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Mini DeLites…& Thank You !!!

September 27, 2016
Updated: September 27, 2016
by
LAURYN

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{ a little ACTION DUST in my AM cold brew }

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{ cheeky cards }
1 | like the post + My hands hurt from acupuncture so it’s rather difficult to type.

I know, it sounds bizarre but sometimes when you do acupuncture on the hands, they hurt ( the points are meant to target your lungs & heart to relieve anxiety ).

Regardless, I thought you should know.

Before I get right into it, I first have to say something to each & every one of you: THANK YOU.

The Internet is such a cool place sometimes. For you guys to come together with so much support on the post about The Nanz……..was actually unbelievable. The outpour of support I received was unexpected & in a strange way, some type of closure. I woke up the morning after writing that post in a kind of funk. To be expected, I guess? After a cup of coffee, I checked TSC comments, emails, & some Snapchat messages.

My jaw was just on the floor.

I actually couldn’t believe that so many of you took the time to write such sweet notes about my grandma. She would have been so grateful for all of your support.

…Actually to be real, at this point she would be accepting autograph requests. HAHA! Her “I’m becoming famous” call would have happened at night after finally figuring out how to click “her Internet” ( yes, she really called it “her Internet” ) to access my blog…which she accessed from my personal Facebook page because she never understood what a URL meant. “Her Google” was usually acting up, what can I say?

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{ TSC Books x The Most Gorgeous Girl In The World }

Anyway, I am humbled & grateful for such an amazing community of women. Your words inspired, moved, & uplifted me. I actually don’t even think I can explain how much each of your messages, comments, & Snaps aided in the ongoing healing process. The love you guys had for my grandma & your words are really beautiful. In a weird way, reading all your messages gave me some sort of peace. I am so, SO glad I shared her special spirit on this blog. The memories will always be alive.

SO THANK YOU. Thank you. THANK YOU.

OK, switching gears. I am so gnarly into my calendar strategy with Steve that we’ve gone as far as to schedule “winding down” time. That’s right. He informed me that I needed an hour before bed to wind down in order to fall asleep. I’m trying to work out in the AM instead of later in the day ( HARD ) & get my sleep schedule on track. I’m very excited to do a post on this whole calendar thing because it’s really changing my life. That sounds strange, but when you plan out your entire day, you feel in control.

No chaos, you know?

Tomorrow’s post will kind of go along with this theme & I’ll try to get the calendar post up ASAP.

Lastly, you should know Michael & I interviewed our good friend, Danny Kurtzman on the podcast this week. Danny is a spitfire who’s dealt with muscular dystrophy his entire life & is by far one of the most inspiring & positive humans I’ve ever met. YOU GUYS WILL LOVE HIM. He came on the podcast & just killed it. Danny helps run a charity called Life Rolls On.

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{ ( literally ) the sweetest surprise }

The day after we recorded the podcast, Michael & I went to a Life Rolls On event & it was INSANE. Life Rolls On hosts FREE epic surf & skate events for wheelchair athletes. They roll to 10 cities on both coasts, bringing hope and freedom to thousands. It’s honestly such a cool cause. So no surprise, I’m very, VERY thrilled for this episode. Always fun to introduce you guys to some of my childhood friends too. Ok! Just wanted to give you a quick backstory on that!

ALRIGHT, my hands need a break. Off to drink some of Michael’s new sleepy, soothing tea ( see Snapchat…he’s absurd. Like, what the hell ).

Goodnight to all of you, love you guys – lauryn x

+ new exclusive TSC App content drops tomorrow, sharing some motivational fitness tips.

{ photos }

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{ skinny banana bread muffins, recipe coming to TSC BBG }

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{ favorite throw EVER | home tour: part I & part II }
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WINNER, WINNER…DRUMROLL PLZ?

September 20, 2016
Updated: September 28, 2016
by
LAURYN

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DRUMROLL…it’s finally time to announce the WINNER WINNER of the $2700 beauty/wellness giveaway winner.

CONGRATS TO WINNER WINNER…Annamarie McGrath.

& then of course the 3 The Skinny Confidential Bombshell Body Guide AND MEAL PLAN winners too. Congrats to: Maureen Van Schie, Paige Johnson, & Salome Donenfeld.

For the Snapchat beauty box giveaway: @khaye10.

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

Another HUGE giveaway is coming next month — you guys love them so I will continue to really concentrate on giveaways…it’s going to be a big one so stay tuned. Also, follow along on Snapchat because I’ll now be hosting giveaways all the time! Username: @laurynevarts.

Thank you for your support as always, lauryn

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Mini DeLites: Lions & Tigers & Rosé, OH MY

September 20, 2016
Updated: September 28, 2016
by
LAURYN

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{ Stanley the Giraffe, looking chic }

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{ stunning zebras – watch out, they bite! }
1 | like the post +Taking a twist here and talking lions & tigers & rosé.

Not really tigers, but giraffes. Because how cute is Stanley? Stanley the Giraffe is from The Hangover & just has the longest ( black ) tongue on the planet. He prefers carrots to kale & I feel like he’s a major flirt. You may have also caught him on Keeping Up With The Kardashians – Khloe loved him. Really though, girls line up for him. I mean he is tall, real tall.

Wait, I’m getting ahead of myself.

Last weekend my best friend, Steve ( remember he’s helping me A LOT with my daily calendar — will do a post! ), took us to his family’s ranch, Saddlerock Ranch, also known as Malibu Wines. You go on this crazy safari & feed all different kinds of animals like yaks & horses while sipping different varietals of wine.

I know, so ideal, right?

Like what’s better than hanging out with a zillion foot giraffe, sipping on a delicious California Pinot Noir and comparing it to a dry rosé. By the way, fun fact: giraffes legs are taller than any human AND their food source is leaves, fruits, & flowers of woody plants. Wow, look at me today.

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{ we feed the horses these CUTE organic horse treats, Sugar Stars }

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{ beautiful yaks, hanging out }

We toured the property, hung out with some zebras, & ended the night at Malibu Wine Bar.

Highly recommend the whole tour if you’re in LA. It’s called Malibu Wine Safari. The slogan is ‘get your wine on.’

Well, OK. We certainly did.

Speaking of wine, I’m cutting out alcohol BIG, BIG TIME before our wedding.

Basically, I’m not really drinking unless it’s a wedding celebration OR an occasion for about eight weeks. AND I am very much doing TSC Meal Plan. If you’re already on the plan – do it with me? I need all the help I can get. Time to get my ass into gear. If you’re interested in checking it out, we made it so you can access the meal plan separately from the workouts.

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{ he looks very much at home, right }

Ok what else? Tomorrow I’m going to do a haul on Snapchat…& maybe a Snap giveaway! See you there: @laurynevarts. Also…thinking about hopping on Facebook Live to share a quick daytime makeup look. What kinds of FB Live videos would you guys be interested in? I’m kind of up for anything, everything? We could even do a boob job live chat. HA. I feel like I’ve gotten a lot of questions about a boob job so a FB chat could be fun &…eer, different? I don’t know, just throwing ideas out there.

On that note, I’m out. Going to bed early tonight. I just made bone broth ( you have to try it with rosemary, ginger, lemon, & chili flakes ) & very obsessed with it because it’s got 18 grams of protein for two cups. AND like 50 calories. Shit, maybe I’ll make bone broth on FB…hmm, LOL.

Ok goodnight guys, happy Monday!

– lauryn x

+ announcing the $2700 giveaway winner tomorrow, don’t miss out

{ photos by the talented Lisa Semler }

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{ one of Michael’s favorites: an ox ( I think? ) }

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{ one more of Stan because he’s so cute }

TSC ASK HIM & HER Episode 27: MARRIAGE, TURNING TRIALS IN TRIUMPH, & PRE-BLOGGING LIFE

TSC ASK HIM & HER Episode 27: MARRIAGE, TURNING TRIALS IN TRIUMPH, & PRE-BLOGGING LIFE

September 7, 2016
Updated: September 11, 2016
by
LAURYN

TSC ASK HIM & HER Episode 27: MARRIAGE, TURNING TRIALS IN TRIUMPH, & PRE-BLOGGING LIFE

This week on THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL HIM & HER PODCAST

( 0:55 ): OK, so I may have taken over Michael’s Instagram account. He’s officially following about 40 chihuahua accounts when he was in the shower…he doesn’t have the heart to unfollow them.

( 2:54 ): BIG NEWS…my sister’s baby, DAXTON, is the cutest EVER. So excited for her!

( 4:54 ): We dive into a few stories from our Vegas trip with Steve & our endless hunt for a meatball.

( 8:82 ): Everyone’s finally on the acupuncture & cupping train ( THANKS M.PHELPS!! ).

( 11:11 ): We share our tip of the week. From me: an easy, effective beauty trick & Michael explains an easy tip to implement in the bedroom.

( 15:00 ): Meet Mike & Jen. Mike & Jen are not only our special guests this week, they’re our close friends, & hosts of the podcast WRINKLED NOT DEAD. We explain how our friendship began all because of chihuahuas…plus let’s talk pre-blog life.

( 19:02 ): The creation & early days of The Skinny Confidential. Mike & Jen were there from the start.

( 25:00 ): The birth of their podcast: Wrinkled Not Dead. Mike & Jen share their history in business & why they decided to start a podcast.

( 33:50 ): Tips for dog owners: tooth care & the TITERS test. Mike & Jen are AMAZING with dogs.

Audience Submitted Questions That We Answered:

( 37:05 ): Tips & tricks for couples that want to work together?

( 44:15 ): As a business owner how do you plan for slow months? Have you ever had months once you were full time, that you were terrified of how you would make ends meet?

To listen to the episode, press PLAY at the top of the page or click HERE.

If you want us to answer your question on an upcoming episode of TSC HIM & HER, leave your questions below or e-mail podcast@theskinnyconfidential.com.

Let us know what you want to hear next; we love feedback!

x lauryn

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