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Still quite a bit left to do, but itโ€™s really coming together! I like the colors in this dress so much more then my red and white version. I think it looks a lot less juvenile and way more magical.ย 

Itโ€™s made from organza and chiffon with a tulle overlay and $60 of fake flowers.

I have information about how Iโ€™m making it here! And a video about it here!ย 


Hearty Chicken and White Bean Soup by Maria Ushakova:

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, julienned
  • 1ย L/ 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1can diced tomatoes
  • 4 skinless boneless chicken thighs, cooked and cut into small pieces, See notes
  • 1 can white kidney beans
  • 1/2 Tbsp red paprika
  • 1/2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cups frozen green peas


  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent for about 2 to 4 minutes. Add the carrot and cook until the vegetables start to caramelize, for about 4 more minutes.
  2. Add the zucchini and red and yellow bell pepper. Stir and saute the vegetables until they start to soften for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken stock, diced tomatoes, chicken, beans, red paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and salt. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 8 more minutes.
  4. Add the green peas. Bring to a simmer and cook for 1 more minute.

If you donโ€™t have ready cooked chicken, cook raw chicken meat in water or chicken broth. It takes about 15 minutes. You can cook it while prepping the veggies.