• Women’s Health Magazine Action Hero

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  • Just Call Me Martha: DIY Lip Scrub

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  • Spring Vegetable Quiche with Kefir

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  • March Goals

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Women’s Health Magazine Action Hero

Women's Health Action Hero

I am excited to announce that I’ve been selected by Women’s Health Magazine to join their 2016 Action Hero program. I’ve been handpicked by their magazine team to serve as a brand ambassador. I will be representing the magazine with several other bloggers, fitness professionals, social media influencers, and readers from around the world. 

As a brand ambassador for the magazine, I will have the opportunity to blog for Women’s Health a couple of times a month and collaborate with the publication on special projects. The big part of this announcement is that I will be representing the Atlanta area as an ambassador at their Run 10 Feed 10 race later this year. So you’ll be following along with as I train for my first 10k in the fall of 2016. I’ll be blogging about my journey for training for my first 10k and my experience as a Women’s Health Magazine Action Hero. 

There is also an opportunity for my readers to get involved with the program and the race later this year. I’ll be announcing how you participate later in May. So stay tuned!

 

Just Call Me Martha: DIY Lip Scrub

I’m kicking off a new series called ” Just Call Me Martha,” I’ll be sharing easy DIY projects on the blog occasionally. This series was inspired by a nickname given to me by my friends; they call me “Martha” because of my love of cooking, crafts, and home decor. Lately, I’ve been into trying out new all natural beauty regimes. A few months in a magazine, I saw several recipes for at home masks and scrubs. During the change of the seasons, I suffer from really dry skin and lips. So I decided to create my own lip scrub using ingredients from my pantry.

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DIYLipScrub

DIY Lip Scrub

DIY Lip Scrub

DIY Lip Scrub

DIY Brown Sugar Lip Scrub

3 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon melted coconut oil

1 tablespoon honey

Peppermint essential oil (optional)

Small glass or plastic container from the travel section of your drugstore

Instructions

In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together until you’ve got a smooth consistency. Store at room temperature. 

Spring Vegetable Quiche with Kefir

Spring Vegetable Quiche

Easter is this weekend and you need a brunch recipe. Today I’m sharing one of my favorite recipes to bring to brunch. Quiche! I love making Quiches because they are so easy to make and they last for days. So kicking off the start of spring, I decided to make a quiche using Zucchini and fresh herbs I had in my refrigerator.Instead of using milk or cream I used Kefir since I’m lactose intolerant. My favorite kefir is the Lifeway Kefir.

Check out the recipe below and let me know what your favorite recipe is.

Spring Vegetable Quiche

Spring Vegetable Quiche

Spring Vegetable Quiche

Spring Vegetable Quiche
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Ingredients
  1. 6 eggs
  2. 1/2 cup kefir yogurt
  3. salt
  4. pepper
  5. 1 store brought pie dough or puff pastry
  6. 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  7. 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  8. 1 zucchini, spiralized
  9. 1/2 onion, diced
  10. fresh herbs like parsley, dill, thyme
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out your pastry dough into a pie shell. Cover pie dough edges with foil to prevent from browning. Bake the pastry dough for 15-20 minutes prior to making your quiche to set the dough. Remove to cool for 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, scramble your eggs your kefir, cheese, onion, salt, pepper, zucchini, and fresh herbs together. Add your egg mixture to the pie shell. Keep pie dough edges covered with foil. Remove foil 15 minutes before the quiche is done.
  3. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until brown.
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March Goals

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Hello March! This year is flying by by so fast. March kinda snuck up on us. 

March is a very busy month for me so I apologize in advance if I’m absent. Yesterday I started a new job,which I’m super excited about. I am also starting two new graduate school classes this week. So in order to stay organized and sane I’ve set a few goals for myself this month. 

1. Plan a staycation– I would love to book a hotel somewhere local this month just to escape the busyness of my schedule. 

2. Get fit and eat clean– Staying fit is important to me. I’ve been slacking at making it to the gym lately and plan to get back at it this month. I’m going to renew my class pass membership. 

3. Make time for loved ones and friends– The thing that keeps me sane is quality time with friends and loved ones. So I want to make time for more date nights, girls nights out, and Sunday dinners with my family.

4. Create a budget– In the past I’ve been really good at saving but lately I’ve fallen off the wagon. Since I started a new job this week I’m planning to sit down and set a new budget. So if you know of any good online financial advisors, please let me know. 

5. Finish my guest room-You’ve been hearing about my guest room project for a while now. Last weekend I started setting up my home office. The pictures in this post are a sneak peak of the big reveal. 
6. Start a new devotional-I’m looking for a new daily devotional. So if you know of one let me know.

7. Find a routine-I’ve asked a lot of my friends who are working moms and back in school how they manage it all. They say they take it day by day but I need a schedule so I can have free weekends. 

Kate Spade Calendar

Kate Spade Calendar

Kate Spade Calendar

The Lady in Red

  Free People Red Satin Bow Dress worn by blogger Eat.Drink.Shop.Love at Shops at Shops Buckhead Atlanta Date Nights in Atlanta   
Free People Red Satin Bow Dress worn by blogger Eat.Drink.Shop.Love Date Nights in Atlanta    Free People Red Satin Bow Dress worn by blogger Eat.Drink.Shop.Love Date Nights in Atlanta   
Free People Red Satin Bow Dress worn by blogger Eat.Drink.Shop.Love Date Nights in Atlanta    Nine West White Trench Coat worn by blogger Eat.Drink.Shop.Love Date Nights in Atlanta  
Dress c/o Free People ( on sale)

Flowers c/o Pro Flowers

Shoes: Nine West (similar)

Happy Valentine’s Day! Love is all around us today. I’ve seen flower and balloon carts on every corner this weekend. Although I’m not a huge fan of this holiday because I think love should be cherished everyday and gifts are such a small part of what true love really feels like. It’s great to see so many people celebrating love. 

I’m excited to share this collaboration with Free People. I usually like to keep dates simple and low key by cooking together at home or going to a concert. But I do  love getting dressed up every once in a while for date nights not just on Valentine’s  Day.  This red satin dress from Free People is sexy but comfortable for a night out on the town. 

Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite date night spots in Atlanta. 

1. Check out a show at the Historic Fox Theatre. 

2. Enjoy Friday night Jazz at The High Museum of Art.

3. Spend summer nights at Chastain Park watching a concert.

4.Take a bike ride on Atlanta’s Beltline and  enjoy a nice meal at Ponce City Market.

5. Take a cooking class at  Preserving Place