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Mini DeLites

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{ Ok, so quick story: my friend, Erica & I always say WWOD to each other when we’re in a pinch for fashion. What’s it mean? Well, obviously: ‘What Would Olsen’s Do.’ You know, like MK & Ashley Olsen. So a typical convo would be “should I wear these houndstooth jacket with these snakeskin boots?” & she’ll say “WWOD.” Are we weird? LOL. Anyway, on my birthday she gave me the sweetest, most special gift: she handmade this embroidered cloth with our little saying. It currently hangs in the closet next to vintage Barbie. It’s so cute, right?! }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.
{ A lil Monday ‘mocktail’ }

Lately I’ve been allllllllll about ‘mocktails.’

Mocktails look like a cocktail, kinda taste like a cocktail, & require a little garnish like a cocktail…

…but they have no alcohol…that’s right: zero, zilch, zip, nada, nothing. Hence why they’re called “MOCK-tails.”

Get it?

Clever, right…( but kinda not really ).

This skinny mocktail contained: two big splashes of guava kombucha ( but use whatever flavor your little heart desires ), one cup of sparkling water, one tablespoon of chia seeds, & tons of Meyer lemon over ice. Garnish with a lemon slice ( if you guys are interested in more of my mocktail recipes, let me know below— I have a bunch! ).

Ever since I came back from our Palm Springs getaway, I’ve felt a strong need to clean out my system.

I like to check myself before I wreck myself & practice super strict discipline every once in a while.

So basically this month there will be no frisky cocktails nights or vino girl nights.

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{ Lately: over perfectly curled hair, I’m all about the bed head/air dried look }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.
{ Summer reusable ice cubes…& hey, they don’t dilute wine— genius, right?! }

And honestly with no alc, I feel amazing! I’ve lost some weight, my skin is clearer, & I literally hop out of bed like Jack in the Box.

Even though I love a little wine every now & then, cleaning out my bod a couple of times a year is a good reset.

Ya know?

Anyway, this month I’ll be staying in a lot & doing some major reading. Some of the books on my list: anything Bret Eastern Ellis, The Goldfinch, The Book Thief, & Restless Souls: The Sharon Tate Story.

Does anyone else have any amazing, must-reads?? Please share— I literally LOVE book recommendations! ( I’m specifically a huge fan of non-fiction & autobiographies- #TSCbookclub ).

Happy Monday! x.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.
{ I cannot tell you guys how obsessed I am with acrylic storage…the obsession is beyond scary …they’re just so perfect for organization! }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

{ Pixy’s endless summer }

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Mini DeLites

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{ Japanese tiny candies }

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{ Prepping for the blogger workshop; more here }

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{ Farmer’s Market spicy kale kimichi }

Tonight I went over to my family’s home & it was soooo nice.

You know that warm, fuzzy you feeling you get when you come ‘home?’

My stepmom, Julie made the best cauliflower dish with lots of lemon, garlic, & Himilayan salt and we watched a great movie ( “Author Anonymous” ). It was such a simple, easy night which was why it was so relaxing. Their home packed with candles everywhere, has a huge tree filled with little twinkle lights, & a delicious ocean breeze that flows through the back door…so it’s not surprise that it’s definitely my zen place.

Monday was a real bitch so it was a refreshing reminder that the simple things make all the difference. ESP when ya need a lil kickback, zen-ish atmosphere.

The other day I found an article that shares ‘How to Find Your Zen Place. The article stated that “your zen place is typically right in front of you.”

So, so true!!

x. LDE

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{ Turquoise inspo by Don Lucas Jewelry }

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{ A lemon/lavender cookie from Kuba Kreations }

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{ Seriously missing Palm Springs }

Mini DeLites: Through My iPhone

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The Skinny Confidential takes Palm Springs.

The Skinny Confidential takes Palm Springs.

Ok so I totally left my camera at home this weekend because I wanted to kick back with my friends!

But here’s a peak into my phone’s pics…hope you enjoy!

We drove up with my girlfriend, Jacqueline which was an interesting/hilarious car ride ( to say the least ). It also involved a lot of Kombucha, made-up/weird-ass games, & good music.

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And then we enjoyed the sunshine, our hotel’s lemonade/vodka stand ( kinda genius ), & the overall vibe of Palm Springs.

The colors in Palm Springs are so dynamic. I know that sounds weird but everything is so bright & vintage looking. So much fun! I literally couldn’t get enough of the colors so it’s no surprise my phone’s pictures were full of color.

The Skinny Confidential takes Palm Springs.

On a more serious note, my friend, Annie wrote a blog post that REALLY resonated today. You guys have to check it out— it’s such a fabulous reminder. Also, after hearing the very sad news about actor/activist Robin Williams, her post could not have come at a better time. I hope you all like the post as much as I did. It was refreshing to start the week with her message. Basically she kind of says everyone has their shit & just because someone’s life looks perfect on the Internet, doesn’t mean they don’t have issues.

Ok, on that note, I hope you all had a fabulous, amazing Monday!!

xx lde

{ Most of these photos can also be found on TSC Instagram account too! }

The Skinny Confidential takes Palm Springs.

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{ Saturday’s lavender lemonade ( again…I can’t stop!! ) at Cafe Chloe }

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{ This hand painted pillow kinda makes my life }

Ahhhhhh, OMG is anyone else in la-la-love with their local Farmer’s Market?

Anyone??

Because I.just.cannot.get.enough.

I feel like we’re there every weekend because each Sunday holds so many tiny treasures ( plus Pixy loves a good walk ).

This weekend’s small finds: a bundle of the freshest lavender, homemade Kombucha, spicy sea salt, & kale kimchi.

The older I get, the more I appreciate the little things. After a long, hectic, psycho work week something like a Farmer’s Market is almost therapeutic…aimlessly strolling through the street with my head in the clouds is kinda fun.

& obviously, it’s really special to see so many people so passionate about their product! Inspiring, right?!

Anyone else shop at their local Farmer’s Market? If so, what’s your favorite tiny treasure you’ve found?

xx lde

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{ A Saturday spa day…take me back! }

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{ Pixy’s perfect, gorgeous foot }

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{ Julie recently passed down this family heirloom…so special! }

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{ My idea of a perfect Sunday }

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