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Spoooky, Sexy Halloween Decor for You Last-Minuters

Spooky, Sexy Halloween Decor for You Last Minuters Last night, I finally got my shit together when it comes to Halloween decor. I ran out to Target in between my Kayla Itsines workout circuit and finishing a super interesting paper for my Sociology of Religion class (only kind of kidding because that class is actually pretty cool).

I found some reallllly bad-A shot glasses, cups, etc. (for lots of themed drank time) in the $1 section! I almost cried tears of joy because my bank account has been kinda spooky/scary AF lately.

The shot glasses were actually mini-basket things (skulls, cauldrons, etc), and I just took the little handles off… and viola! Shot glasses. I’m a genius.  Add some flickering candles, candy corn (<< speaking of, I found this hilarious article today ), and a nice cocktail and you are in forrr some tricks and a treat or two tonight!

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Spooky, Sexy Halloween Decor for You Last Minuters Luckily for me, I decorate with skull accessories all the time, so I can reuse my cheapy decor throughout my house ( thinking of spray painting the mini skulls gold and using them for various things.. ahh, the possibilities! ).

Princess Drogo

Clearly, Drogo loves his costume.

My halloween drank of choice is this vodka-kombucha cocktail with frozen blackberries (<< spoOoOoky rotten brains! ). I’ll do a post on this later gaterz.
Spooky, Sexy Halloween Decor for You Last Minuters Spooky, Sexy Halloween Decor for You Last Minuters Also, I’ll be doing a leeeetle post on these amaze spa-inspired candles that Old Factory sent me (<< because they rock my socks). May have a little giveaway as well… insert sly-face emoji.

Speaking of giveaways… have y’all entered the ROAWOxBohoNouveau F-ing Fab Fall Giveaway? If not. are you 4 real? Go do it riiiight meow.

What’s everyone being for Halloween tonight? Eh, I’m so not costume creative. I need ideas!

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Skinny-Mini, Morning Green Smoothie (That Doesn’t Taste Like Shit)

Skinny-Mini, Morning Green Smoothie (That Doesn't Taste Like Shit) Only 2 more sleeps ’til Friday!

And I’ll be booking it to San Francisco for Her Campus’s College Fashion Week. I’ll be using the new Cinch App to decide WTF to wear this weekend by polling my GFs ( << coolest new app ever + more detailed post coming soon! )

On another note: last week, I was scouring Pinterest for a really good, not-disgusto, green smoothie recipe. I found literally 10239034 different recipes, but they all sounded absolutely sick or way too elaborate for my budget (like, I can’t buy all these expensive as hell oils + supplements on a college budget… no way). So, I combined a couple of recipes, modified them to my liking, and made it budget- & taste-bud friendly.

Skinny-Mini, Morning Green Smoothie (That Doesn't Taste Like Shit) Skinny-Mini, Morning Green Smoothie (That Doesn't Taste Like Shit) Honestly, The green smoothie fad is kind of funny to me. It seems super healthy, but as I was sorting through recipes, I realized that so many of them contain a thousand grams of sugar and half a day’s worth of calories, making them not-so-healthy. Just because its green, doesn’t mean is easy on the waist-line!

So, my recipe is limited to 380 cals (I usually try to stay under 400 for a meal) & 1 gram of saturated fat, AND it contains lots of Vitamin A + C (kale is a superfood for a reason), 11 grams of fiber (from the chia seeds) and 20 grams of protein (which is 1/3 of my daily goal… perfect.)

Skinny-Mini, Morning Green Smoothie (That Doesn't Taste Like Shit) This is my morning go-to because its simple, easy, and is loaded with nutrients to start my day off right. Also, this recipe takes about 5-10 minutes total (w/ clean-up), so it works well when I (inevitably) hit the snooze button five times, and I need to make breakfast really fast.

Skinny-Mini, Morning Green Smoothie (That Doesn't Taste Like Shit) Skinny-Mini, Morning Green Smoothie (That Doesn't Taste Like Shit) Also, its so preeeeetty! I’m such a sucker for an instagram-worthy meal. Luckily, this green smoothie tastes as good as it looks. Srsly. Starting my day off on a good, clean note is key when it comes to my health-mojo for the rest of the day. Once I get rolling, its more likely that I’ll stick to clean eating. Is anyone else that way?

Skinny-Mini, Morning Green Smoothie (That Doesn't Taste Like Shit) The vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber, and good fats in this green drank are essential for brain function, a clear complexion (yes, please!), staying full & content, building lean muscle, maintaining a healthy digestive system, and lots more.

Don’t like this recipe? Do what I did, and modify it to your liking! Create your own fav green smoothie combo ( and share it with me! ). I’d love to see alternate ways to make this ROAWO-approved breakfast smoothie. What would you add or subtract to make this drink perfect for you?

Some suggestions: add flaxseed (or swap chia for flax) / use another fruit (like blueberries, yum!) / swap coconut water for filtered water, almond milk, etc. / make it more savory by adding cilantro / kick up the heat with a dash of cayenne ( you can really go a million different directions with it ).

Hope y’all love it as much as I do! Peace, d00dz.

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The Benefits of Wheatgrass

The Benefits of Wheatgrass Over the weekend, I took a little trip to Annapolis, Maryland ( check out some instas from ze trip here ) to visit my boi, Paul, who super-inconveniently goes to the Naval Academy, half-way across the country from me. It was reaaally nice to get some cold, crisp, real-deal Fall weather for once, though I can’t really complain too much about the Cailfornia-ish temperatures we’ve been having in TX lately.

Anyways, while I was getting lunch on my last day in Annapolis, I insisted that I take a wheatgrass shot with my yum-o wrap from this really good health-food lunch-spot. Much to Paul’s dismay, it cost almost $3… and trust me, I heard ALL ABOUT the dismay part. Keep in mind: This is coming from a guy who got some nasty-ass, massive pizza pocket thing, a Philly cheesesteak, and a Protein shake for lunch ( luckily, he’s a college athlete so thats kind of acceptable ), so no wonder he doesn’t understand the wheatgrass craze. I’m pretty sure the nickname “wheatgrass” was added to my list of misnomers after the ordeal.

When I tried to defend my healthy honor by articulating all the reasons why I simply neeeeded a wheatgrass shot, I couldn’t really put my finger on the exact benefits of this little magic potion. So, naturally, I did some research. This is what I found:

Major Health Benefits of Wheatgrass

∇ This nutrient-filled shot is linked to preventing over-eating by suppressing your appetite.

∇ Increases oxygen in the blood, which stimulates circulation. You can also apply wheatgrass directly to your face with a cotton ball to allow for better circulation at the surface of your skin.

∇ The amino acids, Vitamin B, and enzymes found in wheatgrass aid in digestion.

∇ The chlorophyll in wheatgrass fights inflammation, which, in turn, prevents arthritis.

∇ That chlorophyll also oxygenates the blood, reducing symptoms of fatigue.

∇ Gargling wheatgrass can help remove toxins from your mouth and re-mineralize teeth. It’s basically a more gentle form of mouthwash.

Cleanses the liver: wheatgrass is a detoxifying-powerhouse.

Stabilizes blood sugar levels by improving glucose and lipid levels.

Clears sinuses by pulling out toxins and breaking up mucus ( << oh, yum ).

∇ WG’s ability to regenerate skin cells makes it helpful to your complexion.

∇ Keeps the blood clean, oxygenated, & keeps the red blood cell count high, which is linked to preventing cancer.

∇ Wheatgrass is said to boost immunity by keeping your mind and body strong… ( << good for the coming winter months ).

*discover more benefits of wheatgrass here*

So, get your wheatgrass: Daily, weekly, in your smoothie, in shot-form, on your face, whatever. It can’t hurt, right? Also, it feels all clean & trendy, so, why not? This elixir keeps you healthy, pretty, energized, and feeeeelin’ good!

Have a happy Monday, y’all ( or, as happy of a Monday as Mondays can be… )

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram & Twitter, k thanks.

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A Few of my Favorite Things

Cute Little Dress :: ROAWO I am so excited for this week’s edition of Favorite Things because, as you’ll learn, this shiz is the shiz [ like this dress ]. Here’s the list for the week:

Tiny Tea-tox :: ROAWO Tiny TeaTox :: ROAWO 1. Tiny Tea Teatox ( Gluten-Free Version ) :: This detox-tea was surprisingly so delish & its such a little detox/cleanse to do. I am in the middle of my detox right now, and I already feel so much better & more “at one” with my body.

YourTea has several types of herbal teas aimed at overall wellness. I chose the TinyTea because it focuses on weight-loss and resetting your digestive system. They believe that digestion is the center of your overall health, and that by allowing that system to run smoothly, you’ll have more energy, healthier / brighter skin, less cellulite, etc. So, I said sign me up! All I do is have a cup of this little miracle tea twice a day after or before a meal ( for 14 days ). Too damn easy.

BTW: My roommate & talented artist, Abbey, painted the mug… so amaze.

Succulent Garden :: ROAWO Succulents + Mexican Blanket :: ROAWO 2. Succulents ( & This Cute Little Blanket / Rug ) :: Aren’t these little plants so freakin’ cute? You can get them for super cheap at Ikea, but I got mine in the botanical section of my local grocery store.

I have been extremely obsessed with flower / plants / candles lately ( which is why I signed up for flowers to be delivered to my door every other week, thanks to The Bouqs ). Seriously, My house is becoming a freaking garden / zen candle-lit space. It gives the place good vibes.

PS: you can find a similar Mexican Woven Table Runner here.

Frends Headphones :: ROAWO 3. My Frends Headphones :: These Layla Headphones by Frends are my life. These are the smaller-sized rose gold headphones & they are perfect for everyday [ at the gym, in the library, etc. ]. Frends carries a variety of headphones that are seriously SO FUN. They took regular, boring headphones and made them an accessory.

Head on over to Frends to browse their collection.

Pretty School Supplies :: ROAWO 4. Pretty, Organized School / Work Supplies :: I’m a sucker for anything having to do with organization. Its probably my horrible case of self-diagnosed OCD, but everything I have has to match or be organized away from my eyes in nice, matching, clean containers / folders / etc. I love writing in Moleskine Notebooks when I have to take notes. I know they aren’t your standard spiral-notebook, uhhhh ‘cuz they’re cooler & way prettier. Also, I label everything with simple little stick-on labels.

I’m looking for a fun little planner / agenda for the semester, but I can’t find any that I just have to have. Have any suggestions? I need your help!

PS: Laptop Skin can be found here.

Black Tied Jewelry Co. Necklace :: ROAWO Black Tied Jewelry Co. :: ROAWO 5. Black Tied Jewelry :: I have recently become one of the many bloggers to partner with Black Tied & I’m loving this online store! They have a ton of trendy jewelry for ridiculously cheap. I’m in lurve.

The above bracelets can be found here, here, here, & here, and the above necklace can be found here ( got mine at a custom length, thanks again Black Tied !! ).

More to come with this brand fo sho :: like stay tuned for a sweeeet promo code, perhaps.

AND I may or may not be putting together a little giveaway with Meghan of Boho Nouveau which could include some Black Tied pieces ( + more goodies ! ) ….

Homemade Green Juice :: ROAWO Homemade Green Juice :: ROAWO  6. Homemade Green Juice :: As a self-proclaimed ‘Juice Enthusiast’ since infancy, I drink green juices as much as possible. They’re delish, fun, & most importantly :: detoxifying.

This week, I made a huge batch of green juice to drink for a few days. I put ( organic & fresh from the farmer’s market ) spinach, kale, cucumber, cilantro, peaches, & pineapples into my juicer to get the base of this week’s juice.

BTW: juicing things is extremely addictive. I found myself intensely searching my kitchen for things to juice like a psycho. There, I said it. I am a juicing psycho. The second I started to consider putting a potato in the juicer, I realized I had a problem.

After I had my base, I added in some coconut water, vanilla protein powder, & a touch of cayenne to give it a little kick. I really like savory elements in my fresh juices. It makes things a little more interesting.

Fried egg on Veggies :: ROAWO 7. Sautéed Veggies + An Egg :: So, I used to freaking hate vegetables. Like, I had an extreme hatred towards them & I refused to eat them. Then, I learned how to season them, and BAM. I love them. A big bowl of greens is seriously the cleanest & most detoxifying hangover cure EVER. Packed with vitamins & minerals, I feel like a new person after eating these babes.

I sauté Broccoli, Zucchini, Brussels Sprouts, & Asparagus tips together in olive oil over medium heat. Then, I add Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Garlic Salt, Cilantro, & Lime Juice. THEN, I go even further and add a “fried” egg on top for some protein.

PS: I used to be an egg white girl, until reading this post on The Skinny Confidential. Now, I eat about an egg a day with the yolk included. Read for yourself!

So, there ya go. A Few of my Favorite things for y’all to try. Do you luuuurve any of my fav things this week? Plz Share!!

Don’t forget to follow ROAWO on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter for all the updates on upcoming giveaways, collabs, & more!

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Juice Cleanse :: The Dirty Deets

I FINALLY unpacked my always-packed suitcase and got the chance to sit my azz on the couch and watch cheesy crime shows all day. For pretty much the first time this summer, I had nowhere to be and nothing to do. Peace.

I decided this would be the best time to veg out, relax, do a juice cleanse, catch up on some blogging education, and craft some jewelry ( I got SO many amazing trinkets from CO ).

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Alright down to business:: Juice cleanse. I ordered a 3-day cleanse from Suja Juice. Suja shipped all my juices to my house in a make-shift cooler ( explains the shipping prices… But I got the cleanse on sale w/ free shipping so go me / life rocks ). Here’s all the juicy details (<<< see what I did there) on my three-day detox::

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Day 1::
I woke up, weighed myself ( important to do, so you can track your results ), grabbed my morning Glow juice, and went about my relaxing and hanging out with my dog / love of my life. I drank a lot of water throughout the day and never felt hungry, which is extremely strange for me. I’m always hungry ( or bored ). I did have a horrible headache, however. I can’t say that it was due to the cleanse, because I have headaches somewhat often, BUT it was noticeable so I thought I’d address it. I also felt a little more sluggish than usual. I woke up a little late in the morning, so I didn’t finish all six juices ( only drank 5 ). I also added in a broth-based soup around dinner time ( yeah that’s allowed in the cleanse-rules ). So basically, I wasn’t feeling 100% by the end of the day, but I wasn’t feeling like complete shit either.

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Day 2::
I woke up the morning of day two and drank a hot cup of lemon water and started my juices for the day. I wasn’t hungry at all.. Again, very strange for me. I had a big green tea/passion tea in the afternoon, as well as my afternoon juices. And drank a TON of water ( <<< very important ). No headaches one day 2, so that was a good sign. I didn’t get through all my juices, because I slept in again. I also ate a bowl of fruit on this day (which is allowed ). Day 2 was SO much easier than Day 1.

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Day 3::
Last day! I woke up a little hungry on day 3, but drank a glass of water & my morning juice and got over it ( gotta keep my eyes on the prize ). This was the easiest day by far, so I finished it like a champ. I had SO much energy after I finished the cleanse, which I didn’t expect. I usually start these things and end up cheating on the first day ( whoops ), so I was extremely proud of myself. Also, I lost about 4 pounds in 3 days, which was amaaaze.

I LOVE Suja Juice ( above others ) because I didn’t get a juice that I just didn’t like. They were all REALLY good. Also, Suja is organic / no GMOs … so basically its the best in the biz. Order yours online now and get to cleansing friends!

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