Happy Things

TGIF!  I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend surrounded by loved ones.  I’ll be spending Sunday having a picnic at the zoo with my mama, and I’ll be bringing some of these muffins.  Has anyone made these yet?  … Continue reading

Post Workout Body Product Favorites (including my new spring fragrance obsession!)

On a list of the most rewarding things in life, a post-workout shower is toward the top of mine.  Especially when you have a bathroom full of fragrant, refreshing products.  I like to keep my shower and cupboards stocked full of … Continue reading

Beauty of the Month: Jade of Kissable Complexions

I am so excited to introduce you to the beautiful Jade.  I discovered her amazing beauty website, Kissable Complexions, through Pinterest and we have become blog friends!  She’s an incredible makeup artist and I look forward to reading her blog every … Continue reading

Beauty of the Month: Britaña Campos, Owner of Savvy Boutique & Author of Blogging with B

It’s time for my February Beauty of the Month!  Meet the drop dead gorgeous Britaña Campos.  A New Mexican like me, she writes the wonderful fitness and lifestyle blog, Blogging with B, and owns the chic new women’s clothing store … Continue reading

Happy Things

I hope everyone had a great week! The awesome TV lineup kept me happy…The Bachelor (4 hours of it!), Real Housewives, American Idol, Nashville and The Following! Now THAT show freaks me out. Like makes-me-double-check-I-locked-all-doors-and-windows freaks me out, and it … Continue reading

Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential Shares Her Top 10 Tips for a Healthy & Fit 2013!

With January basically over, this is the time a lot of the new year’s motivation for a fresh start begins to dwindle.  I asked my favorite fitness blogger to share with us her top 10 tips for making 2013 your … Continue reading

Happy Things

Happy Friday!  I’m so looking forward to sleeping in, trying out some new recipes for my blog and spending time with great friends this weekend.  Some highlights of this week not pictured below:  We saw Skyfall with Jon’s brother and … Continue reading

Guest Post! Watermelon Lemonade by Lindsey Crouch of Quiche Queen

I’m really excited about today’s guest post!  The gorgeous Lindsey Crouch is a Dallas-based personal chef and caterer, specializing in healthy food that’s as delicious as it is good for you.  She owns Quiche Queen (heavenly crustless quiches) and True Balance Cooking, teaches healthy cooking classes and has appeared on CBS11 in Dallas as their Fitness Expert! Lindsey and I went to high school together and I’m thrilled that she’s willing to share one of her mouth-watering and guilt-free recipes with us today.  Enjoy!  And be sure to like Quiche Queen on Facebook and follow her on Twitter!

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I love a seasonal, refreshing drink this time of year. Who doesn’t, right?! And nothing says “summer” like watermelon! It’s sweet, it’s crunchy, it’s full of water, and it quenches your thirst! Many health experts actually refer to it as a “superfood,” as it’s high in fiber, a great source of potassium, high in Vitamins A & C, and it doesn’t contain any fat or cholesterol! Truth be told, watermelon is actually a vegetable and not a fruit! This is one veggie you can get anyone to eat … or drink!

While living in NYC, my friends and I often frequented the infamous Bubby’s Restaurant for brunch. Luckily for us, we lived in Tribeca, the neighborhood that this great establishment is located, so getting in was usually a breeze! Bubby’s makes an incredible watermelon lemonade, and this was the inspiration for my own variation! There’s nothing like dining in NYC to inspire your own cooking creations when it’s your time to leave.

 

{Bubby’s Restaurant in Tribeca}

{Bubby’s sign for their famous homemade lemonade}

I love making this watermelon lemonade to sip on at home with my sweet husband, for gatherings with friends, and I even featured it at one of my cooking classes this summer that focused on natural juices and smoothies. It’s become one of my top-selling drinks this summer, and if you’re in the Dallas area and don’t feel like making your own, you can always pick some up from me and pass it off like you did 😉 – www.quichequeen.com.

Love & Light,

Lindsey

Healthy Watermelon Lemonade (Serves 4-6)

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups fresh watermelon chunks
  • juice of 2 large lemons
  • 4 tablespoons (or 1/4 cup) pure maple syrup (Grade B preferred)
  • 2 cups cold water

Directions:

  • Put the watermelon in a blender on high or “smoothie” setting, pushing it down with a tamper if needed, until it breaks down and becomes juice consistency (you may have a little froth on top, which is fine).
  • Squeeze both lemons into the blender with the watermelon juice, catching seeds with your hands (or use a juicer).
  • Finally, add in the maple syrup and water to the watermelon mixture in the blender.
  • Set the blender to medium speed and blend for about 30 seconds until thoroughly mixed.
  • Serve the watermelon lemonade over ice in glasses.

Beauty of the Month: Kayla Kernel of Peace Love and Glitter

I’m excited to share my July Beauty Talk segment with you guys! I asked Kayla Kernel, the author of the beauty blog Peace Love and Glitter, to be my July interview because she’s a fellow product junkie and beauty blogger … Continue reading

Beauty of the Month: Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential

OMG, I am so so so excited for today’s post.  Starting this month, I’ll be doing monthly beauty interviews with my favorite bloggers, women in the beauty industry, product junkies, etc., about their product essentials and beauty philosophy.  I’m always really … Continue reading