Thursday, December 11, 2014

First Week of Vlogmas

Here are the Vlogmas videos that I have created for the first week. I hope you enjoy them all!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Hippie Style

Sundress | Shop in Denver, Colorado
Hamsa and Elephant Necklace Set | Tilly's
String Charm Bracelet Pack | Tilly's
Nail Varnish (toes) | Avon Gel Nail Polish in Very Berry

Nothing replaces being outside and I'm grateful for the comfortable weather in Florida right now. Squishing my toes in the grass is relaxing after a long semester of school work and being stuck indoors. I love wearing sundresses around the house and this one was a gift from a small shop in Denver, Colorado.  The necklaces were sold as a set and the feather bracelet is from a pack of five from Tilly's. What do you wear when you want to feel free?

Monday, December 1, 2014

Quick Chickpea Meal

I'm visiting my parent's home right now and was home alone today. Since the fridge has different items than I normally buy and we finished our Thanksgiving leftovers, lunch seemed like a challenge. I grabbed a few items and whipped up a healthy meal for myself. Posting my meal was a bit of an afterthought so I almost didn't put this up, but I hope it's a little inspiration for the next time you are searching for lunch!

Since my mom had veggie burgers in the freezer, I grabbed a patty and started cooking it on a skillet.

Next, I chopped up a plum tomato and cilantro leaves; also opening a can of chickpeas.

Once the patty was ready I broke it up into chunks and threw in the chickpeas, tomatoes, and cilantro. I added a Thai peanut sauce for flavor and sifted all the ingredients around to simmer. 

Once blended I just dumped the mix on a bed of lettuce and tiffined. You can replace the veggie burger with ground turkey or other meat but just keep in mind that the protein content will be much higher. Comment below your favorite quick, healthy meal and if you would like to see more of my meals! 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Beauty Sleep: How I Wind Down

I was inspired to enter the Casper Beauty Sleep Style Challenge. Before I show you my nightly routine, I want to share a little about the company hosting the challenge. Casper is an innovative company based in New York City that has designed a memory foam mattress to the "Goldilocks standard of just right." The Casper mattress is the result of testing hundreds of mattresses to get one that induces a great night's sleep for all consumers. Casper sells directly to customers, therefore the mattress is not available in stores or other vendors; it can only be bought through a telephone order or online via their website I found their delivery methods to be unique because no matter the size of the mattress, it can be folded down into a box that can be delivered via bicycle or shipped for free if you are outside of the New York area. Lastly, the mattresses are made here in the United States and include a 100 day money back guarantee.

When winding down for bed I like to make a cup of herbal tea. I'm particularly fond of chamomile and mint which is why I love the Bigelow Sweet Dreams tea bags. I normally wear a tank top and shorts to bed but it is a tad bit cooler in Florida so I have been wearing pants lately. These bright red pants remind me that Christmas is right around the corner!

Before pulling the covers back, I write in a small planner  a few positive events that happened today. It doesn't matter how big or small I just jot down what made me smile today. I've kept up with it for two years now, and it has given me a brighter outlook. I challenge you to write down 5 things every night that made you happy each day for a week. Then come back and comment if you see an improvement in your spirits and sleep. Have a good night everyone!

Thank you for inviting me to join your challenge, Casper.
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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Sweater Weather

Knit Sweater: Decree by JCPenney
Tights/Leggings: Love Culture
Booties: Mark by Avon
Tote Bag: Avon
Watch: Mark by Avon
String Necklace: Elizabeth Nicole on Etsy

Here is the outfit that I chose to wear to the rally I mentioned in my previous post. It was rather cold outside so I jumped at the opportunity to throw on a jumper! Orlando returned to warmer temperatures, but I can still reminisce, right? If you're wondering why I have a packet of carrot seeds, it was actual a campaign material for a candidate running for soil and water conservation. I thought it was a clever way to get his name out! Let me know if you enjoy these outfit posts and have a great day!