November 3, 2015

A Few of My {Current} Favorite Things

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Kristen posted this delicious shake recipe in October and I cannot get it out of my head. I am counting down the days until I can recreate it at home. #yesiwilldrinkitoutofamasonjartoo

While I was cleaning out my makeup drawer I found this eye liner in green and have been rocking it for something new. I'm all about a good smoky eye, but changing it up every now and then is fun too.

This November poem. Such a beautiful description of a transitional month.

Whenever I travel I wear a scarf to keep warm on the plane or to use as a blanket. The last two flights have been cold enough to use my blanket scarf and I can't lie, I feel so fall and festively put together.

I am obsessed with this sauce. It's delicious, WHOLE30 friendly and tastes great on veggies and proteins.

My girl, Jessi, did a fabulous post on changing your NOREPLY status on blogs and I'm so grateful she did. I get so sad when I can't respond to someone's awesome comment, so if you're new to blogging please check out her tutorial, we all wanna be able to chat with you :)!

Looking for Christmas card options? Make sure you check out Paper Culture before you decide on a company. Not only are all cards are made with 100% post consumer paper and they even plant a tree with every order made. I found a 50% off deal last month an our cards are already on their way, I can't wait to show em off.

Can Ariana Grande do anything wrong musically? Her Focus song has been on REPEAT like whoa in my neck of the woods. The music video is on point and I LOVE the syncopated beat.

I have been LIVING in these leggings at the gym. I'm so glad I listened to everyone during the Nordstrom sale and snapped up four pairs. I have yet to wear them with real clothes, but I'm in there at least four times a week at the gym. So comfy, thick and CUTE.

Did you hear the incredible news? Apparently Urban Decay is bringing out the Naked Vault II for the 2015 holiday season. OH EM I LOVE MAKE UP GEEEEEEEEEEE!

Since I've been hitting the gym like a maniac [lifting with Le Husband and taking BODYPUMP classes] my muscles have been a bit sore. My bed buddy heating pack has made a few trips to work with me and not only has it helped my muscles it keeps me warm in my dungeon of an office.

The Macy's Day Parade is only 23 days away and I'm enjoying all the fun updates from the Rockettes Twitter account. One day I hope to see them in NYC, but for now watching them on TV during the parade will suffice.

Our Ninja 3-1 Cooking System. I love our crock-pot, but this baby is fabulous during the fall. We use it almost every day and I love the fact I can stir fry something in the pot and then turn it on to slow cook. This was a random registry item and probably one of the most used gift from our wedding. If you're in the market, I highly suggest putting one on your Christmas list and will gladly tell you everything you need to know about using it. FIVE STARS, y'all!

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I am still on Whole30 and I haven't had a chance to bake any cookies for the Cookie Swap, so I"m borrowing a recipe from Pinterest to share today. Most chocolate cookies make my tummy happy, but Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies will get you into my heart as well as my tummy. No one seems to make them anymore so when I come across a yummy recipe I have to snap it up for future baking. Are you an Oatmeal Chocolate Chip person or plain Chocolate Chip person?!!?
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44 comments:

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Loving those leggings! And so proud of you for hitting the gym like crazy and sticking with the Whole30. I wish I had your dedication girl! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

Ashley Brickner said...

My mom has the ninja and is obsessed!!! And those leggings!

BLovedBoston said...

I picked those leggings up during the sale too and I'm with you they are so great!! I can't believe the thanksgiving day parade is only 23 days away...it's my favorite!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Trac~ said...

LOVE those leggings and awesome news about the makeup! I am stoked that Thanksgiving is only 23 days away - that means my grandson will be here in less than that - only 12 days (if not sooner) until his birth and I can NOT wait! :) Regarding the Rockettes - you HAVE to see them in person in NYC - it is INCREDIBLE!!! I worked in NYC for over 4 years and LOVED it during this time of year through CHRISTmas. I only want to visit again during Thanksgiving and CHRISTmas holidays because there is something SO magical about it. Have a great day! :)

Veronica-VeroSays! said...

A few other bloggers have raved about those leggings! I was a no rely blogger for such a long time! I mean I think I'm all set now haha.. It's confusing getting all blogger things right at the beginning, it's so nice to have helpful posts like those to get people through.

Happy Tuesday!! Xo

Kathy@MoreCoffeeLessTalky said...

i'm a mint choco chip fan! i make my grain free ones using almond flour, zero sugar and it's so yummy!

Diary of a Debutante said...

Girl, I am totally guilty of using blanket scarves as blankets! They're so warm and cozy! Also, those cookies look AMAZING!

xo,
Stephanie
Diary of a Debutante
www.thediaryofadebutante.com

Myra said...

Man you somehow read my mind! I have been looking for a good cookie recipe and now I can't wait to make these! Yummmmmy! I also love to travel with scarves and like you suggested, a blanket scarf is next up on my list! Xo

Joey @ Hodgespodges said...

It's SO surprising to me how many bloggers are still no-reply. Watch me say that and then realize that I'm one (the whole google + connect messes with your settings, ugh).

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

I really need to bust out the Ninja crockpot that we got for our wedding. Yes aren't those Zella leggings the best!!!

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

whole 30 for the win! and love those zella leggings. perfection. give me all the oatmeal chocolate chip and reg chocolate chip cookies please! :)

xoxo cheshire kat

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

"No Reply" makes me irrationally angry every time I come across it. I just don't understand how people that have been blogging for longer than a month can make mistakes like that!!!! lol

Morgan Prince said...

You've shared a whole load of great things here, thanks!
#AllAboutYou

Elle Sees said...

that UD vault would be a dream, even though i have a lot of them already. it's the packaging! so pretty!!

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

Oh I'm totally with you on wearing a scarf on flights, I always freeze my butt off on planes!

Brittany@TheLadyLawyer said...

I'm going to check out that sauce and your other pins! I'm trying to gradually go into a cleaner eating lifestyle and these look great

Illegally Blonde said...

Love the leggings and saw where Urban Decay was doing Vault II. That shake... yes please.

Meghan @ Me as Meghan said...

The Naked Vault II looks AMAZING! I can't wait for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade..my favorite part has always been the performances from the Broadway show, and the Rockettes of course! Also the Ninja 3-1 cooking system looks so cool!

Jen said...

I've heard great things about those leggings, I may have to check them out.

Rebecca Jo said...

I'm all about chocolate chips - the hubs is an oatmeal fan - so yep, we usually have the combined.& doesnt oatmeal just make it healthier? :)

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Those oatmeal cookies look DELISH! And loving those leggings and blanket scarf <3

Green Fashionista

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

i really wanted to see the rockettes or whatever that christmas show is called in NYC, but KC was not down lol I have never watched the macys parade, i'm really hoping i remember to turn it on this year! and yes to all the blanket scarves and leggings!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I have zellas...nine times out of 10 I reach in the drawer and choose my $10 Target leggings over them. LOL

I love sparkly green eyeshadow. I've been rocking it lately too! From NYX.

Mattie @ Northwest Native said...

Yessss Zella leggings are the best. They're my go to. I just have the black ones and wear them with regular clothes. And seriously, let's make everyone stop being no-reply bloggers because I'm also really sad when I can't reply to comments!

Katie Elizabeth said...

Gahhh, I cannot get over that Thanksgiving is only 23 days away!! So crazy! That cookie crumble shake sounds amazing and I'm so glad I picked up the Zella leggings during the Anniversary sale, too - love them!

Tracy said...

I went to the movies a couple weeks ago and it was a little chilly out, so I wore my blanket scarf. Then when I was in the actual movie it was super cold (of course) so I straight up used it as a blanket like I was at home chilling on my own couch. They may be trendy but man are they useful!

Life with Lolo said...

That poem is so perfect. It gave me the warm fuzzies. And yet I can't believe it's November already!

CaLea said...

Hello there, I'm new here and I love the fun title of your blog! My name is CaLea and maybe we can be blogging friends. :) Thanks for sharing!!

xoxo

Trista @ The Classy Chaos said...

I am so going to have to check out that Ninja pot!! It sounds amazing!

Erin LFF said...

That cilantro and lime sauce looks AWESOME. Saving that for sure, yummy!! I hadn't heard Ariana's new song but as soon as I read syncopated beat I was all over it and it's not playing in my office ;) hehe.. good for you for hitting those weights again! Jared and I are back in our rhythm too and it feels so good to be sore!

Jaclyn @ Love And Bellinis said...

I have heard so many good things about whole30, and I keep wanting to do it then I just don't...but people like you sure are motivating! I feel like this would be a bad time of year to start though, maybe after new years? I just can't help myself around the holidays - those oatmeal chocolate chip cookies have me drooling and wanting to make some right now!

Kendra Petrellese said...

Thanks so much for the heads up on Paper Culture! The hubs and I are taking our holiday card photos this weekend and am looking forward to using this company!

Ashley Greenwell said...

I love both cookies, but haven’t made oatmeal in a while! Think I may make some tonight for us!

Emily said...

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies sound amazing! Haven't had one in years...ooo that's great news about the Naked Vault palette. Can't wait to see the colors!!

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

I think that I used to be a no reply blogger until Sarah at VTIM posted a similar tutorial on how to change that. Thank goodness she did because otherwise I think that I'd still be one! I seriously can't believe that it's almost time for thanksgiving and the Macy's parade! I'm so excited to actually watch it this year!

Michelle said...

I love, love, love oatmeal in my chocolate chip cookies. Have a recipe on in my recipes on the blog that also puts sunflower seeds in them. They are so wholesome and good for you. Thanks for joining us and linking this yummy recipe. Pinning it to our Tuesday Talk board.

Merrissa Palmer said...

Way to go on sticking with Whole30...I can work out all day everyday but when it comes to nutrition--it is so hard for me to pass up the sweets!!!

Caitlin Elizabeth said...

Blanket scarves are my favorite when flying, so cozy! And I love oatmeal chocolate chip, it is definitely one of the best kinds of cookies!

Pink and Fabulous said...

Those leggings are so cute and not typical Zella! And that shake is so not Whole 30 ;)

Laura Marie Keenan said...

Love that your Christmas cards are already ordered! And I can't say for it to get just a tad cooler before I bust out the blanket scarf!

Nikki said...

And now it is time to play catch up on over a week of blog posts...woof!

Anyway I LOVE the naked vault! I may have to put that on my Christmas wish list!

Melissa @ Always, Lissa said...

How have I not seen those eyeliners before?! Beautiful.

Loving that November poem too. Perfection. And I think my roomie and I will need to take some silly holiday photos and make them into cards. What a great site!

Fairy Princess Jord said...

Thanks so much for linking up for Tutu Tuesday and sharing some of your favorite things. I adore blanket scarves and leggings especially now that the weather is getting colder. I also really want to try that cookie recipe...I'm a cookie monster #NotAshamed.

Candace Shiflet said...

I LOVE using the crock pot, literally God's gift to man haha that Ninja one looks awesome!! We recently got ours and I love it! I wish I could remember the brand right now but it's all digital and so easy to use and clean!
xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants