Healthy Cookies (Paleo)

Healthy Cookies (Paleo) #cookies #baking #paleodiet #paleo #glutenfree #blogger

Hey there readers! I think it was about time I updated don’t you think? Well today I went to Whole Foods and bought some ingredients to make Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe that healthy eating blogger Taralynn from Simply Taralynn.


The only difference between our versions of the cookie recipe is that I used real sugar instead of sugar-substitute (6 tsp). I’m too paranoid to even deal with the…

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Healthy Cookies (Paleo)

Hey there readers! I think it was about time I updated don't you think? Well today I went to Whole Foods and bought some ingredients to make Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe that healthy eating blogger Taralynn from Simply Taralynn.


The only difference between our versions of the cookie recipe is that I used real sugar instead of sugar-substitute (6 tsp). I'm too paranoid to even deal with the substitute stuff after I watch a NightLine episode that says it can cause cancer. No thank you.


Click Here for Taralynn's Recipe.


Ingredients That I Used in My Version: 

  • 3 Cups Almond Flour (Not Packed Down) (This cost me around $8, it is sold by the pound in the "bulk" section)

  • *1 Tsp Baking Soda,

  • *2 Tsp Pure Vanilla

  • 1/2 Cup Organic Maple Syrup. (This was a tad bit pricey, I suggest shopping around I unfortunately was pressed for time and grabbed the first one I saw advertised. This cost me $11.99! Yikes!)

  • 6 tsp of Sugar 

  • 2 Large Eggs

  • 3/4 Cups Hersey Chocolate mini semi-sweet chips.

  • 1/2 Cup Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Melted in the microwave for 30 seconds. (This was $6, which was cheaper than I've seen at any other store that offers it.)


I mostly followed Taralynn's instructions on how to bake the cookies:


Preheat that oven to 375 degrees>bake for 10 minutes> A good spoonful of batter, however, I made minds somewhat in the 2 tablespoon size and they basically DOUBLED in size. Here are some photos of my baking process.  BY THE WAY! These come cookies come out fluffy, airy, and soft! So delicious, the downside of this recipe would probably that if you have a nut allergy, you can not make this. The "flour" is nothing more than almonds that have been grinder completely to the texture of grainy flour.


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This is as Taralynn calls it:

Paleo Chocolate Chunk Cookies! Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Flour Free and Guilt Free!


There you have it friends! Also, I think the reason I had to use 3 cups of almond flour is because I only put 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. Before adding the rest of the flour, the 2-2/3 cups of flour had my batter looking REALLY runny.

Until next time,
Felipa xo

Weather Change Means Hair Change

Weather Change Means Hair Change #blog #dallasblogger #haircolor #haircut

For most of the country it’s Spring, but here in Texas we have a bit of everything. This week however, it is supposedly going into the HIGH 80s. Yeah, we are getting closer to those Summer months along with the Summer heat! So of course it’s time for me to switch up my hair color game. Also, I need to trip the ends since their unfortunately kind of well, dead. I know there are some girls that go…

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Weather Change Means Hair Change

For most of the country it's Spring, but here in Texas we have a bit of everything. This week however, it is supposedly going into the HIGH 80s. Yeah, we are getting closer to those Summer months along with the Summer heat! So of course it's time for me to switch up my hair color game. Also, I need to trip the ends since their unfortunately kind of well, dead. I know there are some girls that go out every few months that get their hair trimmed. I however have the WORST time getting my hair cut even it if it is just for a trim.


I currently have dark brown hair in long layers. My hair actually feels heavy at times and yes, I do wear extension in my hair (clip-on ones from LuxyHair) whenever I'm going somewhere and want to add more length to my already long hair. I don't however wear them in the summer, it's just to hot and so not worth it!


Now that I've explained my hair issues, lol I am finally committing to getting my haircut maybe by like at most 3 inches, I know, not a lot but it is for me. Also, I think adding some highlights to my hair. Not ombre like hair, but more of a dimensional type of highlighting. AND! I think I might get side swept bangs. I know some of y'all are thinking everyone has those, well I don't because I have curly hair so it's a bit tricky. Sometimes it looks like I might already have them, but in reality I just do a heavy side part to fake it.


Here are some hair cut ideas:


Which is your favorite? Are you thinking of changing your hair? If so, let me know in the comments!

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(I'm thinking of either going with Jessica (Biel) Timberlake's hair
or
the second hair and even perhaps length!)


Until next time,
xo Felipa

Influenster #VivaVoxBox

Influenster #VivaVoxBox #influenster #review #products #dallasblogger #lifestyleblogger

How’s everyone doing today? I was pleasantly surprised when I received an Influenster box! I am an Influenster and I was sent a very NICE box with full-size products. I sometimes read that people don’t like what is sent to them, but this box actually contains very useful stuff which I used already. I can’t wait for the next box. The thing is, I don’t know when or how they choose the recipients,…

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Influenster #VivaVoxBox

How's everyone doing today? I was pleasantly surprised when I received an Influenster box! I am an Influenster and I was sent a very NICE box with full-size products. I sometimes read that people don't like what is sent to them, but this box actually contains very useful stuff which I used already. I can't wait for the next box. The thing is, I don't know when or how they choose the recipients, but it does serve as a good surprise!



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Until next time,
xo Felipa

DIY: Instagram Photos on Canvas

DIY: Instagram Photos on Canvas #DIY #PostalPix #Canvas #Photography #DallasBlogger #LifeStyleBlogger

Hey readers! I’ve worked hard to come up with exciting content for you guys to read. Well, I finally got around to using all the Instagram PostalPix that I had printed a while back and created wall art!


The materials I used for this projects were:


  • 2-pack Canvas of 12″x 12″ in size. (You only need one, but I had 72 photos so I needed 2)

  • 1 sponge-brush

  • Mod Podge

  • PostalPix App (I use it on the…

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DIY: Instagram Photos on Canvas

Hey readers! I've worked hard to come up with exciting content for you guys to read. Well, I finally got around to using all the Instagram PostalPix that I had printed a while back and created wall art!

The materials I used for this projects were:

  • 2-pack Canvas of 12"x 12" in size. (You only need one, but I had 72 photos so I needed 2)

  • 1 sponge-brush

  • Mod Podge

  • PostalPix App (I use it on the iPhone)- PostalPix is an app that takes your Instagram photos and prints them for you, then are mailed to you.


STEP ONE:
Arrange the photos how you want them. These particular photos are 2" X 2".

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STEP TWO:
Apply a coat of the Mod Podge with your sponge-brush onto the canvas. This will act as an adhesive for when you place you photos. I suggest doing it as-you-go,  so that you are applying a coat to the canvas row by row.


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STEP THREE:
Start adding coats of Mod Podge OVER the actual photos. You will think that it will ruin them, but it won't. It will dry clear. I should say that Mod Podge has the same consistency as Elmer's Glue, you know the one everyone used in elementary.


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STEP FOUR:
Add a few coats to the canvas after letting it dry. I ended up adding 5 light coats of the Mod Podge. I selected the Gloss-Sluster Mod Podge because I figured since the photo prints were already matte, that I didn't think I should make them even more matte. I like the finish the canvas gets. A nice glossy surface. It is texturized because of the coats. It really feels like the photographs professional use for canvas. A bit of soft yet rough texture.


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Will your try this DIY? Do you print your Instagram photos? Let me know, don't forget to pin the photos!


Until next time,
xo Felipa


 

 

Dallas Wedding: A Family Affair

Dallas Wedding: A Family Affair #DallasWedding #MagnoliaHotel #DallasBlogger #Photography

It seems like everyone is getting married these days! Well, at least in my family they are. This past weekend my cousin Christina got married to her fiancĂ© Daryl on Saturday. The ceremony and reception were held at the Magnolia Hotel in Downtown Dallas. The reception itself was actually held at the Pegasus Ballroom across the street, which is owned by the Magnolia. I thought I would share a…

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Dallas Wedding: A Family Affair

It seems like everyone is getting married these days! Well, at least in my family they are. This past weekend my cousin Christina got married to her fiancé Daryl on Saturday. The ceremony and reception were held at the Magnolia Hotel in Downtown Dallas. The reception itself was actually held at the Pegasus Ballroom across the street, which is owned by the Magnolia. I thought I would share a glimpse of the wonderful day!

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Next wedding I'm scheduled to be at is in December at ANOTHER cousin's wedding. I'll actually be in the wedding party as Maid of Honor, pretty rad!


Until next time,
xo Felipa

Desk Essentials

Desk Essentials #organization #springcleaning #dallasblogger #dallas #blogger #lifestyleblogger

I like organization, but I have a hard time actually keeping my work area organized. I know it don’t make any sense! I highlighted yesterday about the current state of my desk. It’s not clean yet either. Procrastination happens to be a friend of mine and here I thought I would get rid of it once I finished college. Yeah, not so much.


Today’s post is just a little collage of how my desk SHOULD…

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Desk Essentials

I like organization, but I have a hard time actually keeping my work area organized. I know it don't make any sense! I highlighted yesterday about the current state of my desk. It's not clean yet either. Procrastination happens to be a friend of mine and here I thought I would get rid of it once I finished college. Yeah, not so much.

Today's post is just a little collage of how my desk SHOULD look like, but doesn't. Imagine the products in black, and that is exactly how my office looks (under all the mess)!

Desk Essentials




I actually need that lighting so I'll be making a trip to Ikea very soon, perhaps next weekend. I need more lighting than a lamp and my computer screen. Most of this stuff is actually very affordable except the lighting actually. I need to find a cheeper alternative, but for now I'll choose this one which is what I saw online. I know however there's one huge section Ikea that is all about lighting!

Hope this helps gives some desk inspiration!

Until next time,
xo Felipa

Desk Space Inspiration for a Home Office

Desk Space Inspiration for a Home Office #dallasblogger #desk #homeoffice #pinterest #wordpress

Hey readers! So lately I’ve been blogging and working from my couch. Why? Well, my desk currently looks like a tornado swept through it. It’s actually a really sad looking mess. There’s paper balls everywhere, my camera is just laying there, which I might add that I may sell it if I finally decide to get the Canon T3. I have legal pads and just journals all over the place a few books and…

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Desk Space Inspiration for a Home Office

Hey readers! So lately I've been blogging and working from my couch. Why? Well, my desk currently looks like a tornado swept through it. It's actually a really sad looking mess. There's paper balls everywhere, my camera is just laying there, which I might add that I may sell it if I finally decide to get the Canon T3. I have legal pads and just journals all over the place a few books and textbooks, pens, pencils, highlighters, and nail polishes on it. My desk is actually kind of small. I have a little work area so when I purchased my desk I had to settle on have a small one that would fit my MacBook Pro.

Now though, I also work from home (telecommute) 2-3 days a week and that means working on my work computer (MacBook Air) as well! I should also mention I use my iPad too as a second screen sometimes, so the space is being completely utilized already. I'm thinking of maybe getting on of those corner desks. I just need more surface area too work. I even have one of those portable laptop desks you can find at Ikea, but I use that as a printer stand.

I have a 2 book shelves built into my desk but they are already full and I'm a big book collector. I do love my iPad and iBooks, but sometimes there are certain books that should be owned in paperback/hardcover. Anyways, here's my dilemma, I want NEED more work space! So what do I do? Go on Pinterest and look at how to better utilize or better yet, buy a new desk. We'll see. For now, I'll settle on a little Desk Inspiration and clean my desk off to have a better work area.

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How does y'alls desks look like? Clutter, clean, organized chaos? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,
xo Felipa

Crickets...

Crickets…

AH! SOOOO SORRY! I’ve been MIA for FAR TOO LONG! That deserved all caps, y’all! I’m currently working on some good posts that will be interesting and not rambling, or at least I don’t think they ramble. That being said I’ll probably take about a couple days to regroup.


So! Fear not, I will we back with more and better content!


Promise.


xo Felipa

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Crickets...

AH! SOOOO SORRY! I've been MIA for FAR TOO LONG! That deserved all caps, y'all! I'm currently working on some good posts that will be interesting and not rambling, or at least I don't think they ramble. That being said I'll probably take about a couple days to regroup.

So! Fear not, I will we back with more and better content!

Promise.

xo Felipa