FAVE NEW APP: A BEAUTIFUL MESS

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I’m a huge fan of A Beautiful Mess so I was excited to learn about their new app. Now, even if you can spruce up your Instagram photos with boarders, filters, phrases and fun fonts.

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Head over to iTunes to download it for 99 cents. -Clarissa

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MUSIC MONDAY: MACKLEMORE AND RYAN LEWIS

I am a fan, a FAN of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Yes, I quote Thrift store 75 percent of the day because it really connects with me (being a starving artist doesn’t allow you to name brand clothes anyway) but I really like their sound.

Can’t Hold Us is my jam, has helped me proceed through the day and help me push through the “blahs” I have going on in my life and push through those minutes I try to run when I feel like, “eff this I don’t want to run anymore.”

Get into this energetic performance. Love it.

-Clarissa

(photo found via Google Images)

CNICOLE PINS 02 // WHEN PROJECTS DON’T WORK OUT

In the process of making my business cards I wanted to do something a little different to make them stand out, so I took to Pinterest (obviously) to gather some ideas.

I came across this idea and thought, “cool!” so I researched how to do it.

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Luckily, Austin blogger Camille Styles had a simple DIY tutorial so I followed it.

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But the end result didn’t turn out that great. By “not that great” I mean…

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From reading other people’s comments, a problem could be the rock not being heavy enough. At least it wasn’t ALL of my cards–that would have been a bummer.

photo credit 2-4: CNICOLE PHOTODESIGN

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I recently decided to give going vegetarian another try because I’m partially nuts after my physical I feared the normal numbers for cholesterol were coming too close to high (they’re not, but it’s some points away and I want to be careful)  so I gave up the few meats I do it (chicken and turkey) and double up on vegetables.

Add this to being gluten free and my “diet” (hate that word) can be a lot more tricky than it should be.

Thank God for Pinterest. I’ve found meals I am most certainly going to try in the near future.


Gouda Mushroom Grilled Cheese


Smoky Sweet Potato Burger

If you’re gluten free like me, easily replace the whole wheat buns/bread with gluten free bread. I personally love Udi’s Gluten Free Multigran Bread. It’s fantastic and doesn’t taste gluten free while being gluten free.


Sweet Potato Soup w/Avocado


Greek Yogurt Souffle


Flourless Zucchini Brownies

Have you tried any of these recipes? What’s your favorite vegetarian dish?

All photos do not belong to me and are credited to their respective photographer