Saturday, December 13, 2014

This Week In Vlogs 12/5-12/11





My husband and I upload daily vlogs on our YouTube channel, and although I post them on a 2 day delay I am going to start sharing our week in videos here on Saturday mornings.

So grab your breakfast and drink of choice, and yes you may choose alcohol, sit down and enjoy the show!



Friday December 5- Shopping in Arlington




Saturday December 6-  Hardest Class, Errands & Couch Time




Sunday December 7- Motivation Tips, New FitGear & Trying to Rap


Monday December 8- The Most Productive Day Ever



Tuesday December 9- New Protein Pancake Recipe & Exciting Purchases!





Wednesday December 10- Cooking with Eddie, Whole Foods and Numb Face



Thursday December 11- Trader Joe's and Marshalls Haul








Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday Favorites: Christmas Edition



Can you believe there are only 2 Fridays left until Christmas?
I haven't wrapped a single present yet, I should probably get on that.
But first, Friday Favorites.



Favorite DIY Decor: This Christmas card holder is perfect for any mantle, or if you're like me and don't have one, you can put it on top of a book shelf or bar!



Favorite "I wish I thought of that!": This WiFi printable is perfect for the Holidays when you constantly have guests in and out of your home, who want to save their data and use your WiFi. You could download a cute font, type in the password, print and frame. 


You'll never have to answer that pesky "What's your WiFi password?" question again!


Favorite Dunk-A-Roo: I am obsessed with all things gingerbread at the moment, I just can't seem to get enough. So as I was planning my Christmas menu I came across this Gingerbread Dip and knew it had to be a part of our celebrations.



Favorite Must Have Item: Earlier this week I treated myself to one of the limited edition "Dot Collection" cups from Starbucks. I have been eyeing them ever since they debuted back in November and knew I would kick myself if I missed out on them. 

This is the one I picked up, I am thinking of using it on my desk for a pen holder rather than a travel mug. But I hope Santa puts another one in my stocking because I love them all!



Favorite Brunch Bite: I will be hosting Christmas Brunch and Christmas Dinner, which means there will be a lot of eating happening in a very short period of time. However, I love the idea of a "bites brunch," instead of heavy casseroles or carby pancakes, why not have a bunch of bite sized breakfast foods!?

These burrito bites are not only cute, but perfect for school/work days as well.



Favorite Memory: My aunt started a Christmas Eve tradition of using ornaments as place cards on the table and it was something I always loved about the holiday at her Housee. I have decided to carry on this tradition now that I will be hosting the Christmas holidays at my house and loved this idea of writing the name and year on the ornament so those who receive them will always have that memory.


Favorite Sweaty Santa Workout: With all of the eating surrounding the Holidays and on Christmas Eve/Christmas day we tend to find many excuses NOT to workout.  This "Santa Six Pack Challenge" from The Fit Fork is easy enough to do anywhere that you no longer have an excuse to skip your workout.


Santa is always watching, after all.


Favorite Holi-Mani: This glittery Christmas tree manicure is so easy a caveman could do it....if they had nail polish.

 All you need is a good nude color, two green polishes and tape of some kind to recreate this look.


Favorite Festive Printable: Everyone and their mother seems to be having Ugly Christmas Sweater parties these days, myself included. 


Add some jingle to your jangle [ I don't know what that means] with this free printable from Printabelle!



Favorite Christmas Jam: I have to admit, this year I am just NOT into Christmas music. It may be the fact that commercials have played out every song imaginable before Thanksgiving OR I may be Scrooge. We're not sure yet. 



If I had to pick one song to listen to this Holiday season it would be Idina Menzel and Michael Buble's rendition of "Baby it's Cold Outside"





Happy Holidays!


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Red Velvet Protein Pancakes




Protein pancakes have been my go to breakfast for years now, and although I go through phases of having them daily then not having them for a month or so at a time, I still love them all the same.


Cellucor is my favorite protein powder, our cabinets are full of their products. Cinnamon Swirl is my all time favorite, but then I got my hands on the Red Velvet Cake Batter...it's life changing you guys.


For this recipe all you need is RV protein powder, 1/3 cup of egg whites and 1 cup of almond milk.
I topped my pancakes with a little bit of light cream cheese, which really made it feel like I was eating cake for breakfast.


I put all of my ingredients, except the cream cheese into my Nutribullet and blended until the batter was smooth. I find it's easier to cook the pancakes when they're all the same size and have the same consistency.


These are definitely going to become part of my procake rotation. I am also going to try and make protein cookies or cupcakes for Christmas using this flavor.


What's your favorite breakfast?

 
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