Category Archives: Health

Surprise! I’m …

PREGNANT! 33 weeks pregnant to be exact.

I’m definitely one of those people who likes to hold my information close to myself. I barely even wanted to tell family  … not because I was ashamed but because it was my business to tell. But anyone who has had their parents’ first grandchild knows that the news seems to find its way out anyway.

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This was me trying to be in control of loose lips 😂

After telling family, there was the whole debacle of when to share the news on social networks. A part of me wanted to post weekly updates because they were cute and pregnant women received a lot of love from their online friends. But there was another part of me that didn’t really care about that. Again, I’m a private person. So I settled on a compromise! I decided that I would finally make my mother to be status public when I completed my maternity photo shoot. And I stuck to that.

The amount of love and support I received was overwhelming, in a good way! I’m sure there’s plenty of moms to be who wonder if they should share their pregnancy with the public and honestly it’s a personal choice! Do whatever makes you comfortable.

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I’m not sure how much I’ll share with the world after giving birth – who knows, this blog could easily turn into a mommy blog. I guess we’ll just wait and see!

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Skin Update

It has been over a month of me following my new skin care routine and I couldn’t be happier.

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My skin has cleared up tremendously and has been so easy to maintain! During this past month I’ve had minimal problems or breakouts.

Again – the products I use include Pacifica Kale Water, Herbalism, Tea Tree Water and Vanishing Cream. I recommend each product individually and together as a skin care regime this summer, because these summer days ain’t no joke!

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What Color Makes You Happy?

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Years ago this boy I was seeing at the time asked me “What color makes you happy?” 

Initially his question caught me off guard. I was use to the whole “what’s your favorite color and food” questionnaire from boys – you know those basic conversations – so I kinda just sat there froze.

#1 my brain was like “mmm mmm mmm this man is deep!” 😍

And, #2 I had never thought about colors in the sense of emitting feelings and emotions.

So it took me a while to answer. I closed my eyes and I ran all the colors of the rainbow through my head. Then I imagined myself on a day where everything was gray and dull. I asked myself, “what’s the one thing, that if it had color, would make this day 100 times brighter?” And that’s when I knew.

The color that brings me pure joy and happiness is green.

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I was asked this question nearly 5 years ago and it’s something that hasn’t escaped me. On days when I’m feeling lost and depressed, I go out into nature because green plants and trees center, calm, and balance me. Before that color conversation with “Mr. Deep” I didn’t know why I liked being outdoors a lot but now I do.

** It may also explain why I like money so much 💵😝 JK

But honestly, if you’ve never thought about what colors bring joy to your life I suggest that you do. It’ll put a lot into perspective and may even help you manage your mood during your most shittiest of days. With our day to day stresses and depressions, it’s important to add slivers of happiness where we can.

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xoxo,

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Pubescent Skin Problems at 24

Every month I’m plagued with an increase in hormones that like to debut themselves to the world in the form of pimples. I’ve been struggling with breakout prone skin since middle school and just when I thought I had it under control – boom 💥- another change in hormones, which I’ll talk about much later.

For the past few years I’ve been using Lush Handmade Cosmetics to tackle my oily skin. The clay cleansers provide a deep but gentle scrub, the toner supplies nutrients, and the moisturizer replenishes and balances my skin.

But like I said some things have changed and these pimples are getting quite disrespectful.

So I’ve decided to add something new to my regimen.

[ One thing you should know is that when you find your skin care routine no longer working, the rule is to remove one product or add one product. Switching up your entire face care routine could be quite dramatic for your skin. And also to pinpoint what products work and do not work you need to be patient because it takes 28 days for skin cells to renew. So whatever you’re using you want to give it enough time to show you some results. ]

In middle school I used to wash my face with straight rubbing alcohol because it would dry out every blemish on my face. And I loved it! But now that I’m older (and wiser) I know one should not apply rubbing alcohol to their face. So I searched for something similar instead; a product that would cleans, diminish pimples, but also add nutrients to my skin instead of drying me out. And I discovered Pacifica water based cleansers. I chose the Kale Water cleanser because it’s meant for breakout prone skin, which I definitely have.

As I mentioned previously, I am adding the Kale Water to my regimen. I will continue to wash my face daily with Herbalism, tone up with Tea Tree Water, and moisturize with Vanishing Cream (all Lush’s products).

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Below you’ll see my current breakout and in about a month I’ll show you updates of my skin. Hopefully I’ll have success.

I’m no skin care expert, so wish me luck!

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Texas Toast Pizza

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I used:

– 2 slices of garlic Texas Toast
– 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
– 2 tbsp of Prego Traditional Sauce
– Spinach
– Mushrooms
– Tomatoes

First I preheated the oven to 425 degrees. While the oven was warming up I began to prep my veggies. I cut 3 small mushrooms into slices and cut two thin slices of tomatoes. I also rinsed off a handful of fresh spinach.

Then I took the Texas a Toast out of the freezer and placed them each down on a metal pan lined with aluminum foil. Once the oven reached the desired temperature, I cooked the Texas Toast for 2 minutes on each side.

After 4 collective minutes I took the toast out of the oven to begin making the pizza. First I put 1 tablespoon of tomato sauce on each piece of toast. Then I sprinkled on the shredded cheese just like you would when making a real pizza. (You can definitely use mozzarella instead, I’m just a sharp cheddar kind of girl.)

Once the basics were done I began to add my toppings. Feel free to go overboard on the veggies. After all of the toppings were down I returned the pizza to the oven for 3-5 minutes. At this point the cheese was nicely melted!

I removed the pizzas from the oven and let them sit for about 2 minutes. During this time I whipped together a spinach and tomato Caesar salad. Before plating the pizza I cut each Texas Toast in half to make it easier to devour.

This was super easy to do and freaking delicious. Enjoy!

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