Thursday, January 29, 2015

In the Kitchen // Easy Delicious Breakfast

So this will be a rarity as I despise breakfast foods (so don't get too used to seeing a breakfast recipe). I'm just not a big fan of the morning anyway, and no- bacon is not all that. All I truly want in the morning is a nice iced coffee with a greek yogurt or banana and I'm good-to-go until lunchtime. Occasionally, I will spice it up and enjoy a nice avocado in the morning. But I've recently discovered a breakfast recipe that I did need to try, and that says a lot. I'm all about quick and simple in the morning, sometimes I just have a ton to get done before my "real person job", so this simplistic recipe is worth a shot! So here it is and boy, is it delicious.

Monday, January 26, 2015

In the Kitchen // Perfect Parfait

Calling all the sweet tooths out there!

"Diets" are no fun. I'm calling my new outlook on food, a lifestyle change rather than a diet. Cutting out the unnecessary sweets and carbs.... but oh how they are my weakness! I came up with a deliciously simple recipe to curb that sweet tooth by settling your cravings. Here is the recipe for my Perfect Parfait

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Spending the Weekend… SICK!

Woah, it's if I got hit by a Mack truck! I went from happiest person, ready to spend my well-earned three day weekend full of activities when in reality I became completely bed ridden. I'm talking going through a box of tissues, headache, sore throat, tired body, sick. Just my luck.

So if I'm going to look on the bright side, I watched a few good movies, discovered some new favorite bloggers, and got to play around with my own blogger site. (I think I'm getting a hang of it? Yes?) 

So this is how I spent my weekend.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

True Life: I'm Obsessed with My Dog.

I've always been a dog person. While you get to know my better through these blogs; you'll know I'm a horse person too (I have 3 and counting….). But there's two kinds of people. For one, you have your dog people. And then you have your people whom you can't trust. While I have nothing against cats, I have cats. But for me, dogs will always prevail.

With that little preface up there, I now introduce you to my dog, Tucker.

Tucker is a 4 year old, Australian Shepherd x Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. Topping in at just about 70 pounds, he is my right-hand-man. 

Tucker was not bought from a pet store, nor was adopted from a shelter. He was simply a puppy needing a home. While at college at the University of Kentucky, I found a Craigslist ad for puppies that needed homes. A lovely family in a rural area of Kentucky had a blue merle Aussie show up on their property, and took her in. A few short weeks later; she popped out fifteen puppiesThe family did the most loving thing, they wanted to find good homes for the puppies and keep the mom. So I drove myself out to the mountains of Kentucky, and as the first one there- I had my pick of the litter. I gave them a "donation" to help spay the mom and continued back to my college apartment with my new puppy.

The day he came home! How could you not be in love!?

Just a bit older.

He got SO big, SO fast.

I shall call this his "awkward phase".

Full grown Tucker. This is how I fall asleep and wake up every morning. And I definitely don't hate it!

I felt the need to introduce you to Tucker, because wherever I go, he goes. He is a huge part of my life. I love to go running with him, take him for hikes, let him run around at the barn. He'll be making an appearance on this site because simply put; I'm obsessed with my dog.

So why not give you all some reviews on some thing Tucker likes? After all, this blog will have everything on it. Tucker is a monster with his toys, so I take reviews seriously. I found the things that I like, and stopped buying the crap that was created for my dog to waste my money kill in the matter of minutes. 

Adopt, dont shop!

xx Lindsay

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Blogger Community!

So I'm getting a hang of this blogger community thing. ;)

Therefore, follow me on BlogLovin'!

You can also follow me on other social media!

Instagram: LindzWilson
Twitter: @Lindsay_CRF
Pinterest: lindsay_wilson

xo Lindsay

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Beauty // January Must Haves

Beauty is my guilty pleasure. Oh, how I would spend thousands at Sephora, Ulta, and luxury cosmetic counters if I had the extra funds. I've always wanted to be a beauty blogger, so here is step one. These are my "must-haves". I grab for these products every single day. Most are not new products (as this is my first "favorites") but all are available and you should get your hands on them! 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

California, Here We Come.

I'm from Long Island and the stereotypes are true. The meatheads are here, theres a 90% chance you have an italian heritage, when GTL was a thing- you definitely GTLed. But now that its not a thing, you still GTL. The cost of living is too high for any average out-of-college 20-something, so theres also a 90% chance upon graduating college, you moved back in with your parents. Do you know how awful that is? To have four years of complete freedom, just to go back to live with your parents? I love my mom and dad, they give me plenty of freedom, they don't invade on my privacy, but we definitely bump heads living under the same roof.  

I've grown to hate this island. Upon returning back to your roots, in the same house you lived in since elementary school (just like everyone else in your town- you're not alone), definitely means that no one really grows out of that high school bullshit. I packed up and went 800 miles away to college in Lexington, Kentucky without knowing a single soul for a good reason.

Truly, I did not want to know anyone, I wanted a fresh start away from this bubble that I lived in. I graduated from Kentucky with ride or die best friends, experiences of a lifetime, and a sense of independence that I believe those who stayed close were not able to achieve. If it was not for a job I had lined up, I would not have left,I actually pity those who did not have a college experience as I did. In my own opinion, a SUNY school is just Long Islanders without their parents stuck in a gross bubble. The only difference between me and them is that now at home, they can reconnect with their college friends much easier because the town bar is only 5 minutes away from everyone. 

I've grown to despise Long Island. Not my family, not the surroundings, but this bubble that I speak of. Everyone knows everyone's business, its the same old faces, its the same old drama. Not to mention, something in the water here has made all the guys very short- which makes strapping on my 6" Jeffrey Campbell Lita's a necessity to weed out the men with Napoleon complexes. 

I need a change, a big change. My future plans are to pack up my dog, my horses, and take a long cross country drive to reside permanently in the Los Angeles, California area…… with my ex. More with that next time. 

xo Lindsay

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Wandering 20-Something

Hey there. I'm not too sure how you made it here, but you did and I'm glad you came. Welcome to my journey. 

My name is Lindsay and I'm a single, wandering 20-something. 24 years old, young? I don't truly know anymore, but I'm here and here to stay. 
I graduated from the best college on earth; the University of Kentucky. In May of 2013, nearly two years ago, was when I stepped into the "real world".

Yet here I am, on that typical 20-something path of not knowing what direction that I want to take in life. What do I want to accomplish? What are my real dreams? I have a million dreams, yet none at all. I have ambitions, goals, ideas, insights, yet I am lost and I'm not sure where to begin. 

Be prepared for nights out, financial worries, becoming healthy, moving across the country, reviewing products, places, and things,  chasing dreams, chasing reality, but most of all be prepared for a first hand look into my life; told by yours truly. 

xo Lindsay

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