7.02.2012

AROUND THE LOFT

Just some photos from around the loft today. 
You know it's hard for me to stray from a monochromatic palate, especially when it comes to my decor. I love my extra large (Euro size) mongolian fluff pillows but wanted to add something more. Sparkly pillows? Eh... I didn't really want to complicate things.
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I was surprisingly drawn to this muted DVF spotted cat sham. I thought about it for a couple weeks and decided to give it a try. Its a sham, so I can easily switch it out for another beautiful option, when I get tired of it. 
What do you think? 
I found these summery forks for 99 cents  at Target. 
The perfect way to inexpensively brighten up my white dishes. 
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This morning I posted a photo a of my lunch on Instagram...
(you can find me, just search "hrhcollection")
As promised here is my quick, simple recipe for my version of a low calorie Carbonara. If you have been following my blog and Youtube channel, you might know I used to be overweight. My highest was 181 lbs, in the first year of college. I have been able to keep it off, though its a constant struggle with that 5 or 10 pounds that just wont seem to shed. I love good food, though would rather make my own healthier version of it so guilt doesn't kick in afterwards. Note: I made this normally super calorie filled pasta dish to suit my taste, it may not be considered a true Carbonara, but it certainly satisfies my craving.
RECIPE: 
- Boil one serving of pasta. I chose my favorite, Linguini. 
-Microwave two slices of bacon until crispy. When cooled, chop and set aside. 
-Spray saute pan with olive oil PAM and saute 1/4 cup onion until some are crispy. 
-Turn off the burner and let sit. 
-Add the chopped bacon to the still hot saute pan and set mixture aside. 
-Add the cooked pasta to the bacon and onions. 
-Sprinkle salt to taste. 
-Spray pasta mixture with zero calorie spray butter that can be found in the butter section of your supermarket. 
-Mix well in the warm pan, serve and guiltlessly enjoy!

28 comments:

  1. love love love :)
    http://purplerubys.blogspot.com

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  2. gorgeous!
    i love all these photos, darling!
    love your blog!
    been following for ages


    xx [ aphrodite blue ]

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  3. I love those forks! They are so cute!


    herdollface.blogspot.com


    xoxo

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  4. PLEASE tell me how you convince your guy to let you decorate pretty and girly?! ;) beautiful.

    http://www.thesparkle.net

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  5. I love the recipe, thanks so much Alex! xoxo BHB

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  6. Love the pillows and forks. I just wish we had Target over here in the UK. They seem to have the cutest things!

    -Elodie x
    http://www.elle-yeah.com

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  7. The pillows are so pretty, love them!
    And i'll give your recipe a try, hopefully it works for me :)
    xx-B
    http://thegreyclover.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Wow, I never would have guessed you were ever overweight. You're stunning! I am lemming that lipstick poster you have framed there :)

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  9. alex your blog and videos make me happy!and i've been following for ever!

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  10. i love that DVF pillow! definitely keep it!

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  11. The pillows are totally cute. I want that pasta right now :D

    glamDevils

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  12. Hi, where did you get your round side table with the marble top?

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  13. Im definitely doing that pasta very soon! I love the forks, I need them!!!!

    http://hippiechicpao.blogspot.com

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  14. Where did you get the artwork of the lipsticks? I adore it!

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  15. LOVE the forks!!<3

    Check out my fashion and beauty blog at ajsdreamality.blogspot.com

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  16. Love the pillows and art on the wall!!
    http://iamcbc.blogspot.com

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  17. So jealous of your loft.
    Check out my blog if you want gorgeous! =]

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  18. love the pillows!
    http://chris-ed.blogspot.de/

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  19. From one monochromer to another its perfect. I really admire your style, I even watched how to arrange a coffee table again the other day while I was rearranging my lounge!
    http:/thirtythreekisses.blogspot.co.nz

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  20. That looks delish!
    Cool blog :)

    http://thriftyfridays.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. I love the prints on your wall! So cute!

    xx Meghan
    http://scarvesandrockets.blogspot.com/

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