Favorite Pinterest Recipes

Food MantraMy Mantra via Pinterest 

I love FOOD! I love to eat food, cook food and talk about food. One thing I don’t like about food is how difficult it can be to cook for one person. I am not always the biggest fan of leftovers, but I do like to have a few things ready to go in the fridge so that I can whip up something quickly after the gym or on the go. I regularly turn to Pinterest for inspiration and I thought I would share six of my favorite Pinterest recipes with you. These are dishes that I don’t mind having leftover for a few days and are staples when I am in a cooking rut. Let me know what your favorite dishes are and how you cook for one!

Easy Garlic ChickenGarlic Mushroom QuinoaCrunchy Black Bean TacosSmashed PotatoesSpaghetti Squash FrittersQuinoa Chili

Easy Garlic Chicken| Garlic Mushroom Quinoa | Crunchy Black Bean Tacos | Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Avocado Garlic Aioli| Bacon, Spaghetti Squash, and Parmesan Fritters | Quinoa Chili


Look for Less: Cashmere Sweater

Look for Less: Cashmere Sweater

J.Crew | Target

Happy 2015! Long time no talk! Totally my fault…obviously…

Anyway, I was going through my daily Bloglovin feed yesterday when I saw Pink Peonies latest Inspiration Wednesday post. I love when Rachel posts these and I always draw inspiration from them because more often than not, I cannot afford anything on the list. Which is why I wanted to share a look for less with you today! The J. Crew sweater on her list is GORGEOUS and also over $200. I am sure it is amazing because it is cashmere and probably feels like angels are caressing your skin when you wear it, but you can get the look for wayy less from Target! It’s not cashmere and has a different neckline but it has the same shape and cutouts on the bottom. I am wearing it as I type this post and it is damn soft and comfortable. I was able to pick mine up in the blush shade that is going to be really popular this spring. Do yourself a favor and steal this look for less! Go ahead and buy it in a couple colors and treat yourself to lunch since you saved so much money and still look like a chic goddess that girly, glam Rachel would approve of!


Holiday Gift Guide: For the Guys

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Guys

Scarf | Aviators | Bluetooth Speaker | Watch | Whiskey Glass | Running Shoes

I am an expert in all things girly, but when it comes to gifts for the guys in my life I have a tough time. Lucky for me, my dad is the only man I have to buy for this year. Over the years, my family has always used Christmas as an excuse to give my dad the clothes we want him to wear and to upgrade some old items. This year I want to make sure we upgrade his wardrobe while still giving him things he actually wants like a calendar for his office with pictures of our family to show off at work…CHEESY! Hopefully this guide helps you brainstorm gift ideas for the guys in your life.


Nars Almería Blush

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If you saw my What’s Good Wednesday #3 post, you know that I recently had my make-up done at Sephora. Beverly from my local store used this limited edition Nars blush in Almería on me and it has been love ever since. It is a rich, red-ish, berry shade that is perfect for this time of the year. I am seriously loving all things berry toned and this blush goes perfectly with the Too Faced Melted Berry Liquid Lipstick that is my current go to. Let me warn you that this blush is PIGMENTED like nobody’s business! You will want to use a super light hand when dipping your brush in the product and when you apply it to your cheeks. Because of the pigmentation it is going to last you forever. Plus, the packaging is so stunning…UGH I just love staring at it!

I would love to know what limited edition holiday make-up items are you loving this year?


Holiday Gift Guide: For Your Bestie

Holiday Gift Guide: For Your Bestie

Sassy Mug | ‘Partner in Crime’ Bracelet | Thank You Cards | Lokai Bracelet | Cupcake Shower Cap | Q&A Book

If you are anything like me, your best friends feel just like family. When the holidays come around, I want to give my closest friends gifts that are meaningful but won’t break the bank. I hope they love both the gifts and the messages behind them come Christmas time. The Q&A book is one of my favorite gifts to give for any occasion. It is pretty enough to leave on your bedside table and so fun to answer the questions every night to see how much you grow, change or stay the same over 5 years!


What’s Good Wednesday #3

Tomorrow is my favorite day of the year! While I dream of all the roasted garlic mashed potatoes I will be eating, I thought it was time for another edition of What’s Good Wednesday. I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and eat all your favorite foods with all of your favorite people!

WGW #3-1 edited80’s themed party for my best friend’s 25th birthday in my Kardashian inspired 80’s attire!

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I suck at selfies, but I got my makeup done at my local Sephora and it was AMAZING! I have never been so sad to wash my makeup off before.

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CINNAMON ROLL FRENCH TOAST–otherwise known as the greatest thing I have ever eaten in my life!

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The funniest post from Kayla Itsines’ Instagram account. I definitely had some quinoa to offset my cinnamon roll french toast!


Must Have Monday: Origins Mini Mask Marvels

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I couple weeks back I shopped the Sephora VIB 20% off sale and picked up this Origins Mini Mask Trio along with a couple other goodies. It is no longer available through Sephora but you can get it here. I have heard amazing things about the Drink Up Intensive mask and thought winter is the perfect time to try it out. I was ready to buy the full size when I saw the last one of this adorable trio. I have tried the Clear Improvements mask before and it’s a good, cheaper alternative for Glam Glow. I have only used the Out of Trouble mask once. I liked it and will be adding it to my skincare routine once a week. I love the Drink Up Intensive mask! I use it two or three nights a week and it really hydrates my skin. You don’t need to use a lot of product and your skin will be soft and dewy when you wake up. Oh and it smells delicious…kind of like the Origins Perfect World scent that was one of Oprah’s favorites probably like 10 years ago! I am so happy with this trio and it has me interested in trying out more from Origins.