Saturday, July 30, 2011

Yes, I Am A Smoothie Addict.

For the past few months I have been addicted to smoothies. Unfortunately, there aren't very many places in my area where I can purchase a smoothie made with fresh fruits. McDonald's Strawberry Banana smoothie is delicious and 210 calories for a small isn't bad unfortunately smoothies without some protein won't fill me up so I end up eating more calories than I'd like.

Due to the lack of variety, I decided to buy a blender and blend my own smoothies. I have really wanted the Ninja Master Prep for a while now because it doubles as a food processor so I purchased one for myself a couple of weeks ago on sale at Target. So far I really like this product. I have only made smoothies with it so far but I can't wait to make my own hummus or salsa. Ultimately, I would love to own a Vitamix blender but it is out of my price range for now. That will need to be an investment in the future. Right now I am paying for things like graduate school and the CPA exam.

I have been pursing blogs and websites for different smoothie recipes and have found quite a selection. My favorite blog for smoothie recipes is Peanut Butter Fingers. Julie has an awesome list of smoothies listed on her blog and I have tried a few of them so far and haven't been disappointed. This morning the "Ice Cream" Smoothie caught my eye so I headed to the kitchen.
Surprisingly, I didn't have any honey (I always have honey) so I added some vanilla extract instead. The results was quite yummy. Check out the ingredients I used below.

My Vanilla Goodness Smoothie (adapted from Peanut Butter Fingers)

1 scoop Jay Robb Whey Protein Vanilla
2 bananas
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp fat free whipped topping

Friday, July 22, 2011

A Day Late and A Dollar Short

I know, I know, a day late and a dollar short. I hope everyone will forgive me for posting my first ever Paper Doll Project outfit a day late. I cross my heart that I wore this outfit yesterday. I was paired up with Kimberlee of I Have A Degree In This! I asked her to style this vintage midi skirt I thrifted from the Goodwill. I have only worn it once and haven't worn it again because I wasn't really sure what to pair with it. Kimberlee gave me two great, different ways to wear this skirt and this is the look I chose. I really like the way the white tee looks with this skirt. It really lets you focus on the beauty of the skirt. I wore some bracelets and a necklace with this outfit as well but took it off to bake some cupcakes and forgot to put it back on.

Today is also Everybody, Everywear: Thrift. I have become much more interested in thrifting since I started reading fashion blogs especially since I started reading Jentine's blog. She finds amazing stuff and it really inspired me to get out there and start digging to find my own treasures!

top: Madewell; skirt: thrifted; shoes: Payless; belt: Forever21

Paper Doll Project

Please take some time to visit the other pairings to see how they styled each other, and maybe take a trip over to EBEW to see all the thrifted items we’re wearing today.

Divergent Musings and Maybe Someday We’ll Be Smarter
Unusual Form and Miss Vinyl Ahoy
In doctorly fashion and The Daily Dani
Matters of Merrymaking and Be Your Own Adventure
Better With Tights and I Have A Degree In This!
The Cardigan Queen and Acute Designs
Ruby Bastille and A Heart and Soul Story
From the Mixed-up Files and Stylish Year
Animated Cardigan and Snappy Casual
Miss Lulu Blogs and Elle Enchanted
The Socialite’s Closet and Shades of Sarah
My Orange Stilettos and Pull Your Socks Up!
Oranges and Apples and Not Just Mom
Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication and Pieces of {My} Earth
Toujours C’est La Vie and Never Dreamed about This

Thrift | Everybody, Everywear

Monday, July 4, 2011

Thriftin' Fool

I wore this outfit Friday. I have had a very busy weekend but I can't complain! Hopefully new, fun things are coming my way. I am doing my best to branch out and be as social as possible. Putting myself out there is always something I have had trouble with. But with a little courage I am getting much better!

This dress is from The Kissing Tree Vintage's eBay store. I love that store! It is the most adorable button-up dress ever. Currently they have one in blue for auction on eBay. I love this dress so much I was thinking about bidding on it as well! I think I have an addiction!

dress: The Kissing Tree Vintage via eBay; shoes: Forever 21; belt: Steve Madden via TJ Maxx; necklace: New York & Company; bracelets: thrifted