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June 11, 2011

Fashion Friday

Happy Friday!!!

This morning I woke up at 4am! Really? I guess my body wasnt aware that I set my alarm for 5 and wanted me awake… So, I headed to the gym. I took my normal Friday spin class – and there was a substitute teaching. Ugh, I am SO picky about my spin teachers and was tempted to immediately walk out but I gave her a shot. By the time the 4th song came on acoustic style I was out of there. I felt seriously rude but I needed to get my sweat on and that clearly wasn’t going to happen in there. After my 20 minutes on the spin bike I jumped on the elliptical and did 32 minutes of intervals. I finished out my morning with a little bit of ab work and headed home because my tummy was a rumbling.

Breakfast was cereal…two kinds! I was indecisive this morning so I used Kashi Go Lean & Cinnamon Burst Cheerios. I also added 3/4 0f a frozen banana sliced, more cinnamon, chia seeds and unsweetened almond milk.

It was refreshing and cold…Just what I needed.

Today the girls and I went to the park and as soon as we pulled up there was a man selling bikes. Random, right? Well more so fate in my eyes because I have been wanting a bike for when I move to Hoboken to ride up to the grocery store, run errands, hit up every fro-yo shop…you know, necessities. The one I liked was $700 at Bike Doctor so I knew I wasn’t going to be getting anything brand spankin new. So when I saw this today:

I knew I just HAD to have it. It was $30…Yeah, it’s vintage and maybe a little rusty. But that’s what I like about it. It gives it character…and it has a horn! I’m going to add a basket to the front. I’m such a child.

For today’s Favorite Friday I thought I would do a summer favorite fashion post. But first, a fashion show down… Who wore it best??

Ha – Just kidding, kind of. Does she look better in my dress than me? Damn those young kids, I want my metabolism back! 😉 The 5-year-old I nanny for likes to either put on something similar to what I’m wearing…or steal my clothes when we are changing for the pool. She insisted she wear MY dress to the pool and I walk around in my bathing suit. Um, I don’t think so but good try. I did let her wear it around the house for a little bit so she could feel “fancy”. Side Note: Her version of the dress was clearly tied in the back as I do not wear a size that would fit a 5-year-old child. Duh.

Back to the true fashion part of this post.

What do you wear to _blank_? I’m going to give you outfit selections I think would be appropriate for each event. If you are interested in any of the items I can email you where I found them but there are too many to list right now!

A cookout?

The beach?

Pool party?

Summer Date Night?

Summer Day Date?

Picnic?

 

Graduation?

Girls night out?

Summer Wedding?

 

I found every item on ShopStyle – It’s kind of like Pinterest except you can put outfits together! These are just a few of my favorite summer looks for various occasions. How much do personal shoppers make? That would be the best job!!

I have a fun weekend ahead – kicking it off right now with a movie and spending some QT with this QT 🙂

Exactly 3 more weeks of MD living…better get our crab on this weekend! See ya Monday 🙂

QUESTIONS: Do you like to mix your cereals? Does cereal hold you over til lunch time?

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April 1, 2011

Gifts Galore!

Happy Friday! Even though this weather has been crappy I’m kicking off my morning in good spirits. I woke up at 5:15 to hit a spin class at my gym. There is nothing better than the feeling of having your workout DONE by 7 a.m.

This week I’ve received LOTS of goodies 🙂

1.) I have the BEST boyfriend in the world… Remember how I was upset that my ice cream maker broke?? Well “Spring Santa” dropped one off for me!!

This time there’s a warranty in case I bust it! Thanks “Spring Santa” 🙂 I’ve already been dreaming of what ice cream to make. I think I’ll start with a cookies and cream? Thoughts??

2. The Mom I nanny for brought me home the movie Tangled! She bought one for me and one for the girls so I could add it to my Disney collection. Did you know that I’m a princess?? It’s true.

Yep, that just happened.

3. I have a lot of upcoming weddings, showers, rehearsals and bachelorette parties to attend so I bought a new pair of Badgely Mischka pumps and an Alexia Admor dress that were on sale at Nordstrom!

4. I’ve also gifted myself something that I’ve been wanting but didn’t have time to make so I took the lazy route.

Light Box!! Hopefully I wont have shadows on my food anymore.

Side note: I’ve been working my butt off (not literally, unfortunately) on Bridal Shower things and it has officially taken over my living room. It’s a mini Michaels up in here.

Just a few things left to do for Sunday… I can’t wait to show you pictures!

Yesterday I made my new favorite breakfast, Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding!

In the winter I really enjoy pancakes, oatmeal and waffles (basically anything warm). But once the weather starts heating up I crave a cold breakfast! This is also EXTREMELY good for you. Energy, protein and antioxidant packed, this breakfast can also help subside your cravings for sweets. But, I don’t need that – right?

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 2/3 cup Unsweetened Soy milk
  • 12 drops of NuNaturals Stevia Vanilla Liquid
  • 1/2 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp NuNaturals Stevia Baking Powder with Fiber

Directions

  • Add everything to a bowl and mix well
  • Leave out for 20 minutes or until Chia seeds soak up liquid.
  • Add more liquid if desired (I always do)
  • Eat immediately or refrigerate over night for an amazing breakfast!

Better than j.e.l.l.O(hhhhh)

Dinner was a quick stir fry. Every veggie in my crisper w/ shrimp. Only 8 minutes to prepare. Not 5, Not 10 – But 8

I think Asian meals are my favorite.

I had to have dessert – I went 3 days without it! (Golf Clap)

But to be honest – This doesn’t even count as a dessert in my book. There were 3 ingredients. 1. Frozen Banana. 2. Vega Vanilla Protein Powder 3. Splash of Soy Milk

I really enjoy the Vega Vanilla Protein Powder in my “ice cream” because it gives it a cake batter taste!

Speaking of cake batter I will be knee-deep in dessert land this weekend… Prepare yourself for major recipes next week aka Get to the gym this weekend so you can eat at least one of the 9 things I’m making.

Dessert Land – Where the grass is always green.

I almost forgot it was Favorite Friday!!! Since we are on the topic of desserts I will share my favorite dessert websites. Enjoy!

Cake Wrecks

Food Gawker

Food Porn Daily

Bakerella

Joy of Baking

Don’t those make you want to go and bake something?? If you can’t decide on something there’s always my S’mores Cookies, Twix Blondies or Butterfinger stuffed white & milk chocolate chip cookies!

PS: I have Fashion Fitness Foodie has it’s own facebook page now! Click here to like it 🙂

QUESTIONS: Are you more of a sweet or salty person? Do you prefer AM or PM workouts??