Archive for January, 2012

January 30, 2012

Girly Tip #55 ‘When life gives you lemons…’

by Desi

Don’t settle for just lemonade…make a Three Berry Lemon Trifle!  In life we never get what we  plan for. Try to make the best out of any situation…it may spark another interest you never thought of before.  ;)

Side note: (Lemons and Berries are the shit together!)

-Desi

Photo Credit: OpenSourceFood.com

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January 18, 2012

Girlyornot’s S’moresgasbord

by T

What better way to end a chill Monday night than to make s’mores with your best pal? After a talk about life, boys, and our plans for the blog, Desi and I decided to head to the nearest store to make some yummy treats.

We originally wanted to make homemade Twix bars (the recipe found here), but to our demise we could not find bar-shaped shortbread cookies. And yes, waiting an overall time of an hour to make shortbread cookies was a little too intense for us.

245Desi (who I found out does not like caramel anyway) came up with the brilliant idea to make s’mores! Little did she know I have been craving for these sweet little treats for some weeks now. Great idea Desi, I commend you.

So, being that we had no open fire to do s’mores campfire style, we decided to use Desi’s boyfriend’s stove at his house. So what if we didn’t have flannel PJs and cheesy ghost stories? We still got the taste of yummy s’mores goodness that brought me back to my Girl Scout days.

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T & Desi’s S’moregesborg Ooey Gooeys

1 Box of Honey Graham Crackers

1 Large Hershey Chocolate Bar

1 Regular Size Bag of Large Marshmallows

2 Sweet-tooth driven Girlys

A couple of chopsticks

Difficulty: Freakin’ Easy

Fun Level: Spongebob

Taste: Imagine gooey marshmallows eating all the people of chocolate town. Andddddd, the chocolate town people happen to live in graham cracker houses. Now imagine this happening in your mouth. Yeah…

 

 

January 16, 2012

Girly of The Moment

by T

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated

“Girly of The Moment” is a monthly series in which we pick women we feel are doing “their thang” now. For this month, we chose Chrissy Teigen. Not only is she absolutely gorgeous and an established model (most notably Sports Illustrated at that!), Chrissy is a lover of food and cooking. She posts recipes, restaurant outings, and daily randomness on her blog featuring her quirky, awesomely hilarious blog. Oh, and did we fail to mention Chrissy recently got engaged to R&B singer John Legend? You go girl. :)

Check out her blog here.

January 16, 2012

Get Over Here Sparky- 5 Tips To Get Your Relationship Going

by Desi

It is a new year, which means new commitments,  new love…right?

Lucky for you there is already a special person in your life. But, what happens when dates become routine and the spark isn’t as sparky? Lucky for you, again, the spark can be reignited. Relationships usually hit a rough patch when:

  • you or your partner get too comfortable (I know you like my ripped up tight jeans honey, but these PJs are just SO comfy), or
  • things that you loved about them you hate (Your optimistic personality, its making me pessimistic), or
  • now you each are just bored with each other (Yes, the chicken crossed the road to get to the other side. Another joke, please.)

Before you go throw the PS3 game controller at them, check out these helpful tips to fire up your relationship-gone-humdrum.

1.)    Flirting

Flirting isn’t just for the relationship-challenged (AKA single people.)  While its known that you two are the old ball and chain, your partner may not feel the love all the time. Send cute messages to show that you are thinking of them. Something as simple as a good morning text or a compliment makes all the difference.

You: Babe, you look like a tall glass of water and I am thirssssstttyyy! Lol :-)

Your Honey: Oh yeah? You weren’t thirsty enough to clean those tall glasses that were in the sink this morning.

You: …. :\

When it comes to social gatherings, the worst thing you can do is be that couple that have become conjoined twins. Separate yourselves, steal some glances from across the room while talking to other people. Do not overkill on PDA, give yourselves something to look forward to when you head back home.

Photo Credit: Essence.com

2.)    Adventure Time

In your relationship, you two have a lot of adventures to be had and it shouldn’t be something that only happens in the beginning of your relationship. So, get off Netflix and go outside! Going to the park or having a spur-of-the-moment road trip.

Both of you can try picking up new hobbies. Take a couple of weeks to get used to your new hobby, and share it with each other. This can take you to another level with your partner. Forming new memories with your sweetheart and not reminiscing on the old ones is the best feeling.

Some of the best adventures happen when you don’t even expect it. One time my boyfriend and I were heading home when we drove by this bowling alley we past often, but this time we decided to go in and do go-kart racing! It was the best time because it was something that brought out our competitive sides. We made a game out of it and I kicked his ass! (He may have another story to tell though.)

Photo Credit: Cameron Productions

3.)    Playing “The Game”

Just because you’re in a relationship, doesn’t mean that you can’t play hard to get. Make your partner crave you by not always being in their face all the time. I know I’ve said this already, but I think you needed to hear it again. One thing my mom always told me (and admit I ignored often) was to not make yourself too available. Give a little mystery, make your partner miss you.

Remember that hot little number you wore on your first date? Pull that out from the crypt, or wear something new or something you know you can pull off. Surprise your partner. The best thing you can do is to keep your partner guessing.And yes, one thing any Girly can wear is confidence! Confidence is the most important to play the game (Not to mention, sexy!)

Hang with your girls and let your partner chill with their friends some weekends. The last thing you wanna hear /say is,

“Hey what did you do today babe?”

“I hung out with you dummy.”

4.)    The Big Kissing Theory

While you may kiss your partner everyday, when was the last time you had a steamy make-out session with them? Kissing releases chemicals that puts us in that sensual heated moment with our partner for more than thirty seconds at a time.

Try different types of kissing like the “music kiss” –play your favorite song and see where the passion takes you. Or try the “counter kiss”-where you slowly come in for the kiss by rubbing noses then brushing lips slowly till they give in. There is actually a site that teaches you to do this!

Photo Credit: Micheal Creagh

5.)    Spend time with Me, Myself and I

This is the most important tip on this list. When you keep your distance from your partner, you shouldn’t fear that they will leave you. Take the time to enjoy being alone. Take the time to finish that book you’ve wanted to read, or write that paper you’ve avoided.

These small tips will help you build new bonds in your relationship and find a new-found passion for one another that reintroduce romance into your relationship.

Photo Credit: Blog

January 10, 2012

GoN Gets Fly with FlyJane!

by T

You can catch girly T on a photo series with awesome sauce shoe retailer FlyJane !

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