Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Helathy Treat: No Bake Energy Bites

     Hey loves!  Today, I am so excited to be sharing a healthy recipe with you all.  These energy bites are delicious and nutritious, so what's not to love?  Oh, and they're vegan, but don't taste like it. ;)  They make great snacks for when you're running out the door.  Keep on reading to see how to make these delicious no bake treats!








You will need...

- 1/2 cup Sunbutter 

- 1/2 cup Flax Chia Mix

- 1/2 cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

- 1 cup Rolled Oats

-  1/3 cup Honey

- 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract  


     Combine all ingredients in a bowl and using your hands, form into balls.  I ended up needing to add a couple more tablespoons of Sunbutter.  I put mine in freezer containers and placed them in the freezer for about an hour.  You don't have to put them in the freezer, but I like them better that way!


That's all!  They're so easy!  These treats are great to have on hand after school, exercising, etc.  Let me know what you think of these Energy Bites in the comments below.


Until next time,

Xoxo, Natalie  



Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Pineapple Obsessed

     If you know me, you know that I love pineapples.  I mean, I love pineapples!  I instantly fall in love with anything that has a pineapple on it.  I think I might have a problem!  They're happy, summery, welcoming and delicious!  Today, I have rounded up a few of my favorite pineapple related products.  Enjoy! 



I adore everything in this collage.  If I had to choose just three, I would choose the pineapple sweater, jars and wristlet!  The sweater can be worn all year round, and that's what I love most about it.  The pineapple jars would add the perfect touch to any room.  Lastly, the pineapple wristlet would add a pop of color {and cuteness} to just about any outfit! 



Have a wonderful day!


Until next time,

Xoxo, Natalie

Monday, March 28, 2016

Life Lately....

     Happy Monday everyone!  I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend.  It has been such a long time since I've done one of these posts!  I think the last time I did one was two months ago.  Well, today I thought I should give you all a life update {aka what I've been posting on Instagram!}.  If you want, you can follow me on Instagram @nrousch.  Now, without further ado, let me give you all a peak into my everyday life...


 This floral top is my new favorite!  The bright colors are perfect for spring.  There are so many was you could wear it!  Here is one of the ways I styled it.

 
 Similar Top Here and Here // Similar Purse {less expensive here and here}


I picked up these adorable pants a few weeks ago for only $10 {originally $80}!  For some reason, they're $23 online.  I knew they would be perfect for summer and long days on the beach.



J.Crew Catalogs are always on point..... 

J.Crew:  
Hope your spring is off to a whaley great start! ;)



I fell in love with this purse the moment I saw it!  See it here and here.

Instagram media by nrousch - Well, I know what it feels like to be in love... This purse stole my heart from the moment I saw it!πŸ™ˆπŸ’•πŸ˜

This is one of the best books I have ever read!  I highly recommend this book to anyone!  Especially, if you you love a good love story. :)


I love twirling...and polka dots...and dresses...

Instagram media by nrousch - Twirling into the weekend☀ Happy Friday everyone!😘
Original post here

How cute are these tassels?!  I picked them up when I was at Michaels a few weeks ago.  There are so many things  I want to make with these! 

Instagram media by nrousch - Sharing a few tassel related items on the blog todayπŸ’— {I linked a $30 tassel backpack that looks just like the $168 J.Crew version!} 3•8•16


Two of my favorite things are sunny sunflowers and sunny days. :)

Instagram media by nrousch - Sunny sunflowers and sunny days are two of my favorite things🌻☀ 3•9•16


This skirt is even more beautiful in person!  See how I wore it in this post.

Instagram media by nrousch - Sneak peak of what's coming to the blog next weekπŸ™ˆπŸ’ 3•13•16


This donut was so good!!  Oh, I also got this adorable Kate Spade apron at T.J.Maxx for only $14!  It was my best T.J.Maxx find. ;)    

 Instagram media by nrousch - Today I got this adorable @katespadeny apron for only $14!!πŸŽ‰ Oh, and by the way, this donut was πŸ‘ŒπŸ© 3•15•16

Sporting two of my favorite things in this #ootd!  My Herringbone Vest and Vineyard Vines t-shirt.

Instagram media by nrousch - My go to outfit, as of late🐳❤ 3•19•16

Thinking of new spring outfits!

 Instagram media by nrousch - So excited to be collaborating with Sophia from @5thavenueurban to share our Top 10 Essentials for Spring! {p.s. happy first day of spring!}πŸ’
Similar Top Here & Here // Similar Denim Jacket

Instagram media by nrousch - Sharing one of my most favorite outfits on the blog todayπŸ’
Original post here

 Anthropologie catalogs are always on point too ;)

 Instagram media by nrousch - This months issue of @anthropologie is on pointπŸ‘ŒπŸ˜


What do you all have planned this week?  This week is my Spring Break, so today my mom and I are headed to the mall!


Until next time,

Xoxo, Natalie


Friday, March 25, 2016

Friday Favorites

     Happy Friday loves!  Once again we have made it to the weekend, and I couldn't be more excited about it.  Easter is definitely one of my most favorite holidays.  Not only do I love dressing up in floral dresses and spending time with family, but it's a great reminder what Jesus did for us all!  I hope you all have a wonderful and safe Easter weekend!  Now, let me show you all what I have been loving this week...    

1. Favorite DIY

I love these beautiful foiled eggs!  Even though this is a time consuming project, the end result is well worth it. 

10 dreamy ideas to dye Easter Eggs - Daily Dream Decor:
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2. Favorite Centerpiece

I absolutely adore this beautiful centerpiece!  The colors are perfect, the flowers are lovely and the name tags are adorable.  It would be perfect for a spring party, Easter dinner, a birthday party, and even more!  

A Blogger Bunch for a Spring Brunch: Canvas, and Flowers, and Parfaits...Oh My! - Paper and Stitch:
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3. Favorite Outfit

This has been my go to outfit, as of late.  I'm not ashamed to say that I have worn this outfit three times this week.  I love how comfy yet preppy it is!  Those are my favorite kind of outfits.

 #edsftg:  
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4. Favorite Home

Isn't this every girl's dream closet?  Needless to say, I'm obsessed with it!

Getting dressed with Katie Kime:
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5. Favorite Find

I have always loved Sonix phone cases, but this one might be my favorite!  It so cute and perfect for summer!

Sonix Flamingo iPhone 6 Case:  
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I hope you all have a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!


Until next time,


Xoxo, Natalie






Monday, March 21, 2016

Welcoming Spring







 




     What better way to welcome spring than with a bold floral top.  Even though the first day of spring was sunny, it was freezing! No lie!  I was so cold when we took these photos.   

     When I first saw this top, I was hesitant.  I grabbed it anyway and decided to try it on.  I am so glad I did because I fell in love with it!  I love the colors and the floral pattern.  It's so girly and fun.  I'm obsessed with it!


What are you most excited about for spring?  I would love to hear!  I'm looking forward to warmer days, floral dresses, and peonies, of course!


Until next time,

Xoxo, Natalie

Sunday, March 20, 2016

My Top 10 Spring Essentials {Collab with 5th Avenue Urban}


       Happy Sunday everyone!  Today, I am excited for two reasons.  One, it's the first offical day of spring, and two, today's post is a collab with Sophia from 5th Avenue Urban!  If you haven't checked out her blog you must, it's adorable!  Anyway, today, both me and Sophia are sharing our Top 10 Spring Essentials in honor of the first day of spring.  I hope your day is filled with sunshine and lots of flowers!

1. Bright, Fun Accessories 

 Bright and fun accessories make me so happy!  My favorite way to add a pop of color to any outfit is through accessories.  This makes for a no-fail look!   


This one looks just like the J.Crew one!
http://scene7.targetimg1.com/is/image/Target/15019638?wid=480&hei=480

Floral Necklace  -  $16.99



Floral Bangle  -  $14.00

http://media.charmingcharlie.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/800x1000/db978388cfd007780066eaab38556cef/1/0/100175318_1.jpg

 Harbortown Hoop Earrings  -  $10.00

2. Flowy Dresses

 Something I'm sure you all know by now is that I love flowy dresses.  I love wearing light, flowy dresses on a nice, warm spring day!

Maison Jules Floral-Print Midi Dress, Only at Macy's 
 

Resort Retreat Dress, @ModCloth:


 Maison Jules Polka-Dot Midi Dress, Only at Macy's


 
3. Anything Floral and Striped 

 Floral and stripes are two of my favorite patterns for spring!  Stripes are great for all year round.  I'm not a fan of bold, bright, busy patterns, but for some reason I think floral and stripes could work together nicely.  I put a few outfits together below!






4. Bright Nail Color

 Going along with bright accessories, bright nail polishes are a must!  My all time favorite color is the Wet 'n' Wild "Tropicalia".  No lie, I wear this color all. the. time.  My life is complete when my nails are painted! ;)   I love pastel nail polishes as well! 
 


5. Good Books

I love reading, but with school, it can be hard to find the time to read a good book.  I have a lot of books on my spring break reading list and even more on my summer reading list!  Some of my all time favorite books {and book series} are The Baxter Series, The Chance, Angles Walking Series, Rose Harbor Series and many, many more!   

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6. A New Bathing Suit 

One thing I love to do when springtime rolls around, is to purchase a new bathing suit!  I get most of my bathing suits at Target, but I have had good luck at Kohls and J.Crew Factory as well.  I have even seen some good quality ones at Sears too.  Below are a few of my favorites for the spring and summer months! 

http://scene7.targetimg1.com/is/image/Target/21532978_Alt03?wid=480&hei=480


 Navy Floral Tankini Top  -  $22.99 {bottoms here}
http://scene7.targetimg1.com/is/image/Target/50547347_Alt03?wid=480&hei=480 

Floral Peplum Tankini Top  -  $32.99 {bottoms here}

 


7. Hats

Hats can make an outfit.  My two favorites are Vineyard Vines baseball caps and floppy hats!  A Vineyard Vines baseball cap can add that preppy look to a casual outfit, and a floppy hat can dress up almost any look.

Whale Logo Baseball Hat



 Felt Floppy Hat  -  $26.00 


8. Tote Bag

Tote bags are great for many reasons.  You can carry everything from your laptop, agenda, snacks, water bottle, and of course, flowers!  They are so easy to grab when you're rushing out the door.    
 http://scene7.targetimg1.com/is/image/Target/50585116?wid=410&hei=410


https://ii.francescas.com/fcgi-bin/iipsrv.fcgi?FIF=/images/francescascollections//source/Handbags/3992_navy-cl.tif&wid=340&cvt=jpeg 

Striped Tote Bag  -  $38.00
 


Scallop Tote Bag  -  $39.00

 https://ii.francescas.com/fcgi-bin/iipsrv.fcgi?FIF=/images/francescascollections//source/Handbags/Totes/7228_ivry-cl.tif&wid=460&cvt=jpeg



9. An Adorable Umbrella

Adorable umbrellas and cute rainboots make rainy days so much better!  Those two things instantly make me happy on gloomy days {like today}.  I have linked a few adorable rainboots and umbrellas below! 

rain chic:

10. A New Lipstick

 What better time to buy a new lipstick than spring?  I prefer softer colors rather than bright and bold colors.  I purchase my lipsticks from e.l.f..  They have so many beautiful lip colors for spring!
  
Double duty: Protect yourself from cold, chapped lips with our new (!) Lip Kiss Balm. It moisturizes with a pop of color and keeps your smile fresh with a tingly mint scent. #playbeautifully:  
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I hope you all have had a great weekend so far!  Don't forget to check out Sophia's post!


Until next time,

Xoxo, Natalie