Truly Kissable Lip Crayons from Honest Beauty

Truly Kissable Lip Crayons from Honest Beauty

This amazing, and ‘truly kissable’ lip crayon from celeb-entrepreneur, Jessica Alba is one of my absolute favorites! It is moisturizing, long lasting and smells amazing!

Packed with antioxidant-rich jojoba seed oil, murumuru butter, and shea butter, the formula saturates, cushions, and glides on for the perfect satin texture. The result: a brilliant demi-matte finish that looks and feels fantastic.

 

Although I love all of the shades, “Mulberry Kiss” is my favorite!

Sold online for $18 USD

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Mustard Chicken Thighs

Mustard Chicken Thighs

Everyone has their favorite go-to recipes when it comes to getting back on track and eating whatever your regimen calls for. One of my very favorites (I seriously eat it 2-4 days a week) is mustard chicken! As I say to all my guests when I make it… I know it sounds funny putting yellow mustard on your chicken but seriously when it cooks it has the best flavor! My current preference is pasture raised chicken thighs, I can’t get enough of them! But this recipe tastes amazing on a whole chicken, chicken breasts and ground chicken or ground turkey. It keeps the ground meats more moisturized for a couple days following your prep! You can keep it simple and just marinate your poultry in plain yellow mustard or you can follow the recipe below!

Here’s what you need: (For approx. 8 chicken thighs)

• 1/3 cup of mustard
• 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika (I love it smokey)
• 4 sprigs of thyme (optional)
• touch of garlic powder (I am not a garlic person but a couple of my friends love it with the garlic powder)

I always start by adding the mustard to a little sauce bowl then I add the smoked paprika- I mix the two together and then add it to a mixing bowl with the chicken. I use a spoon to spread the mustard all over the chicken then lastly I add in the thyme. You can let this marinate for 5 minutes or as long as you would like. If you love salt like I do, I would discourage you adding any to the marinade as it tends to dry out the poultry. I switch it up with the cooking method. Sometimes I throw it on the grill and I cook it at a medium temperature about 5-6 minutes a side. Lately I have been sautéing mine; with the La Creuset square grill pan it fits 8 perfectly I just spray the pan with some avocado oil and cook for about 5-7 minutes each side or until thoroughly cooked!

I would love to know what you think!

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Sweetheart Pajamas

Sweetheart Pajamas

I’ve been sporting these super cute ‘sweetheart’ pajamas this week. They are from one of my favorite brands, WIldfox.  I just love them! They are so soft and comfy and perfect for lounging around the house.

I may not eat candy anymore, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love wearing it!

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Mindful Living

Mindful Living

Girl Time!

I am back from the beach and I had the best time with my sweet friends! For the last three years, we have traditionally gone to NYC in late fall for our girls’ trip but this year we decided to change it up and head south to the Grand Cayman Islands.

I feel rejuvenated, as I sit here and write my memories/reflections in my journal. I feel euphoric reflecting back and happy that I applied skills I learned from my Miraval experience. Let me explain more… I took time on my getaway to breathe in the smells of the ocean air, capture both physical and mental pictures, I laughed and reminisced with my great friends and of course I got to catch up on sleep which just makes everything extra magical when you’re a momma!

Mindfulness is defined as a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to your experience. Being mindful seems like a simple concept that everyone should just naturally follow but let’s face it, with our busy lives and the distraction of the many devices so many people have in their lives, it is hard to truly live in the moment! I know this first hand! Going off the grid at Miraval last September completely changed my life and I have been so enlightened and inspired to apply the tips I received and eager to learn more about mindful living.

I wanted to share three ways and tips I have incorporated being mindful to my daily life –

Acknowledge || It is so important that you recognize and acknowledge your emotions. We often tell our kids “your fine” or “be happy” and it is so easy to want them to be happy but if we don’t recognize how they are really feeling in the moment and just avoiding those “bad” feelings how do they get past it? I had a one on one consult with a “mindful living” guru at Miraval share- what we should be doing to acknowledge our emotions mindfully. Imagine you are driving along in your car and suddenly you hear something on the radio that immediately makes you feel annoyed. What she recommends is to totally acknowledge your emotion say it in your head or out loud (“I’m feeling annoyed”) and then tell that emotion to get in the back seat so you can keep driving your car forward! It is okay to feel annoyed, mad and sad but it is getting past it and moving on with your life!

Gratitude || The second tip is to truly take time in your day to take a minute especially when you are feeling happy, breathe in the air and take a mental picture of your surroundings including the sky! Something the ‘Mindful Living’ guru from Miraval helped me realize about observing the sky is that it is truly unique and you will never see it again in that same way- regardless if it is overcast or beautiful white fluffy clouds! Since hearing that I do catch myself admiring them and I have the littles’ join in with me and appreciate the small gifts we are given! I recently downloaded an app on my iPhone called “Five Minute Journal” – It is a gratitude journal that you write three things you are grateful for in the morning, then you set a plan with three things you will do to make today great and lastly you put an affirmation to set your day. Then at night you can go back and add the three top amazing things that happened to you that day and add what could have made it even better. I will be honest I don’t remember to do this every day but when I am in a routine of keeping up I feel it sets a happy tone to my day!

Breathing || This is number three on my list to share. I think is so important (beyond the obvious fact that we need it to stay alive) and focusing on my breath has helped me tremendously! While we know how vital breathing is to living, one thing most people don’t take time to do is just simply take deep breaths. When you take three deep breaths (the ones that raise your abdomen) it instantly starts to calm your nervous system and takes you out of ‘fight or flight’ mode which in turn also makes you less reactive to stressful situations. The reason I wanted to share the importance of breathing is in my life with a five and almost three-year-old we encounter almost daily ‘fight or flight’ scenarios and since focusing on using deep breathing in my life I feel like things don’t escalate as much as they used to, which in turn helps me be more mindful and happily present in my littles’ lives!

I hope these tips have helped you and as you can see, being a little bit more mindful can be easily integrated into you day to day so go on and try it and let me know how it goes! Or let me know the mindful living tricks that have worked for you. Thanks for stopping by!

with love Sandra Tiffany

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Happy New Year!! Twenty Seventeen

Happy New Year!! Twenty Seventeen

Happy New Year peeps! I am finally back from my holidays and truth be told I have missed it here! I hope y’all had the best holiday season with the people you love the most! This Christmas was one of my very favorites! My littles are now at an age they understand more about the holiday traditions and were so excited to celebrate! I told my bff that being a Momma has totally brought the spirit back from being a kid and is even better now! We spent New Year’s with our Texan best friends up in Canada – we went skiing, tobogganing, skating and enjoyed the Canadian winter which concluded with a fun New Year’s party with Ms. Alana!

I don’t typically set “resolutions” maybe I am odd but the word “resolution” just seems so finite, and  I don’t know about you but the word feels so set in stone and if you don’t follow it to a “T” and then you feel like you have failed yourself. So this year instead of setting a 2017 resolution, I prefer to call it my #twentyseventeenintentions. It clearly means the same thing but using the word “intention” allows me room for growth. So now, I want to share with you and the universe my intentions in all aspects of my life:

Sandra Tiffany:
I would like to have at least 2 posts per week, grow our Pinterest account, and add video to the blog. I would also like to get more involved in the community and meet local creatives who we can grow with together!

Wife:
Since having our littles they have naturally taken center stage in our lives and this year I would like to spend more quality time with my husband trying new activities and strengthening our bond!

Momma:
Since my visit to Miraval in September I took one of their seminars called “Mindful Parenting” – I learned so many fun tools that I am excited to share with y’all but my goal as a Momma this year is to continue to be more mindful and present with my time with Elynn and Jackson. I am already starting to see the benefits of this practice and believe it or not, in taking time to be present it doesn’t feel like time is going quite as fast! I am trying to live in the moment and take all the pure joy into my heart!

Personal:
I have traditionally been a person to work out on the regular but when I started following Keto I decided I would focus more on my diet and learning as much as I could to support a healthy life style change. Fast forward to 2017 my eating habits are at a place that I am very comfortable with but I want to include 3-5 days of fitness classes each week. It has been great getting my weight down but toning/cardio is super important too!

I plan to stay on a low carb life for the year. 2016 was a challenging year for me hormonally and after months of Ali Miller, ND encouraging me to take one of her hormone tests to see just what my levels were at; there were some interesting discoveries. I am now looking forward to sharing what I’ve learned and being a support for other woman who are facing the same challenges/feelings!

I also want to learn how to use my camera in the other modes besides “Auto.” I enjoy photography and it is a skill that gets better with time and practice!

Last but not least for 2017 I intend to be more focused on my spending. I LOVE Amazon Prime and in 2016 I loved it a little too much! We had packages at our door every day! If you watch my Instagram stories you know we have been doing quite a bit of purging and I’ve realized that it’s time to cut back… no one needs to receive packages at the door daily!

I would love to hear any tips y’all have and what your intentions are for this new fabulous year!

with love Sandra Tiffany

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