Healthy Snacks for the Girl on the Go

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There’s really nothing worse than having mid-afternoon snack craving. Especially if you’re like me and the hanger is toooooo real (ask Carl anytime, he’ll attest to that). Keeping snacks in your purse at all times is a must. We’ve all been told that snacking between meals is important (especially if you’re looking to lose weight), but not all snacks are equal.

You always want to make sure that you’re snacking on treats that aren’t too high in fat or sugar- it’s not only unhealthy, but also can cause you to have a mid-workday crash if you binge on bad bites! These are a few of the snacks I like to keep in my (probably too oversized) bag!

RX Bars
 These bars are a major lifesaver when you’re running out the door in the morning! They’re the perfect size for breakfast on the go and pack major flavor. And more importantly, there’s no artificial crap. Each bar literally lists its ingredients on the wrapper, which I love. My faves are the chocolate sea salt and chocolate coconut (can you sense a theme here?).

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The Best of San Diego

With the warmer sunshine coming, spring break and vacations are right around the corner, who doesn’t have a break on their mind? I’ve been doing some spring re-arranging and decided to decorate this little corner of the house with fun prints and pieces (adult spring break haha) and thought a it would be fun to do a post on vacationing in San Diego!


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With a variety of different neighborhoods all with their own vibes, Instagram-worthy photo ops, killer beach views and more, San Diego is the ideal California vacation spot. Whether you’re an avid outdoor adventurer, a foodie or just eager to cross well-known spots off your bucket list, there’s something for everyone. If you’re planning a trip down the coast, check out my five must-see stops!

CORONADO ISLAND


  If you have the time, head to downtown and hop on the ferry across the ocean to Coronado. After being a Southern California native for my entire life, I finally visited for the first time for my birthday last year. Coronado is an absolute blast if you have a day to enjoy it. From the collection of commercial and local businesses that line the streets to the quaint homes and over bounding greenery, it feels like a summer getaway town.

 Must See: The iconic Hotel Del Coronado! There’s something to do here year round, even if you don’t book a stay. The pristine beaches that make up the perimeter of the hotel are perfect to drink, lunch, bike ride and tan. This makes a great stop for both family fun days and romantic getaways.

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All About That LASH!

I have always had a major love for big, dramatic lashes. They open up your eyes and make you look a little extra alert- perfect for everything from early mornings to date night trying to look put together the morning after a late night.

I have definitely not been blessed with naturally long, luscious lashes. (Side note: Is it just me or does it always seem that guys have the best natural eyelashes?! SO unfair!).

 

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I didn’t really get into fake lashes until a few months ago. I always struggled with getting them on evenly, getting them to stay and disguising them. All those fabulous beauty vloggers make it look so easy to just casually slap on a strip and call it a day, right? Not so much for me.

But practice makes perfect, and now I’d say I’m pretty decent at it. I’ve picked up a few ticks, tips and tools to share that might help make lash application a little less frustrating for you too!

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Margarita Day

Happy National Margarita (AKA happiness) Day!

Anyone who knows me knows I love a good marg any night of the week. Which makes today a great day in my books.

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But as much as I love to drink ’em, I don’t love the way they always make me feel after. The last thing a girl wants is to wake up from a night of drinking feeling bloated, am I right? Regular margaritas are full of sugar and salt that can leave you feeling major regret when the fun is over. The solution- try a skinny margarita!

If you’ll be trying your hand at at-home bartending, check out this fabulous skinny margarita recipe I found from Gaby over at Whats Gaby Cooking!

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Experiences, Not Things

Happy Monday babes!

We’re inching closer and closer to spring and summer, even though the weather might not feel like it. I know it definitely hasn’t felt like it to me. My attitude towards summer months has changed since being out of college and in the real world. Obviously, with the exception of a handful of jobs, June/July/August months don’t mean summer break- they just means cranking the AC in the office and trading in your morning cappuccino for an iced coffee.

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That being said, I’ve had a shift in perspective the last few weeks.  I stumbled upon this article that talks about the benefit of spending money on experiences, not things.

It definitely stuck with me. Why save and save and save for things that will never truly satisfy us? Do you really need the newest iPhone (which, let’s be real, isn’t much better than the one you’re scrolling on right now)? Or would you rather spend that money on a road trip with your significant other?

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