Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Happy National Chocolate Day!

In celebration of this day, I thought I'd share all of my favorite chocolate goodies.

First, let's start off with cookies.

1. My FAVORITE chocolate cookies are the White Chocolate Chip Chocolate Cookies.

These are so good. The picture might be awful (This was circa iPhone 2011) but these cookies are amazing.

White Chocolate Chip Cookies




2. The ULTIMATE Get-A-Man Brownies 

These brownies got me a date. And then a second date. And then a guy who wanted to call me his girlfriend (2010) and I stopped making them. (Not the right guy...) HOWEVER, now that I do have the right guy, maybe it's time I start making them again. 




3. Dove Almond Milk Chocolate 

If you aren't in the mood to bake, because it's Tuesday and there's life, then I suggest this. My favorite 'candy' - Dove Almond Milk Chocolate. Tis so smooth! 




If you think chocolate is bad for you & fattening. It's really not. Read this... 


Happy National Chocolate Day!


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Razorback Necklace on Etsy

A few weekends ago, during the first Razorback football game of the season I posted the necklace I was wearing to watch the game. A couple of people commented on where I found it - I bought it on Etsy!


I found the necklace here - an Etsy store called Shesells. The necklace is only $12! 

Enjoy! 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Best Gold Necklaces for Under $20 this Summer!


I have a new summer obsession with gold necklaces. I love them. Chunky. Long. Layered. Something about them that just screams to me YOU ARE MAKING GOOD LIFE DECISIONS. So I have put together my top five favorite summer gold necklaces for under $20. 

Because from we know from fashion and life, what we love today will scream WHAT WERE YOU THINKING tomorrow. 

But I really think these will always say sweet nothings to you.  













Monday, June 9, 2014

Top 5 Summer Dresses Under $50

I Love. Love. Love. LOVE summer dresses! It's one of my favorite parts about summer shopping. Here are my top five picks for spring dresses ... all under $50!




Day Dreaming Dress in Coral 
Buy it here: ShopImpressions.com

Only $34.00! 




Back for Good, Ivory
Buy it here: Blue Door Boutique 

Only $46.00! 




Zipper Pocket Shift Dress
Buy it here: Maude Boutique

Only $39.00! 



ASOS Cami Sundress with Lace Inserts
Buy it here: ASOS.com

Only $40.01! 


And of course ... a maxi! 


Malibu Sipping Maxi in Navy 
Buy it here: ShopImpressions.com

Only $46.00! 


Hope you enjoy my favorite summer dresses I have been shopping for this summer! 



(This blog post is by me - Not a paid advertisement.)

Monday, December 9, 2013

Free Snow Day Workout Videos

I have been snowed in for four days now. Some by chance ... some by choice. I guess I could have actually ventured out, but why chance it when I am so comfortable and snuggled at home? Thanks to Pinterest, take out Chinese food, and a boyfriend who likes to watch a lot of movies, it wasn't that bad. I actually really enjoyed it

But day three got me. Day three had me antsy pantsy. A lot of energy and not a lot of things to do since I have no idea how to drive on ice. So I did what any person would do. I worked out. (Right?) Since grad school is basically over now, I knew that my next goal was to be in ridiculously good shape. So why not start on a snow day? Thanks to YouTube and free videos... I found plenty of workouts that I could save and do now, or on another snow day since I won't be driving to the gym.

I started out with the day 1 shred video.

There is the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred - Video 1

I believe I will try to abs one soon.

Jillian Michaels 6 Weeks 6-Pack Abs



And, Jillian Michaels Stretch Video



After I start to workout more, in the gym and at home, I'm going to tackle the hardest looking Jillian Michaels one...

The Banish Fat Complete Workout



There you go. No excuses. Not even for me.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken

There hasn't been a lot of time lately to cook ... or blog for that matter. Luckily for me graduate school is only a couple of days for being over for good. In the past few weeks I have tried a couple of new things, including this herb-roasted chicken. It's was easy and delicious. 



All you need is love. 

And a chicken. lemon. onion. rosemary leaves. thyme leaves. and fresh rosemary. 


Hey fella! 


Hey guys!


Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. 

Always season with salt and pepper. 


Mix a tablespoon of dried thyme and dried rosemary together.


Coat all over the chicken. 


Squeeze half/whole lemon over the chicken.




Next, take a sprig of rosemary and a small onion and cut it up.


Then insert the onion, rosemary, and fill the half of the lemon that you use with garlic, and insert all into the chicken. This keeps the garlic IN the chicken.


Look at your chicken. 

Smile. 

Put the little fella in the oven. 


Roast, baby, roast!



Once you remove the chicken, let him rest. He's had a busy few minutes. 

After a few minutes, it's time for dinner! 

Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken 

Ingredients:
  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon of dried rosemary
  • 1 half to whole lemon
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 sprig of rosemary 
  • 2 tsp minced garlic

Directions: 
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Unwrap your chicken and wash under cold water. Remove the giblets and toss. Pat chicken dry with paper towels.
  3. Place chicken in roasting pan
  4. Salt and pepper chicken
  5. Mix dried thyme and rosemary and coat chicken with the herbs
  6. Squeeze a half/whole lemon over the chicken 
  7. Cup up a small onion, and fill the cavity with onion, sprig of rosemary, and half a lemon filled with the minced garlic 
  8. Place in oven for an hour to and hour and half, or until chicken reaches 165 degrees internal temp. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

#GivePink, Get More with Bloomingdales



Breast Cancer affects everyone that is a woman. Either you have had it, known someone who has had it, had it affect you through family, or go for a yearly check up. In 2013, 232,340 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed. Whatever the form, it's time to stand together to end the fight and win the war. 

And what better way to do that through shopping? Shopping to end breast cancer? Sign me up! In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Bloomingdale’s will fund research support and awareness programs. So how do you do this? See below for more details. 



The GIVE 


From October 1 through November 3, 2013, enroll by charging a $15 fee on your Bloomingdale's card–100% funds research, support and awareness programs at The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The Tutu Project benefiting The Carey Foundation and The Cancer Vixen Fund at Beth Israel Hospital.Then shop to your heart's content (even for cosmetics and fragrances) on your Bloomingdale's card. 



The GET

You'll be mailed a Give Pink, Get More gift card worth up to $250 in December–just in time for the holidays–to use at any Bloomingdale's store and bloomingdales.com.*

Don't have a Bloomingdale's card yet? APPLY NOW







The SOCIAL


This is a sponsored post on behalf of She Speaks & Bloomingdale's
All opinions are my own.