BITES

2 INGREDIENT BAKED BANANA CHIPS

August 17, 2017
baked banana chips recipe

Today’s recipe – baked banana chips. Banana chip is one of my favorite snacks. It’s perfect to grab when you are on the go, and you want something quick and sweet. Also super easy to make at home. BAKED BANANA CHIPS RECIPE 2 bananas 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice HOW TO DO IT: Cut the bananas into thin slices. Toss them in a bowl filled with the lemon juice and some water. Let them stay in there. Cover a sheet…

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BEAUTY

ARGAN OIL ELIXIR TO STRENGTHEN YOUR NAILS

August 7, 2017
argan oil elixir that nourish your nails

A couple of months ago, my mom got me this bottle of argan oil elixir. After using it for some time, I wanted to share it with you here on Tea Cups and Tulips because it’s pretty amazing. First, I need to tell you that my mom always finds the coolest products that don’t cost a fortune and this product is one of them. Thanks, mom! Now let’s get back to it. This argan oil elixir is a blend of…

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WHY CHEAT DAYS DON’T WORK FOR ME?

July 31, 2017
why cheat days don't work

If you ask me, cheat days don’t work. Even the concept of a cheat day sounds wrong to me. According to urban dictionary, cheat day is “a day on which you are allowed to break your diet, as complete abstinence is impossible for most people. It also provides a reward for the sticking to your nutrition plan over the rest of the week.” SO WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? You eat healthy for six days straight and then have a day off.…

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STYLE

TROPICAL PRINTS IN GREECE

July 28, 2017
tropical prints in greece outfit

It’s summer, and tropical prints are hot, HOT right now! And no other print says summer better than tropical prints, don’t you think? I ended up buying this dress in the beginning of July. I had a gift card for the store and for some reason it wasn’t letting me use it online. So I went to the store, and I started browsing. My intention was to get two polo shirts, one in white and one in light pink. Then I saw…

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WHY I HAVE MY BABY ON A SLEEP SCHEDULE

July 19, 2017
newborn sleep schedule

When I was pregnant with my daughter, my mom gave me a book she used to read when she was pregnant with me. She used the book as a guide to raise me. Although, it was an old book and many things had changed by the time I had Belle I wanted to use most of the techniques in the book to raise her. And I’m so glad I did that. One of the main things was putting your newborn on…

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STYLE

TOP 9 WHITE SHOES

July 17, 2017
top 9 white shoes

White shoes made a huge comeback this year, but as far as I’m concerned they have never left. There really is no better way to elevate your look than with a pair of white flats, slip-ons or oxfords. Although any shoe would do, as long as it is white. I got my pair of white loafers and I absolutely love them. You may have seen me wearing them on some of my Instagram pictures or Snapchat. I wear them pretty…

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STYLE

BEACHY MAXI DRESS FOR SUMMER

June 19, 2017
Beachy maxi dress

I’m calling this dress beachy maxi dress because it is a perfect wear when you go to the beach or on your next vacation. I ordered a medium size and I’m quite happy with the length. Finding a maxi that is long enough, especially when you are 5’11 is the most difficult part. Everything ends up shorter than I would want it to be. The dress comes in two colors white and mustardy yellow and both colors have the same…

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HEALTHY SNACK: RICE CAKES 5 WAYS

June 13, 2017
Healthy Snack Rice Cakes Recipes

If you take a look at my pantry, you will always find at least one bag of rice cakes. They are my daughter and my favorite snack, and we go through a pack each week. I started buying them last year as a quick and healthy bite that I can give Belle when I pick her up from school. She is usually famished, which means going to the grocery store to get something is not a good idea. All the…

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BEAUTY

THE NEW TREND: CHARCOAL IN BEAUTY PRODUCTS

June 12, 2017
Activated charcoal in beauty products

Let’s talk about the hottest beauty trend out right now. USING CHARCOAL IN BEAUTY PRODUCTS Charcoal became huge in the beauty industry last year and it’s still going strong. You probably have seen all those charcoal face masks, cleansers, body scrubs, and toothbrushes. There is even a charcoal lemonade! Yes, you can even drink it. HOW DOES CHARCOAL ACTUALLY WORK? Activated charcoal or activated carbon is a natural treatment used to trap toxins and chemicals in the body allowing them to be…

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WHAT TO PACK IN YOUR HOSPITAL BAG FOR YOU AND YOUR BABY?

June 5, 2017
what to pack in your hospital bag for you and your baby

Throughout my first pregnancy, I relied on a couple of books to give me all the answers to my questions. This time around, I relied on books and some of my favorite blogs. One of the things I researched in advance was “what to pack in your hospital bag.” I wanted to make sure that I have everything I need. And after having to stay in the hospital for more than a month before giving birth I think I have…

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