We torture our skin all winter long. It's time to do our skin a solid and HYDRATE. Here are five of my favorite ways to rejuvenate my dry AF skin.
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One of my New Year's resolutions this year is to literally keep the kitchen sink clean. Too often we say, "oh, I'll do the dishes after this or that or tomorrow..." And you know what happens? Our dishwasher-less kitchen gets overrun with dirty dishes. Pots and pans pile up, we use all our forks in … Continue reading Keep the Kitchen Sink Clean
In 2014 I had a lot of ups and downs... with my make up bag and beauty routine. Here's what I learned. 1. There is a thing as too many samples. I love trying new things and beauty products usually top my list for "I'll try anything once" but in 2014 I realized that I … Continue reading Beauty truths I learned in 2014
I love spaghetti squash. Why no one introduced this vegetable to me before my mid-20s is a mystery, however I am grateful for its existence now. Typically, I cook Italian-style spaghetti squash, which makes sense because of its name. But I have learned that these noodle-like strands are really great to sub in with a … Continue reading Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai with Chicken
This Valentine's Day I decided to spread some love through DIY projects. I gifted some of the wonderful women I work with this body scrub. The recipe is super easy and the scrub feels amazing. Mix the following together until a paste forms 1/2 cup coffee (any kind!) 1/2 cup raw organic sugar 4 tbs. … Continue reading DIY Valentine – Sugar & Coffee Body Scrub
It seems like all I read recently in the world of fitness is about how women should be lifting heavier weights. I'll admit that I'm usually a 5-12 pound lifter (and I avoid the barbell) but with this extra motivation I'm finding myself picking up heavier weights, using new equipment and making it through my … Continue reading Fitness spotlight: Lift heavier weights
October thru February is what I refer to as crockpot season. I look for every opportunity to throw something in a crockpot and forget about it for a few hours until my apartment is full of the rich aroma of deliciousness. This is one of my new favorite recipes; it has just enough spice paired … Continue reading Honey Sesame Crockpot Chicken
"happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold; happiness dwells in the soul." - Democritus
I enjoy working out, I really do, but it's not always easy to get out the door (or even pop in a DVD). So, sometimes I need help. Here are three apps that will completely change how you work out, in the best way possible. 1. Gym Pact: This free app actually pays you to … Continue reading 3 apps that will change how you work out (promise!)
Here I break down my three favorite mascara varieties, which every woman should own. 1. For everyday glam - Mally voluminous mascara This mascara is perfect for everyday wear, from the office to happy hour and everywhere in between. Thanks to it's angled wand, it glides on easy and the large bristles prevent clumping, even … Continue reading Mascara must-haves