Showing posts from June, 2014

Major Cleaning (Tip #1) + Slim Guacamole

It has been super hectic for me these past two months, both at work and at home. After returning from my business trip, I not only gained a ton of weight as mentioned here , but my assistant left the company a week later. Now that work is finally settling down and is more manageable, I'm about to start renovations on my home, which is a lot more work than I imagined. It's crazy how much stuff can accumulate in a house over the years and there's unfortunately no time now to sort through everything to try to sell or salvage. While going through my closet and shoes, I have to toss and donate as I go, which is a good thing because I didn't do any Spring cleaning this year and really should be done once a year to accommodate the space you'll need from what you add to your wardrobe. Starting to pack up my bulging closet... can't wait for my new walk-in :) As I go, I'll try to impart some helpful tips. I've struggled with figuring out what to do with my o

May Haul + Pea-Pine-Fu Smoothie

And another month is up! Time seriously flies as you get older. Here's a snapshot of last month's purchases, which should be my most expensive month ever and won't happen again:     I've been making a different smoothie everyday for A and I to bring to work for breakfast lately. He's moving on from his usual PB&J and wants to eat more healthfully so has requested smoothies now instead. It's actually very quick and easy to make and prepare so I'm happy with the change and have been picking up lots of fruits and some veggies to make them. Below is a recipe for his favorite smoothie so far :) Pea-Pine-Fu Smoothie Ingredients: 3/4 cup peach sorbet 3/4 cup white grape juice 1/2 cup soft silken tofu 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1-1/2 cups peeled and diced fresh peaches, frozen 1 cup diced fresh pineapple, frozen Directions: 1. Combine the sorbet, grape juice, tofu, and lime juice in a blender. 2. Add the peachs and pineapple. 3. Blend

Forever 21 Tribal Dress and Skirt + Light Coconut Cupcakes

Like with florals, I've been wanting pieces with tribal/ikat designs on it for a while now and picked some up when I finally went brick-and-mortar shopping at Forever 21. First up is this skirt. Top: Forever 21 V-Neck Tank . Skirt: Forever 21 (similar here ) Next up is this dress, which was too boxy and flowy so I added a belt. The lightweight fabric is perfect for the toasty temperatures that we've been having now during the daytime. :) Dress: Forever 21 (similar here ). Bag: Chanel WOC . I also couldn't resist picking up this little guy, which is a mint lip balm. I plan to use it as a jewelry holder for traveling once it's all used up. :) It's been a while since I've shared a recipe so here's one for Light Coconut Cupcakes, which are perfect for those days you're craving something sweet but don't want to feel guilty afterwards. :) LIGHT COCONUT CUPCAKES Ingredients: For cake 1 box moist vanilla cake mix ¾ cup + 2 Tbsp no