Saturday, February 27, 2016

Hair Makeover!

"A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life" Wise words once spoken by Coco Chanel. It was 1 year ago this month I took my long black hair and nervously walked into a salon for a much needed cut. Back in college I was known for my rib length black hair and if you would have told me then I would ever chop it and dye it 'bronde' I would call you Kanye Crazy. After last years cut I got that 'short hair' bug but wasn't quite sure where to take it next.  

Although its only February, the weather here in Orange County has already told us Spring is here, y'all! With a 'new' season, warm weather and already talks of wrapping up the school year I was itching for a change. And after following a few of Cristophe Salon's stylists on insta I was drunk-in-hair-love with just about every picture posted. I had also quickly become one of those girls who had 500 insta pics screenshot on my phone to show my next hair dresser.  I first ventured to Cristophe Salon to visit Michael for one of his famous colors and within a week I was back and sitting in Jennie's chair saying "Chop it!" I was ready for the every-famous lob. She took a good 3 inches off and I walked out feeling light, healthy, and totally Coco Chanel-ish. The exact change I am in for? Not a clue, but I am ready and I am 'lob-ing' my new fresh look. {get it, get it?

Does anyone else have serious salon anxiety? I am talking, worse than going to the dentist or getting surgery kind of anxiety. We all know the joke about what we think of as an inch and what our hair dresser thinks of as an inch. I don't know if it was the numerous pictures I liked on Jennie's insta or the ease in being to explain and show pictures of exactly what I wanted, but as soon as I sat down I was all in. Jennie, will you be my forever hair girl?! ;) 

And anytime you visit a salon for a change you also need a new outfit and a night of drinks. *insert sassy emoji chick here* 

Tank -- TJ Maxx. | Blazer Vest -- Banana Republic. | Shorts -- old| Heels -- Target. | Purse -- Persaman. | Pom -- The Warehouse. | Watch -- The Horse. | Hair -- Jennie.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Sun Basket Giveway!

If you have been following for some time now you are far too familiar with my stomach health journey. After years of Gastrointestinal tests, constant nausea and upset stomachs I finally found the answer. As luck would have it, my body is unable to process quite a few things (oh and those things just so happen to be in everything). Not only can I not process it, the unprocessed food is released into my blood stream where my body then attacks it like a virus. Doesn't sound fun, huh? Welp, you're right, it most certainly isn't. But the bright side? I know have some answers. With answers you can work toward a solution which is exactly what the boyf and I have been doing these last 6 months. 

Throughout this process I have become quite the food hippie. I shop at strictly organic stores such as Mother's, Whole Foods, and Sprouts and well, I am that girl that now says "Did you know..." before picking up an item at the grocery store. #noshame. This journey has led me to only eat organic and I must know every single ingredient in my foods. It has made going out to dinner near impossible but feeling better (and knowing I am treating my body the right way so it can work properly) has make it worth it. Since many date nights now consist of exploring new recipes at home, it's no surprise we are looking for ways to spice up our meals. For those who know about this constant stubble they have reminded us a few times of home meal services but being that they are not organic and cannot cater to my strict food restrictions they were never an option. Until, Sun Basket! This just may be a new monthly service in our household. 

Sun Basket is a a healthy meal kit that delivers organic meals and recipes right to your door.  They even provide gluten-free, pale, and vegetarian options. I was able to go on their website, see all the ingredients, and have them delivered right to my door. All 3 of my meals (2 dinners and 2 breakfasts) came individually bagged, labeled and with corresponding recipeve cards. Not only were they a win for me, E loved them too! And considering how much this food journey has ultimately affected him too, his happiness is key. Which means the recipe cards are now going into our meal rotations! 

Lucky for all my readers, I have partnered with the folks over at Sun Basket to give 1 lucky reader a free week of organic meals delivered right to your door! Scroll down to enter! 
Saturday morning we started our weekend of cooking with Greek omelets paired with whole wheat pita bread. Why have I never thought to throw spinach and tomatoes into my omelets??
On Saturday Night we had the apartment cleaned, all the windows and doors opened -- thanks to a surprise 90 degree California Day -- popped some champagne and started prepping our Flank Steak meal. I will be honest, when I saw parsnips included with the meal I was a bit apprehensive. Is it weird that I am a 27 year old who has never tried a parsnip? Well it's save to say I wanted to eat both of them.. and then run out to the store to buy more. I may have just discovered my new favorite vegetable, ya'll!

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Monday, February 15, 2016


Remember the ever famous Mean Girls quote "I saw Cady wearing army pants and flip flops, so I bought army pants and flip flops." I mean, lets be real, if you are a gal in your 20s you could have finished that quote after just reading the first few words. For a night out with E, this quote immediately came to mind as I rummage around my closet not knowing what to wear and saw him throw up on black jeans and a button up. I immediately thought, "Wait, I want to wear black jeans and a button up". We may have let the house dressed as twins but I am okay with it. 
Jeans -- Gap. | Button-up -- The Loft. | Booties -- Steve Madden. | Clutch -- Luna B. | Watch -- The Horse.
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