i stepped wrong in step class on monday and am now sporting a lovely cankle and limping around town.  not my favorite week ever. 
excited for the weekend as the last three weeks have been super stressful at work and i am feeling a little down in the dumps. 
here's to the frickin' weekend with friends, an elevated ankle and fresh start to the month of june!
hope you all have a fabulous weekend!


Song of the Week: #Beautiful

i have a total love/hate relationship with mariah carey.  the hate meter has been in the full mode for almost ten years now.  gone were the gold old mariah days, replaced with the emancipation of mimi (no thank you) and other crappy songs. 

however, my hate meter of mariah is currently at an all time low, as i am IN LOVE with her latest song "#beautiful" (although really, wtf is up with the hahtag business)?  maybe it's because it's a duet with miguel, maybe it's because it has an old school vibe to it, or maybe it's because mariah cut all the crap finally and just sings great lyrics they way she used to. 

whatever the reason may be, i love this song.  it's pretty and makes me smile and wanna sway side to side in my car with sun shining down in through the sun roof. 

perfect summer jam. 


Happy {5K} Weekend!

it's finally here!  my first 5k ever and while i am totally nervous, i am also totally excited!
after running the revlon run/walk for women tomorrow morning, it's back home for a quick shower and change and then off to main street santa monica for some birthday pub crawl action!
a sunday night dinner at gjelina will be exactly what the doctor ordered! 
hope you all have a fabulous weekend!  happy mother's day too!

Frugal Friday ~ Gifts for Mom!

mother's day is this coming sunday and it you have been procrastinating a bit and are short on funds, luck is on your side, because any of the gifts above are sure to bring a smile to moms face, all while keeping your tab at under $50!
kai travel set (my moms fave!)
mr. boddington's mistral soap (cute packaging and amazing scents!)
tuscan herb candle (what mom doesn't want to go to tuscany?)
gucci flora rollerball perfume (i wear this scent and get complimented daily)
sea flower print scarf (perfect colors for spring & summer!)
eiffel tower ring dish (darling little accent piece - ooh la la!)
be sure to give your favorite moms a little love this sunday!


Best Brush Ever!

no seriously.  this little guy is amazeballs. 
i have super fine hair that is a pain in the butt to comb out when i get out of the shower.  so much so that i don't brush my hair ever. 
for reals.  i only brush my hair when i get out of the shower.  and even then i don't actually brush it, i just comb it and it usually takes a some time and results in a loss of a lot of hair and a bit of a sore head (and god knows how many broken hairs). 
so imagine my delight when my new hairdresser ashley worked this nifty weird gadget through my hair in a matter of seconds (all while it massaged my head).  i immediately asked what the hell was that.  and she informed me it was called the "tangle teezer" and it was great on all types of hair, wet or dry. 
i was of course sold and ready to purchase only to find out that they are kind of hard to track down (i should have ordered online).  a few weeks ago i found this sparkly brush at barrington court health & beauty supply and couldn't wait to try it out at home...turns out it works just as well at home as it did in the salon! 
it does sometimes make me feel like i am brushing a horses tail due to the shape and sound, but i promise you, this brush is life changing!  it's the perfect brush for summer beach days, or everyday shower days!


Happy {Cinco de Mayo} Weekend!

happy cinco de mayo weekend!  how fun is this gold pinata?  yes please!
we celebrated tres de mayo at work today and i am suffering a bit from too much horchata (it's so good)! 
tomorrow it's a shockwave workout with the girls at equinox, then a fabulous charity silent auction and dinner at the skirball center (dress from rent the runway - fingers crossed it works) and a little farmers market and coffee with the boy on sunday.  and duh a margarita - who's kidding who?
hope your weekend is full of horchata, margaritas and pinatas galore! 


Make These - Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins

(my muffins via instagram @lyndsylee)
i absolutely adore our new kitchen (i can't believe it has already been a month), and have been trying to utilize it as often as possible.  trying to eat healthy and deliciously has never been easier thanks to pintrest (not sure why i was so late to joining)! 
i saw this picture in my feed a few weeks back... 
i immediately told b to keep his mitts off the bananas as i needed them to get good and brown to bake these banana oatmeal breakfast muffins
added bonus besides looking so tasty...they are gluten-free and perfect healthy morning treats to grab and go.  and did i mention they were oh so moist (yeah, i realize that is a disgusting word, but it is the best way to describe them - please accept my apologies)? 
they were a hit with b, me and the gals at work (always good about testing out my goods).  do yourself a favor and make them.  don't even second guess my recommendation, just do it!  your tummy will thank you!

*2.5 cups old fashioned oats (i used trader joes gluten free rolled oats)
*1 cup plain low fat greek yogurt
*2 eggs
*1/2 cup honey
*2 tsp baking powder (totally forgot to add this to mine)
*1 tsp baking soda
*2 TBSP ground flax seed (bought seeds from trader joes & ground them myself)
*1 tsp vanilla
*2 ripe bananas (i used 3 - mine were on the smaller side)
*chocolate chips (optional)
1. preheat oven to 400 degrees. spray tin with non-stick cooking spray or line 12 muffin tins with silicone or foil liners.
2. place the oats in the food processor and pulse for about 10 seconds. add remaining ingredients to the food processor (i used my blender - worked great).
3. process until everything is mixed together and oats are smooth.
4. divide batter among cupcake liners, and bake for 18-20 minutes (i only cooked mine for 16 minutes), or until toothpick comes out clean.



Word Up Wednesday

i am excited for 80 degree weather the rest of the week, a 5k, a b*day party, a visit to sf and a 3 day weekend!  so ready for may!



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