I recently got 2 emails asking about what I looked like when I was pregnant, how much weight I gained, what I did to make myself feel good, and what maternity clothes I wore. Well…I am going to answer some of those questions….but the main thing I want you to remember, and the reason I feel like I got these emails is because pregnancy is a very vulnerable time period. You have to eat right,even if you feel like crap. Stay active, even if your exhausted, but not too active. Get everything perfect for your little bundle of joy to arrive. Go to countless doctors appointments for them to tell you how much weight you have gained, and trying to remind yourself it is a great thing you are gaining weight! And still, somehow, keep yourself together, presentable, happy, and sane![...]
There are so many quick nutritional bars out there. When your standing in the isle staring at the 100 different brands, and then once you narrow that down, you have to choose a flavor. Well, to name a few, a very few..there are Special K Bars, Zone Perfect Bars, and Luna Bars. Okay, now I am going to show you a list of what is in each of these bars…don’t waste your time reading them, unless you want to, but my main point is look how long the list is for the ingredients. Special K’s ingredients for their Strawberry Protein Bar are here.
Ingredients:COATING (SUGAR, PALM KERNEL AND PALM OIL, MILK PROTEIN ISOLATE, YOGURT POWDER [CULTURED WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, CULTURED SKIM MILK, YOGURT CULTURES; HEAT-TREATED AFTER CULTURING], COLOR ADDED, SOY LECITHIN, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR), SOY PROTEIN ISOLATE, CORN SYRUP, STRAWBERRY FLAVORED FRUIT PIECES (SUGAR, CRANBERRIES, CITRIC ACID, NATURAL STRAWBERRY FLAVOR WITH OTHER NATURAL FLAVORS, ELDERBERRY JUICE CONCENTRATE FOR COLOR,SUNFLOWER OIL), INULIN, FRUCTOSE, POLYDEXTROSE, SUGAR, RICE STARCH, SOYBEAN AND PALM OIL WITH TBHQ FOR FRESHNESS, RICE CEREAL (RICE, WHEAT GLUTEN, SUGAR, DEFATTED WHEAT GERM, SALT, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, WHEY, MALT FLAVORING, REDUCED IRON, NIACINAMIDE, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE [VITAMIN B6], RIBOFLAVIN [VITAMIN B2], THIAMIN HYDROCHLORIDE [VITAMIN B1], FOLIC ACID, VITAMIN B12), CONTAINS TWO PERCENT OR LESS OF DEXTROSE, CALCIUM CARBONATE, GLYCERIN, SORBITOL, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, SALT, SOY LECITHIN, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), XANTHAN GUM, POLYSORBATE 80, D-ALPHA TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E), NIACINAMIDE, ZINC OXIDE, REDUCED IRON, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B6), VITAMIN A PALMITATE, RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2), THIAMIN HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B1), BHT FOR FRESHNESS, ALMOND FLOUR, PARTIALLY DEFATTED PEANUT FLOUR, WHEAT STARCH, VITAMIN B12, FOLIC ACID, VITAMIN D.
Allergen Information:CONTAINS MILK, SOY, WHEAT, ALMOND AND PEANUT INGREDIENTS. MAY CONTAIN OTHER TREE NUTS. =&0=&
What to get your MAN for Valentines Day
Let me explain the last one. It may seem silly but it really is genius!! You can charge two phone and use both outlets and rotate them if the plugs are large ALL AT THE SAME TIME! I mean how cool is that?!
Now for all of you ladies who are with a man that prefers act of kindness and love opposed to objects here are a few ideas::
Make him a romantic dinner
Have his car cleaned/ detailed
Surprise him at work with his favorite take out
or for the OCD-ish types
organize all his drawers..socks, undies, pants, shirts, etc!
Happy soon-to-be Valentines Day!
|Craft Beer Home Brew Kit|
|Banana Republic Men’s Leather Wallet|
|J. Crew Naval Stripe Socks|
|Fossil Toiletry Bag|
Herschel Supply Co. ‘Heritage’ Tablet Sleeve
360 Electrical 4-Outlet Home Office Surge Protector with USB Charger and Auto-Off Safety
My favorite nail polish comes down to OPI and Essie..but lately, I am really digging Essie..I swear I can go 2-3 extra days without it chipping! Which is a huge plus since painting your nails with a baby is hard to do!!!! Here are my 5 go to’s for the end of this winter season!!!!! Ballet Slippers Great classic light pink. Soft and Natural. Love this for during the week!! Beyond Cozy This is a silver sparkle with specs of gold. It is gorgeous and fun and great for the weekends! Midnight Cami This is a dark twilight satin/shimmer blue. Looks great on short nails!!! Case Study A nice neutral! Described as a “Rich Camel Beige” by Essie..couldnt agree more. It’s perfect for working women or someone who doesn’t want flashy nails! I wear this during the week too! Snap Happy I love this one. I have painted my nails this several times because it is kind of a pinky red. I feel like I can get away with it when I am wishing it was spring because its bright and happy without looking like I forgot its winter time!
Can anyone please help me get the “Pin it” button on my blog to put under my posts?? I can’t figure it out for blogger!!!! Thank you!
If you are like me you need an easy, healthy, go-to for when your chocolate craving hits. I got this recipe from Tone it Up girls, found here and did a few little tweaks from what I found worked best!…Unfortunately for me, I get about 2 a day..one around 4pm and one around 8 or 9 pm…it never fails. Well, these honey, cocoa, (cinnamon if you please) roasted almonds are a great chocolate fix. They are healthy and super filling!!!! What you need: 2 cups of honey 1 pinch of salt 2 cups of almonds 1 1/2 tablespoons of organic sugar substitute or stevia and 1 1/2 tablespoons of cocoa Pour your two cups of honey and pinch of salt into a sauce pan until its super thin. Put in your two cups of almonds. stir until the honey just starts to boil and the almonds are coated. then take it off the heat immediately. If you let it sit in the boiling honey they will taste burnt. Place onto a baking dish/pan. If you use a pan cover it with parchment paper…other wise it will stick really bad. Bake at 350 for 10 min stirring around about every 3 minutes. While these are baking and you are keeping track of your 3 minutes mix up your cocoa, sugar/stevia, and cinnamon if you want it and put in a bowl that has a lid to go with it.. Tupperware is what I used. Once almonds are done baking let them cool for about 3 minutes..any more than that they will start sticking to the paper really bad..so you don’t want them to cool all the way. Put almonds in mixture you previously mixed up, place lid on and shake! They will be coated in the powder and slightly warm and are FREAKING GOOD!!!! Now, you don’t have to feel guilty about giving into your chocolate craving! xo
1. Dry Shampoo…seriously..it is a must!Luxurious deodorant! Yumm…No one wants stinky pits!
3. True Blue Spa Body Cream Amazing thick creamy body lotion. Also, love their body wash. Oldie but Goodie!!! 4. Tinkle Eyebrow Razors…THIS IS NOT FOR YOUR EYEBROWS There is nothing more unattractive on a woman than facial hair, and it is not possible to keep it waxed clean all the time, unless you wax weekly..and if you do, your poor skin! These are for in between touchups, and for you girls who have blonde…or black..hair on your neck or around your ears..you know who you are, take it OFF! It does not grow back thicker, if it feels thicker a week after that is because it is sticking straight out of your face and doesn’t have the length to soften it. Think about a boys head when it is freshly buzzed vs when its long enough to have a bend in it! Hair is also, always thickest right by your skin, as it grows out it will thin out more. Last but not least, it will NOT make your hair darker…I have shaved my arms since I was a sophomore in highschool…it is STILL BLONDE when it comes in..we are not doing anything internal here people…it can not change your hair color! 5. Obagi Skin care..or any good skincare.. I use the obagi clenziderm, and have for about 3 years. Lately I am thinking about switching to the Obagi C. Or a new Anti-aging line! Any recommendations???? xo
Cowfish in Charlotte, NC. Every japanese restaurant should be required to have a Ahi Tuna-tini and a Berry Berry Martini..it doesn’t get any better than these! Added some Chevron and free printables to Braydon’s Nursery Amused by ceiling fans HEALTHY DELISH DESSERT! Honey and Cocoa Roasted Almonds…recipe to come Selfie before the Bobies My award…I am now an Alumni since I do not work there anymore..but I am the first Alumni to ever be invited back…so I will take it!!! Miss my salon family! xo