What’s in my Purse?!

I’m a bag lady. By bag lady, I don’t mean that I have a lot of bags. Well, sometimes I do. But what I mean in this case is that I always carry a ridiculously large, extremely heavy bag with me everywhere I go. And it’s full of a million things. I’m kinda known for it. If for some reason I bring a small satchel somewhere instead, someone always makes the comment, “Wow! I’ve never seen you without your big bag!” Get the picture? I love my big bag. I need it. I need something strong and sturdy to carry the ridiculous amount…

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Shrimp Zoodles with V/GF Walnut Alfredo Sauce

GUYS. I’m so excited about this recipe, I can’t even handle it. I’m honestly really surprised about how in love I am with a lunch/dinner recipe. Let me back up. Usually I spend all of my time toying with dessert recipes because I’m obsessed with desserts, and I feel like the creative possibilities are endless. I loooove to healthify my favorite sweet treats, and it’s SO satisfying when it comes out right. My main meals of the day aren’t usually very exciting in my opinion because I tend to stick to the same types of meals week after week. I love ’em, so I never…

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IT’S PRIMETIME: Top Face Primers for Oily Skin

FACE PRIMERS! I get a lot of questions about primers. “Do I really need a face primer? What does it even do? What’s the best one?” Not everyone needs to use a face primer. It depends on your skin type and how you like your foundation to look. I’ve also found that most primers are really hit or miss. Basically, a primer is either going to do amazing things for your makeup, do nothing, or make your foundation a greasy, patchy mess. In the second two cases, it’s definitely better to go without a primer than to use one just for the sake of using…

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Weight Loss Teas: Miracle or Scam?

Weight loss teas: to buy or not to buy? My answer? DO NOT BUY! My friends and family members ask me this question all the time. They snap a pic of a tea promising to help reduce their appetites, flatten their bellies, or make them lose weight in X amount of days, and they ask me if it works. I have never tried a weight loss tea, and I don’t have to try one in order to know what ingredients are used, to understand why people think they work, and to realize that they’re a scam. So, why don’t I like weight loss teas? Let me begin by…

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Weekend Getaway, Changing Traditions, & Taking a Break

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE! Well, it probably won’t still be the Fourth by the time anyone actually reads this, but still. Know that I’m thinking of you now! 🙂 This year, the Fourth of July was much different for me than ever before. As you know if you know me / have read any of my previous posts about holidays, I’m BIG on tradition. I cling desperately to my traditions, especially when they have to do with holidays, and I basically freak out if anything puts them at risk. It’s kindaaaa ridiculous. I had a 6 hour long drive…

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