Beauty Bits

2 Fab Saviors for Sensitive Skin

September 25, 2016
Skin Saviors for Sensitive Skin // Abbey Kitchen

I was first introduced to the First Aid Beauty (FAB) products by a skincare expert/friend of mine from work. She has magical skin and a breadth of skincare knowledge — a buddy who I can nerd out with for HOURS on pores, dry skin, blackheads, scars, and more. (Which we did and it was an awesome and totally normal conversation to have as we smashed bruschetta in our mouths at Olive & Ivy.)  This gem of a pal then went home and took photos of the products she uses and sent them over to me (love her forever). The FAB facial cleanser and moisturizer were two that she adores (!) and I thought, “Well sh*t. I’m gonna have to try those bad boys out!” Continue Reading

Fruits of Fitness

24 Minute Park Bench Workout

No gym?! NO PROBLEM! Constraints such as not being able to find a gym close to you or not being able to afford a gym membership, should not be things that hold you back from living a fit and healthy lifestyle. Also… I’ll soon enough…

September 20, 2016
Style Cues by Ash: A Bold Bandana
Style Cues

A Bold Bandana

The bandana: It can be worn around the neck, knotted, then pulled to the side like a neckerchief. It can be draped bandit-style so it lies just above the chest at a point. It can be tied tight and strong to resemble an on-trend…

August 19, 2016
Beet + Kale Quinoa Bowl // Abbey Kitchen

Beet + Kale Quinoa Bowl

In our last post, which you can read here, we introduced two concerns we’ve heard from many friends, acquaintances, and coworkers that ultimately keep them from enjoying a healthy-eating, home-cooking lifestyle: 1. “It just takes too long to cook at home…” or “I simply…

April 16, 2016
Lemon Roasted Romanesco Cauliflower // Abbey Kitchen

Lemon Roasted Romanesco Cauliflower

Mother Nature breeds some wonderful and interesting plants, animals, and more. There are specific moments in nature when things like math and equations work out perfectly and beautifully. We had a high school art teacher who dedicated a lesson to naturally occurring fractals. The…

March 9, 2016
Sedona Hike at Bell Rock // Abbey Kitchen
Tastes of Travel

Bell Rock // Sedona, AZ

 SEDONA, ARIZONA Allison and I grew up just 20 minutes away from Sedona, AZ, a town we visited rather frequently.  The reason for our visits have transformed slowly over our growing up years.…

February 24, 2016
Easy and Healthy Vegetarian Tacos // Abbey Kitchen

Beet + Chickpea Tacos

Allison and I have a big question… Who comes up with the National holidays?? Like National Pancake Day (which of course we approve), National Puppy Day (give us puppy hugs all day), or National Organize Your Home Day (for realz is a thing, so for all…

February 24, 2016
Orange Date Muffins // Abbey Kitchen

Date + Orange Muffins

There aren’t many words that can either sound confusing, stressful, and delicious as the word “snack.” You know what we mean? Do you ever find yourself a couple hours after you have JUST eaten your breakfast feeling hungry? And you’re left truly confused as…

February 10, 2016
Corn Radish Tomato Salad // Abbey Kitchen

Corn + Radish + Tomato Salad

Some of our favorite things to eat are recipes and dishes that are loaded up with color. And by color we mean natural color, not color like a large bowl of Fruit Loops or Trix cereal (which we loved as kiddos! And remember it fondly…

January 29, 2016
Too Easy So Good: Broccoli + Spring Garlic Pasta // Abbey Kitchen

Broccoli + Spring Garlic Pasta for Two

Running out of time? Don’t feel like spending hours in the kitchen cooking? If so. We totally feel you. This week we are making a quinoa pasta broccoli dinner that is just Too Easy and So Good! Ash and I have been busy with…

January 21, 2016