Monday, July 28, 2014

Nutella Marshmallow Filled Cake Bars

My first time EVER trying nutella...and I have to say it is pretty amazing! Especially combined with funfetti cake and marshmallow fluff!! Now I know these are not the healthiest, but they are very delicious!

RECIPE (from insidebrucrewlife)

1 Funfetti cake mix
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup milk
1 cup Nutella
1 cup Marshmallow Cream

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, melted butter, and milk. The dough will be very sticky. Press half the batter in a greased 9×13 pan. Spread the Nutella on top of the dough. Very carefully spread the marshmallow fluff on top and swirl lightly.
  2. Spread the remaining batter on top of the fluff. Bake at 350* for 25 minutes. Do not over bake. Let cool completely before cutting into 24 squares. Store in a covered container.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hazel Lane

This Monday I'd like to tell you all about Hazel Lane! 
Skip the TSA lines, jet lag and expensive tickets by "traveling" with Hazel Lane.
Every month, their team selects a new city and delivers the spirit of the city through locals' favorite items made in that city. The vibe of the city determines the category items you included, for instance San Francisco focused on food, while Brooklyn was small-batch artisanal items and Portland was the best collection of hipstery items you've never heard of. All items are travel-to-full-sized {no small sample sizes here}, beautiful {no touristy chotskies} are all functional and ideal for gifting. Select from Mini, Classic, Deluxe and newly added Uber Deluxe! Prices start as low as $20 a month! 

Treat yourself, your BOSS, your Mother-in-Law or a friend by ordering HERE today!

Combining the names of Samantha Strom's cat {Hazel} and Ashley Dekellis' son {Lane} plus their fashion, travel, marketing & shopping experiences, they founded Hazel Lane. Currently in beta, the company is taking on a select number of new members monthly and is launching their new website next week!
As a Benefit Corporation {this is a blend of standard C corporation+ non profit}, sustainability, organic offerings & supporting small, female-founded businesses, while helping folks experience the world, are at the core of their mission. 

BIG NEWS: They have begun to design their own line with multiple designers. Expect a multi-city collection for the holiday season. Hint: one is a super rad flask, perfect for everyone you know.

There are also specialty boxes like the festival box! It has sunscreen AND tampons that you put booze in to sneak in places. Seriously AWESOME!

They also have those items for sale a la carte here: 

Sneaky sneaky sunscreen flask ;-)

Go check them out now at !!!

Monday, July 14, 2014

5 Phone Apps You MUST Have

Waze is an app that lets you type in where you are driving to and it will get you there using the fastest route. If you are stuck on the freeway in traffic, it will re-route you to the side streets to get you to your destination faster. This app will also show your your arrival time, show you where police are, and reports road hazards. Get Waze on Google play and on Apple App store.

Venmo makes sending and receiving money easy. As long as you use a bank account, supported debit card, or Venmo account, sending money is completely free! Get Venmo on Google play and on Apple App store.

Save on the things you already buy at Target with Cartwheel! Select from hundreds of discounts ranging from 5% to 50% off, and add them to your personalized Cartwheel barcode. Then save on your next Target run by scanning your barcode at checkout in store. Use the discounts as many times as you like before they expire. Get Cartwheel on Google play and on Apple App store.

MapMyRun is a fitness tracking application that enables you to use the built-in GPS of your mobile device to track all of your fitness activities. Record your workout details, including duration, distance, pace, speed, elevation, calories burned, and route traveled on an interactive map. You can even effortlessly save and upload your workout data to MapMyRun where you can view your route workout data, and comprehensive workout history. Get MapMyRun on Google play and on Apple App store.

Charades! is the outrageously fun and exciting multi-activity game for you and your friends! With different challenges from dancing, singing, acting or sketching -- guess the word on the card that’s on your head from your friends’ clues before the timer runs out! I enjoy playing this game with friends when we are waiting in line at random places :-) Get Charades! on Google play and on Apple App store.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Ruffles with Love

Ruffles with Love is a clothing line that has the CUTEST tank tops! My friend Vanessa started this business and is always coming up with new designs and ideas. I personally have 2 tanks so far, and will definitely be purchasing more in the future! She also does custom designs so if you are having a bachelorette party, birthday party, or any event where you would want matching tank tops, she is the perfect person to contact!!

Recently Ruffles With Love was featured on The Levity Ball website, this was a great article and interview. You can see it here Levity Ball article.  If you have not heard of these tanks, you have been missing out!
Here are the 2 tanks I have:


Enjoy and BE Rufflin' with Love!!

Quote of the week

Monday, June 30, 2014

Best At Home Workout Videos

Just thought I'd share with you all my current workout routine! My TV has YouTube linked onto it, so I go home, turn on one of the FitnessBlender videos, and usually no equipment is needed. While this is going, I will turn on my Pandora music from my phone and use the Dance Cardio Radio station.

FitnessBlender has all different types of workouts, my current favorites being the cardio routines and the yoga videos. Each video gives you an estimated amount of the calories you are burning. Here are my top 2 favorite videos. Try them out for yourself!

Enjoy and BE healthy!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Lunches Under 500 Calories

Lunch is a meal where you want to get enough calories to hold you over to dinner, but not too many calories to make you feel stuffed and lethargic for the rest of the day.  You also want to be sure you are eating the correct amount of calories you need per day, and with this tool from the American Cancer Society website you can look it up. Calorie Calculator

Bring Your Lunch

ReadyPac Salads
ReadyPac salads are one of the best options for lunches under 500 calories. There are many different options and they now even have tortilla wrap kits too! Check out all of the options here. ReadyPac Salads You can buy them at almost any supermarket and bring them to lunch or school for a great healthy lunch. They come with a mini fork so you don't have to worry about that either. These ReadyPacs are also a very good way to save money on lunch since they are around $4.00 per salad. They are almost always on sale if you buy 3 or more (which means you can just buy your week's worth of lunch).

If you prefer to go out to lunch:

Starbucks has many lunch options you can choose from that are under 500 calories. Choose from any of the bistro boxes.

Starbucks Protein Box
Or choose from their sandwiches, a favorite and vegetarian option being the roasted tomato mozzarella panini.

Starbucks Tomato Mozzarela Panini

When getting these, just be sure to not add a cookie, pastry, or coffee drink that will add to the calories. A healthier option is to add a non-sweetened iced tea, or a coffee with light sweetener and non-fat milk.

Chipotle has many options under 500 calories, but you will want to start by looking at their Chipotle Nutrition Calculator before you head out.

Wendy's salads are also an option.  You will need to get just a half-size salad, but they are still filling and are also delicious! Just don't order fries and a burger ;-)

If you are headed out to grab a sandwich at a deli, you will probably only want to eat half of it and share the other half with a friend. Sandwiches can get up in calories if you have the big deli roll, mayo, or cheese.

**The most important thing you can do before going out to lunch is look up the place online and find where they have their menu with the nutrition information. This way you can be prepared to order when you get there and you know exactly how many calories you will be eating.**

Enjoy and BE Healthy!