• Lifestyle

    Enjoying Summer

    This week I’m taking a break from my usual recipe of the week. I’ve been slacking a bit on the blog posts lately, and that’s simply because I’ve been out enjoying summer. Minnesota’s summers are short lived, and once you get out and feel the warm air you don’t want to go back inside. Our summer’s are around three months, but they can be a bit longer if you end up with a mild spring and/or fall. This season was one of those seasons (so far) and for the first time in a long time I’ve actually enjoyed the hot air and humid days. Because of that, my blog hasn’t…

  • Lifestyle

    Recent Summer Favorites

    I know it’s not officially summer yet, but I’m feeling summer and it’s in full swing in our house. Summer vacations can begin, more outdoor activities, dinners and barbecues on the patio. So many new things to do outside and more to come in the next few months. I have a few new things I’m loving including makeup items I want share! beauty Revlon Colorstay Foundation | My skin has been a wreck lately, if I’m being honest. I’m having so many issues with it and I’m working on getting it back to a better level. Part of the new issues I’m having with my skin is excess oil throughout the…

  • Recipes

    Easy Grilled Shrimp and Veggies | Recipe of the Week

    Memorial Day is this weekend and for many that means the beginning of summer and will spend the weekend at barbecues. The weather is looking a little rainy here this weekend, but if you’re lucky enough to have some nice barbecuing weather here’s an easy recipe to try. I’m not big into grilling and we don’t do it very often at out house. We have counter top griddle and grill that we use more just because it’s more convenient. Shrimp is perfect for adding protein to your daily macros since they’re loaded with it – it always surprises me because they can be so small once cooked. To grill the shrimp…

  • Lifestyle

    Spring Beauty Favorites | April 2016

    Spring has sprung (finally) in Minnesota. We’re getting some beautiful sunny, 70 degree days a few times a week now and I’m loving it. Now that’s it’s warming up, I’m looking forward to doing some training outside. Spring also comes with an overhaul of beauty products I use. Instead of monthly beauty favorites, I’m thinking updates on what I’m loving, when I’m loving will be better and more genuine. I don’t find myself buying new makeup as often anymore so I’m not discovering new favorites like I used to – my wallet is OK with that. A lot of these products I already shared in My Travel Makeup Bag post…

  • Lifestyle

    Polka Dots & Purple Flats | Outfit of the Day

    I thought it would be fun to start sharing some of my outfits of the day, especially the cute business casual ones I wear to work. This outfit had some spring vibes on a mild March 60 degree day here in Minnesota. I wanted to wear my fun polka dot Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle Pants from Old Navy. I love this line from them – I also own quite a few of the the Long Pixie Pants, all from the online petite section. My blouse was also from Old Navy, the Classic Oxford Shirt which I also own in blue. I topped the oxford with a gray sweater from Target. The rose gold statement necklace is from…

  • Lifestyle

    Summer Plans

    Plans for summer are finally starting to come together. Jake and I have been talking about summer plans since March, and for a while we weren’t sure everything we were planning was going to happen, but finally we have made plans and taken time off work for our adventures. The first part of summer was a move at work. My work’s office made a big move a few weeks ago and I’m loving it. My commute has gone down 50 percent since we moved and I have a ton more time in the mornings and in the evenings to get to the gym, get to the grocery store, and all…