I’m reopening my YouTube channel, so you’ll be seeing a lot of little videos coming your way now! Whenever I do so, I’ll link to any products or recipes I talk about, or anything you see me wearing/using in them (even if the post itself isn’t centered around style), so be sure to look back here for anything you see that you like! (If there ever happens to be anything you see that I may have missed linking to, please let me know.) I try a lot of products, most (all?) of them are inexpensive and easy to find, and if I like them, I always let you know.
I’m not a polished person, so the videos won’t be either. You should all know this by now. My hope is that you view that choice as a personal desire for you to truly believe the things I do and say to be more natural… as opposed to viewing it as me being a lazy, sloppy bum. (fingers crossed) The truth is, we all have a lot of stuff we need to get done in a day. The end result, the one where we’re in the perfect outfit, with the perfect face and the perfect dish posed to perfect perfection in a snapshot, isn’t always the most interesting part, is it? Social media has us all believing we’re filtered, colorful and staged squares on a page. Truth is, no matter how public I make my life on Instagram, or here… and however ‘polished’ it may seem sometimes… most of the time it’s me in sweaty workout clothes, that are now covered in flour, which have united to form a paste army on my sports bra, while I curse the sun for not staying where I need it to stay for the right plate shot, before I try all smoke and mirror magic to make my face seem less puffy for a makeup selfie.
So maybe you wanna know more about all of that stuff.
Sometimes you’re gonna see me talk about a specific makeup product…maybe I’ll show you how I use it, sometimes it’s a recent fashion find, sometimes it’s a quick kitchen tip, or something to help all my mama’s out there, and sometimes it’s just a mishmash of all of the above, with a glimpse into my day…
A Day in the Life…
So you all need to now go and subscribe to my YouTube channel to get updates whenever a new video is posted! And while you’re watching one, you’ll always see a little icon of my face on the bottom right hand corner… that’s a shortcut to my home page where you can just hit the subscribe button 😉
(Today’s particular video needed to be shared if only so I could see my sweet girl when she’s feeling like herself. Ever since the day of filming this, my daughter has been really sick (but thankfully she’s on the mend now!). It was nice to see my fun loving, energetic lady again. I do miss her so.)
OK, here we go!
Video link: https://youtu.be/JwmJhL4slrQ
For my Whole Grain Cereal Bars recipe, click HERE.
For my Whole Wheat Pizza Muffins recipe, click HERE.
Beef cut used: Denver Steak, (aka Underblade Steaks) from the chuck. Very inexpensive, good inter-muscular marbling. (Flat-iron steaks are a great alternative.)
Wine: 2010 Chateaux Moya – Castillon Cotes de Bourdeaux $20-$25 (93% Merlot, 7% Cab Franc).
12 inch Cast Iron Skillet by Lodge found HERE on Amazon.com for $28 (this one is pre-seasoned and w/a silicone handle). EVERY COOK NEEDS A LARGE CAST IRON PAN
Meal Breakdown: Seared Denver Steaks, Charred Asparagus and Egg with Tarragon and Lemon
Blouse Button Down Dress by Salt + Pepper Supply, out of date item. Similar style found HERE on Amazon.com on sale for under $20. And also HERE on Amazon.com for under $20.
Nude/Yellow Wedge Platform Sandals: out of date item by Elle (a Kohls brand) found at Goodwill. Similar style found HERE on Amazon.com on sale for $33. And also HERE on Amazon.com on sale for $35.
Gold Aviator Style Sunglasses: Payless Shoe Source, no longer available. Similar style found HERE on Amazon.com for $7.
Men’s Leather cuff- similar one found HERE at Amazon.com for $12.
Turquoise/Gold Dangle Earrings- similar ones found HERE at Amazon.com for $10.
Turquoise/Gold Cocktail Ring- similar one found HERE at Amazon.com for $3.85.
Nails- Wet n Wild 1 Step Wonder Gel Polish in ‘Coral Support’ – HERE at Amazon.com for $6.89.
e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Foundation Serum in ‘Medium’ – HERE for $13 at Amazon.com.
Wet n Wild Color Icon Blush in ‘Rose Champagne’ – HERE at Amazon.com for $7.
Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection To Reflect Shimmer Palette in ‘Rose Golden Goddess’ – HERE for $12 at Amazon.com.
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil Shadow Liner in ‘Sparkle Leopard’ – HERE on Amazon.com for $7.21.
Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection Palette in ‘Comfort Zone’ (the gold/taupe colors) – HERE for $6.59 at Amazon.com.
Mascaras: Loreal Voluminous Million Lashes for $6.45 and False Fiber Lashes for $8.35- both in ‘blackest black’ at Amazon.com.
e.l.f. Lip Balm Tint in ‘Berry’ – HERE at Amazon.com for $3.29
NYX Glam Lip Gloss Aqua Luxe in ‘Do The Hustle’ – HERE for $8.45 at Amazon.com.