Sunday, September 11, 2016
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Happy hump day all! I have always been on a diet, gimic, or way of life ever since I can remember. I always felt bigger even when I was younger. I look back and think I was just a normal size. Not fat. Not skinny. Normal. I wish someone taught me self love to save me lots of money in dieting and self analysis. I have always been that girl on the quest for higher knowledge. Healthy mind. Healthy body. I will always be the one to do yoga or read the self help book. I'm okay with that. I love that about myself. I'm always transforming into something new. I love change. Every time I do transform a bit. I feel myself becoming better and better. As if I'm molding myself into the woman I always envisioned myself to be. Fast forward 20 years later... I decided to do whole30 about a few months back. I think the end of January. It was an amazing journey that led to going down a size in pants. Clearing my skin. Respecting my body more. But the best thing yet, was learning how to read nutrition labels and truly understand them. I did a few rounds but as the summer was ending, I was getting way to antsy and feeling really restricted. Also I kind of had enough of meat as I was eating it with every meal as a source of protein. I sometimes do no meat for a week or so and decided I wanted to go Vegan. Including no fish since I don't eat seafood anyway. No eggs, I had been eating hundreds on whole30. It's been I think a week or two weeks this weekend. I don't feel restricted at all. It's nice to be able to have healthy grains like a normal person. Organic whole wheat pasta with veggies. Etc. One thing on whole30 I have still stuck with is no dairy. If I get a coffee out now I always order Almond or Coconut milk. Even at home. I stumbled upon this great list today that sounded amazing and encouraging all the benefits of going Vegan. I look forward to seeing this benefits as well as feeling them. The best part yet is knowing my body is healthy on the inside. So here's to the next chapter in my never ending "beginnings". I'm always proud of my courage and will to commit, and want to make myself better than the day before :)
Signing off a "Vegan" Coffee Diva
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Happy Labor day weekend all! I hope.you have been well. I am back and sharing my little fall vignette. I added some touches of autumn to the apartment today while I had off. I used items I purchased the previous year as well as one or two newbies from T.J Maxx. I love to shop the apartment first when the seasons change to look for good items before I shop.
Well I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday. Im back to work next week. My new full time hours have begun. I recently received a promotion at work. I've been so thankful and proud. Anyways enjoy all things fall and pumpkin spice related. My favorite 🍊🍊🍊
P.S I've enjoyed a few PSLs from Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts already 😂
Signing off a "thankful" Diva
Friday, July 22, 2016
Good afternoon all. It's a steamy one in New York. I am off today. I work the weekend, so I thought i'd do a quick review. I tried out the new Cutex Advanced Revival Nail Polish remover pads. They are absolutely amazing! I am so glad I was able to try them from Influenster (In this sample box) and Cutex. One little pad is soaked in nail polish remover that will take off both hands nail polish. No matter what color. I tried light and dark. They have a nice light scent. You can get pretty much at any drug store. Target. Etc. The best part yet is they keep your nail hydrated. It won't dry them out. Or make them chip. I will definitely be purchasing again. I give 5 coffee cups out of 5.
Have you guys ever purchased them? If so thoughts?
Signing off a "Well manicured" Coffee Diva
Friday, July 15, 2016
Hello my coffee family! T.G.I.F. I hope you all missed me. Sorry for my absence, I started an amazing new job in the city. It has taken me a little while to settle into routine again since I was out of work about a year. I couldn't be happier. It is very challenging. Exciting. Fun. Best thing is I get to be independent. I hope you are all doing really good and enjoying your summer.
I have a new review for you that I had tried about a month ago. The nicest brand messaged me on Instagram to try out their coffee. Naturally I jumped at the offer to taste test coffee! Duh! The company is called Intelligent Blends. They sell all Organic K-cups at great prices. Everything is free shipping even their sampler packs! Bio-degradable K-cups. Best yet, the coffee is amazing! They offer dark roast, french roast, decaf, bold, medium, as well as some tea assortments. Cocoa and cider. The K-Cups I tried in the picture all are 5 coffee cups out of 5. Full bodied Arabica coffee blends that you can tell are fresh. Flavorful. As well as gourmet quality. I highly recommend buying these K-Cups. Their prices can not be beat. I have searched high and low for affordable K-Cups. This is by far the best place. $4.99 for a sampler pack (again free shipping). Then for a big pack 48 count, $22 even. Also if you place an order. They keep track of how much you spend. It's like a rewards program. It will say "you can earn 77 beans on this product". When you reach a certain amount of "beans" you can cash in for a free box. So cool! Another way you can save even more with auto-delivery. About 2.5%. Which would make a 48 count $21.45.
I just can't say anything bad about this brand. I felt very thankful they chose me to try their products. Click here to order. I also give the company's customer service and attention to detail and their clients 5 coffee cups out of 5. It was a pleasure dealing with them.
Have you guys ever shopped with this company? Seen them on Instagram? Let me know your thoughts. Enjoy your weekend all :)
Signing off a "working" Coffee Diva
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Hello all. Happy belated Memorial day weekend. I hope you had a great one. It was very hot here in N.Y.C. Mine was good. My husband's birthday was the 28th so we went out to eat and celebrated. I am catching up on work today. The past few weeks have been so busy I barely had time to post. I did a few cute DIY's last week. I painted the bottom of my kitchen chairs and also I made little vases out of old perfume bottles that I wasn't using anymore. They were just too pretty not to use anymore. I used Philosophy and Marc Jacobs. I had them out to display and style my shelves with. I decided to kick it up a notch and turn them into mini vases. And by kick it up a notch, I meant take out the pliers from the tool box and go to town on your perfume bottles lol. It took a little elbow grease but after the top broke I put the flowers in and they looked so cute! An easy free way to turn what you already have in your home into a new item. No money needed. Well I hope you enjoyed my post and have a wonderful Tuesday. Stay cool in the sun.
Do you guys like to DIY? What is your favorite DIY project that you have done. I love to DIY. It's a great way to decorate on a budget or when you have no money. As well as to put your personal touch on your stuff.