Crazy Simple Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Cake

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…for my basic babes who don’t really bake. 😉

I’ll be the first to admit that many gluten-free food substitutes–bread, pizza dough, muffins, cookies, etc–can be…less than tasty. My mom, sister, and I are all gluten-sensitive, so I’ve been eating a gluten-light diet since before it was trendy, so I have some first-hand experience in the realm of g-free dining. Instead of suffering through digestive issues OR subpar replacements for my favorite treats, I tend to  to just skip them all together. Sometimes, though, a girl wants cake. Sometimes, especially if I’m that girl, she also wants to not have a stomach ache. And obviously it has to taste good! Enter this ridiculously simple and tasty pumpkin spice confection. This gluten-free pumpkin cake requires only a handful of ingredients, minimal prep time, and is stupid easy to make. It tastes good, too, even according to my gluten-loving dad and husband. Want to get your basic on? Read on and learn how to bake this effortless (but excellent!) fall treat. (more…)

5 Things to Read This Wednesday

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  1. Like it or not, #fitspo is everywhere lately…even on Snapchat! Check out this list from Huffington Post on inspiring and influential fit stars to follow.
  2. Take it from Rookie: Emergency kits are a MUST. Here’s how to make one of your own & save the day!
  3. If you’ve been using your fitness tracker in an attempt to lose weight, Galore seems to have some bad news for ya!
  4. Very into this Tumblr post on motivation–it’s geared towards students, but is widely applicable.
  5. Finally, we’ll round things out with this super-interesting piece from Comfort Pit on scientifically-backed ways to become more attractive. (Yes, seriously!)

xx,

Liza

Taking On #TIU31

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You guys. I am so excited for October. Why? Because I’m ready to Tone It Up! On the first of the month, TIU is launching their fall challenge, TIU31…It’s Frisky Fall, reimagined! In the words of K&K, TIU31 is “for the busy girl who wants to take care of her body. She wants structure but flexibility, and she wants to feel confident in herself, her decisions and her body.” Sounds good, right? (more…)

Happiness Delivered: POPSUGAR Must-Have September Box Unboxing!

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I’ve always found subscription boxes to be quite alluring. I love the idea of getting a surprise gift in the mail–albeit one you’ve given yourself–on a random Wednesday. How fun, right? But…there are SO many options! How do you pick the right box? What if you get junk, or just stuff you can’t use or don’t want? How do you know if it’s “worth it”?! Now I know. When POPSUGAR offered to send me their September Must Have box, I pretty much leapt at the chance to check it out.  And let me assure you, guys, the Must Have Box is totally worth it. Don’t believe me? Check out my unboxing and review…and grab a coupon for $5 off your first box below!

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5 Things to Read This Wednesday

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  1. As someone who has been acutely obsessed with RENT since, oh, 2006, this post demystifying all of the references in La Vie Boheme speaks to my soul.
  2. For my fit babes, Josie over at FrankieBeanHealthnut (a blog you should TOTALLY be reading if you aren’t already!) turned me on to a new workout appcheck out her post about it HERE.
  3. Loving this Buzzfeed guide to feeling good…even when everything else is pretty bad. Practical advice and tiny tips that make a big impact.
  4. Ever wonder how much it would cost to live like a healthy celebrity? Well + Good did the math, and the results are veeery interesting.
  5. Finally, a girl wrote a hilarious cookbook for her kitchen-averse brother, called “Recipes You Absolutely Can’t F Up” that’s now ion the Internet for us to laugh at (and, tbh, benefit from) forever.

xx,

Liza