Happy Independence Day to all the Americans out there!! J
Even though I am not American, I will still be enjoying the
festivities by watching the fireworks across the water on the stateside!
I CANT WAIT- I love fireworks!!
How will you be spending July 4th??
Ladies of London
This new Bravo show is right up my alley! The aristocratic
society of London, England is documented and the drama is great!! I love all of
the Real Housewives, so this show is perfect for me. It’s very similar to the
Housewives series. The show airs on Mondays at 10:00PM. LOVE IT!!
Rachel Talbott YouTube Videos/Vlog
Rachel has the best vlogs out there! She gives great advice
on many topics- her beauty hauls and the “get ready” videos are my favourites. J I have used many of
the products and items she recommends and I have really liked the suggestions
overall! You have to check her youtube videos out!
Maria Menounos’ Everygirl’s Guide to Life Book is by far one
of the most informative and best overall book that I have read so far. It has
information on everything you could imagine (Fitness, Food, Organizing, Beauty
Tips, etc.). I recently gave this to my mom to check out and she really enjoyed
the book as well. J
I would definitely recommend the book to anyone!
Maria Menounos ‘
Everygirl’s Guide to Fitness
This is the second book that Maria has written and it is all
about diet and fitness. The book is quite straightforward but gives great tips
and reminders about losing weight effectively. I really enjoyed this book; it
gave me some great tips to apply to my everyday life. J
Your Tea Tiny Tea
I AM OBSESSED. This is the BEST tea EVER!! It helps reduce
bloating, it clears up your skin, and it tastes AMAZING. I love this brand!!
You are supposed to drink the tea before each meal 3 times per day, and it is a
really great aid in weight loss. I have noticed a huge difference in the way my
clothes are fitting and the way I feel. I’m so glad I found out about this
These are my current favourites, and I hope you guys get to check them
I hope the start of
the week is treating you well!
I started this rainy/stormy week off with a great recipe
given to me by my mother-in-law (original recipe was from her mom).
I’ve heard about this famous banana bread recipe from my
hubby pretty much since we started dating. It’s his favourite childhood recipe
that his grandma and mom used to make and he was thrilled when I decided to
make a large batch last minute for him. It was very stormy out and it was the
perfect stay at home weather, so while I was keeping dry indoors, I
wanted to be productive and make a large batch of these amazing muffins.
They turned out great and I have to admit, these are the
BEST banana muffins that I have ever tasted!! Another amazing thing about this
recipe was how easy it turned out to be! It didn’t take me very long at all-
and the end result was perfect! J
What you will need:
½ Tsp Baking Powder
1 Cup Flour
½ Cup Sugar
½ Tsp Baking Soda
¼ Tsp Salt
¼ Cup Melted Butter
Mash bananas; add sugar
and slightly beaten egg.Add the melted
butter.Add the dry ingredients and mix
well.Place in Muffin tins (with cupcake
papers if desired).Bake at 375 for 20
minutes.Makes 8 large or 12 smallermuffins.
FYI: I wanted to make a large batch of these so I could freeze some, so
I tripled the recipe. J
Enjoy!!- I also wanted to include a picture of the crazy storm that was occurring!
Thankfully the power didn't go out while I was baking these muffins!!
I can't believe it's already the weekend AND Favourite Friday!
This week went so well! It was the perfect summer week. We did get a bit of rain but overall the weather was so nice! :)
I have recently become obsessed with the Kate Somerville
Skincare Line. I love how it works great with my sensitive skin, and how each
of the products that I’ve used have transformed my skin in so many ways. I find
that my skin is now blemish free, hydrated, and glowy since I started to use
this line. I purchased the line at Sephora.
Favourite Friday- Best Overall Brand Edition
Here are the products from Kate Somerville that I have and
that I’ve fallen in love with:
Quench Hydrating Mask
I LOVE this mask!!! It is by far the most moisturizing mask
I have ever used! You leave it on for 5-10 minutes and your face feels amazing
Oil Free Moisturizer
This moisturizer is great for daily use. It isn't heavy, it absorbs quickly and my face feels hydrated all day.
Nourish Daily Moisturizer
I use this moisturizer every night before bed. It's a bit thicker than the oil free daily moisturizer, but it definitely is not heavy. Love it!
Gentle Daily Wash
This face wash is amazing! It is so gentle and it makes my skin feel like silk! It doesn't make me break out and it seems to brighten my skin.
I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and I hope that you get to try this amazing line!
My best friend and I went to a local arts festival on Saturday morning and we had a great time. I love going to local events like that! I found a few neat items, and I purchased a lavender linen spray that I am LOVING right now!! Such a soothing scent!
I am starting my week off with a little bit of Coldplay playing in the background. Their new album just came out and I'm pretty much obsessed with the song "Magic".
Now that the sale of our home is done, I am trying to make
sure everything in the new place is super neat and tidy.
Everyday I make sure to throw a load of wash in (so it
doesn’t pile up and get overwhelming) and I am also starting to vacuum once a
day. I find that this helps immensely with the cat hair and my allergies! The
new place is quite a bit smaller than our house that we sold, so keeping on top
of these daily priorities is so much easier!
On the weekend, my mom and I went to a place that is known
for their blueberries. We bought some frozen fruit for our protein shakes this
week. I made a shake today that had frozen blueberries, frozen strawberries,
kale, a banana, almond milk, and my favourite protein powder in it (I love the
Body by Vi brand). I felt great starting the day off with such a healthy
option! I am trying to eat healthy and green overall, which I find extremely
hard because I am definitely not a fan of veggies! I like putting them in my
shakes because then I don’t notice that I’m eating them.
If any of you guys have any suggestions on different
healthy, green shakes- please let me know!! J
I found an interesting link on POPSUGAR that shows you how
to make a great, healthy smoothie! The ingredients are similar to the one that
I had this morning- and I must say, the extra items they included sound pretty