Saturday, April 24, 2010

Italian grilled cheese sammich :)

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(Obviously this is not a picture of my recipe, idk what it is actually...lol)

This is a recipe I came up with when I was on a total grilled-cheese binge-- (blame it on the time of the month, my dears!) After getting sick of regular grilled cheese I tried to come up with ways to spruce it up a bit, this is the result of said sprucing…

You Will need:
Bread (any kind you like, I prefer potato)
Italian cheeses (Mozzarella, Parmesan, etc…)
Cream cheese
Roma tomato
Pepperoni (I get the pizza topping one that comes in a bag)
Butter or Olive oil
Salt & pepper
And a skillet


(Before you start preparing your sandwich, be sure to have your skillet on a low heat to warm it up.) Ok, so, start with your bread and your cream cheese, spread your cream cheese like butter on the inside of your sandwich. (Sounds weird, I know, just go with it!) Next, add your other cheeses and your pepperoni. Slice your Roma tomato in thin-ish slices, salt and pepper them and add them to your sandwich. Next, butter both slices on the outside of your sandwich and slap on the skillet. Should be done when all the cheese is melted and is golden brown on both sides. Cut in halves and enjoy!

XXOO Rosalie

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Weekly Window

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Locay: Love couture

since I am a slacker, once again I hadn't the time to get you the price...I'll try to get on that next month.


XXOO Rosalie

Monday, April 19, 2010

Healthier substitute

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You know those really yummy taco's you like to make? But you might feel all gross afterwards? That's because of the beef you cooked with it-beef tends to make you feel slightly groggy afterwards.
Just a few days ago my roommate made us dinner and she made tacos with ground turkey. I couldn't even tell the difference! Turkey is a lot healthier than beef so that's an added plus, we also used low calorie taco bell seasoning so it tasted like fast food but much more healthier. Enjoy! :o)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

5 Things Jolie-Miette Lovess

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This week's top five is just a few of a favorites I've had for years along with a couple of new favorites as of late. Hope you enjoy this intricate selection of 5 things I love (:




1. Notebooks

I'm sure my family has had hundreds of these borderline-hoarder influencing materials. I mean, who wouldn't? They come in all sorts of styles, colors, sizes, textures; etc. etc. They're just magnificent, and have so many uses! Paper airplane supplies provider, a place to jot down a note, a best friend you can blab to about all your latest adventures without it talking back (although the girl squeals are oh so fun!), etc. etc.

2. Mod Cloth Online Clothing Store

Now, you all know how I love me some vintage - especially the 40s, 50s, 30s, etc. Well, this store is pretty much my heaven: Mod Cloth has modern clothes, vintage clothes and vintage styled clothes with a modern twist. And, they have the most delectable apartment items that are just cute as can be! Shop here to take a look at what I'm talkin' about.

3. Ballet Flats

I have always had a love for Ballet. Ever since I was little I have wanted to be as graceful as a dancer and begged my mother to take me to a ballet class. Unfortunately, we never could, but at least my favorite shoes are in style (: Aren't they adorable? And so comfortable too!


4. Turquoise

I. Love. This. Color. Its absolutely gorgeous! Its flattering, vintage (very popular in the 50s) and just magnificent! Elegant yet modern and urban, I'm very lucky and ecstatic that this color is one of the new 'fads' of our culture (:

5. Audrey Hepburn's "Breakfast at Tiffany's" Sunglasses

Ever since I first saw this movie a few years ago, I have wanted a pair of sunglasses like hers. They're sleek, a snippet of classy and a bit cat-like. I adore them. Luckily, I was able to acquire a pair extraordinarily similar to this pair of exquisite sun-defy-ers. You can also acquire a pair of your own at Walmart from Miley Cyrus/Max Azria's clothing and accessory line. (:

Any questions or comments? Comment below or email me at elleaditce@yahoo.com, subject "Dear Jolie-Miette"


Salut!

Jolie-Miette

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Weekly Window

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Locay: Abercrombie & Fitch (aka: the stinky store)

wasn't able to find a cost for this outfit, but I can tell you where you can get it cheaper, i found a similar skirt and jacket at walmart for only like, $12-$17 and any long black tank can work as a shirt to make this knock-off a brilliant success :)
XXOO Rosalie

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Polaroid Art

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Oh how I love Polaroids. There's something mysterious and mystical about them. Although their production has ceased to exist from my understanding, there are still many people out there who love the quality of a Polaroid instant picture. I'm sure I'm not the only one who appreciates the beauty that this simple yet complex little figure produces with just the click of a button.

I was first introduced to the Polaroid's wonders by my aunt while we were camping. She snapped a photo of me, at the tender age of 5, wearing a giant shirt that belonged to my grandfather, hovering over the fire. My legs were twigs, and I looked like an innocent little girl (although I assure you I was not; I was one of the most mischievous little girls, but that's a story for another time.)

Well, today I'm showing you a Polaroid artist whom I've recently discovered and admire - Grant Hamilton. See the picture above? Yes, he took that.


His way of capturing the vividness of the colors is magnificent; almost gives you a kind of retro, seventies feeling. I love the bold, bright colors in his photos, and how the closeups make you wonder what the whole thing looks like (and makes you want to see what it looks like.)

I hope you like this little find - I know I did. He inspires me to work harder with my own photography in order to capture beauty in a vivid, bold way.


Any questions or comments? Comment below or email me at elleaditce@yahoo.com, subject "Dear Jolie-Miette"


Salut,

Jolie-Miette

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fabulosity 101: Nail Polish Psychology

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Ready for a mani/pedi but stuck in a color rut? Read below to find out what your nail polish says about you!


Red: Known as the color of confidence, it’s fierce and in your face! Red is the girl all the guys want and all the girls want to be! Your Anthem: Tik tok-Ke$ha


Blue: A restless girl who lives and breathes art, she shops vintage and collects colorful things. Your Anthem: Soul sister-Train

Yellow: Young, fun and carefree! Yellow is spontaneous, the girl always down for a weekend roadtrip! Your anthem: Seventeen forever-Metro Station


Green: Calm and serene like the wind in the trees? AS IF! Green is the girl who’s bringing sassy back! She’s the girl who runs around barefoot and has pixie-sticks for blood. Your Anthem: Ocean Avenue-Yellow Card


Pink: When it’s all about the lipgloss, pink is hardcore girly girl! A hopeless romantic, pink sees the world through rose-colored glasses. Your anthem: Just Dance-Lady Gaga


Orange: If life were an episode of FRIENDS, Orange would be the Chandler of nail polishes! Your Anthem: Starstrukk-3oh!3


Purple: The color of glamour, purple is a Diva and damn proud of it! Your anthem: I do not hook up-Kelly Clarkson


Nude: A free spirit who lives in her flip-flops, with a style that changes like the wind! Your anthem: Fireflies-Owl city


Black: Here comes trouble! Black is the girl that rocks the party, or starts one wherever she goes! Your Anthem: Rockstar101-Rihanna


Insider tip: Want a great color without breaking your budget? Try sinful colors! I use it myself because for $1.99 you can’t go wrong!

Keep it fabulous, babe!
XXOO Rosalie

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Architecture of Happiness - A Book Review

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Oh dear . . . this book? Beyond amazing. It is something I wish I had in my own personal library, something I cherish and adore! The way it is written is eloquent and ingenious, and its basis makes complete sense.

The whole story of the book rides around architecture and how it makes us feel. How it affects our daily lives, how it portrays us; our happiness. And, it makes perfect sense. The way our surroundings are built; clean, cut lines and modern styles or older houses with worn furniture, they all portray a part of us and affect our happiness.

The whole book is very hard to explain, so you'll just have to read it for yourself - which is something I highly recommend you do. I give it a 5 out of 5, for eloquence, beauty, and originality.


Sault,

Jolie-Miette

1920s Bedroom How-To

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I have found a how-to in order to make your bedroom look 1920s. Its really interesting, and I'm sure you could find alternates for some things in this article that you don't have (for example, large windows or patience for wallpaper.)




The 1920s was an elaborate decade. Detail was a big part of their decorating process, and they very much cared about the look of their rooms (probably due to the many parties they held - who would want the Crawfords across the street scoffing at your style of curtain?)


Anyway, I hope you enjoy looking at this. I found them intriguing, very much elaborate and BIG in fancy! (:


Where to get some of these styled-furnishings? Try ikea, or better yet, head to your local antique shop and ask the owner where you might acquire 1920s style bedroom furniture/decor. They may know better than almost anyone. If neither of those ideas work, head to your favorite websearch tool, the word that has become a verb itself: Google. I'm sure our dear old friend would gladly find you some nifty 1920s furniture, if not near where you live.


Enjoy, my fellow thrifters. Enjoy!


Salut,

Jolie-Miette

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Weekly Window

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Locay: Victoria's Secret Pink
Price: ranging from $7.50-$9 or 5/$25
(an amazing deal in my opinion.)
XXOO Rosalie

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

History of Royal makeup: Cleopatra

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Cleopatra (like many Egyptians) was known best for her eyeliner, that jet black line that made way for what’s known today as the “Cat eye.” So, what was this eyeliner made of? The answer is lead! Ground up into powder and mixed with warm water. Because of this many Egyptians (men and women, the Egyptians were quite fond of the guy-liner,) died of lead poisoning. (Talk about a fatal attraction to cuteness…Gwen Stefani has no idea!)
Ironically, the spiritual reason for the eyeliner was so that their spirit (or “ka,“) would recognize their body. The Egyptians also used the eyeliner as a way to shade their eyes from the sun…Much more convenient than sunglasses, I suppose.


You can create your own twist with:
Liquid liner
Pencil liner
Beige lipstick
&& gold eyeshadow


Apply eyeshadow from the lid and follow the curvature of the eye all the way up to the brow bone. Put on your liner, begin with liquid and make a cat eye, dragging the line a little farther than normal. Take your pencil liner and line your waterlines--top and bottom. Apply a bit of beige lip to finish off this dangerously gorgeous look.


Helpful hint: having trouble with the cat eye? Take a piece of tape and stick it under your eye so it runs up diagonally where you want the liner to go. Use this as a sort of stencil. Remove once eyeliner is applied.


XXOO Rosalie

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

An Inspiration: Nirrimi Photography

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I have seen quite a few photographers, but none have had nearly half the talent - or accomplishments - at such a young age. Nirrimi is only seventeen years old and has had several publications and recently interned with a big time New York photographer (whose name I do not know.)
I randomly stumbled on her portfolio she had on carbonmade, and was in awe: this girl did exactly what my mind constantly envisioned, craved, and longed to do. Her use of natural light, natural people in their natural settings was enchanting and real. Bold and beautiful, she used a potent, nearly dangerous mixture of our natural elements to create very intelligent, wondrous photos - all while capturing the beauty to be simplistic. She most definitely has a natural talent.

Recently I found that she had a blog, and was so overjoyed I decided to do this post on her.

For her blog, go here to http://weliveyoung.blogspot.com/

For her portfolio, go here to http://nirrimiphotography.carbonmade.com/


Any questions or comments? Comment below or message me at elleaditce@yahoo.com, subject "Dear Jolie-Miette"


Salut,

Jolie-Miette

Monday, April 5, 2010

Iron

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So some of us deal with low iron in our diets-I know i'm one of those people. I've been researching about foods that are high in iron and I thought that I'd share with you the list of foods :o)

-Any green veggies
-Beef,Pork,Lamb,Veal,Turkey,Chicken
-Most of any kinds of seafood
-Dried beans
-Dried fruits
-Fruits in general
-Nuts (I prefer Almonds since they are very good for your skin)

Sometime soon I will provide some recipes that are high in Iron.
Enjoy!


Til I ecrire de nouveau,

Abrielle Etoile

Saturday, April 3, 2010

White Walls

Posted by That's What She Said at 9:07 AM 0 comments
A lot of you have probably lived in an apartment for quite some time, but been unable to paint. Well, as frustrating as it may be, there are other ways to spice up your apartment without using paint - accessories!

Think of the colors you like... bright greens with browns, light pinks with black, or even grays with baby blues. Use the colors you enjoy to decorate your temporary (or permanent) home.

Do you like the vintage patterns? Get some accent pillows and curtains with the pattern you like, and throw in a bright pink vase. What about your dishes? Get some plain, white dishes and paint them with safe paint that's specifically for dishes. Ceramic paint and ceramic plates are the best for this.


I found this article that is specifically about white walls and colorful accessories - its a good article to read when in doubt (:



Any questions or comments? comment below or email me at elleaditce@yahoo.com, subject "Dear Jolie-Miette"


Salut,

Jolie-Miette

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Mosquitoes!

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Happy April Fools day everyone!

I don't have much time, but for now since it's getting to be close to summer-that means mosquito season. One thing to prevent mosquito bites is vitamin B12 yes you can coat yourself in harmful chemicals but to me vitamin B12 works the best.
I took a trip to Mississippi and they are known for the mosquitoes I bought a drink called 'Whoop Ass' and it is high in vitamin B12 and I did not get any mosquito bites whatsoever which is suprising because usually I am the mosquito attractant. So there you have it ladies and gents if your reading this. :o)


Til I écrire de nouveau,

Abrielle Etoile

Wuthering Heights--The Movie!

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IMDB has confirmed that Emily Bronte’s classic is to finally hit the silver screen…And you’ll never guess who got the leading role of Heathcliff! Ed Westwick, otherwise known as Gossip Girl’s Chuck Bass! (melts!) The movie is expected to be released in 2011. Filming began in 2009 in Yorkshire, England. I personally can’t wait to see it, I’m a huge fan of Gossip Girl, and Chuck Bass is just about as gorgeous as they come! Not sure who is set to play Kathy yet…So, let’s make a game of it, who do you think should get the role? Leave a comment to post your answer!
(My money’s on Leighton Meester, but that‘s just me.)





(...don't you just wanna bite him? I know I do!)




XXOO Rosalie
 

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