Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Berry Mint Refresher

It's August and its HOT!!!!

I love having something healthy and refreshing to drink when the summer weather is scorching. My Berry Mint Refresher does just that! It's full of antioxidants and the mint helps fight fatigue!  

Cheers to staying inside and keeping hydrated!

- 8 Blackberries
- 20 Blueberries
- 1 oz of Lime Juice
- 10 Mint Leaves
- 5-6 Teaspoons of Sugar (or to taste). You can use Stevia if you don't want the calories.
- 3/4 can of La Croix Lime Sparkling Water

1. In a tall glass, muddle the berries, mint, sugar and lime juice. 2. Add 3/4 Can of La Croix Lime Sparkling water. 3. Top with some crushed ice and stir well. 4. Garnish with some berries and a mint sprig. 


Friday, August 23, 2013

Preserving Herbs!

It's extremely frustrating when you buy an entire bundle of herbs and you can't use them all before they go bad! 

Here's a perfect SUPER EASY solution to preserving herbs!!

Here's what you need: 
1. Herbs 
2. Olive Oil
3. Cutting Board
4. Sharp Knife
5. Ice Tray

1. Chop your herbs so they are small enough to fit into the ice tray cubes.
2. Place the chopped herbs into the ice tray.

3. Fill each cube with olive oil (I love Trader Joes Olive Oil).

4. Place ice cube tray in the feezer.

5. Keep in the freezer!

6. And wallah!! Whenever your recipe calls for some herbs, just grab a cube from the freezer! 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Fit for a Baby Prince

I'm FINALLY posting pics from our baby shower earlier this spring! The theme...Tiffany Blue! It was definitely a shower fit for a baby prince! Thanks to Sweets by Sokuntea for the beautiful cake and cupcakes!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

My Pregnancy Must Haves

Today, I'm sharing some of my "must have items" while I was pregnant.

  #1. Hunter Boots. I was pregnant during the fall, winter and spring and these boots kept me on my feet during the cold Minnesota weather. 

#2. Tory Burch Flats. I love heels, but it's so much safer and comfy to sport some uber cute flats!

  #3. The Spoiled Mama Body Butter. I am OBSESSED with this stuff!! Not only did I not get any stretch marks, it smells so good and is super moisturizing. 

#4. Vitamin E. I would put this all over my belly before the Spoiled Mama Body Butter for some extra moisurizing! 

#5. Cute Boots (currently craving these). 

#6. Rustica Bittersweet Chocolate Cookies. These are AMAZING!!!!! I usually don't eat gluten or dairy...but these are sooo worth it.

  #7. Sebastian Joes Ice Cream. My favorite flavor is Pavarotti. 

#8. Blazers!! (currently craving this one) They're so chic and stylish with your baby bump. You just need a cute maternity shirt underneath and keep the blazer open. 

#9. Hue Fleece Lined Leggings. These are amazingly comfy and warm and are stretchy enough for the growing belly! I would always fine mine at Nordstrom Rack.

  #10. Blooma Prenatal Yoga. If you don't live in Twin Cities, this DVD is great! However, if you live in Minneapolis or St. Paul, Blooma has a location in both cities! It was one of the best things I did while being pregnant. Changed my life! Great community for before and after having a baby!

#11. Tracy Anderson The Pregnancy Project.  Stay fit with a DVD for each month of your pregnancy! 


Thursday, August 1, 2013