What’s in your basket?

When I first started blogging, one of my first few posts I would share some finds from trader joes, and have it titled “what’s in your basket” I really liked the idea but didn’t keep up with it. probably because most of the time I do buy the same old things over and over again. (I’m talking about you dark chocolate peanut butter cups) and that can get old.
But in all honesty, a lot of things just fall into my basket sometimes ;-). Whether its from trader joes, target, …you name it! I am going to start sharing more of what those items are! Anything from food, fashion, beauty and everything in between. Whatever happens to fit the basket that week I will share : ) I love finding new things – I hope you do too<3
Here is this weeks:
1. Baileys coffee creamer in vanilla brown sugar, so good! I had this at my mom’s house at brunch and had to get some for myself!
2. Trader joes has the best sweets! Loved the mini bags of dark chocolate almonds, perfect afternoon pick me up 🙂
3. Yogi tea in woman’s moon cycle- a little extra help around that time of the month can’t hurt!

4. You may have seen these on instagram, target had a 50% off sale on sneakers, I couldn’t pass up the 10$ bright spring like sneakers!
I love them for weight training.

5. Forever 21 is always a good place to turn to when you have an event, much like this Sunday for Jenna’s Shower!
Thought this would be nice & springy 🙂
6. Falsies mascara! After our little makeup night & tips this was a drug store winner!
And there you have it 😉 A few items that were in my basket. Be on the look out for these posts!

What’s in your basket this week?
xo C

Healthy, decadent chocolate mug cake! { recipe }

You guys, mug cakes are genius. Really. I promise this isn’t an April Fools Joke on how this tastes so divine from just a few ingredients!
The other week when we got home from Florida all I wanted was dessert. Especially chocolate or peanut butter ( duh ) I somehow didn’t any dessert while there expect a few licks of ice cream. We hadn’t gone food shopping yet so I was kinda stuck. Then, a little flash back came to me .. I have mugs and had a few ingredients on hand to help my craving! #success

Banana, chocolate peanut butter mug cake!

It is so decadent, I love how well these ingredients came together until you try it for yourself!
-1  very ripe banana
-2 egg whites
-1 tbsp of peanut butter or nut butter of choice
-1 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
-2 tbsp. un sweeten dark cocoa powder
-dash of vanilla
-1 tbsp of chocolate chips
 -Mash the banana until it’s smooth and no lumps – try your best, I still had a few! { I used a fork to cut/ mash }
-Add your egg whites, mix well, followed by the other  ingredients  .. continue to mix well.
-Place in mug, add your chocolate chips to the top
-Microwave for two & half minutes
Convinced yet? Go right now & make this : )
Happy April First!
How do you feel about mug cakes?

MIMM: Travel & Grad party talk + gloomy a weekend.

Hi friends! How was your weekend? Have any spring like weather? .. cause I am on the LOOK for ours!
The weather this weekend was super rainy & gloomy. Sometimes you just need a weekend like that and since there was no grand plans, it was okay in my book! Even though it was rainy, always something marvelous to be shared ~ thanks Katie for the Monday link up! 😉

… So, We have a few things in the works at the moment, no crazy plans yet.
I graduate in May & defiantly want to have a party to celebrate. So this weekend I sent out an invite & started pinning a few ideas of course 😉 I’m thinking backyard party and games.
This is my slogan as of right now –> “will work for travel”
Geo & I
have a trip this summer in the works so I am willing to work a little more for that ticket 😉 once plans are set.. I’ll share!
AND Cassidy said lets go away a few days as my graduation present!

 Some other pictures from the weekend:

nothing too exciting, but a lot of good things in the works, so I am happy! 🙂
tell me about your weekend.

Thinking out loud – liebster award

Hi there! Happy almost weekend to ya! – What a week so far, been pretty busy but it makes it go by faster!
I’ve had this liebster award in the my draft list for like a month, thank you Hilary for tagging me! <– Go check out her blog 🙂 Figured what better way to share a bit of information while also linking up with Amanda on her Thinking Out Loud link up! 😉
Liebester Award
“For those who don’t know, the Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers What does it mean? Well it’s German and has several meanings: dearest, sweetest, beloved, kind, pleasant, valued, enduring, and favorite!  It’s a great way to share with the blogging community, get to know other bloggers and inspire others”
 — At the end of the post, I chose a few new & a few of my go to blogs everyday 😀
Rules:  Each person must post 11 things about themselves. Answer the questions that the nominator set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you’ve tagged to answer. – Choose 11 people and link them in your post, let them know you chose them!

  1. What is your nickname and how did you get it?
    Ah, I have tons!!!!
    My mom: Dee Dee doll. When I was starting to talk it sounded like I was saying that, so it stuck!
    My sisters: “Theo” – They told me I was adopted and that was my real name, they still call me that too.
    George calls me: Mama, I’m not sure where he picked it up.. but when I talk to Duncan I tell him I’m his mama 😉
  2.  Did you play any sports growing up?
    Soccer, track, gymnastics.
  3. What is a funny story from your childhood you’d like to share?
    Ah.. there’s one too many.. being the baby sister = lots of embarrassing moments.
  4. Do you have any siblings?
    Two older sisters.
  5. What is your dream job?
    Hmm.. Would love to blog for a living  😉 Or, work for a cool magazine.
  6.  Your celeb crush?
    David beckkam, Gerard Butler, Ryan Reynolds, Leo… I mean, how can I choose one 😉
    David Beckham and Harper's Cutest Daddy-Daughter Moments - iVillage
  7.   What is your favorite breakfast food?
    Waffles/ oatmeal with tons of peanut butter or a good parfait!
  8.  How did you meet your best friend?
    Jenna I met on the school bus in 4th grade talking over a lunch box that we both had ! & Larissa at college in biz class, talking about weekend plans our fake IDs!
  9. Why did you start your blog?
    I had been readying blogs for years.. always reading + researching some health and fitness tips that I started to incorpoate in my daily life. After a few years, I thought why can’t I ?!
  10. Favorite kind of ice cream?
    Ben & Jerry’s PHISH FOOD *edited* and currently really like pistachio.
  11.   And I am stealing Eat Clean, Train Dirty’s last question what are three goals you have for 2014?
    To continue to grow into the person I am meant to be. From physically strong, to mentally & find my passion.
    E.E. Cummings- It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are
Here’s my 11 questions:
1. What would be your dream living location { in the US }
2. What’s your go to way to unwind from a busy day/ week?
3. What’s something you always have in your pantry?
4. If your going to the movies what do you choose? Something sweet, sour or salty?
5. Favorite cuisine to celebrate something over?
6. Quiet night at home or night on the town?
7. What did you start your blog?
8. Favorite reality show.
9. What are 3 things you always have in your purse?
1o. Go to summer cocktail?
11. What’s something you hope to gain or do in 2014
And the lovely bloggers,
Jesse @ Jesselovestorun
Kim @ RacingBananas
Kate @DailyCupOfKate
Amanda @RunningWithSpoons
Heather @FitNCookies
Davida @TheHealthyMaven
Lindsay @Lindsayweighsin
Julie @JulieGoesHealthy
Tatum @EatsFromTheOilPatch
Chelsea @AFitLittleOne
Becky @OlivesNWine

I seriously loved all these questions, I love learning about other blends ❤

Answer any of the above questions in the comment section! 🙂

SPICY* Kale Chips

Hey! quick pop in- this week I have few things I need to get the hang of with my internship so posts maybe limited.
I did a guest post yesterday on Joanne’s Blog  {NYCFitFoodFashion} since she is having her baby! OR, just did. YAY!!!!
I shared a recipe for these spicy kale chips, OMG yum. I’ve been on a KALE KICK again recently because it’s amazing and everyone around me is sick, so I’ve been inhaling the holy grail of greens – crispy, spicy & a healthy chip.

Amazing. Go check them out!!!