Teriyaki chicken and veggies

Teriyaki chicken:

step one: brown chicken in a pan with olive oil – seasoned chicken with garlic powder, pepper, and onion powder.

While the chicken is cooking steam your veggies. I opted to use one bag of frozen broccoli 🥦 and one bag of stir fry veggies (little man won’t eat the other stir fry veggies but loves broccoli)

Step three: prep your peaches – if your opting for this delicious dessert. I used an Apple corer to remove the pits and cut them into equal little parts. Before you core them coat them in coconut oil so they don’t stick to your pan.

I then used bbq skewers to hold them together while they bakes. Set oven to 350.

Step four: mix teriyaki sauce. I used a ramekin to eyeball the soy sauce a dash of sesame oil and honey. Taste to get it just right.

Step five: place a tiny bit of butter and honey in the center of your peaches and bake while you finish your dinner.

Step six: start your rice 🍚 remove your cooked chicken and place your veggies into the pan you just cooked your chicken in. Cube the chicken and place it back in the center of the pan with the veggies. Pour your sauce over the chicken and veggies and let it simmer covered while your rice finishes.

Turn off the oven but leave the peaches in while you eat dinner.

I made an extra ramekin of sauce in case we needed it but we didn’t use it.

We enjoyed the chicken stir fry and then enjoyed the baked peaches served with a scoop of halo top vanilla caramel and a drizzle of raspberry sauce.

🤤🤤🤤 happy Sunday indeed

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#YourBestisEnough

As a woman, I constantly struggle with the worklife balance. I don’t think it’s fair that so much pressure is put on women to be perfect mom perfect partner perfect employees perfect bosses perfect badasses. But that’s the biggest issue I have the biggest issue would have to be feeling like I’m good enough for myself. The only pressure put on top of women from outside influences that we really shouldn’t be putting on additional pressures ourselves. But the problem is that we always want to be perfect. I can tell myself 1000 times that no one is still going to try to be perfect myself. I keep thinking I have to except grays and go with the flow and relax and then my brain shit goes in a totally different direction with 100 new ideas of ways to be better and kick ass more so than I already a.m. It’s a struggle there’s always thousand things I could be doing some nights I don’t get anything done I just want to watch TV. Then I think that’s great use of time and I get mad at myself for not excelling and other areas my life. After everyone’s in bed I often spend nights a week alone with my mind racing. I cannot be the only woman goes through this the only woman who does the store sells the only woman who think she’s not good enough. It’s like the harder I work in one area my career for example I feel like I’m failing and another as a mom or a partner. I am fortunate enough to have an awesome partner who is part of my team. I know that there are others who are doing this on their own balancing work and taking care hello. My heart goes out to you and not in a I’m so sorry for you away in a more power to you kick ass girl you’re stronger than I ever could or would be. I just don’t understand why with so many pressure we always put more ourselves we always push for more we always expect more we always want more. I love my job I love my family and I feel like I shouldn’t have to compromise one for the other. No one should ever be put in a situation where they feel they have to to make a living do something you love take care of your face. It’s just a constant struggle to excel in all areas. I’m tired of the struggle. I just want to be content I want to go to work and put in my time and excel and kick ass and leave work at work. But because I’m a mom because I’m a wife because I’m a woman I feel like I have to work extra hours to prove that I’m dedicated to prove that I’m in this for the long-haul to prove that my career matters to me. And then when I’m at home I feel like I’m taking away from my family and I’m taking away from my son when I have to work while he still awake or to Hallmark or answer emails or just not give him 100% of my. It’s rough. I don’t think men get it as much as my husband helps out as much as my husband does for our family I do not think he feels the same pressure that I feel to do 100% hundred percent of the time. When did this happen when did it happen why did it happen why are women expected to do 150% at work and 150%At home who decided that giving your best was no longer good enough.

#changingstereotypes #notsupermom #justabadass

Wash it Wednesday

I’m trying something new and hope you all enjoy the changes. Today I want to chat a little about best practices for clean, glowing, healthy skin. Let’s do it! Our first wash it Wednesday post.

First, you need to understand that not all skincare products are created equal. There are a lot of things on the market that are loaded with chemicals and fillers. Do your homework when you’re looking for products that will work for your skin.

Second, understand that not everyone has the same skin type. Do a quick tissue test to determine your skin type. Knowing your skin type is key to finding products that will work for you. Also note that different parts of your skin will need different things. Personally, I have an oily blackhead prone nose and chin and very dry red cheeks and forehead. I have combo skin but you may not have combo skin. Do the tissue test.

Now that you know your skin type you can hone in and do some research for products that will specifically address the needs of your skin. It’s best to create a routine you enjoy so you’ll stick to it for best results. Personally, I love masking but I don’t have the time to do it all the time. I mask 1-2 times a week and have a morning routine and a night routine. In the morning I use a toning spray that brightens and a skin stick that helps primer my face before I apply makeup. My primer is loaded with vitamins and moisture that my skin craves. It’s the perfect way for me to start my day and create a base for my makeup. At night I focus on taking my makeup off (did you know when you don’t remove your makeup studies show your skin ages by 7 days!!!) and moisturizing. I used a night cream designed to fight wrinkles and signs of aging.

Need ideas for products to check out for the needs of your skin? Comment below.

Let me know what your favorite products are, did you do the tissue test? (A quick google search will give you directions) I want to hear all about what you found works for you.

Sunday Product Reviews

I hope you’re all ringing in the New Year with loved ones and enjoying every last minute of 2017.  I have a lot of plans for 2018 and I’d like to do some weekly product reviews.  Some will be Posh – some will not be Posh.  Today we will feature

1. Cackle Spackle Detoxifying Facial Mask

2. Snow and Tell Brightening Facial Moisturizer

3. Younique Epic Mascara

Cackle Spackle – This product is an all time favorite of mine.  I love the tingling feeling and the spearmint scent.  It helps me relax and get a deep clean especially in my problem areas like my nose and my chin.  I tend to have a lot of blackheads so this mask helps to pull all of the oil and dirt out leaving behind clean pores. Formulated with charcoal and kaolin clay to deep clean and remove impurities from clogged pores.  Blackberry and eucalyptus leaf extracts help to tone.  This mask is not for the fait of heart – this is for people looking to remove dirt and grime from clogged pores for a clean clear complexion.  One pro tip – use this mask at the end of the week, sometimes because it’s such a deep clean I will break out after using this mask.  However, I’ve found that washing my face with BFF after I mask helps to reduce any post-masking breakouts.

I won’t lie though, this mask wasn’t always a favorite.  The first time I used this mask my face felt like it was burning off.  This is an elimination mask so the first time you use it your skin may tingle (A LOT) and turn red.  Perfectly posh uses naturally based ingredients so these products are great for your skin and work wonders but for someone who isn’t used to masking this mask may be a little too strong.  I would not recommend this for a new-to-posh customer.  It works great and I’ve grown to love the tingling but it took a few tries.

Snow and Tell Brightening Moisturizer – I think this moisturizer could be a little thicker in consistency.  It’s a little runny compared to my beloved Moisturizer 911 but it smells great.  With a light mint (almost vanilla mint) scent it’s soft and luxurious feeling on my face and really moisturizes leaving behind soft glowing skin.  This is great for the cold winter months formulated with licorice and Vitamin C this facial moisturizer helps to even skin tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Complete Thumbs Up!

Epic Mascara – If you have not yet tried the Younique Epic Mascara, you need to.  This mascara helps extend and curl lashes.  It’s the new one step (not two like the 3D Fibers) mascara from younique and it is a slam dunk.  If you’re looking for a one-step mascara for big bold lashes I suggest finding a younique girl to hook it up.  This is a non clumping mascara with a big impact.

To order any of the products featured in this review please check out:

Perfectly Posh: Https://poshyourselfwithkimmyfrazer.po.sh

Younique: TheMamainMakeup.com

If you’ve tried these products please let us know what you think in the comments! Hope you have a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Cocoons of comfort

Clean sheets are possibly the most amazing things in the world. After a long week and a hectic weekend there is nothing I love more than curling up in clean sheets. I’m a stickler to the wash your sheets weekly routine. On Sunday nights when I dive into my bed enveloped in soft fresh smelling sheets (thank you gain) I sleep better than I do any other day of the week. I drift off in the softness that’s warmed by the heat radiating off of my husband. I’ll rub my feet back and forth just feeling how soft and crisp my sheets feel at the same time. Monday morning is a hard wake up call but not because it’s back to work – I love my job – but because this cocoon of comfort envelopes me and begs me to stay just a little longer. The warmth is such a welcoming feeling and I know for the rest of the week my bed will not feel this comfortable again.

This, my friends, is the best thing that comes from my weekends of frenzied cleaning. This and of course the fact that my house is clean at least for Sunday night.

Small Changes – Commuting

A few years ago someone told me that they loved listening to audio books during their hour long commute. I thought about it briefly then dismissed the idea of listening to someone read to me while I drove. It seemed lame to me, almost boring. I’m officially 6 audio books in and it’s been amazing.

I feel more creative.  I feel less stressed.  I get completely lost in the characters and the stories.  I honestly love this little change.  I sometimes switch off my book and jam out to music (I still love dancing and singing in my car) but unfortunately a lot of my commute time is a lot of talk shows… Some are pretty good I just get bored.  There is nothing I hate more though than the morning talk shows that bring to light just how awful humans are *cough* war of the roses *cough* is the show I hate most.  It’s complete shit.  It’s awful.  People love the drama – it makes me anxious and sad.

If you’re looking to change up your commute try and audio book (get your first one free from audible).

A white fish recipe the whole family will love

Our little family has been trying to eat a little healthier.  Trying to lose some weight (me and hubs anyway) and trying to be a little more active.  I’m really trying to make sure we eat fish once a week but it’s hard because I can’t bring fishy smelly leftovers to work the next morning… We try to stick to fish on Fridays or Saturdays.  Anyway – I have to share this recipe.  We were legit soaking up sauce and practically licking our plates.

 

What you’ll need

  • White fish – we had Swai
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Butter
  • Lemon
  • Heavy Cream
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Spinach
  • Yellow and Red Heirloom tomatoes (you can use cherry tomatoes the yellow just adds more color and makes it look prettier)
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic

 

First I started a non-stick pan warming it on low heat with just a tiny bit of butter.  Once the pan was warm and the butter melted I began browning my fish.  Salt and Pepper each side.

While the fish was cooking on low/medium heat I started simmering 1/3 cup Pinot in a sauce pan.  As the wine started to bubble I added in 1/4 cup of heavy cream (low heat).  Bring the mixture to a simmer (do not curdle your cream) whisking occasionally.  My fish wasn’t quite ready to flip so I cut the tomatoes in half and diced up my pepper.

It should be about time to flip your fish and when you flip it you’ll see the side that’s been cooking should be a beautiful browned color.  (mmmm looks delicious).  At this time my sauce was bubbling so I added juice from 1/2 of a lemon and salt and pepper to taste.  Add 1/2 TBSP butter and let it all cook for about two min on low and then turn it off.  The delicious sauce is complete.

My fish was complete now.  I moved it to a plate and then added just a tiny bit of  butter to the pan I was cooking the fish in.  Add 3 cloves minced garlic and all your vegetables.  Let your vegetables start to cook and get soft (add the spinach last so it’s not a withered wilty mess).  Once your spinach starts to wilt pour the sauce right over everything.

Place your white fish on the plate and cover with your vegetables and sauce.  I served ours with a side of frozen vegetables (green bean, onion, potato, red pepper, carrot mix).  This meal was loaded with flavor, vegetables, and a healthy protein.  I was worried it would be far too heavy but it wasn’t.  It was filling (little man and I split a fish filet) and we were all using garlic bread that was leftover in the fridge to soak up and eat every last drop.

Enjoy and if you try this recipe comment below and let us know how you and your family liked it.

Happy Sunday.  Remember to smile – enjoy the people in your life – spread happiness.

 

Hello again 

Oh hi there. (Not you reader) I’m talking to myself. This is sometimes an outlet a place for me to vent or talk about new things I’m trying. A place for me to wrap my head around my life. I always get lost though. I have reminders on my phone to do 1000000000001 things and ignore them all. I put myself and things I want on hold so I can be a better Wife. A better Mom. A better employee. A better consultant. A better friend. A better child. A better sister. I have to because I hate feeling guilty if I miss something or ignore something. If I opt to do something that only benefits me I feel selfish and guilty – who the hell enjoys those feelings?? 
The problem is not only that I sell “me time” and Pampering as a necessity – because it honest to all holy powers is necessary for women to take time out. It’s that now I’m a hypocrite. I can tell you what you need to do but I have a horrid time sticking to it. I did take time out last night and that’s what made me think about all of this. All of the things I say I’m going to do for me that I never follow through on. I could say it all changes today (if you go through posts I’m sure you’ll see I’ve said that before) but I’m not sure it will. 

In this crazy life and all the ups and downs I’m really good at taking me time and sticking to work outs when things are good. I’m really bad at splitting that time when things get stressful or when I get down – when I need it most – I suck at doing it. I suck at doing the things I really want to do because I close up and cave in. I ignore what I need so when I’m pushing through I’m doing it for everyone around me. 

If you feel like this too. If you’re a starter for things for you but never seem to finish them let’s try this together. Baby steps. Today I’m going to post this blog and the minutes it’s taking me to write this I’m ignoring the entire world around me. Baby steps. We will all be better for it. ❤ 

Let’s Be Real

Hi there – to anyone out in the world reading these words.  I’m going to put myself out there – the real me.  Now, you probably don’t know me and if you do then you know this is really, really and I mean REALLY hard for me.  I’m an introvert to the 10th power… I mean for years I wouldn’t even enter into a bank to do normal transactions for fear that I would actually need to speak to another human.  Speaking to another human was THE WORST THING IN THE WORLD (it wasn’t, but it kind of was).  I did 100% of my banking via the ATM machine – if for some reason it was out of order I would rather drive the 15 minutes to a different machine than get out of the car and go inside of the actual bank.  I would do everything in my power to avoid interacting with a stranger.  Yes, I have issues.

I was born an introvert.  I always enjoyed spending hours writing in marble composition books (you know the black and white ones from school tests with the wide ruled lines) or setting up entire cities out of Barbie accessories.  I could spend hours and I mean HOURS playing Barbies, creating their little world and acting out their lives.  I loved to make things up.  I loved to tell stories.  I loved to write.  For years and years and years I swore I would grow up to be a writer.  I’m an adult now, not a writer – but I do have the same introvert tendencies.  Now as I get even older I find myself daydreaming of being an author.  Maybe I could write children’s books, maybe I could write a movie script or a TV show, maybe I could create the next 50 shades series or Twilight… I could, right?I like to think that I can.  Who knows, maybe one day I will.

There is always one thing holding me back though – I am an introvert.  I don’t like to talk to too many people, I don’t do anything other than smile at anyone outside of my immediate group or team of co-workers.  I don’t introduce myself to strangers I meet at the park with my son.  I don’t say “Hi” to random people passing on sidewalks. These are things I just don’t do.  I come off as a total Bitch, this I know.  I don’t think I’m a total bitch, I know I can be one if you really cross me but generally I don’t think I live my life being a bitch. I’m just a little stubborn and a whole lot of shy wrapped up in an awkward smile.   This presents a problem though, you see – in the world I live in (and most of us) you can’t go up the ladder without talking and building relationships with people.  This is my problem.  It’s so incredibly hard for me to build relationships because the entire time people are talking to me —t I appear calm and smiling on the outside but my inner Kim is screaming and whining and itching.  I feel uncomfortable.  I worry that my clothes are too tight.  My hair is a mess.  My make up looks funny.  Do I have food in my teeth?  The entire time people are talking to me I worry about how they’re perceiving me.  That they’re judging me.  That if I actually build a relationship with them they’ll judge me or worse, get to know me.

I don’t know why I stay so guarded.  I don’t know why I’m so uncomfortable in any public situation.  I just am.  It’s how I was made.  My husband evens that out a little – he’s way more outgoing than I am.  Opposites attract, right? The problem for me though even worse than wanting to build relationships and advance in my career and in my life is that now as a Mom my introvert tendencies often hold back my son.  For this I forever feel guilty.  I’m the worst Mom, I have to be.  I will cancel play dates because I worry the other Mom won’t like me.  I don’t take him to soccer practice because I can’t bear the thought of using all the energy in my being to push myself to smile and interact with other humans.  I don’t go to the park as often as I should with him because I might have to speak to another parent.  I won’t go to the gym without a friend by my side because people might look at me.  I’m always worried about being judged by others and lately I’ve just been judging myself.

We are always our worst critics, right?  I’m never good enough.  Not for my husband.  Not for my son.  Not for my job.  Not for my side-hustle.  Nothing.  I’m always pushing myself to do more, schedule more, plan more, BE MORE.  Then when I fail at all of these goals I set I am nasty to myself.  I look at myself in the mirror critiquing my every move “You should have gone to the park, it was beautiful outside” or “you could have finished that research piece for your boss yesterday if you only focused more” even sometimes “if you just stuck with your work-out schedule you’d get rid of that lingering baby fat” and often “your husband deserves better”

These are things I believe.  Things I often feel.  These thoughts and feelings are no one’s fault except my own.  I’m too hard on myself – I know – it’s also in my DNA.  I’m very competitive and I’m always pushing to be the best.  The best field hockey goalie.  The best night shift dispatcher.  The best foreclosure team manager.  The best paralegal.  The best Mom.  The best Wife.  I have to be THE BEST.  I want to be THE BEST.  You see, as much as I have talking and interacting with strangers I LOVE recognition.  I love winning.  I love being told “You did awesome!”  I need words of encouragement.  I thrive on ego strokes.  I illuminate from the inside when I know others are impressed.  Lately though, I’m not impressed with myself.  I’m tired.  I’m stressed.  I’m struggling.  Struggling to figure it all out.  Struggling to push myself to do more, to give more, to earn more, to BE MORE.

I feel like I’ve let my former self down in some weird way.  What ever happened to that girl?  The girl who drove to NC on a whim to visit friends from college for a week.  The girl who would stay out until 2am dancing and singing in front of crazy friends.  The girl who had a LOT of fun.  The girl who had all the confidence in the world.  I’ve always been an introvert but there was a time in my life, in my 20s, when I was a different kind of introvert.  I had a lot of fun because the friends I surrounded myself with had a lot of fun.  I enjoyed being around them and feeling that love and friendship.  I enjoyed being part of those crazy nights.  I’d still love that today but I have responsibilities – Wife. Mom. Job.  There isn’t much time to go to the beach bar and have a few cocktails and sing and dance all night.  Hell, I’m lucky if there’s enough time for 1 glass of wine before I face plant in my bed.

I haven’t let that girl down because I became a wife or a mom though.  I let that girl down because I haven’t stuck to one single goal I’ve set for myself.  I haven’t pushed to be awesome at writing.  I haven’t pushed myself to stick to one single goal I’ve set since I’ve become a wife or a mother.  I always let life get in the way and I always get derailed.  That’s how I’ve let myself down.  Now, if you’re thinking I’m being too hard on myself – you might be right.  That doesn’t change the fact though that it’s the truth.  I suck at sticking to anything that isn’t for someone else.  I suck at making myself follow through.  It doesn’t matter how many times you step up to bat if you never follow through right?  You’ll never get that home run.

Well – that all changes tonight.  I’m going for it.  I’m doing this.  I’m shooting for the stars and even if I come crashing back to earth in a fiery explosion – at least I’ll know I did it.

Cheers to day 1 of my journey (imagine I’m power posing like Wonder Woman).

Posh Summer Sale

You won’t want to miss this. We have amazing deals today. Retired products. Summer store sales. 
If you’ve been sitting on the sideline watching my skin and my routine and secretly wishing you could check out some of these affordable amazingly perfect products then today is your day. Go check it out. While you’re there as you click all that you want watch if you get to $99 message me because it just might be worth it to start your own business. 

Go check it out! 

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