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Pineapple Whip !! YUMMMM

Pineapple whip by The Skinny Confidential.

Pineapple whip by The Skinny Confidential.

Ever had the Dole Whip at Disneyland?

If you haven’t, you have to try it next time you’re there because it’s life-changing.

I mean, it’s basically the main reason I ever go to Disneyland.

Anyway this recipe is a version of Disney’s Dole Whip but without the sick-o added ingredients that really make no difference in the taste.

Firstly, here’s a video of how I whip up this whip in about 4.4 seconds:

I don’t know about you but this is heaven on earth for me.

Lately I’ve been on a late night ice cream kick so I’ve been enjoying this healthy recipe 5 days out of 7…the other two days? I may or may not have a few bites of bambleberry ice cream ( this exists & it’s yes, it’s better than sex ).

So. Point: this three ingredient “Dole-ish Whip” is a pretty damn great replacement for ice cream:

Pineapple whip by The Skinny Confidential.

This recipe comes from The Detoxinista; here’s exactly how she says to whip up this tangy pineapple whip:

♡ Ingredients:

1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, & chopped
1 cup coconut milk or almond milk
1 tablespoon honey ( optional, for authentic sweetness )

♡ Directions:

First off, you’ll want to freeze the pineapple chunks. I chopped mine a day ahead of time, and froze the chunks overnight. You could also purchase frozen pineapple, if you prefer.

This recipe works best in a high-speed blender, like the Vitamix, because you’ll need to be able to pulverize the pineapple into an ice-cream-like consistency. A normal blender will most likely not work, but a food processor might.

Pineapple whip by The Skinny Confidential.

Pineapple whip by The Skinny Confidential.

In TSC version I added a mint garnish & squeezed lime in to the mix because whelppppp, mint x lime just sounded like the absolute perfect addition. Like, RIGHT THOUGH?!

Do you guys have any three ingredient recipes that you love?

I’M ALLLLLLL ABOUT RECIPES UNDER 5 INGREDIENTS SO PLEASSSE SHARE IF YOU HAVE ONE! Oh & this one is obviously my favorites of favorite.

Happy Friday! – Lauryn, xx

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So I Totally Interviewed My Fiancé <3

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As you guys know I’m engaged to my best friend ( cliche? Sorry it’s true! ), Michael. I am VERY, VERY private about my relationship in many ways, but in other ways I’m happy to share. SOOOOO since V-Day was last week I decided I’d interview Mr. MB.

Oh, & I included my own commentary ( that he hasn’t read ) in italics under his answers too ; ).

Ok, here you go…& just saying, he’s pretty cute- he mighta made me blush a little:

1.) What’s your favorite thing I do for you in our relationship?

Michael: You constantly support me in any decision I make with business and in my personal life. It is nice to know someone has your back no matter what. There is no material thing that could compare.

( My take on Michael: A little thing Michael does is make me a hemp milk cappuccino every morning. A big thing is, he’s constantly challenging me. If you know me, you know I need constant stimulation so to have someone who stimulates my mind on a daily basis is really special/important to me ).

2.) My worst quality ( be nice ):

M: Your worst quality is your punctuality. It is absurd! If you tell me you will be somewhere in one hour I plan for three!

( Me on M: His worst quality is when I’m late, he’s rude/mean. LOL. Joking. Kind of. Michael’s worst quality is he can be impatient!! COUGH, COUGH #potentialresolutionfor2016 ).

3.) What’s my best quality ( be nicer ):

M: The best quality I see in you is your constant drive for success. It has been really impressive and inspiring for me to watch you grow your brand over the years. I have had a front row seat for the entire time and it’s been really amazing to watch. You’re also not too shabby to look at ;).

( Me on M: Michael loves to read. I find it super sexy. He’s always reading & knows facts about so many random, different things. I have never met someone who’s so informed with what’s going on in the world. He is also a wiz with history! Another thing is, I’ve never seen a man who’s so young & so business savvy. He’s a financial wiz! Numbers are SOOOO not me so thank God ).

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4.) THANKS HUNNY! So what’s the most important thing to focus on in a relationship?

M: Integrity. If the relationship has integrity everything else will fall into place. You can’t have any kind of relationship, whether it’s a friendship, a business partnership, a romantic relationship, etc. if there is no integrity.

( Me on M: I absolutely agree with the above. And let’s face it: no one likes a loser cheat. Also, focus on positives not negatives ). 

5.) Why is our relationship strong?

M: I believe our relationship is so strong because we both completely trust each other. Not in the way where we trust each other not to cheat ( even though we have that trust as well ). I’m talking about the way that we both know we have each other’s backs, we have each other’s best interests. We both put the relationship before the individual. It comes from a place of deep love and respect for one another which makes the relationship so strong.

( Me on M: our relationship is strong because we both have our own thing. I have my business & he has his. When the night is winding down we both have a lot to discuss. We also have many common interests like chihuahuas, traveling, reading, cooking, & home decor ). 

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6.) What do we not see eye to eye on?

M: I think we see eye to eye on a lot which is probably why we have lasted this long. If I had to pick something we don’t see eye to eye on it would probably be our closet space. I don’t get women & their closets.

( Me on M: We don’t see eye to eye on what a psycho I can be when my space is messed up. LOOOOOOK OUT IF MY SPACE IS A MESS. I am a grump x a million!! Also, we’ve had a few AKA a thousand tiffs over the computer in the bed ). 

7.) Favorite thing to do with me?

M: Hmmmm….there is one thing…not sure if it’s blog friendly… ;) other than that…I love to travel with you and explore places and things that neither of us have seen/done before.

( Me on M: SICKO!! HAHA. Definitely favorite thing to do with him: lay in bed, watch “Shark Tank”, read a little, hang with Pixy & Boone, & spend quality time together. Usually we will order Postmates too. Our life is very go-go-go so any second to ourself counts! ).

8.) Sweetest thing I’ve done for you?

M: Introduced me to my life with my appendages…also known as the chihuahuas. I never in a million years thought I would be so close to such weird creatures. I love them more than anything.

( Me on M: He told me to stop talking about blogging & DO IT three years ago. Michael is the person that basically said SHIT OR GET OFF THE POT! Lol. Also I think it’s sweet how he proposed. The Flaming Hot Cheetos & rosé were very appropriate & thoughtful ). 

9.) Describe the best date night ever?

M: Best date night for me…hmmm…I am very simple. We both get so busy that when we get a chance to sit at home with our dogs and watch a show or read next to each other in bed, to me that is the best date night. I don’t need much more.

( Me on M: Best date night would be anything in Cabo. It’s one of our favorite spots on earth & is so romantic. We have this place we go to eat popcorn souffle ( IT’S AS AMAZING AS IT SOUNDS ) that’s on the ocean & ohhhh soooo peaceful in Cabo. I LOVE IT! ). 

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10.) Advice on relationships in general?

M: I already told you I think you need to build any relationship on integrity but I think it goes further. If you decide you are going to be in a relationship with someone, I think you need to really decide that’s what you’re going to do.

For example, there are a lot of things that I may have done while I was not in a relationship that I now need to be ok not doing. I think you should still be able to have fun and keep your individuality while in a relationship but maybe it’s not ok to go on a Vegas bender for five days without checking in.

A lot of guys ( and girls ) think they should still be able to get away with stuff like that. If you want to do stuff like that, it’s completely fine but you are probably not ready for a serious relationship ( which is also fine ).

I think couples get in trouble when one or both of the people in a relationship think it’s ok to put the other person in the relationship in a position they themselves would not be comfortable with. I am not saying you can’t go out with your friends or can’t go to Vegas for a couple nights, just don’t take advantage of the other person.

( Me: DON’T SETTLE. I wrote a full blog post on settling for less than you deserve & I really believe you are what you attract…sooooo ATTRACT GREATNESS! You are great! Settling is boring anyway— find someone who kicks ass ).

WHAT’S YOUR BEST RELATIONSHIP TIP, GUYS?! SPILLLLLLLL.

X lauryn

{ pictures by: Jeff Thibodeau }

+ Michael’s outfit: black top || white top || jeans || sunglasses || shoes ( << sold out, similar )
+ Lauryn: kimono ( another very similar here ) || flared pants || sunglasses || white flats || JNB body chain

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Setting Up A Sexy Valentine’s Table

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Later this week I’ll be sharing a girlfriend V-day par-tay, BUT TONIGHT I’M TALKING ROMANTIC, MUSHY GUSHY STUFF…

So ta-da: how I set up a quick ( AKA I DON’T HAVE TIME ), sexy ( shit, I need to buy more lingerie ) Valentine’s for my sweet lover, Michael.

We’re going to be out of town for V-day so we had a little date night last week & I had to think FAST.

Real talk: the actual date night began when the cameras left & I put away my camera ( SHOCKING! ). But this is what I ACTUALLY set up for him ( I know, isn’t he lucky?! I kid, I kid ).

Here’s a quick visual:

Quick, easy Valentine’s date night tips:

♡ Have cookies on hand. I found cute ones at Whole Foods. Next time I’ll go to my nearest bakery because I have a hunch they’re cheaper ( can Whole Foods get anymore expensive? GEESH. ). Or, if you’re a babe on a budget, check out my 2 Minute Flower Cake!

♡ Set the mood with music. As you guys know I LOVVVVVEEEE Brazilian music. I always have it playing around our house so it makes perfect sense for a little Sergio Mendes to be playing on V-Day.

♡ Champagne. Duh. If you don’t drink, then add Kombucha to a wine glass with a little ice & lemon. YUM.

♡ Look HOT! Put some effort into it. This one is hard for me because I’m either in workout clothes or I’m working or…you get it. BUT if you’re hosting a date night, add a little red lip, throw on a dress ( mine usually has wrinkles ), & add a couple curls to your hair.

♡ A little gift never hurt a flea. Nudge, nudge, winky-winky, babe! But really, something cute ( last year I made Michael a scrapbook ) is always fun. Each year he also gets one ( yes, one only ) Conversation Heart that describes him. This year he got ‘WICKED COOL.’ LOL. Last year he got ‘SWEET CHEEKS.’ HA. For some reason this tradition makes me happy.

♡ Candles, lighting, diffusers…the usual suspects around my home. Keep it festive.

♡ Lastly, don’t forget the spicy lingerie. Forever 21 has some INSANE pieces now for under $10 bucks. MEOW!

♡ And of course, don’t let your dog steal chocolate from the table & barf all over the house. Trust me, I know from experience.

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What’s your Valentine’s Day plan? xx

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Mini DeLites: In Vegas

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{ my favorite breakfast at The Wynn }

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headphones for the flight ( marble phone case here ) }

Hi guys!

Coming at cha from Vegas ( << well, technically I’m home now, but I wrote this last night!! )!

Currently: sitting at a restaurant alone drinking a sparkling water & eating a margarita flatbread with chilli flakes, extra ( extra ) lemon, & handfuls of basil…while Michael plays Black Jack ( he gets very in to his Black Jack, like it’s intense ).

Nothing better than a pizza, my computer, and some alone time— ha!

One of my favorite things ever is sitting alone on my computer in a restaurant. I know we’ve discussed this subject before but is anyone else with me on this one?

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{ me & Michael }

Ok anyway, we’ve been in Vegas since Saturday & it’s been super fun ( highlight: I got a massage & the lady literally stretched me in every which way— I mean, at one point I think my legs were over my head? I may or may not have been in a naked-ass pretzel? I don’t know, it’s kind of a blur, I guess, but I’m super loosened up now so it’s a WIN, lol ).

There’s just one problem I have with Las Vegas: THE CIGARETTE SMOKE. My throat/eyes/head are killing me. I’m dehydrated x 10 & my skin feels nasty.

But really, is it necessary to smoke endless Marlboro Reds while eating a filet at the casino bar? I’m not a smoker so the harsh cig smell is making me gag every second. Not a fan of the whole being able to smoke inside. Anyone with me?

Anyway that’s my spiel for the day. Happy Tuesday & viva Las Vegas!

- Lauryn, xx

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* the sunglasses I’m wearing are not sold online, but these dimes look EXACTLY like them ( & they’re $16 bucks! ).

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{ post-Vegas relaxation in these fun socks }

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{ Caesars Palace gorgeous ceiling }

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Date Night Details x Video

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Sometimes I blog about my throw-together-last-minute-because-who-the-hell-has-time-to-plan-a-full-blown-sexy-date-night-once-a-week experiences, but I’ve never gone in to full detail.

SOOOOooo today I put together a little listy-poo of all my favorite quick date night ideas. And of course, I had to show you a peek in to one of our latest date nights…soooo here’s a day in the life video with date night included ( this happens once a week…if we’re lucky!! ):

Ok so, you guys have read about my whole whip together, Brussels sprout salad, so I don’t need to dig in to that whole thing, BUT here are some tips I have for throwing together a super easy, quick date night for your hunny:

♡ CHEESEE!!! I’m kind of like a rat when it comes to cheese. Like, don’t F with my cheese. I could never be full vegan because I just love CHEESE. I’m very specific though when it comes to cheese. During date night I always have a little Brie ( the kind from France is my fav ) and I’M OBSESSED WITH Gruyere cheese. Having a soft & a hard cheese is kind of my thing #totalrat. This cheese board is super cool because you can write the names of the cheese in chalk!

♡ Always add fruit!! Fruit obviously pairs well with cheese. I’m a fan of plump green grapes, berries, or pineapple slices ( use toothpicks in each chunk for easy access ). Cheese without fruit, is just not ok in my book. Usually I’ll add some nuts to the plate, as well as some herbs for garnish. These bowls are fun for fruit.

♡ Music is a real mood setter. As you guys know I’m a huge fan of Brazilian Lounge on Pandora or Spotify. Ask Michael & he will tell you our favorite artist is Sergio Mendes. We’re kind of old school like that…so I always have some sexy Brazilian Lounge playing in the background.

♡ Make the space inviting. Michael loves when my space is warm, cozy, full of food, & music. I also make the space a tranquil spot.

♡ Champagne…because duh! I like plastic ice cubes in my champagne. They don’t melt down the booze so it’s a real win/win. Don’t forget the sparkling water too— I always add it to a wine glass ( because it looks sort of classy, right? ) & add a couple of cranberries or pomegranate seeds.

♡ Also, this is weird, but I like to have a cool show playing on mute. I know, I know…weird? Usually I’ll put on “Sons of Anarchy” to give the atmosphere a rad vibe.

♡ Focusssss. I have a huge problem focusing. If you met me in person, you might call me obilvious or distracted. My mind is always thinking about what to do next so sitting and enjoying someone can be difficult. I make it a point to focus on Michael when we’re having date night…and I also focus on my babies: our chihuahuas, T. Boone Pickens & Pixy.

♡ This might sound super creepy but I always spray lavender aromatherapy in the air before Michael comes home. It has a lot of relaxing properties. If you guys think I’m weird, sorry. If you like this, let me know & I’ll do a full post on it.

♡ And the obvious: candles & dim lighting. These two things really set the tone of a hot, sex-kitten date night. If you have a fire place then I’m jealous and you should utilize it every second. Seriously though, if I had a fire place it would be roaring in the summertime. & by the way, you can find the pink, cozy monster slippers here ( they’re the best things ever ).

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