The Skinny Confidential || A Lifestyle Blog. by: Lauryn Evarts

How to Trick Your BF Into Cooking For You

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If you’ve been following TSC on Snapchat you know Michael has been cooking!!

Well he’s been cooking kind of.

Blue Apron has been doing half the work.

blue apron meals | by the skinny confidential

blue apron meals | by the skinny confidential

Remember how I shared this arugula pesto pasta dish? Well, since then Michael & I have become OBSESSED with Blue Apron’s services.

The concept is too easy & efficient to NOT use. You get the ingredients delivered straight to door, measured out, ready to go, with a recipe.

So yes, Michael’s been ‘cooking.’

This week’s meal was spicy lentil stew. Literally as good as sounds, see:

Basically all fresh ingredients ( think: garlic, red onion, peppers, mint, & delicious spices ) with yellow lentils.

AND SPOTLIGHT ON LENTILS BECAUSE they’re kind of the best carb ever. Some quick benefits: they’re filled with protein, lower cholesterol, amazing for the heart, support digestive health ( HEY FIBER ), & stabilize blood sugar.

Anyway what I love about Blue Apron is the menu changes all the time & it’s always clean. With their services it’s really, very easy to trick your BF/GF/fiancé/husband in to cooking for you. Like last night we had the whole wheat spaghetti with basil & lemon. You would have thought Michael handmade the noodles himself & seriously planted the basil, he was grinning from ear to ear when he completed the meal…so proud of the final product ( cute, right ).

blue apron meals | by the skinny confidential

blue apron meals | by the skinny confidential

blue apron meals | by the skinny confidential

Really though, it’s a win/win because Michael thinks he created the whole meal entirely by himself & I get to eat healthy while he’s busy thinking that.

Any other tips for tricking guys in to cooking for you? Tell, tell.

If you’re interested in trying out Blue Apron, the first 50 readers will get two free meals on their first order— just click here!

x, lauryn

{ denim apron by SaltHouse }

blue apron meals | by the skinny confidential

blue apron meals | by the skinny confidential

Mini Delites: From Seattle

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{ an off the shoulder summer }

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{ spicy nuts at Rancho Valencia }

Hello, hello from Seattle!

Busy Monday— I’m here for work but if you guys have any fun, non-work recommendations, definitely let me know below.

Earlier last week my trainer ( he’s helping me get back into the gym slowly ), Mike & I were shooting the shit. I was telling him about a particular annoyance & asking him if I was handling the situation right.

He said: “There is no such thing as right. My way might be right for me, your way might be right for you.”

 

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{ packing makeup favorites }

For some reason that’s been repeating through my mind for the last week.

There is no such thing as ‘right’, right?

This further resonated while reading through so many of your comments from this post on creativity ( YOU GUYS ARE SO TALENTED, MY GOSH ). And from the looks of it, it seems most of you are doing what’s right for you.

I remember when I was launching a blog in 2010-ish & so many people said “HUH? WHAT DO YOU MEAN A BLOG? HOW ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE ANY MONEY? IS THAT EVEN A JOB?”

AWKWARD.

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{ ice cream gummies }

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{ the gorgeous Nanz— obsessed with this blue }

Obviously I followed my instincts & did what was RIGHT for ME. If I had listened to all the Negative Nancy’s, I’d still be bartending until midnight five nights a week.

It’s invigorating to pick & choose what’s right for you. You have that power to dictate your life & no one really has any business telling you otherwise.

As I get older, I’m no longer interested in letting anyone tell me ‘what’s right’ or wrong because ultimately there is no ‘right.’

Am I making sense?

Just some thoughts.

Also, in a continued effort to share more content, I’m doing weekly newsletters. These are filled with TSC updates, personal letters, & much more so definitely subscribe by leaving your e-mail in the comment section or in the subscribe box to the right.

NOW I am off to watch Narcos ( BEST SHOW ) & prepare for a full day of activities in Seattle tomorrow. Will keep ya posted.

Sending the best Monday vibes, lauryn

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{ summer ice cubes }


GIVEAWAY WINNERS <3

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I’m a day late & a dollar short on this guys:

Announcing the winner for TSC Bombshell Body Giveaway TODAY.

The winners are:

Anne Marie
Danielle Smogard
Kristen Barnes

Please e-mail me at Lauryn@theskinnyconfidential.com to collect the Bombshell Body Guide, TSC Book, new Nike shoes, AND TEASE Victoria’s Secret perfume.

CONGRATS!

FOLLOW @TSCBOMBSHELLBODY ON INSTAGRAM FOR UPDATES. 


FAVORITE Fitness Kicks: Part 2

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{ white shoes }

I did part one of this post last week…& as promised, here’s part two:

Apparently it’s too difficult for me to buy only black gym shoes. I HAVE to get white too— my obsession with white shoes just runs too deep I guess. I think I have some weird mind game that I play with myself to see how long they can stay clean? Or maybe white= clean & I’m just OCD? I don’t know?

I JUST LOVE WHITE SHOES.

these ones are BEAUTIFUL.

They’re soooooo good.

& under $100.

YES.

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For some reason I’m very much drawn to the idea of having one black pair & one white pair ( < if you order, get a 1/2 size larger, they run small ). For fitness I’ve been on a black & white kick lately ( reason for sharing this post ) & for regular clothes I’ve been drawn to the opposite, textures: polka dots, jeans, suede, velvet, MUSTARD YELLOW, the works. Having a white & black pair of go-to shoes makes it easy too. It’s sleek kinda, you know?

You know what’s not sleek?

Working out in your pajamas.

Literally though, I did that. Today, actually. In my complex’s gym. In front of like 30 people.

( if you follow along on Snapchat, you know this already though ).

I didn’t get enough sleep last night so I rolled out of bed, grabbed a piece of toast with raw almond butter, & just wore my pink and white striped pajamas to workout. CHIC.

And then an older lady on the treadmill sternly told me & my friend ‘TONE IT DOWN’ ( her exact words ) because we were talking too loud ( for the record we were using normal voices ). Maybe the striped pajamas turned her off, who knows. I told her I would use my library voice next time. Kidding, I didn’t say anything because well, I was wearing pajamas.

Anyway, I’m obsessed with these white beauties. Let me know if you have any black & white workout clothes recommendations. Currently working on my fitness wardrobe. Keeping it very Victoria Beckham-esque hence the 2 new pairs of shoes.

Hopefully these ones go with pink striped PJ’s.

Happy Thursday! x, lauryn

+ DON’T FORGET TO ENTER TSC BOMBSHELL BODY GIVEAWAY! X

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The Creative Process…& YOU

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Currently full on pasta listening to Brazilian Lounge on Pandora with lemongrass oil burning. Pixy is snoring louder than me pre-jaw surgery & Michael has his trusty headphones on. Apparently he’s a professional meditator now.

Ok so a week ago I was perusing Instagram & found a quote that Marianna Hewitt, fellow blogger, posted. The quote said: COFFEE, EDIT, SLEEP, REPEAT. Or something along those lines. You get the drift. Anyway, what really hit a chord with me was THE CAPTION.

BECAUSE LOOK…it was so good I made it into a TSC-style quote:

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YES.

Immediately I thought: shit I need to do a post on the admiration I have for my peers. A LOT of you guys are bloggers, artists, graphic designers, sketch artists, photographers, or creators of some type. As a blogger & creator, I know the process. Clearly Marianna knows it too. And I really agree with her on the part where she says “so much respect & admiration to the people who have been doing this for a long time & to the creative types who do this process daily in any field.”

Today I want to ASK YOU: how do you get creative? Can I check out your artwork? Are you a web designer? A fashion designer? What have YOU created? Are you a blogger? A vlogger, maybe? Photographer? Chef? Writer? Or maybe even you’re just REALLY good at Instagram. Whatever your creative outlet is: leave your link below & I am going to spend my weekend going through the comments checking out what you guys create. I want to see your work. BECAUSE SO MUCH RESPECT.

The creative process is like this for me…

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Some people assume bloggers take one photo, write a measly paragraph, & they’re done for the day. I’ve tried to uncover that facade but it can be slightly annoying when it couldn’t be further from the truth, you know? I think of myself as a content creator ( er, or curator? But if I hear that word ONE more time I may puke? )…& a lot of people don’t get it.

So today I’m here to say to other fellow creators: I get it. And I want to see!

I feel like if you’re a Skinny Confidential reader, you see my creative process daily on the blog, social media accounts, & YouTube channel. Now it’s my turn to see yours. SHARE BELOW how you CREATE.

lauryn, x

p.s. Marianna was on TSC before she was a blogger AND she’s coming back— her interview will air in the next month. Stay tuned.

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