Thursday, January 29, 2015

CVS Haul



Hello Beauties! I know it has been almost a week since I blogged. I have no idea why bit I have spent this entire week organizing, cleaning and moving large pieces of furniture around my house. My husband thinks I have lost my mind for sure. 

Yesterday before I cleaned out my bedroom closet I decided to take a walk with Mason down to our local CVS. I went in for Co Washing conditioner and came out with a mini haul. 



I ended up with 2 nail polishes, 2 sets of Sally Hansen nail straps, Mascara, eyebrow pencil and 4 bottles of Co Washing conditioner all for $14.75!!  You can watch the video of my haul at the top of this post.

Sally Hansen Triple Shine Polish
On sale for $1.35

Sally Hansen Salan Effects
On sale for $2.50

Physicians Formula CC Mascara $10

Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil
$4.79

VO5 Conditioner
On sale 2/$1.50

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Foodie Friday! Easy Butternut Squash Soup!


It's Foodie Friday. This is something new I am trying. I will be sharing with you food related posts on Friday. These will be Gluten Free, Vegetarian and mostly dairy and egg free.

I get a lot of questions daily about what I eat. Most of you know I struggle with my weight and recently lost 60 pounds. Half of which I lost last year all by changing my eating habits. No exercise, besides the normal with a 3 year old boy, but no structured work out. I do reach out and answer all emails and messages I get from you all, but I thought this would be a great way to answer some of the most commonly asked questions like what I eat. Foodie Friday has begun!

Let me say right now. It is good for you to move and sweat. The human body is like machine and it needs to move in order to work properly. However, when you are carrying around so much extra weight that it is hard to walk up the stairs and back with out being tired, you really can not imagine "working out". This is the point I was at a year after my son was born. The only thing I could do to kick start myself was change my diet. It was a simple choice that required lots of mind over matter will power in the beginning. The choice to cut gluten and meat has changed my body, mind and Skin! I still eat yogurt and cheese once and a while which I am working on cutting out. So technically I am a vegetarian working towards full vegan.

Alright I got a little distracted, on to the easiest and in my opinion highly satisfying soup. Today I am going to share with you a super simple roasted butternut squash soup recipe that I have made 3 times in the last month.

This soup has 4 ingredients and in is so simple.

What you need

1 butternut squash
1 red onion
4 or more cloves of garlic

What you do

Cut up your butternut squash and take seeds out (save to roast if you want, we will talk about those benefits another time). Cut red onion in quarters, crush garlic cloves. Put butternut squash, onion and garlic in a large bowl and coat with olive oil. Put on to lightly oiled cookie sheet and bake at 400° for 15 - 20 minutes or until the butternut squash turns golden brown, not burnt. You will have to take the garlic out around 10 minutes since it will burn quicker.


Once all veggies are roasted let them cool 20 minutes. Take the skin off if your squash and then put the squash, onion,garlic and either 2 cups of veggie broth or water in your magic bullet, Vitamix, blender, whatever you have. Add a little more salt and pepper and blend away until smooth.

Pour in a bowl! Enjoy.



How easy is that!! I like to take the leftover and put it in a Mason jar in my fridge. It will stay fresh for a week.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

January Ipsy Bag Reveal

January's Ipsy bag came today. You can read more about Ipsy Here if you don't know about them already. 


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