoot me an email at Nataliemason24@yahoo.com!