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The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

{ This weekend…making The Nanz’ cranberry/apple sauce }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

{ I LOVE BOOBIES socks by Stance }

Oh hey, so let’s talk about getting inspired.

I realized this weekend how fucking funny I am when it comes to getting truly inspired.

Sorry for cursing ( but not really sorry )— honestly though, it’s the only way I can express myself for this post…

Here’s the deal: I get really, really uninspired sometimes.

To the point where I’m grumpy & unpleasant to be around. It’s like, ‘oh shit, stay away from Lauryn when she’s uninspired.’

Michael just knows to stay away—- I kinda go into a depressed funk. By the way: this happens often. I get real, real uninspired sometimes.

On the other hand…when I’m inspired…I’m a full blown wizard with levers & knobs conducting mad science shit in a weird labotory playing with my mustache & wickedly laughing by myself.

Mr. Wizard only comes out only so often though ( boo. ).

This Saturday he showed himself in FULL effect. Like, I was like: get out of my space, I’m getting creative & inspired, so MOVE bitch-kinda effect.

I can’t explain it really…but it sort of goes like this: I hole up in my house with my camera, food ( not for eating…for blogging ), my computer, music, candles, & a to-do list…& start plotting/planning. I don’t work out, don’t pick up my phone, & cut off the outside world. Picture me on the floor— not even sitting at a desk…just getting weird & real creative.

I only get like this every so often. & it’s almost an insanity.

Ultimately, the evil wizard is the foundation of TSC.

The wizard is deeply engraved into me but only shows its face every couple months.

So. This weekend was gnarly. I literally didn’t leave my house.

Point: creativity is fleeting. Take it where you can. It’s hard to get inspired ( right?! ) but when you are: TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE. Unlease your inner sardonic wizard.

What inspires you? How do you embrace it? Tips please! x//lauryn

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

{ Friday night, pre-wizardry…oh & my sun-kissed tan? All fake. I went to iTan for their spa week…it’s SO good. Happening 10/20-10/26 }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.{ Breast cancer awareness essentials…ESP loving the ‘tough as nails’ necklace }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

{ Attempting to start planning…yikes! }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

{ Halloween-ready // book here }

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The Skinny Confidential talks beauty, health, & diet.

{ Mornings in my JNB anklet }

The Skinny Confidential talks beauty, health, & diet.

{ Getting Halloween-y }

Ok so, there’s been some biggggggg rules going down lately.

Like, ohhhhhh boy.

Michael & I made some real executive decisions this weekend.

Preface: for the last two years, I have been on the computer until about 1:30-2 AM…in bed.

Hey, I know, I know…I’m Lauryn & I’m a F-ing work-a-holic.

I’m working on it, guys. Total work in progress over here.

Back to the big executive decision: no computer in bed.

That’s right…no more computer in bed. At all.

Zip, zilch, zero.

The struggle is real…

Buh-bye, Mr. Apple.

We’ve decided to keep our intimate space, well, an intimate space.

So that’s the big, exciting decision of the week.

But literally, I’m sweating & perspiring at the thought of no computer in bed ( like, my upper lip is shaking ). Addicted, much?

Ok, thoughts? Do you allow the computer in bed? Do tell.

G2G get off the computer because I’m about to get in bed ( insert: laugh/cry/sad/pissed Emoji ). xx. Lauryn

{ green dress pic via Chris Tran }

The Skinny Confidential talks beauty, health, & diet.

{ This week’s batch of hard boiled eggs }

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{ Friday’s #mirrorselfie // tag #tscgetup in your mirror selfie; I wanna see your outfits! }

The Skinny Confidential talks beauty, health, & diet.

{ This weekend…Tieks to support breast cancer awareness }

The Skinny Confidential talks beauty, health, & diet.

{ A cold brew from The Hudson in L.A. }

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Things that make me happy. By: The Skinny Confidential

{ Using pretty bowls as office decor }

Things that make me happy. By: The Skinny Confidential

{ Loved seeing TSC book at Studio Barre! }

This weekend was spent playing major catch up.

Whenever we go to LA for few days I feel like my week gets thrown off…I spend so much time packing, unpacking, playing catch up on work, etc. that it really throws off my whole routine.

Anyway I sort of just multi-tasked all weekend. A little peak: I literally holed up in the office allllll day Friday ( I felt like a college student who refuses to leave the library at closing time ), celebrated my God-mom’s birthday Friday night ( with the best tuna dish x a little bubbly ), took a barre class with my sister, went to the chiropractor ( AHHH! Relief x 100 ), cleaned my entire house, did laundry, worked on the blog, ran errands, took my grandma AKA the birthday girl for a mani/pedi ( she choose an O.P.I. reddish orange polish but was screaming across the nail salon that they didn’t have the right shade of ‘O-PEE red.’ I calmly informed her that it’s O.P.I., not O-PEE— I mean..!!!! LMFAO ), went to dinner with friends ( Nobu!! Their spicy heart of palm salad is ), & spent Sunday BINGE ( like, binge-binge ) watching Sons of Anarchy while finishing computer work.

Things that make me happy. By: The Skinny Confidential

{ Birthday baking }

You know one of those months when it’s everyone in the entire universe’s birthday? For me, that’s October. 1000%.

So this upcoming weekend I am desperate to just…READ. I can’t wait to dive in to another Gillian Flynn book ( Gone Girl author )— anyone read her other books? Thoughts? x. Lauryn

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{ Tonight’s fiery sunset spent on the patio lounge chair }

Things that make me happy. By: The Skinny Confidential

{ T.Boone Pickens, in deep thought }

Things that make me happy. By: The Skinny Confidential

{ Loving my new lip plumper by City Cosmetics!! Use TSC for 40% off & buy one, get one free }

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Winners Announced : )

The Skinny Confidential book basket giveaway.

Hey guys!

Since you’re all SO, SO amazing, I will be holding the same giveaway towards the end of the year. Basically you all rock at life & I adore you all.

Ok, so the two winners of this giveaway?

Ms. Kellen McAvoy & Ms. Laura Milroy!

Expect an e-mail tomorrow AM. Congrats!! xx. Lauryn

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Weekend wear }

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{ Seriously obsessed with this new mouse…rad, right? }

So I spent my weekend crying.

But not like sad-boo-hoo-tears-crying.

Mainly I was crying for two reasons:

1.} Something is wrong with my eyes. I’m convinced ( help me out here anyone ) that I’ve been looking into my computer/ iPad/iPhone too much. Since I’m constantly on the computer I think it might have hurt my vision. Has this happened to anyone else? Basically my eyes sting & tear up when I look at a comp screen/phone screen. Fun, right? I’m headed to the eye doc next week…so hopefully I don’t need glasses. But if I do, let’s hope they’re chic.

2.} Because of you guys. You guys made me cry!!! Seriously though. The comments on the book giveaway gave me goosebumps. Some of the things you guys say are just well, really special. You all are such kind, beautiful, inspiring people & I’m truly convinced that you’re the best readers on the planet. This blog would be nothing without you guys & I cannot begin to tell you how much I appreciate your support. So THANKS guys!!

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{ Not mad about this special, pink delivery from Colourpop }

And besides that, Michael & I have added an extra member to our family.

We named him T.Boone Pickens— he’s a white, beautiful, & spunky chihuahua. Pics to come.

T.Boone Pickens is one year old & we adopted him. If you’re interested in adopting a chihuahua, e-mail me. I would LOVE nothing more than to put you in touch with Chihuahua Rescue of San Diego &/or the place we got T.Boone. There’s so many beautiful chi’s looking for a happy, healthy home ( I’ll do a whole post on this soon too!! ). So hit me up if you’re interested!!

And yes, thanks for asking, Pixy loves him as much as we do. Basically, they’re already spooning each other while watching my latest addiction: Sons of Anarchy ( ohhhh hey, Jax Teller #meow ).

Happy Monday, xx Lauryn

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{ Trying on jewels by Brachelle…they’re not mine ( I wish…! ) }

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{ The amazing Natalie from Halfway to Harmony drew this!! It’s stupid how talented she is }

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{ Currently on my desktop screen saver ( via Design Love Fest ) }

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