Professional Makeup Look Video

Hello my wonderful readers! Today, I am sharing a new video with you on a professional makeup look I wore for an event the other day. It is super simple and quick, and anyone can do it! Stop on by my YouTube Channel and check it out!


I hope you guys have a great and safe Halloween weekend! 

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WFDW: Flank Steak, Apple, Pear Walnut Chopped Salad

Hi guys! Welcome back to another edition of What’s For Dinner Wednesday! Wow, has it been awhile since I’ve done a post! I have been very busy since moving to Scottsdale and going back to work. I am still trying to find a good balance between my day job and businesses, while having some fun at the same time. All I can say for right now is that good things are coming. I will keep you posted for sure! 

I want to share a salad with you I have been making lately that I actually had for the first time at a new place across the street called MADGreens. I made my version, which is similar, but not exactly the same. It has crock pot flank steak (flank steak seasoned to your liking in the crockpot with 1/2 inch of water on low for 6 hours or high for 3-4 hours-simple as that), a few bleu cheese crumbles, chopped granny smith apple and pear, and a palmful of walnuts all on top of chopped spring greens and arugula with dressing of your choice. It’s so easy! Here’s how to make it:

Get a bowl larger than you need for the size of your salad. Chop up a couple of handfuls of your greens, put them in the bowl, and add your chopped flank steak (cold preferably.)

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Add your bleu cheese crumbles and walnuts.

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Then, add your chopped apple and pear.

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I love using this Marston’s San Pasqual dressing that I get at AJ’s. I’m not sure where else to get it, so I apologize. It is fabulous!

You can use a balsamic vinaigrette or any other kind of healthier dressing you like. Add it to the salad.


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Toss it up with some tongs or two forks, and you’re good to go! 

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It is Ali approved, since she got a little piece of steak :-).

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It was super yummy, and healthy, too! You can substitute gorgonzola or goat cheese if you prefer. Honestly, you can do whatever you want! You guys all know that you can always modify my recipes to suit your preferences. In fact, leave me a comment and let me know if you did, and how it turned out! 

I hope you’re all doing well, and I am so glad to be able to stop back by and post a recipe for you! I am looking forward to posting more regularly once things in my life settle down a little bit. 

Have an awesome rest of your week and Halloween weekend!!!


Happy Trails!


21 Day Fix Spicy Chicken Sausage Veggie Pasta

I’ve been trying out the 21 Day Fix for the past couple of weeks, and have NOT been completely loyal to it. I cheated again tonight when I went out with friends to watch some pre-season football. I’m not being too hard on myself, though, because I have been under an unusually high amount of stress this past month with going back to work, moving, dealing with PT struggles (actual aggravation of my hamstrings AND insurance issues), and continuing to work two small businesses on the side. I am pretty darn proud of myself, though! I have managed to balance everything, and am enjoying my career right now! 

My eating habits have been less than stellar….as soon as I moved into my apartment and started working, it’s like my inhibitions went out the window. I think I had a cannoli cookie from AJ’s (THE most incredibly ridiculous cookie ever!!) every day for the 8 days I worked in a row right out of the gate! I’ve probably put on 10 pounds since I started working. I allowed myself to stress eat for a little bit, but then I decided it was time to get some structure back in my life. 

I have a great friend and former coworker (and now my BeachBody coach!!) that has been posting about the 21 Day Fix, so I became intrigued. After doing some research, I learned that it is basically very clean eating with strict portion control. You get different colored containers to measure your food with (no weighing necessary), and you get a certain number of each container per day. I am used to allowing myself two tablespoons of almond butter with an apple, and on this program, you only get two teaspoons (translated means 1/3 of the amount that I am used to.) The number of containers you get is based on your weight and doing the 30 minute workouts that come with the program. I am in the 1200-1499 calorie range, so I get the lowest amount of containers. 

The only problem I have with it is that I eat a lot of fruit. I only get 2 purple containers of fruit per day. Half of a large banana counts as one of those containers. I eat a whole banana for breakfast with a bar sometimes! I have decided to allow myself to have more fruit than what my plan calls for. Honestly, anything is better than what I’ve been doing!!

So I am telling you guys this for a few reasons: 1. I struggle with the same things you guys do. I am not perfect. It may seem like I eat well without much struggle, but the struggle is real my friends!! Cookies, pizza, ice cream….did I say cookies!? They’re what I have been craving lately, and it’s been tough! 2. The 21 Day Fix is simple, so if you’re looking to try something new that is more of a lifestyle change and not a diet, check it out! 3. I came up with a kick-ass recipe that is 21 Day Fix approved! I want to share it with you, because it turned out SOOOO good! Unexpectedly good! 

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What you’ll need:

1 pkg Spicy Chicken Sausage links (I got mine at Trader Joes) sliced into 1/4” pieces

1/2 each of a red, yellow and orange bell pepper

3/4 cup sliced mushrooms

1/2 cup chopped red onion

3/4 can petite diced tomatoes

3 green containers (approx 3 cups total) lightly chopped fresh spinach

1-2 teaspoons italian seasoning

4 yellow containers of cooked whole wheat pasta (or quinoa or gluten free pasta for GF option)

4 blue containers part-skim mozzarella cheese (just sprinkle a little bit on top of each serving if you don’t have containers)

1-2 teaspoons EVOO

Sauté chopped peppers, mushrooms, and onions until cooked through, add chicken sausage (comes fully cooked), and cook for a few minutes until heated through. Add tomatoes, stir, and cook for a few more minutes. Add spinach, and allow to wilt down, stir into mixture. Add italian seasoning, and salt and pepper if you want.

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Each batch makes four servings. Portion out the servings into separate bowls, then add the pasta and mix it in.

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Add one yellow container of cooked pasta to each container. I’d say a yellow container is about 1/2 of a cup.

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Top with your blue container of mozzarella cheese, and that’s it! It’s so easy to make, but turned out super delicious! It’s pretty filling, too, which made me very happy! Perfect to take with you to work for lunch or dinner!

Each serving is approx:

1 green container

1 red container

1 yellow container

1 blue container

1/2 purple container

1/2 tea (EVOO)

Are any of you doing the 21 Day Fix? I’d love to hear what your favorite recipes are! Leave a comment below, or tweet me the link! How are you liking it? Have you lost much weight yet? Let me know in the comments below. Also, let me know if you try and like this recipe! 

Have an awesome weekend everyone!!

Happy Trails!