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The Skinny Confidential talks weddings!

{ kinda obsessed w/ these new kicks…& oh, they’re on sale! }

The Skinny Confidential talks weddings!

{ Monday morning’s boring to-do list }

The Skinny Confidential talks weddings!

{ Courtney, a sweet longtime reader & blogger gifted me with this GORGEOUS Thai wrap skirt! I love it }

Ok so apparently some of you guys think I’m pregnant!!!

Eerrrr…awkward because…

I’m most certainly NOT pregnant; a few of you asked me ( I think maybe I was talking about someone else being pregnant & a couple of people were confused? ). Unless there’s a pic I look preg in?

So before we got started I just wanted to nip that little, fun tidbit in the bud ( no pun intended ).

In fact, I’ll most definitely be enjoying a homemade ginger margarita this Friday ; ). Haha!

Oh & by the way, if we’re on the whole lovey-dovey note…guess what?

I still haven’t planned a thing for our wedding.

Zip. Zero. Zilch.

The Skinny Confidential talks weddings!

{ balance is key in 2015…hemp milk cappuccino x a grapefruit mimosa }

I literally think I’m the worst soon-to-be bride on the planet. I feel like every other girl in the universe is the opposite of me on this one ( is there anyone out there who took their time on the whole wedding thing? If so, make me feel better— PUHLEASE? ).

I do have a few unopened bridal magazines ( aka stocking stuffers from Christmas ) by my bed with cobwebs on them…& once I envisioned our invitation for a minute & then I got distracted and started watching Real Housewives.

Seriously though, I probably should get on the whole wedding planning bandwagon soon…SO BRIDES/MARRIED LADIES: tips, tricks, etc.? You guys always have the BEST little tippity-tips…so share, share, share. Where the F should I start? What should I do? Can I still have an engagement party? Or do I just suck at #weddinglife?

HELP!

Happy Monday, Lauryn x

The Skinny Confidential talks weddings!

{ my two bed bugs }

The Skinny Confidential talks weddings!

{ a long overdue shot of our themed holiday wrapping ( dog ( not baby!! ) teepee here ) }

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Mini DeLites: Holidayzzzz

The Skinny Confidential talks Christmas.

{ Christmas day ( red skirt || black crop || lipstick ) }

The Skinny Confidential talks Christmas.

{ post-Christmas grapefruit mimosas at my favorite place on earth ( TRUE FOODS!!! ) }

‘Mini DeLites’ is definitely one of my favorite ways to connect with you guys.

When everything seems so crazy ( AKA the holidays!! ) it’s nice to have my small spot on the Internet to share. For whatever reason the Mini DeLites series are some my most personal posts…so warning this post is a lot of family/dogs/etc. from my iPhone.

So quick Christmas recap: Michael & I started our own traditions this year which include watching Home Alone on Christmas Eve with eggnog because what would Christmas Eve be without Macaulay circa 1990 & the thickest, creamiest drink in the world. On Christmas Day we unwrapped gifts in ‘footie’ pajamas before we had to run around to family events.

Ok so, last year I got Michael a painting done by a fourteen year old.

… (about to share how I weird am ). The painting was of Pixy stabbing his heart with her dewclaw & black blood squirting everywhere.

The Skinny Confidential talks Christmas.

He loved it.

Symbolism: Pixy controls his universe.

Yes, but no, but yes.

So naturally this year I kind of had to up my game.

The Skinny Confidential talks Christmas.

{ our holiday card…sending it virtually to you guys }

The Skinny Confidential talks Christmas.

{ ‘The Nanz’ loved this mug }

I had another artist ( Michael loves art! ) pen-draw an arm with tattoos all over it ( will share pictures soon!! ).

& then of course, Pixy & Boone received way too many toys. My favorite gift was definitely the raptor costume we got Boone because he looked like he should be cast in Jurassic Park #3.

So ya, we also ate some ham with honey mustard, exchanged gifts, hung out with family, & chilled.

I’m soooo excited to get on track for the New Year and I CANNOT WAIT TO SHARE TSC FITNESS/DIET SUBSCRIPTION with you guys ( which is coming soon, promise!!! ). I’ve tested it out…I’ve really tightened up, lost a couple LB’s, & overall I feel great.

What did you do for the holidays? I’d love to hear!!

Chat soon, Lauryn

{ this red skirt looks exactly like the one I’m wearing but it’s on sale for $5 bucks ; ) }

The Skinny Confidential talks Christmas.

{ Christmas day }

The Skinny Confidential talks Christmas.

{ post-holiday pizza & Brussels sprout salad }

The Skinny Confidential talks Christmas.

{ my bugs }


Mini DeLites: THE HOLIDAYS!

The Skinny Confidential celebrates the holidays.

{ cookie decor }

The Skinny Confidential celebrates the holidays.

{ around the home }

The Skinny Confidential celebrates the holidays.

{ almond milk x perverted gingerbread men ( I can’t help myself…too easy ) }

Confessions of a holiday procrastinator:

1.) wake up.

2.) scurry the F out of the house, grab the nearest beanie, my Hunter rain boots ( HA— totally not raining ), two hard boiled eggs, & an iced tea.

3.) coffee run while checking e-mails frantically in the longest line ever.

5.) haul ass to the mall & spend 293872395 hours on finding a parking spot.

The Skinny Confidential celebrates the holidays.

{ heart ornaments }

The Skinny Confidential celebrates the holidays.

{ cookie decor }

6.) opt for parking in a secret spot behind The Container Store ( eeehhhh, feeling smart at this point ).

7.) walk by The Container Store, unable to control myself.

8.) walk in to The Container Store ( feeling…not so smart at this point ).

9.) walk out of The Container Store with a bunch of moving necessities ( A SHOWER TOOTH BRUSH HOLDER? A RAZOR HOLDER? SOCK ORGANIZER? REMOTE CONTROL RACK? THIS IS LIFE. )…realize that I NEED TO GO GIFT SHOPPING…NOW.

10.) run ( but really, runnnnnn ) to twenty other stores to grab gifts ( people are giving me weird looks ).

11.) end up at True Foods ( because you would too ) & eat grass-fed street tacos with a glass of champagne ( the holidays are meant to get toasty? ).

12.) wrap/work/bake perverted gingerbread men/Pilates/work/wrap/clean house/install shower tooth brush holder ( #essentials ).

The Skinny Confidential celebrates the holidays.

{ tip: add a candy cane to your green tea for a hint of peppermint }

The Skinny Confidential celebrates the holidays.

{ using ornaments as name tag holders }

So ya, that was my day.

How was yours? What are your holiday at-home traditions? Any TIPS FOR PLANNING AHEAD DURING THE HOLIDAYS?

Clearly I need a couple.

Plus I cannot ( I repeat cannot ) leave the damn Container Store with at least 10 unnecessary “essentials.” HELP?

ANYWAY! I’m going to go install my razor holder.

Until next time, Lauryn xx

The Skinny Confidential celebrates the holidays.

{ a blurry view from my office }


ocelo x TSC Giveaway Winner

The Skinny Confidential in the kitchen.

As you guys know I teamed up with ocelo™ brand recently to showcase how I add unexpected twists to keep my kitchen sparkly and to share their new Sparkle Chain Website. As part of the website launch I offered a sweepstakes that allowed me to pass along fun sparkle items!

These winners will also receive the awesome chance to keep the Sparkle Chain going by gifting out pretty items to friends & family (part of their ongoing campaign to add a lil sparkle throughout the kitchen! ).

With that–I’m excited to announce today the winners of the #sparklechain giveaway!

The Skinny Confidential in the kitchen.

So drumroll please… @ms.ck and @kfred1027. Congrats! You’ll receive a pretty sparkle kitchen item, this adorable aqua sieve, plus a signed copy of TSC book.

Ladies: to claim your prize, ocelo will reach out to you via Instagram. You can follow the chain to see what other unexpected twists are going on by following @ocelobrand on Instagram & Facebook.

Happy Monday! – Lauryn, xx

{ pics: Teresa Fae }

The Skinny Confidential in the kitchen.

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