Monday, February 23, 2015

A Childhood Favorite..Revamped!




Growing up my mom always packed our lunches. I can hardly remember buying lunch in Elementary or Grade school. The best lunches always involved Doritos, Cosmic Brownies, Oatmeal Cream Pies or a Lunchable.

Don't get me wrong, my mom taught us the importance of healthy and balanced eating from a very young age but she definitely didn't skimp out on the delicious, less nutritious snacks.




Last week I came across the new Applegate Farms "Half Time" lunches which comes in Turkey & Cheese, Ham & Cheese or Bologna & Cheese. I was immediately reminiscent of my childhood Lunchable lunches and began my search to find one.



While this lunch is still filled with processed foods (which I don't mind but I know many do) I found it appealing because Applegate's cold cuts are antibiotic free and both Annie's and Stonyfield's products are organic.

It was a well rounded "snack lunch" for myself (310 calories!) and if I had children it is something I would like to give them on occasion. This is a perfect go-to lunch for travel or if you're out running errands and hunger strikes, something I will definitely be picking up again!

FYI: This is not a sponsored post, just something I found, loved and wanted to share.

What was your favorite childhood lunch?


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Recent Target Finds




Yesterday Eddie and I went to our local Target bright and early, like before I had my first cup of coffee early. With him working overnights the morning is "our time" so we make the best of our situation and have breakfast or Target dates.


As always we went in for 2 things: Pancake mix for him and Almond milk for me, but we left a cart full of new things. I figured I would share some of our Target finds because who doesn't love a good haul?


These oatmeal packets are gluten free, dairy free, non-gmo and high fiber PLUS they come in a bunch of flavors so I had to have Eddie decide for me and I was happy with his choice of strawberry shortcake. I had it yesterday with a scoop of Cellucor cinnamon roll protein mixed in and it was breakfast perfection.

On the complete opposite side of the healthy food spectrum we have Sprinkled Donut Crunch. This is not something we would usually have in our house, I keep Special K on hand for the times I have a cereal craving (which is usually twice a year) but something about sprinkles and donuts in a miniature size dragged me in. I'll report back on Instagram when I give them a try.


I have been a long time fan of La Croix sparkling waters and when I saw they had released a Mango flavor I had to have it. I drank two of these yesterday and it's safe to say I am obsessed, I even pictured myself having one mixed with pineapple vodka sitting by the pool on a warm summer day. HURRY UP WARM WEATHER!


I simply couldn't resist this little bag of sugar cookie kettle corn from Boom Chicka Pop. When I got home I checked the nutrition label (this is a small bag) and there are 3 servings, so I definitely need to be mindful of that when I dive in this weekend during the Oscars.


Moving out of the food aisle and into the clothing....


 


 













Pink is my favorite color but lately I am obsessing over everything mint. I saw this sweater as I was leaving the store and couldn't resist it. It's perfect for spring as it's lightweight and pastel and I love that it's slightly over sized, win!



This skirt is very out of my comfort zone with the mix of textures and patterns but something about it screamed you need this. You may not be able to tell but there are little hints of mint throughout it which is also why I had to have it.



Surprise surprise another mint shirt but this time with pink! Target t-shirts are my favorite, they don't shrink and they get more comfortable with every wash and for $7 you really can't go wrong.



Target I love you but my wallet hates you.










Tuesday, February 17, 2015

My First Stitch Fix!





It took me almost a year but I have finally hopped on the Stitch Fix bandwagon!



Before I get to the items I received I wanted to give you a few tidbits of information:

1. Stitch Fix is a $20 subscription service that sends you 5 pieces of clothing/accessories hand picked by your stylist
2. You choose how often you want to receive your box, whether it's monthly, every other month or every 3
3. Your items are picked for you based on a style quiz, which I found to be very thorough, as well as your Pinterest boards and the notes you leave for your stylist
4. You only buy the items you want to keep and mail back the rest (they send you a prepaid mailing envelope)

I am in no way a fashion blogger but in an effort to change things up around here I figured I would share my first "fix" and if it is something you would like me to continue sharing, leave a comment below telling me so!

Oh, and I love taking selfies but having someone else photograph me, even if it's my own husband is pure torture so forgive me for the awkward pics below.

Okay, lets get into my February Stitch Fix!



I told my stylist Kristen I was traveling to Jamaica in the beginning of March and would like some pieces for my trip. In the note she wrote me she not only told me how to style my pieces but when they would be most appropriate to wear on our trip.


1. 41Hawthorn- Dita Sleeveless Ponte Dress (Kept)
This dress fit me perfectly. It hugs in the right places and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion, I have nothing like it in my closet currently so it was a very welcome addition!

2. Romolo-Starla Ornate Collar Necklace (Returned)

I loved the colors and design of this statement necklace but I have too many similar pieces on my jewelry wall already, so back it went.

3. 41Hawthorn- Teresa Colorblocked Sleeveless Blouse (Returned)
I LOVED this tank, again I don't have anything like it in my closet but it was a little too small and the slits on the side showed my skin which wasn't very flattering. Had it been a little longer I definitely would have kept it.

4. THML- Haleburg Knit Tank (Returned)

I went back and forth on keeping this tank top over the last few days. When I paired it with this bright yellow cardigan I loved it but for the price tag I felt it was better to let it go (let it go, can't hold me back anymoreeee..sorry Frozen just follows me everywhere)

5. Mavi- Ruxin Distressed Boyfriend Jean (Returned)

I loved these jeans but again they were just a little too small for me. #ThickThighsProblems I loved the color as well as the distressed look so it was unfortunate they didn't fit. However, jeans is just one of those things I don't think someone can pick for me, I am extremely picky in that department and I have a decent amount of junk in trunk... just sayin'


Overall I loved my first Stitch Fix box and I am getting another one in March. My stylist definitely listened to my requests and paid attention to my Pinterest boards which I appreciate. I can't wait to see what comes next month!

Click here if you would like to try Stitch Fix, this is not a sponsored review but I will get a referral credit if you do sign up. 
(Everyone gets one)

 
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