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Hey Dolls,


I have come to grips that my summer vacay is almost over!!!  I decided to go visit one of my BFF's for a little fun before it's back to work for me.

Yesterday morning we went for a run and the sun was BLAZING!!!  I think it is safe to say that I've got a nice bronzed tan LOL!
Here is my OOTD
In the summer, I love wearing dresses!  They're cute, comfy, and no fuss when it's time to get dressed to enter the heat that awaits you.  I fell in love with this peplum dress that I got from Ross and guess what else.....it was ONLY $5!!!  Yes, five dollars!  You all have seen these Kenneth Cole wedges before here.

After our run, we had brunch, went shopping, and got some froyo from Mochi.  
I love these frozen yogurt places that have been popping up everywhere but Tutti Fruitti is still my FAV!  Check out my post about them here.

Later on we went to dinner at Latinos Y Mas-Latin Fusion Restaurant!  My friend told me that she wanted me to try this place because she was sure I'd love it!
  It's a family owned restaurant and they pride themselves on serving Latin cuisine with a Mediterranean flair!  Job well done because the food here is AH-MA-ZING!!!
For starters we were given complimentary chips and salsa before we even placed our drink orders....that's what I'm talking about!
We both ordered the same exact thing which was the 
Carne Azada con Chimichurri which came with a house salad.
I don't normally care for creamy salad dressings.  Italian is my go-to dressing but the house dressing was described as being a creamy Italian vinaigrette so I decided to try it and it was pretty good.
Here is the Flank steak which came with yellow rice and black beans, that green chimichurri that was so dang good, and sweet plantains which is that funny looking stuff next to the rice.  Ok so let me just tell you something.....this was so freggin good that I ate every bit!  (don't judge me) LOL!  I don't normally finish my dinner meals that I show you guys but this right here.........I couldn't stop eating it.

Be back soon!
~Trice

A Litttle Summer Fun & Restaurant Review

Hey Dolls,


I have come to grips that my summer vacay is almost over!!!  I decided to go visit one of my BFF's for a little fun before it's back to work for me.

Yesterday morning we went for a run and the sun was BLAZING!!!  I think it is safe to say that I've got a nice bronzed tan LOL!
Here is my OOTD
In the summer, I love wearing dresses!  They're cute, comfy, and no fuss when it's time to get dressed to enter the heat that awaits you.  I fell in love with this peplum dress that I got from Ross and guess what else.....it was ONLY $5!!!  Yes, five dollars!  You all have seen these Kenneth Cole wedges before here.

After our run, we had brunch, went shopping, and got some froyo from Mochi.  
I love these frozen yogurt places that have been popping up everywhere but Tutti Fruitti is still my FAV!  Check out my post about them here.

Later on we went to dinner at Latinos Y Mas-Latin Fusion Restaurant!  My friend told me that she wanted me to try this place because she was sure I'd love it!
  It's a family owned restaurant and they pride themselves on serving Latin cuisine with a Mediterranean flair!  Job well done because the food here is AH-MA-ZING!!!
For starters we were given complimentary chips and salsa before we even placed our drink orders....that's what I'm talking about!
We both ordered the same exact thing which was the 
Carne Azada con Chimichurri which came with a house salad.
I don't normally care for creamy salad dressings.  Italian is my go-to dressing but the house dressing was described as being a creamy Italian vinaigrette so I decided to try it and it was pretty good.
Here is the Flank steak which came with yellow rice and black beans, that green chimichurri that was so dang good, and sweet plantains which is that funny looking stuff next to the rice.  Ok so let me just tell you something.....this was so freggin good that I ate every bit!  (don't judge me) LOL!  I don't normally finish my dinner meals that I show you guys but this right here.........I couldn't stop eating it.

Be back soon!
~Trice
Hey Dolls,

I'm back with another quick and delicious meal you can make any night of the week!  I made Salmon Burgers for my boo and I last night and they were sooooo gooood!

Here is what you'll need:
SlamonBurgerIngredients-1
I bought my Salmon Burger Patties pre-prepared at the seafood counter in the store.  I wanted something quick and fuss-free!  The patties came prepared with spices, bread crumbs, and egg.

1.) Add a small amount of salt and pepper and add the patties to a grill pan that has heated olive oil in it.
UncookedSalmonPatties-1
2.) It'll only take about 3-4 minutes per side.  Once they're cooked take them off the grill and set them aside.
CookedSalmonPatties-1
3.) For a side I wanted spinach and fries.  So I chopped two cloves of garlic and let them brown.  Please don't over brown your garlic because it will burn the garlic and make your dish bitter and unappetizing.
garlic-1
4.) A lot of spinach.....
LotsofSpinach-1
5.) Goes a long way! Add just a tad bit of seasoning to your spinach.  This garlicky spinach is delicious.
wiltedspinach-1
6.) I like lightly buttering my kaiser rolls with olive oil spread and toasting them when ever I make this dish.  I also use spicy mayo.  Both of these things add extra layers of flavor!
KaiserRolls-1

ButteredKaiserRoll-1
7.) I knew my honey would want fries so I prepared a few fries by drizzling olive oil on them and adding seasoning, garlic, and parsley.  I baked them in the oven for a few minutes.
fries-1
7.) Cut up your tomatoes and avacado to add on your burger.  I realized my avacado wasn't ripe enough once I cut into it, so I didn't use it.  I was a little peeved because I love what it adds to the burger.  It was still phenomenal though! 
SalmonBurgerProduct-1
8.) Enjoy!  
SalmonBurger-1
It seriously takes no time to whip this meal together.   If you love fish, like I do, you will LOVE this salmon burger. My boo inhaled it....(who am I kidding, so did I)
Thanks so much for stopping by!
XOXO

What's Cooking With Trice: Salmon Burgers

Hey Dolls,

I'm back with another quick and delicious meal you can make any night of the week!  I made Salmon Burgers for my boo and I last night and they were sooooo gooood!

Here is what you'll need:
SlamonBurgerIngredients-1
I bought my Salmon Burger Patties pre-prepared at the seafood counter in the store.  I wanted something quick and fuss-free!  The patties came prepared with spices, bread crumbs, and egg.

1.) Add a small amount of salt and pepper and add the patties to a grill pan that has heated olive oil in it.
UncookedSalmonPatties-1
2.) It'll only take about 3-4 minutes per side.  Once they're cooked take them off the grill and set them aside.
CookedSalmonPatties-1
3.) For a side I wanted spinach and fries.  So I chopped two cloves of garlic and let them brown.  Please don't over brown your garlic because it will burn the garlic and make your dish bitter and unappetizing.
garlic-1
4.) A lot of spinach.....
LotsofSpinach-1
5.) Goes a long way! Add just a tad bit of seasoning to your spinach.  This garlicky spinach is delicious.
wiltedspinach-1
6.) I like lightly buttering my kaiser rolls with olive oil spread and toasting them when ever I make this dish.  I also use spicy mayo.  Both of these things add extra layers of flavor!
KaiserRolls-1

ButteredKaiserRoll-1
7.) I knew my honey would want fries so I prepared a few fries by drizzling olive oil on them and adding seasoning, garlic, and parsley.  I baked them in the oven for a few minutes.
fries-1
7.) Cut up your tomatoes and avacado to add on your burger.  I realized my avacado wasn't ripe enough once I cut into it, so I didn't use it.  I was a little peeved because I love what it adds to the burger.  It was still phenomenal though! 
SalmonBurgerProduct-1
8.) Enjoy!  
SalmonBurger-1
It seriously takes no time to whip this meal together.   If you love fish, like I do, you will LOVE this salmon burger. My boo inhaled it....(who am I kidding, so did I)
Thanks so much for stopping by!
XOXO

Hey Dolls!

How have you all been?  Great I hope!  I've been OK.  Summer is coming to a quick close and I'm a little sad about it.  It seems like it just started.  It's all good though because I'm looking forward to a great year at school!
Me

The Adversary Can't Steal My Joy: 
Yesterday morning (Sunday) when I was ready to leave for church, I discovered a dead car battery!  I called a few church buddies to stop by on the way to church to jump me but when we tried, we discovered my jumper cables weren't working.  We had to go to Advanced Auto to get new cables and when I hopped up in their jeep, the split in the back of one of my fav high-waisted skirts REALLY SPLIT lol! I had to change into these high-waisted trousers instead.
Me2

We got back to the house and jumped my car.  We realized that my brake lights weren't going out when the car was off, which was the culprit in draining my battery.  We went back to Advance Auto to get a new brake light switch.  By the time we finished all of this, we knew church would be over.
Me3

To God be the Glory because I talked to the Pastor and his wife and was able to get the word anyways! It definitely applied to my life at this very moment. It was about surrounding yourself with people who are supportive of you and are positive forces in helping you be the best you that you can be. There is nothing worse than someone who always says negative things about your dreams and aspirations instead of encouraging you to go for what you want in life!  Great message!

I know I am super duper late but the beautiful Dana of Dana's Lookbook passed an award on to me for being a Versatile Blogger!!!  Thank you so much Dana!  I always feel so humbled to receive blog awards and I'm so happy you all enjoy the content I put on my blog!  Thank you to everyone who visits and/or comments, I read them all!

Here are the rules:
* Nominate 10 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging
* Let them know you have nominated them
* Share 7 random facts about yourself
* Thank the bloggers that have nominated you
* Add the versatile blogger award to your post

I read a lot of blogs so it's always hard to pick a set amount and though I think everyone deserves this award, I'll stick to the rules and choose 10 so I nominate the following

Last but not least 7 random facts about me....
1.) I'm thinking about hiring someone to wash my dishes, fold my clothes, and clean my baseboards lol...Just kidding....naw for real though.
2.) I'm becoming increasingly comfortable with online shopping.  I use to be afraid of it.  I have a new found love for Forever 21!
3.) Though catchy, I love that song "Call Me, Maybe"!
4.) I've been on a mad hunt for some neon yellow heels but it seems like everywhere is sold out.
5.) I've got the baby itch! (Need that ring first *wink *wink)
6.) My little dog who I love so dearly(college grad gift from my boo) is sick and it makes me sad...pray for her.
7.) I have cheerleading practice in an hour...that's pretty random aye? Yes I coach!
Quick Question Before I Go:
Is anyone else having issues with Blogger posting your pictures sideways????  I swear it gives me heartburn!!! LOL!

Ok dolls, I feel like this post was forever long.  Thanks for reading and have a great week!!!
~Trice





Sunday's Best - A Simple Look for a "Versatile Blogger"

Hey Dolls!

How have you all been?  Great I hope!  I've been OK.  Summer is coming to a quick close and I'm a little sad about it.  It seems like it just started.  It's all good though because I'm looking forward to a great year at school!
Me

The Adversary Can't Steal My Joy: 
Yesterday morning (Sunday) when I was ready to leave for church, I discovered a dead car battery!  I called a few church buddies to stop by on the way to church to jump me but when we tried, we discovered my jumper cables weren't working.  We had to go to Advanced Auto to get new cables and when I hopped up in their jeep, the split in the back of one of my fav high-waisted skirts REALLY SPLIT lol! I had to change into these high-waisted trousers instead.
Me2

We got back to the house and jumped my car.  We realized that my brake lights weren't going out when the car was off, which was the culprit in draining my battery.  We went back to Advance Auto to get a new brake light switch.  By the time we finished all of this, we knew church would be over.
Me3

To God be the Glory because I talked to the Pastor and his wife and was able to get the word anyways! It definitely applied to my life at this very moment. It was about surrounding yourself with people who are supportive of you and are positive forces in helping you be the best you that you can be. There is nothing worse than someone who always says negative things about your dreams and aspirations instead of encouraging you to go for what you want in life!  Great message!

I know I am super duper late but the beautiful Dana of Dana's Lookbook passed an award on to me for being a Versatile Blogger!!!  Thank you so much Dana!  I always feel so humbled to receive blog awards and I'm so happy you all enjoy the content I put on my blog!  Thank you to everyone who visits and/or comments, I read them all!

Here are the rules:
* Nominate 10 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging
* Let them know you have nominated them
* Share 7 random facts about yourself
* Thank the bloggers that have nominated you
* Add the versatile blogger award to your post

I read a lot of blogs so it's always hard to pick a set amount and though I think everyone deserves this award, I'll stick to the rules and choose 10 so I nominate the following

Last but not least 7 random facts about me....
1.) I'm thinking about hiring someone to wash my dishes, fold my clothes, and clean my baseboards lol...Just kidding....naw for real though.
2.) I'm becoming increasingly comfortable with online shopping.  I use to be afraid of it.  I have a new found love for Forever 21!
3.) Though catchy, I love that song "Call Me, Maybe"!
4.) I've been on a mad hunt for some neon yellow heels but it seems like everywhere is sold out.
5.) I've got the baby itch! (Need that ring first *wink *wink)
6.) My little dog who I love so dearly(college grad gift from my boo) is sick and it makes me sad...pray for her.
7.) I have cheerleading practice in an hour...that's pretty random aye? Yes I coach!
Quick Question Before I Go:
Is anyone else having issues with Blogger posting your pictures sideways????  I swear it gives me heartburn!!! LOL!

Ok dolls, I feel like this post was forever long.  Thanks for reading and have a great week!!!
~Trice





Hey Dolls,

I'm excited to express how much this new cafe ROCKS MY freggin' SOCKS!!!  Newk's Express Cafe!
Of course I have been hearing the buzz about this place since it opened late spring and I finally got the chance to go, over the weekend. When I got there, the line was almost out of the door.
I was instantly impressed with the prices on the menu, and ALL of the food choices looked enticing!!!

I went with the pick 2 option! Although it was a blistering 100 degrees outside, I had to try one of the soups of the day, The Ultimate Crab Soup! What can I say, I'm a sucker for anything with crab in it...even if it's soup in the middle of the summer.  It was full of crab and corn, topped with crispy, garlicky croutons..YUM, and just a mouth full of flavor! It was a great choice!

For my sandwich option I got the half Grilled Chicken sandwich! It comes with grilled chicken breast, olive oil, applewood smoked bacon, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo, and NEWK's original honey mustard!
Can you say DELICIOUS!!!!

One thing I enjoyed was watching everyone's food be prepared to order! That is ALWAYS a GOOD THING!!!
Other options on the menu include salads, pizzas, and interesting desserts like brownies and peanut butter crispies!

I like that there is one size, one big size drink, and you can keep the cup!
In the middle of the sitting area there is a bar that has your complimentary salt and pepper, croutons, napkins, dressings, crackers and bread sticks!
Last, but certainly not least, is the "Grab N Go" area. A lot of their sandwiches and salads are prepared daily and ready to go if you're in a hurry but want a good meal!

I was thoroughly impressed with Newks! They definitely get an A+ in my book and has quickly become a favorite for me! I will certainly be back soon for more of what their menu has to offer!
Be back soon!
~Trice

NEWK'S Express Cafe!!!

Hey Dolls,

I'm excited to express how much this new cafe ROCKS MY freggin' SOCKS!!!  Newk's Express Cafe!
Of course I have been hearing the buzz about this place since it opened late spring and I finally got the chance to go, over the weekend. When I got there, the line was almost out of the door.
I was instantly impressed with the prices on the menu, and ALL of the food choices looked enticing!!!

I went with the pick 2 option! Although it was a blistering 100 degrees outside, I had to try one of the soups of the day, The Ultimate Crab Soup! What can I say, I'm a sucker for anything with crab in it...even if it's soup in the middle of the summer.  It was full of crab and corn, topped with crispy, garlicky croutons..YUM, and just a mouth full of flavor! It was a great choice!

For my sandwich option I got the half Grilled Chicken sandwich! It comes with grilled chicken breast, olive oil, applewood smoked bacon, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo, and NEWK's original honey mustard!
Can you say DELICIOUS!!!!

One thing I enjoyed was watching everyone's food be prepared to order! That is ALWAYS a GOOD THING!!!
Other options on the menu include salads, pizzas, and interesting desserts like brownies and peanut butter crispies!

I like that there is one size, one big size drink, and you can keep the cup!
In the middle of the sitting area there is a bar that has your complimentary salt and pepper, croutons, napkins, dressings, crackers and bread sticks!
Last, but certainly not least, is the "Grab N Go" area. A lot of their sandwiches and salads are prepared daily and ready to go if you're in a hurry but want a good meal!

I was thoroughly impressed with Newks! They definitely get an A+ in my book and has quickly become a favorite for me! I will certainly be back soon for more of what their menu has to offer!
Be back soon!
~Trice
Hey Dolls,


It's been quite a while since my last recipe post.  I tend to do a lot more experimenting in the kitchen during the summer because I have more time on my hands.  Last night I made my version of baked ziti.  This was my first time making it and I just went off of what I thought would be good in it.  In other words, I had no recipe...but it turned out delicious!  
 Here's what you'll need:
zitiingredients
Ground Turkey/  Smoked Turkey Sausage/ Yellow Onion/ Marinara Sauce/ Ziti Noodles/ Spinach/ Corn Kernels/ Mozzarella Cheese/ Garlic/ Seasoning of Choice

DIRECTIONS:
1.) Chop 1/2  onion and 2 garlic cloves, drizzle a little Extra virgin olive oil in a hot skillet and saute your onion and garlic with a chopped smoked sausage link.  Season then add ground turkey and cook through.
zitisausage
While the meat cooks, boil your ziti noodles until al dente (Approximately 7-8 minutes).  I should've added a little oil or butter because my noodles stuck together after I drained the water off.
zitinoodles
2.) After your meat is cooked, add marinara sauce and 2 handfuls of baby spinach leaves.  I have grown to really LOVE baby spinach leaves!  They add so much flavor to a dish.  This may look like a lot, but the spinach wilts quite a bit as it cooks.
zitispinach
3.) Once the spinach wilts down, stir in 1 cup of frozen corn kernels and mix everything well.
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4.) Once everything is combined, prepare your ziti to be baked.  I added the meat and veggies in the baking dish first then a layer of cheese, then noodles, another layer of meat and veggies, and so forth.  I repeated until everything was plated.
ziti3
5.) Afterwards, I topped of the ziti off with the rest of the cheese I had left.  Next time I will need to use two bags of cheese because as you can see, I ran out.  
ziti4

6.) Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.  You can see here that my cheese was a little bit sparse.
ziti5
That's quite alright because it turned out delicious!!!  
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Please try this!  I'm telling you, ground turkey has so much more flavor than ground beef!  I was pleased with how flavorful this dish turned out!  If you try it, let me know how it was for you!

Have a FAB day!
~Trice

What's Cooking with Trice!?! BAKED ZITI!!!

Hey Dolls,


It's been quite a while since my last recipe post.  I tend to do a lot more experimenting in the kitchen during the summer because I have more time on my hands.  Last night I made my version of baked ziti.  This was my first time making it and I just went off of what I thought would be good in it.  In other words, I had no recipe...but it turned out delicious!  
 Here's what you'll need:
zitiingredients
Ground Turkey/  Smoked Turkey Sausage/ Yellow Onion/ Marinara Sauce/ Ziti Noodles/ Spinach/ Corn Kernels/ Mozzarella Cheese/ Garlic/ Seasoning of Choice

DIRECTIONS:
1.) Chop 1/2  onion and 2 garlic cloves, drizzle a little Extra virgin olive oil in a hot skillet and saute your onion and garlic with a chopped smoked sausage link.  Season then add ground turkey and cook through.
zitisausage
While the meat cooks, boil your ziti noodles until al dente (Approximately 7-8 minutes).  I should've added a little oil or butter because my noodles stuck together after I drained the water off.
zitinoodles
2.) After your meat is cooked, add marinara sauce and 2 handfuls of baby spinach leaves.  I have grown to really LOVE baby spinach leaves!  They add so much flavor to a dish.  This may look like a lot, but the spinach wilts quite a bit as it cooks.
zitispinach
3.) Once the spinach wilts down, stir in 1 cup of frozen corn kernels and mix everything well.
ziti2
4.) Once everything is combined, prepare your ziti to be baked.  I added the meat and veggies in the baking dish first then a layer of cheese, then noodles, another layer of meat and veggies, and so forth.  I repeated until everything was plated.
ziti3
5.) Afterwards, I topped of the ziti off with the rest of the cheese I had left.  Next time I will need to use two bags of cheese because as you can see, I ran out.  
ziti4

6.) Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.  You can see here that my cheese was a little bit sparse.
ziti5
That's quite alright because it turned out delicious!!!  
Zitifinished
Please try this!  I'm telling you, ground turkey has so much more flavor than ground beef!  I was pleased with how flavorful this dish turned out!  If you try it, let me know how it was for you!

Have a FAB day!
~Trice

Hey Dolls,


Last week I was given the opportunity to host happy hour for some friends at Bahama Breeze!  At the event we listened to live music, sampled the new "Legendary Cocktails", and ate complimentary appetizers and small plates!
Let's get right to it!
In order from left to right was the "Painkiller" which had a hint of coconut and pineapple, "Goombay Smash" which had a hint of orange in it, and the "Barbados Rum Punch" which was favorite for the evening!  Not sure what was in it...but it was good!
These chicken quesadillas were delicious!  Not only did they have chicken but they were loaded with spinach so that can't be a bad thing.
Chips and salsa are never bad!
These little cheeseburger sliders were a hit among my friends!
These chicken empanadas were my favorite.  The corn and black bean salsa complimented them perfectly.
I'm not a huge pork eater but I wanted a bun to slap this tender and incredibly tasty pulled pork and bbq sauce on!  LOL!  The pork was very good and came on top of sweet plantains which added an interesting flavor.   Great dish.
Sweet Corn Cakes....not bad.
You can never go wrong with coconut shrimp...at least not in my book!
I tried hummus for the first time here but I didn't get a good picture.  I was pleasantly surprised and actually enjoyed it quite a bit!  I have always been a fan of Bahama Breeze so I thoroughly enjoyed the evening.  If you have one near you, please check them out and be sure to try one of these cocktails and some of these appetizers!  You'll be pleased. 

Talk to you soon!





Bahama Breeze Blogger Event

Hey Dolls,


Last week I was given the opportunity to host happy hour for some friends at Bahama Breeze!  At the event we listened to live music, sampled the new "Legendary Cocktails", and ate complimentary appetizers and small plates!
Let's get right to it!
In order from left to right was the "Painkiller" which had a hint of coconut and pineapple, "Goombay Smash" which had a hint of orange in it, and the "Barbados Rum Punch" which was favorite for the evening!  Not sure what was in it...but it was good!
These chicken quesadillas were delicious!  Not only did they have chicken but they were loaded with spinach so that can't be a bad thing.
Chips and salsa are never bad!
These little cheeseburger sliders were a hit among my friends!
These chicken empanadas were my favorite.  The corn and black bean salsa complimented them perfectly.
I'm not a huge pork eater but I wanted a bun to slap this tender and incredibly tasty pulled pork and bbq sauce on!  LOL!  The pork was very good and came on top of sweet plantains which added an interesting flavor.   Great dish.
Sweet Corn Cakes....not bad.
You can never go wrong with coconut shrimp...at least not in my book!
I tried hummus for the first time here but I didn't get a good picture.  I was pleasantly surprised and actually enjoyed it quite a bit!  I have always been a fan of Bahama Breeze so I thoroughly enjoyed the evening.  If you have one near you, please check them out and be sure to try one of these cocktails and some of these appetizers!  You'll be pleased. 

Talk to you soon!





Hey Lovelies,


My name is Trice and I am in love with Starbucks!  Is there anyone else out there who shares this love I have? LOL!  Yes, I am one of the many Starbucks addicts of the world.  starbucks3
Last Friday, Starbucks offered their customers  FREE samples of their 2 new energy refresher drinks!  I had to take advantage of the opportunity since it was indeed free!
starbucks2

The two drinks are said to provide natural energy because they are made from un-roasted, green coffee extract. They are also high in antioxidants.  The two drinks are the Very Berry Hibiscus and the Cool Lime Refresher.
Starbucks1

I preferred the Very Berry Hibiscus over the Cool Lime, but I have to say I'm glad they were free because I didn't really care for them...at all. However, due to the fact that I love Starbucks so much....I'd be willing to try the Very Berry Hibiscus again. :)

During the hot summer months I like to indulge in their frappacinos but since I am trying (key word here is TRYING)  to watch my weight, my second favorite cold treat from Starbucks in the summer is this!
Stabucks4

 Tall iced coffee with soy milk and 2 Splendas.  I nibble on the iced Lemon Pound Cake too if I'm really feeling naughty! LOL!  It is soooo good!
Starbucks on Urbanspoon

Well that's all for now!  Talk to you soon!

~Trice


My Starbucks Obsession!

Hey Lovelies,


My name is Trice and I am in love with Starbucks!  Is there anyone else out there who shares this love I have? LOL!  Yes, I am one of the many Starbucks addicts of the world.  starbucks3
Last Friday, Starbucks offered their customers  FREE samples of their 2 new energy refresher drinks!  I had to take advantage of the opportunity since it was indeed free!
starbucks2

The two drinks are said to provide natural energy because they are made from un-roasted, green coffee extract. They are also high in antioxidants.  The two drinks are the Very Berry Hibiscus and the Cool Lime Refresher.
Starbucks1

I preferred the Very Berry Hibiscus over the Cool Lime, but I have to say I'm glad they were free because I didn't really care for them...at all. However, due to the fact that I love Starbucks so much....I'd be willing to try the Very Berry Hibiscus again. :)

During the hot summer months I like to indulge in their frappacinos but since I am trying (key word here is TRYING)  to watch my weight, my second favorite cold treat from Starbucks in the summer is this!
Stabucks4

 Tall iced coffee with soy milk and 2 Splendas.  I nibble on the iced Lemon Pound Cake too if I'm really feeling naughty! LOL!  It is soooo good!
Starbucks on Urbanspoon

Well that's all for now!  Talk to you soon!

~Trice


Hi Dolls,

I pray all of you had a wonderful weekend and are energized and ready to start the fresh new week!  I am, especially after the message I received in church today.  

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The message today came out of Romans 12:1-2.  The sermon talked a few things.  One being that we are to live in this world but not be of the world.  We should strive to give God our best and renew our minds daily because the adversary is ever present and striving to cause us to fall.  Have you ever heard your pastor or maybe a friend or family member say, "Your body is a temple"?  The spirit of the Lord dwells inside of you so you should always be mindful of what you put it in it, expose to it, and allow to come out of it (what you speak).  

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Church service is always a blessing.  
Dress:  Lapis Clothing
Jewelry:  Forever 21
Heels:  MJM Designer Shoes

After church I had the pleasure of indulging in the moistest, most delicious pound cake you would ever want to sink you teeth into!!! It was made by a friend of mine at J. Vashawn cakes.  He made this particular cake in the shape of a butterfly.  


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I hope you can look at this slice and maybe imagine how moist it was LOL!  If you live in the Jacksonville area and would like to purchase a pound cake, please let me know!  Trust me, it would be worth every penny!
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That's all for now, have a fantastic week!
~Trice

Sunday's Best and GREAT CAKE!!!

Hi Dolls,

I pray all of you had a wonderful weekend and are energized and ready to start the fresh new week!  I am, especially after the message I received in church today.  

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The message today came out of Romans 12:1-2.  The sermon talked a few things.  One being that we are to live in this world but not be of the world.  We should strive to give God our best and renew our minds daily because the adversary is ever present and striving to cause us to fall.  Have you ever heard your pastor or maybe a friend or family member say, "Your body is a temple"?  The spirit of the Lord dwells inside of you so you should always be mindful of what you put it in it, expose to it, and allow to come out of it (what you speak).  

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Church service is always a blessing.  
Dress:  Lapis Clothing
Jewelry:  Forever 21
Heels:  MJM Designer Shoes

After church I had the pleasure of indulging in the moistest, most delicious pound cake you would ever want to sink you teeth into!!! It was made by a friend of mine at J. Vashawn cakes.  He made this particular cake in the shape of a butterfly.  


JeffsButterflyCake
I hope you can look at this slice and maybe imagine how moist it was LOL!  If you live in the Jacksonville area and would like to purchase a pound cake, please let me know!  Trust me, it would be worth every penny!
JeffsSlicedCake
That's all for now, have a fantastic week!
~Trice
Hey Dolls,


I feel like I haven't done a restaurant review in a while so here goes!  I have been hearing so many great reviews about the new do it yourself sushi restaurant and have been wanting to try it out.  It's called "How Do You Roll?"  Cool name huh!?!?

I'm a bit of a sushi newbie, having only tried the Dynamite Roll at different Japanese restaurants.  Sushi just never seemed appetizing to me but knowing that I could customize the roll to my liking at this place made it more appeasing.

I love how colorful everything is.  Very clean too, that's always good!

So there's an assembly line that sort of reminds me of how you place an order at Subway.  The guy making my roll was very nice and informative being that I was somewhat of a sushi novice.

 You start by choosing the type of roll you want, Seaweed or Modern Soy. I stuck to the seaweed wrap but he did mention the soy wrap has no flavor and cost $1 more.  Then you have a choice between white or brown rice, I chose brown rice.  Next you get to add veggies (cream cheese counts as a veggie).  I got cream cheese, avacado, and asparagus.  Next you have a choice of protein (salmon, lobster, crawfish, chicken, beef, etc.)  I chose crawfish.  Lastly, you have a choice of several different toppings.  I went with fish sauce and spicy mayo.  I didn't care for the spicy mayo so I only used the fish sauce which was delicious.  

To my surprise, I got some extras because it was happy hour.  I chose the Miso Soup which was quite tasty.  It had tofu bits and green onion my fav!

I took my roll to go and indulged in the comfort of my home with a nice chilled glass of Cupcake Moscato!!!  

I have to admit, I really enjoyed customizing my own sushi and it tasted great.  I will most definitely be back for more.  Talk to you all soon!
~Trice

Foodie Friday! How Do You Roll?

Hey Dolls,


I feel like I haven't done a restaurant review in a while so here goes!  I have been hearing so many great reviews about the new do it yourself sushi restaurant and have been wanting to try it out.  It's called "How Do You Roll?"  Cool name huh!?!?

I'm a bit of a sushi newbie, having only tried the Dynamite Roll at different Japanese restaurants.  Sushi just never seemed appetizing to me but knowing that I could customize the roll to my liking at this place made it more appeasing.

I love how colorful everything is.  Very clean too, that's always good!

So there's an assembly line that sort of reminds me of how you place an order at Subway.  The guy making my roll was very nice and informative being that I was somewhat of a sushi novice.

 You start by choosing the type of roll you want, Seaweed or Modern Soy. I stuck to the seaweed wrap but he did mention the soy wrap has no flavor and cost $1 more.  Then you have a choice between white or brown rice, I chose brown rice.  Next you get to add veggies (cream cheese counts as a veggie).  I got cream cheese, avacado, and asparagus.  Next you have a choice of protein (salmon, lobster, crawfish, chicken, beef, etc.)  I chose crawfish.  Lastly, you have a choice of several different toppings.  I went with fish sauce and spicy mayo.  I didn't care for the spicy mayo so I only used the fish sauce which was delicious.  

To my surprise, I got some extras because it was happy hour.  I chose the Miso Soup which was quite tasty.  It had tofu bits and green onion my fav!

I took my roll to go and indulged in the comfort of my home with a nice chilled glass of Cupcake Moscato!!!  

I have to admit, I really enjoyed customizing my own sushi and it tasted great.  I will most definitely be back for more.  Talk to you all soon!
~Trice

Hey Dolls,

I'm back with my last OOTD from Vegas.  I absolutely LOVE this dress.  The colors are so perfect for the summer time and I love the flowy fit!  Can you guess where I bought it........

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YEP!!!  You guessed right!!!  ROSS!!!  Did I mention how much I love that store?  I come across a lot of people who say they can never find anything there but they have never ever ever let me down.  They have the best dresses at the best prices.
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  I wore pink flip flops from Old Navy and jewelry from various places.
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   I had a great time in Vegas with my family and parting was such sweet sorrow.  They wanted to pack me up in their luggage and take me home with them, but I had to get back to my life in Florida.  

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Well, that's all for now, I shall return soon.  Have a great night.
~Trice

Summer OOTD: Big Colors!


Hey Dolls,

I'm back with my last OOTD from Vegas.  I absolutely LOVE this dress.  The colors are so perfect for the summer time and I love the flowy fit!  Can you guess where I bought it........

colorful4best


YEP!!!  You guessed right!!!  ROSS!!!  Did I mention how much I love that store?  I come across a lot of people who say they can never find anything there but they have never ever ever let me down.  They have the best dresses at the best prices.
mycolorfulfit
  I wore pink flip flops from Old Navy and jewelry from various places.
colorful3

   I had a great time in Vegas with my family and parting was such sweet sorrow.  They wanted to pack me up in their luggage and take me home with them, but I had to get back to my life in Florida.  

colorful5
Well, that's all for now, I shall return soon.  Have a great night.
~Trice

Hi Guys,


I'm back home from my mini vacation and boy how time always flies when you're having a good time.  Here is another OOTD from my vacay.

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I'm loving the asymmetrical (hi/low) dresses and shirts this season!  I found this one and fell in love with the color and print at none other than Ross!  I LOVE THAT STORE!!!

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I rocked my Sam Edelman sandals with the dress but believe me, they got traded for the flip flops because I did NOT want sore feet by the end of the day.

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One of the many fabulous things about Vegas is that there are tons of great decor to take pictures by, hence this really cool vase inside of the Aria hotel.

I also thought this wall of the dancing phenomenon that is Jabbawoceez, served as a great photo op as well.  It was kinda 3-D like. LOL!

If you've been to Vegas, you know there is always going to be some where good to eat and a buffet in every building! We decided to go to "The Buffet" inside of Aria because not only is it featured as one of the top 5 buffets in Vegas in the Endless Vacation Magazine, we all LOVE crab legs and this buffet had all you could eat King Crab legs (among other international cuisine) YUMMMMM!!!!

The Buffet (Aria) on Urbanspoon
I didn't photograph any of the other food we had but I did take a pic of the cute little bite size desserts!  

Raspberry and Lemon Cheesecake,Strawberry Cheesecake, Mint Chocolate Whoopie Pie, and Carrot Cake!  They also had a Snickers Treat and Apple Pie that I didn't include.  The picture may make them look like big portions but they were very small.  The carrot cake was DA BOMB.COM!!!  

Chat with you dolls soon!
~Trice

Summer OOTD and The Buffet

Hi Guys,


I'm back home from my mini vacation and boy how time always flies when you're having a good time.  Here is another OOTD from my vacay.

DSCN8998
I'm loving the asymmetrical (hi/low) dresses and shirts this season!  I found this one and fell in love with the color and print at none other than Ross!  I LOVE THAT STORE!!!

DSCN8995
I rocked my Sam Edelman sandals with the dress but believe me, they got traded for the flip flops because I did NOT want sore feet by the end of the day.

DSCN8999
One of the many fabulous things about Vegas is that there are tons of great decor to take pictures by, hence this really cool vase inside of the Aria hotel.

I also thought this wall of the dancing phenomenon that is Jabbawoceez, served as a great photo op as well.  It was kinda 3-D like. LOL!

If you've been to Vegas, you know there is always going to be some where good to eat and a buffet in every building! We decided to go to "The Buffet" inside of Aria because not only is it featured as one of the top 5 buffets in Vegas in the Endless Vacation Magazine, we all LOVE crab legs and this buffet had all you could eat King Crab legs (among other international cuisine) YUMMMMM!!!!

The Buffet (Aria) on Urbanspoon
I didn't photograph any of the other food we had but I did take a pic of the cute little bite size desserts!  

Raspberry and Lemon Cheesecake,Strawberry Cheesecake, Mint Chocolate Whoopie Pie, and Carrot Cake!  They also had a Snickers Treat and Apple Pie that I didn't include.  The picture may make them look like big portions but they were very small.  The carrot cake was DA BOMB.COM!!!  

Chat with you dolls soon!
~Trice
Hey Dolls,


For those of you who have been following my blog for a while, you know that Vegas is one of my FAVORITE vacay spots!  I decided, on a whim might I add, to come to Vegas for the fourth of July and to celebrate my brother's birthday!  So I'm going to keep it short and show you my OOTDs!!!


Here is what I wore on Independence Day!  I thought the red, white, and blue in this dress was perfect for the occasion.

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Dress:  Emma & Michele via Ross
Earrings & Bracelets: Body Central
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I love how long this dress is!  I was able to hide my flip flops
 (Old Navy) and still look cute.  I wore flip flops because I knew I'd be doing a lot of walking and wanted to be comfortable.
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I threw this pic in because I wanted you to see the really cute lady bugs made out of flowers! 
 (Inside of the Bellagio Hotel)
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Vegas has a plethora of choices for good eats.  For dinner we went to BB Kings Restaurant and Blues Club.
There was a step and repeat so of course I took full advantage for a photo op!

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Now... I have been to BB Kings Restaurant in Florida and I loved the food but here in Vegas I was just underwhelmed.  The food was nice to look at though.
We had a coupon and were able to get our appetizers for free!  The catfish bites were the best!

These little sweet potato puffs were good but I think I liked the caramel dipping sauce best!

The fried pickles were ok but waaaayyyyyy too salty so we returned them....

....and got wings instead.

My dish looks wonderful doesn't it?  It's one of the signature items, Cajun Carbonara.  It was perfect too look at but the flavor was absent.  :(  After doctoring it up a bit, I was able to enjoy it a little more.
Half of a chicken.  I didn't taste this so I can't say anything about it.

The chicken fried chicken came on a bed of macaroni and I got a little taste of it and it was kind of lacking in flavor as well.  
B.B. King's Blues Club on Urbanspoon

The atmosphere was cool but the food was just ok.  I hate when that happens but I'd go back for another try since my experience was so great at the location in Florida.  

That wraps it up for day 1 in Vegas.  I shall return soon dolls.

Have a great day
~Trice

Vegas on The Fourth & BB Kings

Hey Dolls,


For those of you who have been following my blog for a while, you know that Vegas is one of my FAVORITE vacay spots!  I decided, on a whim might I add, to come to Vegas for the fourth of July and to celebrate my brother's birthday!  So I'm going to keep it short and show you my OOTDs!!!


Here is what I wore on Independence Day!  I thought the red, white, and blue in this dress was perfect for the occasion.

DSCN8963
Dress:  Emma & Michele via Ross
Earrings & Bracelets: Body Central
DSCN8962
I love how long this dress is!  I was able to hide my flip flops
 (Old Navy) and still look cute.  I wore flip flops because I knew I'd be doing a lot of walking and wanted to be comfortable.
DSCN8966
I threw this pic in because I wanted you to see the really cute lady bugs made out of flowers! 
 (Inside of the Bellagio Hotel)
IMG_2346
Vegas has a plethora of choices for good eats.  For dinner we went to BB Kings Restaurant and Blues Club.
There was a step and repeat so of course I took full advantage for a photo op!

DSCN8991
Now... I have been to BB Kings Restaurant in Florida and I loved the food but here in Vegas I was just underwhelmed.  The food was nice to look at though.
We had a coupon and were able to get our appetizers for free!  The catfish bites were the best!

These little sweet potato puffs were good but I think I liked the caramel dipping sauce best!

The fried pickles were ok but waaaayyyyyy too salty so we returned them....

....and got wings instead.

My dish looks wonderful doesn't it?  It's one of the signature items, Cajun Carbonara.  It was perfect too look at but the flavor was absent.  :(  After doctoring it up a bit, I was able to enjoy it a little more.
Half of a chicken.  I didn't taste this so I can't say anything about it.

The chicken fried chicken came on a bed of macaroni and I got a little taste of it and it was kind of lacking in flavor as well.  
B.B. King's Blues Club on Urbanspoon

The atmosphere was cool but the food was just ok.  I hate when that happens but I'd go back for another try since my experience was so great at the location in Florida.  

That wraps it up for day 1 in Vegas.  I shall return soon dolls.

Have a great day
~Trice

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