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Woot-woot.

Winners of the blog-doo giveaway have been picked!

The grand prize, which includes a serious gift basket x a FREE blog make-over (!!!) by blog-doo, goes to Christa Larken from Mean Lil’ Mix!

& the lucky runner up, who will receive some insaneeeee goodies adding up to $500, goes to Jodi Duncan from The Balanced Traveler.

Thanks to all of those who entered & don’t worry— there’s more cool giveaways coming up! Be sure to follow us on Instagram to get instant access to future opportunities to score some major blogging swag.

xx, Lauryn & Erica

{ pics by: Katherine Rose }

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Mini DeLites: TSC Takes Miami

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{ pomegranate seeds in champagne= delicious ( I like to freeze mine at home! ) }

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{ candy striped umbrellas }

Hellllooooo from Miami!

I flew here Friday for a little work…& a little play.

Definitely been to Florida before but never been to Miami so it’s been interesting to say the least.

I’m loving the banana tree print for one. For two, the weather is gorgeous (!!!) although I’m told that during the summertime it’s humid as F. Anyone? & of course, the energy is amazing. I love it.

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{ the candid-ist of candid…really }

Yes, & also in South Beach the theme seems to be guys with their shirt off with a lot ( like, a lot, alot ) of gel in their hair ( not trying to sterotype here, I’m just pointing out what I’ve seen. Side: how is it possible to host that much gel in one’s hair? ). So far I’m loving the pool at The Standard, Zuma, Prime 112, The Broken Shaker, & The Bazaar. We’re moving around, hotel-wise. First we were at the SLS & now we’re in Bal Harbor at The St. Regis…& then we’re off to Clearwater near Tampa.

I asked some of you guys on Facebook where to go & you all shared the best recommendations…but if you have ANY other recommendations, please share below. I’m pretty much clueless when it comes to Florida & don’t want to miss out on a must-see.

And honestly, if an alligator magically made its way to our hotel, I’d be very happy. I’m fully obsessed with creatures like lizards, platypus, anteaters, etc. And I feel like Florida is known for it’s alligator population ( sterotype? ).

Ok, share any recommendations below— thanks guys! x

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{ i need couch pillows with this banana leaf print ASAP }

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{ lobster salad x watermelon mint juice }

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{ today’s lunch ( Michael always looks away when I take photos!!! Ugh ) }

Mini DeLites: One & Only Palmilla

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Ahhhh. Vacation feels good.

Like, realllll good.

Michael & I have been definitely celebrating but we’ve also been working out every.single.day to compensate for the extra food intake ( I mean…can anyone pass up popcorn soufflé?! I’m doing extra lunges for that deliciousness any day ). And let’s face it, spending time away from phone has been nice but I gotta throw in an Instagram here & there. I’ll be blogging the whole time I’m here through Insta too.

Anyway I feel like everyday life gets super crazy & sometimes you forget to really, seriously enjoy each other.

So. That’s what we’re doing. Enjoying each other. That means: making fun of Michael because he really does not know how to apply sunscreen ( like, is it necessary to leave globs of white shit everywhere? OUCH. ), talking about the future, sleeping in the afternoon, bubble baths, chill music, chips & salsa, laying around like slobs, & def sipping some wine. FYI: we’re staying at the One & Only Palmilla ( << which I highly recommend ) and then going to another hotel later today.

Like I said vacation feels good…but naturally, I miss Pixy. She’s in San Diego having a sleepover party with two chihuahuas & a mini poodle…#spoiled.

Will keep you guys updated throughout the trip! xx. L

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A Skinny Smoothie Tippity-Tip: Use Water & Ice As The Base

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The Skinny Confidential talks about diet, fitness, & food.

Ok, so yah, duh this is a smoothie post BUT…

It’s soooooo much more than that.

Like, so, so much more.

It’s a lil tippity-tip that I follow almost 99% of the time…try to always use water & ice as a base for a smoothie.

Ta-da.

Easy, right?

Ehhh, not so much.

Lemme set it up for ya: the other day I’m at this high end juice/smoothie bar & I order a ‘Skinny Bitch’ ( DER! ). It’s this yummy, delicious kale-lemon-spinach-romaine-grapefruit-apple-goodness.

Until it wasn’t.

I ask super sweetly in this annoying, but cute high pitched voice ( naturally, I use it when I want my way ): “what’s the liquid you’re pouring in my Skinny B?”

The fifteen year old behind the counter who’s, BTW clearly stoned out of his mind, says “it’s apple juice” & rolls his eyes & sighs.

So I’m like, “ohhh…err, well, like you mean, cold press apple juice?” ( At this point, I’m visibly shaking & my upper lip is perspiring because I feel like my favorite smoothie bar is quickly losing its integrity ).

He says, “just, uh, like, this brand.”

&.he.holds.up.Tree.Top.Apple.Juice.

GASP.

( Inside my head: “EWWW! OMFG, GMO-sugar-filled fake apple juice?! Sick! ).

I mean, here’s the thing: I’m a total food snob.

Shocker, right?

I’m soooo annoying with my restaurant orders, grocery store ingredient inspections, & constant food questions that ultimately, I just don’t want Tree Top Apple Juice in my AM smoothie.

Call me psycho…

So, anyway back to the point…my tip: use water & ice as the base. Check it:

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Why?

Because:

1.) If you’re dealing with a similar juice bar situation, it makes everyone’s life easier.

The stoner making the smoothie even appreciates how easy it is to pour water instead of juice in the mixture.

Here’s my order now: “I’ll have the veggie/fruit smoothie with no juice sub water & ice.”

Quick. Easy. Painless.

2.) If you’re at home, it’s easier for YOU. But feel free to use cold pressed juice as the base, if it’s avail. And if you’re anything like me ( a late maniac who’s constantly rushing out the door carrying ten bags ), you’ll love this easy dime:

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& honestly? Water & ice make the smoothie taste just as delicious as anything. Plus you’re cutting the calories, sugar, & fake shit out.

Other smoothie extras: coconut oil, avocado, cacao, maca powder, watermelon, & kale/spinach/romaine.

Ok, what’s your favorite smoothie recipe?

Tell, tell, because you guys always have the best tips ; ).

x LE

P.S. using these portion-controlled bowls to measure out smoothie ingreds, is super helpful.

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