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The Sunday Brief

February 28, 2016

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It’s gonna be a beautiful Sunday! Here are some fun links to start your day off right. First thing’s first – that is not coffee in my cup! It’s Bhakti Chai – comes in a bottle cold and unsweetened (I got it at Whole Foods), but if you heat it up and add a touch of honey……really good. The perfect midday pick me up. And lots of ginger – that’s really what I was after when I bought it.

Zzzz’s // Sometimes I’m asleep when my head hits the pillow. Other nights…not so much. Here are some tips for getting the best snooze.

Eat // Last week we tried these veggie quesadillas. I added black beans and thought they were delish. We also did mini cheesesteaks made with those half baked rolls from Trader Joes. Here is a weekly meal plan including the cheesesteak recipe. Is it time to break out the grills yet? Either way, you can make these fish tacos inside, but grilled is my favorite way for those willing to brave the cold.

The Look for Less // Despite all of the hot, frilly spring trends, I LOVE this simple spring outfit. Who knew stripes and leopard could work together? This is a classic look that anyone can wear.

Here is how to create this look for less:

Splurge Version: (exact items pictured in link above)

Jeans // Shirt // Necklace // Shoes // Bag

Save Version:

Jeans // Shirt (just bought this!) // Necklace // Shoes (more practical flat version here)// Bag

Messy Casa // I just got home from visiting my sister in Florida and besides the fact that her house is gorgeous, it is ALWAYS clean. And yes, she does have kids. It’s majorly inspiring. Here are some habits of people with clean homes – I’m on my way, except for the putting away of clothes part. But I NEVER go to bed with a dirty kitchen. Drives my husband nuts.

Another One Bites the Dust // This popular cleanser is getting a bad rap. You can check the safety ratings of all your products at ewg.org – A few of my favorite safer cleansers: Drugstore pick: Acure (sold at Whole Foods – EWG rating of 1-2) //  Beautycounter (EWG rating 2) – shop the whole Beautycounter line here.

Comeback Queen //…. or should I say, “jean”. You’ll never guess which classic pair of denim was spotted all over New York Fashion Week. Yep, this updated pair of trusty old Levi’s. Add in “the best white t-shirt” (according to fashion bloggers), dress it up with these, dress it down with these, and you’ve officially nailed your basics.

Weekend Sales //

And that’s all I got. Enjoy the sun. Enjoy the Oscars. Enjoy your extra day of February tomorrow. Make it count! (Wait, does this mean my pregnancy is a day longer?!)…. kidding.

xo,

Lindsey

 

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