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DIY: For the Lazy-Loo in You!

Good morning bloggy boos! I hope everyone’s Sunday was as relaxing as mine:)

I woke up to a giant bowl of Cookie Dough and did my bloggy reading, as usual, and then headed off to the gymmy gym gym for an AWESOME 70-minute spin! Can I just say that I absolutely love having spin bikes in the cardio room, it makes my life ten times more fun when I can make my own spin class:)

The same playlist as usual (dubbed “Cardio Queen”…haSmile), but shuffleified. I love surprises!

  • Bottoms Up, Trey Songz and Nicki (jumps)
  • Telephone, Gaga and Beyonce (climbing out of the saddle)
  • Firework, Katy Perry (sprints)
  • Like a G6 (4-second jumps)
  • Magic, B.o.B (hard, steady cadence in the seat)
  • Dynamite, Taio Cruz (sprint in the saddle)
  • Raise Your Glass, P!nk (climb out of the saddle)
  • Hey Baby, Pitbull (jumps)
  • The Time, Black Eyed Peas (sprints)
  • We R Who We R, Ke$ha (climb out of the saddle)
  • Feedback, Janet Jackson (jumps)
  • OMG, Usher (out of the saddle)
  • Rocketeer, Far East Movement (sprints with resistance)

Then, I came home and ate a lot of food. I would show you the three split-pea-quinoa-raisin-balsamic bowls I had, but that would just be repetitive:) Hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

Slash they always look disgusting so you are better off this way:)

Aaaaanywho, today I thought I would share some of my tricks of the trade with you guys. As you know, I hate showering/spending too much time on my appearance, so these are some the ways I “beat the system” Winking smile

 

CK’s Tricks of the Trade

  1. To avoid washing your hair, make your own dry shampoo

    Imeann, go into your kitchen cupboard and grab this stuff because it will make your life a million times better.

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    No, this is not a joke. Put your head over the sink (or stand on a towel), put a bunch on your fingers, and massage it into your roots/scalp/wherever you are greasy grease. Leave it in for ten or so minutes, then brush it out really well. I promise, your hair will not look white after you brush it:)

  2. To beat the lip-chap blues, use a gluestick. Okay, that one was actually a joke..well, sorta.

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    Above is Yours Truly’s favorite chapstick of all time. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter never lets me down. It costs approx. two bucks and lasts almost half a year.

    Everyone will think you are putting gluestick on your lips but then you will just laugh at them because your chapstick smells like chocolate and makes your lips look luscious-loo and delicious.

    Trust me, boys like a chapstick that smells like chocolate.

  3. To avoid the hectic-ness of student life, prep food ahead of time.

    That means chopping up veggies, cooking a giant batch of quinoa, and opening a million cans of beans. Oh, and make your hummus for the week, too:)I usually do all of this biznass on Sundays just because it’s the day before Monday, aka the start of the week, aka I pack redonk amounts of food with me at all times. Being a student ain’t easy, kiddos!
  4. If you are limited on time for an outline, use the glossary.

    Aka, when I have zero time to do a Bio outline, I scan for all of the vocab words and then write down the definitions from the glossary.Done, and done.

    This sometimes also works for the humanities, but not always.

  5. If you’re reading a book for a class, read the book and then review with online tools.

    My favorite websites for reviewing material and understanding it on a more in-depth level are LitCharts and SparkNotes.LitCharts is best for very specific (and extensive) information, and SparkNotes is better for reviewing general events of parts of the book.
  6. For soft and silky hands, moisturize every night before bed.

    Every night before bed, I slather on one and a half pumps of Curel Ultra Healing lotion. I rub it in, and then go straight to bed and let the rest soak into my hands. I wake up every morning with silky, soft hands!:)It’s fantastic in the winter because of the dryness and the freezing cold temps. However, I use this stuff year-round..who doesn’t love smooth hands?!
  7. Use a planner.

    Uh, self-explanatory. Planning is essential (except in the case of spontaneity, I wouldn’t mind an impromptu drive down the East Coast to Florida).I don’t think I can praise the use of planners well enough. I use my planner for EVERYTHING because I can sometimes be forgetful and it is awesome to have a cute little book with all of my appointments, dates, and assignments written out.

    Plus, if you write in the time you’re planning to work out, it feels more like a part of your life instead of something you have to “just squeeze in”. Shazam! Done, and done:)

Okay lovie doves, I am going to leave it at lucky number seven and leave you with the following hilarious Superbowl commercial (since I don’t watch the actual game, just the commercials on Hulu Smile).

http://www.hulu.com/embed/UEASGAiG3jTBZinaicIMTw

Hahaha. Laughter craving = satisfied.

Have an awesome Monday, chickadees!:)

What are your favorite songs to spin to?

Like a G6, Hey Baby, and Raise Your Glass. I lip-sync on the spin bike, no shame:)

Tell me YOUR favorite tricks of the trade!

I love hearing how people beat the system!

Did you watch the Superbowl or just the commercials like me? Slash who won the game? (don’t hate, football makes me fall asleep)

Commercials. That’s what I like to call GAME TIME.

xoxox,

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And Then There Was Mousse. [Indulgence Friday]

Good morning bloggy boos! I hope everyone had a rockin’ Indulgence Friday🙂

Mine was a blasty! I had an awesome time do-si-do-ing through my half-day and then lunched it up before I read a ton of Thrive during my 60-minute elliptical power sesh.

How did I do that, you may ask? I brought the giantest (shut up there is no grammar this early in the morning) rubber band I could find and wrapped it around the elliptical to hold my book flat. I wish I had a picture but I don’t so I will leave you to your imagination:)

After my workout, I didn’t even bother to shower (I know I am gross) so I used my favorite trick…HOMEMADE DRY SHAMPOO🙂

I use this stuff way too often to reveal (showering is for wusses), and there will soon be a recipe for that dry shampoo:) Actually, it isn’t really a recipe, just more of super simple secret trick that I will soon reveal to you and you will never have to wash your hair again.

Okay, that is a lie, you should shower because otherwise you will be stinky and greasy and no one likes a stinky person.

Just saying.

AAAANYwho, the Baby Sister and I headed out to a dinner date we’d had planned for a week or so, and took advantage of a gift certificate AND a buy-one-get-one-free coup that we had saved up for one of our favorite restaurants (we love our coupsSmile).

I know, we are cheapo but hey, who can refuse a free meal? Winking smile

It involved a lot of this:

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SLUUURP Smile

And this:

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Can I just say I love my sister. She is the bomb.com.

Who else have you met that can devour THAT bowl, and do it like this:

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Um, I love my sister. We shared an epic high-five. This family loves their food:)

By the way, those chopsticks she’s using? A Christmas gift to Baby Sister from Yours Truly, since she is chopstick-ally challenged. Isn’t it adorable?

I will express it’s adorableness in photography taken by Baby Sister in an attempt to be artistic while I was in the ladies room.

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Did I mention she is the bomb.com?

Pure artistry right there:)

Oh, and in case you were wondering, we both devoured giant bowls of Peanut Butter Noodles.

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Sorry for the awesome lighting, y’all;)

Peanut butter + noodles = how much better can it get?!

We have been obsessed since we were itty bitty and knew what Asian food was, aka we would always demand peanut noodles because we were picky and to be honest that was  all we would eat.

Now we get it every time we go to this restaurant.

Which is every week.

Girl’s gotta get her peanut butter fix!

My fortune:

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Uh. Greed. Can I just say that fortune cookies are very very wise? Only a cookie could think of that;)

Then, we mosey’ed over to Sbux and didn’t buy anything, aka sat and chatted and shared jokes about the fun people that sit in the big comfy chairs with their laptops playing COD. Dream big, people, dream big:)

Then, in honor of Indulgence Friday, I recreated the foodgasmic Chocolate Mousse I had last weekend.

Oh, did I ever.

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Quick, simple, and rich. This will be my birthday cake frosting this year…sprinkled in cacao nibs:)

And the best part? It is mostly raw, and can be made completely raw with the use of raw cacao instead of cocoa powder (I am a compulsive “nothing goes to waste” person, so I was not about to open a new bag of raw cacao with a wide open can of Ghirardelli staring at me). Tadaa!

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Raw Chocolate Mousse

Makes about 1 cup (2 large servings)

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 3 tbsp. cocoa powder, or 3-5 tbsp. raw cacao
  • 3 tbsp. agave nectar, more if desired (I prefer a more bitter-tasting chocolate, so I used no more than 3, although I didn’t really measure)

Directions:

  1. Open avocado by cutting in half, removing the pit, and then scooping the flesh out.
  2. Process avocado in a food processor until creamy.
  3. Add in cocoa/cacao powder, then agave nectar (this order is important in order for the powder to not go all over the inside of your food processor). Alternatively, you could do all of this in a bowl by mashing the avocado and then mixing in the rest of the ingredients thoroughly once the avocado is creamed.
  4. Chill in the fridge (or the freezer is even better, if you like it super thick like I do) for at least 15-30 minutes.
  5. Serve topped with cacao nibs, fruit, chocolate chips, chocolate syrup, agave nectar, or whatever you fancy! Swedish Fish would work too:)

I topped mine with bloobs, raspberries, and cacao nibs. Love me some chocolatey endorphins🙂

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Round 2:

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With more berries, cacao nibs, and a Raspberry Amaretto Cookie🙂

The prep:

Gather your ingredients…

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Simplicity at its best:)

Slice your avocado like a champ.

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Whip out your trusty Chop Chop🙂

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I. love. this. thing. Perfect for blending up oats, aka this thing was my fifth appendage when I got my wisdom teeth out. All of my food = blenderized in this sucker.

Process until creamy, like so:

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Then transform it into chocolatey deliciousness.

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Done, and done.

Enjoy while laughing your ass off while watching Easy A with your family. Yes, we are comfortable enough to watch these kinds of movies with each other, I like to think of it as a special bond🙂

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Hahahaha I love Amanda Bynes🙂 Did anyone else watch What I Like About You back in the day? It was my favorite. show. Literally had to come home from school by three every day in order to watch this show or the world would end.

My plansky for the rest of the day? I’mma go make some protein pancakes and then get back to you with that recipe asap:)

After that? No idea, but I LIVE for the weekend and something fun will go down:)

Do you always order the same dish at your favorite restaurants, or do you switch it up?

I’m a creature of habit, but lately I’ve been getting a little bit more adventurous:)

Have you seen Easy A and did you basically pee yourself?

Yup, slash I am marrying Penn Badgley (I think that is his name, he is just hot Gossip Girl boy in my mind).

What is your favorite dessert? Or better yet, your favorite chocolate dessert?

I would have to say this mousse and any chocolate fudge cake/frosting. I am a chocolate MONSTA:)

Have a fun Saturday, loves!

xoxox,

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p.s. Did I mention that I love late-night snackage..yeah, right now I am noshing on some Baked Falafel Balls. Try them with balsamic vinegar, you will never go back! (or better yet, ketchupWinking smile)

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