Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Polka Dots and Bright Colors

I am always a huge fan of bright colors especially when they come in the form of fun skirts that I can not only wear out and about, but also to work.

 Skirt - VS | Top - H&M | Heels - Target
















What are some of your favorite bright colors to wear?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Recipe Swap Tuesday ~ Cheesy Zucchini

I've never been a huge fan of lasagna, but I stumbled upon this easy recipe for a healthier version and tweaked it a bit and ended up loving it.



Now, I'm not a fan of jar sauce and make a homemade pot of sauce almost every week. However, for a quick and easy recipe I decided to use jar sauce as I wasn't going to make a whole pot of sauce just for this recipe, and it worked great.

Ingredients

2 large squash/zucchini, chopped
Extra lean ground turkey
1 jar of sauce
1 bag of shredded reduced fat mozzarella cheese









Directions

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
Heat ground turkey on the stove top until fully cooked
Chop zucchini
Spray a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray
Put a layer of the zucchini down in the dish, then pour the ground turkey on top, add the sauce and another layer of zucchini. Sprinkle the cheese on top and bake at 350 for about 1/2 an hour




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Monday, July 28, 2014

Maybe Brunettes Have More Fun

How are we already in the last week of July?! Summer is hands down my favorite season, and it's already half over.... not cool.... not cool at all. Time needs to sloooooow down!


Thursday, I drove through a monsoon to get to my hair appointment. When I got there sopping wet, my stylist offered me a glass of wine and let me tell you...I have never enjoyed a glass of pinot more. Afterwards, I emerged from the salon to the return of sunshine and with much darker hair. As much as I love it when my hair is blonde, it's so hard to keep up with touching up my roots and it fries my hair. So, I decided it was time to give my locks a break for a bit and went brunette again with some caramel highlights.

Friday was happy hour with my fav co-workers, and I was a bad blogger and didn't take a single picture.... womp-womp.

Saturday, I headed downtown for a bit for a friend's going away party who's moving to St. Thomas. Just a tad bit jealous she's heading off to a beautiful island, you know... just a little.

Sunday was a chill outside and play some pool volleyball kind of a day. Love those kind of days!

How was your weekend? Hope you're out there enjoying every bit of summer!

Joining Leeann and Kimberlee for Monday Morning Gossip

and

Biana for Weekending


and

Lisa and Bella for Weekend Recap

Thursday, July 24, 2014

My Best Decision for Summer

I practically live in a bathing suit this time of year, if it's the weekend you can find me by the pool or on the beach. But being in a bathing suit means I need to keep myself hairless, and shaving = unsitely razor burn...ugh. I was over it. Over shaving every day, over the razor burn, just done! After speaking with some of my friends who had laser hair removal in certain areas, I decided it was time to eliminate said hair once and for all.




I found a groupon for a med spa in the area and paid significantly less than a normal package of 6 treatments, and I couldn't be happier with the results. My biggest advice is if you're looking to get any type of laser hair removal treatment done, look for a groupon/living social deal. I see so many of them each month, and you should never pay full price!




I had 6 treatments that were spaced 6 weeks apart, so I started last fall and had my last treatment in the spring just in time for bathing suit season. I know the first question everyone will ask is did it hurt, and my answer is yes... but just a little. It's honestly not that bad, it's like a little zap on each hair follicle. Most of them you don't feel much, but every once in a while it hurt a little more. Was it worth it? Oh yes! I love not worrying about shaving *down there* anymore and I no longer deal with razor burn.

Have you gotten any laser hair removal? If so, how did you like the outcome?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fun Prints

I've been on such a huge stripes kick lately, that I decided to venture out and try a fun animal print. Since it's a combination of neutral colors, I wanted to add some fun accessories that would add a some pops of color.


Dress - H&M | Sandals and Bag - Tory Burch









Perfect outfit for Sunday Brunch with friends, and spending the afternoon downtown. How do you like to dress up animal print?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Recipe Swap Tuesday ~ Guacamole

One of my favorite snacks is fresh guacamole, and it's super easy to make and enjoy at home. Perfect for movie nights or entertaining.




In a small mixing bowl combine:

2 avocados that have been peeled, pitted, and mashed

1/2 of a small sweet onion, minced

1/4 cup of diced tomatoes

3 tsp. fresh lime juice

1 tsp. garlic salt

Chill for 30 minutes, then serve with tortilla chips




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1. Follow Emily and myself on GFC and Bloglovin
2. Link up your favorite recipes or food related posts
3. Grab our Recipe Swap button and link back to both of our blogs
4. Be sure to visit other blogs and find new recipes!





Monday, July 21, 2014

Blate, Shopping, and Brunching Weekend

And another fabulous weekend bites the dust....



FridayEmily and I had a blate with Bella and Deborah at Downtown Disney. We enjoyed getting to know each other over some wine and Italian food. So much fun meeting some more fellow bloggers.




Saturday was spent lazing around the pool before going to dinner and doing a little shopping. I took advantage of the 7 for $26 panties and $5 lotion at VS and picked up some cute new items at H&M. Always love a good deal!



Sunday-Funday was spent downtown celebrating a friend's b-day over a yummy brunch and bar hopping around the beautiful lake with great friends. So sad to see such a great weekend come to an end....


Joining Leeann and Kimberlee for Monday Morning Gossip

and

Biana for Weekending


and

Lisa and Bella for Weekend Recap
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