This is as close to a monochrome look as you're likely to see me. Blending shades of the same color into one outfit has always been tricky for me, but I do like how this oxblood sweater and blush jeans turned out. I was actually inspired to try this combination by a coworker who wore an all-blush outfit one day last week. The only thing I might change next time I wear this is my shoes and opt for wine-colored pumps instead of boots. (P.S. Both my sweater and jeans are on major sale right now, and my boots are 30% off. Links below.)
In honor of my 30th birthday this past weekend, I thought I'd share a quote from one of my favorite authors, and Mr. Emerson couldn't have penned truer words than these. After spending a majority of my school years not fitting in, it's so rewarding to begin my third decade as nothing more than myself, unapologetically and with absolutely no need for approval. I hope you all will or already have achieved this same accomplishment.
Thanksgiving in my family is not a fancy affair. The food is deliciously Southern, the atmosphere is laid back, and the dress is casual. That's why this t-shirt dress, denim jacket, and ankle booties were the perfect combination for not one but two Thanksgiving dinners. However, we got up to almost 80 degrees so I had to lose the jacket after lunch.
I like to cook, but I'm not what you'd call a chef. I make a good pot of chili, to-die for potato salad, and can fry a mean pork chop, but I can't just come up with my own dish, and I usually don't stray far from a recipe other than to omit some things like onions or peppers. So it's safe to say you won't find me cooking the Thanksgiving turkey anytime soon, but it's tradition in my family for everyone to bring a dish to Thanksgiving. A few years ago I decided that those of us who don't like sweet potatoes or yams needed a similar alternative so I decided to try my hand at glazed carrots. They were such a big hit that I decided this year to share my ridiculously simple recipe.
What you'll need:
2 cans of carrots (I prefer Del Monte but it really doesn't matter)
Black pepper (optional)
Heat both cans of carrots on the stove just like you would if you were preparing them normally.
Once heated through, drain water off.
Transfer into serving dish.
Add a few teaspoons of butter (I usually do three but I'm not big on butter).
Once the butter has melted, add in desired amount of brown sugar, gently stirring so as not to smush your carrots. You'll want at least two tablespoons but last time I made them I used four.
Optional: sprinkle on black pepper to taste.
See, I told you. Super simple and takes about 10 minutes to prepare.
How true is this? There will always be people out there telling you that you can't do it, but even though it is so tempting to stop and bark back, the best thing you can do for yourself is to ignore them and keep working toward your goal. Besides, think about how awesome it will be when you can say you achieved your dreams despite those who said you couldn't.
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