SQUIRREL’S PIZZA IN SAVANNAH, GA

If you’ve been keeping up with my Instagram lately then you’ll already know that my sister was just in town visiting me before the school year starts!

We had all the fun doing all the things; shopping at all the stores, and eating ALL the fro yo. Along with the fro yo and shopping, we did some new restaurant eats, specifically at Squirrel’s Pizza on Bull Street in Savannah.

We walked into the cozy little eatery on a Saturday night to find ourselves being sat at an instagramable table, under some eye appealing, mood lighting.

We chatted with one of the owners of the restaurant who kindly recommended a delicious Spicy Caprese Salad which consisted of locally sourced spicy peppers, tomatoes, and (drumroll please) homemade mozzarella cheese. (Major heart eyes)

I cannot handle a lot of spice, and this dish had the perfect amount that added a fresh flavor to the other ingredients in the salad. It was fresh, it was delicious, and it was a perfect start to our meal.

We then decided to order The Margaret and I’ll just go ahead and list the ingredients STRAIGHT off the menu so you can get an idea of what this fabulous pizza entails.

Organic Bianca DiNapoli tomatoes, House-made mozzarella, Parmesan, Extra Virgin olive oil, local basil purée and regionally milled non-GMO flour crust

…. is your mouth watering yet?

After being from Chicago and eating nothing but heavy, greasy pizza, this was such an intense refresher on my taste buds.

This pizza melts in your mouth and is by far the best pizza you will find in Savannah, GA, coming from a true Chicago girl herself.

I cannot wait for my next visit to this beautiful establishment to try out even more of its delicious pizzas, but until next time, I can dream.

For the exact address if you want to check it out for yourself, you can find Squirrel’s at:

2218 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401

Xx

Weekly Healthy Grocery List

One of the hardest things that I feel most people struggle with is grocery shopping and what to get when you make a trip to the grocery store! This post is going to (hopefully!) help you with your next shopping trip!

So I’m just going to share some basics, nothing crazy, but just a typical grocery list for Zach and I on our weekly trips to Publix!

Obviously not everything on this list is bought every single week, but for the most part, this is basically exactly what we eat! (I actually stood with the refrigerator door and pantry doors open while writing this LOL! Enjoy! 🙂

Protein:

  • Ground turkey
  • Spicy Italian sausages
  • Chicken breasts
  • Black beans
  • Garbanzo/chick peas
  • Salmon
  • Tofu
  • Tuna

Veggies/Fruits:

  • Corn
  • Zucchini
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Asparagus
  • Frozen berries
  • Yellow onion
  • Avocado (ALWAYS!!)
  • Spaghetti squash
  • Celery
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Bananas
  • Bell peppers

Grains:

  • Eziekel grain bread
  • Lentil pasta
  • Quinoa
  • Rolled Oats
  • Granola
  • Bagels
  • English muffins
  • Grain cereal

Dairy:

  • Almond milk (I know NOT dairy but still) or any other non dairy milk
  • Vitamin D Milk
  • Eggs
  • Creamer (Zach’s coffee)
  • Cottage cheese
  • Greek yogurt
  • Non dairy yogurt

Extras:

  • Lara Bars
  • Sauces (for meats)
  • Honey
  • Peanut butter/almond butter/cashew butter
  • Cookie dough
  • Oreos

Xx

22 THINGS I’VE LEARNED THIS YEAR

One year ago I was turning 21 and living my best life at Hangout Fest in the Gulf Shores of Alabama. *sigh*

While turning 21 was an entire month of non-stop party, 21 was also a year of a lot of learning and growing for me.

So with that being said, I’ve matured a lot these past few years and I wanted to share some of my personal insight on little *rules* or, morals if you will, that I’ve started to follow, that I feel have brought me a long way.

So, let’s get started!

  1. ALWAYS wear SPF. Your future self will thank you.
  2. Also, always wash your face! If you can put your makeup on, you can properly take it off.
  3. Never be afraid to speak up
  4. Not everyone knows what they’re doing; in fact, most people don’t
  5. YOU are allowed to do anything you want to do
  6. Always pack snacks
  7. You never owe anyone an explanation. No matter what.
  8. If you don’t want to be around someone, don’t be around them.
  9. ALWAYS stand up for yourself.
  10. Working out really does put you in a better mood
  11. Eat healthy 80% of the time
  12. The other 20% is meant for milkshakes
  13. Your sister, IS your bestie
  14. When you find a good best friend, treat them right.
  15. SCHOOL ALWAYS COMES FIRST
  16. You’re allowed to cry.
  17. Spend extra time cuddling your puppy
  18. Smile
  19. Dress for yourself.
  20. Listen to good music
  21. You can do anything you set your mind to
  22. Be yourself, because there’s no other you.

Xx

AFFORDABLE FULL FACE EVERYDAY MAKEUP LOOK

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I’m the type of girl who absolutely has to switch up her makeup routine after a few months of wearing the same face over, and over again.

After a while I just get bored of looking, and doing, the same exact makeup look, every… single… day.

So I wanted to update you guys on what my everyday makeup look has been lately!

Ok so first, I like to start out with a little primer all over my face to set inside my pores so that my face looks as smooth as it possibly can when we go to apply our foundation! I’ve tried a LOT of different primers, and I am not even joking I am in LOVE with this Maybelline primer! (And it’s under $10! You cannot beat that.) So I just take a pea sized amount onto my fingers and I apply it straight to my face, rubbing it in with my fingers and then patting my face lightly to really press everything into my face.

Then I will either use my Cover Girl BB Cream in the shade 530 Light/Medium or my Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless foundation in the shade 220! I’ve seriously never found two greater drugstore finds!

I typically will use the BB Cream if I’m feeling lighter makeup or its reeeaally hot Georgia weather and I don’t want my face to feel like it’s melting LOL!

Next I will either take my L.A Girl concealer in the shade Cool Nude, or my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in the shade 15 Light and do giant triangles under my eyes, an upside down triangle between my eyebrows, a line down my nose, and then an upside down triangle on my chin!

Then grab a wet beauty blender and lightly *dab*, not wipe!! That all in!

Over the top of that I will take my Revolution Banana Powder and pour a little bit into the cap it comes with and take a soft, smaller brush and put the powder over the areas I put on concealer!

Then I take my Anastasia Beverly Hills Medium to Light Contour Palette, (a little hint: you usually can find this at T.J Maxx, it’s where I’ve picked up my last two of these palettes!) and will take a soft angled brush and dab it into the middle color and the third color of the bronzers, tap it off on the side, and then contour my face.

Then I will take a bigger, powder type brush and take my NARS Blush in the color Orgasm and I will smile and put the color only on the apples of my cheeks.

Then grab a fan brush and my Wet n’ Wild highlighter in the shade 321B Precious Petals, get a little on the brush and then spray the brush with powder on it with a little bit of my Mario Badescu spray and apply the highlighter in your high points.

After that I jump into brows and I use an angled brush by Anastasia Beverly Hills and I use the ColourPop Eyebrow Pomade in the color Bangin’ Brunette (because it is legit the same exact thing as the ABH Brow Pomade, just WAY cheaper) and I take a little bit of the product on the brush and then I brush it up against the back of my hand to warm it up and help it smooth out easier over my brows.

Remember: Your eyebrows are sisters, not twins.

Then, lately I’ve been LOVING my Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette, and I literally use whatever colors I’m feeling each day.

I like to switch it up.

Then I will take an angled brush, and using a pitch black eyeshadow, I lightly tap on the powder and tap off the excess on the side of the palette and apply it lightly just above my top lashes to give some dimension.

Then, using my all time favorite mascara, L’Oreal Voluminous in Carbon Black I apply a few coats on the tops and bottoms of my lashes.

I don’t wear lashes every single day, but when I do my go-to lashes are Ardell Wispies!

And WA-LAH! You now have MY full face LOL!

Xx

 

DETOX GREEN SMOOTHIE

Ok, so like I don’t know about you guys but I absolutely CANNOT eat the same thing every. Single. Day.

BORING!

One of my absolute FAVORITE meals is breakfast because I’m the type of person who wakes up legit starving.

I typically stick to a sweeter breakfast because that’s what my body craves (sweet tooth is REAL), so I usually will eat things like oatmeal with cinnamon and almond milk. Or a non-dairy yogurt with granola.

So back story: the other day my bestie Hanna and I went to Tropical Smoothie in Jacksonville, FL and I got the BEST smoothie I’ve ever had.

For real.

So I decided to recreate that smoothie for my breakfasts this week and it is BOMB!

The ingredients are super simple:

-Handful of frozen mango chunks

-Handful of frozen pineapple chunks

-Handful of spinach

-water

-banana

….

That’s it!

I’m telling you this smoothie is GAME changing, so good. And so good for you!

I also started to add things like:

-chia seeds

-ground flax seed

-granola

-almond milk/oat milk (instead of water)

-protein powder

-cashew/almond butter

And you have a healthy, take it to-go breakfast!

So yum!

Xx