Thursday, March 7, 2013

Life by Rikki in Photos

This is for #tbt.  This was from Father's Day a few years back.  Before the life of marriage and babies fell on my sister and me.  I miss my short hair...I can't wait to lose the rest of my baby weight so that I can consider chopping this mane off.
I have no idea why I have not made Kale Chips sooner!  I made these for the first time a couple of weeks ago and I am in love, people!! I just used sea salt and olive oil, but they were amazing.  This is my new favorite snack. I love how you can add pretty much anything: parmesan cheese, seasoned salt, garlic powder, etc. Here's the simple recipe I used:

1 bunch of organic kale
1 tsp. olive oil
sea salt

Wash and chop kale in bite size pieces.
Dry kale as much as possible using paper towels or a salad spinner.  I just let them dry overnight in the fridge.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, combine kale, olive oil and sprinkle sea salt (salt goes a long way on these, so I used it sparingly).
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Spead the kale out on the cookie sheet and bake until brown, about 10-15 minutes.

I hope you love this as much as I do!
Work has me going insane lately!  I have a few projects that I'm staying on top of, so my blog posts have kind of been far and in between.

I have to paint my nails like a robber waiting in the shadows of the night, haha.  I have to wait until the middle of the night when baby S is asleep to paint my nails.  It's pretty much the only time that I don't risk messing up fresh paint.  I decided that I needed some fresh paint on my nails and something to put me in the mood for Spring, so I opted for OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender. 
HoneyB and I had a long overdue date night last night.  The last time we went out together was Valentine's Day.  Anyway, we had a quick sushi dinner at our usual neighborhood spot.  I've had a hankering for sushi for who knows how long!  We were supposed to go on Valentine's Day, but all our plans got ruined :( Yes, maybe I'm still bitter, lol.  I will stay away from the crab mixture, heavy sauces and tempura/fried pieces because they are just loaded with calories and fat that I don't need.  But, leave it up to the hubster to order the "good" stuff so I end up having a bite...or two :P
 Now, Life by Rikki would not be complete without this little lady right here!  Here she is in her Juicy Couture outfit gifted by her auntie & uncle :)

And let's finish it off with a shameless selfie in the car, sporting my new sunglasses and lipstick ;P 


  1. i totally had sushi tonight for our date night :) soo good! <3

    The DayLee Journal

  2. Cute post!


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