Recently, I read about a cookbook for snacks, Snack Girl to the Rescue. Upon further research I stumbled upon Lisa Cain’s Snack Girl blog which I have been spending far too much time browsing. Cain features recipes for snacks that are healthy, wholesome, and simple. I also really like the means by which you can refine your search for recipes on her page:
Happy Fat Tuesday! Since today is all about indulgences, we decided to share our favorite guilty pleasures with y’all!
A clearance rack, a coupon, after Christmas specials, Goodwill, thrifting – I’m all about it. There is something about paying close to nothing for something that I want that makes me feel as though I could accomplish anything. If I put as much energy into saving my money as I put into finding a great sale I would probably be a couple of dollars better off.
Guilty Pleasure #2 : A Sweet
The quickest way to Crystal’s heart? Something, anything sweet. While I’ve had better self-control as of late, if you were to tell me that I was going to die a year from now, game over; there would be nothing but sugar entering this body. Nutella, ice cream, pie, Nerds, cupcakes, etc., etc. Please don’t pretend to be shocked, how is it that you think I got to be so sweet? You are what you eat.
Guilty Pleasure #3 : Binge Watching Netflix
I can literally watch hours of a show at a time. I like to justify it by “multi-tasking” but in all reality I likely would be a more productive adult if I didn’t watch 2 entire seasons of Scandal within one weekend.
Guilty Pleasure #1
BEER! I am a huge beer snob and I am very proud of it. I have a plate on the wall of a bar called Flying Saucer, which is the “prize” you get after drinking 200 different beers! After that, my love of beer has grown tremendously and now I pride myself on helping others find their love for beer, too!
Guilty Pleasure #2
I have an unhealthy obsession with magazines. I don’t know what it is but I get so excited to flip through a brand new issue each month. I’ve been able to curb my need for a new magazine every time I go to the store but that’s only after building up a stack of about 50 different ones that I need to go through!
Guilty Pleasure #3
Buying running gear is my newest guilty pleasure. It’s part a love for shopping and part motivation. I can’t wait to try out new gear after I get it which fuels my next workout so I don’t feel too guilty for it, except for buying the expensive gadgets. My favorite new gadget is my Fitbit and I scored it for half off so a little less guilt for that one but anything for the motivation, right?
What are your guilty pleasures? Are you giving anything up for lent?
Since Spring is right around the corner, it’s time for spring cleaning and updates! One of my favorite ways to update our home is to make my own art and hang it to freshen up a room. I love being able to show off an original piece of artwork when people come over and know that there is no other exactly like it. I was inspired by this from several places online and the app I used to make the photo above. It’s called Fragment. I used a photo I took a few months ago and applied one of the presets from the app and created this awesome abstract image. I’m a little addicted.
Here are a few of my current inspirations, some with their own tutorials!
1. Unknown from Tumblr (if you know the origin of this please share with me so I can update!)
2. Maurie Hartel via Bona Fide Amor
3. Art from Meg Galligan’s San Francisco Home Tour on The Everygirl
4.Silhouette Canvas by Char from Crap I’ve Made via Tater Tots and Jello
5. Floral art from A Beautiful Mess
6. Upgrading your favorite art from Teal & Lime
What art will you make this month?
Happy Sunday, and boy does it feel like a Sunday if I ever knew one. The sun is out and shining, the temperatures are rising, I hear some birds chirping, the Sunday paper is downstairs waiting for me with a cup of joe not too far away.
It’s a fresh slate, a new day, a new week, and a new month to boot. I personally had a crap week last week full of undesirable events mixed with a little bit of personal failure. This week I’ve wiped the slate clean. I’ve accepted that I could very well have a crap week this week, but it won’t be for the same reasons as last week because this is a brand new week full of blank pages waiting to be written. Continue reading
You know those scenes in cartoons where the character opens a closet, items come pouring out, and they quickly shut it and you see items sticking out from behind the bulging door? Welcome to my former coat closet.
Let’s be real, closets are usually the last items to be thought of or touched in a home because, well, they are behind closed doors. However, this feat was my January space to organize [see Bucket List]. I was able to complete the project in about an hour and was even able to make a trip to Goodwill [check another item off the 'ol Bucket List]. The project entailed donating items that hadn’t been worn in years, organizing the items that we’d forgotten about or thought we’d lost, and creating space for future storage. Continue reading