Monthly Archives: April 2011

Going Green

This week has been coasting by, and I find myself surprised that it’s already Friday. My week consisted of attempts to hit the gym as I’m getting over a cold (not the best idea) and curating my closet in anticipation of warmer weather. While sunny spring skies are yet to be seen, I have been assisting my immune system by filling up on loads of healthy foods, namely green juices and shakes. I was a little nervous to try the spinach-as-a-smoothie thing, but I can now say that I am seriously hooked. Not only has this yummy concoction given me tons of energy, a welcome side effect has been the improvement of my skin texture and clarity (more on that later!). I love that I can really play with the ingredients to fit my mood, and the truly endless number of recipes out there ensures that I’ll never get bored. I have been pushing the Green Monster on everyone I know, I swear it’s amazing. If you haven’t tried this yet, do it now!

For this particular smoothie I used this simple recipe:

  1. Put 2 cups of spinach in a blender.
  2. Add 1 banana, broken into smaller pieces.
  3. Throw in a few ice cubes – as many as desired.
  4. Top with 1 cup of soy milk . I also added half a scoop of soy protein powder.
  5. Blend until smooth and enjoy!

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Blueberry Crumble

I had been itching to make these Blueberry Crumb Bars for the longest time, but the recent bout of cold weather had me craving heavier sweets. Needless to say, I jumped at my chance when I awoke to bright sunny skies this morning, and – oh! – am I glad I did. The burst-in-your-mouth juiciness of blueberries and the crisp, lemony, goodness of the crust had my mouth doing a major happy dance. It should be known that I have a fondness for any type of crumble, and I’ve been known to sneak nibbles off the top while no one is watching.


Yum!

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Making Me Smile

…Spiking my morning coffee with vanilla syrup…

I think it’s so important to appreciate the simple pleasures in life, and finding joy in the little things has never been a problem for me. Even as the rain is pouring I’ve found it easy to bring a little light into my day. Here a few things currently putting a smile on my face:

…Polka dots paired with feminine details…

…This candle makes my room smell super yummy…

…Beading from an unflattering top, now a go-with-anything necklace…

…Currently living on my toes? Essie’s Clambake…

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Spring Break

I’ve always had this little dream of jetting off on a whirlwind vacation. I love the idea of leaving at a moment’s notice, bringing a simple carry-on bag packed with the essentials. A few days in a tropical beach paradise would only require the tiniest of bikinis, a few versatile cover ups, and some major heels (and a pair of flip flops, of course!). I’m very into mixing neutrals and brights right now, and these ensembles could take me from soaking up some sun to evening cocktails. Add a few accessories and mix well!

1. Missoni Mare Bahia Crochet Bikini $455
2. Shimmi Tiana Triangle Bikini $180
3. Old Navy Crochet String Bikini $40
4. Calypso Agonda Tunic $150
5. Topshop Assymetric Cover Up $50
6. Diane von Furstenberg Ayden Playsuit $145
7. Aldo Markley Clog $60
8. Topshop Lois Knot Sandal $130
9. Nine West Illy Espadrille $140

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