November 2013 Favorites

November 2013 Favorites

  1. Dates + Peanut butter.
  2. Essie Nail Polish in Fiji.
  3. Coconuts Canda Wide Calf Riding Boots.
  4. No Boundaries Seamless Sweater Leggings.

Watch the video below for my thoughts on everything and to hear about my not-so-favorite item for the month!

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My Favorite Skin Care + 25% OFF!

I don’t know about you guys, but it is seriously dry in our house. We got a humidifier a little over a week ago, and that has certainly helped, but there is only so much you can do to combat this cold weather menace. About a year ago, I was having some intense dry skin issues on my face. I was using natural moisturizers like olive and coconut oil, but it seemed my face was too dry and the oil too heavy for it to really make a lasting effect. Kinda like hard, heavy rain on super dry ground. It just didn’t soak in.

Michael Todd True Organics

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Getting Into The Halloween Spirit

With Halloween quickly approaching, today I want to share the YouTube love and direct you to some fun tutorials to help you celebrate! I’m a YouTube junkie and these are a few of the videos from my subscription feed that I thought y’all might like. Enjoy!

1. If you still need costume ideas, here are three that could be fun to try. Whether you want to go the scary, cute, or Duck Dynasty route is up to you.

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Independence Day: A Diet Diary

Yesterday, like many Americans, I celebrated the Fourth of July with my family by cooking and sitting down to a summer feast. I figured that with so much good food around, it was a perfect opportunity to post about what we were up

to and how I build a healthy meal at a summer cookout. Telling you is helpful, but showing you is so much more fun!

Tabouleh, a cold grain and vegetable salad.

The first thing I made was a cold grain and vegetable salad called tabouleh. I got this particular recipe from The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger. It consists of bulgur wheat, tomatoes, cucumber, mint, and red onion, with parsley in the starring role (the recipe calls for 2 cups). These are all mixed together and then dressed with a mixture of extra-virgin olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, cumin, salt, and pepper. This is a popular recipe at my house, especially with my 15-year-old brother. In fact, it’s his favorite thing that I make! Sometimes, we add chicken to make it a little more filling as a main dish, but, this time, we kept it as a side. There was one minor “learning opportunity.” Continue reading