Truly Mexican by Roberto Santibanez + $35 Giveaway

[ 18 ] January 31, 2015 |

My Favorite Mexican Cookbook

Truly Mexican by Roberto Santibanez

Truly Mexican: Essential Recipes and Techniques for Authentic Mexican Cooking

still blondeThe Chief Blonde Remarks: Truly Mexican is my favorite Mexican cookbook. The recipes are obviously by a great chef but the book teaches as you cook. The pictures are phenomenal and this is a large oversized hardcover book that you can display proudly on your cookbook shelf!

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1 edition (April 19, 2011)
  • 128 recipes
  • Illustrations of every recipe
  • Regional twists are included
  • Recipes cover main dishes, sides, salsas, guacamoles, moles, adobos, and more.

Can’t Wait to Win it

Buy Truly Mexican on Amazon

THE GIVEAWAY

The Giveaway runs from Feb. 1-Feb. 14, 2015 11:59 PM EST  US only 18+ years in age

THE PRIZE

The giveaway is for a copy of Truly Mexican ($35). This Truly Mexican cookbook giveaway is exclusively hosted on our blog, so only those who enter here will win.

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Blog Notes

Valentines Day Jewelry Gift List ==> Send it to your Man!

[ 13 ] January 30, 2015 |

What’s on your Valentine’s Day Jewelry Wish List?

This is a Fashionista Event.

Valentine Day Wish List helping your man

 Helping your love choose the right Valentine gift for you…

Does your sweetie love to buy you gifts for Valentine’s? Walt does…or so he says. But the one thing he will not do (and I am glad), is surprise me. He wants to have an idea what I want. Because his idea of a great present can be captured in the photo above, but he’s brilliant enough to know, that an old farm implement is not high on my list.

So what do I do to help Walt out? What can you do to help out your main squeeze this Valentine’s Day? Give them a list! It’s so easy, just give them the link to this blog post with this quick Valentines Day Jewelry Gift List, and BAHM his problems are solved and so are yours! I just don’t want you to end up with THIS for Valentine’s Day:

Farm Implement

Valentines Day Jewelry Gift List

I have included various price points in my Valentine’s Day Jewelry Gift List because we all have differing budgets. Enjoy!

Valentine’s Day Jewelry Gifts Under $25

Head to Kay Jewelers to find these Valentine’s Day Jewelry Gifts Under $25

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$100 Valentine’s Day Jewelry Gifts

Tell your sweetie to visit Kay Jewelers to find these $100 Valentine’s Day Jewelry Gifts

$100 Valentines Day Gifts Kay Jewelers

Valentine’s Day Jewelry Gifts Under $275

If your love wants to step it up this Valentine’s, click through to  Kay Jewelers to find these Valentine’s Day Jewelry Gifts Under $275

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Kay Jewelers sponsors the new Open Hearts video series featuring people sharing their inspirational stories of transforming adversity into an opportunity to help others. The first episode features the incredible story of Christina Levasheff who overcame unimaginable tragedy in an amazing way.

While you are considering Valentines Day Jewelry Gift Lists keep in mind that a charity like Judson’s Legacy for the disease Lukeodystrophy can use your donations as well. Keep an Open Heart! For more information on Judson’s Legacy, visit: http://judsonslegacy.org

 

Favorite Pink Jackets For Spring + $25 IHop Gift Card Giveaway

[ 330 ] January 22, 2015 |

The Chief Blonde’s Favorite Pink Jackets!

Favorite Winter-into-Spring Pink Coats

Pink Jackets Winter Nordstrom

Look 1 (Quinn–$240), Look 2 (North Face Hyline $199), Look 3 (North Face Moss Bud Jacket $149), Look 4 (North Face Thermoball $199)

While the ground hog will be looking for his shadow in the next few weeks, there is still a lot of winter left. These “think spring” pink winter jackets above are just the right shade to get you through the rest of winter. I have recently discovered North Face (What? Am I the last one on the planet?) and am in LOVE! I have the longer car coat verison of the Thermoball, it weighs about 2 oz and is soooo warm.

Favorite Fun Pink Jackets

Pink Jackets Fun Nordstrom

Look 1 (Columbia Whirlybird $200) Look 2 (Collection B Angel Hair $68, Sale $40) Look 3 (Top Shop Polka Dot $170) Look 4 (Kate Spade New York Talia $698)

Sometimes pink jackets and coats are all about fun and you can’t deny that these fit the bill. I don’t know if I would look adorable in look 2 & 3 or just like a giant stuffed toy? What do you think?

Favorite Everyday Pink Jackets

Pink Jackets  Nordstrom

Look 1 ( J.O.A Single Button Car Coat $128), Look 2 (Topshop Tailored Peplum $90), Look 3 (Mural Boyfriend Blazer $74), Look 4 (Ralph Lauren Peplum Jacket $150)

Just throw these everyday pink jackets on when you want to feel soft and feminine or scream pink, whichever is the case. I know I would feel happy all day in these shades.

Favorite Pink Moto Jackets

Pink Jackets moto

Look 1 (Chelsea28 Pink Leather Jacket $198), Look 2 (Ace Delivery Moto $128), Look 3 (Kohls Apt. 9 Motor Jacket, Sale $28)

I just adore the cut of a moto jacket. I have about 5 and still can’t get enough. I just ordered the Look 3 above from Kohl’s and can’t wait to get it and style it for an outfit post!

My ABSOLUTE FAVORITE Pink Jacket of the Moment!

Rag & Bone Pink Devoe Coat

 Rag & Bone Devoe Coat ($795)

Yes, it’s insanely expensive. No, I don’t need it. No, it’s not the most expensive coat I have ever bought (went crazy in Vegas once and bought a Max Mara). But…isn’t it just so pretty? Would I wear it everyday and never take it off? Quite possibly, but I do love my Janska’s too, so I’d have to swap out with them.

Are you eyeing a PINK jacket?

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THE GIVEAWAY

The Giveaway runs from 1-23 through 2-6-2015 11:59 PM EST 18+ years of age US ONLY

THE PRIZE

$25 Ihop Gift Card Giveaway

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Blog Notes

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Michelle Obama State of the Union Dress 2015

[ 33 ] January 20, 2015 |

Michelle Obama wears Michael Kors to 2015 State of the Union Address

In a tweet, from the First Lady of the US,  @FLOTUS , about the upcoming State of the Union address Jan. 20, 2015, 9:00PM est., Michelle Obama communicated this information

Mrs. Obama also revealed her State of the Union dress and that of Dr. Jill Biden, wife of the Vice-President. Michelle Obama Jill Biden State of the Union 2015  First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden posed for a selfie taken by the Twitter Mirror which includes the hashtag #SOTU . Up until now the Twitter Mirror has been more commonly used at award shows like The Oscars and The Grammys. 

On Tuesday night, at the State of the Union Address, Michelle Obama, First Lady of the US,  stepped out in a Michael Kors skirt suit. The tweed design consisted of a wide collar and zipper detailing in gray. The Michael Kors top, called Origami Collar Tweed Jacket, was available at Nordstroms (sold out. $797).  Here’s the original version glad to see that Michelle did not wear this rendition as I think the thigh high zipper may have been a tad too much!

Michael Kors Oragami Tweed Jacket Michelle Obama State of the Union 2015

You might also recognize the suit if you’re a “Good Wife” fan. This Michael Kors dress was first seen on Julianna Margulies in the role of Alicia Florrick, the wife of a disgraced politician on The Good Wife. MSNBC Andrea Mitchell (@AndreaMitchell) sent out this tweet comparing the two dresses and attached this picture:   


Michelle Obama Jill Biden State of the Union Julianna Marguilies 2015

Tell me, did you like the dress?

This post is not a political statement. The Chief Blonde wished to feature the fashion of our First lady, Michelle Obama and the Vice President’s wife, Dr. Jill Biden.