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Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday Finds: Same post, new name!



1. Madewell Warren Sandal, I have to admit, my mom technically is the finder of this find, good taste runs in the family! 

2. Anthropologie Garden Pots, you know your weather is bad when you're dreaming of garden pots

3. New Looks from J.Crew, everything is amazing, but this dress and clutch are must haves

4. Ily Couture Smokey Crystal Necklace, a great neutral statement necklace

5. Homemade Granola Bars, I have been dying to find the perfect recipe to try out, this might be the one!

I can't believe it took me this long to realize "Friday Finds" was a much more fitting name for this weekly post than "Friday Favorites". With that being said, it will stay the same post, a smattering of my weekly finds from the web, just with a new name! Have a fabulous weekend! 
xoxo Jenna 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sunday Casual




J.Crew Quilted Vest (old), Burberry Sunglasses (old),  J.Crew Side Button SweaterSam Edelman Loren Riding Boot

This past weekend my sister came home from college to visit. We spent a lot of time cheering on our Portuguese Water Dog at the IKC dog show downtown and eating an alarming amount of ice cream..I hope your weekend was equally enjoyable and here's to being halfway closer to another weekend! 







Monday, February 24, 2014

Winter Beauty

Just when I think Spring is in sight, winter temperatures come creeping in again. I thought I'd share with you a few beauty products I can't live with out, especially during these cold winter months. 

Tan Towels, Bring an even glow to my sunless skin
Kiehls Hand Salve, an absolute must have, a great hand cream
Soap and Glory Body Butter, a moisture rich body butter
Burt's Bees Cuticle Cream, it keeps my nails moisturized and has an amazing scent
Aveeno Daily Moisturizer, a light face moisturizer that doesn't make me super greasy


Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday Favorites


3. Anthropologie Cannes Sandals, if you can't tell the center blue dot is a pom pom (as if they weren't cute enough already!)
4. Oh you know, just a Frenchie in a basket
5. Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa, an absolute must make! A fabulous recipe from The Cookie Rookie. I made this last night, it was quick, easy and delicious!  

So minus the adorable dog in the basket, I'm sensing a tropical vibe going on in this weeks Friday Favorites. Maybe I should take that as a sign… 
Have a fabulous weekend! xoxo Jenna

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins


I found this recipe a couple weeks back on Pinterest (of course) for Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins. The original recipe was from a blog called Shugary Sweets, and I followed that recipe to a T (link below).  I absolutely love muffins, so finding a recipe that was low in fat, and low in Weight Watcher points, was a miracle! I used a mini muffin pan and ended up having enough muffins to start my own bakery, but they do freeze well. I would still recommend the mini muffin, it was the perfect size for a morning snack!

  Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1/4 Cup Agave Nectar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 large Bananas, mashed
  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Kosher Salt
  • 6 oz Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 Cup Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  Recipe
  • Preheat oven to 350 Degrees
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat honey, agave nectar, egg, vanilla and banana until blended. Add flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and yogurt. Beat for 1-2 minutes until fully combined. 
  • Fold in chocolate morsels.
  • Grease cupcake tin with nonstick baking spray. Spoon batter into each tin (about 1/4 cup). 
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes. For mini muffins, bake 11-13 minutes.
  •  Remove and cool on wire rack. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze for later use.
Makes 40 mini muffins 

Nutritional Info: 1 Muffin, 59.8 Calories, 1.1 Grams of Fat, 11.6 Carbs, 1 Fiber, 1.4 Protein 
Weight Watchers: 1 Point per muffin 




Monday, February 17, 2014

Dreaming of Spring + Everything on Sale!


You may not have the day off work tomorrow, but that doesn't mean you have to miss out on all the great President's Day sales. J.Crew Factory is offering 40-60% off select merchandise, including their fabulous new spring arrivals. As if it couldn't get any better, use the code HAPPYDAY for free shipping! Here is a bright spring outfit that has me dreaming of warmer weather!  Happy shopping!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday Favorites

1. Homemade Body Butter, I don't know about you, but all this cold weather is sure drying out my skin
2. Army inspired jacket, I'm tired of heavy coats and dreaming of spring layers
4. Joie slip-on sneakers, I don't want these, I need them.
5. Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup, I can't wait to try out this recipe on our next negative degree day(I've got to make these freezing days exciting some how!) 

Have a fabulous weekend and Happy Valentine's Day!
xoxo Jenna

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Attention Last Minute Shoppers!


Here is the post for all of you last minute shoppers! Nordstrom is offering FREE two day shipping if you order today by noon on select Valentine's Day gifts. These are just a few of my favorites for the guy or gal in your life. 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Be Amazing


Sweater, Vest, Booties all Old Navy (not available online, but still in store), Gap JeansVintage Charm Necklace

This week on the blog it's all about Valentine's Day. First up, a casual V-Day inspired outfit. Even though there is no red or hearts to be found here, I think it still has a Valentine's Day flare about it! On a completely different note, I am absolutely obsessed with quilted vests, so when they went on sale at Old Navy I couldn't pass this fun color up! 




Friday, February 7, 2014

Friday Favorites: Valentine's Day Edition



Just a few Valentine's Day inspired favorites to get you in the spirit this week! 
xoxo Jenna


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Camo and Stripes

Gap sweatshirt, J.Crew Turtleneck (old), J.Crew Factory jeans, Steve Madden booties (old), Lily Dawson Necklace

It's hard to walk into a store right now and not find something camouflage. I have always leaned towards the more original camo print, so when I found this sweatshirt at The Gap, I knew I needed it. I love to mix prints; stripes, plaid, polka dots, you name it, I've tried it and my mom has questioned every one of them! I loved how the stripe looked against the camo and it made the outfit a little more than just a sweatshirt and jeans. 






Monday, February 3, 2014

Simple Granola


I use to love having parfaits for breakfast, but when I started Weight Watchers over a year ago I realized how high in point values granola could be! So I adapted a couple recipes and came up with this simple and easy granola recipe that I love. Add a couple tablespoons to a bowl of greek yogurt and fruit, it's delicious! 

  Ingredients 
  • 5 Cups Old Fashioned Oats
  • 4 Cups Special K Original Cereal, crushed
  • 1/2 Cup butter
  • 1/2 Cup + 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Cup honey
  • 1 beaten egg white
  • 1 cup sliced almonds, or any dry roasted nut you prefer
  Recipe
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  • Line a baking sheet (15 X 11) with parchment paper
  • Mix all ingredients, except egg white, in a large bowl until evenly distributed
  • Add egg white and combine
  • Spread mixture on baking sheet in an even layer
  • Bake for 20 minutes
  • Turn off oven and allow granola to cool completely while still inside oven
  • Break into pieces and enjoy!
Makes 10 cups. 

Nutritional Info: 1 Cup, 393 Calories, 65 Carbs, 13 Fat, 10 Protein, 5.6 Fiber 
Weight Watchers: 11 points for 1 cup. I only use 2 tablespoons to add crunch to a parfait and thats only 1 point!