Buffalo chicken soup in the crockpot,

a flannel shirt, and Lady Gaga playing on my iPad.  A perfect Saturday afternoon.

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Actually, I should clarify that.  A perfect Saturday afternoon in March.  Because it’s crazy cold outside right now.

Come June, a perfect Saturday afternoon will involve my cute convertible, a pool, and some iced coffee.  And good music, of course. There will be no soup, flannel shirts, or crockpots.  Just so we’re clear.

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Swimsuits are the first thing I see…

when I walk into Target.

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A pleather jacket and Target…two of my favorite things

And that’s not a bad thing.  In the middle of a grey and dreary Central PA winter it reminds me that summer is not too far off.

Lots of cute new styles this year too… I am loving the strappy look that is showing up in swimwear and pretty much everywhere.  Definitely need to update!

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ginger + lemon + matcha = energy and glowing skin on the go!

The last few weeks have been crazy busy and I need to keep my energy up.  Sipping this drink throughout the day has really helped.  (Blasting “24K Magic” doesn’t hurt either…never gets old!)

As much as I love my coffee in the am, if I drink too much later in the day I feel wired.  This is a nice alternative…way more hydrating, and I have no trouble falling asleep at night.

This mixture of ginger, lemon and matcha is quick to put together and tastes refreshing.  Pour it in a cute bottle (like my daniel glass) and you’re good to go!matcha-drink-eliz Continue reading

Build a better bowl

I love bowls.  

I also love the new Ed Sheeran song “Shape of You,” pleather leggings, and my giant silver Kate Spade tote.

But back to bowls.  They are a great way to use up leftovers and get creative in the kitchen.  You can eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  And if you’re doing it right, they can totally help you feel happy, healthy and hot.

Here’s my formula for a perfect bowl:  veggies + quality protein + quality fat + extras for flavor = happy, healthy and hot bowl

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Free Primal Kitchen Chocolate Almond Bars!

Yes, free.

Not buy one, get one free.  Not spend $50 and we’ll throw in a free box.  We’re talking totally free.

Right now Primal Kitchen, one of my favorite companies, is offering a free box of six of their Dark Chocolate Almond Bars.  These retail for $19.95.  All you have to pay is $3.95 shipping.

If you want to cut to the chase, here’s the link:

Free Dark Chocolate Almond Bars

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Here’s a pic from last summer, when I first discovered these bars.  I miss summer!

If you want to find out why I love them so much, read on.

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