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Smoked Cherry Bombs? What is this sorcery? Cooking Light is cooking up a little magic for the upcoming 4th of July celebrations you may (or may not) have planned. I don't know what I will be doing yet. Maybe I'll just sit at home and watch the fireworks and eat all these Cherry Bombs.

Ingred…

masks

My lovely friend, Tina (Kristina Garcia Photography) found these amazing masks in Italy and wanted to do a fun shoot with them. I gladly obliged.

Check out her Instagram too!



what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Nude Lip I love the combo of these two lip products. Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm on Complex with a little of NYX Butter Lipstick in Sugar Wafer on top.
2. Baby Photos I picked up some pictures of Matt from his parents, and they are all so cute!!! I'm using them for a wedding craft. 3. Pup Snu…

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summer sale

BUY HERE: Eatin' Clean, Livin' Lean Craving Comfort


foodie fridays

Corn is pretty much life. Well, not really. But it's sooo good. I hadn't eaten it very much until Matt came into my life. It's weirdly like his favorite food. We have been adding it to a few of our dishes, and this one from Food Network is one we have to try.
Deconstructed Mexican Styl…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. You Fresh Naturals I received this yummy surprise in the mail. Thank you YFN!
2. Girls Weekend I love my friends and escaping this past weekend to swim, eat, drink, and laugh was just what the doctor ordered.
3. Cards Against Humanity Seriously the funniest and most fun game.

what do strangers think of you?

I saw this video on Healthy is the New Skinny (one of my new favorite websites). I absolutely fell in love with this video and the message behind it. Please watch.




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"She'll change her name today
and she'll make a promise and I'll give her away
Standing in the bride room just staring at her
She asked me what I'm thinking and I said "I'm not sure,
I just feel like I'm losing my baby girl"
And she leaned over...and gave me..…

foodie fridays

I was hooked on apple butter for quite some time. It went especially well with toast and some peanut butter. I haven't had it in awhile, but I stumbled upon a recipe for it on Cooking Light. Looks like I may get hooked again...

Ingredients:
1 cup packed brown sugar1/2 cup honey1/4 cup apple cide…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Bridesmaid Dresses I'm so happy that I got to spend the day with (most of) my bridesmaids and that we found the dresses!  Obviously in one color, not shown ;) 2. Dutch Bros. My co-workers surprised me with coffee on the way to work! 3. Swimming I've been enjoying the pool with Matt and our…

rock bottom

I've been on a weight loss journey for four years now. I don't know why I ended up on this journey. Four years ago, I felt awful about myself and was on a mission to eat healthier and join a gym. Simple as that. I don't know why it led me to an eating disorder. I don't know why I be…

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foodie fridays

I love a good grab-and-go breakfast treat. It's not always possible to get out the pots and pans, and create a delicious breakfast feast. I wish I could make pancakes or eggs benedict every day (or at all), but it's just not plausible, especially for a working girl.

These Breakfast Fig and…

ideal body type

HONEST QUESTION.

When did it become the norm to look a certain way? When did it become a fight/struggle to have a certain body shape? WHO told me I had to look a certain way?

I have been asking myself these sorts of questions for the past few months because I've honestly been so lost. I was…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Surprises Matt surprised me with a home cooked meal after a long day at work.
2. Maleficent Angelina Jolie played this part so well! Beautiful movie. 3. Brunch I love when brunch with your best girls turns into a 7-hour ordeal because you're laughing and talking so much.

road trip vlog

A vlog of my recent road trip to Page, AZ!


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