yes, i just used a cardi b line as the title of this blog post…

it’s fine. lots of you have asked about these necklaces, so i’m

breaking it down for you, from shortest to longest:

mejuri 5 dot necklace – $75

nameplate – custom made from a jewelry shop (a gift from a relative

circa 2001)

vanessa mooney gemstone necklace – $64

shop evren thick figaro chain in 20″ – $75.45

shop evren gold medallion necklace – $55.02

vanessa mooney the gold rosa charm necklace – $70

shop evren gold coin necklace in 26″ – $59.73

earrings: vanessa mooney the giovanni hoop earrings – $90


i got a lot of guesses on what makes these healthy pancakes green:

matcha, avocado, spirulina, kale. you’re all wrong… it’s spinach!!

recipe below:

-1 overripe banana

-2 eggs

-large handful spinach

-splash unsweetened almond milk


-some date sugar, if need be (this is just dried, ground up dates. i buy mine at whole foods)

-pinch of salt

-1-2 tablespoons chickpea flour

-frozen berries

-unsweetened dried coconut

-almond butter

combine all pink ingredients in blender or food processor. add in

chickpea flour until slightly thickened (they really don’t need to

be too thick to hold together… trust me)! fold in some frozen


cook on a non-stick pan in coconut oil.

top each layer with more cinnamon, dried coconut (and date sugar if

you’d like. coconut oil between each layer is also nice). top with

almond butter, cinnamon and coconut.



heading to a free people workout class tomorrow morning and

am reflecting on some of my favorite FP purchases from 2017.

this bright green puffer coat is one of them. i’ve been making a

conscious effort lately to buy clothing that is different. i

was tempted by the classic black, but the green stood out more to

me. it’s little things like that that make me feel super confident

and excited about my style. i paired it with an athleisure outfit

that my friends at aday gifted me. this blue and black look with the

green coat is kind of mish-moshy, yet it goes perfectly 🙂


i’m writing this post as i’m eating what i can’t believe is

not actual mint chip ice cream.  seriously, this recipe is so damn

good and proof that you don’t need to eat food that’s ridiculously

unhealthy in order to satisfy any sort of craving.  every time i eat

this (aka every other day) not only does my sweet tooth go away, but

i am actually left feeling full.  this nice cream is seriously like

a full meal.

recipe below.  please try it and let me know what you think.

-1/2 avocado (fresh or frozen)

-1 1/2 frozen bananas (slightly over-ripe)

-1-2 handfuls of baby spinach

-1 tsp coconut oil

-3-4 dashes of peppermint extract

-splash of vanilla extract

-teeny splash of unsweetened almond milk or water

-1/2 palmful of cacao nibs (and more to top off)

blend it all together (i use a ninja express chop) and top with more

cacao nibs. eat it. keep eating. make more if you want… it’s good

for you.