Renee O.'s Blog
Attention LA residents! My friends at PETA and I decided to organize an awesome event to help bring a little comfort to animals in need! If you're free TODAY April 11th, come down to the PETA headquaters to hang out with me, Christian Serratos & Pia Toscano as we collect blankets for shelter animals who otherwise sleep on cold cement floors!
So dig through your linen closet and bring your unneeded blankets & towels! See you then!
Buzznet sent me these questions, and now I'm all pumped up for Halloween! The costumes, the candy, all of it is so much fun. Check out my answers below!
I think I'd have everyone bring at least 3 costumes and have them change throughout the evening!
What is the scariest memory you have from Halloween? (a costume, a haunted house etc)
Definitely a haunted house I visited in Texas! It freaks me out when the characters touch you!
Do you have a favorite candy to give out to Trick Or Treaters?
Candy apple lollipops & tootise pops. I'm a lollipop girl!
If you had the opportunity to play the role of any scary character in a movie, who would you want to be?
Do you have a favorite Halloween tradition? (pumpkin carving, parties etc)
Costumes! Thats the best part hands down, you can be anyone you want to be. This year, I think I might want to be Dolly Parton. Hopefully, I can convince my bf to go as Kenny Rogers!
What's YOUR favorite Halloween candy?
So don't hate me, but my girls over at the Buzzmedia offices managed to get me a sneak peek at next month's soon to be block-buster "Pitch Perfect". (FYI If you love Glee, you're gonna LIVE for this movie)
Pitch Perfect stars Anna Kendrick as Becca, a DJ turned a cappella superstar as well as Brittany Snow, who I loved on 'American Dreams'. The best part is Rebel Wilson, who freaking cracks me up. The world definitely needs to see more of Rebel! & Who knew they could sing like that?! Pitch Perfect is a MUST see!
Here is what I wore to the screening!
Something about this semester has inspired me to get back to my scholastic basis with an old school (private school) uniform. Are you digging my new style?
Check out frenchtoast.com for all the skirts, blouses, ties & knee sox that you could ever dream of and be sure to check out Pitch Perfect when it hits theaters September 28th! xx
Want a shot at winning some really cool prizes like a brand New 2013 Kia Soul? Head over to Kia's Youtube HERE for entry details and be sure to check out the videos competing for the top spot in their video contest! Every vote counts and the winners will be chosen the following celebrity judges: Far East Movement, Mickey Finnegan, and Paul Hunter!
o First prize - Sony HVR-Z7U Professional HDV Camcorder and tripod
o Second prize - MacBook Pro laptop with retina display and Final Cut Pro X editing software
o Grand prize - brand new 2013 Kia Soul
The contest is going on NOW through 9/26 and the WINNER will be announced on 10/18 so go tap into your creative side and join in on the fun!
My fave pieces are definitely the gray tutu sweater, the turquoise coated skinny jeans & the purple leopard tank. I even paired it with some purple lipstick :) I am all about trying out new fashion and pairing things together to make tons of outfits, this line totally allows you to do just that!
If you are a fan like me be sure to check out their line at your local Kohls! Not only can you check it out there, but If you go to the website, there is a virtual “closet” where users, like YOU, can make their own Princess Vera outfit and share it. You can create and save your look and win a $500 Kohl’s gift card.
xx Renee O.
July 24th is the big day! I’m so proud to say that my new single “She’s Got Your Name” will be hitting digital retailers everywhere this Tuesday! “SGYN” is song I co-wrote with my musician/producer boyfriend Tommy King. I’m really impressed with how it came out and so excited to hear what all my friends and fans think of it!
If you follow my Buzznet blog, you’ve probably seen me posting pictures from our recent studio sessions, but now you can finally hear what’s been in the works! If you’d like to catch a sneak peek of my new song before it comes out, check out the streaming sample now up on Amazon: click here! SGYN is the first single from my upcoming EP, which is due out later this year.
Let me know what you think of SGYN and be sure to download it on the 24th if you think it’s nifty! Have a great weekend you guys!
xx Renee O.
Renee Olstead's favorite vegan recipe!
By Emily Laurence
Deciding to become a vegan — someone who doesn't eat any food that comes from animals, including eggs, seafood, dairy, and poultry — is a huge decision and not for everyone, but if done correctly can be a very healthy way to live.The Secret Life Of The American Teenager star Renee Olstead shared with Seventeen about her decision to go all-out vegan: "As an animal lover and long-time vegetarian, I decided to make the shift to vegan last year," she told us. "I was a little hesitant before I gave it a try because I thought making vegan meals would be a huge hassle, but I actually discovered that being vegan is easier than I thought!" Check out Renee's fave vegan side dish recipe below. Even if you aren't a vegan, it's still delicious!
Renee's Favorite Garlic Green Beans
1 lb. of green beans
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup of Tamari Soy Sauce
1. Prep the green beans by rinsing them under the sink and cutting the ends off.
2. Boil a large pot of water and add the green beans. Let them cook for about 5 minutes and strain.
3. Put a large pan on the stove at medium heat and add the olive oil and garlic.
4. Put your garlic green beans on a serving dish. Use a ladel to add some of the sauce from the pan to your dish. Squeeze 1/2 lemon on your dish and serve!
Photo: Darren Ankenman