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Pick Your Outfit in 60 Seconds- Closet Organization

Happy Tuesday, Ya’ll!

 

Something that causes a huge struggle for millions of people everyday is getting out of the house on time for work…Sound like you?

The closet organization that I have done has helped me pick out an outfit in 60 seconds flat (something that has greatly reduced the morning stressors).

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No, this is not my closet, but a great example of closet organization. This makes getting ready in the morning, that much more efficient.

This closet organization may seem like extreme OCD, but it works.

Let’s get started!

 

1.) Spring cleaning! Although it’s not Spring yet, you can get a head start by getting rid out those garments that you haven’t worn in years. This in mandatory step in the process. You will be surprised to see all of the items that you find in the back of your closet.

When cleaning out your closet, remember these three criteria:

  • Have I worn this item in the past year?
  • Does this fit/Is this still flattering on me?
  • If I were to see this in the store right now, would I buy it again?

 

2.) The key when organizing your closet is separating the garments by:

  1. Occasion (casual, formal, date night, dresses, business attire, etc)
  2. Sleeve length
  3. Color

It’s best to do this section by section.

 

These closet tags are game changers. They help you keep your clothes sectioned off and allow you to pick out your outfits in a quick and efficient fashion.

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Click HERE to buy- $10 for a 12 pack

Let me break this down with an example, let’s use casual tops… I put all of my casual tops in a section together, (you can go from right to left or right to left, whatever works for you) then I put all of my tank tops together, and go from lights to darks. Next I move on to the short sleeves, then the long sleeves.

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This is an example of my business wear section

 

If you want to take your closet to the next level, I would change over your hangers from plastic to velvet. This is something I am in the process of doing, and I already love the difference.

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You can buy them on Amazon HERE– $25 for 50 hangers

I know it may sound like this is a huge project, but it’s worth the time investment. The amount of time you save getting ready in the morning will change your day.

Now put aside the time and get your closet organized 🙂

With Love,

Jenna

Recipes

Healthy, All-Natural Snack

Hey Ya’ll!

Happy Thursday! I’m not sure about all of you, but I need a snack between meals (especially in the afternoon). It’s so easy to reach for a bag of tortilla chips, or a candy bar when your blood sugar hits rock bottom.

Something I love snacking on are apple chips. Store bought apple chips usually go for $6 for a small bag… Personally, I don’t want to spend $6 everyday on a small snack, so I of course decided to make them myself.

This is a great snack for kiddos!

Let’s get started!

Wholesome Apple Chips

Makes ~24 apple chips

Ingredients:

  • 2 Medium Apples (I used the pink lady apple)
  • Cinnamon (as desired)

Directions:

1.) Preheat your oven to 200 degrees F

2.) Wash your apples with a mild dish soap

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3.) Using a vegetable peeler or a paring knife to cut out the core of the apple. Discard the core, and cut the apple into thin slices horizontally (so that each piece makes an, “O”).

Note: To make your chips more of a crispy chip texture, try to cut the slices as thin as possible (it’ll help if you have a mandolin) and cook on the longer side of what’s suggested.

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4.) Line a baking sheet with foil. Lay out your apple slices on the sheet and sprinkle with cinnamon

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5.) Bake for 2 1/2-3 hours

 

DEVOUR! Happy Snacking!

 

With Love,

Jenna

Home Decor · Home Projects

Make Your Bath a Spa

 

Good Morning!

I hope ya’ll are having an awesome Tuesday so far! Can we take a moment to say that bath time is so important? There are few things more relaxing than grabbing your epsom salts, a glass of wine, filling your tub with piping hot water and just… being.

For those of you who relax in the bath frequently, this handy dandy bath shelf- which I am going to teach you how to make- will be a game-changer.

Let’s do it!

What you need:

  • 1 plank of wood [I used pine that was ~9.5″ wide and X” long (the width of your tub)]
  • Minwax wood stain (I used English Chestnut)
  • Paint brush
  • Rag (to wipe away excess stain)
  • Paint blanket
  • Screw gun
  • 1/8″ drill bit
  • 2 cabinet pulls
  • Tape measurer

 

Directions:

1.) Measure the width of your bath tub

2.) Go to your local hardware store and purchase a plank of wood and have the store cut the wood to your desired length

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3.) Paint your piece of wood with the stain and wipe away the excess stain. Let dry outside (or in an area of good ventilation).

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4.) Once your wood is dry, grab your gun, drill bit, tape measurer and cabinet pull. Take the width of your piece of wood, subtract the width of the cabinet pull and divide by two. This will tell you how far you measure in the pull. For this project, I put the handles 3″ deep from the length and 3 1/8″ in from the width.

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5.) Flip your board upside down and screw in the screws that come with the cabinets pulls. On the top side, screw on your handles and relax!

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With Love,

Jenna

 

Life

Tips for Glowing Skin

Hey Embarquers!

 

I’ve decided to post on something a little different today’s post to freshen it up a little bit. Many of my girlfriends ask me about my skincare routine, and so I decided to share some tips with my readers (especially during these cold winter months).

My Favorite Products:

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  • I love using this mud mask once a week. It leaves my skin feeling soft and fresh. You can find these a your local Walgreens or Ulta for $1.99.

 

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  • This is a GREAT starter kit to see what products work for your skin. This line specifically aims at brightening your skin for a lovely glow.

$39 – Buy it HERE

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***This product is the holy grail of my skincare routine (and soon to be yours 😉 ). I apply it every night and almost every morning. You only apply a drop or two, and it will cover your entire face as well as your neck***

$52 – Buy it HERE

What I love about Juice Beauty is that I don’t need to be afraid of what I’m putting on my skin everyday. All of the products are organic and clinically validated.

  • Last but definitely not least (on the product side) is this little bottle…

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Apply this every morning over the Juice Serum. This is a great sunblock that also works on keeping your skin protected from the harmful rays.

My last tip is one that you’ve heard many times before… drink as much water as you can stand. This is something that I struggle with, but drinking water not only makes your skin look beautiful, but also can keep you from snacking all the time. You should drink approximately 2/3 of your body weight in fl oz. This means if you’re 140 lbs., you want to drink ~94 oz per day.

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I hope these hints were helpful for a way to spice up your skincare routine and also keep your skin protected and youthful looking.

With Love,

Jenna

Recipes

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Broccoli (Kid Approved)

Happy Tuesday, Ya’ll!

I hope you had a lovely weekend and an awesome Super Bowl Sunday!

This is a delicious recipe was given to me by my mom. She was telling me that this is all she’s been able to eat for the last week, so I thought I may as well try it out.

Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • 1-12oz. bag of broccoli florets
  • 1/2 C olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, diced
  • 1/2 C parmesan
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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Directions:

1.) Preheat your oven or toaster oven to 375 degrees

2.) Empty your bag of florets into a bowl and drizzle your olive oil on top and combine together

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3.) Sprinkle on garlic and parmesan cheese, and combine

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3.) Spread the mixture on foil covered baking sheet

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4.) Cook for 24 minutes, or until the tips are golden brown

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Bon appetit!

 

With Love,

Jenna

Recipes

What to do with your Herb Garden

Happy Thursday!

 

I had some awesome feedback about the DIY Herb Garden Post, and wanted to give you an easy idea or two on how to use your herb garden for more than just greenery in your home.

 

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 Ice cube tray
  • Fresh herbs (I chose thyme, rosemary and oregano)
  • Olive Oil

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Directions:

1.) Pick half a handful of the herb (this will give you two cubes) you’re looking to preserve, wash them, and de-stem the herbs

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2.) Place your herbs in the ice cube tray, and fill with olive oil (I used extra virgin organic olive oil, but but you used plain olive oil)

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3.) Wrap your tray with plastic wrap and place in the freezer over night

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4.) I recommend using your cubes for when cooking chicken. Just throw your cube in the pan, allow to melt, and cook your chicken!

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If you don’t want to preserve your herbs in olive oil, there are a couple great ideas from The Kitchn. Click HERE to read more.

 

Enjoy!

With Love,

Jenna