As I’ve gotten older, being healthy and staying active has become more and more of a priority. I’m all about balance. I make healthy eating choices during the weekdays, and allow myself a few splurges during the weekends, such as the ice cream photos that I share on my Instagram. I also try to fit in a quick workout in the morning before work, from running on the treadmill to following one of my favorite exercise dvd’s. When I’m working out, the CALIA by Carrie Underwood line has become my go to workout wear. I love this look I’m wearing because it’s comfortable and is so versatile. I can wear it to the gym, yet feel great in it while running errands after working out. And the print on the shorts is so fun! More about this look below…


For me, flavors are tied to some of my best memories.  I remember hanging out with my friends in college and enjoying iced caramel macchiatos at our favorite local cafe. We’d spend hours catching up, talking about class and boys.  These days, whenever I have a caramel macchiato, I instantly remember these memories and miss my college girlfriends.  To bring a nostalgic twist into the every day, I have partnered with Nestle Coffee-Mate to show how I used Coffee-Mate Caramel Macchiato flavored creamer into recipes that I will definitely make throughout the summer.  The Caramel Macchiato Popsicles are the perfect way to cool off from the summer heat and the Caramel Macchiato Ricotta Toast is my current go-to breakfast.  Both are so easy to make and delicious! Full recipes below…

Caramel Macchiato Toast Recipe

  1. Mix the ricotta and Coffee-Mate Caramel Macchiato Flavored Creamer.
  2. Toast the bread.
  3. Add the ricotta mix onto the toast.
  4. Cut the bananas into slices and place onto the ricotta toast. Sprinkle the almonds on top. Grate the chocolate onto the toast for a finishing touch.

Caramel Macchiato Popsicles
Steps: Make 2 cups of coffee. Cool in the fridge. Mix with the Coffee-Mate Caramel Macchiato Flavored Creamer . Then, pour into the popsicle molds. Place in the freezer overnight.

These easy Caramel Macchiato flavored recipes provide a quick dose of sweet nostalgia for me and I can't wait to make these simple recipes for my friends this summer!  If you’re not a big fan of caramel, you can also try these same recipes with Coffee-Mate’s other flavored creamers, like the Toll House® Chocolate Chip Cookie or Classic Vanilla. So delicious too!

This post is sponsored by Nestle Coffee-Mate. Thank you for supporting the companies that help make my blog possible.


I am currently obsessed with all things 70s. When ASOS reached out about styling a 70s glam inspired look, I was so excited. My 70s glam style icon is Jerry Hall. She was a supermodel and rock royalty. I am completely enamored by her beauty and style. Being from Cali, I mixed Jerry's Studio 54 glamour with my laid back casual vibe. More after the break...


I feel so fortunate to live in LA, where the ocean, sand and palm trees are just a short drive away. Now that I moved to downtown, where there is a more urban feel, I wanted to add a touch of the outdoors into my home. I had a friend create custom artwork that showcased the ocean and palm leaves.  Then, I used the newly redesigned Snapfish to turn my friend's artwork into beautiful prints for my home.   It was so user friendly!  I love that you can use it on any device from a tablet to a smartphone.  It's a such a great to tool to bring your photos to life. Can't wait to enlarge and frame some of my favorite photos to add around my home. Also, I am hosting a giveaway for 1 reader to win a $100 gift certificate to Snapfish.  More info after the break...


If you were to go through my closet, you would notice mostly neutral colors, like black, white and shades of grey. But, I love to play with vibrant color in my accessories and nails. I’m so excited that I discovered OPI Infinite Shine. Not only are the colors so rich and have beautiful shine, they last and last. Being a designer and DIY’er, I put my nails through a lot, from drawing and handling fabric and trim at work, to DIYing in the kitchen and making accessories at home. After a full week, my nails still looked gorgeous. OPI Infinite Shine allows me to get the look of gels at home, without the commitment or a trip to the salon (soak​free removal). More after the break...
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