Food & Drink · Uncategorized

Watermelon & Froyo Pupsicles .

It has been exceptionally warm and humid this summer and don’t get me wrong, I am loving every minute of it! You will not hear me complaining this year about the heat at all. Hot days just mean more time spent out on the water working on my tan or sipping sangria on a patio!

One thing I do think about when it’s really hot is how I am going to keep Winston cool and hydrated. Anytime I pull out either pineapple or watermelon from the fridge this little doggo freaks right out! He knows exactly where in the fridge we keep them and knows I play the 2 for me, 1 for you game. I started thinking how I could use this fruit to make dog treats when the thought of pupsicles took over!


winston watermelon

I made these with only 2 ingredients – mainly because there wasn’t much pineapple left and I didn’t want to share it with him! Watermelon and plain yogurt. I dusted off the blender to puree the watermelon but you can use a food processor if you have one. Or if the heat has you feeling super lazy, grab a potato masher and go to town! It won’t be perfect but I assure you your pup won’t know any different.

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Beauty · Uncategorized

How much is YOUR face worth?

This thought literally blew my mind when I started thinking about in detail.

Women on average apply a minimum of 16 products a day to their face before they even walk out the door and start their day!

Women’s routines are becoming faster than ever now. The average woman spends just 12 minutes on their morning cleansing routine and makeup application. I would think this is a result of skincare products evolving and becoming much more advanced and profession than ever before – meaning your skin needs less time for correcting.

Everyone is always in a hurry today and it is difficult to find the time to spend on ourselves. In addition to the 12 minutes in the morning, it seems we on average spend 6 minutes a night removing our makeup and going about our nighttime skincare routine. Some ladies like myself, opt to carry our regime overnight as well. Specialist nourishing moisturizers and serums help to repair your skin while you’re sleeping and correcting signs of anti-aging. This is a dynamic duet I can get behind!

Take a moment and grab a pen and paper.

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How to not care what others think.

As a blogger, this has been a LONG journey. Mix putting yourself out there with a natural first-child syndrome, and it’s a recipe for REALLY FREAKING CARING, so to feel in a good enough place to write this is very, very liberating and humbling at the same time. Mainly I’m grateful to be at a place where I feel qualified to write this, and I’m hoping that if you’re not there, this might help. When looking back to what impacted me most, here’s what helped me to get better at not caring:

Know your worth.

This comes first and foremost because I think it’s the most important. I am lucky enough to have family and friends who are always great at making me feel worthy, and I’ve met so many people who came from different backgrounds but have taught themselves their worth. No matter how you get there, it’s a crucial step to confidence and freedom.

There’s a difference between knowing your worth (aka being confident in yourself and feeling valued) and being conceited. I believe that being confident is extremely healthy. Having self-worth doesn’t make you a jerk or cocky, it makes you confident in yourself – it’s showing yourself some love.

One of my favorite lines when it comes to knowing your worth is actually from the movie “The Help”. One of the characters repeats “You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” to the little girl she watches daily, and it’s something I keep in mind and even say to myself if I’ve been putting myself down a lot.

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