shine or set

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free to eat

Dear readers,
My life in regards to my relationship with food has changed drastically in just one week. As a "clean eater" for just over a year, I finally ate a pop tart. I ate an ice cream sandwich. I ate cream cheese. I ate cinnamon bread. I ate all of the things that I had turned away…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Macros I love this "flexible" diet plan. Please go read up on it. There are various resources, and I am not an expert. Google is your friend, people. 2. Mama dates I went to dinner with my mom and Boyfriend's mom, and it was a blast. I love family time. 3. Deja Vu Go buy blessthefall…

chevron clutch

I adore this chevron clutch from Hearts. It is the perfect combination of neutral colors to go with any outfit, and the big chevron pattern adds a fun touch to any outfit. What I love even more about this bag is that it's handmade in Cambodia, which makes it extra special. I love that I get to …

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free people wish list

Porkpie Banded Hat Las Vegas Crop Bralette Printed Low Back Cami We The Free Roller Tee Printed Cord Skinny Skyfall Embroidered Dress Domino Cutoffs

foodie fridays

Doesn't this look delicious? Guess what? There are only five ingredients needed to create it. This recipe for tomato ravioli is from Cooking Light. I sure do love that resource. This just proves that cooking healthy doesn't need to be difficult. In fact, it can be quite easy. So before you …

twenties vs. thirties

After watching this, I realize I'm basically living like I'm in my thirties.

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Bone I love the bone color for nails, especially when you add a hint of sparkle. 2. Skype Back to being apart again, Boyfriend and I love this invention. 3. Peanut M&M's One of my weaknesses are these little boogers. The perfect combo of nutty and chocolatey.

two, not one

It's funny when you find yourself in a relationship, or should I say the relationship, when you finally understand it all. Well, almost. People may not find their match right away. They could find them in high school, when they're fifty, or when they're coming into adulthood. Whenever …

innocence & intelligence

My friend, Gabby posted this video and I had to share it. It just goes to show how incredibly innocent and intelligent children are. It's one of the main reasons I enjoy working with them.

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foodie fridays

I love black beans and I love oatmeal, so when I saw that Women's Health had a recipe for a burger combining the two ingredients I was immediately hooked. It's a great option when you're not feeling like using the grill. Check it out!

1 can (19 oz) black beans, drained and r…

east coast

Hello readers! My apologies for being MIA for the past two days, but a girl has to take a vacation every once in awhile. As I mentioned, I was on the east coast with Boyfriend hopping from city to city for Warped Tour (just like last year). I had an amazing time, not only with him, but with some de…

the truth about indulging

Okay, I hope you are ready for a little bit of honest truth. The other night, I said "screw it." I wanted pizza and wine, so I got pizza and wine. I'm so hard on myself a lot of the time, and it's just plain silly. I sometimes feel terrified that I will turn into the overweight g…

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