My Secret to Looking Like I Got Ready Without Makeup

the no-makeup trick for looking like you got ready

the trick to looking like you got ready without makeup

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ily couture heart sweatshirt

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heart sweatshirt

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DETAILS: HEART SWEATSHIRT (WEARING SIZE LARGE) | GREY JOGGERS | SNEAKERS | SUNGLASSES | GREY TOTE (SIMILAR HERE) | WHITE WATCH

Happy weekend guys! The other day some sweet girl commented on one of my pics asking how I stay put together all the time. Can I tell you I 100% am not!! And honestly I don’t want it to come across that way. That’s not real life and I never want our lives to come across as super put together or perfect because NO ONE is. Probably about 50% of the time, especially in the winter I don’t get ready. I love sporty comfortable style. And want to know the biggest secret, a lot of times I wear sunglasses because I’m not wearing makeup 🙂 It’s my easy trick for not getting ready! I feel like the eyes are the big giveaway if you got ready for the day or not. So now you know my dirty little secret!

Valentine’s day is coming up! I’ve been living in this cozy heart sweatshirt (wearing size large for oversized fit) from my clothing line ILY. If you missed it, you can also see a few more of our Valentine’s collection here – including matching pieces for kiddos! We also just got these frayed jeans (under $100) in and they are so so cute!! I have been obsessed with this style and was so excited to find them in white – the fringe is the best detail to mix up textures with your winter whites this season.

Below are few more great cozy sweatshirts for the season!


XX, Christine

5 Healthy Swaps For Your Favorite Treats

Happy Sunday from Hawaii guys! We are having such a great time in Hawaii with the family, I am going to have a really hard time leaving the beach to come back to cold Utah! Hawaii is one of my favorite destinations and such a family friendly place for traveling! 🙂 Focusing on time with family and enjoying the journey was one of my resolutions this year so I’m really focusing on disconnecting while we are here (although I’m still snapping so follow along at @hellofashblog!)  Speaking of resolutions, I think we are all trying to eat a little healthier this year, so I have been digging up all kinds of healthy alternatives to my favorite treats on pinterest! Below are five that I cant wait to try:

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recipe via pinterest

CARROTT, PISTACHIO, AND POMEGRANATE LOAF RECIPE

| Makes: 8 Servings |

Ingredients:

  • 7/8 cup of self-raising flour
  • 7/8 cup of  golden caster sugar
  • 5/8 cup of  butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons milk (you can use normal, semi or fully skimmed milk)
  • 1/2 cup of grated carrot
  • 1/3 cup of roughly chopped pistachios (plus extra to decorate)
  • 1 pomegranate
  • sieved icing sugar

See directions with photos .

junipercakery.co

recipe via pinterest

BLUEBERRY AND COCONUT POPSICLES

| Makes: 8 Servings |

Ingredients:

  •  1½ cups coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)

Instructionss:

  1. Mix the coconut milk, maple syrup and vanilla in a blender until smooth.
  2. Add the blueberries and pulse until they’ve’ been “smashed” but not completely blended.
  3. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 5 hours or overnight.

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sweetfries

recipe via pinterest

EXTRA CRISPY BAKED SWEET POTATO FRIES

| Makes: 3 Servings |

Ingredients:

  • 3 whole Sweet Potatoes, Peeled And Cut Into 1/4-inch wide Thin Sticks
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup ghee (or olive oil)
  • 1 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Seasoned Salt (or Plain Salt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper

See full instructions here.

layersofhappiness.com

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recipe via pinterest

SWEET POTATO PIZZA

| Makes: 2 Servings |

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium size sweet potato, peeled
  • cup rolled oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • a pinch of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Detailed instructions here.

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recipe via pinterest

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BANANA CAKE

| Makes: 9 Servings |

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium ripe bananas (about 1 cup)
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp mini chocolate chips for topping – optional

Instructions:

  1. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, mix the bananas and brown sugar until the bananas are mashed and the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add the applesauce, vanilla, and egg. Mix together.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until incorporated.
  4. Fold in the semi-sweet chocolate chips. Pour batter into a greased 8×8-inch baking dish. Sprinkle the top with mini chocolate chips.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 35 minutes. Check the center with a toothpick to determine doneness. Best eaten warm.

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XX, Christine

3 Destinations On My Bucket List and 3 to Add to Yours

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I love finding pretty luggage! I’ve kind of started collecting because I like different pieces for different occasions or destinations.  I’m the worst at condensing everything into a carry-on (although I’ve been making a little progress with Cody’s help lol) so especially when it comes to family trips we end up needing a lot of suitcases. We’ve also been traveling so much lately that a lot of the time I still have a partially unpacked suitcase on our bedroom floor while I’m packing for the next trip, so having a few luggage options has been a lifesaver, haha.

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joy mangano leather suitcase

The inside of the suitcase has drawer-like sections (like a dresser) which make it really convenient for packing, especially if it’s for the kids. I can use one section for each kid.

steve madden velvet sneakers

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fashion blogger luggage

Seriously is there any better feeling than matching luggage? I’ve been looking for a cognac leather style for forever so when I found this one I had to get the matching weekender from Joy Mangano. A classic leather is such a pretty neutral and it’s timeless you can use it forever.

leather luggage

DETAILS: CREAM KNIT SWEATER (OBSESSED WITH THIS ONE UNDER $100 – WEARING SIZE SMALL) | PINK HENLEY  (ON SALE – UNDER $50 – WEARING SIZE LARGE) | DISTRESSED DENIM | VELVET SNEAKERS (UNDER $100)

LUGGAGE: LEATHER CHRISTIE SATCHEL FROM MACY’S | LEATHER CHRISTIE SUITCASE FROM MACY’S

Hey guys! One of my main goals from last year was to travel more and it’s something I want to focus on this year too. I moved around a lot as a kid and I really think it helped shape me as a person and drove my love for travel as an adult! Some of my favorite memories with my family were on trips and I hope our kids feel the same! I feel like there’s so much to learn from seeing new places and interacting with different people around the world. I know there’s still so much world to see and you could spend a lifetime seeing it all, but below are three destinations that are on my bucket list:

1.  Bora Bora – A little cliche. I feel like everyone has this on their list, but I really want to go anywhere with huts over the ocean! Maldives, Bora Bora, Fiji, it looks like the ultimate tropical paradise!

2. Iceland – I actually hate the cold, Cody and I are both big cold wimps, but I’m throwing that all out the window because everything about Iceland looks AMAZING. The warm lagoons, the Northern Lights, the ice glaciers! I’m really dying to go!

3. Italian Coast – I lived in Florence, Italy for 6 months during college, doing a study abroad, and I was so bummed I didn’t get down the Southern part of Italy and see the coast! I really want to take Cody and the kids back to where I lived and then go spend a week along the coast!

I also wanted to share 3 of my favorite places I’ve been that you guys should add to your bucket list! Ok so Paris is probably one of my favorite cities in the world, but I think that might be everyone’s so outside of that obvious one:

1.  Dubai – travel guide coming soon!! But Dubai was so much different than I anticipated. The architecture, attention to detail, the beaches, everything was so beautiful!

2.  Hawaii – this has become a family favorite for us, we are making it an annual tradition to go here. Everywhere we go nothing compares to Hawaii’s beaches and the it’s in the US, so it’s usually the quickest and least expensive to get to as well.

3. Mykonos – So when we did our big Europe trip last summer, Santorini, was at the top of my bucket list and I actually liked Mykonos a lot better! Don’t get me wrong, both were beautiful, but something about Mykonos I liked more. The town felt a little younger, and the main city area is so cute! They have beautiful beaches and really good pastries!

What are some of your suggestions for destinations I should add to my list?

Below are some more great luggage options for wherever your bucket list takes you.

XX, Christine

*In collaboration with Macy’s and ShopStyle.