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Demo on Magnetic Lashes
If you are curious about magnetic lashes, check out this quick video demonstration!
You have and will make the time for things that are important to you. #TRUTHBOMB. That is a hard truth when you apply it to all aspects of your life, so let’s not do that, I’m not trying to be that deep. Today, were just going to pretend it pertains to doing good during the week and planning your meals for this post.
Like literally, every week someone asks me how I meal prep. How do you find the time to do it? How do you eat food that you cooked a few days before?
It is not unfathomable and once you do it a few times, and realize it is the most convenient, awesomest thing in the entire free world, you will get it. Yep, you will drink the Kool-Aid. I blogged about it last year too, here is the link, if you want to see the basics. It has some really fundamental ideas and concepts. https://bobbielambert.com/2018/04/08/meal-prep/
Every time, I hear someone say…….
I don’t have time to cook during the week.
We have practice and have to get fast food too much.
I eat out for lunch every day and spend my shoe money on food.
I am getting cankles because I eat processed food.
I am like………this is me, this is my life. When I DO NOT PLAN MY WEEK, this is my life. Probably a little worse because I whine about it.
Then I blame my husband for making me eat something I feel is not in my game plan, but tastes pretty damn good, and probably was my idea.
It is easy to get off track when you’re not prepared or prepped. Then I blew it during the week and my weekend just is not as fun as it could be.
That’s why I plan and prep my week. Make it simple, I prepped for an entire week on the grill at the same time and it is fail proof.
As you can see there is some corn on the grill. That is for an InstaPot dinner I am making in the house while we grill for the kids.
I prep for my kids too. I made them InstaPot Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes at the same time, in the same pot. 33 minutes and a 3lb meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes done to perfection. Add in the corn from the grill and they have a couple meals for the week.
I throw in a Turkey burger and veggies for them one night that I prepped for myself and then they get to pick one night for Chick file. Boom Weekly dinners done!
No Meal Prep Friday’s or Saturdays. This is why I am not a size 0. I do what I want on the weekends. I’m kind of a rebel like that. I have reserve of course because there’s some decisions you cannot come back from, but for the most part I try to act like a normal person on the weekends :).
RECAP: I Insta-potted a 3lb turkey meatloaf and mashed potatoes at the same time, we have corn on the cob, 12-Turkey burger patties and my HUGE pile of veggies grilling away. You got to multi-task. I drink the wine and I do the things.
Hope this gives you some ideas because the possibilities are endless!
I am sure you have noticed two in one tools making a come back. Honesty, when I first noticed them I did not pay much attention because being an 90’s child it reminded me of a crimper. The thought of another hair tool taking up space in my cabinet was not that appealing. The Revlon One-Step-Volumizer Hair Dryer did make an impression on me in an accidental kind of way.
I had a hair appointment two weeks ago and low and behold my hair dresser pulls this Revlon One-Step Volumizing Hair Dryer out and say’s lets use this to dry your hair today.
She made it look super effortless, but thats what these professionals do right? I thought that I could probably use this on my kids hair pretty easily and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. So to Target I went.
This Revlon Brand styling brush was the only one they carried so it made my purchasing choice simple. I am not going to lie, I have previously checked out the New Dyson Brand that has made its way to the world. I like to stalk high end products. This was definitely a fraction of the cost compared to the 500.00 price tag the Dyson is carrying.
In preparation for this post I did some research on pricing for the Revlon Volumizer Hair Dryer Brush. Ulta & Target came in at the most expensive at 59.99. Next was Amazon and that was about 10.00-12.00 dollars cheaper and the cheapest was Walmart.com. So if your not in a super hurry, you can get it much cheaper and wait for it to ship.
I do not get any financial gain for this review. This is based on my experience over the last two weeks and it is a total win. I have not only done the kids hair but I have personally used it every day last week and I will not be going back to the regular hair dryer and roll brush. It shaved at least 10 minutes off of my normal routine and my hair looks really healthy and smooth after blow drying with the Volumizer.
Ladies, if your a regular at the Nail Salon you know how expensive it can be to upkeep Gel Nails on a weekly basis. Aside from the expense, finding an extra hour in my week every week can be quite the challenge.
A few years ago I purchased a Melody Susie LED gel nail lamp for 27.00$ and it transformed my nail game! It did take a small investment up front but after the first few times I did my nails it totally paid for itself and now that I have been using it for so long it has been 100x worth the investment. Plus I always get compliments on my nails and nail color.
Obviously you need the LED light which was posted above. Secondly you need a foundation and Top coat. I buy the Gelish brand off of Amazon and together they are 19.00$. They last forever. I have only bought the set twice and I have done my nails 50+ times maybe more, so it is safe to say that they go a long way. My nails are always did!
Colors, colors, all the colors!!! Gel polish is the way to go. It makes your nails stronger and protects them from breakage. It also gives your nail a professional finish which I love. You do not have to be a perfect nail painter because the top coat melts it all together into a smooth shiny surface. Unless you use a matte top coat and you have a beautiful matte finish.
I have used Gelish gel color for the last few years but recently I have fell in love with and Ulta brand called Red Carpet. They run around 9.00$ each but again, they last a long time. They come in small bottles but they do not seem to get old or go bad. I still can use the very first nail color that I purchased 3 years ago.
Basic Acetone will be needed as well because once the color has been set with the LED then you will wipe your nails with acetone and bam you are ready to go!
When you are tired of the color or they start to peel, all you do is peel the color off. It typically will come off in one piece and there is no damage to the nail underneath. They sell chemicals that will take it off but I have never had any issues with peeling the color off organically. Depending on if I have cleaned with chemicals, because that seems to weaken the polish sometimes, my nails will last a week or longer. I re-do them immediately when I peel the old color off.
Happy Nail Painting!
I preface this post by disclosing to you that I do not have a Ph.D. in nutrition nor do I consider myself an expert on nutrition. This post is NOT about nutrition. It is about meal prep. I have adopted this practice and carry it out every week without fail. I want to share with you my method so hopefully your life might be a little easier too. My family has continued this tradition now for more than 2 years and it has truly been a life saver.
Meal prepping is a way I keep certain amounts of protein in my diet. It is a time saver, cheap, and keeps my family from eating out during the week. Those are the main reasons that I spend a few hours in the kitchen on Sunday. Meal prepping basically makes my life livable during the week, with work, piano lessons, soccer practice, softball practice and my kiddos homework. I like to NOT stress about a clean home cooked dinner.
Basically any diet or program you follow can be pre-prepared. So I have a few things that I consider must-know’s when meal prepping.
When I say keep it simple it is because anyone who has ever meal prepped, the first time, goes out and buys 6 million dollars worth of groceries. Enough so, that a small country couldn’t consume all of it in one week. They google all of these complex “healthy” recipes. Spend 18 hours in the kitchen cooking, then have to order a pizza for dinner because they are exahsted. YOU ARE SETTING YOURSELF UP FOR FAILURE. NO ONE will ever repeat that kind of routine on a weekly basis for the long haul. It is unsustainable. The less ingredients the better. I totally recommend to keep your prep to 2-3 options of protein a week and 2-3 vegtable options. That way the next week you can change out your protein and veggies and your menu doesn’t get dull.
I make things that I am excited to eat. Like, when Its time for lunch, I’m starving for what I brought. I get asked to eat out constantly and it doesn’t make me think twice when I know what I brought is the bomb, and clean, and loaded with protein and delicious and earning me some extra cash for the end of the month.
There are certain foods that I don’t meal prep for the week because they may turn watery or become un-appealing after a few days. Personally, I don’t like fish after day 2 and if I make my veggies steamed they seem to get gross quick. That is why I roast or sautée the majority of my veggies. I can eat pretty much anything that I make for the entire week with little problem though, I am not picky and I can shove anything in my face, drink some water and move on.
My husband and I turn on the jam’s and split-up our prep. Its fun and we used to dread doing it, now it is a couple hours that the kids usually leave us alone and we can have some adult conversation.
A few of my absolute favorite things to meal prep:
Obviously you can steam or sauté any veggie under the sun and it is going to be better than traditional carbs, or processed food. But I have a few specialty things that I make almost every week I love them so much, these DO NOT get old to me.
These veggies are a little out of the box but I do occasionally go back to some steamed carrots or roasted broccoli and cauliflower even steamed broccoli. I seriously ate steamed broccoli for 5 straight months, 2 meals a day, so I have been taking a small break from the regular steamed broccoli routine.
It takes a little bit of discipline but once you have been doing it for a few months it turns into your NORM and I cannot even remember what it was like before I started meal-prepping. I buy meal prep containers off of Amazon, super cheap and they are super durable.
I’d love to hear your feedback or questions!