Hi — Happy almost September! Where the heck has this year gone? Feels like just yesterday I was hungover from NYE festivities. #kiddingaround
Anyways — we are heading down to the lake this weekend but wanted to share with you things I'm really loving lately. This could be anything from hair/face products, experiences, white trash TV, sweet treats &/or all of the above. So I pretty much recapped the entire blog post in one sentence, keep reading if you're still interested. LOL
01 This Patriotic Sweet Treat — I'm a fool for anything sweet; especially fruit tarts with a dollop of homemade vanilla ice cream on top. The ingredient list isn't a mile long either so I'm going to give it a try. Any one else decide on whether or not you're going to try a recipe based on the amount of ingredients listed and whether or not a grocery store trip is required?
Speaking of sweet treats! I was craving chocolate cake the other night but only wanted to bake up a single serving. I found a really good recipe but revised it a bit:
Mix WELL in a small bowl:
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp whole milk or almond milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- Tiny pinch of salt
- Optional: sprinkle of powdered sugar, vanilla ice cream
Make sure you mix REALLY well, the egg should be blended so well that its not stringy.
Add batter to a large coffee mug that has been sprayed (well) with PAM or greased with real butter.
Microwave for 1 min 30 sec (will depend on the power of your microwave but this is what worked for me -- the top should not be wet to the touch)
Flip coffee mug over on small plate, sprinkle with powdered sugar, even add a scoop of ice cream!
DELICIOUS AND COWBOY APPROVED
02 Group Fitness Classes — Last month Katelyn, owner of Sparrow Fitness LLC, started hosting workout classes in Downtown Coffeyville and let me tell you, I'm digging it. I even convinced a couple friends to join in on the torturefun so the accountability has really helped me ditch the snooze button. A few details on the classes if you're local and want to give it a try!
If you'd like to get more details on these fitness classes, check out this post!
03 The Hills: New Beginnings — In case you haven't heard, they are bringing back the cast of The Hills and filming a reunion series. I am so damn excited about this but also like what the hell, LC -- you're too busy to join the cast this go around?! We miss you and your low-drama attitude! Lauren was my absolute favorite, which is kind of funny because she was JF's favorite too (apparently we have the same taste in women). It's also funny because I don't watch a whole lot of television and I keep teasing JF that I'm going to cancel our Dish Network contract because I never even get the remote 😉 But The Hill's - this is something we can both get on board with.
Can we just talk about how stunning Audrina and Stephanie looked at the VMAs? Drool-worthy.
04 Tea Tree Oil — THIS STUFF IS LIFE CHANGING.
I know, it sounds crazy... why add more oil to an already oil-prone complexion? 🤷🏼♀️ This 100% pure tea tree oil has improved my skin tone so much! I have been extremely stressed the last month and the first place you can tell if I'm stressed--is my face. Which causes me more freaking stress because my face is broke out! It's finally calming down and getting back to "normal".
I apply this tea tree oil all over my face and down to my decollete, after I wash/tone and before I apply my morning or nighttime moisturizer. If you've never used a tea tree oil just be prepared for the overwhelmingly stout smell. IT IS STRONG. If you have sensitive skin, I would recommend testing a small patch before applying to your entire face. Or even just use it as an all natural spot / blemish treatment.
Tea tree oil has many benefits!
- contains healing properties for sores, scrapes + scratches, stings + bites
- diffuse or dilute with water to freshen linens/towels
- help fight dry scalp or dandruff
- fights bacterial and fungal infections
- the stout smell could also help with clearing your sinuses ;)
04 Verday Chlorophyll Water — If you're looking for a way to sneak in greens but don't like the taste of greens, this water is excellent. I could even see myself sprucing this up with a wedge of watermelon or strawberries and a shot or two of Tito's Vodka.
What are YOU loving lately? Tell me below!