An exciting discovery

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I must give A Colorful Blog at Lilly Pulitzer credit for this new discovery.
Matchbook magazine, a delightful online magazine that is the epitome of a lifestyle magazine.
Fashion, traveling, recipes, interviews with interesting people... It is one of the few magazines I can actually read with each article sparking my interest.
I am excited to pass along this little gem to those of you who are yet to discover it.
Matchbook Magazine: A field guide to a charmed life

Goodbye teeth of wisdom...

Well I just had my wisdom teeth pulled this morning, so I'm a bit under the weather. I am relaxing in bed with Vicodin by my side, anxiously awaiting the milkshake my hubby promised to make me.
I am ever so thankful for Netflix instant streaming.
Any movie or T.V. suggestions?

An ode to fair skin

Monday, January 24, 2011

When I was growing up I found myself constantly trying to fight my fair skin. Tan skin had become so trendy, and I always yearned for that bronzed, tanned coloring.
Well, I think the tables have turned. No one wants sun-damaged skin as they age. Society has learned a great deal about the effects of tanning.
Over-tanned and orange was a trend, fair skin (or your natural hue) is timeless.
Personally, I have learned not only to accept my naturally fair complexion, but to love it too.
My husband likes to call me his "fair-skinned lady." Here are some of my favorite fair-skinned ladies.
Rita Hayworth
Audrey Hepburn
Nicole Kidman
Marcia Cross

Anne Hathaway
Dita Von Teese
What's your opinion? Who are some of your favorites?

Bummed about "The Kennedys" cancellation?

Saturday, January 22, 2011

The History Channel decided to cancel the long awaited series "The Kennedys." I, along with a lot of other people, was pretty disappointed with this news.
But next Sunday at 9pm, TLC is airing "The Kennedys' Home Movies"

It doesn't look as interesting as the History Channel series, but I'd go for watching some real footage of Mrs. Jackie O.

In the kitchen Thursdays

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I'd like to start a new weekly post titled "In the kitchen Thursdays".
This Thursday the recipe I'm featuring is a great alternative to your typical chicken dinner, and it's fairly healthy too! If you feel like you need to change things up a bit in the kitchen, try these Tandoori-style chicken burgers.

This recipe came from Martha Stewart, but I tweaked it a bit and added my own flair.
I did without the cucumbers and substituted spinach, and I added garlic and a bit of lemon juice to the cumin yogurt sauce (I HIGHLY recommend this). I also added a bit of feta cheese, and just a tad of Sriracha chili sauce (I love some spice!) to my pita.
Delicious dinner! It was a nice change of pace and quite a hit with the hubs.

A picture is worth a thousand words

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Every once in a while I find a picture that I absolutely fall in love with.
I found this particular photograph a couple of years ago.
This is a picture of my Grandmother and Grandfather shortly after they got married.
I can't pinpoint what exactly it is that I love so much about this picture.
I love the location: In England standing in front of Buckingham Palace.
I love the time period: 1953.
I love my grandfather's Air Force uniform.
I love my grandmother's sleek, polished style. It's timeless.
I love the story behind the picture: My grandfather was stationed in England, where he met my grandmother, and later brought her back to the U.S. with him.
I keep this picture in a frame on my dresser.
They will be celebrating their 59th year of marriage this year.

Newly Mrs. Cravinho gets a makeover!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I hope you enjoy the new and improved Newly Mrs. Cravinho!
It took a lot of learning and hard work, but I am very excited with the outcome!
Thank you so much to those of you who continue to read this little blog of mine.


Thursday, January 13, 2011

The web address for my blog has changed.
It is now
instead of
Thank you!

How much longer until spring?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I don't know about you, but I am so ready for SPRING.

We've had snow and ice here in central Georgia, and I'm over it.
I'd like some warmth and sunshine please.

Orlando for the holidays

Monday, January 3, 2011

So sorry for my long absence!
We spent little over a week in Orlando with my parents, and had the most fabulous Christmas and a very happy new year!
For the first time in 2 years we were actually able to get to Orlando before Christmas eve. My parents and brother began a new Christmas eve dinner tradition: homemade pizzas. It's really a genius idea when you think about it. We do our huge dinner on Christmas day, so we typically do something smaller and casual for Christmas eve. My brother made all of the pizza dough from scratch, and everyone got to create their own pizzas. It was a fun, hands-on way for everyone to be involved in dinner.

Christmas day was wonderful and relaxing. Jake and I were really spoiled this year. It's crazy to think that we will be spending Christmas next year in Italy.

The day after Christmas my father threw an "end of year" party for the internet businesses he owns. Jake and I, along with my brother, his girlfriend, and my mom all received invitations in the mail for this party, and no one had the slightest clue what my dad was up to.
Well, long story short, it ended up being an AMAZING night. There was lots of alcohol, a limo, dinner, iPod Shuffles for everyone, and a return home that no one quite remembers.

For new years eve Jake and I decided to take my parents out. We went to an Irish pub for drinks, a very different Mexican restaurant for dinner, then back to the Irish pub for more drinks.
I think right now my parents are our favorite people to party with.
Who would have thought?

I am very excited for 2011.
2010 was such an incredible year, full of very difficult times (Jacob was deployed from January-July), and the most amazing, wonderful times (getting married of course in September).

Here's to another amazing year!