8.23.2017

Products I DON'T Care About

Guys, I'm going to be totally honest here, I am an extremely picky person. About pretty much everything. But today instead of sharing all the products that I love and won't use anything but, I thought I'd go the opposite way and share a few products that I honestly don't care about. These products are pretty much the only things in my life that I don't really care about, I'll just get whatever's on sale! I just want to clarify, I still use all of these products daily, but I don't care about the brand/if I'm buying off-brand!


  • Toothpaste - I will usually opt for Crest toothpaste, but if a different brand is on sale, I really don't care. I know that some people are diehard organic toothpaste addicts, but I don't really like the taste and I feel like my teeth never really feel completely clean after I use organic toothpaste. 
  • Mouthwash - Another mouth product I'm like "ehh" about. I really don't think that I have ever even really checked the brand of this. It all basically has the same flavor anyways. 
  • Makeup Sponges - Beauty Blenders are about $20 - a price I'm  not willing to pay for a makeup sponge. The makeup sponges at CVS or Target are usually less than $5 and work just as well. So even if they aren't brand name, if they're cheap, I'll get them. 
  • Makeup Remover - I usually use Neutrogena makeup remover wipes but only because they're pretty much always on sale. We've been sent a few to test and I've received a few in subscription boxes and I always use then. Also, I really don't care about the type of remover - creams, wipes, liquids - I think they all work pretty much the exact same. 

So I know that these was a pretty short post, but hopefully it will give you some ideas on what you can save money on. Like I said, I'm pretty picky about all other aspects of my beauty routine, but these are a few items that I'll just get whatever's on sale. Let me know what products you're not as picky about, I'd love to hear them! 


XOXO, 


Samantha 


8.22.2017

Orange Theory Fitness Class Review

Hey guys!

Yesterday, I tried Orange Theory Fitness for the first time. I signed up for one of their free classes, so I could see how I liked it before possibly purchasing a membership.

I was very confused how Orange Theory worked, but the manager explained it all to me. Basically the class is split in two parts: the treadmill part, and the rowing machine and floor exercises. You spend 30 minutes on one part, and then switch and do the final 30 on the other. I found the exercises to be very fun and difficult (but not too difficult). Even though the class was a full hour, it never felt long. I started on the rowing machines and then the floor. As many of you know, I am still recovering from my knee injury last winter, so I was worried this intense workout would be too impactful. The trainer was very accommodating when I told her about my knee. She would come over and give me other options of the exercise if the one the class was doing hurt my knee.

The treadmill part was the part I was most nervous for. I was scared that I wouldn't be able to run at all, but that ended up being far from the truth. I loved that part of the class because the 30 spent on the treadmill went by quickly. I ran a lot, and fast.

In one hour, I burned 658 calories. I think this is incredibly impressive. In a one hour workout, I will typically burn a little over 500 calories.

Another bonus is that Orange Theory Fitness is based on the orange theory. I don't know much about this, so I will share what I know and would recommend you guys look it up for yourselves. The orange theory is the zone where your body burns calories for up to 36 hours after your workout. I don't have any way to track this, but if it is accurate, I think it is a really cool theory.

Overall, I highly recommend trying out Orange Theory Fitness. Your first class is free, so why not try it!

Let me know if you have tried this type of workout class, or what other workout classes you have enjoyed!

Thank you so much for reading, and have a great week:)

XOXO,
Jordan

8.20.2017

Giving You The Cold Shoulder








Just kidding, I'm nice. I don't give people the cold shoulder. Unless they deserve it. Ok so anyways, there's not a ton happening over here. A few plans we're trying to work out for S&G but other than that it's been pretty quiet. I'm legit so sad that the summer is almost over. It's still been pretty warm around here during the day but I've been living in these jeans because I LOVE THEM. I've also been loving this necklace. It's from Sio Beauty and Accessories, a new brand we've been partnering with, and they've been amazing to work with. Their pieces are inexpensive and gorgeous!


XOXO,


Samantha

(ps Although the necklace featured in this post was provided by Sio Beauty and Accessories, all opinions expressed are my own!)

8.18.2017

Pack With Me- Spain


Hi guys!

In today's post, I will be taking you guys along with me as I pack for my trip to Spain.

Let me know what you think of this type of post, and if I should do more of them!

Thank you so much for watching:)

XOXO,
Jordan

8.16.2017

Banana Boats

Did I ever tell you guys the story of the breakfasts I had in Washington D.C. ? No? Well, we had breakfast in the hotel a few times and next to the oatmeal there was a nice display of toppings. I don't love oatmeal but I do love nuts and chocolate. So naturally I just grabbed a mini bowl and filled it with chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and pecans. Guys, it's not weird, it was the dessert to my regular breakfast (bressert? maybe). But obviously I got tons of really weird stares (probably what you're doing right now). So the second day, I had a plan. I got the same mixture but this time, covered it with a banana and peanut butter- so now it looks a lot more normal. Guys, I was on vacation, please don't judge. Anyways, this mixture on top of a banana with peanut butter was DELICIOUS. So today I thought I would share a quick recipe inspired by these breakfasts to help close out the summer. But unfortunately, I think it will be better for all of us if I call this a dessert instead of still trying to pass it off as breakfast.

I love making this recipe under a real campfire (perfect for the end of summer), but it can be made just as easily in an oven. If you're pressed for time, it tastes just as good uncooked!

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana 
  • 2 tsp peanut butter 
  • 2 tsp chocolate chips 
  • 2 tsp white chocolate chips
  • 1 small handful of pecans (optional) 

Directions: 
  • If using the oven, preheat the oven to 350°F. If using a campfire, start the fire.
  • Leaving the peel on, slice the banana 3/4 down the center, long ways. 
  • Spread the peanut butter on both insides of the banana
  • Sprinkle in the chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and pecans. 
  • Wrap the banana in tinfoil. 
  • If using the oven place the banana on a cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes. If using a campfire, use tongs to place the banana on the hot embers. Use tongs to remove after 12-15 minutes or until the tinfoil is beginning to become blackened. 
  • Eat immediately with a fork or spoon. 
  • Enjoy! 

While this is definitely a decadent dessert, it is the perfect summer treat! Plus I'm pretty sure the banana means it's healthy. I hope you guys all enjoy this camping staple as much a I did! As always share pics on insta or comments below, I'd love to see/read them. 


XOXO,


Samantha

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