My CustomInk Experience (Behind The Scenes)

Dallas, Texas, Everything else, Lifestyle, Reviews

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Several weeks ago I was invited to take a tour at CustomInk’s Production Facility in Flower Mound, TX, and I was seriously blown away by how they make and customize t-shirts. Behind every t-shirt and every CustomInk’s product, there is so much work involved, so many people who work behind the scenes creating a perfect t-shirt. I never really give a thought to how t-shirts are actually created, especially when it’s so easy to design and order them online, using CustomInk Design Lab with 75 000 + pieces of art to choose from (or you can create your own design). They use several methods to make their t-shirts: embroidery, digital printing, and screen printing. You have to watch the whole process for yourself, and you will also see how I screen printed my own t-shirt (it was a lot of fun and took a lot of muscle work lol) ↓:

You can order CustomInk products for ANY event in your life..big or small: wedding, reunion, graduation, vacation, for your business, sports team etc. Here are several samples:  Continue reading “My CustomInk Experience (Behind The Scenes)”

House Makeover | Before & After

Dallas, Texas, DIY/How to, Everything else, Family, Lifestyle

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I’m finally posting before and after photos of our house makeover!!

We’ve recently moved to our new house and still in the process of unpacking the boxes (can’t wait to be done with that). We bought the house in February and we fell in love with it at first glance. We love everything about it: the layout, the size of the rooms, the fact that it’s a one-story house, and it has everything we want our perfect house to have including the backyard and of course, the pool (it’s Texas for God’s sake :-)).

It’s our first family house and first time to do any kind of remodeling. We were very excited to begin the process and to choose the paint colors, tile, appliances etc. It was very fun (more fun at the beginning than at the end lol), but it was also very overwhelming at the same time…we even had to choose the color of the grout (yes, I didn’t even think there were so many options of grout colors :-)).

We made all of our choices and then I began to worry if it would look good when it was all set and done. I didn’t want to pay more just to change and redo something that I chose myself at the first place.

Even though we wanted our house to look beautiful we were also trying to make practical choices like we made an office room instead of having a formal dining room because we need an office space since I work from home, and we can always have big dinners in the kitchen area.

Here are several Before and After photos. And below you will also find a Before/After Video + the fun process of remodeling.

 

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This is the kitchen. The kitchen cabinets are real wood, so we decided to just paint them white instead of completely changing them since the quality is really good. We changed the floors, countertops, backsplash, sink and appliances.

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Dove Root Lift Spray | Review

Beauty, Reviews

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I remember standing in the “Hair Care” aisle one day looking for something innovative and awesome for my hair, but I wasn’t sure what exactly I was looking for, I just knew that my hair needed a little extra something to look better than it really was. Then I saw this Dove Root Lift Spray, and I thought to myself that it could be a game changer for my hair if it really worked, and of course, I had to try it. So here’s a little bit about the product:

Brand Claims:

Dove Oxygen Moisture Root Lift Spray lifts hair from the roots for added body and fullness.

Formulated with Oxyfusion Technology for Moisture

The Oxygen Moisture range is made with Oxyfusion Technology, a new generation of moisture and provides 95 percent more volume*.

Lifts from the Roots for Natural-Looking Bounce

This light mist provides targeted lift from the roots, where hair tends to be weighed down, for body and natural-looking bounce.

My Opinion:

 

I use it ALL THE TIME since the day I got it, I haven’t even shopped for an alternative like I usually like to do because I’m so in love with this product. I don’t know how this spray does its magic, I just know that it works. I use it mostly after I straighten my hair with a flat iron, that’s when my hair needs the most volume, and without it, my hair looks just really flat. I usually spray it on my dry hair, but it works on wet hair as well. And it smells amazing!

How to Use: Spray close to hair targeting roots for better lift. Use a brush for beautiful finish throughout the day.

Size: 3.3 oz

Price: $5.98

Where to get: Amazon

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12 Weeks Meal Plan | Week 11

Food/Recipes, Health/Body, Lifestyle

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Probably the healthiest meal plan on my blog yet 🙂

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Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos

Freezer Freindly Breakfast Burritos

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, divided
  • 5 whole eggs
  • 10 egg whites
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 8-ounce package fully cooked diced ham
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 10 tablespoons Sargento® Reduced Fat Mild Cheddar Shredded Cheese
  • 10 La Tortilla Factory® Low Carb, High Fiber Whole-Wheat Tortillas, Original Size
Other:
  • plastic wrap or freezer paper
  • 2 gallon size resealable bags
    1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and egg whites. Heat a large nonstick skillet, over medium-low heat. Add ½ tablespoon of butter to the skillet. When melted, pour the eggs in and allow to set up for about 1 minute, then proceed to scramble.
    2. Heat a separate large skillet over medium heat, and add the remaining ½ tablespoon of butter. Cook the peppers and onions for about 8-10 minutes, until soft. Add the spinach and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until wilted.
    3. Spread the scrambled eggs on a baking sheet, and the cooked vegetables on another. Refrigerate until cool. Cooling the filling before assembly helps prevent the burritos from becoming soggy when they are microwaved.
    4. While the filling is cooling, spread the ham out on a paper towel-lined plate to remove excess moisture.
    5. Evenly fill each tortilla with the eggs, vegetables, ham, and 1 tablespoon cheese, then wrap like a burrito.
    6. Line a baking dish with the burritos and put them in the freezer for 15-20 minutes to flash freeze them.
    7. When very cold, wrap each burrito in plastic wrap individually, and then in freezer paper after that if desired.
    8. To microwave them after they are frozen: unwrap the burrito from the freezer paper and plastic wrap, then loosely wrap it in a damp paper towel on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave one at a time for 2½ to 3 minutes, then allow to rest for 1 to 2 minutes before eating, being careful because contents will be hot.

Peanut Butter Apple Nachos

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Anthropologie Spring Must-Haves

Fashion, Fashion Inspiration

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I’m an Anthropologie fan! <3 Their clothes are always so chic and trendy! Anthropologie collections are always unique, full of character and Must-Have!! I was browsing their website recently and I just can’t help but share some of their pieces that caught my eye:

You can see their full collection of dresses and tops on their website.

Dresses for special occasions:

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Maxi Dresses

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Tops

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How often do you shop at Anthropologie?

xo JANE xo

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Monday Vlog: Remodeling Our New House

Dallas, Texas, Family, Lifestyle

These couple of weeks I’m planning on editing all the footage up to date, and I’m going to upload all of them on our family channel .

Here are two recent videos that I already uploaded:

This one is Day In The Life video (at Children’s Park). The Dallas Arboretum park is absolutely gorgeous any time of the year, and it’s probably our favorite park for family activities in Dallas.

And in the second video ↓ you will see a sneak peak of our {before} master bathroom. It’s a part 1 of the remodeling, when we’re excited about choosing all the materials, and appliances, color paints.

xo JANE xo

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12 Weeks Meal Plan | Week 10

Food/Recipes, Lifestyle

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Cheese Tater Tot Breakfast Bake

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  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 lb ground breakfast sausage, no casings
  • 2½ cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, divided
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 extra large eggs or 3 large eggs
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • pinch of table salt (1/8 tsp)
  • 2 lbs frozen tater tots
  • 3 TB freshly chopped parsley for garnish
  1. In a very large skillet, cook sausage on medium high heat, breaking up the meat and browning it. Once cooked through, drain and layer onto the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking pan. Evenly sprinkle 2 cups of the cheese over cooked sausage.
  2. In a large bowl, hand-whisk together the milk, eggs, pepper, onion powder, and salt. Once mixed, pour evenly over the cheese and sausage in baking dish. Layer top with frozen tater tots. If not baking right away, cover tightly with foil and chill in fridge until the next morning.
  3. When ready to bake, set oven to 350F with rack on lower middle position. Once oven reaches 350F, place casserole in oven for about 35 minutes. Top with additional ½ cup cheese, cooked/crumbled bacon, and bake another 5-10 minutes or until sides are bubbling and top is golden brown. Garnish with chopped parsley, let rest at room temp 10 minutes, and serve.

Froyo Bites

FroYo-Berry-Bites

  • 1/4 cup almond meal or crushed almonds
  • 2 tablespoons raw coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt, low-fat
  • 2 tablespoons honey, (optional stevia liquid to taste)
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh chopped strawberries and/or raspberries
  • 6-cup muffin tin and liners

Line a 6-cup muffin tin with silicone or parchment cupcake liners. In a small bowl, stir together almond flour, coconut sugar, and coconut oil. Spoon a small amount into the bottom of each lined cup.

In a medium bowl, mix together yogurt and honey, or stevia to sweeten. Spoon 2 tablespoons into each muffin cup, covering the crust.

Top with fresh chopped berries. Freeze until firm, about 6 hours. To serve, remove from silicone wrapper and enjoy!

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