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I know, I know, Christmas is literally only 6 days away, but I know quite a few people who are still getting in some last minute shopping so I thought I’d post this one just for fun because whether it’s for Christmas or some other event, these items would make really great gifts!

Also, I know none of these have anything to do with beauty, but since I did a post on that previously, I thought I’d do one that has nothing to do with beauty as not everyone on your list will be as beauty enthused as me!

Fab.com | Traveler Leather Journal Saddle

Leather Bound Journal – from Fab.Com via PInterest

This would make a great gift for someone who loves to write or sketch and they’ve got tons of different options online and in stores for stationary, journals, etc. that are really nice and affordable. Leather bound ones are my favorite though!

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Alice Time Piece Watch Necklace from FredFlare.Com via Pinterest

I LOVE Alice in Wonderland. As you may know, I’m a bit obsessed with fairy tales in general and so it’s no wonder I love Alice in Wonderland really, but anyway. Isn’t this watch necklace lovely?! I love things that are vintage or have that vintage style and this one has beautiful filigree type design and looks just like the White Rabbit pocket watch!

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Death Star Planetarium from FredFlare.Com via Pinterest

I may or may not be living out a childhood fantasy of owning one of these, but I just think the stars and constellations are really fascinating. Also, this is a great gift for a child or an adult in my opinion and very affordable. Bonus points if you give this to a Star Wars fan!

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Plush Organs from UncommonGoods.Com via PInterest

I actually purchased one of these for my boyfriend last year and they’re really cute! They are a bit pricey as far as plushes go, but I’d say they’re worth it for the sheer novelty of it. I got him a pancreas because he’s a Type 1 Diabetic. Too soon? We have kind of a morbid sense of humor I guess LOL.

DIY Gift Idea – Cupcake In a Jar from LilLuna.Com

I love how cute this idea is! Doesn’t the presentation itself look adorable? I think it’s a great way to give a gift without breaking the bank and who doesn’t love a cupcake? Seriously… they’re awesome.

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Noodle Cup + Chopsticks from UncommonGoods.Com via Pinterest

My boyfriend and I love ramen. Actually, we love any Asian food, but we especially enjoy noodles and things that you’d eat in a bowl with chopsticks. Growing up in a community where Asians were the majority, tons of my friends are Asian and there were loads of restaurants selling all different types of Asian food from Pho to Udon to Rice Noodle and eating noodles reminds me of being a kid. This set is super cute and practical for anyone who is into noodles like me!

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What Would Audrey Do? Book from ModCloth.Com via Pinterest

I just recently discovered the amazing principles of life that Audrey Hepburn was all about and I’m enthralled because she had such a great way of viewing life and being a woman. This is one that made my own Christmas list and I think any woman would enjoy a good book of confidence, grace, beauty and rolling with the punches that come in life with all the poise of a real lady.

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Fortune Cookie Baby Booties from UncommonGoods.Com via Pinterest

Okay so don’t freak out. I don’t have baby fever or anything, but my sister is around 5 months pregnant and I’m so excited to be an auntie that I’ve taken to Oohing and Ahhing over baby booties and all that jazz and then I found these while browsing and AREN’T THEY ADORABLE?! You know they are. I mean, I’d rock these if they had ’em in my size. Just saying.

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Waldo – We Got Him Shirt from Threadless via ThisisWhyImBroke.Com via Pinterest

I wanted to get this for my brother last year as it’s very much his style of humor, but they actually ran out of them. I just find this funny twist on one of my most memorable childhood characters really hilarious. Threadless has other amazing shirts as well that range from humorous to pop culture references, etc. They also have frequent sales so they’re definitely worth a look!

Cookies in a Chinese Take Out Box from http://www.iheartnaptime.net

Back onto Asian food, it would make sense that I’d have a weird affinity towards takeout boxes, but that’s neither here nor there. I think I might just be into boxes because I’m a bit OCD, but anyway. I think cookies make a fantastic gift and super easy to do in one go for everyone on your list if you’re strapped for cash or want to keep it simple this year. You can find these little takeout boxes in so many different colors and recycled versions, etc. so it’s very customizable.

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Grow Your Own Coffee Kit from ThinkGeek.Com via Pinterest

I love coffee and tea. I wish we had a more devoted tea time here in the USA, but alas, no one cares what I think! At least I can dedicated some weekend time to boba and tea and noodles. This is a great gift for anyone who loves coffee and wants to cultivate their own coffee plant. They’ll save money in the long run and likely enjoy a better tasting brew!

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FOXERS Lace Boxer Short from Foxers.Com via Pinterest

This might be one of those items that is best left for people to purchase for themselves, but I suppose boyfriends could pick some up for their girlfriends or whichever? Whatever. The point is that these are SO cute and everyone should own some because they combine both sex appeal and comfort and I fully endorse that.

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Coffee Concentrate from Kickstand Global via Pinterest

I actually bought some of these as gifts already! I know quite a few coffee addicts and these will make lovely gifts for anyone on your list who enjoys their caffeine. What I really like about this concentrate is that you can make hot or ice coffee in a few minutes without too much effort. The only thing is that these are a bit on the pricey side at $27 each and you must purchase at least 2 on their site for some reason, but I think it’s well worth it just for the convenience!

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Grow Your Own Micro Greens Kit from UncommonGoods.Com via Pinterest

I discovered what micro greens are just the other day and now I’m fascinated to grow my own. This is a great kit to do just that or even grow your own herbs/ spices!

Homemade Thin Mints from http://yumsugar.com

For us Americans, girl scout cookies are something of a favorite. It’s very hard to say no to those cute little girls outside the grocery store selling their cookies, am I right? My favorite has always been the thin mint cookies – they are amazzzzing! I love this homemade recipe for them from Yum Sugar as it’s both money saving and great for gift giving!

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Molecular Mixology Kit from UncommonGoods.Com via Pinterest

For those who are into their cocktails, this is a great gift idea to take their hobby to the next level in mixology! This kit really takes it to the next level where drinks are concerned and allows for complex and specialty drinks and flavors to come to life in a whole new way.

Thanks a Latte Gift Card Idea from http://eighteen25.blogspot.com/

I really love the play on words with this cute gift card idea! It’s a simple, cute and fun gift idea to give to those you really don’t know too well or who have everything.

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MukLuks Miranda Boots from Fab.Com via Pinterest

I’ve been wanting these damn boots for ages and they never have them in store – I don’t know if they’re online only or exclusive or whichever, but they are difficult to find and very cute for the holidays! I love that they are somewhere between a slipper and boot because that’s perfect for keeping me warm on short runs to the video store or grocery or something without sacrificing comfort or coziness!

DIY Homemade Vanilla Hot Chocolate from http://www.yumsugar.com

I’ve heard from some that this isn’t a good gift to give, but I think that’s bullocks ( I was just watching Gordon Ramsay on YouTube, can you tell?). I really wish someone would gift me some hot chocolate mix like this because 1. it looks really cute  and 2. it’s delicious when it’s freezing out like it is now so there it’s on my list!

Have You Finished Your Holiday Shopping?

What did you get everyone?

I hope everyone is enjoying their Friday!

I’m constantly browsing the web to find inspiring pictures of fit women, fitness tips, healthy recipes, motivational tips, etc. and I thought I would share some of my favorites with all of you. Perhaps they will help motivate you as much as they have done for me! Be prepared for a semi-long post of pictures!

[I do NOT own any of these images. I’ve only found them online. Some of them have been pushed around the net so long, I can’t find their origin point to give proper credit so if they belong to you, please comment and I’ll update them with proper credits. Thanks!]

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I love this list of ways to stay motivated. It really puts things into perspective for me and helps me stay positive. Think of solutions, not problems. Reasons why you cant rather than excuses for why you can’t. Because you can.

[Source: http://bloging.lifeplusfitness.com/index.php/clean-your-way-fit/ ]

I find this so awesome! I always clean when I’m pissed off or stressed so this certainly helps me see the “upside of anger.” Also, I like that I can get things done and burn calories too. For some reason, when I see this, I just think “hot housewife” or something. Weird, maybe, but it’s true!

[Source: http://bloging.lifeplusfitness.com/index.php/on-the-go-meal-plan-how-to-get-in-shape-with-a-busy-life-2/ ]

Okay so definitely check out the link above because it talks about how to pack your meals if you’re very busy, working, etc. The bag above, though, really caught my attention. It’s an earth friendly lunch pouch that has eco friendly gel embedded in the seams of the pouch itself so what you do is freeze the entire bag and then it keeps your lunch, snacks, etc. chilled for up to 10 hrs. Awesome, right?! If you want the bag, her post has Amazon links to a few different kinds of eco lunch bags.

[Source: http://bloging.lifeplusfitness.com/index.php/how-to-get-motivated-to-workout/]

Again, check the link on this one. This lady really knows what she’s talking about. I really like the tips she gives for working out and staying motivated and I love that she’s realistic about it.

[Source: http://zaggora.com/viva-hotpants-pink/]

I’ve just been lusting after these hotpants by Zaggora for ages. They’re meant to help you burn more calories while you workout! Definitely check them out, though they are a bit pricey.

[Source: http://inspiredbycharm.com ]

This one just makes me smile. I love spreading kindness and happiness. I wish I could find the exact post this is from, but alas, I couldn’t find it. The blog is lovely though!

[Source: http://fit-to-row.tumblr.com ]

This is one workout I’m seriously considering. With all the amazing shows that have come out, I’ve gone from watching little to no TV to watching a million and one shows and I’ve begun doing crunches and things all through. This is a nice fun workout to try as opposed to sitting for hours on the couch.

[Source: http://dangshefine.stockphotosweb.com/post/26800129987]

YEAH! Lol, this is going into my list of “Things to say to my boyfriend,” you know, just because. I like to see what I can get away with. 😉

[Source: http://dangshefine.stockphotosweb.com/post/26800284527 ]

I love the strength in this photo as well as the lovely designs they’ve edited into the image. Very pretty!

[Source: http://dangshefine.stockphotosweb.com/post/26800417768 ]

I’m not that great at push-ups, but ever since I saw the Swedish version of the Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest and they showed Noomi Rapace doing those insane push up, crunches thing, I’ve wanted to be better at them. I’m just saying…she looked like a total badass.

[Source: http://fitspoholic.tumblr.com/ ]

I love this one! It’s so important to put in the extra effort because, obviously, working out and being consistent isn’t always easy. I’ve lacked serious motivation to stick to Insanity this week so I did it twice so far this week and nearly every other day, I watched some TV, but I did crunches, knee ups, squats and plank while doing so. I feel less guilty that way.

[Source: http://colleengetsmoreawesome.tumblr.com ]

love this quote! I hate when either I catch myself talking about things without doing them or hearing others do it, it just grinds on my nerves. I want to be someone who does things, who has an effect and makes an impression. This is a great reminder to stop talking and do things.

[Source: http://dangshefine.stockphotosweb.com/post/26361210284 ]

So true! I mean, how much waiting do we actually do thinking there will be a perfect moment? But the thing is, the perfect moment will never show itself so just go. Just do what you need to do to get what you want in life because no one else is going to do it for you.

[Source: http://dangshefine.stockphotosweb.com/post/28832169271]

This one really put things into perspective for me. That is a LOT of minutes in a day. Of course I have time to exercise at least once a day.

[Source: Self Magazine Online; http://www.self.com/fitness/workouts/2011/10/crossfit-slideshow#slide=1]

She looks so graceful considering how awkward the pose is, but I love the definition in her arms and legs. She looks so toned and strong, but still lithe and feminine and that’s definitely something I’m striving for!

running songs for a half marathon

[Source: Lululemon; http://www.lululemon.com/community/blog/13-1-songs-for-13-1-miles/?CID=fb13.1songs ]

I love workout playlists! This one is really great! It’s always the worst when I’m on a roll jogging and the music runs out. Then I have to scramble to change the song and it throws me off my groove. Anyone else have this issue? Lol.

[Source: http://fitspoholic.tumblr.com/post/32258142854/push-more-fitspo-wallpapers-here ]

“You won’t regret that extra push.”

[Source: http://pattyys.tumblr.com/post/31883862654]

This always motivates me to try hard, work harder in each exercise I do, and run/walk/jog or just move for longer. The more muscles you have, the more calories you burn. Keep it in mind next time you work out!!

[Source: http://dangshefine.stockphotosweb.com/post/32821016965 ]

I want to look this graceful and focused while running. You know, as opposed to out of breath and sweaty.

[Source: http://dangshefine.stockphotosweb.com/post/31639959905]

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<p>Julie Nelson<br />

[Source: http://dangshefine.stockphotosweb.com/post/31270427551/pump-and-burn-julie-nelson]

Amazing body. I try to imagine what I would look like at my ideal in my mind’s eye. They say this can help bring your dreams, goals, aspirations into reality by visualizing and then taking action towards them. What do you think?

[Source: http://sweetskinnystrawberry.tumblr.com/post/33178962006]

This is something I need to remember at all times. A lot of times, I find myself feeling super discouraged because I lost 1 lb, 2 lbs, etc. I know, it’s not a lot, but it’s still something and I need to remind myself that little things add up to big change in the long run.

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<p>Dr. Oz’s Tangerine Weight-Orade Recipe… For a powerful metabolism-boosting drink, try Dr. Oz’s Tangerine Weight-Orade. It contains: green tea, shown to boost metabolism 12% by drinking just one cup; tangerine, with a chemical composition that increases sensitivity to insulin and stimulates genes that help to burn fat; and mint, a calorie-free flavor enhancer. In a large pitcher, combine: 8 cups of brewed green tea / 1 tangerine, sliced / A handful of mint leaves / Stir this delicious concoction up at night so all the flavors fuse together. Drink 1 pitcher daily for maximum metabolism-boosting results.<br />
Get more fitness motivation here<br />

[Source: http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/diets-every-decade]

I typically sort of have this hate for Dr. Oz ever since he featured “Diabesity” on his show, but I actually like this Tangerine “Weight-Orade” as he calls it. Pretty yummy.

[Source: http://jesuisbonne.tumblr.com/post/27780617057]

This idea always excites me as I’m not someone who can all out sprint for 40 minutes. I prefer a calm jog/walk pace, but this is a nice idea to vary things up and rest when I need to. After all, it burns more fat that way!

[Source: http://berryhealthy.tumblr.com/post/30534544649]

I wish I worked in a building where we could hold yoga class on the roof. It looks fantastic, no?

[Source: http://swimsuit-ready.tumblr.com/post/30269934931]

Dream body, or close to it! Haha. I’m striving for super toned, but not too extremely build or buff. What’s your dream body?

[Source: http://dangshefine.stockphotosweb.com/post/32821040990]

Some foods to consider adding to your diet!

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<p>submitted by twentyonepointone<br />

[Source: http://dangshefine.stockphotosweb.com/post/28412157082/reasonstobefit-submitted-by-twentyonepointone]

I was surprised to find I actually do want this. It’s nice to be able to look back and be proud of your progress. No one wants to stay the same or never change. Everyone wants growth, progress, life.

[Source: http://10000steps.tumblr.com/post/33183026568]

I found this image seriously helpful for reasons why you’re hungry. In the past, I had a lot of issues discerning when I was actually hungry, when I was emotionally eating, when I was thirsty, etc. This is helpful to keep me mindful of my body and mindful of my food intake.

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<p>submitted by eyesofakat<br />

[Source: http://dangshefine.stockphotosweb.com/post/28412060266/reasonstobefit-submitted-by-eyesofakat]

Exactly. You know, a lot of my goals in weight loss are not just about losing weight. It’s about proving to myself that I can do it if I try really hard. If I put in the effort. And it’s about living to your full potential as opposed to half-mast. Because you never know what you can achieve when you’re living life at your best potential self. Seems limitless right?

So, I hope this is helpful to you as much as it has been to me and have a lovely weekend!

What do you find motivational for health and fitness?

Are there any images that inspire you?

Please share them in the comments; I’d love to see your images of motivation and hear your thoughts on this!

100 Reasons To Exercise Right Now!

  1. Because it makes you feel confident
  2. Because it helps you get stronger
  3. Because exercise helps combat depression
  4. Because you’ll feel proud of yourself
  5. Because you have goals you want to reach
  6. Because you’ll feel bad if you don’t
  7. Because you want to move forward, not backward
  8. Because it burns more calories than not working out
  9. Because it improves your heart health
  10. Because you want a great butt
  11. Because it prevents diabetes
  12. Because you want to be a good example to your kids
  13. Because you want to feel good in your clothes
  14. Because it reduces your risk of cancer
  15. Because your body was made to move
  16. Because you want to be an athlete
  17. Because you want to look better
  18. Because it lifts your mood
  19. Because you want to stand taller
  20. Because it reduces back pain
  21. Because it feels good
  22. Because it makes you feel accomplished
  23. Because you spend most of your day on your butt
  24. Because swimsuit season is always coming
  25. Because strong is the new skinny
  26. Because dieting only works so much
  27. Because it strengthens your bones, too
  28. Because it helps you lose weight
  29. Because it allows you to eat more food
  30. Because it’s the best way to spend “me” time
  31. Because it helps you de-stress
  32. Because it’s cheaper than therapy
  33. Because you want a strong core
  34. Because you want to take care for yourself
  35. Because you take pride in your body
  36. Because it strengthens your legs
  37. Because it helps your clothes fit better
  38. Because you want to push yourself
  39. Because you are capable of more than you ever imagined
  40. Because moving your body feels good
  41. Because it keeps your mind sharp
  42. Because it helps you beat belly bloat
  43. Because it helps you sleep better at night
  44. Because it gives you energy
  45. Because you want to stay healthy as you age
  46. Because you want to look younger
  47. Because you want toned arms
  48. Because it improves your balance
  49. Because it burns off last night’s dessert
  50. Because it boosts your immune system
  51. Because sweat is sexy
  52. Because you want to live longer
  53. Because you want to get better at your game
  54. Because you want to catch someone’s eye
  55. Because exercisers earn more money
  56. Because you’re more likely to eat better when you exercise
  57. Because you want to shave time off your running pace
  58. Because you want to breathe easier
  59. Because you want to see the scale drop
  60. Because exercise improves your sex life
  61. Because you are worth it
  62. Because being fit makes everything in life better
  63. Because you promised yourself that you would
  64. Because you deserve a better life
  65. Because it’ll help you drink more water
  66. Because you want to do real push-ups
  67. Because it reduces your health care costs
  68. Because you’ll miss fewer days of work
  69. Because you want to create a new future for yourself
  70. Because it’ll help you like what you see in the mirror
  71. Because it makes clothing shopping more fun
  72. Because you want to look and feel incredible
  73. Because exercising can be fun
  74. Because it’ll give your skin a glow
  75. Because it’s a good way to spend time with your friends
  76. Because it’ll help you prevent the middle-age spread
  77. Because it reduces your blood pressure
  78. Because you don’t want to let yourself go
  79. Because you don’t want to squeeze into an airplane or rollercoaster seat
  80. Because it strengthens your spirit
  81. Because it’s a cheap way to entertain yourself
  82. Because you’ll be able to reward yourself
  83. Because you need a reason to wear those new workout clothes
  84. Because you’re tired of being tired
  85. Because not working out is not going to get you very far
  86. Because it’s a great way to spend time outside
  87. Because you made a commitment to yourself
  88. Because you’re tired of starting over
  89. Because there will always be another wedding, vacation or reunion
  90. Because you’re not a quitter
  91. Because it improves your cholesterol
  92. Because it boosts your metabolism
  93. Because it prevents age-related muscle loss
  94. Because if you can do this, you can do anything
  95. Because a fit body is a healthy body
  96. Because it beats sitting on the couch
  97. Because everyone has at least 10 minutes to spare
  98. Because you want to be stronger than your excuses
  99. Because not working out isn’t working out for you
  100. Because the only workout you ever regret is the one you skip

Please Note : This is NOT my original content. This was taken from SparkPeople.Com. I am just sharing some awesome content that I wanted to pass on to readers trying to lose weight, shape up or just stick with their workout plans! 🙂
[Source: SparkPeople –  http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5056978 ]

I posted this photo yesterday on Instagram (I’m @StorybookBeauty :-)) and I thought I would post on it as well because it dawned on me that, although this is something I’ve been doing for years, it may be entirely foreign to a lot of you.

This is how I catalog, keep track of and visualize all of my goals and dreams!

I first got the idea from my mom – she’s a damn wonder woman and the source of nearly every good idea I’ve ever had, even if indirectly, but then I think we all have the same feeling about our women we look up into in our lives, no?

Anyway, so Basically Here is How it Works: 

  1. Purchase a Cork Board & Push Pins Or Some Construction Paper and a Glue Stick. You will need scissors for both of these.
  2. Magazine Cut Outs Or Print Photos From The Net. Simply pick images that will represent your goals. For instance, my goals for this month are eat healthy, whole foods, workout consistently, Find Peace of Mind, Be More Fashionable & Spend Time with Friends & Family more. For eating healthy, I’ve chosen photos of dishes that look healthy, wholesome but also delicious to me! For working out, I’ve posted Nike type ads with motivational statements as well as pictures of people being active. For being more fashionable, I’ve pinned images of styles I like, people I think are fashionable, etc. Just get creative with it and have fun! I have a blast doing this every time; it’s like doing a grade school art project!
  3. Pin or Use a Glue Stick to Collage Your Photos Together. 
  4. Post In a Notebook that you consult daily or Post Up Your Cork Board in a place you Look Every Day to stay focused on them. The Bathroom or Facing Your Bed are both great because you will see it often. This is to keep you mindful of your goals all month. If you put it away and never look at it, it defeats the purpose. Make sure you browse your notebook often or if that’s not something you can remember, the cork board is the easiest way to do things because you can mount it on a wall wherever you spend a lot of time so you can see it frequently.
  5. Refresh Your Photos Each Month or At Least Once Every 3 Months. I like to do this because my goals often change or stay the same, but evolve to a more specific idea and I like my collage to reflect that. Plus, it keeps things fresh. It can get boring or you might start ignoring your board if you see it gathering dust or looking dated. Plus, this is a great way to remember your goals and always keep them in mind if you frequently update the board to reflect your heart’s desire.

I hope you like this idea and try it for yourself! It really does make a difference in my overall focus on my goals, my positivite attitude in life and towards my goals, etc. so I hope it can help you too!

So, what are your goals?

Have you done anything like this for your goals before?

Versatile Blogger Award

I was recently (by recently, I mean earlier today) nominated by Hélène @HealthyFrenchie for a Versatile Blogger Award and I feel so honored and happy to be nominated for yet another blogger award!

It really has made my week as I’ve been feeling pretty sick and 1.) Today is the first day I feel WAY better, 2.) I’ve been nominated for this lovely award  and lastly, 3.) Everyone I’ve encountered since starting this beauty blog has been so supportive and kind; I really appreciate it and thank you very much!

I was so surprised and very honored to be nominated for this nice recognition award so thanks again to Hélène @HealthyFrenchie. You are such a great person and an awesome blogger!

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The Versatile Blogger Award:

-Nominate 15 fellow bloggers  (or as many as you deem worthy)

-Inform the bloggers of their nomination.

-Share 7  things about yourself.

-Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to them.

-Add the “Versatile Blogger Award” pic to your blog post

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7 Things About Me:

  • I am Sicilian, Italian, Irish, German, Dutch & Welsh Heritage, but I am born and raised American.
  • I am 5’6″
  • I love acting, singing, and beauty!
  • My favorite drink is Jasmine Green Tea with Aloe.
  • I’m terrible at talking about myself (Can you tell? :-/ )
  • I love Indie rock music, especially Paramore and Eisley.
  • My favorite food is Chinese, specifically Taiwanese.

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My Nominations:

  1. Mystique @Beast&Beauty – She has such a lovely blog and great informative posts!
  2. RantingsofanAmateurChef – His recipes look delicious and therefore I constantly wish he was my long lost uncle…So I could enjoy his food haha.
  3. Joey @Joey’sSpace – She has really great posts about high end beauty in Singapore. From Chanel to Clarins, her photos are always really amazing and reviews thorough.
  4. TravelLadywithBaby – This lady is seriously hilarious! Her stories of working at makeup counters crack me up. Plus, she also does great beauty reviews!
  5. Elena @ Love212 – This girl has such a beautiful blog and awesome reviews all the time! Love it, read it. She rocks.
  6. F00dVentures – This girl is constantly uploading great recipes that look so delicious! She has a BA in Dietetics (not sure what that is, but is SOUNDS SO COOL!) AND she is a chocolate lover so I’m down.
  7. Ashley @ AmateurHealthyGirl – This girl gives awesome fitness advice and workout ideas. She is also a frequent runner. She posts awesome reflection posts that I find really inspiring.
  8. FitterStrongerBetter -This girl is incredible! Not only does she work out like crazy for health and eat well, she teaches multiple fitness classes and still finds time for fun! I’m sure she could run literal circles around me AND my life.
  9. Tiny T @ ChromaMeSilly – Tiny T is really fun and fun. She has great, fun reviews on a variety of beauty products. I love that she doesn’t take herself too seriously, but she also has awesome advice.
  10. Jenn @ CosmeticMonster – Jenn has so many beauty credentials that you should just read her posts and take her advice; this girl knows what she’s talking about! She always has a lot of diverse posts with lovely photos.
  11. BlissNo.9 – This girl has beauty posts about every product available anywhere. From high end to drugstore, her reviews vary, but are always helpful and entertaining to read.
  12. Mae @ Mae’sBeautyReports – Mae is an incredible nail artist (not sure whether professionally or not, but she should be!). She always posts great nail ideas that are often fashion inspired and also current sales going on online so her readers can get the deals too!
  13. Madey Edlin –  I cannot believe this girl is only 18 years old! She offers up great recipes, either by design or from other food bloggers, including some delicious croissants I drooled over for like 10 minutes today on my lunch break… but anyway follow her as she leads up to publishing the cookbook she’s writing!
  14. Debra @ Persephone’s Kitchen – Debra posts all sorts of goodness to do with gardening, cooking and food in general. Living in Columbus, Ohio, there is such a homey feel to her blog that I love and everything she posts looks yummy!
  15. Nicole @ ProductJunkieGirl – Self-proclaimed beauty addict, Nicole is always on the up and coming beauty trends including new releases on beauty products, beauty box subscriptions and more!

Thanks again to Hélène @HealthyFrenchie!

Have a Lovely Weekend Everyone!

Stay Beautiful

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