Guilty Snacking Without the Guilt! Yogurt Dips!



So on a recent trip to Costco, I came across probably the best thing that has happened to my junk food loving self--Jalapeno Greek Yogurt Probiotic Dip.  O.M.G. Yes.

We also bought a bag of Pop Chip potato chips to go with it.  Let me tell you--I still feel guilty eating it because it is just too good to be true, but it is true.  And it is healthy.

You can purchase the Skotidakis Jalapeno Greek Yogurt dip at Costco!
image from skotidakis.com
 While on the topic of guilt-free yogurt dips, I also recently discovered a line of yogurt DRESSINGS.  Yes, dressings--the stuff you gave up to keep your salads healthy.  The brand is Bolthouse Farms, and all of the varieties that I have tried have been absolutely delicious.  I feel like I can live again!  If you are following Weight Watchers, most of the dressings are only 1 point for 2 tbsp!

image from http://bolthouse.com/
This particular dressing, Caesar Parmigiano is my absolute favorite!  You can find these at your local grocery stores.  Search on the website for your store!

The recipe I made with this dressing is a 5 Minute Caesar Salad Pita Pizza:

Ingredients:
1 Whole Wheat Pita
Salad of your choice
Boathouse Farms Caesar Parmigiano Yogurt Dressing
Caesar Croutons
Parmesan Cheese

Directions:
1.  Heat the pita to the hardness of your liking (I microwaved mine for about 25 seconds to get it soft and warm). 
2.  Spread Bolthouse Farms Caesar Dressing with a knife on the pita lightly
3.  Sprinkle parmesan cheese on the dressing
4.  Place salad on the pita
5.  Drizzle more dressing while adding croutons and additional parmesan cheese to your liking
6.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

10 Best YouTube Makeup Channels

Somtimes when my everyday makeup routine gets bland and boring, or when I try to look a little different for a night out, I turn to the best makeup consultant a girl with a budget could ask for--Youtube.  Check out these Youtube makeup artists who give video tutorials to help spice up your look for any occasion!



My personal favorite:
Over 400 videos of makeup tutorials for everyday looks or based on your favorite celebrities' looks!

Almost 200 videos of makeup and hair tutorials--some more extreme looks, but they are great for going out!

Two professional makeup artists take on this Youtube channel with over 400 videos of professional tutorials.

A bunch of bold makeup looks on this page!

A makeup artist with tons and tricks and tips on her channel!

This adorable girl gives you tons of awesome makeup looks that you could wear for any occasion!

This channel goes beyond tutorials for specific looks.  It also has tons of tricks to help make your everyday makeup look even better!

Lots of tutorials and tips on this channel!

Enjoy these wonderful tutorials on all different skin tones.

Tons of different videos for simple, everyday makeup.


Let me know what your favorite makeup tutorials are!  Enjoy!

Most Adorable Fall Treats and Snacks

Now that it's officially Fall, it's officially time for pumpkin and apple infused, Halloween and Thanksgiving inspired, and down right tasty and deliciously flavored SNACKS.  Enjoy these Fall snacks!


Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats
image and idea via http://www.homestoriesatoz.com/
Apple Cider Apple Cups with Cinnamon
image and idea via http://www.bhg.com/
M&M Ice Cream Cone  Cornucopia
image and idea via the craft patch
 Chocolate Dipped Football Strawberries
image and idea via http://www.trendhunter.com/
 Paula Deen's Pumpkin Bars
image and idea via http://www.foodnetwork.com/
 Pumpkin Sprinkle Pretzels
image and idea via http://www.bedifferentactnormal.com/
 Pudding Oreo Cookie Halloween Cups
image and idea via http://blissfullydomestic.com/
Acorn Kiss Cookies
image and idea via http://itswrittenonthewalls.blogspot.com/
Cone and Pretzel Teepees
image and idea via http://stiesthoughts.blogspot.com/
Caramel Apple Pie Sticks
image and idea via http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/
Enjoy and feel free to suggest more cute fall treats!
Monday, September 24, 2012

12 Boots Under $50 For Fall 2012



Enjoy any of these awesome (and affordable) Fall looks!  Feel free to comment and add any of your own inexpensive Fall boot purchaes!

















DIY Fall Projects

As the summer sadly comes to a close (okay, it's over, I know), the brisk air of Fall moving in brings a fresh start filled with changing leaves, apple picking, and pumpkin carving.  Celebrate Fall with some of these awesome DIY Fall projects!



image and idea via http://www.revolutionariesblog.com
 Cut up toilet paper and paper towel rolls and add them with some color, branches, and a blank canvas to create this wonderful fall wall art.  Check out the full tutorial in the link above.

image and idea via marthastewart.com
Preserve your most beautiful leaves with this gorgeously vibrant leaf chandelier. 

image and idea via gingerbreadsnowflakes.com
Leaves, light, and a mason jar.  This simple project will add the perfect fall touch to any room.

image and idea via www.midwestliving.com
Take this simple approach (though my handwriting would be atrocious in comparison to this) to decorating pumpkins.  

image and idea via www.bhg.com
Take the orange out of a pumpkin?  Who knew it could look so pretty?  White paint and a subtle sparkle make this pumpkin a classy centerpiece for any fall gathering.

image and idea via littleloveliesbyallison.com
A simple wreath can add so much to a front door, especially with the beauty of the colors of fall and a small personal touch.

image and idea via www.myhomeideas.com
Pumpkin address...what could be cuter?  Make carving easy (or more difficult) by etching out your house number into your perfectly shaped pumpkins.  I feel like this one could turn out either way...maybe I'll give it a shot! 

image and idea via http://apumpkinandaprincess.com
Take out the stems of your pumpkins to create a simple yet gorgeous fall centerpiece.  Now THIS I may be able to pull off!

Please submit any additional Fall projects you may have done or seen!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Easiest DIY Projects from Pinterest

Tired of pinning DIY projects that simply seem too hard to ever effectively pull off?  Here's a list of some of the easiest DIY projects that you can ACTUALLY pull off with links to the pages of directions.



 
image and idea via http://theivycottageblog.blogspot.com
Candle+Double Stick Tape+Glitter= Pretty Holiday Candle (or any occasion depending on color scheme)  Looks fool proof enough!

image and idea via http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/
Masking or Painter's Tape+Wooden Frame= Chic Striped Frame

image and idea via etsy.com Della Creations
Scrabble Letters+Super Glue+Ribbon+Hook= Cute Personalized Ornament!

*You can find individual Scrabble tiles on Ebay so you will not have to sacrifice your game!!

image and idea via http://welcomesunshinehome.blogspot.com
Lantern+Ornaments+Ribbon= Beautiful Piece for Your Mantle or Centerpiece

image and idea via http://www.notonthehighstreet.com
Canvas+Wooden Letters+Spray Paint= Personalized Word Art (or you can buy it on this site)

image and idea via http://www.sugarandcharmblog.com
Clear Vase+Colored Paint= Vibrant Vases!

image and idea via http://www.makeandtakes.com
Frame+Scrapbook Paper+Letter Decals+Dry Erase Marker= DIY Menu Board (or any dry erase board for that matter)

Many more DIY project posts to come!  Enjoy these simple ones and let me know how they come out!  Also be sure to check out the sites and blogs from which these ideas originate which are linked in the caption under the images.

Website Profile: Polyvore

After pinning for a few months, I always noticed lovely sets of clothes, shoes, and accessories put together into outfits.  After seeing a few of these, I wondered where they came from and saw that they all linked back to the same website:  www.polyvore.com

I created my own page that you can access here: http://casualfashionista.polyvore.com/ 
I made a few of my own outfits such as:


What's great about this site is that you can view the items and sort them by style, color, price, etc.  So you can actually know where to buy the stuff you design!

Have fun and link your own creations in the comments section!

Online Shopping on a Budget

Updated!: Do you go online shopping often?  Do you fill up your virtual cart with adorable clothes only to reach the checkout portion and cancel the order because of: 1) overall expense 2) extreme shipping cost 3) sizing concerns or 4) "Maybe I don't need that..."

Yes, I find myself doing this just about once a week.  Also, I get sick of checking the same three bargain clothing stores.  Forever21, your clothes are still adorable, but I don't know how many bodycon dresses my thighs can squeeze into.  So here's a list of some new clothing stores that are (mostly) inexpensive and adorable.  Check out my Plus Size Clothing like Forever 21 post out here: http://agirlsguiltypleasures.blogspot.com/2012/10/plus-size-fashion-like-forever-21.html  Enjoy!

Sites like Forever 21

Check out my new post: Sites Like Anthropologie (if your budget is a little higher!)

Sites Like Forever 21 (Inexpensive Clothing Websites for Young Women)


www.norestforbridget.com (GGP shop review here + 10% discount using code NRFBXO at checkout)
www.humblechic.com (GGP shop review here)
www.flirtcatalog.com (GGP shop review here)
www.divany.com (GGP shop review here)
www.sammydress.com (GGP shop review for full details and disclaimers here)
www.moddeals.com (GGP shop review here)
www.1015store.com (GGP shop review here)
Enjoy!  Please let me know if you know of any othe sites like Forever21 or stores like Forever21 or even just shops for a small budget, because every girl needs a variety of places to shop, no matter her financial circumstances!

If you would like me to review your shop, please contact me at agirlsguiltypleasures@gmail.com .

**Disclaimer: Some links on this page are affiliate and sponsored sites.** 


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