Piercings or Peace Of Mind? Which would you rather...?
||Greetings Middle Sisters,
You know, there are a ton of great things about piercings. They can totally change your image. A hoop in your nose can make you look like a punk or a hip chick in the best way. A pair of pearls clasped to your ears makes dull pastels (the snooty oldest sister's usual choice for family functions, how boring!) seem clean-cut, classy, and astonishingly presentable. A little hole in your belly can bring you back 10 years, and a "Monroe" piercing on your upper lip can bring you all the way back to the 50's!
Anyway, I've had my fair share of fun with piercings. For a short while I had a nose ring, which my parents HATED, by the way. (I loved it, probably for that reason.) Unfortunately, I had to remove it from my face. The deal was, I was seeing this guy who was a great smoocher! So, of course, we snogged a whole bunch. That was wonderful! But, here lies the problem. The apparatus in my nostril would constantly be pushed around. And during our snogging sessions, I would have to put my finger up my nose to readjust it! It became very frustrating for both parties. And it looked like I was constantly picking my nose! I had to reassure him, "No, I swear! It's just this darn nose ring!"
Thus, one day I took it out of my nose! It was so sad that I didn't have this wicked cool looking accessory to make me look gnarly! But, it was so not sad when smooching became ever more pleasant.
So, there's my story. Any of you wacky Middle Sisters have similar stories you could share?
Slightly Scandalous, Smarty Pants
Posted on 02/16/2010 9:03 PM by Smarty Pants
My Famous Black Bean Chili
This recipe is uber easy and uber delish.
Black Bean Chili
1 lb. Ground Chicken
1 Large Onion chopped
1 Green Pepper chopped
6 Cloves Garlic crushed
5 Cans Black Beans drained
1 15 oz. can tomato sauce
1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 Jalapeno pepper chopped
1 c. frozen corn
lots of chili powder
cayanne pepper to taste
- Brown chicken, set aside.
- Saute onion, garlic and green pepper in olive oil until wilted.
- Add browned chicken. Add Beans. Add tomato sauce and diced tomatoes. Add jalapeno pepper, corn and seasonings.
- Stir together and bring to boil. Turn heat to low and let simmer for about 1 hour.
- Eat. You can top each bowl with grated sharp cheddar, sour cream, chopped raw onions or not.
Serve with corn bread and Rebel Red, of course!
After you make it, let me know how it turned out!
Posted on 02/09/2010 10:14 PM by Sweetie Pie
Black (and Brown) Beauties... Together at Last!
Breaking the rules never looked so good.
Hello Middle Sisters! Drama Queen here with a very fashion forward post for you today. I am sure all of you remember the basic fashion do's and don'ts of yester-year, but I am writing to excitedly tell yout o throw them out with last year's faux fur trent! Last week, I touched on the fabulousness of wearing white after Labor Day (I hope some of you listened to my advice!) and today I am going to introduce you to some of my favorite--and not to mention modern--black and brown combos.
Now, on to the more challenging combinations of blacks and browns.
Ok, I have given you my sound advice regarding the beautiful mixing of blacks and browns, but DO NOT over do it! Use your own personal fashion intuition because fashion is not about trends or what's hot and what's not, fashion comes from within. And great personal style can break any rules and look fabulous getting away with it.
Next week's rule to be broken: mixing patterns and florals and stripes... all in the same outfit? Indeed! Ciao my Sisters :-)
High heels and handsome hues - Drama Queen
Posted on 02/03/2010 2:00 PM by Drama Queen