Spring Break: Expectations vs. Reality

There’s a common stereotypes that college students “Party it Up” during their Spring Breaks. While the idea is nice, not all of us are lounging on a beach, living our own “Project X” party dreams. No really… While we all envision what our perfect Spring Breaks would be, we all aren’t able to live an…

Questions You Shouldn’t Ask a Twenty-Something

Being in your twenties is a confusing and EXHAUSTING time period. You have to figure out who you are, plan your future, pass college, work to earn some cash, have a fitness regimen, stay healthy, make time for friends and family and find some time to have “Me Time.” Can you say Millennial. Freakin.’ Overload?…

Books to read this Spring

Hello everyone! I’m happy to say that this week this article of mine was  featured on theamazingastore.com; a website aimed to support/sell books from emerging, talented authors, as well as clothing and accessories from independent fashion designers. Feel free to check it out and support emerging authors and talent! That being said, the time has come when Spring…

New Published Posts!

Hello everyone! So I realized that I haven’t mentioned some of my recently published articles on The Haute Mess site! The cool thing about each of these articles is that they have all been featured on my blog already. If you haven’t checked them out, feel free to give them a read and I hope…

Food for Thought: Meatless Monday Sandwich

I’m not really sure why, but every Monday I tend to abide by the “Meatless Monday” trend. Ironically whatever I’m eating doesn’t contain any meat and sometimes it’s not such a bad idea to have a break from meat. After trying this Veggie Sandwich while on a road trip, I couldn’t help to be inspired…

Food for Thought: Hummus Wrap

  “Can I get a veggie sandwich, without the bread?” For today’s “Meatless Monday,” I thought I would share a different take on a veggie meal filled with protein and healthy goodness that could make you forget about eating slices of bread for the day (Don’t worry, it will see you soon enough). While browsing my…

Food for Thought: Loaded Sweet Potato

I may sound different, but I actually prefer sweet potatoes over regular ones. I’m not sure what it is, but I feel instant gratification to order anything sweet potato related when I see it on the menu. Today was no exception. I’ve been obsessing and drooling over the healthy food pictures on  Sol Cal Cafe  ‘s instagram….

Benefits of being Single

As much as being in a relationship can be wonderful, being single can be just as great (no, really). Now when Valentines Day comes around, it really is up to you to decide just how you interpret the one day in the year where people have more mixed emotions about these 24 hours than what toppings…

Food for Thought: Post-Workout Greens

Usually after working out, I always find myself thinking two things: Why do I have to be so hungry? WTF do I eat without eating my workout away? Normally my go-to is always something having to do with fruit. Whether it’s a smoothie, peanut butter and banana, fruit with yogurt, etc. Lately, I’ve surprised myself…

Food for Thought: Breakfast Quinoa Power Bowl

Alright you guys, I have officially be living under a rock. Normally overnight oats/oatmeal are my go-to for a quick breakfast, but I’ve recently been introduced to the idea of using Quinoa instead of Oats ( I know, duh! Why didn’t I think of this before?) Being that I can finally pronounce the word (KEY-…

FOOD for thought: ACAI

I am probably Acai bowls’ #1 fan. Regardless of where I go, I always find myself tracking down an acai bowl one way or the other. My go-to place is Nektar Juice Bar, because they have a to DIE FOR PB (Peanut Butter) Bowl: An acai bowl mixed with peanut butter, granola, cashew milk and…

5-Minute Arm Workout

I’ve never been one to believe the whole “you can get a workout in just five minutes” speech. I mean, 5 minutes? It takes my microwavable dinner 5-minutes to heat up, how in the world can I break a sweat and feel as if I did a worthy workout in just 5 minutes? The truth…