Friday, September 20, 2013

September Giveaway Winner // E.l.f. Cosmetics

Hi Gorgeous!

The September Giveaway wrapped up last night and I was thrilled to see all of your entries! =] I appreciate everyone’s participation and support – I’d love to hear what type of products you’d like to see on next month’s giveaway!!

I’m so excited to announce that the lovely Miss Stacy D. is the E.l.f. September Giveaway WINNER! =D Stacy mentioned that she has never used E.l.f. products before so I’m anxious to see how she likes them!

Thanks again to everyone who contributed to this month’s giveaway. Make sure and check in for October’s Giveaway! =D

Have a great weekend lovies!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Quinoa Pizza Bites

1 cup uncooked quinoa
2 large eggs
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup fat free shredded mozzarella
1 tsp minced garlic
1 Tbs dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
pinch of salt
pizza sauce for dipping

1. Cook your quinoa! Boil the quinoa and 2 cups of waterand cover. Once boiling, reduce heat to low, and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes (until water is absorbed and quinoa is tender).

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all of your ingredients (except the pizza sauce) in a mixing bowl until it is well mixed.

3. Lightly spray the bottom of a mini-muffin tin with olive oil spray. Using a Tablespoon, scoop - 1Tbs into each muffin tin.

4. Bake them for 15-20 and let cool. 

5. Serve them warm with pizza sauce to dip in!

Logan’s Nursery // Sneak Peak

I’m so excited to give you a small peak at Logan’s Nursery. I can’t believe we’re 9 days away from seeing our little munchkin and I STILL HAVE THINGS TO DO! That’s sooo unlike me! Ahhh.  I WILL finish it this weekend if Little Lo doesn’t show up before then. =]

So I wanted to share these adorable nursery prints with you! I didn’t stick to a theme for the nursery  and it looked very sophisticated but I thought it needed a “little friend” touch – I think these prints are just right! =]

 Many of these prints can be found on Pinterest or Etsy however, I’ve slightly tweaked these myself and saved a buck! 

I printed them out at home, put some thick scrap book paper behind for matting and put them in some dollar store frames.

Skinny Snacks // Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Protein Bake


Ground Flaxseed (Optional) 2 tbsp
Salt 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon 1 tbsp
Unsweetened Almond Milk 1 1/2 cups
Strawberries 4 large


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a medium bowl mix together dry ingredients.
In another medium bowl mix together wet ingredients except fruit.
Spray an 8" or 8.5" round or square baking pan with non-stick spray.
Line the bottom of the round baking pan with one of the thinly-sliced bananas.
Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients - make sure it is distributed evenly.
Pour mixture on top the layer of sliced bananas.
Cover with remaining sliced banana and sliced strawberries.
Bake for 40-45 minutes until top is golden brown, or inserted knife comes out clean.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

4-Week Shape Up Plan // Week 2

Congrats on making it to week 2! You should be proud of yourself, you've made it this far. Have you written down your goals lately!? Definitely write them down if you haven't already - make a goal board or a motivation board somewhat like this one here to keep you on track and motivated. I'm in the middle of making mine as we speak and I'll be sure to put it up as soon as I finish!

Put your motivation board in a high-traffic area so that you'll walk by it and see it numerous times throughout the day. Statistics have shown that people who write down their goals and make them visible are more likely to accomplish them. =]

Week 2

Make sure you're adequately stretching and warming up before completing your exercises - you don't want to injure yourself by working with cold muscles.

Day 1
No Equipment Arm Work Out
30 minutes of cardio - jogging, swimming, cycling - get your heart pumping!

Day 2
Butt, Legs and Thighs Work Out

Day 3
Full Body, No Equipment Workout
8 Minutes to 6-Pack Abs - this one is absolutely killer but you'll love the pay off

Day 4
No Equipment CrossFit Workout

Day 5
Intense 50

Day 6
HIIT 100 - I'm pretty sure you will hate me after this workout. It gets me every.time.

Day 7
Rest - you're going to need it after that last HIIT 100 workout

Week 1 Shape Up Plan

Monday, September 9, 2013

Intense 50 // No Equipment Full Body

Ready for another killer workout? Lucky for you this one you only complete once so give it all your effort!

50 air squats

50 burpees

50 reverse lunges

50 russian twists

50 butterfly situps

50 stairs

50 tuck jumps

50 lunges

You're up! What is your number 1 "problem area" that you can't seem to tame?

Sunday, September 8, 2013

No Equipment Arm Work Out //

Budgets are tight for many people these days and gym memberships are one of the first things to go when money is tight. I personally love no equipment workouts once in a while because frankly, sometimes, I. Don't. Want. To. Be. At. The. Gym. =] hahah especially when it's crowded. Are you ready to give this arm workout a whirl? =]

25 chair squats
25 pushups
15 tricep dips with leg extension
25 burpees

3 rounds

You're up! What are your favorite at-home workouts to do?