Mar 27, 2014

Foodie: Chia Seed Pudding

I have been a pescatarian for 12 weeks! Remember back in January when I only said I would do it for 4 weeks? Look at me now *wink*

To capitalize off my new-found eating habits, I've been experimenting with new recipes. I've been eating raw chia seeds for over 2 years, but I've only eaten them tossed in yogurt. I heard about chia pudding and one day I realized that I had all of the ingredients, so why not try it?

Click "Read More" to see the recipe...

Mar 23, 2014

Sunday Inspiration: You Don't Have Time

I love this quote.
Buddha and many other spiritual guides have said (or alluded) that time is irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. We spend so much "time" (for lack of a better word) obsessing over things we cannot control. We wonder, "If I did this in the past, would I have fared better?" Or, sometimes we think, "If i have that in the future, my life will surely be better!"

Live in the moment. At this very moment, not a minute from now, not 30 seconds from now, not even ten seconds from now - RIGHT NOW, you are alive and well. If you stay present and aware that all you have is now, there would be no need for anxiety about your future or sadness about your past. Live for now.

Do you want to pursue something? Do it now.
Do you want to tell someone something, but you have been waiting on the "right time"? Do it now.
The truth is, time is a figment of our imagination; the past is an illusion and the future doesn't exist. All we have is now.
Whatever your heart desires, do it now, or at least get the ball rolling. Have a great week!

Do you find yourself thinking that you have "time"? 


Mar 10, 2014

New Shoes: Sam & Libby for Target

Available at Target retail stores (similar HERE)

Happy March and Happy Monday! Over the weekend, I ended up at Target, as usual... I think I may be addicted! I didn't buy much (yay me!), but I did score these cute oxford shoes by Sam & Libby. Spring is fast approaching and I must not be caught off guard!

The shoes come in this lovely beige, black and a metallic silver. Check out the whole collection by Sam & Libby; they have so many cute spring shoe options, I know I will be heading back next weekend!

How do you think I should wear these?


Feb 23, 2014

Sunday Inspiration: SPARKLE!

Sunday Inspiration is coming really late today, so consider it Sunday Inspiration/Monday Motivation.

I saw this picture a year or two ago and immediately fell in love with it. It resonated with me, partly because I am an eyewear designer (hence the "sparkle"), but also because it's a simple sentence that's so powerful!

Never let anyone dull YOUR sparkle; you can't dim your light so that others can shine.

Have a great week ahead.

Are you ever afraid to "sparkle"?


Feb 13, 2014

Out & About: Winter's Tale Movie Screening

Yesterday I attended an advance screening of the Warner Brother's motion picture 'Winter's Tale', featuring Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe and more (out on Valentine's Day). The event was co-hosted by City Bakery, who provided hot chocolate, cookies, a v-day goodie bag and a raffle.

On, the film is described as,
"A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her."
I decided to attend merely because of the free hot chocolate; honestly, the film sounded like your regular Valentine's Day love story that I have seen time and time again... Boy was I wrong.

Jan 31, 2014

An H&M Find And A Goal Check-in...

Guess who's posting for the fourth time this month?!

*Points to Self*

First off, can we talk about the hat in the picture above!? I spotted this little gem at the H&M store in Times Square NYC and fell in L-O-V-E! There were only two left, but I went into a heavy debate with myself. The answer to your question is, "Yes." I bought it! I'm glad I picked it up because upon coming home and checking the website, I discovered there were none online.
You can visit your nearest H&M store or check out a similar style HERE.

Now onto my goal updates. In my New Year blog post, I had a list of goals. Well, now that the month has come to a close, I wanted to share some progress:

  • I wanted to become a pescatarian and I have been one for 3 weeks! I feel great actually - not really "missing" anything about meat (which is amazing because I thought I loved chicken.)
  • I wanted to do at least 1 "Sunday Inspiration" post a month and did my first one last week (check it out HERE). 
  • The ultimate blogging goal was to publish at least 4 posts a month. This post is post #4, so BOOM!
  • I challenged myself to do/try something new once a month and this month I tried Korean BBQ for the first time. That was awesome, I'll definitely be going again. 
The other two were connect with bloggers  & read more. I didn't get around to tackling those two, but I still have 11 months to go.

How are you accomplishing your New Year goals?


Jan 27, 2014

My January Favorites

I feel like I was just blogging about my New Year goals, now I'm already at my January favorites. I don't know about you all, but to me, time sure does seem to be flying!

Here's a shot of some of my favorite things from January:

  1. Aquaphor: This is the holy grail for my winter dry skin! It works wonders!
  2. Cover FX Face Primer: This primer goes on after my moisturizer and before my makeup. I used it only under my sephora water based foundation (not pictured) because it controls the shine.
  3. MAC's Cyber: Absolutely beautiful color for the winter months. It's dark and sexy... just like me! 
  4. Serious Skincare Glycolic Gommage: I recieved this as a sample in a Birchbox and I will definitely purchase the full size when I am done. It describes itself as an "extreme renewal exfoliating facial" and that it is. My skin always feels soft and rejuvenated after washing off this mask.
  5. Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Mocha: I've only worn this foundation three times, I am still unsure about my final say. For now, I really like it. It's very matte and has a great color payoff for a drugstore foundation. Review to come.
  6. Cosmopolitan Magazine
  7. Merona Cobalt Blue satchel: I bought this bag from Target a week ago, but the verdict is still out. I have included it in my favorite things simply because of the gorgeous color! Lets see how it wears...
So, that's all folks!

What are some of your January favorites?


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