recipe of the month

October 21, 2015

but really. i've already made this cauliflower crust pizza three times since finding the recipe from tasty kitchen.  i love pizza and am the last person to ever replace it with cauliflower, but i promise you this is worth trying. its super easy to make and it actually looks just like it does on pinterest, in real life. if you want a little low carb action in your life but also have a love affair with pizza, try it. enjoy! xx


October 19, 2015

via pipkorn & kilpatrick

last week, i had the opportunity to meet with a holistic life coach, nutritionist, yoga instructor and personal trainer (all one person). and, to top it all off, she also has type 1 diabetes just like me. even better, she is only 22 - which totally inspired me but also made me like #getyourshittogetheralexa.  i found her on instagram, because where else do we find new friends in 2015? ha! but really, i stumbled across her page, sent her a note and that was that.

i take very good care of myself and consider myself to be an overall healthy person, but i also find myself needing a little bit of motivation from time to time.  most of the time i drink green juice, eat whole foods and do soul cycle four times a week. then the other time i'm taking vodka shots with my friends, binge eating on pizza and staying out until 4am becaaaause life? but i started to think that there has got to be a better way to find this balance between the two, and thats when i stumbled upon lauren's page on instagram. timing is everything...

i haven't been this excited to meet with someone in a long time.  i am all about being whole and living a balanced life, but i don't think i have ever actually achieved that. i did learn some things about type 1 that doctors (or mine at least) just don't tell you anymore - like for example, fat is one of the main factors that make it hard for insulin to get glucose out of our bloodstream, not carbohydrates or sugar.  or when i get that foggy feeling in my head, its not necessarily that my blood sugar is low, but its my body telling me hayyyy, i need some more protein up in here. but the most important thing i took away from our lunch date was that balance isn't just about diet and exercise.

diet and exercise have a lot to do with it, but balance is also about relationships, your work life, your family life, your social life, what you do with your alone time - its everything in life and reaching  that point of center and feeling fulfilled. and balance is different for everyone. people feel fulfilled by doing different things, and figuring out what exactly it is that fulfills you is one of the hardest parts! i know that i love making others feel good, i love eating whole foods that are good for my body, i love cooking, i love my job, i love sweating my ass off and jamming to drake in soul cycle class, i love traveling, i love being around my family and my amazing friends, i love feeling inspired by my surroundings (people and things), i love inspiring others, i love waking up and feeling good, i love to love, and i love the feeling of success and health - and somewhere in the middle of all of these things in my life is not finding a point of perfection between all of it, but a balance between all of it where everything just falls into place, that i am going to strive for. im not sure that it is going to be easy, but i think trying to get there will be an adventure, it will make me learn so many different things about myself and others, and most importantly it will make me feel fulfilled.

so to all of you reading this, i hope i have inspired you to find what fulfills you in life and encourage you to go after it!  i have so many things up in the air in my life right now, and im totally okay with it.  ultimately it means freedom to make my own decisions and get to a point of balance and contentment - anything can happen, there are no limits and it makes me so excited!! life is all how you look at it, my friends.  this life is so good, sometimes we just need a little reminder.


October 14, 2015

happy best hump day ever - shop bop started their friends and family sale yesterday and there are some yummy must- haves! the sale lasts until october 15th at midnight, and you’ll receive 25% off your purchase with the code INTHEFAM25.  i know its not even halloween yet, but this is already making me excited for christmas and the holidays!!

here are some of the things i am loving:

(click on numbers to see images)
one: the perfect chic tank top by vince
two: i will want these boots forever and always until i get them.
three: im a rag & bone snob when it comes to booties, but these are too good.
four: necessary and adorable for the winter months.
five: cuties
six: i've been wanting this winter coat for the past two years. i think its time to bite the bullet. besides, i basically need this to live in nyc through the winter. seriously though…
seven: pjs for christmas morning!
eight: good jeans. i have them and swear by them.
nine: perfect cocktail skirt for every holiday party.
ten: this tank is everything. #baeandbeers
eleven : so yummy.
twelve: i want to wear this with these white pants and a black bra. so chic.
thirteen: basic black dress that is everything but basic.
fourteen: a masculine touch for a feminine outfit.
fifteen: diane never fails to pull through with a good jumpsuit 


san diego

October 12, 2015

san francisco

October 9, 2015

so basically, im moving to san francisco. ha. okay don't freak out, not yet. but i love san fran.  im not sure if it was because one of my best friends lives there and was the best tour guide ever, or if it really is, actually, one of the most charming cities i've ever been to. they have the city life, the beach life, the outdoor scene, the food scene, the wine scene, it even almost seems a bit european.

here are a few things we did :


October 7, 2015

we stayed in the cutest air bnb in venice, i didn't want to leave! 


October 5, 2015

if you guys follow me on instagram and snap chat you have probably seen all of my posts and snaps from my trip to california! i had to go to la for work, and then was lucky enough to have my sister meet me and travel to a few other places. here are a few photos from my event, and i tried to keep track of all of the places we went in each city so that i could share - i will post throughout the week!

four things

October 2, 2015

elite daily

im posting these four things that i want to do so i don't forget. keep me honest people.

1. learn how to play the piano
2. get a "real" camera and learn how to take beautiful photos
3. take a calligraphy class
4. plan a trip to somewhere i've never been 

if anyone knows any good teachers, classes, cameras, places to visit - lemme know :)