Thursday, January 15, 2015

10 Smoothie Recipes

 
 


 
 



 Hey everyone!!! Hope y'all are having a fantastic week and 2015 is treating you well so far. Smile As horrible as my eating was during the holidays, I have been craving like all things healthy lately! A smoothie is one of my favorite healthy treats that I LOVE to enjoy for breakfast, for a post or pre-workout snack… any time of day for that matter! They are quick, easy to make, and give me LOADS of energy!

You can get creative with any of these to your own like! Add Spinach, peanut butter, protein powder, chia seeds, even pasteurized egg whites (the ones in the carton... be sure the label says they are safe to eat without cooking!), whatever you like!

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Raspberry Coconut Smoothie from The Gracious Pantry
 
 
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Eat Skinny Smoothie from Something Swanky
 
 
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Cherry Berry Smoothie from Kitchen Meets Girl
 
 
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               Double Chocolate Cherry Smoothie from Bran Appetit
 
 
Blueberry Smoothie
 
Blueberry Banana Smoothie from Vegan Yumminess
 
 
 
Banana Oatmeal Smoothie from Do It and How
 
 
 
Berry Almond Smoothie Recipe
 
Berry Almond Smoothie Recipe from What's That Smell
 
 
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Pina Colada Smoothie from Paula Deen
 
 
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The Perfect Vanilla Pumpkin Smoothie from baby savers
 
 
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Strawberry Spinach Smoothie Recipe from Natasha's Kitchen
 
 
 
Which one looks best to y’all? I think I wanna try the Raspberry Coconut Smoothie first!!! YUM!
Sooo tell me.. what's YOUR favorite smoothie recipe? :) Hope you lovely people have a fabulous Friday and an even better weekend!
 
 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

My Favorite Beauty Secret: The BEST Make-up Remover & Moisturizer Ever

Happy 2015, Lovelies! I promise not to be such a stranger to blogland this year! I wanted to start this year off by sharing what has become my absolute FAVORITE beauty secret.

   Let me first say this: I have EXTREMELY sensitive skin on my face. They are very, very few OTC facial cleanser or moisturizers that don’t break my face out. Even the more expensive ones. I have combination skin, so its bad, y’all. Most any product with any harsh chemicals has always been a no-go for me. I was discussing this while getting my hair colored a couple of years ago when the cosmetologist revealed to me the secret of Vitamin E Oil!

 

  I now use Vitamin E Oil religiously on my skin to remove my make-up and as my daily moisturizer. I have tried several brands, and have found this $2 bottle from Dollar General to be my favorite. It contains Vitamin E Oil, Coconut Oil, and Soybean oil, all of which are very beneficial to your skin (and hair and nails). This 4oz size lasts me about 6 weeks or so…

  Every morning and evening I just apply about a dime size amount to a warm wet washcloth and use this to wash my face. I don’t know if  this is recommended, but I also use it to remove eye make-up.

  When used daily this magical potion makes old scars and fine lines disappear, and gives your skin an amazing glow, so give it a try!!! Open-mouthed smile 

  Hope you all have an absolutely fabulous day! It’s all cold, rainy and dreary here in Alabama today, so I wish I could just watch movies in my sweats, but I guessss I need to get some stuff done and maybe even get a workout in! This booty ain’t gonna build itself, lol. Check back in a couple of days for my New Years Resolutions for what I feel is gonna be a fabulous year! Smile So tell me, what are YOUR favorite beauty secrets?

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Easy Classic Christmas Wreath

 

   I am so excited that the Holiday season has finally arrived! I just love decorating for Christmas! Today, I have a very easy, traditional wreath to share with you.

This is actually a tutorial I shared with you guys a few years back, but since it’s one of my favorites I wanted to share it again!

 

  Last night, I was able to make this in well under an hour and I didn't have to go out and spend any money buying things to make it. I already had everything I needed.


Materials I used:
18 inch grapevine wreath
green garland
ornaments
glittery picks
hot glue gun


    First, I wrapped the garland around the wreath. I just tucked the ends into the wreath. It is ok if your grapevine wreath is visible through the garland in some spots. I actually found that it is better this way.

Next, glue the ornaments into the bare spots. I started with my bigger red ornaments, then added some tiny red balls. 

 

Then, I added these pretty glittery picks. I cut the long stem off all but a couple of inches and just stuck them randomly around the wreath. I used red and bright green.

I thought the wreath might still need a little something more so I added a few apple green glittery ornaments.

That is all there was to it! I hope you like my new Christmas wreath and feel inspired to make one for your own home! 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Southern Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

 

Arkansas Green Beans {NancyC}

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Southern Fried Corn {Add A Pinch}

 

 

Classic Green Bean Casserole {Mad in Crafts} 

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Deviled Eggs {The Finer Things in Life}

Easy Deviled Eggs Recipe

 

Baked Macaroni and Cheese {Southern Plate which happens to be one of my FAVORITE blogs ever}

Baked Macaroni and Cheese | Southern Plate! Reminds me of the Mac and cheese my grandma made, very stringy and so good...she baked it so it got crunchy on the edges.

 

Perfect Mashed Potatoes {Favorite Family Recipes}

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 I will add more, I just wanted to share a few of my faves with you for now! Hope you all have a truly wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Firmoo Eyeglasses Review and How to Get A Free Pair For Yourself

 

 

I was recently contacted from the sweetest lady at Firmoo eyeglasses offering me a pair to review! I was more than happy to accept this opportunity! (Little did she know, her email was totally a blessing and answered prayer, because I stepped on my glasses and broke them a little while back!)

  I was very impressed when I visited Firmoo.com to select my frames. They have a very large variety of high quality glasses to choose from for men, women, and children… classic wire frames, super-cute fashion frames, even sunglasses! You can also order fashion frames with clear lenses if you just want a pair to accessorize an outfit.

      After uploading a photo of myself to Firmoo.com to virtually “try on” several different pairs, I finally decided on this gorgeous pair.

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  I think they are very classy, yet fashionable. The process to virtually try on the frames was very simple and user-friendly. It had not been very long since my last visit to the eye doctor, so I was able to go and pick up my prescription to include when placing my order.

  Just over a week after placing my order, my glasses arrived in the mail! I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly they arrived and instantly knew I had selected the perfect pair! This pair retails at $39.00 at the Firmoo website and the quality of the lenses and frames is that of a much more expensive pair! They came with a sturdy protective case, drawstring bag, and a soft cloth to clean them with.

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  They match my vision needs perfectly and I think they are the perfect way to dress up a casual outfit like in the pic below when I took my niece out for an evening at the park. I have received so many compliments on them!

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  I hope you’ll check out Firmoo for future eyeglass needs. I have a feeling you will be very impressed! I know I am. Right now at Firmoo.com you can get your first pair FREE!!! Just follow this link! How awesome is that?! I hope you guys have an absolutely fantastic week!! 

XOXO!!!

Disclosure: This review is my personal opinion only.