No Bake Energy Ball Recipe

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No bake energy balls are one of my family’s favorite snacks, so I thought I would share this recipe with you. I think we’ve made them at least three times in quarantine. These energy balls only take about 10 minutes to make and include peanut butter, vanilla extract, honey, oats, flaxseed and chocolate chips – many ingredients you probably already have.

  1. 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  2. 1/2 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter
  3. 1/3 cup honey
  4. 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (we use mini)
  5. 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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Once you have all of your ingredients in a bowl, mix them until they are combined.

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From there, you place them bowl in the refrigerator for the mixture to harden. Once hardened, you can roll the mixture into balls, size of your choice, and then they are ready to eat!

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Tips for cleaning out your closet

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Now that we seem to have a little bit of time on our hands, let’s clean out our closets. Spring cleaning, quarantine edition! Below I’m going to share some of the questions I ask myself when I’m going through my closet. I hope this helps, and feel free to reach out with images of items you aren’t sure you should keep.

  1. Have you worn this item in a year? If no, time to get rid of it.
  2. Are you keeping something for sentimental reasons? I’m such a sentimental person. I can attach meaning to just about anything, but believe me, those items aren’t doing you any good just sitting in your closet. Let someone else enjoy them!
  3. Do you have items that are too big or too small? If it doesn’t fit, it’s time to move on.
  4. Is this item a classic piece? If so, it’s worth keeping. Examples: dark denim, plain sweaters, button up blouses.
  5. Do you have duplicates of this item? We don’t need multiples of the same piece!
  6. Do you feel good in this item? If not, time to toss!

Don’t know what to do with the items you aren’t keeping? Donate them to places like Goodwill or The Salvation Army. You can also take them to a consignment store, and they will sell your items for you. If you are wiling to put in a little work, sell them on Poshmark or other resell sites!

I hope this helps you purge your closet!

Loungewear

Well, it looks like we will be cooped up for awhile, so I thought I would share some of my favorite loungewear sets. Many come in multiple color ways, and some are also on SALE (one of my favorite words.) Be sure to click the links below to see what’s available!

What have y’all been doing to keep busy? Doing puzzles, playing games, starting new TV shows, going on walks at safe distances, of course? I need recommendations!

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Spring Shoes under $200

Do you love shoes? I definitely do and have forever. I remember as a child prancing around my house in those plastic dress up heels. Now the heels I wear are more expensive and more uncomfortable, go figure. Today, I want to share some of my favorite sandals, sneakers and heels that you can wear now all the way through summer. Best part, they are all under $200!

Wear these with the dresses from Monday’s post, here!

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Dress + Sneakers

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| dress similar: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 | sneakers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 | earrings | sunglasses |

A dress and sneakers: one of my favorite combinations. I love the mix of femininity with a sporty edge. Of course, sneakers make every outfit more comfortable too. Since I’m on my feet almost all day at work, I try to wear sneakers as much as possible. Style one of your favorite dresses with sneakers, and see how you like the combo! You may never look back.

Recreate my look by clicking the links above! I’m sure you’ll see this dress again this spring paired with a heel or espadrille, too.

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Light Pink: old made new

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| top similar: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 | jeans | coat | loafers others: 1, 2, 3| headband |

I love creating new looks with old pieces! I’ve had the coat and jeans for years but never thought about pairing them together until the other day. Before I walked out the door, I decided I probably needed an extra layer, and this is the only coat that went with my outfit. In my mind, it’s warmer than it really is. Hurry up spring!

I challenge you to create a new combination out of pieces you already have!

XO, MS

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Pops of Red and Blue

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| top | shorts | jacket | shoes | bag | headband | scarf |

Can you tell I’m ready for spring? Hems are getting shorter as warm weather approaches. Yesterday, Henry and I went to the last SMU basketball home game of the season where red and blue is a must, so I completed this neutral look with a bright red bag and a red and blue headband. Sandals felt a bit premature, so I opted for a closed toe flat. Unfortunately, we blew a 24 point lead – seems to be a trend… Football season can’t get here soon enough!

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