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Archives: July 2012


let the games begin

The Olympic games are finally here. I’m so anxious and excited for tonight that I feel like a kid on Christmas morning. Even better… I found this infographic and just had to share it with you.

It’s crazy to think that London has now hosted the Olympics three times! See how the games have (drastically) changed from 1908 to present day.

click here to view it

:: time to chant usa ::

the healthy cookie

Yep, you read it right. There is such a thing as a healthy cookie. Gluten-free, egg-free and sugar-free (besides the chocolate chunks). And guess what? They actually taste super yummy.

recipe  via

:: what you’ll need ::

bananas (3 ripes ones)
natural peanut butter or almond butter (1/2 cup)
dark chocolate chunks or chips (1/2 cup to 1 cup)
rolled oats (2 cups)
coconut, shredded (to taste)
vanilla extract (1 tsp)
cinnamon (1/4 tsp)
salt (pinch)
baking powder (1 tsp)
oil (1/4 cup)

:: how to ::

First, heat the oven to 350. Okay, now, in a large bowl, mash up the bananas, pb, oil and vanilla. In another bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients together. Add the dry mix to the banana and pb bowl and mix together until combined. Now before you move on, please try the “dough”. It’s safe to eat because there aren’t any raw eggs so enjoy and maybe even set some aside. From there, drop spoonfuls of the dough onto a non-stick baking pan. Slide them in the oven and bake for about 12-15 mins.

** warning, they aren’t going to be the perfect round cookie that you might be used to. They almost look like no-bake cookies but don’t let their size or shape fool you. These puppies are amazing and, since they’re healthy, why not eat a couple?


colorado love

it’s been a hard few days, well, even months in colorado. Between the horrible fires and the unimaginable and tragic theatre shooting, we all need to show a little love. I am so thankful that I didn’t personally know anyone in the shooting but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t affected me or our city. It’s been a somber few days around here and I want to make sure we acknowledge not only the victims, both fallen and injured, but the many heros of that night so that we can, if at possible, find some happiness and see the good that does exist in people. Take a minute. Hug a friend. Call your parents. Say I love you. Enjoy every day.

:: let’s show some love ::


wedding wednesday :: a pop of color

Let’s talk wedding colors… 

When deciding on your wedding colors, it’s important to not get carried away. My advice to brides is to keep the “big” pieces more neutral {ie wedding party attire} and bring in color through various accents. One of the easiest ways to do this is through your floral arrangements.
When I saw a picture of this flower arrangement the other day, I immediately smiled. What a fun color palette this would be for a middle-of-the-summer, outdoor wedding. Bringing these bright hues throughout centerpieces, boutonnières {etc} would add just the right amount of pop to compliment a more neutral wedding without being overbearing. 

happy friday, loves

What a week. I’m not exactly sure how it’s Friday. I was moving too fast to even realize the days were passing by. The craziness isn’t over yet but at least there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Luckily, when you love what you do, the craziness is all part of the fun.


wedding wednesday :: flowers and foliage

Happy Wedding Wednesday! Today, we’re talking hair pieces…

You might automatically think that a bride needs a veil of some sort for her big day, however, there are many gals out there that might not feel comfortable in something so “formal”. Luckily, these days, there are a lot of other options to choose from- a bird cage piece, a sparkly headband, a vintage burette and my personal favorite right now, the flower crown. 
kate moss via vogue
Don’t you just love how the flower wreaths give off a whimsical- fairy vibe? There is something so elegant and glamourous about these brides. I wonder if it would be totally inappropriate to wear one just for fun? I’m kidding… {sorta}

Recipe: lettuce wraps

via casidy’s iphone

If you are looking for a new summer dinner favorite (think fresh, light and filling) then look no further. These “tacos” and salad are it. They are super healthy and most important, delicious.

:: how to do it ::

For the tacos, use a big leaf lettuce instead of the normal tortilla. (I prefer cabbage or butter lettuce.) For the filling, I rinsed and drained 1 can of black beans and mixed it with a diced up summer squash. (I flash-sauteed my squash but you can certainly eat it raw) For the dressing, mix up olive oil, honey, cilantro, salt and half of a fresh squeezed lime. Toss everything together and sprinkle with non-fat feta cheese. (optional, of course) 

This tomato and avocado salad is stupid-good. I saw it on pinterest and thought knew I needed to try it. It seemed like the perfect compliment to my lettuce tacos and luckily, I was right :) Here’s the recipe I used.  The balsamic vinegar adds the extra (sweet) punch that really makes this salad aaaamazing. 

Happy Eating!