fruit and greek yogurt parfait

Happy Friday!  Sorry I have been away from the blog for a bit, I just got back from a really long trip to Napa Valley and San Francisco!  I had such a great time on my trip–eating, drinking, catching up with friends, and going to the AAD Dermatology Conference!  (Stay tuned for some great product giveaways from my time at the AAD!)  Since I have been back, I have been in desperate need of getting back into a healthy eating routine!  I thought I would share with you all a healthy and delicious breakfast that I have been enjoying this week–Fruit and Greek Yogurt Parfaits!


Crate and Barrel Glassware (no longer available, but I love this!), Pottery Barn Maxfield Flatware, and Target table Runner

Here are the ingredients I used to make this yummy breakfast treat:
Chobani Vanilla Greek Yogurt
Granola (I used maple and brown sugar Cascadian Farm Granola)

I layered the fruit and yogurt and then topped my concoction with granola and some more of the fruit.  I have been making these non-stop and also even will occasionally have one for lunch!  They are just so refreshing and yummy!

I hope you guys have a great weekend!


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-flat tummy tea-

It’s time to get flat! Spring is here and with warmer weather we all find ourselves less bundled up, which means less clothing to hide under. I always want to look my best but I find that I really get motivated to get in shape, slim down and tone up when the warm weather hits. This year I am trying Flat Tummy Tea‘s Four Week Fab to help me reach my goals and stay on track. There are tons of rave reviews as well as inspiring before and after pictures on their website that convinced me to give it a try.


It is a 100% natural tea cleanse that:

– detoxifies your system

– reduces bloating

– speeds up your metabolism

– increases energy levels

Since I purchased mine, a little over a week ago, they changed their packaging which you can see in the picture below. The tea is still the same it just got a little makeover.


You can purchase a two week or a four week pack. There is a morning tea, called everyday (they are now calling this activate in the new packaging) and an evening tea called afresh (they are now calling this cleanse). The tea comes in a loose leaf form so you will need a tea strainer. I got mine on amazon. I have already been drinking warm lemon water in the morning so this has been an easy transition for me. The instructions are easy and the benefits appealing. So far, I have found that the tea has a very mild flavor that I am able to drink without adding any sweetener.


I will check back in after my Four Week Fab and update you on my results. Before and after pics if I am brave enough (no promises). I love all things pertaining to diet, fitness and healthy living. I majored in Nutrition in College and I find my interest in it has continued to grow since then. I enjoy reading health and fitness books, magazines and blogs and I find myself trying out all the latest diet and health trends. What are your slim down tips?


| St. Patrick’s Day |

St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow and I thought I’d share with you all some of my favorite green items in honor of the holiday–you for sure have an excuse to shop for something green because you don’t want to get pinched! ;)


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I hope you all have a Happy St. Paddy’s Day!



spring wish list

As the weather warms up and Spring approaches, I am drawn to lots of bright colors and fun patterns. I thought I would share with y’all the items that are on my Spring wish list. I will be sure to let you know which ones I decide on purchasing. Wish I could buy all of them.

Tory Burch miller sandals in Gold

Tory Burch miller sandals in Gold

These sandals will be the perfect way to dress up any sundress or casual outfit. I love gold sandals because you can literally wear them with anything.

Triangl Poppy bikini in Blue crush

Triangl Poppy bikini in Blue crush

I am dying for one of these bright color block Triangl bikini’s. I love the electric blue color on this one.

Jack Rogers Classic Sandal in platinum

Jack Rogers Classic Sandal in platinum

These platinum Jack Rogers sandals would go with any outfit. I am having such a hard time deciding between these and the Tory Burch Miller sandals in gold. Help!

Camilyn Beth GoGo Dress in Fuchsia

Camilyn Beth Fuchsia GoGo Dress

I am in love with this bright pink dress and I think it will be perfect for Summer weddings. It is conservative but the bright color and ruffle collar makes it so feminine and unique.

I love Lilly Pulitzer and want every single thing from their Spring line. The Elsa tops are my favorite. They are 100% silk and come in the prettiest colors and patterns. I love the bright pink and turquoise in the “Worth It” pattern and can’t wait to add it to my growing Elsa top collection. I am also in love with the Reagen dress in the “First Impression” pattern. The lace at the neckline and bust are such a feminine detail that makes the dress so special.

Lisi Lerch Tassel Earrings in turquoise

Lisi Lerch Tassel Earrings in turquoise

These bright turquoise tassel earrings will look perfect with the Lilly pulitzer top or dress above. They would also be a really pretty contrast with the fuchsia Go Go dress I talked about earlier. I think they will be a fun way to add some color to any outfit.

Swoozie's Kate Spade tumbler with straw

Kate Spade tumbler with straw

This tumbler will be perfect for those days at the beach or pool so you can sip in style.

Swoozie's Lilly Pulitzer sunglass strap in "jellies be jammin"

Lilly Pulitzer sunglass strap

A bright sunglass strap is such a fun way to accessorize and help keep track of your sunglasses.

J.Crew Factory silk printed racerback camisole

Silk printed racerback camisole

This silk camisole will make the perfect Summer outfit paired with some white jeans. I have a feeling I will be wearing that combo all the time this coming Spring and Summer.

Jcrew Factory Neon Embroidered Tunic Coverup

Jcrew Factory Neon Embroidered Tunic Coverup

Love this bright tunic coverup. The neon details are subtle enough not to be tacky but obvious enough to make this top pop.

Scout BJ pool bag

Scout BJ pool bag

I love this Scout bag and it will be perfect for the pool and beach. These bags are great because they are made of a durable plastic that won’t be ruined by wet towels, sand or sunscreen. I love the pockets on this one and they will be the perfect place for your cell phone, sunscreen and all the items you want to be able to get to easily. This bag is also big enough to hold a large beach towel, change of clothes and anything else you may need.

As you can probably see, the theme for me this Spring is neon colors, gold, hot pink and turquoise. To start with, I can not decide between the Jack Rogers Classic sandal and the Tory Burch Millers. I love a gold sandal because you can pair it with absolutely anything and I think the metallic color dresses up any outfit you put it with. I think I might be the only one that doesn’t have a pair of either Jack Rogers sandals (Jamie, I hope you can still be friends with me) or Tory Burch Miller sandals. I am obsessed with the turquoise tassel earring and I think they add the perfect pop of color to any outfit. I wish I could get all the items on my wish list but, I will have to try to narrow it down. Please help me decide and let me know if I left anything off my list that you think I need. Happy shopping.