So, as you know, I am a huge fan of a monthly beauty subscription called, Birchbox! Each month I get a box filled with awesome products to try that are based on my beauty profile and their monthly theme. I try and do a reveal post here every month (missed last month’s due to complete and utter busyness! But don’t worry, I got ya covered for August!) My boxes come at the end of the month, usually the 2nd to last week or so. In anticipation of the last month of summer, and my Birchbox, here is a sneak peek video of what could be in my, or your, Birchbox this month!
Also- FYI I absolutely HAVE to tell you about an AWESOME hair masque I just got from Birchbox that I am head over heels with! It’s phenomenal! I’ll do … Read More »
So one of my favorite summer dishes is ribs! I have always loved them, and I really enjoy the flavor along with BBQ sauce! One problem – we have been living in an apartment, and don’t own a BBQ! So I set out to find a way to make delicious ribs, but without a smoker or grill. And, surprisingly, I found a way that works brilliantly and is incredibly easy! The crock pot!!
I have been going at this fitness focus for 4 months now, and thought it was about time to update you on how it’s been going and what I am doing! I have changed up my cardio a bit, and my weight routine has changed a few times as well. I have been getting a LOT stronger, and really been enjoying the results. I still have a few inches to lose, but I have gained a ton of muscle!
So one of the things I was really scared of when it come to working out, is that I would be excited and motivated at first, but then I would burn out fast. I’ve done that in the past, and never stuck with it. It can be really frightening to enter into this lifestyle and try and keep up! I was terrified that I would burn out fast! But once I got past the first few weeks, it got easier!
This month’s Birchbox theme was Wanderlust, which was interesting….I’m not convinced that the products I got have anything to do with it, but they weren’t bad. Birchbox went through a re-branding this month to make it more gender neutral (they have Birchbox Man) and fresh. I think the rebranding is alright, but I did LOVE the inside of the lid of the box!! They added black and white chevron stripes!! :)
This past weekend Nate and I got to FINALLY go to the zoo! We had been trying to find a good time to go to the zoo for months now, but the weather would never cooperate and it was always super busy. We were able to make it to the zoo Friday morning before heading over for my brother’s graduation. I recently got a new camera and so I was really excited to take some fun pictures :) We got some really beautiful ones!
So, if you have been following my Weekly Wrap-Up posts, you may already know that I have been on a health kick since April 1st. I was really hesitant to even share this part of my life with you guys (beyond what I write in the Weekly Wrap-Ups) but decided that if I am in this boat, or on this journey, that most likely someone else is as well. OR someone else is where I was before I started, and could possibly benefit from hearing about my experience. So, with trepidation, I have decided to start the series, “Healthy Living,” for you all. This will be a broad series, who knows how long it will last, and will encompass various aspects from my attempt at living a healthy lifestyle.
Here is this week’s Weekly Wrap-Up Post! How was your week?
(I may have been under the assumption that TODAY was June 1st….it’s not. WOOPS!) This week was extremely easy to pick for each category! It was a relatively quite week for fashion in Hollywood. So let’s get started!
This week’s Fails are none other than Kelly Osbourne and Ke$ha. Overall, Kelly’s dress isn’t horrible. It’s not my favorite by far, but it’s really how she wore it and what she paired it with that just ruins the whole thing! (I’m not a fan of her lavender hair!) But her chunky black head piece with big ribbon hanging down really cuts off her neck and is bulky. The dress has such an open neckline that I wish she would have played that up more. I love the heels that she chose, but I feel like she could have elongated her legs (especially … Read More »
This month’s Taste Test Tuesday recipe is a really simple one! I was in the mood for some savory meatballs, but not necessarily Italian. So I did some searching and found a great sauce recipe, and made up my own meatball recipe!