Monday, May 19, 2014


BLS (Basic Life Support) Class!

You have to be certified to work at the clinic but I actually found it to be extremely informative and would take it again in a heartbeat even if it wasn't mandatory. We learned how to perform CPR, Heimlich Maneuver & how to use an AED (Automated Extended Defibrillator) on adults, children and infants in 1 person rescuer or 2 person rescuer groups. Definitely a useful life skill!

If you're interested in becoming certified you can do it with your local Red Cross!

A veggie platter w/ my skinny egg salad & a scoop of crunchy peanut butter

Since I'm at the clinic with the Hubs now dinners have been a lot simpler as of late.

And for the Hubs - Dumpling Pizza!

It's so simply and filling.  I mean what's not to love pork + cheese. 

I had a similar version years and years ago at a fusion Japanese restaurant in Hawaii.  It's just pan fried dumplings + cheddar (fried until it's crunchy) + furikake on top!

Steak night!

With my drug dealer (lol!)

And my (eye) prescriber (uber important as I am blind as a bat)!!

Steak w/ Chive Butter, BBQ sauce & Spicy Chipotle Butter & Side Salad

Your steak comes out entirely raw on an extremely hot plate.  And you basically cut it yourself and "cook" it to your preferred wellness.  It was pretty fun & interactive!

The irony is that this steak is apparently from Omaha Nebraska lol!  Americans in Germany eating US steak. Oh the irony.  The Hubs went with the Argentinian steak and tried some of mine and said the Omaha steak was better. Who knew?!

Night cap.

Cooking for The Hub's potluck.

Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Brownies

Sushi Bake

Breakfast sausage, Scrambled eggs w/ Cheddar & Salsa, Toast w/ Peanut Butter & Honey and an Orange

Sunday brunch... because everything in Germany is closed on Sundays. And.I.Mean.EVERYTHING... you wake up Sunday morning and want to grab brunch, or a morning coffee or running to the store to grab some fresh bread. Not.Going.To.Happen.

So we do Sunday brunch at home now lol!

Coffee date :)

Made the Hubs crab cake sandwich while I ate salad 


Crab Cake sandwich topped w/ avocado & a Beet & Gorgonzola Salad

I'm such a good wife :p 


Although to be fair mine was a crab salad.. but still lol!

OOTD - Jacket: F21, Blouse: ZARA, Jean Leggings: H&M, Booties: CHINESE LAUNDRY, Purse: CHANEL

I was reading a post on recently and it talked about "cultivating" an "everyday uniform".  Pieces that you can just throw together and be out the door decently put together in 5 mins flat!

And I realized the above is mine! 

Loose fitting blouse or tee, jean leggings, booties w/ a leather or in this case faux leather jacket!

Kalbi shortribs marinated for a full 24 hours!!!

The Hubs kept opening the fridge and asking if I could cook them straight away but waiting the full 24 hours made all the difference in the world!  So flavorful and juicy.

                                                               OM NOM NOM!!  

  Obviously the picture above was The Hubs dinner mine was eaten sans rice more broccoli and less meat :p


Vietnamese Egg Rolls & Shrimp Crackers


Sauteed Beef over rice noodles

Had to drive 70 minutes round trip for Vietnamese food!  

But it was worth it was delicious!


I really reallllly loved the Sk-II cream the more I used it.  Would absolutely most definitely repurchase this in the future!

Definitely more cost friendly then the La Mer I was using prior.  And truthfully because of how expensive the La Mer was I was trying to use AS little as possible when I used it.. which probably COMPLETELY negated any moisturizing effects of the actual product itself


Before my SK-II ran out I purchased these products from (they're super affordable too!) upon the recommendation of my blogger friend Phoebe from Eat. Live. Love. Repeat. She's GORGEOUS.. I'm literally obsessed w/ her eye makeup and her glowy skin!  So I'm trying these out now!



Snitzel Sandwich, XL Hot Dog & Paprika Fries

Flexible Double Sided Spatula & Bundt Cake Pan 

Totes excited over my new pink kitchen wear!! 

I don't really drink alcohol.. but I L-O-V-E alcohol desserts.  

Tiramisu, Bananas Foster, Champagne Truffles.. you name it I love it LOL!

And I especially love a good rum soaked bundt cake ie. Baba au Rum/Rum Baba especially during the holiday season (ok I'm SERIOUSLY months in advance but do you really need a reason for rum soaked cake? lololol.) 


  1. Oh very cute pics, thanks for share!

  2. The Kalbi shortribs delicious! Can you post the recipe please?

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  4. Great post, Lisa, and that Kabil short ribs look SO YUM, I'm drooling, lolz.

  5. The practice dummies and the brochures look familiar. I took a similar class a long time ago when I was volunteering at a nearby hospital. All the food looks yummy; we have similar tastes in food.

    You need to let me know how the Mario Badescu cream turns out; I recently finished my Chanel cream. I love it but the price is really holding me back so I'm trying to find another alternative. Have a good week, Lisa.

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    Deeply appreciate it ;)
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  8. Love all the yummy pictures!! You look fab and fun!!
    xo, Jane

  9. Wow seems you have had so much of fun.. and lovely pictures dear !

  10. You need to share your recipe for cupcake brownies...mine always turn out as hard as stones. I don't know why. Run bunt cake for all the May and June babies!

  11. That steak place looks like so much fun. I try to wear a "uniform" as well but sometimes it gets boring. Those brownies look so yummie!! Oh and I LOVE La Mer!! I find that a little goes a long way.

    Best, Mree

  12. Hi Lisa, So many amazing foodie pics, even if I were not hungry, this certainly has made me so! I don't eat steak but thats such a unique and fun way of serving it. I never heard of dumpling pizza before, so interesting! You look stunning on your date. Why is everything closed there on a Sunday? It was great hearing your thoughts, have a splendid week ahead!

  13. Oh my gosh--- it looks like you've been keeping insanely busy!

    Also--- I took an infant child CPR class when I had my daughter and I was so glad I did--- the info is so valuable.

    ~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

  14. Omg i enjoyed scrolling down all the pictures! The foods cant be more beautiful to stare at! Im so interested about those dumpling pizzas! And fries and long sub sounds so great!!! I might have that next week on my cheat day lol!

  15. vow such a lovely post.. adorable pics n the food looks so yummmm <3

  16. ooo!! you'll have to share the recipe for short ribs!!! my husband would love so much! :D

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