• Lou & Grey

    I know, I know. Another shopping post! But there are so many GOOD sales this time of year! 25% off at Lou & Grey through Monday (4/23/18) I think Lou & Grey is a little known treasure. Under the umbrella of Ann Taylor and Loft, they make great comfortable of the moment pieces at the right price. And ALL THE STRIPES!!! I also tucked in my favorite Loft white jeans in the round up! (They are 40% off right now!) See my favorites below! (Click on the corresponding number to shop item!) 1. / 2. / 3. / 4. / 5. / 6. / 7. / 8. / 9. /…

  • Cinnamon “Latte”

    I quit coffee. Really. Over a year ago now, and I used to drink two cups (if not more a day). I don’t miss it but I do miss a latte with that froth sometimes. So this is my cinnamon “latte” that I have been loving in the mornings. Made with my favorite Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Sunset tea with added protein and fat it keeps me from feeling starved during the morning rush. Bonus for some that it’s dairy free too! It’s my version of the ever talked about Bulletproof coffee… Bulletproof tea! I happen to love Brain Octane, I think it makes me more focused during the…

  • Spring Wardrobe Refresher

    Two things. One, it felt like Spring actually arrived yesterday in the Northeast (today is cold a dreary), and I opened my closet and felt like I had NOTHING to wear. This happens to me with the change of every season… anyone else? Two, Bloomingdales  25% off Friends and Family Sale ends TONIGHT (4/15/18). So, I figured I would put together some items that I feel breathe some life into my wardrobe for Spring! Click on the coordinating number to take you to the item!   1. / 2. / 3. / 4. / 5. / 6. / 7. / 8. / 9. / 10. / 11. / 12.

  • My Current Beauty Favorite

    I receive lots of questions about hair and make up (thank you, I must be doing something right!) so I wanted to put together a list of my current favorites. I am a brand loyalist, always have been. If I find something I like I stick with it. I also always think products work best with their accompanying products… Rule follower, I know. Added bonus Bobbi Brown is having their Friends & Family sale through this Saturday 4/14/18. Everything is 25% off, you receive a free gift and free shipping too!   Native Deodorant– Behold, a natural deodorant with no icky ingredients that actually WORKS. I know, I know, I…

  • Steel Cut Oats in the Instant Pot

    I have received several requests for how I make steel cut oats in the Instant Pot, so here you go! This method stems from Melissa Clark’s recipe in her (AMAZING) cookbook, Dinner In An Instant. Super simple, hearty and delicious. They are perfectly creamy without the addition of milk, great for those of you who are dairy free. I always make a large batch and reheat them all week long.  If you do not have an Instant Pot yet, I love this one. And here is my review of why I think it is just so fantastic. Ingredients 1 Tablespoon coconut oil, ghee or butter if not dairy free 1…

  • Chocolate Cashew Butter “Bonbons”

    Does anyone remember that expression “it’s not like I’m sitting around all day eating bonbons?” Was that only something my grandmother and mother said? I’ve always wondered what a bonbon is exactly; per Webster it is “a candy with chocolate or fondant coating and fondant center that sometimes contains fruits and nuts. Or something that is pleasing in a light or frivolous way”. So these little treats definitely qualify for both of those definitions. They are a healthier version with no refined white sugar. They are gluten and grain free and also paleo if you choose the right chocolate chips – this brand is good for Paleo. The dates bring a…

  • Chicken Taco Chili in the Instant Pot

    So this is not the fanciest recipe… or the prettiest. But it is super delicious, super fast and super easy. Hard not to love a family friendly recipe that has those attributes! And, it’s five ingredients, FIVE!!! And we all know how much I love the Instant Pot! Read my review here if you haven’t already! We enjoy ours with taco toppings and tortilla chips! Ingredients: 6 Boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 15 oz cans pinto beans, rinsed 1 16 oz jar of salsa (I love this one) 1 Bottle of beer (I used gluten free Red Bridge) 2 Teaspoons Adobo seasoning (I LOVE Primal Palate which you can buy…

  • Food 52 Shop

    Normally I am scanning through Food52.com for all the amazing recipes. Once in a while I will scroll through their shop section. It never fails to make me want to completely redo my entire kitchen, overhaul my cabinets and set a perfect tabletop for a midweek meal. It is such a well curated space, it is inspiring. With the next round of holidays coming up (Easter & Passover are the perfect time to bring out your best for family gatherings) I wanted to share a few items I have and love and what I currently have my eye on from Food52.com. Copper & Brass Louise Trays – These are just so…

  • Instant Pot Mac & Cheese

    Mac & Cheese. Everyone loves it, right? Well, everyone in my house does. Before my acknowledgement of my gluten sensitivity one of my favorite treats was Stouffer’s Macaroni & Cheese. It was basically childhood in a bowl: Creamy, delicious and, well, hearty. This recipe is as close as I have gotten to that classic. In comes the Instant Pot (I know, I know… but it really is amazing. Read all about it here) and Melissa Clark’s genius cookbook, Dinner In An Instant. This recipe is adaptation of her Instant Pot Creamy Macaroni & Cheese. I highly recommend hers but I wanted to make it a little bit lighter and gluten…

  • Thrive Market Review

    Who out there has tried Thrive Market yet? I swear I signed up for an account over a year ago and never ordered. Something about membership fees always gets me. Yes, it is like Costco, but I always hesitate. I did the same thing with Beachbody. I waited forever and we all know how that turned out. So, my advice to you is DO IT. Don’t wait like I did. I think it may just be the best online source out there for natural and organic products! My first box arrived this weekend and it was packed perfectly. Glass jars intact, delicate pasta noodles still perfectly whole in their box,…