What I Ate Today (Detox)

WHEW! has it been a crazy busy week for me! Going, going, going, non-stop. Almost everyday this past week, I got home and did not feel like cooking. Which means, I didn’t! Instead I chowed down on whatever was handy (i.e. chips, frosted animal crackers WITH peanut butter (my muse), pizza). These things shouldn’t even be in my house! Needless to say, my body hated me for it and I could tell by the way I felt and looked. Time. to. DETOX. The word “detox” means different things to different people. To me, it means consuming raw vitamins, lots of veggies,

Banana Coffee Smoothie

Goooooodmorning! Just a little hyper over here from my insanely good smoothie I made for breakfast. The other day I was thinking – what IF I took what I frequently have for breakfast (banana, yogurt, coffee) and just blended it up to make a mind-blowing smoothie? Brilliance, I tell you. Just wait until you try this.   Perfect way to kickstart your morning or get ready for a workout. This smoothie is loaded with healthy complex carbs, lots of protein, and a caffeine buzz because let’s be honest, no one can function without their beloved cup’o joe. The perfect blend


While in Greece this past summer, I spent one night in Athens and shopped my little behind off at the Mango store. Everything I bought was white, white, white! I guess I’m a little obsessed, but it is the perfect summer tone. I’m about those neutrals, baby. Come Labor Day wearing white is no longer acceptable in the world of fashion… so I’ll be wearing white everyday until then 😉 Most people tend to stay away from wearing white, but I definitely gravitate towards it. It screams crisp, clean, and chic to me. Add a statement piece (or not) and

Coconut & Almond Flour Banana Bread

When my man asks for banana bread, he GETS banana bread! I think banana bread is a staple in every household, so finding the perfect (and healthy!) recipe was a top priority. I am happy to announce that I have succeeded at such a task because OMGGG this is drool worthy! Tomorrow Sam starts his first day of fall semester for medical school… (silently screams). Every Sunday is a little lazy, but we made sure this particular one was extra lazy. Slept in, enjoyed our cinnamon hazelnut coffee together (killer), watched Netflix, shopped, and obviously we (I) baked! Moist, nutty, flavorful,

This Way to the Beach

Ahhh… crashing waves, sand between your toes, the hot sun kissing your skin… nothing beats the beach! Today my family and I took a 24 hour getaway to the beaches of Holland, MI. It was so nice to be together and just relax. This year has been quite hectic for everyone. Sam and I got married in May (wahoo!) and moved to a new city, my brothers have been traveling all over the country, Sam just started medical school, James starts college, John started a new job… craziness! Our first destination was Laketown Beach. It is my favorite beach. The drive