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Monday, December 31, 2012

3 Year Anniversary Dinner

















Today is our 3 year anniversary! We decided to go to Brio in Raleigh for some champagne, pasta and delicious dessert. We went all out! I can't see myself with anyone else, I have enjoyed these past 3 years as a married couple and I can't wait for many more. I wore some thick black stockings underneath black shorts with a white blouse with black detailing and some short black booties.
Friday, December 07, 2012

Happy Holidays










This year we get to spend the holidays in the new house with tall ceilings which meant a new bigger tree! Im obsessed with our tree! I went all out this year since I'm working its much easier to afford both presents and decor. I made it my goal this year to get Joe the most presents since he's usually the one buying me wonderful things. Although it's not for sure yet we may sneak down to Florida to surprise family. Let's hope it turns out well. What do you think of my gift wrapping skills this year? My absolute favorite place right now is HomeGoods/TJ Maxx and they never disappoint. I got so many questions on my gift wrapping paper well thats where I got them! I made it a tradition this year that I hope to pass down every year to get one unique ornament for each of us. I actually write the year we got them on them for future reference. It slowly builds up our tree and its special for everyone to look back on. Of course my pups got one that represents them each. One of princess Belle for my Belle and one of Princess Jazmine for my Jazzy. Don't they just look thrilled?
Sunday, October 14, 2012

DIY BluePrint Cleanse

BluePrint Cleanse is 6 drinks a day, for 3 days. Sadly enough way too expensive! So I tried to make my own. You will need a juicer, blender, and the ingredients listed below. The amounts makes about enough for the 3 days.


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1. Green.
  • 6 Romaine leafs.
  • 8 Celery sticks.
  • 3 Cucumbers.
  • 6 Kale leafs.
  • 10 Parsley ribs.
  • 4 Granny Smith Apples.
  • 2 Handfuls of Spinach.
  • 2oz of Lemon.
  • 1 tbsp of Ginger.
* Make sure to juice the celery sticks, cucumbers, apples and lemon first then blend the rest with the juice and run it through a strainer. This way you get most of the greens.


2. Gold/P.A.M
  • 2 Pineapples.
  • 4 Granny Smith Apples.
  • 5tbs of Mint finely chopped.
  • 2oz of Lime Juice.

3. Repeat Green.


4. Yellow.
  • 1lt of Water.
  • 4oz of Lemon.
  • 1/4 tsp of Cayenne Pepper.
  • 3tbsp of Agave Nectar.
5. Repeat Green or Red/C.A.B.
  • 3 Red or Fuji Apples.
  • 6 Carrots.
  • 4 Beets.
  • 2oz Lemon.
  • 1 1/2 tbsp or Ginger.
6. White/Milk.
  • 1 cup of raw Cashews.
  • 4 cups of Water.
  • 2tbsp of Vanilla.
  • 1/2 tbsp of Cinnamon.
  • 3-5 tbsp of Agave.

*Leave cashews to soak in the water over night. Blend the next day, and add the rest of the ingredients. Then run through strainer. 


I was able to find these pitchers for .98 cents at Walmart. Its easier to just pour and drink rather than make them all on the spot. 

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ENJOY XO.
Friday, June 15, 2012

Hair, vitamins and reconstructing.

I'm known for dying my hair quite a lot. Back in high school I had very long thick hair, the thing about my hair is it gets damaged and within a couple weeks it heals back. I've always loved that but when I first moved away I chopped my entire hair off. Somehow it being chopped it would take a lot longer to heal, which is very odd to me. I had to keep trimming it. Now its back to short. Above shoulder length short. So since I recently did the lavender on my hair, I don't really want to darken it anymore or do anything to it all. I really want to take full care f it. I've been doing quite a lot of research. First I had a trip to Sally's Beauty Supply. In which I found these care products for damaged hair. Aphogee. They're about $6-$15 each. I got the ProVitamin Leave in conditioner, Shampoo for Damaged Hair, Keratin 2 minute Reconstructor, and the Balancing Moisturizer. I have yet to get the treatment which is more expensive, about $25. But the first time I used it was today and it really felt different, much more manageable. I don't wash my hair everyday now so I only use it every now and then. I decided to keep blogging about it so I can bring my hair back to health and help you to also help your hair grow healthy.



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  First of all I bought vitamins to help with the growth of my hair. I have been taking prenatal vitamins for over a year now, a friend who was pregnant told me that its something that really does wonders for hair and nails. And no you don't have to be pregnant to take them. I also take 'Hair Skin & Nails' the name speaks for itself. One of my favorites is 'Biotin'. It promotes healthy hair growth and protects against dryness. It also increases elasticity of the hair's cortex, thus preventing breakage. At last is the Fish Oil Omega-3. The omega-3 fatty acids in fish and fish oil can provide nutrients and proteins for the hair follicles, which can support healthy hair growth, prevent hair loss and add shine and luster to hair. You can find them all under $15 at Walmart. Depending on the size bottle you want. All you have to do is take one of each every morning with a good breakfast. 
   
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Something I try to always do when I wash my hair is, 1) condition it for at least 10-20mins. I put on a cap and let the conditioner sink in. 2) When rinsing off the conditioner, wash it with cold water. This will allow your hair follicles to close up and therefor keeping in the nutrients. Also as hard as it is to get haircuts when you are trying to grow your hair out, it is something you need to do to allow your hair to grow. Not cutting it won't make it grow faster, what it does is getting rid of the split ends allows your hair to not break. If your tips are broken and split then that means without realizing it your hair is breaking little by little, and it makes it seem like your hair isn't growing at all. I recommend a trim 6-8 weeks apart. I already have in my calendar when my next trim is. 
These are a few ideas to start off to grow healthy hair. I will update you on anything else I find and do. Xo.