Archive | January, 2013

I’ve gone Paleo!

23 Jan

I’m sure you are asking what the hell is that? You are pale enough! (Haha I think I’m funny. I know I’m not, but it makes me chuckle)

The paleo diet is actually not a diet at all, it’s a lifestyle. But what it essentially is eating like our ancestors once did. No complex carbohydrates, no processed food, no legumes, no hormone filled animal products, and no alcohol (ok, I’m not sticking strictly to this part, a girl’s gotta live a little). 

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I’ve never been good at sticking to anything diets, but I am looking at this as just a genuine way to change my eating habits. I also know I am not perfect and am going to eat things that don’t adhere to paleo, and that’s ok too. My mom came to Austin this weekend for a visit, so we took the opportunity to stock my empty apartment with only paleo approved items. This includes things like coconut oil, olive oil, almond milk, grass-fed beef, organic fruits and veggies, lots and lots of nuts, dried fruit. All sorts of healthy (and more slightly expensive) items that will allow me to stay on track. I got a great book, called Everyday Paleo by Sarah Fragoso which has a great list of all the items you should stock up on. 

Then last night I made a recipe from the book, Pecan Crusted Chicken. Served with some sauteed spinach, it was the perfect meal.

Pecan Crusted Chicken

And since I am such a pinterest lover, here is my new Paleo board! Man, I just love that darn site!! 

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Pinterest Project: Kitchen Printables

18 Jan

So I’ll admit I actually started this project like 6 months ago! Typical Hillary!! But it’s now going to go to good use in cutesy-ing up my new place.

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Like all women, I am in love with Pinterest! I have boards for everything, and when I saw this project I just knew I needed to do it. Here is the link to the original project, in case you can’t find it in my 2,000 pins. A big shout out to Lisa from Over the Moon as she created the printables (gotta give credit where credit is due).  

 

I decided to put my printables in a silver frame from Target. As I mentioned before this was a project that I started forever ago so I don’t remember how much these cost me, but I think it was for about $10-15 per frame. 

These are the very first thing I put in my whole apartment! Here are a few pictures, they suck so new ones are coming soon, but I wanted you to see them! I’m not set on the placement either but that’s where nails were from the last tenant so I just went with it! 

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Let me know what you think!! Do you like them? 

 

 

 

Holy Sh*T! A Whole Lot has Changed!

18 Jan

Wow! I haven’t posted since last March?!! Well, I can tell you one thing….a whole lot has changed. March of 2012, I was living in Mid-town LA, working at Alloy Digital doing social media for teens. Since then I decided that I burned out on social media, having had 3 other social media jobs including one at E! Online for a week before getting fired (but that’s a story for another time), and have moved on to being an event planner. Oh and did I mention I now live in AUSTIN, TX?!! 

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And that is in fact what has prompted me to start blogging again. I have a project, which will also help me with my goal to actually continue to do 1 thing for an extended period of time (fingers crossed I don’t abandon you all again). I just got a shabby little studio and I am going to try to fix it up (on the super cheap) and blog about it on the way. 

I will be including the cost of things and where I got them from (this is really for my benefit of keeping track of my $$, so you’ll just have to deal) and any projects I do to class up the joint.

 

So let’s get a decorating!