Wednesday, November 27, 2013

What I Want #7

Hi everyone! With the holiday season already here, I have been on the lookout for some cute holiday decor for my home. This is my first holiday at my current house (I actually moved in around Christmas last year but I didn't really get to decorate since I was more focused on unpacking and getting settled) and I have been finding so many things at Target, West Elm, and Anthropologie. However, nothing I have found and liked so far is really holiday related so I'm trying to withhold from buying any of it...for now..we'll see what happens black friday.

For example, I found these adorable toss pillows at West Elm:
Like I mentioned in previous posts, I am really into woodland themed things right now! I already own some toss pillows that these particular ones would make a great addition to but I really want to find some awesome holiday pillows and decor:) If any of you know where I can find some, let me know!

Talk to you soon! xx

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tucker Tuesday + Thanksgiving Plans

Hi everyone! today was pretty busy for me since I was at school all day and with the semester coming to an end, I have a bunch of final projects due and a plethora of finals to study for. Even though I was absolutely exhausted and mentally drained (I was at school for about 10 hours today), I came home to the cutest, happiest little pup in the world and instantly had a rush of energy again. Do any of you pet parents feel that instant burst of happiness,after a tough day, the moment you see your animal? Tucker always has that affect on me! Anyway, I felt bad for the little guy being stuck inside all day so I brought him down to his favorite park to play with all of his best friends:) turned out he was still pretty exhausted from a hike he and Jeice went on the other day so he was ready to go after about an hour and a half.

*Tucker and Jeice go on a hike.

Now we're both relaxing at home. Well he's relaxing, I'm catching up on work and finalizing my Thanksgiving menu/making sure I have everything I need so I can do some last minute grocery shopping in the morning if I have to. This is my first time hosting Thanksgiving and I'm actually pretty excited:) If you have any tips, please leave it in a comment down below! it would be greatly appreciated.

Talk to you soon! xx

Friday, November 22, 2013

#FOTD: Drugstore Products!

Hi everyone! As far as makeup goes,  I like spicing things up every once in awhile for events or special nights out but I generally like to keep my face super simple, casual, and neutral. I didn't realize it until after the fact, but my everyday face consists of mainly drugstore products except for lipstick and blush which I like changing up frequently. I'm taking a break from buying makeup since I have way too much and use way too little so it's the perfect time to start using things up:) Today I decided to use all drugstore products so here's my face of the day:

1. For foundation I used CG's 3-in-1foundation. I've written about this before and it's definitely still my favorite drugstore foundation! It's easy to apply and the coverage is awesome.

2.To cover up the tiny bit of redness left after applying foundation, I like using the l'oreal true match concealer. I have been using this the past year and I keep it in my makeup mag when I'm out and about just in case. This blends really well!

3. I like to brighten my undereyes with maybelline's dream lumi concealer. I like how it's subtle enough to brighten up the area and still look natural. 

4.To keep my eyebrows in place, I use maybelline's great lash clear gel. Those of you have been around for awhile know that I recently purchased this product for the first time ever not too long ago. I'm loving it so far:)

5.I have never tried Wet N Wild mascara before but I picked up the megaimpact mascara awhile back and didn't try it out until the other day. I haven't decided whether or not I love it but it definitely helps lengthen and add volume to my lashes! My heart still belongs to l'oreal telescopic as far as drugstore mascaras go.

6. For eyeliner I like to switch between gel, liquid, and pencil depending on my mood. Today I opted for a pencil liner so I used one by milani.  I haven't had any problems with it, pigmentation is great, and I've been using it for awhile now. Definitely my favorite drugstore eyeliner pencil!

7. I never really wear eyeshadow on a daily basis but today I decided to use my maybelline color tattoo in Bad to the Bronze. I love the way this looks on its own<3

8. I skipped blush for today and opted to use a baked bronzer by milani to add some dimension to my face. I really like how this product adds more of a glow rather than a glitter effect. Side note, I'm not a big fan of glitter on anything but maybe my nails so I really dislike when products are gorgeous in color but are tainted with glitter.

9. To add some color to my overall look, I applied the maybelline color whisper in berry ready. I am obsessed with this!

What does your everyday face usually consist of?

Talk to you soon! xx

Thursday, November 21, 2013

99 Random Questions

Hi everyone! Hope you are all having an awesome week so far:) I have been part of the blogging community for about a month now and I honestly don't remember the last time I was so proud to be a part of something like this! Everyone I have met so far has been so sweet and welcoming and I just wanted to thank you all for that<3 I know have some new readers so I'm going to take today to answer some random questions to let you all know a little more about me and I'd love to know a little more about YOU so feel free to answer any of these in a comment down below!
1:Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed? Open...mainly because my closet is currently doorless.
2:Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel? I do not. I usually bring enough shampoo and conditioner to last my whole trip and I make it a goal to not have to bring any back when its time to go home. Is that weird??
3:Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out? Out. I move around a lot when I sleep so there's not point for tucked in sheets.
4:Have you ever stolen a street sign before? nope.
5:Do you like to use post-it notes? LOVE post-it notes:) i use them for everything.
6:Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?guilty.  
7:Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees? neither! but i guess if i absolutely had to choose, bear.
8:Do you have freckles? I do not. freckles are cute...sometimes I wish I did.
9:Do you always smile for pictures? No. I'm actually really awkward when it comes to pictures.
10:What is your biggest pet peeve? when people lie straight to my face when I know for a fact they're lying.
11:Do you ever count your steps when you walk? no. I walk a lot haha i'd lose count!
12:Have you ever peed in the woods? never had to.
13:What about pooped in the woods? nope
14:Do you ever dance even if theres no music playing? story of my life!
15:Do you chew your pens and pencils? sometimes
16:How many people have you slept with this week? um.
17:What size is your bed? queen. 
18:What is your Song of the week? Wildfire by John Mayer
19:Is it okay for guys to wear pink? wear whatever you want guys!
20:Do you still watch cartoons? not so much.
21:Whats your least favorite movie? Twilight. please don't judge me.
22:Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some? I'm not telling
23:What do you drink with dinner? Water or tea
24:What do you dip a chicken nugget in? Ranch 
25:What is your favorite food? LOVE japanese food.
26:What movies could you watch over and over and still love? Shawshank Redemption, Blazing Saddles, Lion King :)
27:Last person you kissed/kissed you? K. (he will be kept to an initial because he's private like that)
28:Were you ever a boy/girl scout? I was not
29:Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine? no.
30:When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper? I wrote a little thank you note the other day, does that count?
31:Can you change the oil on a car? yes I can but I never do.
32:Ever gotten a speeding ticket? Nope
33:Ever ran out of gas? Nope. 
34:Favorite kind of sandwich? Not really a sandwich person but I love grilled cheese with smoked gouda. YUM!
35:Best thing to eat for breakfast? I like greek yogurt with honey and granola
36:What is your usual bedtime? lately anywhere between 11 & 1
37:Are you lazy? I have my moments.
38:When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween? lots of different things. My favorites were nala and jasmine. 
39:What is your Chinese astrological sign? I'm a rabbit. 
40:How many languages can you speak? 2 but I'm currently teaching myself a third:)
41:Do you have any magazine subscriptions? no
42:Which are better legos or lincoln logs? Legos!
43:Are you stubborn? Sometimes. Although some of my friends might say, very.
44:Who is better...Leno or Letterman? hmm. maybe leno because I was in the audience once. it was when matthew mcconaughey was a guest<3
45:Ever watch soap operas? ain't nobody got time for that.
46:Are you afraid of heights? nope!
47:Do you sing in the car? all the time!
48:Do you sing in the shower? Yep
49:Do you dance in the car? haha yeah. air drums too!
50:Ever used a gun? water and paintball.
51:Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer? Awhile ago. I do have a photoshoot coming up in a couple weeks though :) 
52:Do you think musicals are cheesy? Pshhh no. I like musicals!
53:Is Christmas stressful? Not for me
54:Ever eat a pierogi? No because I don't even know what that is.
55:Favorite type of fruit pie? APPLE.
56:Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid? I wanted to be an elementary school teacher or a nurse.
57:Do you believe in ghosts? no
58:Ever have a Deja-vu feeling? YES! 
59:Take a vitamin daily? i do.
60:Wear slippers? no. when i'm at home i wear the comfy home booties.
61:Wear a bath robe? no.
62:What do you wear to bed? usually a cami and boy shorts.
63:First concert? N Sync. 
64:Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart? Target. duh!
65:Nike or Adidas? Nike<3
66:Cheetos Or Fritos? cheetos. fritos smell like feet.
67:Peanuts or Sunflower seeds? peanuts.
68:Ever hear of the group Tres Bien? not until this question.
69:Ever take dance lessons?only for a majority of my life.
70:Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing? Something that he is passionate about.
71:Can you curl your tongue? yes.
72:Ever won a spelling bee? no, but I made it through a couple rounds in elementary school!
73:Have you ever cried because you were so happy? yes.
74:Own any record albums? I do not.
75:Own a record player? no.
76:Regularly burn incense? No. 
77:Ever been in love? YES<3
78:Who would you like to see in concert? John Mayer.
79:What was the last concert you saw?I don't remember. I think it was a local band.
80:Hot tea or cold tea? Hot tea. sounds delicious right about now!
81:Tea or coffee? both.
82:Sugar or snickerdoodles? Sugar 
83:Can you swim well?Yes I can
84:Can you hold your breath without holding your nose? this not supposed to be normal?
85:Are you patient? Very. got it from my Dad!
86:DJ or band, at a wedding? band.
87:Ever won a contest? Yeah
88:Ever have plastic surgery? No and I don't plan to.
89:Which are better black or green olives? greeeeen. 
90:Can you knit or crochet? No but it would be interesting to learn.
91:Best room for a fireplace? Living room for everyone to enjoy!
92:Do you want to get married? Eventually. 
93:If married, how long have you been married? never been married.
94:Who was your HS crush? I had more than one. I don't remember any.
95:Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way? No and I change my pet peeve answer to this!
96:Do you have kids? Yes if Tucker and Jeice count. Fur babies<3
97:Do you want kids? One day.
98:Whats your favorite color? Pink but i do have a lot more favorites.
99:Do you miss anyone right now? Yes.

Hooray for tags!
Again, I want to say thank you to everyone who has stumbled across my little space on the internet<3 I appreciate every single one of you!

Talk to you soon! xx

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

What I Want #6

Hi everyone! I started planning out my Christmas shopping list and I couldn't resist finding some things for myself in the process. However, I am going to do my best and not give in (like I did earlier this week, no thanks to the Forever 21 F&F event ;) and just wish I had these things. One of the items I came across was this loose-fitting sweater with a bow on one of the shoulders.

Not only does it look extremely girly but it also looks really comfy. I love comfy tops, especially comfy sweaters since they're easy to swear and loose enough to still look feminine, not frumpy. This sweater paired with leggings and boots or even jeans and wedges would be absolutely adorable! You can find this sweater here.

If you are a new reader, check out my first what I want post where I briefly discuss more about this series:) and thank you so much for stopping by!

Do any of you have the same problem as me when it comes to gift buying? or are you pretty good at sticking to your shopping list?

Talk to you soon! xx

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tucker Takes Over

HI, the name's Tuck and I'm takin' over my mom's blog today!  We went out on our usual morning walk so I could take care of business. It was really weird though because it was cold out and mom put a sweater on me. I was confused and embarrassed because mom never puts clothes on me. In fact, I remember her saying she would never put me in a sweater so what the bone, mom?!? OH and not only was it a sweater but it was a sweater with a hood that has antlers on it. I chew on antlers not wear them, but thanks for tryin' mom! Don't be surprised if it mysteriously goes missing, I promise it won't be because of me. Or will it? Anywho, we got back home and mom fed me my delicious breakfast and I kept moshing on her laptop while she was trying to type out her thoughts for today until she finally gave in and let me take over.  Muahahaha my plan worked!! I always get away with things like that because I've got my mom wrapped around my paws. Well, depending on what it is I can get away with most things if I shoot her this look and it almost always works like a charm:

Welp, I gotta get ready for a hike to chase some rabbits and birds. Thanks for reading my sweater rant! Would any of you put your dogs in clothes?! 

This was fun. Catch ya later!!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Forever 21/Cotton On haul

Hi everyone! Just wanted to share a couple things that I found while out and about today since I got some great deals. I wasn't planning on buying anything but I couldn't resist! I was able to limit myself to basics or things I knew I have wanted for awhile which definitely took A LOT of willpower.

My first stop was Forever 21. I used to LOVE this store but I stopped shopping here for awhile since I got annoyed with how hard it was to find things. I was lured in today because of an e-mail I got saying they were having a 15% off regular priced items Friends & Family event. I walked in for the first time in forever (pun intended ;) and found a couple things before that overwhelming annoyance took over again. I've accepted the fact that Forever 21 will always have a love/hate relationship. Anyway, I love the 3 pieces that I found!

The first item is a pair of brick/taupe woven shorts. The color combination of brick/taupe/aqua makes this perfect for fall and can even transition into other seasons. I love the print and the fact that they're super comfy:) They kind of look like pajamas but they're not. The next item is a rust, pleathery type skirt. I mainly got it because of the color and the material. I don't own anything of either so I thought it would make a cute piece to add to my closet and it looks great on! The last thing I got was a black l/s knit crop top that has a cut out by each elbow. I really like the cut outs because it gives something so basic that extra also pairs nicely with the rust skirt. Like I mentioned, everything was 15% off so I spent less than $40 for these 3 items. Not bad!

After Forever 21, I stopped by Typo to pick up a new notebook to jot down my blogging ideas. I've been using post its lately and my room has just become a big mess of post its with blogging topics, to-do lists and other reminders. I found a notebook but I was suckered into shopping through Cotton On (same company) before I left since the sales guy told me that if I spend $40 today I'll get $15 off my next purchase and since I'm THAT customer, I definitely spent the $40. Oh and on a sidenote, anyone else as excited as I am that foxes and stags are a thing now? Typo had so many fox/stag themed things and I was tempted to buy them all<3 but I didn't. Yet.
Alright so I picked up what I originally walked in for. The notebook cover was just too adorable and it was on sale so why not. I also picked up a new phone case. Don't know if you can tell from the picture but it says, "oh for fox sake" with a little fox on it so I just had to. Then from Cotton On I picked up a pair of black flats that have bows on them because they were only $10 and I was in need of black flats. The last things I got were a basic, prune colored cami and a plain white crop top. It is still warm where I live so I can still get away with tanktops without freezing. I do plan on layering with these though.

If you couldn't already tell, I love basic pieces:) They're really easy to style and to accessorize. 

So much for me not buying clothes. I was doing so well until the whole discount thing lol! Anyone else THAT customer? I know I can't be the only one. 

Talk to you soon! xx

Friday, November 15, 2013

Tucker : Pets Are People Too linkup

Hi guys! Some of you already know that I save Tuesdays for posts relating to Tucker but I decided on an extra for this week because those of you who have been following my blog for awhile know I absolutely love my dog. For those of you who are new or just dropping by, hello and welcome!:) you too will find out  soon and fast that Tucker is my world<3 He's my little fur baby! You can meet Tucker here.

I found this blog linkup hosted by two of my favorite bloggers and immediately had to join in, obviously!

Anyway, this was perfect timing because I was just reorganizing photos on my laptop and couldn't help but gush over how fast my little fur baby has grown! There were a few in particular that stood out to me that I wanted to share with the rest of you. This is Tucker when he was just a little guy at 3mos. old (he's 9 months now) playing tug with his big brother, Jeice: (Jeice is my best friend's dog, we decided to call them brothers since we're pretty much family)
They have gotten along SO well since day one. Jeice even acts like a big brother, being all disgruntled about having to take a picture...
but he'll humor us and take the picture anyway:)
This was Tucker's first time at the beach! his face <3 poor little guy was terrified but I'm glad to report that the beach is one of his favorite places to explore now(as you can see below). We luckily live in southern California so we almost always have perfect beach weather and yes, we do visit the beach quite often!

I can go on for days but this would be one super long post! With all the pictures I just recently rediscovered, you will definitely be seeing more of Tucker.(& Jeice)

eh..why not one more before you go? :)

Talk to you soon! xx

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sweater Weather Tag!

Hi everyone! I decided to do the sweater weather tag :) I have seen this floating around and when I came across this again on Style Life Lovely, I figured I waited long enough and it was time to finally do it!

1. Favorite candle scent?
Snowed In from Bath and Body works. I'm more into winter scents right now and I like to pretend it snows where I live :)

2. Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
Tie between coffee and tea. It depends on my mood.

3. Best fall memory?
There are quite a few but one in particular was when I younger, I used to live in a neighborhood where the leaves would actually change color and fall off their branches and it would just look like fall which was gorgeous now that I think about it. All of us kids in the neighborhood would rake up leaves in our front yards to make piles and we would make a contest of it lol then we would throw the leaves around and make a big mess around the neighborhood again. It sounds kind of lame but it was soooo much fun at the time. We don't get seasons in socal! we do what we can with what we have lol

4. Do you prefer dark lips or winged eyeliner?
Dark lips for sure. I still struggle with winged eyeliner.

5. Best fall fragrance?
Well its not necessarily fall but I love Taylor Swift's Wonderstruck. All day everyday.

6. Favorite Thanksgiving food?
anything potato! not a huge fan of turkey but I'll usually give it a shot if 1)my sister is in charge of it or 2)the majority forces me to.

7. What's autumn like where you live?
It never really looks like autumn. We don't get seasons :(

8. Most worn sweater?
An olive green knit sweater from Zara. Its so comfy and looks good with everything!

9. Must have nail polish?
Hmm….no brand in particular but I tend to gravitate toward the darker green or berry shades in the fall.

10. Football games or jumping in leaf piles?
football games!

11. Skinny jeans or leggings?
leggings….if only they were acceptable as pants! but I'll purposely pair them with tops that'll cover my bum. I rarely wear jeans in general. I'm more of a dresses/skirts kind of girl!

12. Combat boots or Ugg boots?
combat. fo' sho.

13. Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?
yes. very much so!

14. Favorite fall tv show?
I don't really watch t.v.  but I LOVE HIMYM and the walking dead:)

15. What song gets you into the fall spirit?
Well, this isn't really a fall song and I can't really think of any songs that put me into the fall spirit BUT Wildfire by John Mayer is my jam right now! OH and of course, Sweater Weather by the Neighbourhood<3

I'd like to tag all of you! if you do this tag, please link it down below. 
Can't wait to read your answers!

Talk to you soon! xx

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

What I Want: Wednesdays #5

Hi everyone! I can't believe I'm already on wiw: w#5! This means I have already been blogging for about a month now:) aww.../end-random-thought.

Anyway, since the weather has been getting cooler here, I have been looking for sweaters and outerwear to eventually add to my closet.  I found this Wildfox Fox Face Sequin sweater at and immediately put it on my wishlist for Christmas! I mean, how adorable is this?!

I would love to style it with a circle skirt and accessorize with booties and simple gold jewelry.  This would also look amazing as part of a layered look! Speaking of layers, I've been doing a bit of layering lately and I'm thinking about doing a couple outfits of the week posts featuring that so keep an eye out for those :)

Animal sweaters for fall<3 Are you in love with this trend as much as I am?

Talk to you soon! xx

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

For Pet Parents | Salmon Oil

Happy Tuesday everyone! This morning I fed my little fur baby his breakfast and mixed in his daily dose of salmon oil. Just like humans, dogs benefit from omega-3 fatty acids as well. Not only does it help keep lubricate their skin and fur soft, but it also helps their joints, brain development, and organ health. Sure, Omega-3 can be found in a lot of pet food already but not in sufficient amounts so it can be extremely beneficial to add to their diet.

I have tried 3 different brands of salmon oil and the one I like the most (and I'm assuming Tuck does too) is the "Mmmm...Salmon Sauce" by I And Love And You. I really like how it doesn't smell as fishy as the other the ones, in fact, it doesn't really smell at all. I have been using it for about a month now and have seen great improvement in Tucker's coat! His skin has been dry lately so it was a relief to see the reduced amount of flakiness. I had to stop giving him salmon oil for a little while because the one I used before gave him diarrhea (tmi...sorry) and I thought it was salmon oil in general but turns out it was just the brand and that's why I switched.

I have been trying different products from I And Love And You because of reasons that you can find in my previous post, here...I love everything this company is about:) *and no, this is NOT sponsored.

It is so hard to find companies out there who truly care about animal health. I am so happy to have found one that does! To me, Tucker is more than a pet, he's family and he deserves to be happy and healthy.

**I am in no way a professional about this sort of stuff so make sure to consult your vet before starting anything like this.**

Talk to you soon! xx

Monday, November 11, 2013

Mini Makeup Haul

Hi everyone! I ran to the store today to pick up some things and because I'm a blogger I felt the need to share it lol what can I say?! I know I'm not the only one!  #bloggerlife.

1. The first thing I picked up (& the only reason why I need to stop by the store anyway) was for the Great Lash eyebrow gel. I haven't tried this product yet but I've heard that it works pretty well. I never really paid too much attention to my eyebrows until recently so we'll see how it goes. I'm new to the eyebrow thing so if you have any tips or certain products you like to use, please let me know!

2. Right next to the lash gel was their eyeshadow so I decided to pick up the 24hr color tattoo in Bad to the Bronze. The only other shade I own from this collection is Tough as Taupe and I really like the formula so I thought, why not? I heard this looks great on its own and as a base. 

3. Strolling down the aisle a little more I found the lip products. I have been a HUGE fan of the color whispers ever since they came out but I have only owned 3 shades and for some reason would repurchase just those 3 instead of branching out and trying others. I decided today was going to be the day to change that, so instead of picking cherry on top, rose of attraction, or made-it mauve, I chose the shade berry ready. It is a gorgeous color for fall and winter!!

4. Next, I picked up the Baby Lips medicated balm in soothing sorbet. With the weather acting the way it has, my lips have been getting dry more frequently so I thought this would be perfect to keep in my car to help keep my lips soft, hydrated, and smooth.

5. Lastly, I got the cocoa butter Vaseline lip therapy. This stuff is ah-mazing! I put in on my lips at night and it helps keep my lips hydrated throughout the night. I also apply this in the morning before I apply any other lip products.

Guess I've got a thing for Maybelline products at the moment! I've been shopping more drugstore brands lately since they have all definitely stepped up from where they were a few years ago and they just keep getting better. Let me know if you have tried any of these products and what you think of them. 

Talk to you soon! xx

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Getting Fit!

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday so far:) I have been on a huge health kick lately so that is pretty much what inspired today's post. I am a busy girl with work, school, a dog, a blog and a social life I like to keep up with and I do what I can to not let those things interrupt me from eating better and staying active. I used to eat out A LOT before just because it was easy and I didn't really take the time to make anything at home because the thought of dishes really bothered me. In addition, my exercise only consisted of taking Tucker out for walks or on a hike and occasional jogs. I didn't like the result of my actions and I just felt miserable so I decided to do something about it and I am SO glad I did! 

I am more active now than I have ever been and I haven't really gone out to eat. With those two changes alone I've seen tremendous results! I have been taking the time to cook at home which has been really helpful because I have been able to pick and choose what and how much of something goes into my body. I am currently in school for Public Health so the more I learn about wellness, nutrition and exercise, the more I like to incorporate those things into my life. I make it a point to get some sort of exercise daily because nothing good will come from sitting on my butt all day! I set a goal for myself and I know it's going to take a lot of work to get there but I know I will definitely appreciate this when I get older. As a result for achieving that goal, I'm going to let myself go on a little shopping spree. It's not bad to set up a little incentive is it? :) Besides, I get to save some money in the process! 

I am really into cardio and pilates right now and I love having great music to workout to! I change out my playlist often but this is my favorite playlist at the moment:

John Mayer- Wildfire
OneRepublic- Counting Stars
Ke$ha- C'Mon
Macklemore-  Can't Hold Us
Katy Perry- Roar
Justin Timberlake- TKO
Zedd ft. Hayley Williams- Stay The Night
Krewella- Alive
Krewella- Live For the Night
Paramore- Still Into You
Tim Berg (Avicii edit)- Seek Bromance

I'd like to know what you favorite workout songs are! Leave them in a comment below. Also, how do you like to stay fit?

Talk to you soon! xx

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Peanut Butter/Oatmeal+Chocolate Chip cookies

Hi everyone! I want to share this quick, easy, and better for you cookie recipe that I have been obsessed with lately. I had to do some baking this morning because we're having a dessert potluck at work and since I have been doing a great job of staying away from cupcakes, brownies, cake and all the other good stuff, I wanted to make something that isn't extremely unhealthy but still yummy. I usually eyeball my measurements when I bake so this isn't 100% accurate but its close enough! Most of you may be familiar with this already, if so I'd love to read about what you use if it's different from this, I like having a variety of options :)

peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies:
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
1 1/4 Cup quick oats
1/2 Cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. baking soda
handful dark chocolate chips (I use ghirardelli chips!)

1. Preheat oven to 350degrees and prep cookie sheet.
2. Mix peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy.
3. Add the egg until blended, mix in the oats, then baking soda.
4. Sprinkle a handful of chocolate chips.
5. Drop tablespoons of mixture onto cookie sheet about an inch apart and bake for approximately 7 minutes.
6. Let them cool off and enjoy:)

Like I mentioned, this is extremely easy and quick. I really like how filling these are!  The chocolate chips definitely help satisfy my sweet tooth without having to indulge in something super sweet.

Let me know what your favorite sweets are:)

Talk to you soon! xx

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Favorite Cold Weather Accessories

Hi everyone! it is finally starting to cool off a little bit in southern California so I was extremely happy to finally wear a couple of my all time favorite cold weather essentials for more than five minutes today :) I say cold weather because to be honest, we don't really have fall or winter here! My two all-time favorite accessories for cooler weather are:

1. Beanies!! specifically the ones that have the little pompom or little ball on top. I used to be more of a fan of the slouchy ones, and I still am, but lately I have really been into these. I was running late this morning and didn't have time to do my hair so I threw a beanie on and it made the perfect accidental addition to my outfit. I forgot how much I love beanies and the styles are adorable this season. The two down below are my go-tos and are currently available at Forever 21 in case any of you are interested!

2.  Boots! I don't discriminate against any style in particular but I am loving the combat boot trend right now. Well, combat boots and ankle boots are my absolute favorites at the moment! I love how they can be worn with anything. I especially love the way they look with dresses! These are my newest boots that recently made their way into my collection. I have been wearing these so much recently!

I'm hoping this cooling trend will continue, I have a lot of warmer clothing and accessories that I am looking forward to style and wear!

What are your favorite cold weather accessories?  Let me know<3

Talk to you soon xx

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

What I Want: Wednesdays#4

Hi everyone! I found this black Leroy Street Davies bag while shopping on and it was love at first sight. I am in currently in the process of trying to stop carrying the entire world with me and downsized to a small Michael Kors bag but this one looks like it would be the perfect size. The only larger items I carry with me are a water bottle and whatever book I'm reading at the time, which I usually have to hand carry since my MK bag is too small. On a sidenote, I love the feeling of flipping through pages of a book so yes, I still carry actual books. I love the shape, size and I think we can all agree the gold spade hardware is just perfect! My favorite feature is that the main compartment has a magnetic closure,as opposed to a zipper, which makes everything inside that much easier to access.

Is there a bag you have your eyes on? If so, let me know in a comment down below :) 

Talk to you soon! xx

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

My Furry Friend : Tag

Hi guys! I saw this tag floating around YouTube and since my Tuesday posts have been Tucker related so far, I figured this would be totally appropriate for today. In case you don't know, Tucker is my little fur baby that I feature in a lot of my posts so here is a little more about him!

1) What is your pet’s name? 
Tucker. This was actually one of the few names I had in mind when I was on my way to get wasn't at the top of my list but it was the first name that popped into my head the moment I saw him <3

2) What kind of pet is it and what breed?
He is a dog, obviously, and he is a Brittany. His breed isn't very common where I live since they're bred to hunt and I live in the suburbs. I do live by a bunch of trails and places like that so he still gets to exercise his natural ability! Brittanys are very affectionate, intelligent and very high energy.

3) How long have you had your pet friend?
I have had tucker since May of this year so 6 months now! 

4) How did you get your pet?
I was looking for a dog for awhile and was actually looking into getting a Vizsla but I fell in love with the Brittany breed the moment I met Jeice (Jeice is my best friend's Brittany. Jeice and Tuck are about 7 months apart). I found a breeder online and I drove to pick him up. It was a ridiculously long drive but it was so worth it! I would have loved to adopt but most of the shelters by me had more little dogs and pit bulls than anything else. Not that there's anything wrong with those breeds, they're just not the breeds for me.

5) How old is your pet?

9 months.

6) What are some quirky things about your pet’s personality?

Tuck is adorable and I'm convinced he knows it and uses it to his advantage! if he knows people are watching him he'll do whatever he can to get your attention. He's a lover more than anything! He loves being around people and will snuggle right on your face when you're laying down (he doesn't know personal space lol) and he has different tones of bark depending on his mood.

7) What does your relationship with your pet mean to you?
I love Tuck so much! He always finds ways to make me happy or put me in a better mood. Even on the days when I'm super busy with life and feel guilty for not being able to take him down to the park for long or on a hike or to the beach, he still snuggles up next to me at the end up the day and reminds me what unconditional love is<3

8) What are some of your favorite past times with your pet?
Hiking, visiting different dog parks (there are some great ones where I live with awesome dogs and amazing owners), going to the beach, and driving with the windows down. 

9) What are the nicknames that you call your pet?
oh jeez he has so many! Tuck most of the time. I used to call him tater or tate when he was just a few months old because he looked like a tater tot:)

Do you have a pet? if so, I tag YOU!
Talk to you soon!