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Latest Purchases

Happy Monday!

Today I am posting a round-up of all of my most recent purchases. I am a bit of a shopaholic... I love clothes and Amazon and Target. I try to be mindful of the budget so I do usually confine my shopping to things that are on sale. And there is NOTHING I love more than a good sale!! So here is a round up of everything I have bought over the last few weeks.


AMAZON

I bought one of these quartz rollers to put on my face serum. It is supposed to encourage circulation in the skin. So far I like it! It was less than $10.
Akozon 1pc Rose Quartz Crystal Double-head Beauty Roller Face Neck Massage Tool
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D27145L/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B07D27145L&linkCode=as2&tag=thelegduc-20&linkId=94025483f5c4ddb2b99b37c58d0e5e2e


I ordered this to use on my face at night. Hyaluronic Acid is SO good for your skin and I love that this is a gel- it goes on SO smooth. It is also less than $15- score!
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Water Face Gel Moisturizer for Dry Skin, 1.7 fl. oz
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NR1YQHM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00NR1YQHM&linkCode=as2&tag=thelegduc-20&linkId=2a74ba17bbbddcd1306dc3a0e1a4318b


I needed a new pop socket for my phone but I got this instead. It is so cute in the Mickey Mouse shape and works great! I got a 2 pack for less than $7!
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077CLVFFZ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B077CLVFFZ&linkCode=as2&tag=thelegduc-20&linkId=cdb00bb3193871b3ac71635d1265c487

These leggings are AMAZING and under $12!! The even have the pocket for your phone and come in a million colors. They are super comfy and wash well.
HOFI High Waist Yoga Pants for Women Side & Inner Pockets with Tummy Control Sports Leggings
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07F2GXW2Z/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B07F2GXW2Z&linkCode=as2&tag=thelegduc-20&linkId=05c1930ed4dcb2a7400e53126477d9b2


I made a new years resolution to pack my lunch every day and these are perfect to pack in!! You get so many for the low price!
Enther Meal Prep Containers [12 Pack] 3 Compartment with Lids, Food Storage Bento Box | BPA Free | Stackable | Reusable Lunch Boxes, Microwave/Dishwasher/Freezer Safe,Portion Control (36 oz)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079QKJ6CQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B079QKJ6CQ&linkCode=as2&tag=thelegduc-20&linkId=aaf4587d6a18d82f1eef4c31503dabaf

J. CREW & J. CREW FACTORY 

This was my latest J. Crew Factory order. I LOVE J. Crew in general and they always run such good sales on the regular and Factory site. I was able to get all of this for less than $100 thanks to the code CLEAROUT!!!!!

City coat
https://factory.jcrew.com/p/J6140?color_name=hthr-graphite&N=2

Sleeveless ruffle top
https://factory.jcrew.com/p/K2187?color_name=black&N=2

Wrap top
https://factory.jcrew.com/p/K4944?color_name=black&N=2


Bustier bandeau bikini top
https://factory.jcrew.com/p/J0584?color_name=wild-berry-white&N=SMALL


This was my latest J. Crew order. I snagged this whole order for $110 thanks to the 70% off promo code GOFORIT.

This cute bathing suit was around $11 for both pieces.
women's j.crew playa laguna ruched bikini top - women's swimwear
https://www.jcrew.com/p/J2489?color_name=CERISE&srcCode=EMOP00001&utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=order-confirmation
women's j.crew playa miami string bikini bottom - women's swimwear
https://www.jcrew.com/p/H8449?color_name=CERISE&srcCode=EMOP00001&utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=order-confirmation

This gorgeous Tweed Jacket was under $60.
tweed lurex lady coat with braided trim - women's outerwear
https://www.jcrew.com/p/K3783?color_name=BLACK%20METALLIC%20MULTI&srcCode=EMOP00001&utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=order-confirmation

This adorble gingham suit was under $20 for both pieces.

women's demi underwire bikini top in oversized matte gingham - women's swimwear
https://www.jcrew.com/p/H7650?color_name=WISTERIA%20IVORY&srcCode=EMOP00001&utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=order-confirmation
women's lowrider bikini bottom in oversized matte gingham - women's swimwear
https://www.jcrew.com/p/J1771?color_name=WISTERIA%20IVORY&srcCode=EMOP00001&utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=order-confirmation

Friday Five 1/18/19

Happy Friday!


My week has been a bit up and down. Classes were good, work is going well and I did some planning on some exciting things for my future. There is snow on the ground which always makes me happy. Unfortunately, there was also a lot of downs in my week and some bad news.... just asking for some prayers if anyone has a spare moment.

I am looking forward to a long weekend at home with my family and horses. It is much needed at the moment.

Now on to my Friday Five.


1. Walmart Grocery Delivery

I tried Walmart Grocery Delivery for the first time this week and it was AMAZING! I ordered online and they were delivered at 9am by a super nice guy named Blake. It saved me so much time and was so simple and straightforward. If you are short on time, seriously consider trying this out!

2. Game of Thrones
I know I am about 10 years late to this party but my husband and I finally started Game of Thrones. So far I am confused but hopefully I will start to keep everyone straight. Everyone says it is great so here goes nothing!


3. Yeouth Face Serum 

I have been using this for about a month and I am SO pleased with it! It is a perfect base full of good stuff for your face but I like that it goes on more like a moisturizer than a serum.

4. Space Force 

I saw this news and I AM SO EXCITED! The Office is basically the greatest show of all time so something new from those guys is the greatest news ever.

5. The Secret Rescue by Cate Lineberry 

I finished this book this week and it was so good! It is a very interesting story about something that history has largely forgotten. I am not very familiar with Albania nor did I realize that so many nurses ended up behind enemy lines in WW2. I would highly suggest this if you like informative, historical reads like me!

All About the MPRE


I bet some of you 1L's out there won't even recognize the term MPRE... I know I had no idea what it was until like my 2L year. Turns out, it is something you have to take and pass in almost every state in order to sit for the Bar exam. I am posting this to help others know and understand the MPRE before it's upon you.

It has been a while since I took the MPRE but I hope this overview helps those of your out there wondering exactly what the MPRE is and how to prepare to pass it.

Easy Slow Cooker Chili Recipe

Happy Sunday!

My Eagles are playing today so we have Chili cooking in the crockpot for the game. FLY EAGLES FLY! (I grew up outside of Philidelphia so I am a lifelong Eagles fan)

Few things go together better than Chili and football. My husband and I make this Chili recipe all the time and it is one of my FAVORITE recipes of all time. It is quick and easy and SO good. I keep the ingredients on hand at all times because it is just one of those meals that always sounds good and is easy to put together.

This is one of those recipes that anyone can make regardless of cooking skill. Perfect for busy families or student life!

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Perfect Sunday Football Chili Recipe 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 2 cans Kidney Beans 
  • 1 can Black Beans 
  • 1 can Sweet Corn
  • 2 cans Tomato Sauce
  • Optional: a few dashes of Tobasco to heat it up
Toppings/Sides 
  • Sour cream 
  • Cheese 
  • Scallions 
  • Olives 
  • Chili
  • Corn chips 
  • Cornbread
Directions
  1. Brown ground beef in a skillet
  2. Once brown, add to slow cooker
  3. Add beans, corn and tomato sauce to crockpot
  4. Add onion, garlic, & chili powder, paprika, salt, pepper & cumin to crockpot
  5. Cook in a crockpot for 3-4 hours on HIGH or 6-8 hours on LOW
  • Serve in a bowl and add any of the toppings you want. Cornbread my favorite side. 
  • Store in airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days
    • Perfect as leftovers for lunch
Right click on the recipe to print!

Friday Five 1/11/19

Happy Friday!

This week started with my 25th birthday celebrations. My family drove up to meet us for dinner on Saturday. We had a nice dinner (complete with free desert) and I was blessed with some lovely presents through the real gift was time with my family. My birthday was on Sunday, 1/6, and I had the best day. I slept in, my hubby got me donuts for breakfast, we lounged around for a while and then my husband surprised me with a trip to the Toledo Museum of Art which is just a few minutes from our house. We are not really "art" people but it was really interesting regardless. There were some amazing pieces and two really cool temporary exhibits: one reunited a torn painting after 200 years and the other was tens of thousands of dried flowers suspended from the ceiling and it was breathtaking. We got Olive Garden on the way home and then binge watched movies until my favorite show, Outlander, came on. To top off a great birthday, the Eagles won their wild-card game #FLYEAGLESFLY!