Valentine's Day Gifts for Her


V Day is fast approaching! Guys: get ahead and order your lovers gift now.
Here are a few ideas of gifts any lady will adore. Shop the items by clicking the links below. 




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Plaid Jacket

Today's post is all about plaid.  Plaid is at the top of my list of fall/winter prints, but why post about it now?  Becauseeee all of the great plaid pieces are on sale! It's that time of year where retailers are clearing through all of the fall merchandise to make room for spring.  Just because the stores are telling us to think spring doesn't mean the weather is. In most regions it's still plenty cold to get a few months out of plaid.  I paired my plaid jacket with a tonal animal print top and dark wash denim. 



Click the links of the store name below to buy similar styles

1. Boston Store  2. Gap  3. Free People  4. BB Dakota 5. Nordstrom 6. Volcom



Chobani Greek Yogurt Peanut Butter Dip

Starting the weekend off right with this protein packed breakfast! 16 grams of protein never looked so good. 





Ingredients:
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1/2 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (you decide!)
cinnamon
1 green apple, sliced

Directions: 
Combine first 3 ingredients until smooth.  Sprinkle cinnamon on top and serve with a sliced apple to dip in.

Blood Orange Margarita



Perfect for your next Mexican fiesta or cocktail party!

Ingredients:
2 ounces silver tequila
4 ounces blood orange juice
1 teaspoon agave nectar
squeeze of a lime
salt/sugar for rim

Directions
Add first 4 ingredients to a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake for about 20 seconds. Next, mix a little salt and sugar in a shallow dish, wet the rim of a martini glass and roll in the sugar/salt mixer.  Pour your drink into the glass and enjoy!

Note:
If your local grocery store doesn't carry blood orange juice go ahead and mix equal parts fresh squeezed orange juice and grapefruit juice in place of the blood orange juice.

Our Wedding!


Looking back at 2014 all I can remember is wedding bells.  Eric and I tied the knot on November 8th and had the best time doing it!   The year leading up to becoming a Mrs. was a whirlwind, but filled with love and lifelong memories. We couldn't be happier!
Here are some pictures from our special day.  

All photos were taken by our amazing photographers, Leo & Jenny Photography.  I'll continue to post about the vendors we worked with throughout the year for all of you future Milwaukee Brides!











LSilverStyle featured on The Better Half Today!

Wisconsin Residents: tune in TODAY to see me featured on The Better Half talking all things fall fashion and cooking up my favorite healthy dish.  Check your local listings:)


The Better Half Feature- Repost:Quinoa Stir Fry


Stir fry is my go to meal because it's quick and healthy! This dish is filled with protein, fiber and omega 3 fatty acids. Use any vegetables or protein you like. If you're vegetarian Tofu or tempeh are great substitutes.  I always make a double batch because it's great to pack the next day for lunch:)

Ingredients:
Trader Joes Original Soyaki Sauce
1 cup Quinoa
2 cups chicken stock
 1 chicken breast
vegetables-you can use whatever vegetables you want, I usually use mushrooms, onion, red or yellow bell peppers, edamame beans (I buy the frozen pack and put about ¼ cup into the mix), and broccoli.


Directions:
Place quinoa and chicken stock into a saucepan over high heat. Once the mixture comes to a boil cover and let simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.  Slice all veggies to desired size. Slice Chicken and cook in a medium frying pan with 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil over medium heat.  Take a large frying pan, drizzle mushrooms and onions with olive oil and cook over medium high heat for 4 minutes. Turn heat down to medium and all the rest of the vegetables. Cook until the vegetables are done, about 5 more minutes.  Once both chicken and vegetables are ready, add the chicken to the large frying pan with the vegetables. Turn heat down to low. Pour desired amount of Soyaki sauce over chicken and vegetables. Let it simmer for 5 minutes. Plate the quinoa and add the chicken and veggies on top.

Serves 2, but can be easily doubled
 
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