Thursday, June 12, 2014

No Bake Cookie Dough bites (healthy version)

Healthy No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites

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Makes 12
  • 2/3 cup raw cashews
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 2 Tbsp agave syrup
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup sweet cacoa nibs (you can sub dark chocolate chips if you’re not staying away from sugar like I am)
  1. Combine oats and cashews in a food processor and grind into a flour-like consistency.
  2. Add agave, maple syrup, and vanilla, and blend again until smooth.
  3. Transfer your dough into a mixing bowl and stir in cacao nibs by hand.
  4. Roll the dough into approximately 12 chocolate truffle-sized balls. Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge for later.
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It was pretty hard to resist popping these into my mouth before I photographed them. Luckily, the process for making them only takes about 20 minutes from start to finish.
Are you going to give this healthy recipe a try?


Friday, May 30, 2014

healthy homemade salad dressings!

I LOVE healthy alternatives to the common salad dressings. I can say I LOVE the Ranch dressing alternative and about 90% of the time we end up using the Olive Oil and Lemon recipe, just using Limes instead, its AMAZEBALLS>
via: Pintrest

Friday, March 28, 2014

Oatmeal, almond butter, chocolate and sea salt cookies

I just loved this Gluten free recipe that I found on a blog that I enjoy. Had to re-post and share it with you all! 

3 Eggs
1 Cup of Brown Sugar
1 Cup of White Sugar
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
1 Teaspoon of White Corn Syrup
2 Teaspoons of Baking Soda
1 Stick of Butter, Melted
1.5 Cups of Raw Unsalted Almond Butter
4.5 Cups of Oatmeal [I use Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Oats]
1 Cup of Semi Sweet Chocolate Chunks
Sea Salt Flakes

Mix together all of the ingredients listed above until just combined. Use an ice cream scoop to form uniform balls, place on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper and then lightly press on the top of each cookie to slightly flatten them. Sprinkle each cookie with the sea salt flakes and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Ace comback moment a la Lauren Conrad

Reality TV star Lauren Conrad may not be the first person to spring to mind when you think of ACE comebacks. So I was pleasantly surprised to see her deliver this sharp quip to an awkward, SEXIST question that some men seem think is somehow charming (??). Just, no......

A. Men.
Love ya girl. And no apparently it was a caller who asked her this question not SWAY sitting next to her. He high fived her for her whitty responce.

(via google)

Friday, January 24, 2014

Curious to try due to high ratings and reviews****

Large Acrylic Makeup Organizer
Mossimo Supply Co. Junior's Long & Lean Tank - Assorted Colors Bite Beauty - Agave Lip Mask
Pureology color fanatic color fanatic treatment spray ( like I need yet another hair product! SIKE!)
Makeup organizer (why i don't already own this i don't know)
Target long and lean tank (on sale)
Bite Beauty lip mask 

Friday, November 15, 2013

7 day nail polish

IF you are like me, and loathe chipped nails, but don't have the time or money to get a new gel mani every 2 weeks, you need to try this 7 day nail polish by Vinylux. I'm here to tell you its pretty damn good. It's better than regular polish, but doesn't last as long as a gel. AND the best part is, you don't have to soak your hands in acetone to get the stuff off. AND they have a bunch of colors that match the Shellac shades. 
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I love opaque shades, and my fave's so far are Cake Pop, Hollywood, and Romantique. 
All you do it paint your nails with one of these polishes, then finish with the clear top coat that is made to resist chipping. I love it. You will love it too. Find them on Amazon. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Adam Levine got a new adorable puppy

UMN Did you guys see Adam Levine last night on The Voice??!?!?!?!?!
Shut. the. front. door.
He's already pretty much the most sexy man on the planet.  I mean he makes a button up sweater vest sexy, he makes slicked back hair sexy, he makes a gruesome beard sexy.

Anyways, at about 1:15 in this clip, he shows his adorable new puppy. You get the point, this man is sexy.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

On Point

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And que my new obsession of the moment....................................... This GORGEOUS mixed print scarf by Express.  It's not available online, I actually just saw this on The Budget Babe's blog and had to re-post! Well done Express, Well done!!!!!!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

My Youtube Love Obsessions

I've mentioned before that I love watching beauty YouTube videos. I especially fell in love while I was nursing my son, and needed something to keep me occupied in the wee hours............ Now I watch one or two as I pump at work.  It just makes my pumping routine that much more relaxing and time flies by WAY fast.  ANYHOW, I thought I would share my favorite beauty gurus, so in no particular order...                                          

                                      Nicole Guerrio

Nicole's personality is catchy as hell, and her hair is ON POINT. Love everything about her tips and tricks.

                                                              Jaclyn Hill 

Obsession. If I had to pick one all-time favorite beauty guru, it might just be Jaclyn Hill.  She is the only YouTuber who does tutorials that I actually try to follow.  I Love her look and her personality. She used to be a MAC makeup artist for years and started Youtube to stay in touch with her old clients. I LOVE HER. She keeps it real and really knows her ISH.

These girls are just hysterical.  You might recognize Michelle Money from The Bachelor.  She and her best friend, Laura, make videos about beauty, fashion, and exercise/nutrition.  I always get SUPER excited when they have a new video (usually about once per week).

Lisa Eldridge is a professional makeup artist who paints the faces of A-list stars across the globe.  Her videos are actually really informative.


Tiffany comes across as very down to earth and talks all things beauty.  She's talks about great drugstore dupes for high end products and her absolute fave things. Tiffany does the best eye makeup and, hands down, has THE best natural eyelashes I've ever seen. (and uses my fave mascara to achieve them! )


 Rachel is a gorgeous mom-to-be and used to work in the skincare industry.  She has realistic tips and tricks.  Her videos are short and sweet, but informative.


Lisa is adorable. She has great, realistic advice and her voice is so refreshing to listen to. I like listening to her ramble. Shes gorgeous and right on point with her opinions of makeup.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Sephora VIB 20% off sale going on NOW!

SAVE THE DATE. For our 2013 VIB holiday shopping event. Thursday, November 7 - Monday, November 11. 20% OFF on all purchasesFor this time around I mostly stuck with my FAVE's. I'm trying to cut back on "trying" a bunch of new products and just stick with what works for me.
Here are a few of my faves that I will be stocking up on during this sale!
Also I noticed, a lot of my FAVE's are not in-stock online. (which has never happened to me before during this sale)
Looks like i'll be making a trip to my local mall........It's worth it! :o)
Josie Maran - Argan Creamy Concealer CrayonKate Somerville - Anti Bac Clearing LotionClarisonic - Replacement Brush Head Twin-PackCaudalie - Beauty ElixirMustela - Stretch Marks Double ActionGLAMGLOW - SUPERMUD™ CLEARING TREATMENT