Monday, December 19, 2011

restaurant review: Camos Brothers Pizza

Saturday night Sayer and I were really craving pizza but did not want our usual go-to place (Lynnwood Grill, which has very yummy pizza as well). After a little research on Urban Spoon we decided to try Camos Brothers Pizza as it was rated super high with tons of votes. We are avid Urban Spoon users. If you have not tried it, you should. I have tried a LOT of pizza in my 27 years of life and I have to say this ranks up there in the top 3 list.

When you first walk in to Camos Brothers you immediately feel like you are in NYC from the authentic subway doors and signs hanging on the walls to the exposed brick that lines the walls of so many restaurants/bars in New York. The owners, Gus and Richard Camos, were born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. When they moved to the south they wanted to open a place where you could get a New York worthy slice of pizza. They have definitely accomplished that.

We decided to try a Caesar salad which comes in a pizza bread bowl (SOOO good!) and we ordered da Bronx (we added "roni" and hot cherry peppers) pizza. I have never had a salad in a hot pizza dough bowl so that was really unique and delicious. The pizza came out piping hot and the smell made you want to immediately dig in. The sauce was just how I like it, nice and tomato-ey! We loved the hot cherry peppers and will be looking for those at the grocery store to try on our own home made pizzas. The pizza was the perfect amount of spice mixed with the perfect amount of gooey ricotta cheese.

yummy. Sayer couldnt wait before I took a picture.

I give Camos Brothers an A+ and can't wait to try it again soon!

2012 Life Planner

I just ordered my first Erin Condren Life Planner and I can hardly wait for it to get here! I have seen tons of reviews on her stuff all over the blog world and after hearing over and over how great her planners are I had to have one. I was lucky enough to snag a $25 for $50 from Plum District a while back to use towards anything on the Erin Condren website. I went with the zig-zag pattern in pool (hot pink shown below). It took me FOREVER to decide which pattern to go with because there are so many cute ones and so many color options. I love chevron anything though so I decided to go with the zig-zag.

Be on the lookout for a review of this product once it arrives in the mail!

Happy Monday everyone :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

these are a few of my favorite things part two

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Christmas Card Carousel 2011

My friend, Faith does this Christmas card carousel every year and I decided to post ours so everyone could see! Its a great way to meet fellow bloggers.

This year I got our cards from Tiny Prints. We got our wedding save the dates, shower invites, and invitations from Wedding Paper Divas and they are part of the same company so I decided to go with them since we had such great customer service for all our wedding products. I love how they turned out!

Head on over to Faiths blog and link up your 2011 Christmas card!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

these are a few of my favorite things part one

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Au Naturale

Do not be scared by the isn't what you think! No birthday suits here. For the past month or so I have been researching organic, natural products like crazy. I am all for making the switch but I am having a hard time convincing my hubby due to the cost. He doesn't think there is any difference but I know there is...I just need to convince him. Any advice? I have also been doing some research on the Paleo Diet. I found out about this diet after stumbling across Left on Amelia through another blog I follow. It seems like a very good concept to me but would require a LOT of change for us. Here is a little excerpt about Paleo...

"With readily available modern foods, The Paleo Diet mimics the types of foods every single person on the planet ate prior to the Agricultural Revolution. These foods (fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and seafood) are high in the beneficial nutrients (soluble fiber, antioxidant vitamins, phytochemicals, omega-3 and monounsaturated fats, and low-glycemic carbohydrates) that promote good health and are low in the foods and nutrients (refined sugars and grains, saturated and trans fats, salt, high-glycemic carbohydrates, and processed foods) that frequently may cause weight gain, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and numerous other health problems. The Paleo Diet encourages dieters to replace dairy and grain products with fresh fruits and vegetables -- foods that are more nutritious than whole grains or dairy products."

It would be VERY hard for me to cut out cheese. I. am. a. cheese. addict. But if it meant I would be healthier, I think I could do it. Maybe. Has anyone out there tried this diet or anything similar?

What are some of your favorite organic/natural beauty products?

Christmas Tunes

I have been listening to Christmas music since they started playing it (yes, I am one of those people) and I will be very sad when it is no longer on the radio. Good thing for can have Christmas in July! On my drive into work this morning I started thinking about my favorite Christmas songs. There are so many that I like but these are my top 5...

1. Silent Night
2. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
3. All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah Carey)
4. I'll Be Home For Christmas
5. Rockin Around The Christmas Tree

What are your favorites?

Only 13 days till Christmas!