Tiny Horse

Fashion, beauty, food, art…pleasing to the senses


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Birthday Meal for Hubby

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I know, I’m kind of an awesome girlfriend–went all out to create John’s favorite meal for his birthday.

Ingredients: thick Asian glass noodles, sautéed shrimp, chopped broccoli, bamboo shoots, scallions, garlic, snow peas and fresh lime.
Sauce: peanut butter, chili powder, soy sauce, grape seed oil, sesame oil, garlic salt

Signature cocktail: iced tea, Midori, lychee syrup garnished with a lychee and lime slice. Tropical bliss!

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Oh yeah, and I got him handcrafted cupcakes from a local European bakery. That is a pecan carrot cake and cappuccino flavor 🙂

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Bachelorette Outfit!

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My wedding colors are periwinkle and white so I asked all the girls going to my bachelorette party to color coordinate in blue and white. My dress is a peekaboo style with black mesh for the chest/collar area. I’ve accessorized with my chunky blue/white statement necklace. The heels are also royal blue with a metallic accent.

It was a wonderful, wild weekend in Chicago with many of my old chums from Ohio State. O-H-I-O!


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Crazy for Guac

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Growing up in a Chinese family, I’ve never tried guacamole or even avocado before for most of my life. I think I tried it once in college and was amazed by the creamy, green texture of this strange vegetable! Then when I moved to Wisconsin to begin my adult life, it became to go-to food for friends to bring to potlucks, parties or celebrations.

John and I started making guacamole a year ago and my culinary life had not been the same. Apparently, avocado is a superfood that gives you nutrients almost akin to that of a healthier dairy or protein product! His recipe is also very healthy and we avoid any cheese on the tortilla chips. We make so much that it’s a full blown dinner plus lunch portions!

Ingredients: ripe avocados, red onion, tomatoes, lime/lemon juice, hot sauce, garlic, scallions, garlic salt, pepper


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5-inch Beauties!

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Yes, they’re a bit tricky to walk in on smooth surfaces, but I just love the fact that they’re pink and 5 inches tall! The whole heel is a stud-like metallic material and there is also a flower appliqué on the side of each shoe. I wore these out only once in public and definitely had to hold onto John a couple of times, hehe. In the name if beauty…worth it!


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Dreamiscle Dress

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I do always like national chain, but every once in a while shopping at a local boutique is a treat. One such Madison boutique is called Tiger Lily and there are 3 locations in the city. They have a wide selection of prom, cocktail, summer and clubbing dresses that are the latest and greatest cuts and styles.

I’m usually not a fan of the one-shoulder but I fell in love with the color combination and the cut. For more formal occasions, I slip on an orange shrug and I’m ready for a day out in this dreamsicle number!


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White Career Pumps

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I got this pair of sweet-looking rounded toe pumps from this huge mall in Hangzhou back in 2008. I liked that the heel is barely 2 inches before but I wish that it were at least 3 inches now. I actually fare better with higher heels because there is less of a chance of the back slipping off my heel (which happens to every pair of pumps I wear :().

They look great with my gingham dresses and polishes up an outfit that might look too girly.