Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday Favorites...

My wardrobe is not formal by any means so I tend to keep my look comfy & casual.  The Gap always has great basic pieces and I can always count on them for a good sale. I have been looking for an inexpensive pair of destructed jeans for the summer and I found them along with a colorblock tank and a great sale last week. Pair these basics up with some killer shoes and jewelry and you can put this outfit on repeat all summer long.

This cady wrap bracelet is EVERYTHING right now and the nail polish I'm currently wearing is "find me an oasis" by Essie. 


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Try It Tuesday...


Berry Bliss Smoothie

This is one of my favorite smoothie's that I tend to make during the warmer months of the year. Plus my weekly goal is to eat two raw meals a day so sometimes this is my lunch. I follow Philosophie's Berry Bliss recipe for this drink but I do add coconut oil to it and substitute the berries for cherries. A lot of people don't like the taste of coconut so if this is you I would recommend using refined (instead of unrefined) coconut oil. The refined doesn't have the coconut flavor so you can still get all of the amazing benefits that this oil has to offer. 

Ingredients
8 oz Coconut Water
1 T Berry Bliss Protein/Superfood Powder
1 T Unrefined Coconut Oil (use refined if you don't want the coconut taste)
1 Banana
1/2 cup of Frozen Cherries
Goji Berries for garnish

Blend all ingredients and garnish with goji berries. Throw a cocktail umbrella in it to make it extra fancy!


*All opinions are my own and no compensation was received. Just sharing what I love!


Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Favorites...

I'm a big fan of tone on tone. Wearing the norah necklace & cuff with this shirt will be a first for me this weekend. A beautiful outfit makes for a beautiful weekend. TGIF!

shirt:loft
denim jacket:level 99
norah pendant:stella&dot
norah cuff:stella&dot

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Try It Tuesday...DIY Sugar Body Scrub

Last week I mixed up my own sugar body scrub with ingredients I had around the house. It smells so good I could just eat it...I actually did lick the spoon when I was finished making it. Yes, everything in this jar is edible :) Check it out...

Sugar Body Scrub
*makes 4 oz.
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup liquid coconut oil 
3 drops vanilla extract
5 drops lavender essential oil
Mix ingredients and store in an airtight jar.
Make sure to give your scrub a little stir before using. Don't worry about putting lotion on afterwards...trust me you won't need it!

Friday, April 04, 2014

Friday Favorites...



1. This curling wand has changed the way I style my hair.
2. Panty lines be gone with these game changing hipsters. I should have listened to my friend Janet months ago. LuLuLemon you did it again.
3. My favorite new drying drops by Essie.
4. I never thought wearing yoga pants made of recycled plastic could be so comfy.

Another favorite of mine this week was owl watching at our neighbors house! We check on them at least twice a day and are finding them so fascinating...Hoo would've thought they would nest in our neighbor's flower box?
Look closely and you can see the baby on the right.
My neighbor took this one!


Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Try It Tuesday...fool someone with a cacao milkshake

Fool someone with this cacao milkshake.

If you love chocolate milkshakes then I have a healthy recipe for you to try. A cacao milkshake that you & your kids will love.
Cacao Milkshake

8 oz. almond milk
1 T cacao powder (I use cacao magic by philosophie)
1 drop of chocolate liquid stevia
1 banana
1 scoop of peanut butter (optional)
ice

Blend and enjoy!

 Cacao powder is rich in antioxidants and is a great source of dietary fiber. I use philosophie cacoa magic because it also contains reishi, mesquite, tocos, maca, chia seeds and vanilla which all helps repair cells and protect against pain and disease.
 This is typically the kids after school snack. I put it in one of their favorite cups and stick in the fridge to make it extra cold.



Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday Favorites...


There's nothing I love more than a soft, comfortable tee and comfy kicks to spend my day in. I wore this last week while lunching with a friend, running errands and carting the kiddos around town. Ascot and Hart are killing it with the t's these days. Nike Air Pegasus '83...one of the only few good things that happened in the eighties besides "Big Hair" bands.
I'm hanging on to this jacket for dear life! I think warmer temps are right around the corner so wanted to make sure I wore it at least one more time.

halogen leather jacket/(similar here)
ascot and hart//logo baseball t
paige denim//