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The Meal Prep Blueprint

Are you hearing the term ‘meal prep’ over and over again? When it comes to eating better, meal prepping seems to be the advice everyone likes to give. And there’s a lot of logic behind the reasoning. If you make healthy food for the week, you’ll have healthy food to eat throughout the week. While we will do a post of some fantastic meal prep recipes out there, we wanted to do a post that maps out the basics. We’ll tell you some things to have cooked or chopped and ready, so that you can piece together different meals throughout the week. This way, you won’t find yourself eating the same meal every single day, which some people may find to be boring to the...

Amour Vert: Sustainable Fashion

What drew us to Amour Vert were the beautiful, classic pieces that we couldn’t wait to add to our closets. What kept us coming back was what Amour Vert was all about. Did you know that Amour Vert is all about sustainable fashion? What exactly does that mean? Basically, the company creates pieces while impacting the environment as minimally as possible. Strict standards are held in the decision-making process to produce these lovely pieces. This means that waste is kept minimal, non-toxic dyes are used and clothing in made in the United States. What’s phenomenal is that the company has even come out with new fabrics of its own like beechwood fabric and mulberry silk.   Delphine Silk Wrap Dress, $278 Made with mulberry silk, the woven leaf...

10 Ways to Eat Broccoli

What the what? Why in the world are we writing about 10 different ways to eat broccoli? Because it’s crazy good for you and it’s delicious. And if you don’t think that it’s delicious, it’s probably how you have been eating this cruciferous veggie. If cooked poorly, we agree, broccoli can be an icky and mushy mess. However, if you steam it or roast it just right, you have a winning masterpiece on your plate. See 10 ways to eat up broccoli all year round. We’re sure that it will even inspire you to have some dinner guests over! Broccoli Tips: Stay away from yellowing broccoli, as that means it’s just getting old. Look for vibrant green broccoli with tight buds. Short on time? Get pre-washed, cut broccoli and cook...

The Biggest 2019 Beauty Trends

It’s 2019 and it’s time to start thinking about switching up your beauty routine for the spring season. There are lots of fun trends to try out like glossy eyes, 1990s makeup, and if you dare – baby bangs! All featured beauty products are cruelty-free too! Bold Lips Of course, you can’t go wrong with a classic red lip, but for the spring we are thinking a gorgeous pink hue would be fantastic. Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Cotton Candy, $26   Liquid Exfoliators A simple swipe of the skin will clear away dead skin cells for an instant skin refresher. Glossier Exfoliating Skin Perfector, $24   Eye Gloss You’ll want to take so many selfies with these glossy lids. Milk Makeup Face Gloss, Was $20, Now $10   Baby Bangs Not for the faint of heart, but...

2019 Year of the Pig-Inspired Items

Happy Lunar New Year! Also known as Chinese New Year, this year is all about the pig. Those who fall under the pig sign are thought to be social and generous. To celebrate the new year, we have a roundup on all things pig. From an adorable pig charm to stylish pig clothing (who knew?!?), you’ll definitely want to purchase a few of these items for yourself. Gucci Cotton Pig T-Shirt, $1,100 Leave it to Gucci to make a pig shirt absolutely amazing!!! Thumbsup UK Pig Mug, $19 You’ll want to drink every drink out of this cute pig mug. Sharon Cummings Pig Art, $15.59 Vivid and unique, all eyes will be on this pig when guests enter your home. Nahoot Flying Pig Earrings, $10 Give your ears a tiny pop of pink...

5 Things You Can Start Doing to Help the Environment

Lots of things are happening out there. From icebergs melting away to trash rapidly filling up our waters, it can all seem very overwhelming when we see the pictures, read the articles and watch the videos. What is it that we can do to make less of a footprint on the world around us? If you aren’t ready to go all out and go off the grid, there are lots of smaller steps you can start taking today! Start today by trying one of these five steps and then if you care to, work your way up to more! Reusable Utensils It seems that almost everyone has watched the video with the straw in that poor turtle’s nose. Even Starbucks is planning on getting rid of all...

Fun 2019 Fashion Trends

It’s crazy cold outside right now, which is why we’re turning our focus to more pleasant things, like spring/summer 2019 fashion trends. While we wait for the weather to catch up, here are some of the most fun fashion trends to start looking into. Spring will be here before you know it and you are going to want to look your best! 1. Yellow This bright and sunny hue is a surefire way to bring a big smile to your face. Roland Mouret Swanson Gown, £2,595   2. Tie-Dye We haven’t seen tie-dyes in a while, which makes this so enjoyable. Prabal Gurung Tie-Dyed Wrap Dress, $1,1795   3. Rainbow Rainbows are just so cheery and whimsical. Mary Katrantzou Maxi Skirt, £890   4. Pink & Red Vogue was saying how pink and red is the new black and white and we agree. Joseph...

Down-Alternative Puffer Jackets

Not only are puffer jackets in style, but they are wonderfully functional too! These soft and plush outer pieces are fantastic at fighting the elements. However, we only want to wear ones that are animal-friendly. Good thing companies are listening to what consumers want and are coming out with many very stylish, down alternative offerings. These quality pieces look gorgeous, will keep your warm, and will last for many winters to come! Nanushka Vegan Leather Puffer Coat, $625 This vegan puffer coat looks ridiculously high end, sleek and chic. It is made of buttery vegan leather, has a high collar and front welt pockets.   Aqua Packable Rainbow Puffer, Was $88, Now $69.99 Let’s see, this jacket is warm, packable, water-resistant and lightweight. The list just goes on and on...

New Year, New You: Exercise Self-Care and –Love for 2019

Forget about only focusing on weight loss for the new year. 2019 is the year for self-care and self-love. If you find yourself unbalanced and being pulled and twisted from all directions, it’s time to take a step back and give yourself the attention that you deserve. Once you begin to make yourself feel better, decisions that you make going forward may come easier as you begin to realize what the right path for your life is. Keep reading to see some steps we plan on taking to achieve a more balanced lifestyle going forward.   Sleep Sleep, sleep, and more sleep. We are lacking sleep because…we work too much…we have kids…we watch too many YouTube videos…we [insert pretty much anything right here]. By giving your body more...

Cruelty-Free Brands At Sephora

Sephora is a haven for beauty lovers. And while it’s been known for having a smallish selection of cruelty-free brands, the company has been adding to its roster and the list is slowly, but surely growing. Check out some of our favorite cruelty-free makeup and skincare names, some old, some new, that we love shopping for at this beauty superstore. Herbivore With its beautiful and clean-looking packaging, Herbivore is PETA and Leaping Bunny certified. The line looks so pretty, we just want to buy one of everything! Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Crème, $48     Farmacy Great for everyday use, a gentle cleanser is a must during the cold-weather season since skin tends to dry out easily. Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser, $28     Becca Becca products never cease to amaze us! They have multiple...