1. Mrs. Casual on Instagram
WARNING: Do not — I repeat — DO NOT visit Jenn’s (otherwise known as “Mrs. Casual’s”) feed if you’re trying to curb your Target habit. She has a knack for finding the cutest clothes, and she pieces together inexpensive finds into outfits that look like you spent some serious $$$ on them.
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Sale Alert!! Friday favorites on the blog today and this chambray maxi was one of the most popular items 🙌🏻 it’s also on sale for $25!! PS also found some Tory Burch Miller’s on sale 💃🏻 All details through the link in my profile http://liketk.it/2CVVF #LTKsalealert #LTKshoecrush #LTKstyletip #LTKunder50 #targetstyle #mrscasual
2. Going up and down the ladder
We’ve been doing a lot of ascending and descending endurance training in that HIIT class I go to on Monday and Wednesday nights, and for the record…they’re both wonderful and terrible at the same time.
In the plus column, I feel like Wonder Woman when I’m done. On the not-so-plus column, they feel like low-key torture when you’re in the middle of them. Last night we went “down the ladder” by starting with 20 burpees (with a push-up!), followed by four approximately 200-meter laps around the gym parking lot.
Then we did 15 more burpees and three more laps, then 10 more burpees and two more laps, until finally five more burpees and one more lap to completely finish us off, and we only had seven minutes to do the whole thing… I finished just after the seven minutes expired.
I like the portability of a workout like this because you can do it basically anywhere. All you need is a timer, a sidewalk or some other flat surface where you can drop and do your burpees, and a parking lot or a cul-de-sac to do the running.
3. Having long lashes again
I quit using this stuff in May, right around the time Tabs crossed over the Rainbow Bridge (at the time, I could barely remember to brush my teeth, so a lash growth serum was not happening), and my lashes fell out and broke off from crying so much.
I’ve finally gotten it together enough to start using Lash Boost again on a nightly basis, and once again, I have long, luscious lashes… This stuff is gold.
4. Pantry organizers from Amazon
I’m currently convinced that one of the keys to life is having an organized pantry, so I’ve been purging and organizing mine because when left unchecked it becomes a kitchen-based black hole where bag clips, spice jars and everything else disappears. Case in point: I found a can of Trader Joe’s beans in there that had expired…in 2007!
If you want something to disappear into the abyss — your ex, credit card debt, mental baggage — stick it in your pantry, man!
Anyway, I’m making a list of pantry organizational doodads to keep the space nice and neat, and I have my eyes on an expandable spice organizer, which has TWO levels (IS THIS REAL LIFE?), lazy susans and expandable shelves to elevate the cans so that I can actually see what’s in there.
I actually never eat these for breakfast, LOL! Instead, I grab one when I need a quick lunch or dinner, or whenever I just need to take the edge off a rumbly tummy.
My favorite one is the Chicken Apple Sausage, which has sausage, egg whites, cheddar cheese, roasted potatoes, salsa, peppers and scallions. The eggs are soft but not rubbery, and the sausage isn’t overly salty. It’s flavorful from the cheese and salsa, but it isn’t too spicy. Zap one in the microwave for two minutes, and you have a yummy snack.
I stock up on them when they go on sale at Target, but be warned… I’ve unknowingly bought expired food from Tar-ghay before (multiple times!), so always check the dates before putting any foodstuff in your cart.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,