• I Left My Heart in Italy


    Italy, ti amo. I feel so blessed that I got to spend 10 days in this beautiful country. Italy has definitely been on my bucket list of places i’d like to travel for a long time so I am so glad it finally happened.

    During our trip we went to Sorrento, Positano, the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, and Rome. While I thought that I would love Rome the most (I adore cities), Sorrento ended up being my favorite. There’s just something about being on the coast that makes my heart happy. Getting to wake up and look out at the incredibly blue ocean and big cliffs was something i’ll always remember. If you ever have a chance to get over to Italy, I definitely recommend visiting Sorrento and all of the coastal towns. There are so many hidden gems and so many fun places to shop there.  Each of these towns had the feel of a city due to the large shopping areas and busy people, but the ambiance of a country town due to the vast ocean and beautiful landscapes.

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  • Healthified Pina Colada

    DSC_0410-1If you like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain, then this recipe is for you. Now that the heat of summer is officially here, everyone is trying to get their hands on something fresh and cold to help cool them down. While cold drinks are essential to summer time happiness, most of the ones available for order at restaurants / bars are filled with nasty refined sugars and heavy milk ingredients.

    Because of this, I decided to recreate one of my favorite drinks ever into something a lot better for you, and a lot better for your waistline as well. This drink requires little to no ingredients (everything can be purchased at the dollar store), and is blended up in a matter of minutes. This Pina Colada recipe is perfect for blending up for a group, or for cutting in half and having a nice big drink to yourself. While you can make an adult version by adding rum, you are more than welcome to leave out the rum if you’d prefer a virgin colada. No matter which way you chose to enjoy it, it will still be absolutely delicious.

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  • Tie Dye Forever

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    This summer I am obsessed with platforms & tie dye! Though the tie dye obsession isn’t new (i’m the person who walks around in big homemade tie dye shirts like a 10 year old), the platform obsession is in FULL swing. Platforms are perfect because they are soooo much more comfortable than regular heels, and 10 times easier to walk in. Not falling every 10 seconds but looking dressy effortlessly? Count me in.

    This tie dye dress from the Mint Julep on the other hand is also another incredible item to have in your closet because it’s as chic as a dress, but as comfortable as a giant tank top. All you have to do is slip it on, throw on some cute shoes, grab your favorite shades, and you are ready to go! I linked where to buy everything below so if you have your eye on any of these items, they’re an easy find. Hope you find these pieces as fun as I did and that you guys are having a great week! Enjoy, xo.

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  • Light and Fresh Spring Rolls with a Peanut Thai Dressing

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    While I really love vegetables, sometimes they’re just not what my body craves. While sometimes veggies are not on the top of my list, everyone knows just how important they are for nutrition and a balanced diet. These spring rolls really come in handy when trying to introduce more raw vegetables into your diet or simply for the days that you just don’t feel like having a salad.

    Research has shown that vegetables are most nutritious when eaten raw, so getting in a couple servings of raw veggies a day is super beneficial for your health. Doing this is incredibly easy when you have a staple meal that is delicious any time of the day. That’s where these spring rolls come in handy. The lettuce, cucumber, and carrots give them a light & crunchy feel, while the avocado helps to give them a creamy bite.

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