Make Me Up Mia: A Lifestyle & Beauty Blog: August 2015

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?

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