Posts Written On March 14, 2012

Oatmeal, Walnuts, and Chocolate Chips – OH MY!

Okay, so I know that spring is just around the corner, and yes, it is imperative that we look slim and trim for the warm weather, but this is a recipe I just couldn’t resist sharing!

Oatmeal Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies are a guilty pleasure that never fail to impress. They’re great to keep around the house or to give as a gift (because you know, every party host loves more food). What I love the most about them is that, with loads of oatmeal, they’re so wholesome and filling that one is enough to satisfy your sweet tooth — but I can’t promise you won’t reach for a second 😉 .

I swear by these cookies, they’re incredibly delicious and so easy to make — there’s no way you could possibly mess screw them up!

 

So, here’s how it’s done:

STEP ONE: Mix 2 Sticks Butter , 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar, and 1/2 Cup White Sugar until Creamy

STEP TWO: Then add 2 Large Eggs and 2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract

STEP THREE: Separately, Combine All-Purpose Flour, 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt, and 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda

STEP FOUR: Mix the wet and dry ingredients then add 3 Cups Old Fashion Oats, 1 Cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips, and 1 Cup Walnuts

STEP FIVE: Refrigerate mixture for 30 mins, then place 1 tablespoon sized rounds onto a baking sheet; Bake at 325 degrees F for 12 minutes.

AND VOILÁ!

**NOTE: This recipe makes A LOT of cookies! (The picture above is after a family of 7 all had their fair share!) I suggest making half a batch; you’ll end up with about 24 cookies.. enjoy! 🙂

 

 

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Chubby Pets Are No Laughing Matter

When it comes to the chubbiest pet city, Los Angeles ranks number one, according to the Chubby Pet Index4. Rounding out the top five cities are Washington DC, Chicago, Minneapolis and San Francisco. For a full list of the top 20 cities visit PetFit.com.

Nearly half (44 percent) of pet owners say their cat or dog is currently chubby.

Consulting a vet is always the first step in getting your pet started on a weight-loss program, plus there are sites like PetFit.com that offer tips and tools to help manage your pet’s weight.

Only about half (49 percent) of dog and cat owners are engaging their animals in exercise at least once a day. A brisk walk in the park with your dog or shining a flashlight on the floor or wall to encourage your cat to play for just 10 minutes a day can make a big difference to their health.

Nearly three in five (61 percent) pet owners say their pet currently or in the past has needed to lose weight, and decreasing the amount of food (44 percent) is the most popular method they use to help their pets lose weight. However, when it comes to feeding your pet, consider switching to a pet food that provides precisely balanced nutrition to help pet’s achieve and maintain their ideal weight like Science Diet® Light.

Nearly half of pet owners (45 percent) give their cats and dogs pet treats at least once a day – treats between meals can help contribute to the extra one or two pounds that your pet may be holding onto so be sure to account for them during meal time. And you can always swap out some treats with verbal and physical praise to keep pets happy and feeling loved.

Free feeding is common for many pet owners (42 percent), but what they may not realize is that this is also a fast way to derail their pet’s weight management plan.

Creating a feeding schedule is a more viable option to keep dogs and cats at a healthier weight.


“The Biggest Loser” host Alison Sweeney recently kicked off the Million Pound Pledge to encourage pet owners to help their cats and dogs lose weight and get back on track to living a happy, healthy lifestyle.  As part of the Pledge, Ali will be hosting an exclusive live webcast next Tuesday, March 20th at 12PM EST on the Science Diet Facebook page.

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The MakeUp Show LA This Weekend

The MakeUp Show

It’s finally here! Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for @TheMakeUpShow LA this weekend if you haven’t already.

2012 The Makeup Show LA Ticket Rates
Advance Ticket Prices:
One Day $ 45.00
Two Days $ 60.00

At Door Prices: 
One Day $55.00
Two Day $70.00

Saturday, March 17th – 9am to 6pm

Sunday, March 18th – 9am to 5pm

Looking for some advice on how to further your career? Here’s your chance to meet with industry pros at The MakeUp Show. Below are the time slots of when each pro will be doing one-on-one’s!

Saturday,March 17, 2012

PRO Pod # 1

11:00-12:00        Meet an Agent- Jeanna Bonello, Cloutier Remixx

12:30-1:30           Blogging and Beyond  – Koren Zander for ENKORE Makeup

2:00-3:00             Speak to a Producer – Merlo Faundez for The Makeup Show

3:30-4:30             Celebrity Artist Spotlight – Edward Cruz for Mehron, Inc.

PRO Pod # 2

11:30-12:00         School Adviser –Francie Hart & Jackie Munoz from Marinello Schools

1:00-2:00             The Business of Internet Promotion – Victoria Stile

2:30-3:30             Meet an Agent  – Jeanna Bonello, Cloutier Remixx

4:00-5:00             Meet an Agent – Mardie Glen, Cloutier Remixx

Sunday, March 18, 2012

PRO Pod # 1

11:00-12:00         Career Guidance – Crystal Wright

12:30-1:30         Blogging and Beyond – Elessa Jade for Pursebuzz

2:00-3:00             Celebrity Artist Spotlight – Alex Lamarsh

3:30-4:30             Working in LA – Donna Mee for Empire

PRO Pod # 2

11:30-12:00         Blogging and Beyond – Queen of Blending

1:00-2:00             Understanding Networking – Victoria Stiles

2:30-3:30             The Business of Makeup- Michelle Lee and Kim Greene

4:00-5:00             Blogging and Beyond – Koren Zander

Buy your tickets for the show here!

See you all there!

xo, June 🙂

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Day Two @WMCFashionWeek

I wrote a brutal crisis management exam in the morning, and couldn’t wait to get to the tents, so that I could watch some shows and forget all about the exam that tore me a new you know what lol. I was so excited to see what day two of WMC Fashion week had in store, because the shows on day one damn near blew my mind! Unfortunately that was not the case… the shows were okay I guess, but lucky for me the street style was awesome. I’m not sure if the warm weather had something to do with it, but everybody looked great!

she looked so good!

guess who???

love those shoes!

These ladies were taking good care of us!

lol we were being extra silly yesterday 🙂

pretty ladies 🙂

guess who???

the lovely Kreesha Turner

Hair envy!

so cute

Chenessa and Chantel!

Mo, Domingo and I 🙂

love it.

Still can’t believe we were able to just sit outside and enjoy the weather between shows!

shoe stalking… 🙂

cute 🙂

Yes. Yes. YES.

*choo chooooooo* such a fun shirt! (behind mo)

Hawley always looks good!

love the socks!

Happy to be home!

Pics below for your viewing pleasure!

peace and love

♥Bella♥

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The @AliceRoche Sale!

Alice Roche Jewelry is offering 25% off all bracelets and 40% off her Solid Square Bangle and Solid Wing Bangle March 14 through this Sunday March, 18. Roche’s geometric designs defy ordinary bracelets and add a compelling simplicity to architectural forms. “It’s the simple things that make me stop and look. The imperfections of a line, the power of repetition, the beauty of unexpected shadows,” says Roche regarding her designs.

Roche’s Solid Square Bangle and Solid Wing Bangle are softly sculpted and make a bold statement due to their unique shape. Other standout pieces include Standout pieces include the modern Circle Cuff and the Double Loop Bracelet, which is a continuous piece that wraps twice around with no beginning or end. The Triangle Water Bangles are a set of two soft triangle shapes that are both unique and lovely and her Mixed Ribbon Bracelets offer a bold layered look.

Alice Roche Jewelry offers a line of contemporary mixed metal jewelry that draws inspiration from the worlds of nature and architecture. Handmade in San Francisco, Roche’s jewelry is composed like a pencil sketch capturing line weights, movement and form. Alice Roche Jewelry is committed to ethical business practice and responsible sourcing of reclaimed metals and materials manufactured in America. Price points range from under $75 to over $200. For more information on Alice Roche Jewelry please visit, www.AliceRoche.com

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