RevelationsRX Face Masks

Revelations RX Skincare Revelations RX

It’s probably obvious by now, but I’m a serious product junkie. On my weekly Sunday “spa” night I choose a face mask that targets my skincare needs, which this winter has been dryness and brightening. It’s the best way to unwind and get prepped for the week ahead. Meet the new kid on the block, RevelationsRX. The unique thing about these face masks are that they’re made from coconut fibers that gently conform to your skin. Awesome, right? Each packet comes with a mask and targeted serum rollers. The rollers help to maintain results between treatments and are easy to throw in your suitcase when traveling.

The ingredients are natural and made without parabens, dyes,  sulfates or synthetic fragrances. After a crazy work week the tired eye mask was just what I needed to feel refreshed. I love that they had a cooling feeling to them and once the mask was removed, I patted any leftover serum to let it absorb back into the skin.

So you can try them out yourself, RevelationsRX is offering $15 off each item in your first purchase and a free trial of the complementary mask (retail value of $15) with code LQ02

Revelations Eye Mask

Thanks to RevelationsRX for sponsoring today’s post! All thoughts and opinions remain my own.

Friday Five + Links

Fresh Tulips[fresh blooms from Trader Joes]

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve done a Friday Five post and I realized how much I missed them this week. Each week I’m going to combine the best of both and share five things bringing me joy and include a few links at the bottom. The past few days have flown by and I’m excited for the weekend ahead. My mom was in town for work this week and we were able to all get together and celebrate my precious grandmother’s 90th birthday. Last night my girlfriends and I had dinner at Gypsy Kitchen to celebrate the January birthday’s and it was so nice to all be back together. Life gets so busy, but it’s nice when you can set aside time for your best friends.

Necklace Jewelry Holder[keeping necklaces tangle free and un-broken]
West Elm Glass Knot[a turquoise glass knot that’s adding color to my living room]
Minted Wedding Invitations[ I can’t stop smiling. Our wedding invitations arrived from Minted and I love them!]
Acai Bowls[warmer weather called for breakfast acai bowls]

favorite links from around the web…

+ I’ll be reaching for the avocado instead of the marina next time.
+ 20 ways to use bobby pins
+
Organizing commandments to keep your house simplified
+ My favorite juice company Suja is offering a special on their 3 day cleanse ,$115 and free shipping. If you’ve been wanting to start one for the new year, this is such a great deal!

Happy happy weekend!

xx

Winter Neutrals + Faux Leather Leggings

Ann Taylor Leather Pants

I am pumped to annouce that I finally found a great, comfortable pair of faux leather leggings! Who knew the search would be so hard? Most of the ones I came across were either cheap and looked like plastic, or were mega expensive and I couldn’t justify the purchase. Enter these beauties from Ann Taylor and my problems were solved. I’m also finding just about every excuse I can to wear this coat (worth the splurge, I promise). It’s so warm and doesn’t look bulky when zipped- win win!

Ann Taylor leggings, J. Crew coat, J. Crew blouse, Donni Charm scarf, Madewell heels, Louis Vuitton bag, Michael Kors watch, Asha by ADM bangle, Ann Taylor ringEssie nail polish (fiji)

Donni Charm ScarfJ.Crew Cocoon CoatStarbucks Louis Vuitton SpeedyWinter Leather LeggingsFaux Leather Leggings Neutral Coat

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Chicken Enchilada Quinoa

chicken enchilada quinoa

My love for mexican food runs deep. This quinoa bake is a delicious spin on chicken enchiladas (hold the tortilla) and the fresh cilantro really makes the dish pop. It’s super filling and packs a protein punch with the chicken, black beans and quinoa. My avocado wasn’t ripe or I would’ve thrown some slices on there. Do me a favor and add some to yours, because it’s the icing on the cake.

Chicken Enchilada Quinoa
via tablespoon

ingredients:
2 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 1/2 c cooked quinoa (prepare according to bag)
1 1/2 c shredded & cooked chicken breasts (could also use a rotisserie chicken)
1 can (15 oz) black beans
1 can (4.5 oz) chopped green chiles
1 tbsp chili powder
2 c enchilada sauce
1/2 c shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 c shredded pepper jack cheese

optional:
sour cream/greek yogurt, sliced avocado, fresh cilantro

directions:
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8 inch square or 13×9 in baking dish with non-stick spray. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil and onion and cook 5 minutes or until onion is soft. Reduce heat to low and add in quinoa, chicken, black beans, green chiles, chili powder and 2 cups of enchilada sauce. Stir to combine and remove from heat. Stir in the cheddar cheese. Transfer quinoa mixture to baking dish and top evenly with pepper jack cheese. Bake 10-15 minutes. Turn oven to broil and broil 1-2 minutes or until cheese is golden and bubbly. Remove from oven and top with any of the optional toppings.

Enjoy!

xx

Making a House a Home

White walls dark floors

Within hours of finding out that Brian and I would officially be in Atlanta for his fellowship training, my mind was spinning a million miles a minute. Of course I started mentally decorating our future home, where we would live and everything I couldn’t wait to show him in the city. While he’s been here a lot, it’s never for long periods of time and there’s always something going on. In June when he moves down here, it’ll be the first time we finally get to live together and I’m so excited to make whatever house we move into, a home. I have majority of the furniture that we need, but there are a few pieces I know Brian will be trying to sneak back from St. Louis (and I’ll be trying to leave there).

I’ve rounded up a few favorite inspiration ideas for our home-to-be and wanted to share them with y’all today.

navy white bedroomblues living roomCabinet StylingOffice inspiration

I’m looking forward to bringing y’all along on the task of finding a house and making it a home!

xx

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Weekend + Questions

weekend fresh blooms

Happy weekend friends!
Oh my gosh has it been a rainy and dreary one in Atlanta. We’re finally seeing sunshine and I can’t wait to be outside and enjoying it this weekend. I’m excited to be back in Atlanta for the next two weeks and have weekends with no set plans. I just signed up for the bridal package at Pure Barre and it feels so good to be back in a fitness routine.

The super sweet Annie nominated me for the Liebster award and I thought it’d be fun to answer her questions on today’s post:

1. Describe yourself in 3 words: caring, supportive and dedicated
2. Your last meal on earth: fresh lobster + small filet, warm chocolate chip cookies, red wine
3. Song currently on repeat: Ellie Goulding ‘Love me like you do
4. 2015 blog goals: focus on growing T&T more, connecting with more bloggers, learn more on wordpress coding
5. Rank ‘em: shoes, jewelry, bags: jewelry, bags, shoes
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Don’t miss the Julie Vos winter sample sale! Pieces are up to 80% off! My eyes go straight to this bright ring , this classic bangle  and this crisscross ring.

xx

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Life Lately

Life has been happening in warp speed lately. It feels like it was just Thanksgiving and Christmas and now we’re halfway through January. Since there are so many fun events coming up I’m giddy with anticipation and excited for celebrations, parties, sunshine and warmer weather in the coming months. For now, let’s backtrack and see what’s been going on.

Rainy Day Style[ Rainy day style : boots, leggings, coat, purse]

Kate Spade China[ In the beginning of registry planning I didn’t get excited about china and was going to skip it in general until I discovered this beautiful set last week. I love that it’s classic, but chic and modern all at the same time.]

Bridesmaid updo[Bridesmaid hair from a recent January wedding]
Jonathan Adler Initial Pillow[A recent pillow addition that’s now packed up for another three months until the big day!]
Healthy Breakfast Idea[My standard morning breakfast. Rolled oats cooked in almond milk, sweetened with cinnamon and a drizzle of honey. Topped with fresh strawberries, bananas and almonds. So good and filling!]

xx

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Kung Pao Chicken Zoodles

Kung Pao Chicken Zoodles

Since it seems like quite a few people I know got a spiralizer for Christmas, now is the perfect time to share one of my favorite “zoodle” recipes: kung pao chicken. If you’ve never replaced pasta with veggies before, this is a great recipe to start with. It’s also a great meal when you’re pressed for time or got home late and just want a quick, but healthy dish.

Kung Pao Chicken Zoodles
via skinnytaste

ingredients:

2 medium zucchinis
1 tsp grapeseed, canola or olive oil
6 oz skinless, skinless chicken breasts , cut into 1/2 in pieces
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2 in pieces
1 tsp sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp fresh ground ginger
2 tbsp crushed, dry roasted peanuts
2 tbsp thinly sliced scallions

for the sauce:
1 1/2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp hoisin sauce
2 1/2 tbsp water
1/2 tbsp red chili paste (more to taste)
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp cornstarch

directions:
Using a spiralizer fitted with a shredder blade (this makes a thicker noodle), or a mandolin fitted with a julienne blade, cut the zucchini into long spaghetti-like strips. If using a spiralizer, use kitchen scissors to cut the strands into pieces that are about 8 inches long so they’re easier to eat.

In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, balsamic, hoisin, water, red chili paste, sugar and cornstarch; set aside. Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste. Heat oil in a large, deep nonstick pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned and cooked through, about 4 to 5 minutes. Set aside.

Reduce heat to medium, add sesame oil, garlic and ginger to the skillet and cook until fragrant, about  30 seconds. Add the bell pepper, stir in soy sauce mixture and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until thickened and bubbling, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in zucchini noodles and cook, mixing for about two minutes until just tender and mixed with the sauce. If it seems dry, don’t worry the zucchini will release moisture which helps create a sauce. Once cooked, mix in chicken and divide between 2 bowls (about 2 cups each) and top with peanuts and scallions.

xx