Sunday, September 18, 2016

Summer Sixteen Tour

Today's post is a little flashback on my outfit of the night from Drake's New Orleans stop of his Summer Sixteen Tour.

In all honesty, I began planning my outfit for this concert before I even had tickets. Ha!
I'm loving nude and neutral colors lately, so that was the basis of this look.

Hat: Aliexpress
Bodysuit: GoJane
Jacket: eBay
Shoes: JustFab

Beyonce's concert is next up and I'm SO excited! This will be my first time seeing her perform live. :D

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

New Protein powder

Hey guys!

I received a full sized sample of Slimquick Pure Protein powder courtesy of BrandBacker to share my review.

I currently use a protein powder that I mix with smoothies to drink immediately after my workouts. SLIMQUICK is specifically designed for women to aid in weight loss. It's made with BioPure green tea extract, which helps women to lose three times the weight than dieting alone. The best part for me is that is contains 20g of protein, because I know I don't get enough protein in my diet, so this is a great help.

The instructions say to mix it with just water. I was wary of doing this because I thought it would taste gross, but it's actually really good! I have the vanilla flavor, and it tastes sort of like a milkshake. It's very easy to drink.

I've been working out consistently and drinking the protein with water twice a day. It's a bit too soon to see a drastic change in weight loss, but I'll update. I am however starting to notice more lean muscle tone in my abs and back. It's great to refuel with protein after a workout to replenish your muscles. Without it, you won't build.

To purchase this product visit

Monday, January 19, 2015

How I Lost 10 Lbs in 7 Days!

Here's how I lost ten pounds in only a week

Since the end of 2014, I've been on a serious health kick, but once the new year came, I knew it was time to stop playing games. I came across a seven-day "eat your heart out diet" on Pinterest and saved it because it promised you would lose 10 pounds in a week. After reading the instructions, it seemed easy enough so I wanted to try it. I told one of my co-workers about it and she told me how she had done it before, but it was the Sacred Heart diet. Which basically is a diet created by doctors that heart patients who need to lose weight quickly before surgery have to do. This made me feel better that it was doctor recommended.

Here's what I saw when I first found out about it. You can save it to your phone for easy reference each day.

There's a few different variations of this, but it's all basically the same. This version only allows you to eat soup on the 7th day, but I read about another one that lets you eat all the soup you want everyday while sticking to each day's guidelines. The soup isn't good though, so you probably won't even want it that much.

Soup recipe I followed.
half head of cabbage
bell pepper
diced tomatoes
chicken broth

Saute all veggies in a pot with olive oil, add the diced tomatoes, chicken broth and cabbage. Cook on stove until the cabbage is tender. I didn't follow any measurements. I just made as much as I thought I would need. It's superrrr bland, but you'll get over it. 

Day 1:
Fruit only:
I love fruit, so I thought this would be easy. No. No, it was not. I ate an apple for breakfast and I was already over it. Once lunchtime came around I wanted ANYTHING but something sweet.
Breakfast: green apple
10 am: cantaloupe
Noon: at this point I was so beyond sleepy and dying for real food
Lunch: cantaloupe
Snack: orange
Dinner: soup
P.S. I HATE cantaloupe, all melons really, but it's crazy the things you grow to like on this diet. Melons are highly recommended for fruit days because of their high water content, they have the fewest calories.

Day 2:
Veggies only:
I knew this day would be difficult because what type of vegetable do you even eat for breakfast?

Breakfast: spinach
snack: sliced cucumbers
lunch: soup (a lot)
dinner: this part is the best part, you're allowed to have one potato this day (with only butter) I recommend saving it for dinner. When I tell you that was the best potato you will ever eat in your life. I am NOT kidding. I couldn't even bother with the butter, I ate it plain and it was amazing.

Oh yeah, drink LOTS of water, this also helps to fill you up. Plus it flushes out the toxins.

Day 3:
Fruits and veggies
This day is a mix of days 1 & 2, but sadly, no potato. This day comes super easy after the first two because once you've been limited to only fruits or only vegetables, having the option of both feels like a buffet, seriously.

Breakfast: cranberry, spinach smoothie

Snack: mango, pomegranate, kiwi fruit salad

late lunch: grilled spinach & zucchini

I actually worked out today, and I felt amazing, I ran on the treadmill which I never do and had so much energy. That's another plus to this, you'll FEEL so much better.

Day 4:
Bananas and milk
Ok, let me just start by saying I. Do. Not. Drink. MILK! Period. and i hate bananas. I was dreading this day before I even started because I knew it would be a struggle,
So I really had to get creative with this day. The instructions allow lowfat yogurt in place of the milk, thank God. However, I bought some almond milk to try to stick close to the plan. I read that if you freeze bananas, then put them in a blender, it makes ice cream. I was anxious to try this, so honestly, at the end of day 3, I was really looking forward to it. I also bought some greek yogurt.

Breakfast: frozen banana, almond milk smoothie
Lunch: banana "ice cream" - it was soooo good. I might actually eat it again in real life. O_o I told you the things you end up liking on this diet is loco.
Snack: frozen yogurt bananas - slice bananas, mix with Greek yogurt, then freeze individual slices.
dinner: soup

Day 5:
Fowl & tomato
Once again, more stuff I don't eat - chicken or tomato.
I used ground turkey and just mixed tomatoes with it to make sort of like a meat sauce. This day fell on a Saturday, and I'm glad because I didn't even wake up early enough to cook breakfast.

Lunch: lean ground turkey meatsauce
late lunch: roasted tomatoes
Dinner: ground turkey stuffed tomatoes - like how you would prepare a stuffed bell pepper

Day 6:
Fowl & veggies
I woke up early and HUNGRY!

Breakfast: ground turkey, spinach, kale salad - no dressing (season with garlic and onion)
Lunch: grilled turkey breast and grilled zucchini - I let the turkey breasts marinate in lemon juice, garlic and onion for a day in the fridge, then put in on the grill
Dinner: same as above ^

Day 7:
Soup day, brown rice, fruit juice, veggies
This day rice was my best friend. I ate plain brown rice for breakfast.
Snack: spinach salad
Lunch: the soup with rice
dinner: spinach salad

Is this diet difficult? Yes. Is it worth it? YES!
I encourage anyone who wants to lose weight to try it. You just really need a strong mental. The body can do anything, it's the mind you have to convince. I thought it would be difficult for me to be around people eating whatever, but it wasn't. Actually looking at food pictures online became my favorite past time. I swear I was living vicariously through those photos. Ha!

- Drink lots and lots of water
- Some recommend not working out on this diet, but I did and was fine. Just pace yourself and listen to your body if you feel weak.
- Plan out your meals ahead of time and pack up lunches the night before. This way it's easier for you to stick to the plan.
- Do NOT deviate from the plan. Just don't. It only works if you stick to it. It's only seven days, you can get through it.

If you plan on trying the diet out, go for it! Let me know, I want to see everyone's results and I'll be super encouraging :p Feel free to hit me up with any questions. @KaitlynMorris 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Checking In

First off, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

So a lot has happened since my last post. Last time I posted, I had graduated college. Since then I've been sending out resumes and applying to lots of places. I must admit that I started to get frustrated and discourage by the lack of immediate response I was receiving. Although I had heard how long it typically takes to land a job in your field after graduation, I still wanted to find my job immediately. Right now my goal is to have a job by the time LSU students go back to school, since if I was still in school, I'd be on this break anyway.

In other news I GOT A CAR! :D It's my first car, and I bought it on my own. It feels amazing. The car buying process is stressful, overwhelming and way too much to deal with. I literally had no idea what I was doing so I'm so thankful I had family to help me. The car I initially was ready to buy got sold by another salesman and I was super annoyed. That just goes to show that it wasn't meant to be and when good things fall apart, it's always for something better to come together.

I have my first job interview for a big girl job tomorrow. This would be amazing if I get hired this quickly, so fingers are crossed. The job hunt is stressful, and if anyone else is in this position right now, don't give up! Keep searching and you will find something right for you.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Would You Like a Tour?

Some of my friends from school were going to the Drake concert since we would be on fall break at the time. So at the last minute, I finally got my tickets (of course the only seats left were horrible), put together an outfit and joined Drake for a night.

Top: black tube top folded in half
Skirt: my mother's maxi & DIY split by me
Sandals: Burlington
Collar necklace: ebay
Lipstick: Cyber by MAC

Drake came through with Miguel, Future and Jhene Aiko for the New Orleans stop of his tour. Miguel opened the show with a few of his songs and electric dance moves reminiscent of a James Brown/Prince hybrid. Much to my surprise, Drake followed immediately after him leaving speculation to whether Future was there.

After performing a few songs, Drake left the stage, and Future performed some of his songs. When Drake returned after a wardrobe change, he gave us more of his upbeat songs. Drake showed so much love for New Orleans, crediting my city as the reason he has a career and shouting out Young Money/Cash Money. He even had a bounce remix of "Hold On We're Going Home." Birdman hit the stage and performed "Stay Fly," which had to be my favorite part of the night. Growing up in New Orleans, the Hot Boys and Big Tymers have always been a big deal for us.

Another one of my favorite parts was the DJ section where he played some of Drake's older songs from his mixtape days. It's always the best when you have a crowd filled with people who know more than just what's mainstream.

As I mentioned, my seats were way up high, but I stood in the front for the entire show and had an amazing view. I always manage to get to the front for concerts somehow. :) Apparently where I stood was right next to the backstage area because I saw Miguel, Drake's father and some of the OVO crew casually walking pass.

Jhene Aiko, who is absolutely beautiful came out to assist Drake in the breakdown of "Come Thru" before they performed their duet "From Time."

At one point, Drake gets onto a riser that allows him to walk over the audience and talk to everyone. He shouted out people from every section, even all the way at the top. After he came back down, as a special gift for New Orleans, he showed us the "Worst Behaviour" video. He pulled up a sofa on stage for him and his crew to watch with us as well. The video features Drake's father rapping along with the lyrics in the beginning before Drake takes over. Take a look at some of the parts I recorded.

By the way, if there are any hardcore Drake fans, I have more of the video recorded if you'd like to see.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

DIY Halloween Costumes

Halloween is right around the corner, and if you're like me and don't have a costume yet, then this post might help you out.

Instead of buying a typical costume from a Halloween shop, try making your own. It's a guarantee that no one else will have it. Here are some of my favorite DIY costumes that I've come across.

This is probably my favorite! Can work as a birthday present or any other type of gift bag.

Turn yourself into pop art.

Rosie the Riveter 

I've NEVER seen this one done before - Jellyfish!

LikeWowLala on YouTube has a pretty good DIY Miley costume video. 

Couple/Group Costumes:

Bunch of Grapes - wear solid color top and stick bunches of balloons on.

Let me know in the comments what you'll be dressing up as for Halloween.

Sunday, September 29, 2013