Monday, May 30, 2016

Roasted Seasoned Greenbeans


I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and is ready for school to be out and Summer fun to begin. I for one had a great weekend, just getting ready for the movers to come this week, eek! Now begins that part in the moving process when I get a little cray and start obsessing about everything... I'm probably not a very fun person to be around ha. But this is our 4th move in less than 3 years so..... you get it. I've been cleaning everything, including cleaning out my fridge and freezer and trying to cook everything up. I had an abundance of frozen veggies and spent some time cooking them up over the weekend, using recipes I found online, and some I came up with on my own. Using what ingredients I still had left in my pantry, I created this super quick and easy roasted green bean recipe, using bruschetta mix seasoning my hubs brought me from the Netherlands. 

What you need:
  • 1 12oz bag of green beans, fresh or frozen, washed and cut
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Ground black pepper
  • A pinch of sea salt 
  • Bruschetta mix seasoning

What you'll do:
  • In a large mixing bowl, blend green beans, olive oil, salt, pepper and seasoning until all green beans are coated.
  • Using a baking sheet, spread the green beans evenly.
  • If the green beans are fresh, bake at 400 for 30 minutes, then toss and roast until they start browning.
  • If the green beans are frozen, bake at 400 for 30 minutes, then toss and roast for an additional 20 minutes. 
  • Serve warm and enjoy! (Told you it was easy! Oh, and super yummy!)



Sunday, May 29, 2016

evian® Facial Spray & Summer GIVEAWAY!


Can you believe that Summer is less than a month away?? Will you be traveling, taking beach trips or hanging by the pool? I know I'll be outside as much as possible and taking a few beach trips before my move to Chicago in June. With the kids finishing school and our schedules filling up with fun activities, taking care of my skin is not always a priority. And being in the Sun all day doesn't help. Whether I'm reading by a pool or getting a couple of minutes to enjoy the warm weather while watching the kids run around at the park, using the right skin care product is a must. One item I've really fallen in love with, that not only makes me feel pampered but also has many of the skin care benefits I look for, especially during the warm summer months, is evian® Facial Spray.


Have you tried evian® Facial Sprays before? Using mineral water that comes from the French Alps, this unique facial spray is not only refreshing but a perfect addition to any warm summer time activity. evian® Facial Spray removes sweat, prevents dry skin and breakouts, removes harsh chemicals like chlorine that can damage facial skin, and can keep your skin hydrated throughout the day, when the Sun and salt water have sucked the moisture from your skin. It's super easy to use, just spray (it's a light mist) your face throughout the day and enjoy the benefits. It's very refreshing and leaves my skin feeling smooth and hydrated. 


Now, since I'll be moving this week, this will be the first Summer in 4 years that I won't be traveling to Europe, sigh. So I made myself a little French inspired skin care set, including French soaps my mom brought back from Paris, and evian® Facial Spray. Will you try evian® Facial Spray this Summer to help keep your skin healthy while out in the Sun? Have you tried it yet? Well, here's an oppotunity for your to try it... evian® is hosting a GIVEAWAY full of their best product! 5 lucky winners will receive a Summer prize package which includes 
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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Flowers, Doors & Locks in Paris


How amazing would it be to be in Paris in the Spring?! My mom always seems to venture off to Paris, France in May, in what she seems to think is the best month to go. I've also been to Paris in May and would have to concur, it's pretty nice. But I also think that Paris anytime of the year would be a privilege. So, my gallivanting mom just returned home from Paris and shared her HUNDREDS of photos with me. As I was going through all the pics, I noticed a running theme in the lot of photos that were taken out and about in Paris (non touristy places)... flowers, doors and locks. Now, I've made no secret of the fact that my pretty mom is a child of her generation and LOVES flowers, so it was no surprise to me to see soooo many random flower pics. With that said, I think she did a lovely job at capturing Paris in Spring and the beauty the city has to offer away from it's architecture. And the doors... now that was a surprise for me, as I have folders beyond folders of pictures of doors from every city I've visited (it's kind of my thing). So please enjoy a peek into Paris in it's current state, full of fresh colors, old doors and love from the locks lovers place around the city. 

Happy Friday friends! 


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

How to Get Even Better Brows


So, a few weeks ago I shared my tips and what products I use to get my eyebrows on point. I had so much feedback on this product, it was wonderful! So many of you had already emailed me about what I use on my brows, I thought I'd share. Once I posted about Billion Dollar Brows, even more of you opened up about struggling with getting that perfect brow, or how hard it was to find the time to grow them out or fill them in. I totally understand, as it took me a long time to go without tweezing and let my brows grow out. For those of you who have thin, patchy, uneven brows, or don't have loads of time to spend each day getting those brows on point, I have another super product from Billion Dollar Brows that I think can help solve that problem. The BDB Universal Brow Pencil is easy to use and can fix any brow problem you might be struggling with! 


Formulated to work beautifully with most skin tones and hair colors, this amazing eyebrow pencil goes on smooth and natural, and is automatic, meaning it never needs sharpening. Plus, it comes complete with a spoolie brush on the opposite end for effortless blending and a perfect finish. And, it's available at Kohl's and Kohl's.com for an affordable price! I love the convenience of this pencil so much, it's made getting ready quickly in the morning so nice. 


So tell me, what do you use on your brows? Have you been spending a little extra time on your brows since my last post? And seriously, how great is it that BDB products are sold at Kohl's? Let me know! Have a wonderful early Memorial weekend!!!! 


This post was sponsored by Brandbacker. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday "No Rules" Linky!!

Happy Wednesday! 


What a crazy week this has been so and boy am I glad it's half way done! The movers come next week to ship our stuff to Chicago, however, the kids and I are not moving until mid June. It's a crazy life we live but I'm not one to turn down an adventure. Anywho, I hope everyone is having a wonderful week... so please link up your posts below and share away!!! 

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

My Travel Bucket List


Do you ever get that feeling inside your skin that feels like your insides are going to break through and run in a thousand different directions? Sounds weird but I get that feeling every now and again when I haven't traveled in a while. I have always had an urge to travel. Ever since I was young and my mom showed me an atlas, who we appropriately named Mr. Atlas, I have wanted to see as much of the world as possible. My first trip abroad was to Poland when I was 13 and I saw history in person. My eyes were opened to the beauty of the world, and the match was lit. I knew then that I would forever spend my life traveling, whether alone or with my family, and visiting as many places as I could. To me, getting out and experiencing the adventure and making memories is far more important then buying actual things. 


Now I've been many countries and seen things I never thought I would, but there are still so many places I'd love to go. My goal is to spend as much of my 30's traveling to new places and visiting some old favorites. So here are 10 destinations I have yet to visit and hope to in the coming years... 
  • Scotland- Since my obsession with the Outlander series is at an all time high (have you read the books or seen the show?!), I have to go to Inverness and the Highlands, along with stops in Edinburgh and Shetland. 
  • Rome- I haven't found too many people who don't want to see Rome. I mean, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, museums and Vatican City. I want to see it all and right now.  
  • Iceland- Geothermal pools and long bike rides are what draw me to this country. 
  • Peru- I would love to take a 10 day trip to Peru and do the hike to Machu Picchu. How amazing would that be? 
  • Norway- Where as I'd love to see everything this country has to offer, I'd really like to see all the old Viking museums and adventures. 
  • Denmark- I have just always wanted to go to Denmark and see all the old cities and try all the food! 
  • Singapore- After my hubs was almost offered a job in Singapore and I did all the research I needed in order to move there, I kind of fell in love with this tiny country and now need to go.
  • Fiji- After falling in love with Hawaii and Australia, I feel like this might be a place I'd enjoy. Plus, white beaches, warm sand and fruity drinks never hurt anyone. 
  • Slovenia- Predjama Castle has always been a castle on the top of my 'castle list' (what, doesn't everyone have a castle list?) and it just so happens to be in a country that boarders Austria, where I frequent. I hope one day to make the drive South to visit. 
  • New Zealand- Now here's a place I would like to just spend a couple of weeks exploring and learning more about. From what I've heard, it's a clean, eco-friendly country. 


Where do you want to go?? Have you been lucky enough to live or travel to any of these destinations I listed? Do you have any links to these places with helpful tips? I'd love to know!