August 7, 2017

Muffin Recipe

I realize this is a fashion blog, but a girl’s gotta eat, right?! More like splurge! I LOVE to bake. Baking is a stress reliever for me. The problem is, I am a sweet-a-holic too.. Not the best combo. I have learned that for me, I have to indulge every once and a while. If I deprive myself, It backfires. So, on the weekends I will make a big breakfast for my family and muffins is usually on that list, and I always serve them to my family just like this….LOL not even close! It’s usually served on paper plates and there is no flower presentation in sight haha!  I do prefer to make things from scratch, if I have the time, because I can control what goes in them. I created this recipe after not finding the perfect one, so I combined a few, tried different combos and landed on this full proof recipe. It is great with any fruit. I have made it with blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. These are strawberry muffins in the pic.

Here is the recipe and fair warning: it’s not a healthy muffin recipe. That can be another post. This recipe is a splurge recipe! But it’s darn delicious 😉

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August 2, 2017

Lovin Lately

Hey friends! I’m starting a new weekly series with a list of things I’m loving lately. You know it’s all budget friendly 😉 and some is on sale! I will be sharing my finds every Wednesday. Now that we are getting settled in our new city and house, I am going to be starting some weekly series for the blog, so that you can get used to what will be on the blog. On Monday’s I will be sharing one of my favorite recipe’s, Tuesday and Thursday will be outfit posts, Wednesday will be what I’m loving lately, and Friday’s have yet to be determined. It will most likely be something different week. I’m excited to have some structure and I hope you’ll love the new schedule!

For my first “Lovin Lately” I’m crushing on pinks, reds, and blues. That’s pretty much always though. H&M has some great finds right now and are available in all sizes, which is rare. They are one retailer that you need to jump on, if you see something you love. Target is also killing the handbag game right now. There’s an olive green cutie below that has completely stolen my heart and may have made it’s way into my closet 😉

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August 1, 2017

FreeShipping.com

It’s no secret I love to shop…. a lot. It’s also no secret that I love to online shop. It’s become my go to, especially after having kids. The last thing I want to do is drag my kids to a mall and have them sit in a dressing room for hours. I usually try and order anything I can online before I buy it in store. It’s just what I do. Maybe it’s laziness or maybe I choose my sanity over dragging screaming kids out of the store lol.

One of the things I always order online, is my skincare. I buy the same products every time and always order from Sephora, only this time, I was able to get free shipping AND get 10% cash back on my entire purchase. Not only does FreeShipping.com offer cash back and free shipping at thousands of retailers, but they offer free return shipping and any current coupons the retailer is offering that will be applied on top of the cash back! It’s kind of a no brainer.

Some of my favorite places to shop through FreeShipping.com are: Asos, Target, Sephora, Overstock.com, and Macys. There’s so many more though! They offer a free trial period with all the benefits, and if you decide you love it, it’s only 12.97 per month for a membership. If you decide it’s not for you, you can cancel anytime by logging into your account. If you spend only 200 dollars per month online (I definitely spend more than that), the membership pays for itself with the cash back you’ll be getting.

Go check them out and start earning money while you shop! This is one post your husbands will approve of 😉

XO,

Mary ♥

 

 

*This post is sponsored by FreeShipping.com. All opinions are my own.

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July 20, 2017

Cycle Bar Chesterfield

I had the pleasure of trying out a cycle bar class at Cycle Bar in Chesterfield, MO. To say I loved it would be an understatement. I really wasn’t sure what to expect. I don’t love bikes or stationary bikes at the gym. In fact, I avoid them at all cost lol. I have heard of soul cycle and really wanted to try it in Dallas, but never got a chance. So when Julia messaged me and asked if I wanted to try out a class, I jumped at the chance!

Click here to see a small video from the class IMG_7810

My instructor was Larry and he couldn’t have been a better fit for me. It was a connect class and it’s based on music and not about competition. They offer classic classes, which is a little of everything, performance classes, which has group challenges and rider competitions. I was surprised at just how much I loved it. I am a cardio person. Whenever I work out, I always run or walk and that’s it. This was a full body workout and definitely uses muscles that aren’t used to be worked, hence the veryyyyy sore legs! I gotta say though, it’s a good sore.

The building was top notch and they had a refreshment bar with free cycle bar water bottles, chapstick, hair ties (genius), bananas, apples, and some other things. Such a nice touch! They keep the cycle studio super chilled and dark and the music loud 🙂

If you’re interested in trying out a class, they offer a free class to try it out! If you decide to go, let me know so we can go together!! I am hooked and can’t wait to go back!

You can check out their site HERE and sign up for a class!

Have a great Thursday, friends!

XO,

Mary ♥

 

July 17, 2017

Sudio Sweden Earbuds

Hey friends! I wanted to share with you my fave new accessory, the Sudio Earbuds. They are bluetooth and I use them constantly. I hate having earphone cords get in the way, so these are the best! Being a fashion blogger, it’s no surprise that I try on clothes frequently and come up with different outfits. I will put on my headphones and close myself in my closet and create looks, so these allow me to do that easily and listen to my favorite tunes, without having the chord get in the way. They have an 8 hour battery life, so great for long workouts, and the sound is amazing.

Sudio Sweden has offered my readers 15% off with code MISSMARYPOWERS. I love the white and rose gold combo but they also come in pink, blue, and black.

Have a great week, everyone!

XO,

Mary ♥

Earphones HERE | Bag HERE

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July 13, 2017

My Nordstrom Sale Picks

Hi Friends! These are the items I’ll be trying on and most likely purchasing some of them. My birthday happens to fall right in the middle of the sale every year, so it’s a great excuse to do some shopping. This sale is great for fall and winter items. To be honest, I am not super impressed with the sale this year, but there are still enough items that are totally worth buying. I’ll be heading to the store sometime soon and I will be doing a try on session in my Insta stories, so be sure to follow along! You can follow me on Instagram HERE.

June 29, 2017

Grand Cayman: The Westin

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June 28, 2017

Red, White, and Blue

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June 22, 2017

2 Piece in Paradise

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June 5, 2017

Gingham Galore

Hey friends! Just wanted to share this adorable dress Romwe sent me. The blue gingham pattern is just the cutest!! You can find the dress HERE, the sandals HERE, and the earrings HERE

Hope you are all having a wonderful Monday!