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Beauty Giveaway Winner ♡♡♡

May 27, 2016
by
LAURYN

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Yippie finally announcing the beauty ( & JUICER! ) giveaway winner.
Congrats to…Jacqueline Collette!

& then of course the 3 The Skinny Confidential Bombshell Body Guide winners too. Congrats: Arin, Angeline Parsons, & Audra Esque.

Please e-mail me at lauryn@theskinnyconfidential.com to collect your prizes.

HUGE giveaway for June coming soon…it’s going to be a big one! I’ll keep hosting these since you guys like them ; ).

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SHOP THE GIVEAWAY:

 
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Happy Mother’s Day ♡

May 8, 2016
by
LAURYN

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This one’s for YOU, all TSC readers who are mothers.

Really though, connecting with so many amazing momma’s from all over the world is SUCH a beautiful part of blogging— it’s very inspiring. I know a lot of you are juggling A LOT so today? RELAX & ENJOY.

Happy Mother’s Day.

Sleep in, drink champagne, enjoy all the flowers, & TAKE A LOAD OFF. You deserve it.

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Looking to whip up a little Mother’s Day cocktail? Whelp, ok twist my arm. Here’s what we’ll be drinking at my house:

Skinny Watermelon Jalapeño Margarita

1 jalapeño pepper
2 ounces tequila ( I used 100% agave blanco tequila )
2 ounces lime juice, fresh squeezed
2 ounces watermelon, pureed
¾ ounce REAL maple syrup
Option: half-salted rim

+ Directions: muddle jalapeño in a shaker. Blend or muddle 5 watermelon chunks separately. Add tequila, lime juice, watermelon puree, & maple syrup to shaker. Shake with ice & strain into a glass full of ice ( I like to have the glass rimmed with half salt. Garnish with a slice of watermelon or lime.

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AND OF COURSE…add a little chips, mango salsa, & homemade guacamole and BAM! Mother’s Day made.

By the way, I’ll have you know, I take my job as a mother to Boone & Pixy as serious as a heart attack. So technically I deserve to be served champagne in bed too ( hinty-hinty, Michael ).

Wishing all of you mamas a very special, chill Mother’s Day!

Cheers, lauryn x

+ in need of some inspo? Check out my stepmom, Julie’s blog.

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Happy New Year’s Eve!

January 1, 2016
by
LAURYN


Happy, happy New Year’s Eve!

You guys are the best : ). Love you all – cheers!

xx lauryn

+ pink dress found here.
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Winter-Ish Hot Buttered Rum…To Drink Before Those Resolutions 

December 31, 2015
by
LAURYN

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BUTTERED RUM.

What a way to end the year though.

I feel like I’m not being a bad influence here, guys…because technically January is filled with resolutions, cleanses, & health, so why not be naughty for New Year’s Eve?

MUAHAHAH.

Hey at least this buttered rum has grass-fed butter in it…so it’s kind of like Bullet Proof coffee— but Bullet Proof Rum.

( …totally justifying why I deserve buttered rum for tomorrow’s celebration here ).

Ultimately, this is a one & done type of drink. I mean you don’t need 3. Have one, enjoy it, move on to the bubbly. You get it.

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Mmkkay. So let’s talk about easy ingredients shall we?

BUTTERED RUM BECAUSE HELL, YOU DESERVE IT

2/3 cup raw coconut sugar
1 stick grass-fed butter ( I am obsessed with unsalted Kerry Gold ), room temp
1/4 cup raw, local honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
Pinch Himalayan salt
3/4 cup spiced rum ( I used Captain Morgan, TBT to 11th grade )
2 cups boiling water
4 sticks cinnamon, for garnish

+ Directions: in a bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, & salt. Refrigerate until almost firm. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the butter mixture into 12 small mugs. Pour about 3 ounces of rum into each mug ( filling about halfway ). Top with boiling water, stir well, & serve immediately.

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Here’s more of an explanation:

I feel like a champagne cocktail on New Year’s Eve is JUST as predictable as glitter or a bandeau dress on NYE? THOUGHTS?

Please, do eigh in.

Anyway back to the hot buttered rum.

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Buttered rum is just fun & kind of reminds me of Harry Potter’s butter beer. Plusssss who doesn’t want to come out of 2015 with a bang? Let’s butter it up, & then worry about our green juice January 1st.

On that note, don’t forget to enter this giveaway. I’m telling you, it’s so easy to enter & it’s tons of fun products.

Happy ( almost ) New Year’s Eve.

Ching-ching, lauryn x

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Closet Clean Out!! YES PLZ.

December 19, 2015
by
LAURYN

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If you know me, you know I’m all about cleaning house.

I swear I have like a weird issue with being a non-hoarder in every single possible way. I feel like the generation above us is opposite. They save everything. My dad will be like “Lauryn here’s your pacifier from 1989!” Eye roll. No thanks, Dad, ew.

After moving into our latest place, it’s OUT with anything that’s not being used or worn.

Out means hand-me-downs to my two little sisters, donating to Goodwill, or adding some cute pieces to Tradesy ( << more on that process here ).

Lately I’ve realized LESS IS MORE. A big part of this came from that one book about clutter called The Life-changing Magic of Tidying: A Simple, Effective Way to Banish Clutter Forever. Basically the point is, if something isn’t bringing you joy or you’re not using it, it’s not serving a purpose. How easy & simple is that?!

Anyway, that’s my inspiration behind the constant, monthly closet clean out. & honestly it’s incredibly therapeutic!

On that note, a lot of you guys asked where I got this red dress— & I literally just added it to Tradesy. Enjoy! Also if you’re into jumpers, how cute is this number? Shop my full closet here.

Hope you guys are having a relaxing, stress-free weekend before the holiday madness.

Talk soon, lauryn x

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