Make Me Up Mia: A Lifestyle & Beauty Blog

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

For the Moment...

These last 2 weeks have rocked my world. Everything came crashing down but I quickly realized that what first seemed so bad, I now see it's a really really good thing. Funny how that happens, right? How something so bad may actually save your life, be that "way out" you've been praying for. 

I'll be gone for a while, I have to work on fixing my body & my mind. Dr's orders- cut out everything that causes any stress what so ever. I'm focusing on 100% total relaxation, freeing my mind of it all. Unfortunately, blogging has to take a back seat for a while. Dustin and I leave for Cancun in less than 2 weeks, we'll be celebrating 7 years of marriage. Side note- Gosh I love that man! I haven't even really thought about it or got excited about our trip yet, but I know it's coming at just the right time. I'm ready for a week of relaxed bliss.

One day I will be ready to talk about this, blog about it. Maybe next month, maybe next year. Simply because 2 blogs I've come across while researching have helped me tremendously. They shared their journey, and I will one day as well. But for now, I'll be doing what's best for ME.

My love for Insta isn't going anywhere though ;) @makemeupmia

Monday, August 10, 2015

Giveaway Monday!

Good morning friends, happy Monday- I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. It's 5:30 am here and I've hit the caffeine trying to wake myself up. I had an amazing weekend in Dallas at Advocare Success School, but whew was it a non stop one! To say I passed out last night is an understatement. I'm ready to take on this day though, here's to a wonderful week my friends…

To get your week started in a fun way, my friends and I have a fabulous giveaway for you this morning. We're joining in with Amanda to celebrate her 2 year blogging anniversary and offering YOU the chance to win a glitzy & girly prize, good luck! 

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

July Faves | Food Edition

Well friends, this is going to be the last Monthly Favorites post for Kelli and I. We aren't sure if it will pick back up, but for now we both have some things going on that are pulling us away from blogging a little. #life right? My blogging is going to be pretty sparse, just popping in here and there. We decided it would be best for this to be the last one for now. So join in with us one last time! 

Clearly, I was all about the food this last month... What's new?! 

+ The Van's Blueberry Walnut granola has quickly become my favorite. It's fresh & chewy, just sweet enough and the most delicious addition to a Greek yogurt + fresh fruit bowl.

+ You know me and my sweet treats. The Think Thin High Protein Chunky Peanut Butter bar and Luna Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein bars have been my jam. 

+ If you haven't had the Al Fresco Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage, drop whatever you're doing now and run to the store. It's so so good! We used it in my Creamy Zucchini Skillet recipe and we both couldn't shut up about how delicious it was. Dustin asked if I put brown sugar in it, so sweet & yummy. Our local grocery store & Super Target carry it. 

:: Recipes ::

+ Recently Karly shared a link to this Light Crock Pot Fiesta Chicken & Rice Bowls recipe. We made it, it doesn't disappoint. It's super easy, simple & healthy. My kind of dish. 

+ I shared my new found love for Oopsie bread on Instagram recently. My mother in law introduced me to it and Dustin and I are both loving it. I make a batch on the weekend to have throughout the week. It couldn't be any easier. Only a few ingredients, 1g carb per piece & gluten free. WIN!
Oopsie Bread
3 eggs, seperated
dash of salt
3 oz low fat cream cheese
1 tsp baking powder

Place egg whites in one bowl and yolks in another. Add the dash of salt to the egg whites and beat until very stiff. Add the cream cheese and baking powder in the egg yolks, beat until smooth. Slowly fold the yolk mixture into the egg whites. Spoon large spoonfuls onto 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 300 for 25 minutes. Should make 6-8.

I store them in a ziploc bag in the refrigerator.
*Here is a great video example.

+ I've also been eating my PB&J Protein Cake for breakfast, a lot.... I mean, who doesn't want a massive bowl of cake for breakfast? And one you don't have to feel guilty about!

And now I'm hungry friends! What are you all up to this weekend? I'm heading to Dallas Friday morning with my friend Angela for the weekend. We'll be attending Success School for Advocare and I can't wait. I'm excited for a few days away with my friend, learning & soaking up all the information & the sights of Dallas. 

What foods have you been hooked on recently?

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Four Things.

Four nicknames:
Mama Mia. Are you shocked? 
Mo *My parents only
Bear *Dustin only

Four movies I've watched more than once:
Just Go With It
The Proposal

Four things in my purse:
259,569,465 lip products
My planner

Four places I've lived:
All in Oklahoma...

Four favorite drinks:
Water, I really do enjoy my water!
Tea, hot or cold

Four can't live without foods:
Ice cream, duh
All the Mexican food! 
*Bonus, must have peanut butter too.

Top four places I've traveled:
The Grand Canyon
Mexico (several trips, several locations)
Glenwood Springs, CO 

Four favorite places to shop:
Old Navy
TJ Maxx

Four places I'd like to travel:
Bora Bora
Napa Valley

Four TV shows I'm currently watching:
Total Divas
Younger, just finished it actually, 
Real Housewives of OC
Parenthood, season 5

Four things I'm looking forward to: 
My family returning to Oklahoma
New nieces or nephews on the way
Cancun in Sept
The holidays

PS- The monthly favorites link up will be up next Wed 8/5! Join in and share what you were loving in the month of July.

What's 1 thing you're currently looking forward to?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Summer Salad Love.

I'm a salad addict. I enjoy eating several of them a week, I pray I never get sick of them. Not sure what I'd eat! There are 2 types of people in this world - ones that like a salad with berries in it and ones that think that's disgusting. I get it, I have plenty of odd dislikes. *Ahem* won't touch seafood because sea creatures freak me out. 

I'm a berry in my salad kind of girl though. 

I love throwing stuff together and creating recipes that become staple foods in my diet. So I thought I'd share a favorite lunch of mine, for team berries in yo' salad. 

Healthy Eating

What I use: 
(I track my food, so these are just the measurements I use)

2 oz Lettuce
.5 oz Spinach
25g Blueberries
30g Raspberries
30g Strawberries
1/4 C (65g) Garbanzo beans
1/4 C (56g) Low fat cottage cheese
1 can of chicken, drained *I mix the cottage cheese & chicken together then add to salad
2 Tbsp Raspberry vinaigrette dressing
Topped with a serving of sliced almonds and 1/2 serving of Snapea Crisps

Healthy, light & simple! It's a big and very filling salad too, don't let the pic fool you. Served with a side of Fruit Punch Spark too of course.

Nutrition for exactly what I use:
Calories: 361
Carbs: 38g
Fat: 9g
Protein: 34g
Fiber: 12g

What is your favorite summer salad?
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