April 17th, 2014 — 10:09am
Giving some more love to the Kate Spade Saturday brand on this edition of Treat Yourself Thursday!
They currently have a ginormous array of new bags and well I’m swooning over them all! First up is their Crossbody Saddle Bag. This bag comes in 8 versatile colors and would be perfect for weekend outings or brunch with friends! Next up is their Soft Leather Bucket Bag. You have a selection of 3 color choices and the great thing is this bag is big enough to carry all your daily needs! The All Along Crossbody Bag is the perfect mini size for day to night transitions! It comes in a multitude of neutral colors making it easy to mix with so many different outfit choices! Lastly, but certainly not least is the Weekender Tote! Having a casual tote for grocery shopping, running errands and hitting the farmer’s market is key! I love this green color, but once again the great thing about this bag is it comes in so many colors.
All these bags are spring/summer appropriate and I am just so excited about that! I love this time of year and the fabulous pieces we get from our favorite brands. Happy Thursday! xo
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April 16th, 2014 — 10:08am
I’m Back!!! So my mini hiatus was definitely not planned, but between traveling with work (more on that later) and not being home more than a couple days at a time blogging took a back seat! This year I have had a strong focus on Wellness and I want this to be a lifestyle not a quick fix. I have some long term goals and short term goals I’ve set for myself and to reach those goals I have decided to do a 30 day detox!
For the next 30 days I will not be eating any foods containing gluten! Yep that is right no gluten for 30 days. First, what is gluten? Gluten is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and other related grains. Gluten is in a whole lot of things I love… Beer, bread, ketchup, pasta, oats, dressings, and a whole big array of sauces.
Why do I want to eliminate gluten from my diet for 30 days? Well for one I’ve never done it before and am always up for a challenge. Two, I am plagued with a horrible stomach and am wondering if eliminating gluten will help with any of those problems. And three, I am needing an edge to get me to my ultimate wellness goals and I think this is a great first step! So are you wondering if the detox is only going gluten free for 30 days? Nope there is more to it…
I am going Dairy Free for the next 30 days as well. Dairy and me have never gotten a long. Early on I discovered an intolerance to many different dairy products and well I am always for the better if I am not eating a diet with dairy.
Luckily living on my own I find it quite easy to maintain this type of lifestyle. It gets a lot more difficult when going out with friends for food or even eating out with my family. I feel they are all very accepting and encouraging, but it is still challenging finding restaurants where I know I can eat things quite easily and have it appease everyone I’m out with!
So here’s to the next 30 days (well actually 27 as I am a couple of days in) of making conscious food choices!!!
Lastly, any recipe suggestions for gluten/dairy free? Would love to hear them!
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April 3rd, 2014 — 9:55am
Have you ever gotten a blow out? If you have you know how absolutely wonderful and luxurious they are. There is something so nice about having someone else do your hair. Part of what makes the experience so awesome is the tools used to get your hair in that perfect shape! One of those tools is a blow dryer. Now I know most of us have blow dryers, but if you are anything like me it will probably be a $19.99 cheapy that smells like it’s on fire if kept on for too long… Not like me? Good for you!
In this Treat Yourself Thursday post I am featuring the coveted Buttercup Blow Dryer by the Drybar! This blow dryer is great for all different hair types, but if you have super fine hair (me) it’s the best. It uses different types of heating technology that protects your hair, but still dries it in a quick amount of time! I can’t wait till Sephora has their next VIB friends and family event! You better believe this blow dryer will be coming home with me!
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April 2nd, 2014 — 4:00am
Superfoods! The World’s Healthiest Foods! Extreme Health Benefits! You have probably heard those three statements made when blueberries are mentioned more than once in your life.
Blueberries are said to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that may help protect against disease, aging, and other cognitive disorders. Blueberries contain manganese, vitamin c, vitamin k and fiber and have a very low glycemic index score.
What is the best way to eat blueberries? Organic, fresh and raw, but if you cannot eat them all at once blueberries freeze well and do not lose their nutrients as quickly as some other fruits.
I’ve been on a blueberry kick lately and am so happy my body is reaping the benefits of this superfood!
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April 1st, 2014 — 4:00am
Spring is here and you know what that means??? It’s time for some Spring Cleaning! I look at Spring Cleaning a few ways… One it’s a great time to purge out the unwanted, dated and unworn things! Two getting rid of those things makes room for some new things! See where I’m going?! One of my favorite times of the year!!!
I am planning on making a few different Spring Wishlists to help keep me more organized and also for a reference when I might want to buy something not on my list.
First up is gadgets… Something I have wanted for like ever is a good DSLR. I am so serious about this purchase that I added it to my 30 Before 30 list. Another gadget I’ve been wanting for a long time (mainly for travel purposes) is an iPad. The prices are coming down significantly and well it would just be so nice to have that extra provided entertainment when traveling. How all airplanes don’t have TVs is beyond me? Lastly on my gadget list is the Fuji Film Instax Mini. Think Polaroid, but more modern.
Accessories… Oh you are my favorite! I never thought I would be a hat girl, but in the last two years that has drastically changed. I love hats and practically all styles. The leopard print baseball cap from J Crew is majorly wanting to be worn by me and so is their black textured summer straw hat! The Coach Classics blue leather shoulder purse would basically match every recent purchase I’ve made and would also work well with so many summer favorites I already own. I am in desperate need of a good leather tote bag. The Transport Tote from Madewell in the black/brown combo has my winning vote! Another bag super high on my wish list is the Borough Bag from Coach in tan leather. It’s classic shape and color will never go out of style. The last Coach bag on my list is their mahogany Willis Bag! The deep rich brown color is like nothing I own.
Shoes… Yep another thing I love oh so much! These silver crisscross sandals from Madewell are so fun and I love their subtle sparklyness. The other shoe from Madewell I am majorly coveting is their Beckett sandal in warm sand. There is something about that richer brown color that I am drawn to and I don’t know what… Birkenstocks… I want so many different pairs! I would like their Arizona style in black and their Gizeh in a neutral tone.
Sunglasses… Yes surprisingly there is only one pair listed on my Spring list. The Ray Ban Highstreet in the yellow/black combo is a must for any CA loving Ray Ban girl. There is something about this style that screams CA and well that’s me!
So there you have it… My Spring Wishlist of gadgets and accessories! I wonder what will be the first thing I buy?!
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