Valentine's Day Gift Guide For Him

Product Review: Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder


Over the last few years, my teeth have become more and more sensitive. It has been terrible! I've grown up using Crest Whitestripes, but I can't even use those anymore because it hurts my teeth so bad. With all the coffee and wine I drink, I need all the help I can get to keep my teeth white.

A few months ago, I found this amazing all-natural charcoal teeth whitener on Amazon. It had great reviews and it was only $20. I figured, what did I have to lose?! So I ordered it and have actually seen some improvements. I only use it once a day, but it does help! I wouldn't say it makes a dramatic change, but if you use it more frequently i'm sure it would.

I would definitely recommend this toothpaste as an alternative to anyone who can't use the traditional teeth whitening methods. All you do is brush your teeth like normal and voila, a brighter smile! I mean come on, who doesn't love that?
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Savory Sweet Potato Waffles

serves 3

What You Need
3 cups grated sweet potato
4 eggs, whisked
3/4 cup chopped spinach
3 TBS coconut flour
1/4 cup scallions, diced
1/2 TSP garlic powder

Toppings
Scallions, diced
Sriracha
Avocado
Poached egg

Directions 
1. Preheat your waffle iron.
2. In a medium bowl, mix together the sweet potato, eggs, spinach, coconut flour, scallion and garlic powder.
3. Grease your waffle iron and then spoon 1/4 cup of the batter onto the pan. Cook for about 5-10 minutes or until the outside is slightly browning and crispy. 
4. Remove and keep warm. Continue the same process with the remaining batter.
5. Plate your waffles and then top with your desired toppings. Enjoy!

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Hello Weekend!

Helllloooo Friday! Boy am I glad to see you! Luckily, this week went by pretty quickly. No major work fiascos, so it was a good week. However, my bathroom is currently under construction, so I have been working from my Mom's everyday this week. I can't wait to be able to work from home again! Fingers crossed it will be done soon (the joys of renting)!

This weekend, I plan on lounging and hanging out with friends. I'm going to check out Monday Night Garage for the first time and I am pretty excited! I absolutely love Monday Night and am shocked I haven't ventured over to their new space yet. What are y'all up to this weekend? Something fun I hope!

xxxx


If your skin gets super dry in the Winter, check out these makeup tips to help keep you looking your best.

For all you napping fans out there, here are some facts to use next time someone's bashing you for getting in some extra zzz's.

It's tax season. Be sure to brush up on what you can write off.



Crush your goals in 2018 with these 4 tips.

Weekend Dish Recommendation: Squash Soup + Lamb Meatballs

Before you go to the grocery store next time, read this.


Ann Taylor has 50% off sweaters and shirts.
My top 3: this striped sweater, this fringe poncho and this ruffle sleeve blouse.

Saks Off 5th has an extra 20% off select items.
My top 3: this cold shoulder top, this crepe dress and these mules.
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Floral Bomber




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Winter Closet Staples

1. Glen Plaid
Glen plaid is making a come back this Winter. I love the idea of it as a jacket, pants or a skirt. It is also a great piece to have for work.




2. Bold Red
Who doesn't love a good color pop or red?! Especially if you live in Georgia, because we can cheer on all our teams in this color. Also, we've got Valentine's Day coming up, so what better time to buy red than now?




3. Oversized Turtleneck
What a great item to have for chilly weather. These are great to dress up or down!






4. White Booties
One of my favorite Winter trends! These add a wow factor to any outfit you wear and are just so dang fun to walk around in.





5. Bomber Jacket
Why not freshen up your jacket game with a fun bomber? These are a great casual piece.





6. Chunky Scarf
Another cold weather essential. This thing will keep you warm and stylish in freezing temperatures.

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Chocolate Chip Blondie


What You Need
1 egg
1/4 cup coconut oil, softened 
2/3 cup almond butter
2/3 cup coconut sugar
2 TSP vanilla
3/4 cup unblanched almond flour
1 TBS coconut flour
3/4 TSP baking soda
1/8 TSP salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips, this is my favorite paleo option
3 TBS chocolate chips + 1 TSP coconut oil, for topping

Directions
1. Preheat your oven to 350° and line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper and olive oil or PAM. 
2. In a mixing bowl, combine the egg, coconut oil, almond butter, coconut sugar and vanilla. It will be thick.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda and salt.
4. Slowly, add the dry ingredients into the wet until fully combined. Once again, it will be very thick.
5. Stir in the chocolate chips and then spread into the pan. It will help if you use your hands.
6. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until set and the edges are starting to brown. Then, let cool completely. 
7. While the blondies are cooling, prepare the topping by melting the chocolate chips and coconut oil together. Drizzle on top and then enjoy!

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The Weekend Is Here!

Happy Friday loves! What a crazy week it has been here in Atlanta. We got another heavy layer of snow on Wednesday and I couldn't leave my house all day, because there was a solid sheet of ice on my road and in my parking lot. BUT, I finally ventured out yesterday and had a mini heart attack driving on the ice. Luckily, I survived and didn't get into a wreck! 

This weekend, my sister is coming into town and I can't wait to hangout with her. It's going to be nice out, so we plan on walking the Beltline and trying out a new brunch spot. Other than that, I plan on getting things done around the house and having some down time. What are y'all up to this weekend?

xxxx


Check out these awesome travel goals for 2018.

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Ever wonder what you should pack in your carry one? Here are some essentials.




If you haven't already, it is time to start your skincare routine. Here are some great tips for 20 and 30 year olds.

Don't have anything fun planned this weekend? Check out my top things to do in Atlanta.



H&M just launched some amazing new home items.
My top 3: this linen duvet, this throw and this tassel pillow cover.

Shopbob has up to 60% off their sale.
My top 3: this furry bomber jacket, these high waisted leggings and these Levi jeans.
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Mustard Vibes x Distressed Denim




Original sweater from Gianni Bini

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