Viva la Mexico!

We just got back from a much needed vacation in Cancun, Mexico without our son. We stayed at the Riu Palace Peninsula. The entire property is gorgeous and the food was delicious. My favorite was the Mexican restaurant. The red snapper was phenomenal! Our room was a corner villa suite that had a jacuzzi tub outside on the balcony as well as in. We literally lounged every day by the beach and pool and even though there was a lot of seaweed, the beach was so tranquil and just what I needed. I loved the hammocks on the beach  and the day beds were perfect to completely let go and relax. Wednesday was the foam pool party with a DJ which was a total blast and every night at 9pm there were 15 minutes of fireworks. There is live entertainment every night in theatre for guests that choose to stay on the grounds. Our last day we decided to go and hit the jet skis. Again a total blast and only a few minutes of walking away. What I like about Cancun is you can leave the resort and go into town and do other excursions and still be safe. The resort has so much going on that if you decide to just hang around you will have a great time regardless. I highly recommend this resort to singles, couples and families. It’s a very diverse crowd and has little bit of everything for everybody.

 

Fvck Cancer

Well it’s been awhile followers but as we all know life can get in the way of life. I’m currently grieving the death of my father. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer 10 years ago. We had a scare 3 years ago that it had spread to the bone but was moving slow. In January the doctors had told him that it spread more and it was moving extremely fast. They gave him 3-6 months. 9 if he as lucky. However in under 3 months, my 3 siblings and I watched him decline and on April 12th he left us. Anyone who had lost a parent knows this feeling. My father and I were very close. As a child we spent a lot of time together and of course grew apart during the rebellious teenage years but grew right back together and there we stayed. It’s a huge change that only will get easier with time I guess. How do you go from talking to someone multiple times a day for years and seeing them a few times a week for years? I don’t think there’s ever enough time to spend with someone. I do think that the spirit world is real and he is always around. He shows me in his own ways all the time since his departure. I feel it and see it. Awareness is an amazing thing and if you pay attention you’ll witness small miracles all the time. As always thank you for following and keeping up with #whatstunningsays.

Parmesan Crispy Salmon

I am not a huge salmon fan. However I’ve been experimenting because of the nutritional value of fish. Below is my Parmesan Crispy Salmon Recipe.

My side was by Bird’s Eye Steam Fresh Protein Blends Italian Style.

5 servings of Salmon

2/3 cup Parmesan cheese

2/3 cup seasoned breadcrumbs

1/3 cup olive oil

3 garlic gloves chopped

Handful of fresh parsley

Salt and pepper to taste

1 lemon halved

Spray oil

Preheat oven to 400. Rinse and arrange salmon on a foil lined baking sheet. Put Parmesan, bread crumbs, garlic and parsley in a bowl. Mix and add oil. Press all over top of the salmon. Sprinkle salt and pepper and squeeze half the lemon. Spray with spray oil to get that crispy crust and bake for 25 minutes. Enjoy.

New Lippie Alert!

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I’m so into this new Stay Matte Liquid Lip Color by Rimmel London in Blush. It stays on all day and hardly fades. It also doesn’t dry out your lips. However I do always recommend exfoliating before you apply any matte finish lip. Again another great target purchase, although you can definitely find this and more of the brand at any local drug store. If you ever try any of my beauty recommendations don’t hesitate to comment and tell me what you like or don’t like. Also if you want to receive all my posts directly to your email go to my Contact Page and subscribe!

Shop for Spring

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Who doesn’t love Target?! I blew some serious coin on clothes for upcoming season and I’m obsessed with Target’s line called a.new.day. From blazers to blouses to dresses to pants, they have it all. Always a good fit in tons of colors to fit each woman’s style. Definitley worth checking out! Happy shopping!

Get Your Glow On

I love creating in the kitchen whether its food or homemade skin care. Over the weekend I had some fun experimenting with the ingredients for a Turmeric Face Mask.

Turmeric Face Mask

1 table spoon coconut oil

1 tablespoon turmeric

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 squeezed lemon

Combine all ingredients together in a small bowl and let sit for 5 minutes. Apply heavy to skin. Leave on for 15 minutes. Your skin will turn a tint of yellow so afterwards give your face a light wash with your cleanser and apply your face and eye cream as usual.

Your skin will feel totally smooth and fresh.

If you’re Hungary stand up!

Above is my amazing Hungarian Mushroom Soup. Being that I have Hungarian blood running through my veins I thought it was perfect to share. This cozy soup came in extra handy for lunch today being that it was snowing here in New Jersey. Below I hand wrote the full recipe. If you try making this or any of my other dishes please comment. If you would like to get all of my posts emailed directly to you go to my Contact Page and subscribe.