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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Summer 2015 | Where You'll Find Me.


I don't have any major goals this summer, I really just want to enjoy it. I want to spend as much time as possible soaking it up with Dustin and all our friends & family. I don't want to waste time inside worrying about endless to-do lists of things that really aren't that important or be glued to my computer/phone/tv. I can't believe we're already half way through May! I don't want this summer to fly by and look back thinking about how I just wasted it away.  So, what did I do? I made a to-do list..... Funny, eh? BUT, this one is 100% FUN! A few adventures mixed with a few of my summer staples....


Tulsa Oklahoma
I want this summer to end with tan lines that have a story, memories that will forever put a smile on my face and a song that's officially been dubbed My 2015 Summer Jam. To be continued.... 

PS- I told you last week that we were doing the Tough Mudder this last Saturday, I did it! It was tough, but we had a blast. Our entire course was mud, 10.8 miles of mud is very tiring. Plus the 23 obstacles on top of that. It took us 5 hours to complete. Around mile 8 I could tell I was slowing down a little. My knees and ankles were getting pretty sore, mainly from trying to stay upright in that mud the entire time. I would definitely do it again! It felt pretty awesome to complete that thing ;)

Oklahoma

Tell me what's on your summer 2015 bucket list?

Friday, May 15, 2015

May 2015 Ipsy | JETSETTER

*Purchased by me, affiliate links included. 

I received my Ipsy bag in the mail Monday and surprise surprise, I wasn't disappointed. How cute is this bag?! Ipsy has really been stepping up their bag game these last few months. Let's take a peek inside this months JETSETTER themed bag-

Ipsy Beauty

Ipsy Beauty

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil in Ozone + Revolution Gloss samples | Deluxe samples
You may remember this post where I discovered clear lip liner, and totally fell in love. I was so excited to see this in my bag. I'm a huge fan of all the UD 24/7 eye liners so I'm confident this one will be no exception. 

I've never tried any relaxing eye patches but I've always wanted to. Lord knows there are days my 5 am eyes could certainly use them.... 

Skone Cosmetics Pretty Eyes Automatic Liner in Navy | Full size
Once again, I don't own any navy liners so I'm excited to experiment with this one. Anyone else a navy liner fan? 

This stuff smells amazing! I love trying new hair products and between Glossybox & Ipsy I'm hooked up for sure. 

I've seen this forever, everyone raves about it. I finally get to try it out! A few months ago they sent out the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye concealer. Keep on sending the IT Cosmetics Ipsy, I don't mind... 

Which product was I most excited about trying? Probably the UD liner. Clear liners are the bomb!

Which product was I least excited about trying? I guess if I had to pick I'd say the liner maybe? 

Never heard of Ipsy? It's a $10 a month beauty subscription service. Each month you get a cute little themed beauty bag with 5-6 deluxe samples and full size products. You can see all of my past bags I've received here

Alright friends, wish me luck... Dustin and I are doing our Tough Mudder tomorrow. It's my first, his second one. I'm excited but I've been a little under the weather this week so I'm hoping that I feel good throughout the race. I've been off my normal training this week as well due to not feeling good, not really the way I wanted to head into a race like this, but I'm determined to kick some butt! Pics to come of course, follow me in Insta @makemeupmia


What about you, any fun plans this weekend?

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Healthy Eats || Creamy Chicken Zucchini Skillet


Recently I tried zucchini & squash for the first time. Yes, you read that right. I'm a recovering insanely picky eater, but happy to report I've made major progress... Things I used to not eat and now can't get enough of- avocado, zucchini, squash, asparagus & onion. Things I still struggle with- seafood & mushrooms. Seafood I'm working on, mushrooms I believe I legitimately do not like. 

Anyway, I recently threw this together one week night and decided to share because we both loved it. It's easy, healthy & filling. Can you tell by now those are my favorite types of recipes? 

Low carb low fat high protein

Low carb low fat high protein

low carb low fat high protein

Creamy Chicken Zucchini Skillet

Ingredients:
serves 2

1 zucchini- washed, peeled & chopped
1 yellow squash- washed, peeled & chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion (I used sweet vidalia) 
5 oz cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
4 chicken tenderloins, cubed
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
Seasonings of choice
2 Laughing Cow Creamy Swiss Light wedges

Combine chicken cubes, garlic and onion in a skillet and cook until chicken is done and onions are soft. Season the chicken a couple of times as it's cooking with your favorite seasonings. (I always use pepper, Greek Seasoning & Mrs Dash Garlic & Herb) Add in the tomatoes, zucchini & squash. Cover skillet and cook for about 10 minutes on medium low heat, stirring 1-2 times. Once the zucchini & squash are soft, toss in the 2 Laughing Cow wedges. Stir and cook long enough for them to get creamy, about 2 minutes. Dish it out & enjoy! I tossed a little fat free mozzarella cheese on top of ours and made side salads.

Another low carb, low fat & high protein dish. Let me know if you try it out!

Did you catch my super easy breakfast casserole dish last week? 

What's 1 food you just can't do?

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Monthly Faves Link Up || April 2015


Happy day after Cinco, anyone get tequila wasted last night? I made turkey burgers, tried out a new self tanner and relaxed at home. #partyanimal
It's that time again, time to share what we were all loving in the month of April. Grab a button below, only if you want to of course, and join in with Kelli and I for our April 2015 favorites.


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:: Food ::


MusclePharm Combat Crunch Protein Bars- I'm a Quest bar girl but wanted to give these a try. Not kidding when I say they are candy bars with protein, too good... 

Fiber One brownies- Can you tell I'm a "sweet over salty" kind of gal? These are good when you're craving that occasional sweet treat, 90 calories and great macros. I've had several of the flavors, they've all been delicious. 

Eat Well Embrace Life Tuscan White Bean Hummus- They make a black bean one that is so so so good, but I can no longer find it. I saw this at Sprouts and decided to try it, it's delicious. I eat it with my baby carrots, one of my favorite snacks right now. 


:: Wear ::

Mossimo skinnies from Target- I recently bought these, these & these and I love them all. They have a great selection, they're affordable and fit me like a glove. Clearly, I'm a fan... 

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat- I have been fed up and determined to find a way to make the paint on my nails last longer than 1 day. Yes, I love my CND polishes but I also have a ton of regular polish to use as well. I'm still playing with this one, but so far my Essie polishes have definitely lasted a lot longer using this one on top. In case you're wondering, you don't use a light or anything with it.

:: Watch ::
Younger on TV Land- I've been a Hilary Duff fan since the Lizzie McGuire days, anyone with me? I was excited to see this show starting and so far I'm loving it. A 40+ year old women has to make her way back into the working world after being a stay at home mom and her husband leaving her for another women. Nobody is interested in hiring a middle aged women with no work experience so she takes the advice of her friend and pretends to be a 26 year old. It works and the rest is a hot mess express, pretty entertaining.

What are you currently watching or eating?

Monday, May 4, 2015

Easy Breakfast Casserole || Low Carb, Low Fat & High Protein.


Another Monday is here friends, how was your weekend? We had some gorgeous weather here in Oklahoma, we made sure to enjoy it.

I've talked about how we're big meal planners & food prep people in our house, we just have to in order to stay on track throughout our busy week. Some weeks I will make ahead a breakfast for the week- casserole, quinoa egg muffins, blueberry muffins, etc. Recently I've been throwing together this breakfast casserole that really could not be any easier. It's tasty, easy, filling and low carb/low fat/high protein. So for us, a total win.

Meal Prep

Ingredients:

1 cup turkey sausage crumbles
3 cups frozen hash browns 
1/4 cup fat free cheddar cheese
1/4 cup fat free mozzarella cheese
16 oz carton egg whites
Seasonings to taste

Preheat oven to 350, spray an 8x8 baking dish with non-stick spray. Mix the hash browns & sausage together in the pan. Pour the egg whites on top and add any seasonings you'd like, stir. Add your cheeses on top. Bake uncovered for 1 hour. 

Meal prep
See, honestly the easiest thing ever! I like a little salsa on top of mine too. We cut this into 4 pieces, you could divide it however you'd like, we're into big servings around here. An entire 1/4 of the pan only has 167 calories, 2.5g fat, 11g carbs & 21g protein

You can customize this several different ways- add real eggs for more fats, use regular cheese for more fat, use any kind of sausage, add veggies. The possibilities are endless. Enjoy! 

Are you a breakfast casserole fan?

*Monthly favorites linkup is this Wednesday! 
 
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