Wednesday, January 27, 2016

What To Pack on Your Carry On!

You guys know I travel from time to time. Here's an awesome video that has some great tips on what to pack on your carry on. I'm totally using some of her tips!


Happy Traveling! 

Sam
xx

Friday, January 22, 2016

Friday Favorites & Fails!


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

"Me Time"


 
This post is sponsored by Target.

Today, I'm going to give you a little peek into how I have "me time." As a mom who works from home, things can get hectic sometimes. I get caught up cleaning, taking care of the kids, editing and emails, and sometimes I forget about me. It can be really easy to do. When I was younger, before I had children, I had all the time in the world to pamper myself, take long baths, get massages, go to the salon and just spend hours doing my hair and makeup. I don't have that kind of time now. So when I want a little "me time," it's much less involved than it used to be, but it's still just as amazing.

It's funny how life changes!

Nowadays, my "me time" is taking a long, hot shower by myself once the kids go to bed. Simple right? But it's so nice. No interruptions. Just me and the hot water and some lovely products to help pamper my skin and hair. I can take as much time as I want in there. Shave my legs, wash my hair, exfoliate my body and step out feeling like a human being again! Haha!

Here are the items I used last night to make me feel pampered in my very own home. All of these items can be found at your local Target. Plus, they all smell AMAZING!


The first thing I do is wash my hair with the Proganix Anti Fade Cheery Blossom Shampoo & Conditioner. I have to be honest: I kind of picked this up because the packaging is gorgeous! Haha! I'm a sucker for pink and gold. This smells so gorgeous too. But it's actually a really nice shampoo and conditioner. It's sulfate-free, so it doesn't lather a huge amount, but it leaves your hair feeling clean and very soft. The conditioner does a really great job at detangling and leaving hair silky smooth. I always make sure to leave my conditioner on while I exfoliate, shave, wash, etc. So be sure to do this first so your hair is really getting a good conditioning treatment.


Next, I use Boots Extracts Mango Sugar Scrub. You all know I grew up in England and absolutely love Boots. So it makes me so happy that Target carries this brand. Their products smell amazing and feel really moisturizing on the skin. The mango is heavenly! I like to exfoliate my skin once a week before I self-tan to ensure that I will get the most even, glowy self-tan possible. It also helps to get rid of all of the dead skin cells and old self-tan that is still on your skin. I use mine with an exfoliating glove. 

 

Once I've exfoliated and shaved, I use the Boots Extracts Mango Body Wash. Again, this smells so delicious. I just want to eat it! Haha! It's a very moisturizing formula that leaves your skin feeling super hydrated. I also wash my face in the shower with the Acure Facial Cleansing Gel. This smells like citrus and lathers really well. It's a gel formula that leaves your skin feeling squeaky clean, but not tight or dry.

It's a super simple routine, but it just feels so nice at the end of a long day to have taken a little quiet time to yourself. After that, I apply my self-tanner, let my hair air dry and go and edit the vlog. It's my little half-hour of me time, and it always makes me feel so much better.

How cute is this dish? I found it at Target in the dollar section. It's actually a candle holder, but you could use it to store your favorite skin-care products, Q-tips or lip gloss, or use it for its purpose and light a nice candle and take a hot bath and relax.

Don't forget to check out your local Target to find all the items I showed in this post, as well as many more amazing products to help you feel relaxed and fabulous!

How do you do "me time"? Leave a comment below or tweet me @samschuerman and use #TargetStyle and #MeTime.

Be sure to check out Target's YouTube channel for tips on how to de-clutter your closet and bathroom! They have some amazing tips!


Thanks so much for reading!

Sam
xx


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Monday, January 18, 2016

Daily Food Diary #18 | Jan. 18th 2016

Now that I'm thinking about this more as a lifestyle change and less of just a for now, I've decided to be a little easier on myself. I don't want to deprive completely. Or maybe I'm just justifying my slacker habits haha. Either way, I had pizza today and I feel bad about it. LOL.

Breakfast:
Peanut Butter, Banana, Oatmeal Smoothie (for 3 people)
3tbsp Peanut Butter
1 cup Oatmeal
4 Bananas
Almond Milk
Ice
2 Big Carrots

16 oz water

Snack:
1 cup of Green Tea
8 oz water

Lunch:
2 small pieces of leftover pizza
16 oz water
 
Snack:
1 Cup of Green Tea
 
Dinner:
Turkey & Kale Soup (with black beans)
Recipe HERE!
16 oz water
 
We didn't go to the gym because the kids had no school today. But we did move BS's stuff into her storage unit and that in itself, was a workout. So at least I did something right today haha!

I think once Feb comes I might stop the daily food diary. I tend to like to eat the exact same things and I feel like it becomes repetetive. Hope you don't mind ;) 

Sam
x

 


Daily Food Diary #16 | Jan. 16th 2016

Cheat Day! Technically I cheated yesterday but I never got my chocolate so I had that today haha! I didn't do terrible today. I basically left it till the end of the day.

Breakfast:
1 Cup of Strawberries
Turkey, Avocado & Tomato Scramble (no egg)
1 Cup of Green Tea
16 oz water

Lunch:
hhonola & Almond Milk with strawberries on top
16 oz water

Snack:
16 oz water

Dinner:
3 small pieces of Chicken BBQ pizza
16 oz water

Dessert: 
Lindt Strawberry Cheesecake Chocolate Stick (AMAZING)
8 oz water


Friday, January 15, 2016

Daily Food Dairy #15 | Jan. 15th 2016

So I missed two days of my daily food diary. Sorry guys. 

Today I was naughty. I ate two chicken & spinach crepes at Mimi's and it was delicious. I was on a lunch date with my freind and I just have such a hard time resisitng when I'm out to eat. So I feel kind of guilty about my lack of self control. But then I spoke to Jay on the phone in Montana and he was eating pizza. So then I felt like I wasn't the only one hahaha!

Here's what I ate today.

Breakfast:
1 Cup of Greek Yogurt with Hazelnuts
16 oz water

Lunch:
2 Chicken, Spinach & Tomato Crepes with a delightful creamy dijon sauce on top. 
Spinach salad (I barely ate any)
1/2 glass of water

Snack:
16 oz water 

Dinner:
Grapefruit &Turkey
8 oz water

What are you guys up to this weekend?

Sam
xx



Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Daily Food Dairy #12 | Jan. 12th 2016

All I want is chocolate. That's all.

Here's what I ate today.

Breakfast:
1 Grapefruit
Turkey, tomato & kale scramble (no egg)
1 Cup of Green Tea
16 oz water

Lunch:
Leftover Turkey & Kale Soup
Recipe HERE
16 oz water

Dinner:
Turkey Chili
16 oz water

I added kale and zucchini to ours. I don't like the smell of cumin so I was afraid I wouldn't like this but it ended up being really yummy!!

Again, I missed my snacks. I'm finding it really hard to remember to eat at snack time.

See you tomorrow!

Sam


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