September 19, 2014

SkinnyGirl Popcorn Trail Mix Recipe, Easy Snacking

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With a season full of candy & tempting treats around the corner, I've been looking for a better for you snacking option or recipe that I can easily make to help me make a more conscious choice when my house is full of all that candy coated, diet-killing morsels of temptation. Realistically, I know that I won't stay away if I don't allow myself a little wiggle room; so I came up with this easy to make trail mix featuring SkinnyGirl popcorn & chocolate candies so that I have something to turn to when the bags of Halloween candy start calling my name.

I'm one of those sweet & then salty snackers; popcorn is my salty snack of choice, & as for my sweet tooth? Well, we prefer chocolate. Who doesn't, right?! But popcorn can get pretty scary when you consider all of the ingredients & calories that you consume when you eat it. Which is why when I learned about SkinnyGirl popcorn, I was super stoked. With fewer calories (only 25 per cup popped!), no artificial flavors, no artificial colors, no artificial sweeteners, & no high fructose corn syrup, this popcorn is a snack that lets me live a little. #SkinnyGirlSnacks

Ingredients: SkinnyGirl popcorn in Lime & Salt flavor, chocolate candies, raisins, peanuts, cashews, & almonds.

I was able to grab all of my ingredients at my local Walmart. It's so convenient to be able to just grab everything I need in one place, be in & out, & home in no time.

Directions: Pop your SkinnyGirl popcorn. In a large plastic baggie, add all ingredients & shake around gently to combine. Enjoy!

It honestly could not be easier. Or tastier! Even my kids get in on my SkinnyGirl snack action. This Lime & Salt flavor is awesome just on it's own as well as included in this recipe. It adds a fun zesty flavor to a classic snack, but without any added calories. It's perfect for movie night with the family or a night in with the girls. I love that SkinnyGirl is so versatile & fun all on it's own or added into a recipe like this trail mix (that my kids are currently munching away on as they watch Sofia the First. Ha!

How would you enjoy SkinnyGirl popcorn? A night in with girlfriends or maybe movie night with the family? I'd love to hear your popcorn ideas in the comments below.

September 17, 2014

MSW #37, Pink & Vintage

Welcome to Mini Style Wednesday, a weekly link up where child fashion takes center stage. Styling & helping my kids discover their fashion identity as they grow is one of my favorite parts about being a mother. Myself & Chelsea, from, co-host this weekly event where you can link up your kid fashion photos from Instagram or from your blog. Our goal is to inspire other parents & their kids to help express themselves through fashion & explore their personal style. Follow along with us each week & share your kid or baby style posts & Instagram photos.

dress: thrifted, vintage

As Evelyn gets older, it becomes harder for me to find vintage items. Luckily, my Ma happened upon this lovely little pink number. Between Evelyn's soft curls & this blush pink dress, my heart is just so full of all things adorable that I cannot even stand it.

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September 16, 2014

9 Lovely Unique Necklaces

Necklaces are my jewelry of choice. My daughter is at a grabby age which makes earring wear a dangerous gamble. Necklaces however, are usually a safe bet. More often than not, I find myself browsing Etsy's extensive listings for gorgeous, unique necklaces & saving them to my favorites. This week, I thought I'd bring you some of my absolute faves in hopes I'm not alone in my necklace love affair. Head over to where I'm sharing a list of nine to bedazzle your neck.

September 15, 2014

6 Fabulous Fall Manis to Copy

I'm such a sucker for a theme, that more often than not, I try to do my nails in a theme that blends with the season/holiday that we are in. With September being the month where we are welcoming in Fall, I thought I'd gather up some inspirational manis for you to take in to your manicurist this month. Here are six fabulous & fun Fall manicures for you to copy!

Loving this glittery grey combination from Glitter & Nails. Grey is proving to be one of this Fall's most popular colors in fashion, so this mani just screams fashion queen to me.

This Twig & Berries polish from Pretty Bitch is gorgeous. I love the deep red-brown that is a lovely way to show off some Fall love on your nails.

Nood Mood's camo mani is hip & fun. Camo is a huge trend right now & that makes this mani fashion-forward.

Sapphire is September's birth stone & as a September birthday girl, I'm all about the sapphire color around this time. This mani done by Girly Things by E features the Yoga-ta Get This Blue polish by OPI & I am obsessed.

My Women Stuff nails this deep red mani by adding golden glitter to it which feels like a fall breeze blowing those gorgeous leaves in the wind.

I love this sort of reverse French mani in deep colors by Chloe's Nails. It's fun & funky. And your nails will definitely stand out if you were to copy this look.

For more nail inspiration & manicure ideas, be sure to follow me on Pinterest where I have an entire board dedicated to my love of painted nails.

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Weekly Wishes #37

  • Categorize all my blog posts (past & present): I didn't get this done, so I'm bucking down & adding it to this week's to do list. 
  • Update my cover/profile photos on all social media: Working on that today. Late, but it's still happening.
  • Clean out my fridge & pantry: Ha! No, this did not happen. I pretty much had a failure of a week. Not one goal crossed off.

  • Start 30 days of lists: I recently discovered this fun idea & registered for September a bit late. I just figure I'll start with the first prompt & go from there.
  • Organize my Pinterest boards: One of my monthly goals was to focus more on OHD. For me, a large part of this is streamlining my social media. Last week, it was updating my cover/profile photos to give OHD one seamless identity. This week, I'm focusing more on my Pinterest & Etsy (see below).
  • Organize my Etsy faves: My Etsy faves are all over the place right now. As a blogger, I often work with Etsy shops & I want my Etsy presence to be solid, easy to navigate, & give a good feel for my likes & style.

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