Galentines is the perfect excuse to spend time catching up with the girls over mimosas, brunch, and fresh blooms! I’ll take any reason to style an event, but when it comes to a fun girls soirée celebrating your friendship, I love to incorporate some of my favorite things!
The Menu: Finally dig through all those to die for recipes you’ve been pinning and go to town! Go for a chic brunch menu with all the fixings or if you’re like me and my tribe and Mexican food is your jam, opt for a nacho bar and serve churros for dessert!
The Decor: Gorgeous flowers set the tone for a colorful party! I used this vibrant bouquet from 1-800-Flowers as my muse for the rest of the decor and it couldn’t have been more perfect for the occasion!
The Activities: Set up a Lip Bar. It’s the perfect time to try out a bold red, or bright pink you’ve been dying to see on! Have fun by layering hues to customize your color!
Can you believe Valentine’s Day is right around the corner? The thing I love about the products on this guide is that you can shop them here, and pick them up in store! Harrys products are not only a gift to your guy but also to your bathroom, the engraveable razor stand and coordinating razor give my hubby’s side of the bathroom a more polished look, with a personal touch! You can also find their products at Target, if you’re looking for a last minute gift on your laundry detergent/diaper/lounge clothes/nail polish run.. haha. If you gift any of these goodies, your Valentine is sure to love it!
Any holiday that promotes wearing pink accessories, red lipstick, flowers and chocolate is a good one! How can you not love Valentine’s Day? Whether you want to treat yourself, you’re attending a “Galentine’s” soiree with your besties, or you want ideas to send to your hubby or boyfriend, you can’t go wrong with these Valentine’s Day inspired gift ideas!
Some years we go out to dinner, others we stay in and my hubby cooks dinner and I’ll make a yummy dessert and we play Scramble! If you’re spending the weekend staying in, lounge in this comfy hoodie, joggers and these cozy slippers! I’m making little baskets for the boys with books and treats! What are your Valentine’s Day traditions?
I always look forward to my go-to breakfast, a tofu scramble loaded with veggies, cashew cheese, a drizzle of hot sauce and a slice of toast, but there’s something about Sunday mornings that makes me crave sweet indulgences. This weekend, I decided to try to whip up strawberry chia seed jam. I can’t believe I haven’t tried it in the past, it was so quick and easy and tastes absolutely delicious! It was amazing on sprouted grain toast with Earth Balance butter, but I can’t wait to try out thumbprint cookies for Christmas using the fresh jam! The fact that it’s guilt-free makes is an added bonus!
1 Bag Organic Strawberries, frozen
Agave Nectar (I use Organic Agave Five, only 5 calories!)
Place a bag of frozen organic strawberries into a pot and mash with a potato masher as they begin to cook. Once cooked through and mashed, add agave nectar to taste. Next add a generous amount of chia seeds until a thick consistency is reached. Transfer to a glass jar or bowl and let cool. Once cooled, seal the chia seed jam and place in the fridge to let flavors marry, for best taste!
This season is all about texture and suede is on my radar. I became obsessed with this Moto jacket the second I spotted it. ‘Tis the season to layer, and what better way to do so than these basic v-neck tees, that A) aren’t see through B) wash well and C) are under $20! I’m loving the lace up trend, what a fun spin on a trendy tee (under $30!) for an instantly stylish look. OTK boots are universally flattering, and I couldn’t be more in love with this versatile neutral hue! Get 20% off here) One thing I live in, in cold temps is long, cozy cardigans. This are some of my favorite hues to sport during my favorite season!
Tofu scrambles are my breakfast go-to. They’re packed with protein, seasoned with a ton of flavor, and so delicous! I switch up the veggies I use everyday to everything from mushrooms, to cherry tomatoes, spinach, to zucchini. To take the flavor to the next level I started stuffing fresh fryer peppers from the garden with them! They’re so good and such a quick breakfast to whip up!
I add a little bit of extra virgin olive oil to a pan over medium heat, add cubed super firm tofu and season with tumeric, granulated garlic, granulated onion, Pink Himalayan Salt, fresh ground pepper and nutritional yeast. I mix the tofu around well to evenly coat the seasonings and cook until crispy, and top with a little bit of vegan cheddar shreds. I hollow out the inside of the pepper and cook it, then stuff it with the tofu mixture. I drizzle hot sauce for an extra kick!
During my manicure last week, the nail tech used this exfoliant on my hands. With a newborn, my hands always tend to be dry, because I am either constantly washing them or washing bottles multiple times a day. I was amazed at how well it removed any dryness and left them looking smooth and moisturized. I decided to scoop up a bottle for myself, and imagined the great results I would have using it on my face.
I have combination skin. During the Summer I have occasional dryness on my cheeks, and oiliness in my t-zone. I am absolutely amazed at how well this exfoliant combats both, removing any dry skin on my face and excess oil from my t-zone. It leaves my skin so soft and smooth afterwards, making my moisturizer sink in better and my makeup application go on much smoother, avoiding any dry flakes! Normally when I use a toner, it would leave my skin shiny and tight, but this is on another level, using no harsh chemicals. I am obsessed!
One year ago today I married my best friend. It could not have been a more special day! I am so lucky to have him in my life as a husband and father. I thought it would be the perfect time to share some photos to relive such a perfect day. Happy Anniversary baby!