It has been so. incredibly. hot. in Washington lately. A trip to the beach was a very much-needed getaway from everything going on in life. I don’t know what it is, but I just find sitting and staring at the ocean to be one of the most relaxing things in life. Worries washing out with the waves. So, to the ocean we went. Destination: Cape Disappointment, Washington.
That about sums up the past six weeks.
Obviously I had to hop on this unicorn trend at some point, because who doesn’t want their breakfast to look magical?? This unicorn chia pudding is both magically gorgeous and also quite healthy! This pudding packs an omega-3 punch with chia seeds plus spirulina, which also boasts plenty of other health benefits including high levels of antioxidants, iron, and calcium. The healthy fats from coconut milk and chia seeds fill you up, and agave syrup and fruit give this pudding a little bit of sweetness 🙂 Just sliiiiightly better for you than your unicorn frappuccino 😉
Hello friends! Is it starting to feel a little summery where you’re at yet? We’ve had some gorgeous sunshine going on the past few days, and the next few days it’s even supposed to get up to the 80s! I’m pretty stoked on that. The change of seasons always gives me different cravings, based on how warm it is and what fruits and veggies are coming into season. Seeing beautiful ripe cherries at the store with my other fave fruits get me pretty excited for summer!
Hello friends! Today I’m talking about the new Pacifica Crystal Matrix eyeshadow palette that I was lucky enough to win in an instagram giveaway. I’m not usually a huge eyeshadow wearer, but I’ve been getting much more interested in makeup lately so this came at just the right time. Have you seen this palette yet? It has 10 shades, all of them with a shimmer finish (so you shine like a crystal, or something like that). I was a little iffy about the shimmer finish of them all, probably due to flashbacks of when I first started wearing makeup in high school and had no idea how to do it, and would usually top off my look with a mountain of glitter. Because, you know, mid 2000s fashion was fantastic. (or not)
Over the last six or so months, I’ve made it a priority to start focusing on a natural approach to skin care and cosmetics. I’ve been prioritizing skin care, because when your skin is glowing, you don’t feel like you need to cover it up with makeup (but if you wanna rock a full face, you do you boo). I’ve already shared my daily skin care routine, but what about the extras? I’m a sucker for a good face mask, especially when it’s full of good-for-your-skin ingredients like this Andalou Naturals Glycolic Mask.
Ahhhh, crispy asian shrimp bowls. This is one of my absolute faves right now. These bowls are a spin off of my asian shrimp tacos, which are really good, but I don’t usually eat tortillas, so eventually the tacos transformed into: the crispy asian shrimp bowl. I took a snapchat of these and shared it with some of my coworkers and multiple people asked me for the recipe, so I figured I’d share!
Think brown rice for the base, topped with creamy lime cole slaw, crispy shrimp, and a sauce that’s sticky, a lil sweet, and a lil spicy. Top it off with some crunchies (cause you can’t have a good bowl without some crunchies!) in the form of chopped peanuts, sesame seeds, or whatever else you desire. … Read The Post
I don’t know if there is anything more frustrating than adult acne. I mean, I went through high school with clear, blemish-free skin, and as soon as I hit 18 or 19 I started having awful breakouts! What a blow to your self-esteem, am I right?
Thankfully, I’ve started to figure out how to manage my skin, aside from the areas I can’t control, like stress and medication. Figuring out the right skin care routine for you is so important, because what works for your best friend or your sister won’t necessarily work for you. Read on for 5 Steps to improve your skin.
Before I started eating Paleo, I had never cooked chicken thighs. I just grew up with a chicken-breast-loving-mama who got it in my head that the breast is the best. Upon branching out in cooking, I’ve realized the truth: dark meat is da bomb (sorry mom!). I’ve started cooking with mostly chicken thighs and legs in the past 8 or so months, and I love it. There’s nothing better than a nice, crispy, pan-fried chicken thigh with some good seasonings on top and a lot of juiciness in the middle, especially when you pair it with sauteed mushrooms and a rich balsamic sauce.
Just checking in with a quick health update. As some of you may know, I’ve been on a long journey to figure out the cause behind my chronic stomach pain, digestive issues, nausea, acne, and gum problems, among other symptoms. In my last update I shared that my doctor was going to be testing me for celiac, leaving me eating gluten for three painful weeks. The test came back negative, but I definitely have a poor reaction to gluten (acne, stomach pain, constipation, bloating), so I’m back on that gluten free train and feeling a little better.