Fool Proof Pot Roast

Let's get straight to the point. A few months ago, I couldn't cook to save my life. If it involved a recipe, I couldn't make it. I lived off easy meals like cereal, frozen waffles and a whole lot of takeout. Let me just pause right here and be ashamed of myself.

And then I met a man from Texas who thinks a meal HAS to have meat. Insert panic here. I made up my mind that I would at least give the kitchen a good try. And with a lot of flops, I've found a few go to dishes that I know will be table pleasers.

I have to give full credit for today's recipe where it is due-my fab sister in law. I swear to you, she could take a bowl of dry cat food and make it taste amazing. She promised me this would be an EASY recipe that we would love. She wasn't lying. It takes all of 5 minutes to prep and we lick the plate each time we eat this.

I'm naming this Fool Proof Pot Roast because let's be honest...if I can make it taste good-ANYONE can!

Fool Proof Pot Roast
Ingredients:
-Chuck Roast
-1 package  Ranch powder mix
-1 package Au Jus Mix
-1 stick of butter
- around 5 pepperocini
-crock pot
-crock pot liner


I like to take a knife to the meat and poke a few holes just to let the juices really soak in. The original recipe doesn't call for this, but I think it helps make it that much more yummy in the end.

Literally cut open and dump the dry ingredients on top of your meat. Rub it all in so everything is mixed. Don't worry about the bottom side. Some of the powder will fall and it will all mix as it cooks.
**I cannot tell you how crucial a crock pot liner is. You will be so glad you used one. Spend the $3-worth every penny, I promise!


Add in the pepperocinis and a stick of butter and BOOM, you are done. Turn that sucker on low and let it cook for at least 6 hours. I do around 8 hours. You'll be able to tell when its done. It smells amazing, so don't be tempted to eat it before its done.

**Sorry about the horrible photos. I'm in a battle with Amazon right now to send me the correct battery charger for the nice camera.

Let's Do This, 2015!!

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It’s definitely true-Pink Flamingo Style has pretty much dropped off the planet the past year. And for a really long time, I was okay with pushing it to the side.  Well, let me explain.

I’ve been a “blogger” since 2008 and by that I mean a consistent stalker and at times a writer, myself. Every morning, without fail, I start the day by checking my favorite blogs. I’m okay with admitting that they really are a big part of my life. For a long time, I had all these ideas in my head that I wanted to put out there for the world to see. And I did that for quite some time. It was my passion. I would spend hours upon hours on the weekends working on posts and to a certain degree, I started to feel a bit of momentum when it came to actually creating a following.

Then something wonderful came along, quite unexpectedly and my whole world turned upside down.  I met a guy that was everything I had been looking for and much much more.  And you know how the story goes, all of the sudden my spare time was spent with him. To be completely honest, I would do it again in a heartbeat-focusing my time on him and pushing aside the things I loved previously. Because he was and is the best thing that ever happened to me. He has pushed me to jump outside my comfort zone so many times that I don’t really have one anymore. I’ve grown exponentially over the past year and have him to thank for that.

As with all relationships, you hit a level of comfort with that person after a while, where you feel the urge to bring back those passions you pushed aside.  I miss PFS. Like a lot. And with a lot of encouragement to get back to it, I want to let everyone know that I’m back and ready to kick this party off again.

So in honor of starting over, I thought I would share a list of goals I want to set for myself. 
Be sure to tune in because I have some fun stuff headed your way!
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Easy Summer Makeup

easy summer makeup


Summer is always jam packed for me for some reason. These days I'm lucky if I've washed my hair more than twice a week. I just don't have time to put on a full face of makeup. And let's be honest...Georgia humidity won't allow it anyway.  I've really narrowed down the perfect combo for a quick face that looks healthy and glowing. People will compliment this look SO much, just trust me.

You'll need a really good concealer that has staying power. If you're like me, the circles under your eyes are just plain sad. I can honestly say there is no better concealer out there. Dermablend's Concealer covers EVERYTHING and stays on until you wash it off. Worth every penny!

I've found the trick to quick makeup that still looks like I put time into it is a simple contouring session. We're talking 30 seconds max. I LOVE this contouring duo by ELF. Grab it at target for like $3.  It is just the right amount of brown that make cheekbones pop (and minimize double chins if you were blessed with one like me).

AND the most impressive piece I have to tell you about is this blush/highlighter from Wet n Wild. I would be lying if I didnt tell you that I got it mostly because it says Fergie on the package. Well, Fergie is a wise woman if she had anything to do with this gem. It will give you the best summer time glow ... EVER. I layer this on after I've contoured with the dark color. This makes a great highlighter and blush and if you're really in a pinch like I always am, use it as an eyeshadow...swear to you...its a lifechanger!


Lazy Mornings




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I'm a big advocate of long weekends. I'm the type of girl that takes time off work one or two days at a time. I love being able to wake up leisurely on a Friday and stay in my PJ's watching crappy morning TV and sipping on coffee. I don't think that it gets much better than that.

Tomorrow, I have the day off and I fully intend to spend my time in complete R&R mode. You can bank on the fact that I'll stay in pajamas till noon with the Air Conditioner blasting. I just bought some coffee from the most amazing coffee shop in Atlanta (Birmingham girls, they have a location in the Westin). I can confidently say that this is the best iced coffee I've ever had in my life.  They use the drip coffee method, which according to Wikipedia (the most reliable source-duh), " is a method which involves pouring water over roastedground coffee beans contained in a filter, creating the beverage called coffee. Water seeps through the ground coffee, absorbing its oils and essences, solely under gravity, then passes through the bottom of the filter. The used coffee grounds are retained in the filter with the liquid falling (dripping) into a collecting vessel such as a carafe or pot." In other words, truly delicious. 

In addition to the coffee session, I'll probably have a nice little pamper session including a long hot lavender bubble bath topped with a ton of moisturizer. I LOVE treating my skin to Lancome's High Resolution moisturizer. This comes in a daytime formula as well as a night time formula. I prefer the night moisturizer because it seems to pack a bit more anti aging in there (**Careful though, there isn't any SPF in it so be sure to add that into your routine!). I don't use this as an everyday moisturizer, mostly because of the price tag and I've found that when I do use it, my skin thinks it just had the best facial ever...a true win for everyone.

Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!

Two Hair Products Every Girl Needs

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If you follow me on instagram, you'll already know that I was feeling daring a few days ago and told my stylist to cut off 7 inches of hair. It was traumatic, to say the least, but I'm so glad I did it.  As with any new hair style, it took a few tries before I could get my new 'do to look the way I want, so there is a lot of trial and error going on.  With that comes a new hunt for styling products. I picked these 2 gems up last weekend and I will swear by them moving forward.

The cult classic Batiste dry shampoo is the best I've tried so far and the $7 price tag is an added bonus. If you haven't tried it yet, prepare to blast your roots with this and you have just bought yourself a day without having to wash your hair. TRUE STORY.

I LOVE how this sea salt spray smells and the texture is perfect. I spray a light mist on this after styling and it gives that perfectly imperfect finish (if that makes any sense). I also plan on testing the natural look with this.

The great thing about these two products is that they will work for any type of hair regardless of length. Try them out and I promise you'll love them!

Scaling Back

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SANDALS * CLUTCH * FLATS

I've found myself really scaling back the past few months with what I wear. I've always had a simplistic approach to putting an outfit together, but now I'm finding myself attracted to much more muted items. I still love a punch of color here and there, but there is so much goodness in adding a few staples to the wardrobe that are simple and understated.  

There is NO better place to look for pieces like this and stick to a budget than one of my favorite stops-Gap.  Any given day, you can walk in there and stock up on items that pair well with other basics for when you're feeling like getting rid of the fluff. Because lets be honest, sometimes jeans and a t-shirt is just what the doctor ordered.

Add these to my wishlist

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It should be noted that I am on a spending freeze. I know...#theworst. BUT when that freeze lifts, I really hope to jump on these 3 items.  

This purse is a steal at $33 and a nice throwback to the 90's. 

Loving this simple necklace. I would place this in my "wear everyday" pile.

And last but not least, I'm DYING to try this new foundation system. I've been on the hunt for a lightweight foundation that gives good coverage with a nice healthy glow. I've read raving reviews about this so I'll probably take the plunge very soon on this...love to hear if anyone has any thoughts on this product.
 
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