Saturday, January 8, 2011


I'm not afraid to admit I remember the moment I stopped flipping channels back in 2003 as I landed on season one of America's Next Top Model. I was like "BAM! THIS IS SO BAD IT'S SO GOOD. BAM!" Cut to a whopping 15!!! seasons later, and I still watch this hot mess. Well after catching a rerun of the finale of season 1 (Holy Shannon!), I googled one of the models and stumbled across this website, which is the best collection of "Where are they now and are any of these girls actually successful" site I've found. Cut to four hours later, and I was all caught up on the most recent photos and happenings of my favorites (and not-so favorites.) You can search by season, I mean cycle, model, or even "gossip." Trust me, you'll enjoy it. Not sure I agree with this order, but here's a trip down memory lane.

For what it's worth, my favorite photo from Top Model, ever. So Mad Men chic!

I will forever heart Elyse, The Shandar, Norelle, Kahlen, The RAD Kim Stolz, Joanie, Mollie Sue, The Twins, Heather, Celia, Chanal, and this crazy cat, Allison.

Who were your faves?
Pia The Pig

Friday, January 7, 2011

The Most Awesome Fish Tacos You Can Make At Home

(It's really Sunday, but due to a migraine and general laziness, I'm back-dating to Friday.)

Friday night, one of my childhood best friend's, Marcy, came over so we could celebrate her passing the elementary education certification test as well as watch DVDs of home videos of the early 90s and us making music videos. Amazing. Anyway, since it is the first Friday of the new year, I wanted to keep things remotely healthy. So, I knew this Baja Fish Taco recipe was perfect. I made these once before and my friends and I just LOVED them. I followed the directions but used soft flour tortillas instead. This recipe makes a ton of sauce and is so good, you're going to want the leftovers, so I suggest doubling the fish. Trust me.

I served this along with my favorite chip, Tostitos Scoops, fresh pico from the store, and the best guac you don't have to make: Wholly Guacamole.

Finally, this Knorr's Mexican Rice rounded out the meal which came together in less than 20 minutes.

I normally don't care much about rice but I ate the hell outta this. You will love this meal!

Pia The Pig

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Perfect Red Lip

I wish I could pull this off.

Lucy Hale of Pretty Little Liars from the People's Choice Awards last night. via

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In Case You Missed It

This story is just so awesome. I LOVE THE INTERNET.

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

People are good. What a great kickstart to 2011.
Pia The Pig

30 30 30

30 is the magic percentage number today according to my morning inbox. I have been coveting this coat which is GORGEOUS in person since I saw it on sale at Banana Republic the day after Christmas. Searching for a medium in stores was a fail, but patiently waiting for it to be reduced even more online turned into a delighted purchase this morning, scoring it for just $83.99 thanks to an additional 30% off additionally-reduced sale items at BR. Patience persists!! Use code BRSALE30 for that.

Sister store Gap has 30% off their latest styles (new arrivals) starting today. Send spring a hint by wearing something pastel.

And finally, The Limited has an extra 30% off all sale today only online. There are a ton of great dresses here for a steal. More on The Limited later today.

Finally, I got a new Android phone and the Coupon app is fab! How else would I know there's a free waffle currently at the Waffle House? You can just show the retailers your phone and avoid having to print out a million coupons to Borders and JoAnn. Download, download, download!

UPDATE: There's also a free hashbrown coupon at Waffle House. No purchase necessary. All I have to do is come hungry and show them my phone? Done.

Happy Sale Shopping!
Pia The Pig

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Stop What You're Doing

And go buy this dress from Old Navy.

I picked this up and purchased it without trying it on (a rarity), thinking that it would either be great or horrible. Well friends, it's great. I grabbed the black one when it was on special for $20 and I will definitely be picking up some other colors. Perfect for pairing with some fun tights. Also: roomy, flattering, versatile, and low enough to provide just a bit of femininity without Montagging.

Cheap. Comfy. Chic. Done.

Pia The Pig

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Visualizing Resolutions

Read more, perhaps? via

Allison had some nice visual resolutions and I thought I'd share a few of mine with you, courtesy of WallBling on Etsy. I decided not to get too specific this year, instead opting for things like "Be in a good place with ______" or "Work to improve upon _______" which aren't very specific but sure seem doable. Basically, all we can do is our best and live each day to the fullest! Works for me.

Family Resolutions

A few more...

And finally...

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Good Morning

Woke up to this little gem of a photo in my inbox, along with yet another (ahem) compliment on Bert's New Year's greeting, which I'll be featuring here later today.

Good morning from Harry, keeping warm on the couch in this lovely sweater. Harry is AAAD Reader Kim's cat, along with his bro, Charles Fantastic, who will hopefully make an appearance here in additional winter duds soon.

Happy Tuesday!
Pia The Pig

Monday, January 3, 2011


To AAAD Readers Stephanie AND Brittany who both got engaged over the holiday. YOUCANHAZDIAMONDZ.

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Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year, my friends! I'm a few days late here, but nonetheless, wishing you a year of what else, pure awesomeness. Let's take it in wholeheartedly.

photo via

Pia The Pig

PS-I love this outlook.


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