PB&J Smoothie

Today I bring you the PB&J Smoothie. Because, delicious!

I hope your winter is treating you well, ours is really mild in comparison to the past couple of years, which I am very thankful for. Less snow means we can get outside more and enjoy life; instead of being stuck inside and having cabin fever for 12 weeks.

With the warmer weather I have been thinking about summer a lot, recently. We are going on vacation in this summer to the Outerbanks, NC and I want to be able to wear a bathing suit and feel confident!

This is a delicious recipe that comes out to about 300 calories per serving, but can vary depending on the ingredients you use. It’s a great lunch replacement drink!

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8oz unsweetened Almond Milk
1/2 Cup frozen berries
1/2 cup vanilla Greek Yogurt
1 Scoop Creamy Vanilla Ultimate ProFIT 
1tbs jelly of your choice
Add ice for desired consistency, blend and enjoy!!

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies 

So recently I had a horrible reaction to wheat (instant blood blisters in my mouth and half my face went numb), so no more wheat for me! At first I freaked out and didn’t know what I was going to make, but I came across this super easy recipe and I thought I would share! 

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies 

  • 1 cup peanut butter 
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 1 egg 

Bake at 350 for 12 minutes and voila done! 

  

Glitterizing Your Lipstick Tubes

Lately I’ve been seeing these glitterizing lipstick tubes that are selling for $20 + cost of lipstick and I thought, “hey why don’t I show everyone how to glitterizing your lipstick tubes!?” It’s simple, but it did take me a few tries to get it the way I liked it haha. 
What you’ll need; 

Lipstick Tube 

Glitter 

Mod Podge 

Foam brush 

What you’ll do is you’ll dip the foam paint brush into the mod Podge and brush it on the tube, I make sure the little center area of the tube isn’t mod podged (you don’t want to glue it together!) then pour glitter on it, let it set for a few minutes and then add another layer of mod Podge to make it non-shedding glitter. 

Super simple, have fun glaming your lipstick tubes!  

    
   

Tyra Beauty 2 Minute Tyover Review

Tyra Beauty 2 Minute Tyover Review

Hello everyone! I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated, we’ve had a lot going on this year and I really haven’t tried much new makeup in a while!

However, this Tyra Beauty 2 minute Tyover had me curious. I kept popping across random YouTube videos where people were using these sticks that looked like they were easily blendable and eventually curiosity got the best of me.

I ordered the products from HSN (which I find to be a huge downfall for the beautytainers in the company because HSN offers free shipping, which saves $7-$12 per order)

Anyway, let’s get to it!

2 Minute Tyover

This is how the package came, in cute little boxes. Upon first look, they were smaller than I had anticipated. For whatever reason I was imagining them about double the size they actually were. But I figured that if they were good quality and I didn’t need to use a lot of product, it would still be okay.

This is my Before and After. I also used foundation, lipgloss, blush, eyeshadow and mascara – the total look took me 10 minutes because I was playing with the eyeshadow stick from Mally and debating how much I wanted haha. I redid the look today and it took me about 5 minutes to complete.

2 minute Tyover

The highlighting and contouring of the Tyover is actually super simple. I am very pleased with the product, it goes on smoothly, it lasted from 5pm – 3am without a problem, and then I fell asleep and woke up and it was still there haha (it was my husbands birthday and we went out!) it washes off easily, but stays put during activities. I didn’t use too much of the product, but honestly with my complexion I feel like the light/medium blends a little too well into my natural skin color, so I think I need the darker shade.

However, I really loved it! It makes me want to try the other products since this made highlighting and contouring so simple. The formula is creamy, blends well, lasts long. 5 stars!

Go try some! 🙂

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The Whole30

Hello Everyone!

I have embarked on a journey to do the Whole30. Right now I’m on Day 4 and let me tell you what, it’s a lot harder than I anticipated. The first day or so I was like, “This is easy, why does everyone think this is so hard? All of this food is delicious!” But alas, here I am, Day 4 and wishing I could eat some cupcakes or ice cream. I don’t even normally crave those things either, but today, I am.

All I want to do is go to the candy aisle at the grocery store and get all of the Little Debbie’s products and binge eat them all forever.11412308_972003589511780_6137330875711006150_n But I deserve better than that, so instead I cry a little while eating my jerky bacon and drinking my unsweetened tea.

A few days ago I woke up sick of failing, failing weight loss, business, life in general. I was fed up with failing, so I decided I wasn’t going to fail anymore. The only reason I fail is because of my own self, so activate will-power, I’m completing this Whole30 and I will be proud of myself at the end and I will be happy with how I feel, look and all I have achieved within that time.

Spring and Summer are always extremely busy for us, I almost feel like I’m never home, ever. Which makes it even more of a challenge to stick to my Whole30 eating, because I have to really plan and be mindful of every single thing I eat. I cant just roll up to a fast food place, stare at a menu for a minute and pick something fried and greasy and be done.

So is it a challenge? Yes. Am I worth it? Yes.

Have you done the Whole30? What was your experience like? Leave a comment and let me know!

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Baltic Amber Necklace Benefits

Hello Everyone!!

I have recently moved, thus the lack of communication on my end, I apologize! We had 3 weeks of moving and it was just absolute craziness.

Obviously along with moving and getting settled in there was going to be some muscle soreness, but I had also been getting a ton of tension headaches and I was tired of it! So I asked around to see what I could do and everyone suggested trying these Baltic Amber necklaces.

I was like, “Aren’t those just for babies?” and they said, “Nope! Good for everyone!” so I started doing some more research on them and I was seriously surprised at all of the benefits some little crystalized stones could give! Baltic Amber Necklaces

I ended up buying this necklace from Hippie Hoopla, I had a few questions before I placed my order and she responded so quickly that I couldn’t even send a message correcting my error (I called her Amber when her name is Michelle…. lol, I hadn’t had coffee yet) by the time I wrote, “I am so sorry! I haven’t had coffee yet! I didn’t mean to call you Amber!” she had already responded with answers to my questions I had asked! Great customer service.

Okay onto some benefits of Amber (note: I am not a doctor of any sort, this is not meant to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure anything. This is purely interesting information that I found)

  • It stimulates the nervous system, strengthens the activity of kidneys and intestine, used as a anti-stress, anti-inflammatory and anti-toxic agent.
  •  Succinic acid is used for the treatment of various kinds of anemia, acute radiculitis and cardiovascular diseases.
  • It has been established that amber acid improves cellular respiration and glucose metabolism, which provides the body with the energy needed to perform physical work.
  • Succinic acid can be used for the prevention and treatment of colds.
  • Succinic acid is a powerful anti aging substance (it inhibits and stops the buildup of free radicals).
  • Succinic acid helps with the healing of wounds.
  • Succinic acid improves heart, liver, kidney, and intestinal function.
  • Succinic acid stimulates skin cells, rejuvenates them and helps them to maintain their firmness and elasticity.
  • When released into baby’s skin it produces a calming effect which decreases pain and reduces colic

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Michelle did tell me that the lighter the color amber the more succinic acid (meaning the more potent it is). I tend to like darker colors, but I wanted the best one because I need it!

In the 25 minutes that I have been wearing it, my sinuses have drained, my neck has relaxed a bit and I can feel my ear unclogging (allergies suck). I’d give it 10 stars so far! Can’t wait to see how it is over a longer period of time!

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Never play leapfrog with a Unicorn and other life lessons.

Today as I sit here, I look out across the land where we just moved to. Lots of open space as the farmers haven’t gotten to it yet and I wonder, “why the heck is there snow? It is almost April. I shouldn’t be seeing any snow at all, this is ridiculous!”

We recently moved to a new location that is literally in the middle of nowhere. I didn’t even know it existed before the realtor showed it to us and I had a slight panic attack at the thought of moving here. But the fresh air got the better of me, along with the kind neighbors and the thought of having real food, not store bought food.

Oh, did I mention? Our neighbors to the east are Amish. They have 9 kids and she’s pregnant with the 10th! We have only been here for a couple of days, but they seem friendly. It’s strange seeing lots of little kids running through chasing chickens and driving horses.

Anyway, this morning my lovely little 6 year old decided to wake everyone up before the crack of dawn (like 4am) and so I was craving a cup of coffee.Being that our stuff isn’t even unpacked yet, I don’t have a clue where the coffee maker is amongst our hundreds of boxes. So I decided I would just get some crappy gas station coffee, because that would do.

So I get in the car and drive the 2.5 miles to the nearest gas station, hoping that there will, in fact, be some coffee there. As soon as I step out of the car, I look down and see that my shoes have just missed a large pile of horse poop and I think to myself, “Only in the country would you see horse poop at a gas station… why do they even go to the gas station? It’s not like horses use gas…”  I walk inside of this dinky little gas station, where there’s a man sipping a drink on a barstool, and another behind the counter who is drifting in and out of sleep while standing.

I look around and ahh yes, a coffee machine to my left. It only has 2 flavors and they didn’t have any real coffee, but that was fine for me, it’s what I wanted anyway. I had to stand on my tip toes to see inside the cup as it was filling because it was up so high. I walk around this 20 sq ft gas station to see what else they had there. Apparently 2 bar stools, for their own makeshift mini-bar. They had a few snacks and drinks for the tired traveler who decided, for whatever reason, to stop there.

I go up to the counter and pull out my wallet, the guy behind the counter was standing there with his eyes closed, the other man sitting there just stared at me. A few seconds later he snapped himself awake, “That’ll be 89 cents.” all I had was a $20. I’m used to those $5.95 Starbucks drinks. He didn’t even punch it into the computer, just started pulling money out and handed it back to me. That’s when I looked down and saw that newspaper, “The Daily Dairy.” I was tempted to get it, but figured I would save that for next time.

I feel like I have stepped into another world and I’m sure next time I’ll be able to tell you those men’s names, since there can’t possibly be that many people in this country town. Maybe next time I’ll stop by the Market, or the “Junk Shop, full of people’s crap.” (yes, it really says that), or maybe my next update will be “I got chickens!”

Ah life, always exciting.

Until next time,

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