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1.16 | high five for friday!

…one…   i started my 8 week workout program from fitness blender this week.  so far so good!  it was only $10 and worth every penny from my limited experience.  it’s challenging, but i like that part of it.  i’m determined to finish this thing.  my food has been on point 80/20 healthy/treat.   i’m… Continue reading 1.16 | high five for friday!

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1.2 | high five for friday!

…one…   happy new year!  isn’t it great that we get to start over.  well, kind of start over.  it’s a new beginning.  i worked on my 2015 goals over the past week or so and came up with some good ones.  i put them in the back of my EC life planner… ….two…  … Continue reading 1.2 | high five for friday!

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december favorites.

{favorite beauty items}   hot mama blush by the balm – it is the perfect coral-pink blush. it has a pretty gold highlight in it too. it is very pigmented though so a light hand is necessary. (it took me a few days to learn this lesson.) melted liquified long wear lipstick in melted peony by… Continue reading december favorites.

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12.26 | high five for friday!

…one…   i hope everyone had a great christmas!  i sure did.  it was a simple day and sometimes those are the best. ….two…   i got my beautiful planner this week.  i’ve already started working on some pages.  i’m loving journaling again.  i think it’ll be good for me.  {for more info and my… Continue reading 12.26 | high five for friday!

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12.19 | high five for friday!

…one…   i made these delicious mini salted caramel cheesecakes for school this week.  they were a hit for sure.  so delicious!  they’re a little time intensive, but they are worth it.  click HERE the recipe. ….two…   i got both my birchbox and ipsy bag this week.  lucky me!  loves from birchbox: the primer and… Continue reading 12.19 | high five for friday!

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mini salted caramel cheesecakes

i came across this recipe when i was looking around online for bloggers who decorate their EC planners since mine is coming in soon.  i knew i had to make them.  first of all, i love cheesecake.  but it’s a pain to make and hard to serve at school, which is what i needed something… Continue reading mini salted caramel cheesecakes

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12.12 | high five for friday!

…one…   i got my little tree put up.  it looks almost identical to last year, but i don’t care.  it’s tiny and adorable.  i love the vintage ornaments mixed with new ones. ….two…   sons of anarchy ended this week.  i hadn’t realized until this week that it had been on for seven years.… Continue reading 12.12 | high five for friday!

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12.5 | high five for friday!

…one…   i bought myself a little christmas present this week.  i’ve always wanted an erin condren planner.  i know…planners are so 20th century.  but i don’t care!  i’m a planner person.  i’ve drooled over them for years, but they’re kind of expensive.  no, they are expensive.  however, i know i’ll use the heck out… Continue reading 12.5 | high five for friday!

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november favorites.

{favorite beauty items}   loreal true match foundation – i love the lumi version for when my skin is dry and this one for when i’m not.  but this month, i’ve been mixing a little of both together, and it’s perfect. loreal voluminous million lashes excess mascara – it’s perfect for a more glam look. maybelline lash… Continue reading november favorites.

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11.28 | high five for friday!

…one…   i only had one and a half days of school this week.  and that was a blessing because…i needed a break. ….two…   i caught up on all of the serial podcast episodes on my drive down to see my parents.  the story is riveting.  and since it’s in real time, you don’t… Continue reading 11.28 | high five for friday!

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october favorites.

{favorite beauty items}   china glaze nail polish in leather – it is the perfect, completely opaque shade of black nail polish.  plus, it lasts a long time. naked basics 2 palette – i love the cool tone shades nivea lip butter – i like putting this lip butter on while i’m doing my make-up… Continue reading october favorites.

healthy living

this fake ice cream {almost} tastes like the real thing.

i’m one of those people who likes cold food items in the autumn and winter.  i don’t know why.  it just is.  popsicles, frozen yogurt, fruit bars, ice cream, etc…i like it all.  but those things aren’t exactly healthy for you to have all the time. i found this idea off of pinterest last year… Continue reading this fake ice cream {almost} tastes like the real thing.

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september favorites.

{favorite beauty items}   loreal true match lumi foundation – matches my skin tone perfectly and sits well on the skin loreal prive the perfect nudes lipstick in the j.lo shade – my perfect nude shade with a great formula benefit pore-fessional – an oldie but a goodie, smoothes out any imperfections before foundation.  just… Continue reading september favorites.

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9.5 | high five for friday!

…one…   school was freaking crazy this week.  why do the short weeks always last WAY longer than regular weeks???  but it ended up being a great week.  of course there were issues, but it was good.  i realized about halfway through that i just need to accept that i MUST go to bed earlier.  otherwise… Continue reading 9.5 | high five for friday!

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8.8 | high five for friday!

…one…  my workouts were okay this week.  actually, they were pretty good.  but my heart just wasn’t in it.  it was like pulling teeth to get myself moving.  but i actually think it’s getting better.  school starts next week for us teachers and i’m craving my regular schedule. ….two…  i love amy poehler anyway, but… Continue reading 8.8 | high five for friday!