Monday, March 30, 2015

Protein Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Protein Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Recipe:
Ingredients:
  • 1 15oz can of organic chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 3 Tbs agave syrup (can also substitute 1 TBS of maple syrup for 1 of the Tbs of agave)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips or sweet cacoa nibs

Directions:
  1. Wash canned chickpeas in sink in strainer.
  2. Combine chickpeas, peanut butter, agave syrup, and vanilla extract in a food processor until smooth.
  3. Transfer "dough" into a mixing bowl and gently fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Chill in refrigerator or freezer until cold. (This tastes much better chilled than at room temperature).
I've been trying to eat healthier in anticipation of swimsuit season. I found this recipe here, and knew I had to try it since I've always been a bigger fan of the raw cookie dough than the actual cookie. This tastes just like cookie dough without the guilt and calories! It's the perfect treat to keep you on your health goals!

Enjoy!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday Favorites

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1. If you haven't see our posts about Rocksbox on our Instagram, you are missing out! Rocksbox is a jewelry rental service where you can borrow multiple designer jewelry pieces for a monthly fee of $19, and you can even buy the pieces you want to keep. I have gotten two boxes so far, and I'm obsessed. Brooke & Jane readers get a free month when you use the code brookejanexoxo! Trust me, you will love it. 

2. I know T-Swift's album has been out since November, but for those who didn't buy the Target version, her extra songs are now available on iTunes. New Romantics is probably my favorite song on the whole album. Seriously obsessed.

3. My favorite makeup blogger is back with a tutorial on how to get Kim Kardashian's new haircut. Maskcara is seriously an amazing makeup artist and hair stylist. Check her out!

4. I'm a 12 year old at heart so obviously I am dragging my husband to see the new Cinderella with me. Watch the trailer and you will want to go as well.

5. I've been trying to eat low carb so I can look like a fox on our upcoming Hawaii trip. I bought a tool that lets you make zucchini into noodles and so far I am loving it. I found this collection of recipes on Pinterest and I'm super excited to make them all!

6. If you missed our post last Friday, then you missed the fact that we are giving away $450 to Nordstrom. You still have time to enter though so don't worry;) Go here for your chance to win.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Spring Shoes


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Spring weather is officially here! I got a pedicure last week and I have been wearing spring footwear every since! This spring is all about feminine patterns, meaning I doubt you will be able to walk around a store without being blown away by all the pinks, florals, and nude tones in both clothes and shoes. We've gathered a few shoes today that feature all the spring trends you should know about. Happy Shopping!

Don't forget to enter our Nordstrom giveaway for your chance to win a $450 giftcard!


Monday, March 16, 2015

Feminine Office Space

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There's a room in our basement that I have decided would be perfect for a office/craft room. We are already in the midst of creating a gender neutral office space on our main floor, so this room would be all girl. As you know from every room I have shown you thus far, I have a serious case of gold fever. Add in some pink and I'm in heaven. Rooms like this:

and this:
seriously make me swoon! I'm pretty sure all of the above items would look pretty perfect in my 'girl cave'! Hopefully it becomes a reality sooner rather than later!

Don't forget to enter our giveaway for your chance to win either a $450 Nordstrom gift card or $450 in Paypal cash!

XOXO,

Friday, March 13, 2015

$450 Paypal/Nordstrom Giveaway

TGIF everyone! Today we are thrilled to be collaborating with a gorgeous and talented group of bloggers to bring you a $450 Nordstrom gift card, or Paypal cash (winner chooses) giveaway! Looking for the perfect spring wardrobe? Clothes for the kids? Or maybe even a birthday gift for a friend? Think of all the possibilities!

To enter, simply complete the Rafflecopter below. The giveaway is open until 11:59pm EST on March 27, 2015 and remember, the more entries you complete, the more chances you have to win! For fashion lovers around the globe, this giveaway is open internationally. Oh and be sure to go say a big hello to all the fabulous people involved. Good luck! 

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Spring Fling

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Warmer temperatures have me dreaming about my upcoming trip to Hawaii. I'm working my butt off in the gym to look good on the beach, and I have been searching for the perfect swimsuit to bring with me. I'm in love with all of the above options! Just hoping my workouts pay off and I look good in them!

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a big giveaway!

XOXO!

Monday, March 9, 2015

20 Minute Butt-Kicking Workout


Hey Everyone!

My best friend came to town this last weekend and showed me an amazing workout routine that is perfect for days when you have no time but still want to feel the burn. She's the one responsible for this routine, and she knows just how to get your body looking its best. I tried this workout with her yesterday and I was dying by the end (and I cut everything in half). Looking forward to getting better and pushing myself to do the whole workout soon!

Let us know what you think!

XOXO,

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Sarah's French Boudoir Themed Lingerie Party

Hi Everyone! Today we are resharing our very first post featuring the bachelorette party I threw for my best friend last year. We have tons of new followers since our first post, and we thought you all would enjoy seeing the party since you most likely missed it the first time!

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I recently had the privilege of being the Maid of Honor for my gorgeous and talented best friend, Sarah. While I plan on posting tips and tricks on how to throw the perfect bachelorette weekend, as well as DIYs, I thought I would start out by showing y'all the French boudoir themed lingerie party that I put together for her.

I threw the shower at The Spencer House in The Colony, TX. It's a Victorian mansion in the middle of the city, and its seriously the coolest place. It was the perfect setting to create the vintage feel that I was going for.

The invite, complete with lingerie insert.

I loved the invites. Anything pink and black and I'm game. I found them off of Etsy for super cheap, the lady sent me the template, and then I had them printed at a local print shop. It saved me tons of money!










Chalkboard anything looks pretty fantastic. I found this idea here, and knew I had to have it for the shower.

These puff balls were a beast to make. My mom and I found the link from here. I think they turned out perfect!

The Favors

I found a recipe for raspberry lemon bath scrub from here, and thought it would be the perfect favor for a boudoir themed shower. The bath scrubs smelled amazing, looked amazing, and seriously make my skin like silk. I may or may not have taken a few for myself;) I printed the labels from here.






I thought it would be fun to drink out of vintage milk glasses, but they are so dang expensive. My mom, who is seriously the most creative person ever, told me that a lot of people had been using Starbucks Frappucino bottles as milk glasses. We bought a case from Costco, had people drink them, and then took the labels off and attached lace and ribbon with glue dots. So cute.

The gorgeous bride


I think that food labels make everything fancy so I knew we had to have some at the shower. I wanted the chalk look, but didn't want to spend money or time spraying chalkboard paint. My mom and I found the idea of chalkboard printables on the internet from here. We then printed them out, and put them in cute gold vintage frames that my mom happened to have already.


Are these cookies not the cutest thing you have ever seen. I asked Sarah's friend Kelly to make them, and to use this as inspiration. She completely blew me away.



This cake is from Kroger! Looks way fancier than that huh? We asked them to make us a pink cake, and then I made a cake bunting from a design I found off the internet and attached them to the vintage straws we were using for everything else.



Christmas lights wrapped in white tulle. You can use this idea for any event just by changing the color of the tulle.

I thought it would be fun to do a Photo Booth at the lingerie shower so Sarah could have more pictures of who was able to make it. I downloaded free Photo Booth props off the internet, attached them to the vintage straws I had ordered, and set up a white sheet behind a window. It ended up being quite the hit, and now Sarah has tons of pictures!





Sarah's bridal party. Hottest bridal party everrrrrr.



My mom found vintage lingerie that we incorporated throughout the rooms.


I bought this eiffel tower from Hobby Lobby, and then made alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks.


And of course the biggest key to a successful lingerie shower is the lingerie itself. Sarah got so much! Evan was a lucky guy;)


I ordered these stickers from Etsy and had them personalized for Sarah. We then stuck them on the bottom of gold Kisses and Rolos, and put them in a jar in the gift room for people to snack on. It's all about the details y'all!

Clothespin Game
 Each guest was given three clothespins and a list of words they weren't allowed to say. You have to use words that people would normally say at a lingerie party so I outlawed Sarah, Evan, bride, groom, wedding, marriage, honeymoon, and lingerie. It was so funny watching people catch others saying the words, and then stealing their pins. Whoever got the most pins won a prize. 


 And last but not least a picture of Jax, my little sister, who made an appearance. Isn't she the cutest?



Questions for you:

Have you thrown a fun party lately?

Where do you get your ideas from?

Do you use Etsy?




Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Home Tour: Mudroom










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Beadboard: Home Depot | Trim: Home Depot | Sign: HomeGoods | Pillow: HomeGoods | Cushion: DIY made with fabric from Hobby Lobby | Hunters: Nordstrom | Tory Burch Reva Flats: Nordstrom

Hi Everyone! I'm continuing with my home tour today and showing you the mudroom. The mudroom looked very different before we started on it. Unfortunately I don't have a before picture! Over President's day weekend Sky and I added the beadboard and the trim to the bench. We also made the cushion. The pillow and the sign from HomeGoods provided the perfect touch! I somehow also neglected to take pictures of how to make the bench cushion, but a tutorial will be coming soon! We love this space now. The sign is french for "It's so good." We love coming home and getting a reminder that our home and our life together is so good, especially after long days at work!

I will share more soon!

XOXO,

Monday, March 2, 2015

Blushing...

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Ladies, say hello to Spring's hottest color: Blush. I am absolutely obsessed with this perfect pink color. It basically is the most feminine color on the planet, and gives any outfit a lady like touch. If you aren't a huge fan of pink start out small and use the color in your accessory choices. By the end of the Spring you may love it so much you will be in it head to toe!

XOXO,