bedroom dilemma

You know how you’ve lived in your apartment a whole year and finally think you have the bedroom decor figured out and then you see the most amazing pin on pinterest and it makes you want to slit your wrists and bleed all over your pillows that you now hate? Yea, welcome to my life.

Perhaps the slitting of the wrists was a bit dramatic but seriously, I’m annoyed at myself.

You’ve seen a few photos of my bed on the instagram, but for those of you who haven’t below is a picture. Granted this isn’t perfect, or done. Please note the “not done” portion.

So my thinking was some fun DIY art above the bed, since my ceilings are ridiculously high, I thought I’d really take advantage of all that space. Until I saw this.

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And obviously the train has gone off the tracks. I want gold frames with bright prints and all white everything. Well, that’s just terrific because I spent a small fortune on the west elm pillows.

Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions?

strawberry banana ice cream

Just because I’ve finished the whole30 doesn’t mean I’m going to stop posting healthy recipes. Sorry I’m not sorry. You’ll just have to deal with it, okay?

Sometimes when you’re trying to be extra healthy you need to have something to eat that tastes like it’s bad for you. I remembered pinning something about an ice cream recipe with two ingredients. So I hunted through my pinboards and found this. I tried it once, and thought it was ‘meh’ at best. Then I got a little overzealous and came up with a ton of super tasty all ideas that were all whole30 NOT approved. Back to the drawing board I went. Until I was cruisin’ the frozen aisle at Whole Foods and saw a bag of frozen strawberries and bananas.

That is when Strawberry Banana Ice Cream was born. This is dairy and sugar free (you’re welcome). I like to classify this as guiltless ice cream.

Strawberry Banana Ice Cream
2 frozen bananas [you'll want to slice up these mofos before you freeze them. I found that slicing them on plastic wrap and covering well and laying flat in the freezer worked best]
3 tbs nut butter of choice [I used almond]
1 bag of frozen strawberries & bananas [or whatever you want]
1/2 can of coconut milk

Put the bananas into the food processor and process until smooth. It is going to take a while so be patient [I wasn't good at this step]. Once the bananas are blended, add in the other fruit and blend for a bit. Stream in coconut milk to aide in the blending.

I put it in a container and let it firm up for about an hour before chowing down. If you eat it right as you make it, it’s a soft-serve consistency. If you let it get it’s freeze on that shit is hard as a rock, so be warned.

whole30: day 30

Today is my last day of the whole30 and I can’t really believe it. Was it 30 days ago that I started this ridiculousness or has it already been 30 days. I go back and forth with it feeling like forever and flying by.

I didn’t expect to become a believer of the paleo lifestyle or to ever want to eat any specific way. I like cake, dammit. Why would anyone want to deprive themselves of so many delicious treats? Those people are nuts, right?

Wrong. Those people are surely onto something. No, I didn’t loose a ton of weight and become invisible (I also don’t workout) but I am healthier. I sleep better and I feel better. I haven’t had headaches and my TMJ is way better. In fact, my jaw has only hurt twice. Which is crazy; it used to hurt at least twice a week.

So I think I’m going to stay with it. No, I’m not going to be a psycho about it and never eat any treats or pasta ever again, but I’m not going to do it on the reg. This certainly hasn’t been easy for me, but when I was in Trader Joe’s yesterday buying snacks I looked at the cookies and just walked away. You guys, that never happens. It may have taken 30 days, but I think I’ve finally realized that I can and should live without (as much) sugar.

Wish me luck…

***Also, head on over to The Vault Files and see what I have in my makeup bag (all natural of course)!