February 13, 2015

it isn't any less beautiful

I reblogged this on my Tumblr and I loved the sentiment. 
Be in love with yourself and everything else will come.
Happy Weekend!

summer dreaming

With spring and summer slowly, but surely approaching, I can't stop thinking about the warmer weather. That combined with the fact that I will be Caribbean bound in less than a month has me thinking of sprucing up my warm weather wardrobe. Here are a few key pieces I would love to bring with me to the beach and continue to wear throughout my favorite season.

I was going with a total casual vibe when I made this wish list. Summer to me means relaxing and being more carefree than usual!

12. BDG Flannel Button-Down (on sale!)

I think I will be ordering the mix and match bikini, the Birkenstocks, and flannel button-down right now! Comeeee onnnnn vacation!

currently loving

Currently, I am loving...

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1. This outfit. I can never resist an all-black ensemble. Plus I am in love with those boots.

2. This song by A Thousand Horses, Smoke. Perfect song for Valentine's Day serenades!

3. Even though I am currently on the I Quit Sugar 8-Week Plan, how amazing do these Pretzel Cookies with Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chips look?!

4. These Dogeared Karma rings. They would go with any outfit.

5. This Free People Bra for Valentine's Day celebrations... insanely sexy. It is only $18 at South Moon Under this weekend. Can't beat that price!


So it is still winter and I am just dreaming of summer...

((don't worry, this was way before the I Quit Sugar 8-Week Plan!))

weeks 2 & 3 - i quit sugar

So, I started the I Quit Sugar 8-Week Plan three weeks ago. There are only five weeks left, but I hear that week 4 is the most intense...! The hardest part for me is obviously the weekends. I can keep myself on a good schedule during the work week, but as soon as the weekends hit, all bets are off! I know that is something I definitely need to work on during the coming weeks. Another issue is that week 3 was basically non-existent for me. I did not get around to going to the grocery store before week 3 started, so I did not have the essential ingredients to make the meals. Instead, I made some week 1 and week 2 meals if I had leftover ingredients. I know that was not the point of the plan, but it was better than going back to old habits I thought. I am determined to make week 4 better and actually go shopping this weekend! 

Other than those issues, I am really enjoying the plan. I have stepped up my game in the kitchen and am finding fun, new recipes that I know I will continue to make even when the 8 weeks are up. Some of my favorite meals on the plan so far have been the Pumpkin, Sage, and Mozzarella Pizza, the Corn Fritters (I actually started making these all the time, I'm obsessed!), the Spiced Coco-Nutty Breakfast Muffins, the Curried Vegetable Empanadas (these actually looked gourmet haha!), and the Vegetarian Pad Thai. I am sad that I missed out on making the Coco-Nutty Granola and Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls in week 3. I need to find a way to add those into the coming weeks somehow. 

Check out some of the concoctions below!

You can check out my Week 1 thoughts here