5 Vegetarian Recipes That Are Actually Good

October 31, 2014

I’m no vegetarian, but I do enjoy eating a meatless meal every once in a while, especially when my vegetarian sister, (and fellow co-owner of Lime Ricki) Jennifer, comes over for a dinner party. The benefits of a vegetarian diet that motivate me to eat less meat include: maintaining a healthy heart, fitting into my skinny jeans, decreasing my chances of getting cancer, and supporting my love for animals (I love my cute Yorkie, Roxi!). Studies have proven that those who eat meat minimally are overall healthier than those who thrive off of carnivorous diets.

When I make a vegetarian meal, I want everyone in my family to enjoy it not only for the health benefits, but for the tastiness too. Just because a dinner is vegetarian, doesn’t mean it has to be disgusting! Over the years I have found that these five vegetarian recipes are pretty scrumptious, even for us omnivores.5 Vegetarian Recipes that are actually good // blog.limericki.com

Stuffed Bell Peppers // incredibly filling and hearty – filled with protein, veggies, and healthy grains. Not the mention it’s an absolute stunner on the table

Portabella Veggie Burger // satisfies any craving for a good meaty burger, it’s just a lot healthier. Just add some rosemary or sweet potato fries for a side, and your meal is done!

Lasagna Soup // warms the soul, this soup not only comforts but re-energizes your body after a long day of work and running errands

Grilled Pizza // combination of rich textures and smoky grilled vegetables, this gourmet pizza has my vegetarian sister coming back to my house for leftovers

Tomato Broccoli Pasta Casserole // delectably savory and so easy to switch out and replace existing ingredients with new ones, makes the recipe fresh and reusable

I hope you enjoy these vegetarian dishes as much as my family and I do! While you’re on the prowl for more vegetarian alternatives, try out these carrot fries that I also love!

Posted by Nicole

#Team Tuesday

October 28, 2014

MEET JENNIFER // limericki.com

Time for another Team Tuesday, and today we are happy to introduce you to Jennifer Anderson. She happens to be the most rational, practical and responsible of the three sisters, and is therefore head of financial and business operations. Jennifer is a triathlete, bicyclist, hiker and an all-around athlete and outdoors woman. She is adventurous, strong, and terrified of spiders. Like really terrified of them. She is known around the office for the delicious food she bakes. Our favorite? Her maple scones. Mmmmmm.

We think Jennifer is especially brave. Two years ago she was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer. She endured a very extensive surgery and chemotherapy regiment, and battled her way through it all, working through much of it. She is remarkable. Her quick wit keeps up laughing, her hair routine makes us all envious (wash, towel dry, ta-da, she looks amazing!) and her ability to see the good in life is a reminder to us all. And as you can see, her smile lights up the room.

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Fashion Friday: Butterflies

October 24, 2014

There’s a new insect in town…BUTTERFLIES!

 

Butterflies on the runway // limericki.com

 

Butterfly-inspired designs and graphics can been seen in Fall 2014 collections of major labels such as Givenchy and Valentino. Once you start paying attention, you’ll notice that they are everywhere. For those who love staying on-trend, butterflies are a necessity in your wardrobe. We love them for their whimsical and graphic appeal.

 

butterfly inspiration // limericki.com

 

For those who want to stay on-trend without breaking the bank, here are a few items you can snatch up for a fraction of the price. This includes Lime Ricki’s own line of butterfly printed styles from our Resort 2013 collection. (Bonus: its on sale!)

 

 

posted by Lyndsay

TOP 8 PODCASTS TO LISTEN TO WHILE RUNNING YOUR KIDS AROUND

October 23, 2014

If you’re a mom, you know all too well that the time you spend in the car – whether it’s running errands, dropping the kids off at soccer practice, or slipping in a quick trip to the gym – becomes monotonous and frustrating. You’re sick of listening to the same repetitive songs on the radio or trying to entertain the screaming toddlers in the backseat.

That’s why, today, we’re giving you some of our absolute favorite podcasts. And not only that, but our top picks are super family friendly, so you don’t have to be worried about what young ears will hear. Who knows – maybe you’ll even hear, “Mom, turn it up!”

 

Lime Ricki's Top 8 favorite podcasts for you & your kids

FOR THE KIDS:

Sparkle Stories // Every week, this podcast features a new story aimed at kids age 3 to 9. Their mission is to deliver stories that inspire creativity and wonder, improve a child’s sense of self, and playfully address problems that kids experience in everyday life. The kids will be begging to listen to this every week!

Adventures in Odyssey  // Although it’s written for kids 8 to 12, this one can definitely be enjoyed by the whole family. A cast of actors make characters come to life to embark on thrilling journeys and teach moral lessons at the same time. The first episodes were recorded in the 1980s!

Ask Me Another  // This NPR podcast is a live show that combines brainteasers, music, and comedy into an exciting hour that will stretch your imagination to the breaking point. Your older kids can play along with contestants as they try to figure out riddles in front of a live audience. Up the stakes by promising a treat if someone in the car can guess the answers before the contestants.

Sesame Street  // For the little kids, the Sesame Street podcast can help teach them about the alphabet and new words. Their favorite characters host the show, have exciting adventures, and even sometimes feature celebrity guests. Use the time your littles ones spend in the car for learning and growing.

FOR YOU:

TED Radio Hour // Learn about new and interesting ideas in this mash up of TED talks on different subjects. One week, find out what makes you happy, and the next, explore the reasons behind why people lie. Continually learn new things as you run errands – and come up with fascinating subjects for the dinner table tonight!

Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!  // This could be considered the grown-up version of Ask Me Another, but instead of brainteasers, this podcast quizzes you on current events. We think it’s a great way to stay entertained and catch up on what’s going on in the world, since you rarely have time to read or watch the news.

The Dinner Party Download  // The goal of this podcast is to give you exciting topics to talk about and ideas for hosting your next dinner party. There’s a celebrity guest in every episode, as well as music suggestions and a new dish or cocktail to try. The hosts are likeable and it’s an easy one to keep up with, especially if you’re stopping at different places to finish your to-do list.

On Being  // This podcast delves deep into the meaning of life and what it means to be human. Be emotionally fed by discussions on how people want to live and the beliefs of various leaders. If you feel like you spend all your time talking about boo-boos or teenage drama, this podcast can definitely help you out.

We’ll definitely be listening to some of these on the way to the grocery store this week! If you have a favorite podcast, share them with us in the comments!

And don’t worry – if podcasts aren’t your thing, we have a ton of good music to suggest to you. Check out our Music Tuesday posts to find some of our favorites!

Posted by Nicole

#Team Tuesday–Meet Nicole

October 21, 2014

Meet Nicole Bruderer #TeamTuesday #teamLR

Today we introduce you to Nicole Bruderer, one of the three sisters who founded and own Lime Ricki. Nicole oversees marketing and advertising, and recently started posting on the blog. Some things things we know about her: she’s a three-time breast cancer survivor! Yay. She has a thing for office supplies–especially pens and notepads. You will never see her not doodling, or without a coke zero in her hand. But don’t worry what she drinks in diet soda is tripled by how much water she drinks, she’s notorious for having at least three water bottles on her desk at all times. (You should see her car!) She subscribes to more magazines than she has time to read. Nicole has 3 lovable and daring daughters, and an amazing and handsome husband. She loves to practice yoga, hit the cross-fit gym, read books and try to make a dent in her magazine stack.

She is a total fashionista, never being afraid to wear heels with a casual outfit. Her pattern of choice is gingham, preferably yellow, orange, or navy. Nicole is not afraid to rock a bold lip, or a bold hairstyle! If you asked any of our employees what her natural hair color is, they probably wouldn’t know! Her boldest hair color choice has been bright red, and she totally rocked it.

Meet Nicole Bruderer #TeamTuesday #teamLR

 

*A side note from her daughter- she splurges on handbags AND shoes ;)

(see question 11)

Fall’s Best Accessory

October 13, 2014

I know I’m late to the party, but I only recently got on board with painting my nails. I think it’s because my nails chip so quickly after I paint them, that I gave up. The game changer for me has been using the right top coat.

While some of us are obsessed with finding the right styling accessory, like jewelry, belts, and purses, I am scouring the polish aisles at Target, searching for the best colors to complement my wardrobe.

What I love most about painting my nails? They can be easily changed and they require low maintenance. Of course it isn’t practical (or healthy!) to change your nail color every single day, but it is reasonable for me to change it up every week, or even twice a week.

Although I love OPI and have quite a few Revlon colors in my collection, Essie is my go-to brand right now. Here are some fun fall Essie colors that have caught my eye this month.

Get Polished! Our hot picks for Fall

1. after school boy blazer // it’s back to cool when you’re back in blue-black. this academy blue lacquer is the prep-school chic must of the season

2. allure // fit for royalty, this sheer nail polish with a natural finish is a favorite . perfect for a french manicure or  for those who want a subtle, but classy nail look

3. trophy wife // smart. gorgeous. successful. perfect deep teal pearl polish creates triple threat manicures and pedicures that are to have and to hold forever

4. wicked // award-winning. forever stylish. deep, dark sinister red is not for the faint of heart. strident, striking and bold, blood red lacquer creates a sensational sexy nail look

5. roarrrange // hello, tiger. your fashion instinct is anything but basic in this unstoppable bold orange. meow!

6. style cartel // devious in all the right ways, this inky cobalt blue unleashes the power of its fashion intelligence in one bold stroke

7. the perfect coverup // underneath its cozy exterior, lurks a heart of calculating chic. Intriguing gray weaved with teal undertones is your brilliant disguise

8. under the twilight // distinctive. daring. sleek. night falls, romance is in the air and its your time to shine in this intense, smokey plum

So, tell me, what’s your favorite color this season?

 

Posted by Nicole

Fashion Friday: Resort 2014 Sneak Peak

October 11, 2014

The wait is almost over! I’m super excited to share a sneak-peak of Resort 2014….launching in November.

Resort 2014 Sneak Peak // limericki.com

A breezy, light aqua and a perfect periwinkle are complemented with a smart, and classic navy blue. The fun, graphic prints are filled with a creamy white accent color to give the line a retro feel. Gold trims can also be seen throughout the collection giving each suit a polished, yet flirty feel.

You will also see a few new tankini and one-piece styles. These new styles will be launched with a handful of our past season “All-Stars”, making this our best collection yet! I am super excited.

Time to book those holiday vacations…

posted by Lyndsay

Fashion Friday: gingham

October 3, 2014

Remember Lyndsay, our Senior Designer? She’s back, and every Friday she’ll be posting about the latest news and trends in fashion. We’re so lucky to have her! And we’re so lucky gingham is still in season…

Hello lovely ladies,
Here at Lime Ricki we are super excited that one major trend seen on the runways (and the street) of Spring-Summer 2015 New York Fashion Week is gingham! Major labels such as Altuzarra and Diane von Furstenberg showcased this iconic print in bright reds and pretty pastels.

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Snatch-up our red gingham one-piece now and be the trendiest girl at the pool come spring.

#teamtuesday- Meet Lyndsay

October 1, 2014

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Introducing Team Tuesday! Want some behind the scene info about our team? Have you always wanted to know who is responsible for designing our adorable suits? We interviewed our senior designer Lyndsay to take a peek inside her creative mind.

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Lyndsay is one of the most talented people we have ever worked with. You guys should see how cool she looks at work, we dig her love for ballet flats. She is so witty and makes us laugh so hard. She’s #catlady but she’s not crazy. Read more…

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Who wants to read more about #teamLR? Stay tuned!

Pin-TESTED

September 27, 2014

Hey ladies, who is addicted to Pinterest? Okay, let’s make this easier. Who isn’t addicted to Pinterest? We sure are, and we are not afraid to admit it. It’s not completely wasting time, because you’re getting inspired right? Right. But we all know about the magic pins. The tricks people pin that everyone has pinned, but never tried. And when someone does try, they fail. (We are guilty of failing at making ice cream out of frozen bananas, you know what we’re talking about.)

bracelet pin

We were immediately intrigued when we saw this pin about making friendship bracelets with yarn. Not that thin embroidery thread. It seemed too thick to work, but we decided to try it… and it does work! We didn’t even get fancy enough to add the gold clasps at the end, we just tied it in a knot. We are lazy and addicted to Pinterest, what can we say?

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Love how thick this bracelet turned out! Perfect way to make a summer craft a fall accessory.

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