Sparkles Holiday Look '15

Friday, December 18, 2015

Are you ready for Christmas? You probably are more prepared than myself. The only thing I have down packed is this holiday outfit I'm sharing with you Sparkles. 

I had no clue what to wear to our holiday party. I literally went into my closet and stared several times hoping for inspiration. When I think of holiday parties, I think of bold colors, plaid, or sequins. Literally that's what I looked for in my closet. I bought this skirt back in June with the intentions of wearing it for all the holiday festivities. I thought it paired just perfectly with this plaid button down. To me, they are both such statement pieces that can be rocked in varied ways. These are pieces that make me so happy, i just feel like they are show stoppers. I  just love how much this ensemble screams Christmas to me! Heck, I might wear this same outfit for New Year's Eve. 

What are your plans for the Holidays? The Hubster and I will just be home enjoying the end of another year and the start of a new one. 

Get the look:
Skirt: Express (in store only, clearance!) similar  and how cute is this longer version

Salmon Dip

Thursday, December 3, 2015

salmon dip

So I'm planning my menu for the week after all that heavy, delicious, I can only eat it once a year thanksgiving food, and I really just wanted something refreshing. A cold dip was the first thing to come to mind. After scrolling through Instagram for a while, I got a yearning for some supreme salmon dip. Had I had it before? No. But it couldn't go wrong, I mean, I love salmon. 

I couldn't be more right. Celery, red onions, mayo and sour cream? HEAVEN. Tuna dip on crack is what I've been calling it. 

This is an amazing dish to serve at any party, before dinner as an appetizer, or be like me and just eat it while watching re runs of those Kardashians. Either way, it's PERFECT with butter crackers. If you'd like it a healthier way, then serve it wit cucumbers! 

I researched several variations to this recipe, and decided to just do it the way I make my tuna fish salad. So simple, so quick, let's eat.

Salmon Dip

1 15 ounce can pink salmon or smoked salmon
1/3 cup red onion, chopped
1/3 cup celery, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh parsley
3 heaping tablespoons mayonnaise
3 tablespoons sour cream
1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
salt and pepper for taste

  • Pour can of salmon into a medium mixing bowl, making sure it is cleared of bones and skin.
  • Break the salmon apart
  • Add onion, celery, parsley, mayonnaise, sour cream, and sriracha. Fold the ingredients in to combine.
  • Season with salt and paper to taste

Serve with sliced cucumbers or crackers, enjoy!