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1.31.2017

What I Wore | January 2017

 
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Here is a monthly round-up of the outfits I wore and shared on Instagram for January 2017.  If you follow @fabeverydayblog on Instagram, these looks are probably familiar to you, but I have included some new photos of them in today's post so you can see the outfits from different angles.  I have links to shop the outfit components throughout the post, but remember that on my new Instagram Shop page you can easily shop the looks I am sharing on Instagram at any time throughout the month. 
 
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Look 1: Taupe sweater and white jean leggings from Express, faux fur vest from Neiman Marcus Last Call, and taupe Kareena over-the-knee boots from JustFabClick here to shop the clothes in this look.  If you're not a member of JustFab yet, click here to join so you can get the VIP discount on the boots.

1.27.2017

Football Party Decor Ideas - Just in Time for Super Bowl Sunday

 
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Whether you are planning a Super Bowl (or "big game") watch party, a sports-themed birthday party, or any ol' game watching party, I have your football party décor covered today with these easy ideas.  If you are looking for football party snacks, check out this post from earlier this week with super easy football party food ideas.  You can also get more football party inspiration by following my Football Party inspiration board on Pinterest
 
Most of the ideas I am sharing today are super quick and easy to DIY, or are available for quick delivery from Amazon.  So you're definitely not too late to pull some of these together for Super Bowl Sunday. 
 

1.24.2017

Super Easy Football Party Food Ideas

 
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With the Super Bowl coming up (or, wait, am I supposed to call it "the big game?"), I wanted to share some super easy football-themed snack ideas.  These are all easy, and can be made at the last minute if you are suddenly inspired to up the game of your game day spread.  And these aren't just for a Super Bowl party... they are all easy enough to create for any game-watching get-together or even a sports-themed birthday party, so you will definitely want to pin these ideas for later!
 

1.20.2017

Recipe: How to Make Puerto Rican Sofrito

 
Sofrito is a base for many Puerto Rican recipes.  You can think of it as the Spanish version of mirepoix.  While you can find jarred, pre-made versions (affiliate link), there's nothing quite like homemade sofrito for your Puerto Rican cooking.  This is why I always have a few portions of homemade sofrito in my freezer, ready to use the next time I whip up some arroz con gandules or habichuelas. 
 
I plan to share a few of my family's Puerto Rican food recipes on the blog this year, and since sofrito is the base for so many of our family's recipes, I thought this would be the best recipe to share first.  This is my dad's recipe, so if you make it and love it, just remember that mi papi deserves all the credit!
 

1.17.2017

Travel Tuesday: Thailand Street Food


Travel and food are pretty much synonymous to me.  A significant way that I experience a culture is through its food.  I especially love street food!  Not only is it a cost-effective way to try a lot of the local fare, but it is often some of the tastiest food I eat during a trip abroad! 

A Bangkok street food vendor making up a bowl of heaven in Thong Lo

I have to say that Thailand has the best street food that I have had so far.  It also happens to be some of the cheapest I have had, which means that I had a lot of amazing meals in Thailand without spending a lot of money.  Today I will share some of this #foodporn with you, along with some recommendations on what to try when you visit Thailand.  For more recommendations for a trip to Thailand, check out this post here of our honeymoon in Thailand.

1.13.2017

Freezing and Storing Homemade Chicken Stock

 
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I made a huge batch of chicken stock last weekend to stock up my supply (no pun intended), and was inspired to share some tips on how I freeze and store my homemade stock. 
 
I love having fresh chicken stock available for cooking.  I feel like I go through a lot of chicken stock on an ongoing basis, so it's convenient when I have a weekend day available to make a giant batch to freeze in portions to use later as needed.  FYI, homemade stock is very easy to make, and the simple ingredients also make the endeavor cost effective. 

1.10.2017

Instagram vs. Reality: Super Mom is not who you think she is

 
I'm one of those people who's social media profile is filled with the "highlight reel" of my life.  You know, the house with the white furniture, the kids always smiling like angels, and seemingly perpetually traveling somewhere exotic, or eating somewhere fancy.  My pictures are always filtered, and it might seem like my hair is never out of place. 
 
The fact that my social profile looks this way is fine with me... I feel strongly that people have a right to post what they want on their own profiles, as it is their space.  And being the definition of an optimist, I prefer to post positive, happy, pretty things in my space.  But that's just me, and I don't expect others to be the same way in their space.
 
Though recently, a few things happened that struck me.  The first was at a neighborhood holiday party, where (after a few glasses of wine) a neighbor gal that I was having fun with confessed that she was intimidated by me.  She follows Fab Everyday and is friends with me on social media.  My posts and lifestyle inspiration blog content gave her an impression of me that made her feel intimidated!  It saddened me, because to me, that is the opposite of what Fab Everyday is about (but more on that later).

1.06.2017

Recipe: Mexican Hash - Developed for Hunt's and Allrecipes.com


As you may recall, I recently became an Allrecipes.com ambassador (the ambassadors are referred to as Allrecipes Allstars).  One of the great parts of being an Allstar is the opportunity to partner with brands to develop new recipes using their products.  Well folks, my first original recipe developed as an Allrecipes Allstar was "kitchen approved" and published on the Allrecipes.com site! 

This was a partnership with Hunt's to develop a breakfast recipe using canned diced tomatoes.  Since the hubs hates eggs (not allergic, just doesn't like the flavor or texture), I took this as a challenge to make a hearty, protein-packed eggless breakfast.  The recipe I developed is Mexican Hash, a chorizo, potato, and tomato (of course) breakfast skillet dish.

1.03.2017

Shop Fab Everyday's Instagram!

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Happy New Year! 
 
I am very excited to announce that I am a ShopStyle Collective partner!  What this means for you is that I can now provide you with easy ways to shop my looks from Instagram @fabeverydayblog by visiting my new Shop page here!  
 
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I have archived over two years of looks in the Fab Everyday Instagram shop, so have fun browsing all the classic, seasonal, event, and travel looks!  See something I have worn that is now sold out or unavailable?  Email me at ramonaruby@fabeveryday.com, and I will be happy to help you find a similar style to suit your needs!  Consider me your fabulousness consultant.  I am happy to help style a look for you for any occasion, trip, or wardrobe update!

Happy shopping!