Friday, November 21, 2014

Fall Fashion 2014: Leather. Get on my level.

This Fall, slash Winter for me in San Diego, (haters gonna hate) I am super obsessed with all leather, everything. Black leather at that. From the bag, to the jacket, skirt, cape, pants, leggings, shoes, boots, all of it. It is super durable, will keep you warm and add a little bit of classy edginess to your wardrobe. Here are a few looks on my current wish list, from of course, Pinterest. Dont have an account? Get one. Today. And organize your life, and pray that Pinterest never ever goes anywhere.

And there you have it, my lovelies. Janean's leather obsession in a nutshell. Now, that Michael Kors watch, may not be leather, but it is pretty much perfection in my book. Guy knows what he's doin. Aint makin no lobster bib lookin stuff, that's for dang sure. Click the link to follow me on Pinterest and see all of my fashion desires. 

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mom Life, Instagram, ANTM, and Fall Outfits

It's been a while since I've blogged, I know. I have no excuse, wait, yes I do. I have 3 small boys and my life is bananas. Blogging? I don't have time for blogging. Well, now I do. I'm back. At least for now. Currently, I am visiting family in Utah for the holidays. I love Utah in the Fall. The crisp air, the moody skies, the fireplaces and hot cocoa. I don't get that kind of Fall in San Diego. I just get pool days, everyday. So, my sister and I were out playing "America's Next Top Model" in her backyard the other day and here are the results.

Sick view huh? Yeah, thats from her backyard. Ok, so on my public instagram account theblendingbeauty, I'm posting healthy food and green smoothie recipes, tasty ones only though. And fashion, weird combo, I know, but hey, that's what I'm passionate about, and you gotta be true to yourself. Always. This outfit is comprised of a sweater I found at Target, maybe more cardigany, a collared denim shirt that I am obsessed with, from Ann Taylor. It's sprinkled with tiny little white washed hearts. It's pretty adorbs. My skinny jeans, I love, they are Denizen jeans, by Levi, found at Target. At this stage in the game of life, ahem, 30, skinny jeggings from forever 21 just don't cut it for my post pregnant, birthed three babes body anymore. And I love that store, but at some point you need to come to grips with the sad reality, that nobody is forever, 21. So moving on to real people clothes, I love these jeans because the high waist is lovely for those widened hip bones. Just staten facts ladies, don't shoot the messenger. And last but not least, the booties. I was searching everywhere for some black suede fringe bootie wedges, like Emily wore on the Bachelorette, but never found any, under 200 dollars. Psh. yeah right. So, luckily I found this excellent alternative at Nordstrom Rack, these Dolce Vita beauties were 50 bucks and worth every penny. I love these things!  Also, my hair was curled with my dope Remington, super affordable curling wand that I found on Amazon, that I still LOVE. So, cheers to the holidays and holiday outfits! Please omment if you guys want more posts! 
XOXO, Janean

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Vegan Avocado Cilantro Ranch Dressing

Tonight for dinner I wanted to eat something that "felt clean." I feel like Valentines Day junked me all up. I mean, heavens, I made a Candy Poster for the hubs. We have had treats galore! I needed a little detox. I wanted a salad, and I love the taste of Ranch, but really, we all know its not that healthy for you and if you buy it from the store it most likely has lots of chemicals and weird stuff in it that you can't pronounce and have no idea what it is. I have been trying really hard lately to make most of my food from scratch, or buy food with food ingredients in it. For example, have you ever made bread? it has like 4 ingredients. Water, flour, oil, yeast. Next time youre at the grocery store, look at the ingredients of your favorite bread, if it has "bread ingredients" yay! If not, reconsider. I'm not perfect at it yet, but I'm trying.  
For tonight's salad I made up a recipe, based off of the flavors I knew I wanted in my dressing, and boy is it delicious!!!

1.5 cups roasted unsalted cashews
1 large avocado
1/2 bunch of cilantro
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
3/4 tsp salt
1tsp garlic powder
2tsp dill
1/4 tsp black pepper
Juice of 2 limes
2 cups water
Whipped it all up in the blendtec!

I poured it over some romaine, chips, black beans, and tomato. Best of all, i didnt feel guilty licking the bowl, literally. Hubs asked to put this salad into the rotation. Success. Um, btw, this would be pretty perfect if you added grilled chicken to the mix too! This is so tasty, you could put it on burritos, with steak, enchiladas, fish tacos, it would even be amazing as a veggie dip. You get the point. Friends, don't be surprised if you see this on the table when you come over for dinner! So easy, and delicious!! Enjoy!
xoxo, Janean

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

DIY Restoration Hardware Dresser

Sometimes, ok, pretty much ALL the time, I am quite impressed with my husbands handyman skills. A while ago I asked him if he could make the Restoration Hardware Tatum dresser. Here is a picture:

And voila!
Ask and ye shall receive (sometimes)

Down to the very details, this guy got it! I'm going to make the boys room kind of industrial so I opted for a dark gray color for the dresser and more manly handles, as opposed to the ring pulls. I am just in LOVE with the way it turned out.

I also asked him to make a mirror. We bought the wood from Home Depot, the stain is Jacobean, I totally recommend it, and love it . And the mirror glass we bought from IKEA for $10... Um , amazing. 

Talk about  a fantastic custom mirror for less than 20 dollars. Oh, and the dolls? Don't worry, I had my extremely talented Mother In Law copy some Bla Bla Dolls for me. 

No pattern, she just winged it. Pretty amazing for winging it, right?! I'm so lucky. I couldn't be happier with these things if I tried! Here's to putting your talents to work and saving yourself some money. My talent would in this case, be surrounding myself with extremely talented people. Oh, and btw, this is what motherhood looks like while you're trying to blog.

A VERY hungry baby. So hungry, he cried himself into hives.... Awesome.

But after he ate he was pretty happy. 

XO, Janean

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Green Smoothie Recipes for Kids

I just made a page on here now for Blendtec Blender recipes that I have made and that my kids BEG for, daily. This is not a joke people. It is a constant page instead of a post, so that the recipes are always readily available and you can check it out here.
Or click on the page from the top tabs. These are recipes your kids will LOVE. Trust me.
xoxo, Janean

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Best Curling Wand Review

So, I totally wanted to get my hair to look like all those super models on Pinterest with their amazing perfect curls. And I know the trick is to use a curling wand. Not a curling iron. For those of you who don't know, a curling wand is like an iron but without the clamp on it. It's fantastic for getting a perfect curl. But where do I go? What should I buy? There's like 5 billion curling wands out there. So I did a lot of research and asked a few of my professional friends what they like. I ended up buying two.

I bought it because, it was listed as the number one seller on Amazon, had over 1500 reviews, and a four star rating, and it's 20 bucks! Can't go wrong there. You would think for the price, it would be crap. But I LOVE it!

(Ps) this is a side by side of me with and without makeup.. Make up is amazing!)

Sorry for all the instagram selfies, I'm just trying to show the curls! But I LOVE using this wand because it heats up really hot, really fast, so be careful when you use it to not burn yourself. It literally takes like 15 min max to do my hair and my hair is really really long, so if your hair is shorter it would take less.
So, I really like this wand, but I also wanted one for big loose waves. You know, VS model hair.. I tried a Bedhead one, this one, to be exact.
I'm not going to link to this one, because it is COMPLETE CRAP! Do NOT buy it. It does not get near hot enough and my hair took an hour to do my hair and it looked like garbage! I had to put it in a ponytail. What a waste! I took it back the next day!! And, I am a Bed Head fan! I have a curling iron from them that I love! This was just a disappointment.

I traded that Bed Head one on for this Hot Tools one. 

I LOVE it!!! It is phenomenal and I recommend it to everyone that wants that luscious beach wave look! It gets really hot, the curling goes fast and your hair looks amazing! And because it gets so hot the curl stays! My hair never holds curl, but with these two it totally does. Btw, I don't even use any product on my hair, like ever. None. So I'm sure it would hold perfectly for like 2 days if you used hairspray too! This is worth the money folks! I bought mine at Ulta, it was 45 dollars there. This price, on Amazon, is the cheapest I've seen it! So, get it there. Click on the image and it will take you right to it. You won't regret it!

Here is what my hair looks like with the Hot Tools, one inch wand!

A little blonde vs ombre comparison.

Don't take yourself too serious guys... This is the real me.

Me and the tiny dog.

Fake me.
Fake me. 

Fake me. (Practicing my Kim K. face.)
Nailed it! (Still fake me.)

The real me...
And.. My real life!
Mismatched baby clothes, tongues out, someone crying, Legos and all!

Xoxo, Janean

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