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Monday Memos: RawSpiceBar…the subscription box service that you NEED this year!

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s `Monday Memos’ we’re going to discuss an AMAZING fullsizerendersubscription box that y`all should all check out this holiday season! If you like trying exotic new dishes (or just want to impress your friends by how fancy you are) then the RawSpiceBar subscription service is for you. As you know, I never promote any band, artist, book, or product that I do not 100% believe in. I tried RawSpiceBar for the 1st time last year & I absolutely loved their service. Because of this experience I`m so happy to say that I have once again partnered with RawSpiceBar to bring you guys all the information you need to spice up your Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any other special event you have planned for this holiday season. Now let’s get to the review! Ready? Ok, let’s go!!!


I received the October kit which had an Oktoberfest themes inspired by German spices! This kit included the following spices & accompanying recipes: Horseradish & Mustard Seed (which included a recipe for Horseradish & Mustard Cabbage), Caraway, Fennel & Anise Bread (which included a recipe for Caraway Cheese Soft Pretzels), and lastly Schnitzel Spices (which included a recipe for German Chicken Schnitzel). The Horseradish & Mustard Seed spice had a very earthy, fresh taste that really gave the Horseradish & Mustard Seed Cabbage a unique taste that made me want to add it as a usual dinner item. The Caraway, Fennel & img_8158Anise Bread was definitely my favorite of the spices because the Caraway Cheese Soft Pretzels were super delicious. If you want mall level pretzels then you have to give this recipe a try. Lastly (but DEFINITELY not least) we have the Schnitzel Spices for the super yummy German Chicken Schnitzel. This dish was a little spicy, but the crunchy exterior and juicy interior really made the dish standout among common chicken dishes.


I bet you’re hungry now right? Well have no fear people of the internet because I have your solution! First I have a question for you. What’s better than awesome food? Give up? Awesome food at a discount! So here’s what you do. Go to www.rawspicebar.com, create your flavor profile (where you can describe your dietary needs RawSpiceBar can pick the right recipes & flavors for you), customize your fav recipes & flavors, then decide if you want a 6 month subscription (only $7 a kit) or a 12 month subscription (only $6 a kit). To make this deal even more awesome the box ship for free & you can $5 off your first month by using the code FLAVOR6! Amazing right? So whether you get your RawSpiceBar subscription for you or as a gift for the special chief in your life, you can’t go wrong with this AMAZING offer!


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YouTube Wednesday: Mixed Makeup…your newest YouTube addiction

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ we are going to discuss an awesome YouTube channel that I couldn’t wait to share with y’all. I recently starting watching an AMAZING new YouTube channel called Mixed Makeup that launched on May 1st of this year, and is definitely going to become a channel that you will all be VERY familiar with soon. Mixed Makeup was co-founded by Susan Yara (whose résumé includes: beauty reporting and video producing for ‘People’ and ‘New Beauty’ magazine, ‘TotalBeauty.com’, and ‘PopSugarTV.com’. The channel features numerous fun and knowledgeable beauty/fashion/DIY (Do It Yourself Projects) experts, who you will become completely obsessed with. So if you like beauty, fashion, home décor, and DIYs, then please allow me to introduce you to the channel that you will spend ALL your free time watching.


The first video that we are going to discuss is the ‘DIY Painted Ombre Side Table’ video (#PrettyLittleProjects featuring Caitlin and Caitlin Design Co.), which is the first video in the ‘#PrettyLittleProjects’ series, which was uploaded on May 1st, 2014. This video shows how to take any piece of furniture, and repaint it to create a really cool pink ombre look, that is the perfect finishing touch to spice up any room. I really like this video because it not only shows you exactly how to complete the DIY (the video shows how to sand the furniture, paint, etc., but it does this in a way that is concise, and entertaining. Caitlin and Caitlin (both of the hosts of this series have the same first name), are really entertaining, funny, and able to make you feel like you’re doing a project with one of your friends. I also really loved that they pick ombre instead of just pink, because I feel like this tutorial will make your furniture have a cool flair and stand out more than the colors you can buy from the store. I am REALLY excited to try out all of their DIYs, and after you watch their videos, you will be too. Next up we’re going to talk about the ‘How To Get Radiant Skin with Catt Sadler’ video (, which is a video in ‘The CattWalk’ series, and was uploaded on June 19th, 2014. Many of you may recognize Catt Sadler form her work as an on-camera correspondent on ‘E! News’, ‘Live from the Red Carpet’ coverage for E!, and various other shows and specials on E!. I was really excited to see that she had a series on ‘Mixed Makeup’, because if you’ve ever watched any of Catt’s work, then you know that she is incredibly knowledgeable, witty, and very fun to watch. In this tutorial Catt and makeup artist Maria Vargas show you how to achieve a flawless makeup look, that will give off the appearance of radiant, well-rested skin. I really enjoyed that this is an achievable look, that isn’t very difficult for the average viewer to replicate. A lot of the products used in the video are projects that most viewers either already own, or are at your fav makeup store (so now you know what to ask Santa to get you for Christmas).


Next up we have the ‘5 Minute Full Body Workout: Bear Squat, Plank, Spiderman, Bear Reach’ video, which is a part of the ‘Best Body Anywhere with The Studio (MDR)’ (5 Minute Full Body Power Workout: Bear Squat, Plank, Spiderman, Bear Reach | Best Body Anywhere), which was uploaded on August 6th, 2014. I thought that this was a great video to discuss with y’all because turkey day is approaching very quickly. Now let’s be honest…nobody diets on Thanksgiving, it’s just wrong (oh you know you sneak another slice of pie when no one is watching…its ok, #noshame). So if you eat 2 times your body weight over the holiday season, but still want to fit into all those cute clothes that you will buy on Black Friday, then these ideas are perfect for you. I love that all of the videos are high impact workouts that you can literally do during the commercial breaks while you’re watching your favorite TV show (or will you’re watching our newest BFF Catt on E! News). I mean c’mon, no matter how many times we say we’re “too busy” to work out, you can spend 5 minute of your Netflix time to work out…then eat pizza while tweeting during your ‘Pretty Little liars’ marathon (because 5 minutes of working out works off 5 slices of pizza right? Dare to dream people of the internet). But seriously, I really like that these videos are perfect for someone with a buy work/school schedule, who also wants to get a small workout in, or doesn’t want to go to a gym every day. The last video that we’re going to discuss is one of my favorite YouTube videos ever, because I feel like the concept is so cool and unique. This video entitled ‘Old Hollywood Black and White Makeup Tutorial of Merle Oberon’ (Old Hollywood Black and White Makeup Tutorial of Merle Oberon | Troy Jensen Iconic Makeover) was uploaded on October 10th, 2014. This tutorial shows the process that celebrity makeup artist and photographer goes through in order to give Susan Yara a look inspired by 1920s/1930s inspired by ‘Wuthering Heights’ actress Merle Oberon. I really loved this video because it shows you how to achieve a very authentic  “classic Hollywood” look, that will help you achieve some AWESOME black & white selfies. This look is also perfect as part of a Halloween costume, and will definitely give you a very cool and unique costume that isn’t impossible to achieve (so you don’t have to cut holes in a sheet like Charlie Brown…not that I’ve ever done that…). I honestly cannot talk enough about how beautiful and elegant this look is, it will honestly make you feel like a part of Hollywood royalty (and you will be the queen of the selfies if you upload a picture of this look on Instagram!).


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YouTube Wednesday: Post Thanksgiving Pilates Workouts

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’, we’re going to discuss a scenario that I think we’ve all been in. It’s the day after Thanksgiving; you wake up and suddenly regret all the slices of pie, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, etc., that you ate the day before (Yes, you right there). Once you’ve come to this realization you start stressing out about finding the time to go for a jog or braving the elements to travel to a gym. Well don’t worry! I found a great YouTube trainer that will have you feeling regret free this holiday season (YES!!!!!! Cookie time!). Ready? Ok, here we go!


Certified Pilates and fitness instructor Cassey Ho (or blogilates, as she is more commonly known as) posts Pilates videos, in which uses the energy of popular Top 40 radio hits to make the exercises fun. Cassey currently has 936,992 subscribers, and 74,292,068 views on YouTube, she also teaches POP Pilates in person at the Equinox Fitness Club in Los Angeles, CA. Along with her Pilates classes, Cassey also designs and markets various Pilates themed workout clothes, equipment, and a DVD, some of these products have even been featured in SHAPE magazine and on The Wendy Williams Show. As if these accomplishments are not enough, Cassey was also named the Best Healthy Living Blogger of 2012 by FITNESS magazine, and the #2 most influential online personality by Sharecare ( she was only beaten out by reality show fitness guru Jillian Michaels…good job Cassey, you go Glen Coco!).


Cassey also writes a successful blog in which she posts healthy food recipes and workout calendars to go along with her YouTube videos. On her blog, Cassey also provides written meal plans that will help you achieve various fitness goals. If at this point you’re thinking, “I want to get healthier and eat cleaner, but I can’t give up my burgers!!!”…have no fear, Cassey also provides recipes to make healthier versions of our favorite foods, such as pumpkin pie, muffins, pizza bites, and even Doritos (yeah you heard me right DORITOS!…It’s perfectly ok if you scream at this point…go ahead…ok… time’s up!)


Her blog site also has various true stories of people who have transformed their bodies using Cassey’s methods. I thought this was a really cool idea because losing weight or toning up can often be a hard and grueling process, so seeing other people’s success can often encourage you to stay focused on your own fitness goals.


I’ve personally tried many of Cassey’s workouts, and I can tell you that they’re HARD…but they are very rewarding, so I would definitely check out Cassey’s videos and her blog. Now even though there are many, many, MANY, different types of videos on Cassey’s YouTube channel, I did find some videos made specifically for Thanksgiving, so I’ll post links to those videos below, but I suggest you check out all of her videos. Well…what are you doing? Go look at the videos, you can do it, I believe in you! Thanks for reading this post and until Friday, bye!!!!!!!



blogilates – YouTube (YouTube channel)

Blogilates — Fitness, Food, & POP PIlates (Blog website)

Post Thanksgiving Tune Up (POP Pilates) – YouTube (Thanksgiving themed workout video)

Thankful Thighs Thanksgiving Workout – YouTube (Another Thanksgiving themed workout video)





·   All videos and information used in this blog belong to YouTube, Cassey Ho, the Equinox Fitness Club, and all other original owners. I do not own anything in this blog. All opinions expressed in this blog are my own. I wrote this blog for entertainment purposes and no copyright infringement is intended