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Mini DeLites: LA x Boone Pickens

The Skinny Confidential talks Valentine's Day.

{ rainy day, shooting a Valentine’s post | wearing this kimono }

The Skinny Confidential talks Valentine's Day.

{ V-day cookies on a vintage cake stand }

The Skinny Confidential talks Valentine's Day.

{ this AM’s Beaming shot x coconut juice }

Well hello.

How ya guys doing?

All’s well over here…just unpacking after a full work day & a Pilates/spin class ( << don’t you love it when studios mix it up like that? Keeps it fun/fresh! ).

Soooo, this past week has been FULL.

On Thursday, the day before we were leaving to LA, Boone, our boisterous chihuahua decided that he would use his long, black claw to carefully move a bar of white chocolate from the pantry’s bottom shelf.

FML.

And while Michael & I were out of the house, he mischievously ate the ENTIRE KING SIZE CHOCOLATE BAR, plus the wrapper…as innocent, angel Pixy watched.

Needless to say, I came home to an effing SHIT SHOW.

Let’s just say he threw up. A lot.

Boone was fine ( apparently white chocolate isn’t nearly as bad as dark/regular according to his vet )— THANK GOD.

I spent my day on my hands & knees cleaning, scrubbing, washing, etc. I even begged a carpet cleaner/tile cleaner to come out to our house at 8 pm at night.

Poor T.Boone Pickens.

I felt so bad for the little guy. He’s so much better now but GEESH.

Ok so, we drove up to LA this weekend to work & to finish moving our stuff in to our new casa. Can’t wait to share when it’s done!

The Skinny Confidential talks Valentine's Day.

{ LA recap }

Also, Sunday we went to a vegan restaurant called Gracias Madre ( if you follow TSC on Insta, you know this )— it’s such a MUST-TRY if you’re in LA. Think: delicious guacamole, amazing plant-based tacos, & boozy snow cones.

Since the food/decor is so to-die for, basically every girl in the restaurant is actively Instagramming/filtering/etc.

Surprise, surprise.

How was your weekend?

– Lauryn x

The Skinny Confidential talks Valentine's Day.

{ Conversation hearts }

The Skinny Confidential talks Valentine's Day.

{ lip gloss that lights up in the dark!! }


Strawberry Boozy Sweet Tea <3

Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential talks tea.

Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential talks tea.

Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential talks tea.

I LOVE TEA.

& lately, for some reason…I’VE BEEN A REAL TEA DRINKER.

My champagne consumption has decreased lately ( needed a little break! ) so I’ve been loading up on the TEA ( basically the holidays have ended & alcohol hasn’t really been around too much ).

Anyway, I’m very, VERY specific about which teas I drink. So when I discovered Celestial Seasonings Strawberry Champagne tea, I nearly fainted.

BECAUSEEEEEE?

Well the reasons are endless: Valentine’s Day is next week…so UH DUH, the perfect tea for V-Day, right?! And it’s champagne (!!!) tea without the guilt. LOVE.

Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential talks tea.

Oh, & it’s delicious iced OR hot. YUMMM.

Seriously though, this Strawberry Champagne black tea is kinda like a full dessert without the cals.

But let’s get real here: you can’t give me Strawberry Champagne tea & expect me to never actually add the champagne. Since I needed to ‘test’ recipes for Valentine’s Day, I made this quick, easy sweet tea recipe.

Presenting:
♡ The Skinny Confidential’s Pink Sweet Tea ♡

1 strawberry/champagne tea bag
1 cup champagne
1/2 cup strawberries, muddled
Lemon, squeezed
Ice

Directions: grab a glass & add ice and champagne. Add 1-2 tea bags to champagne. Let sit for five minutes. Muddle strawberries with lemon juice. Add to champagne ‘tea’. Remove tea bag. Garnish with lemon. Cheers!

Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential talks tea.

By the way, if you’re looking for a Valentine’s tea, these teas also come in Red Velvet Rooibos ( YUMMM!! ) & Chocolate Carmel Herbal Tea ( << way to a man’s heart right here ) so add a little Bailey’s to either & thank me later. Plus, they come in super cute, festive containers that are adorable to use all year round ( or for birthdays/holidays/parties, not just V-Day ).

You can find these teas at your local Target ( I LOVVVVE Target, like really it’s the best store EVER ) but hurry – because they’re only available for a limited time!

What’s your favorite, flirty way to spice up V-Day?! Tell, tell.

Cheers! – Lauryn, xx

{ vintage looking champs glass }

 Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential talks tea.

Mini DeLites

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{ teepee life }

Mini DeLites x The Skinny Confidential.

{ flowers for the office }

News, news, news!!

I got lotsa news for YOU!!

Definitely a full herb doctor story!! But that’s for tomorrow, so stay tuned.

First order of business: Michael’s apparently a Michelin star chef? Did you know? Me either?

Yes. He’s discovered in the last two weeks that he’s going to purchase every chef trinket on the planet AKA a lemon squeezer, manly oven mitts, & a copper pan set ) & learn to cook….I mean I’m not mad about it. First cookbook purchase of his life 2015:

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{ Michael’s new hobby }

Mini DeLites x The Skinny Confidential.

{ smiling over the weekend…shirt here }

And me?! Well I definitely have major witch doctor news but like I said, I’ll save that for tomorrow.

Other than that?

Today I tried SparkCycle & it was veryyyy therapeutic. Think SoulCycle but in San Diego. Basically they turn the lights off & play rad music while you spin your brains out. It was reallllll fun.

More interesting news: I’ve been drinking wayyyyyy too much Moroccan mint tea, watching The Hobbit 1/2, & working on a lot of video tutorials for you guys.

AND LASTLY!!! I’m planning to post ‘A Day in the Life Blogger Series’…BUT GET THIS???! It will actually be a REAL day in the life without bullshit foo-foo crap. Like, a real, real day. What actually goes on behind the scenes. You like? Thoughts?

Talk soon, Lauryn xx

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{ prepping a dragon fruit salad }

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{ cutest packaging from Flower Gypsies }


Another 5 Second Party In Your Mouth: Honey/Fig Jam (!!!) With WEN Hair Care

A fig recipe by The Skinny Confidential.

A fig recipe by The Skinny Confidential.

A fig recipe by The Skinny Confidential.

Ok so if you guys read The Skinny Confidential Lifestyle Guide & this post you already know that I AM OBSESSED WITH WEN cleansing conditioner. Their products are bomb.com ( << just realness ).

So when they asked me to create a fig recipe to match their fig conditioner, I said “uhhhh…duh.”

I genuinely love WEN, so it’s kind of a win/win. The creator of WEN, Chaz Dean just understands a woman’s hair. My locks always look super luscious after using the product.

AND FIGS!!!

YOU GUYSS!!! I mean…it’s all about figs.

So today I present: honey/fig jam.

It’s kinda like this little quick raspberry jam but it’s almost better because what the hell is better than figs x honey ( plus some lemon & chia seed )? So Martha S.

A fig recipe by The Skinny Confidential.

A fig recipe by The Skinny Confidential.

Going off on a tangent here: remember Fig Newton’s? Makes me feel so nostalgic. Everyone ate them when they were younger? Yellow box? Anyway I can vividly remember my parents thinking they were fully healthy.

Whelp- welcome to 2014, because guess what?

They’re filled with GMO’s…UGGGH.

So attention Fig Newton lovers: this raw honey fig jam will replace the so-called ‘healthy cookies.’

And FIGSSSS!! Like, the real figs…they’re full of benefits. To name a few: they are filled ( like, FILLED ) with fiber, they keep your digestive system healthy ( nudge, nudge, wink, wink ), & are a major antioxidant/super food.

A fig recipe by The Skinny Confidential.

For this recipe: cut figs in half, scoop fig-goodness out ( I used the best invention ever: a melon scooper ), add to a tiny bowl, add 2 tablespoons of chia seeds, 2 squeezes of lemon, 3 squeezes of raw honey, & mash/mash/mash ( ‘Crush’ mashing bowl found here ). Spread on your favorite piece of toast ( I prefer a Rudi’s spelt English muffin with this 5 second recipe ). Other options: add to two ingredient pancakes, use as a baked potato or sweet potato topping, &/or crackers with cheese.

So eat your figs, people.

Ok, so I’m totally going to go wash my hair with fig conditioner & eat fig jam.

Peace, Lauryn

{ similar video tutorial here }

A fig recipe by The Skinny Confidential.

A fig recipe by The Skinny Confidential.

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Pre-Bikini, Badass, Natural Diuretic Tea

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and tea.

Ok so I know I shared my lemon diuretic ( such a dinosaur/throwback post!! ) two & half years ago when TSC launch but today, in true bikini spirit, I’m sharing my favorite recipe for de-bloating tea.

That’s right.

This tea helps combat bloat. Who wouldn’t like that?? Right?!

I like to drink two cups of this an hour or two before bikini time.

So…wait, back up…WTH does diuretic mean?

Whelp, a quick version: diuretics basically get rid of fluid/bloat. BTW: this isn’t some medical, gnarly diuretic, it’s simply a natural tea that will help you feel tight & right.

Lemon is the best natural diuretic on the planet ( I literally would swim in lemon like the grandma from Patch Adams who swam in a pool of noodles…there I’d be…swimming in citrus, just living out my dream ). Green tea & ginger are also effective diuretics & apple cider vinegar is full of benefits. P.S. prone to UTI’s? Drink this tea & thank me later— let’s just say ( for the sake of any man reading this right now ) that it really promotes urine flow. We’ll leave the UTI talk at that ( for now ).

Mmkay.

Ok, so the ingreds:

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and tea.

All you do is make tea like usual, add two tea bags of green tea ( I like this one; it’s clean & organic ), squeeze one lemon, add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar ( make sure it’s unfiltered & raw ), & slice four thin slices of ginger…and throw it all in your green tea.

Ta-da.

Of course, sense I’m a freaking weirdo about my teeth ( lemon strips the enamel ), I wait for it to cool a bit…&…sip it with a straw. LOL.

This super simple, de-bloating tea is perfect to drink before slipping into your bikini…trust me!! Feel free to make this iced too.

Cheers & happy Fourth of July! x

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