The Skinny Confidential Green Enchies


Raise your hand if you LOVE green sauce/salsa … I think it’s safe to assume all hands are up right now. There’s something insanely delicious about the combination of spicy jalapenos mixing with cool tomatillos, all hanging out on a crunchy tortilla chip.

As a Houstonian, my streets are flooded with Tex-Mex restaurants, but sometimes the thought of venturing to a restaurant can be heavy, mentally and physically. What, a bra is required at this place? Sorry, can’t make it.

The other night I got a HUGE Mexican food craving, but I didn’t want to completely trash the ol’ diet (still on the low-carb grind), so I decided to venture to one of my favorite blogger‘s recipe lists for inspiration. The most delicious skinny enchiladas popped up, and I knew it was fate.

(Sidenote: The Skinny Confidential’s Bombshell Body Guide is AMAZING. It’s full of recipes and workouts, and constantly evolving. I did the Cellulite Blaster last night, and it worked. me.)

Per The Skinny Confidential:

The Skinny Confidential Green Enchies

2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and sliced
3 cloves garlic, smashed
½ tsp dried thyme
1 medium white onion, minced
½ lb skinless, boneless chicken breast, halved lengthwise (I used a rotisserie chicken bc I’m lazy)
3 to 4 tomatoes, cored and roughly chopped (the recipe calls for tomatoes, I went with tomatillos from the tomato family)
½ tsp ground allspice
8+ corn tortillas
1 ½ cups shredded cheese (I used monzarella)
1 cup mixed fresh parsley and cilantro, chopped


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the jalapeno, garlic, thyme and half of the onion. Cook, stirring, until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the chicken, 1 teaspoon salt and 3/4 cup water. Bring to a boil, then cover and cook until the chicken is tender, about 6 minutes. Remove the chicken to a plate.

Transfer the cooking liquid and vegetables to a blender; add the tomatoes and allspice and puree with the lid ajar. Wipe out the skillet, add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and place over medium-high heat. Add the tomato mixture and cook until slightly reduced, 6 minutes. Pour into a baking dish.

Brush the tortillas with olive oil and put on a baking sheet; bake 5 minutes. Shred the chicken. Top each tortilla with chicken and cheese, then roll up and arrange in the baking dish, seam-side down, spooning some sauce on top.

Bake until the cheese melts, 4 minutes.

Toss the herbs, remaining onion, and salt to taste. Sprinkle on top.


How amazing does that sound?! I live with a cilantro freak so we loaded it down with toppings and went to town. When I make it again, I’m going to use a few more tomatillos to make LOTS of sauce.



If you decide to make it, post a pic on Insta and tag me!



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The CUTEST Raven & Riley Earrings

Happy Friyay : )

Let’s be real … There are few things I love more than fringe. From my head to my toes (literally, fringe shoes are to. die. for) fringe is a versatile, statement piece that looks good on everyone.

One of my besties, Erin, had an adorable pair of fringe earrings on at work the other day, and I immediately had to have a pair. After browsing the website a bit, I realized that these aren’t your average, mass-produced jewels. Raven and Riley prides itself on making handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pieces using materials locally sourced to them in Colorado. Instead of browsing Amazon for a bulk pack of beads and stones, the company supports local businesses and only buys materials from companies and vendors nearby. Can you say awesome?!

After stalking perusing the site a bit more, I found my favorite, The Idaho.

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The Idaho has blush authentic deer leather with Magnesite stones on a dainty, 14k gold filled wire. The color reminds me of Pantone’s Color of the Year, Rose Quartz ; )

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I LOVE that you can really see the leather detail and the stones are the perfect, simplistic touch.

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The packaging is dreamy too! Two little cards were included with details about Raven & Riley along with their social media information.

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I debuted these cuties for the first time at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and let me tell you they were a HUGGEEE hit! They pair well with everything. Last week it was boots, and this week they’re making the perfect date night accessory.

A few of my other favorites include: these earrings, this necklace and this necklace!

Be sure to check out their site and support small businesses : )



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Galentine’s Day

Happy Thursday, frans!

Sorry I’ve been absent lately. The last few weeks have been CRAZY to say the least, but things are starting to slow down and I see light at the end of the tunnel. Kinda. It’ll pick right back up again come rodeo season next week.
That being said, I thought I would finally share how my Galentine’s Day went!

Parks and Rec is one of my favorite shows, and in one episode Leslie Knope throws a Galentine’s Day party for ladies to celebrate ladies, and it set the world on fire. Now, Galentine’s Day is a thing. Lady groups all over gather together to drink wine and gossip near Valentine’s Day. This year, I hosted some of my gals for the first time, and overall I’d say the night was a success (minus a few grey hairs I gave myself, but that’s bound to happen when you’re a host).

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Everyone that attended got a pair of these cuties from Forever 21 : ) Their sock game is out of control. Check out these, these (fav!), these and these

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I packaged them in these little arrow bags from Target!

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Two ingredient strawberry fudge, mmmm ; )

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In the history of cookies, have you ever seen any so adorable?! Hilary at Cookie Momster is INSANELY talented!

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Flower Vibes threw this stunning arrangement together. PLEASE do yourself a favor and check out her work! The bar cart also got a little makeover …

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Details: Flamingo stirrers / similar glasses here, here and here (33% off!)  / candles / straws here and here

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What do we think?! I would love your feedback, as this was my first “event” to host.

Off to decide what to wear to rodeo cookoff … Talk sooner than later, I promise!


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Fab Find – Liquid Leggings

Happy Friday, dears <3

A lovely Valentine’s Day outfit is in the works, but first I wanted to share this jazzy Fab Find.

A little background: I’m not a huge “trend” person. Trends impact what’s in stock, so yes, to a degree we all are, but I don’t intentionally go out of my way to wear the latest trend. In fact, if everyone is wearing it, I opt out. Take fur vests for example. Love them, have one, but so does everyone else, so I don’t jump at the opportunity to wear it. I want to bring new, fresh pieces to the blog to constantly keep myself as well as my readers inspired. That being said, all winter I craved the ultimate trend: leather leggings. After browsing and browsing, the perfect pair found me.

Meet liquid leggings.

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All the glam of leather with the comfort of leggings. Seriously, I pull these babes all the way up to play the part-time “fat sucker” role, throw on a backless sweater and I’m out the door.
They’re comfortable and chic. Emphasis on the comfortable.
The best part … the price tag. Coming in at $28.00, it’s easy to justify these must-have leggings.

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I want Glenn to say he likes the leggings so I can respond a la Sandy and say, “tell me about it, stud.” It’ll happen and he’ll love/hate it : )

(Also, look at these adorable details on the sweater. Comment below for the details!)

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Details // Sunglasses – out of stock, similar here / Mac “Ruby Woo” Lipstick / Baublebar Crystal Pheasant Bib Necklace (on super sale!!) / Sweater (comment below for deets) / Liquid Leggings (wearing size L) / Asos Booties (old) similar here, here (a wedge, obsessed!) and here <– love that chunky heel /

Hope you all have a FAB weekend <3



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