yum. no-bake energy bites.

I don't like baking but I *do* like energy...so I have sort of flipped out for these no-bake energy bites, adapted from the super-cute blog Gimme Some Oven. One of my Social girls brought some to work the other day, and I have been obsessed ever since. These are ridiculously easy and super healthy, too.

No-Bake Energy Bites Recipe

  • 1 cup dry oatmeal (like in the cardboard can with the guy's face on it)
  • 2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup almond butter (or peanut butter)
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed (or wheat germ)
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit, like Craisins or dried apricots (or chocolate chips. i know you were thinking it!)
  • 1/3 cup honey (honey isn't my fave-- i use a little less than 1/3 cup)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like (yes, these sort of look like meatballs). Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week. Makes about 20-25 1" balls.

Toasting Coconut:
Spread the coconut on a baking sheet and bake for 18 - 20 minutes at 300 degrees, until it's a nice nutty brown. Coconut burns easily, so maybe start at 15 minutes and go from there. Tip: Keep your un-toasted flakes in the freezer in a ziploc bag.  They will last FOREVER.

XO, Laura

best wines under $15.

We love, love, love our wine here at Glitter.  The only thing we love more is INEXPENSIVE wine (we're saving up for Louboutins).  Oh, and lists!  We love lists.  So thank you,  Men's Health, for compiling this awesome list of Wines for Under $15.


the chase is on.

Glitter Girls!

This past weekend I had the pleasure of working with the guys from Chase 54, an up-and-coming golf apparel line. (54 is a perfect score in golf and, let's face it, we're all chasing perfection right?) Trust me ladies, these guys know their stuff. From the state of the art fabrics, to the top notch production and design, it's impeccable style at an affordable price. They pride themselves in being a line "for golfers, by golfers". I dig it.

Here's a behind the scenes look at their photo shoot this past weekend:

Time to get started!

How awesome are these colors?

Don't worry, the socks weren't in the shot!
Putting my steaming skills to good use (thanks, Laura!)

A few shots at Crystal Lake before the sun went down.
It was Sunday Funday...

A HUGE thanks to the guys at C4 Belts for letting us use their belts in the shots.

What do you think, girls? Will your guys be wearing Chase 54?

(Follow Chase 54 on Facebook and Twitter)

X0 J


beach babes.

Happy Monday, glitter girls! I spent the weekend at the beach with friends on a much needed vacay.  [[I am BUSY, yall.]] We drank wine, braided each other's hair, danced, met a pirate, rode in a random convertible...the usual girls' stuff.  I couldn't have made it through the weekend without this list of beach essentials...

1. Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray. Love this--it's great for girls with wavy hair, like Jennifer and me. Plus it smells amazing. Plus PLUS you can buy it almost anywhere.

Want it?

 2. ViX Cherry Bia Bikini. Great color, great fit. Here is it on a model...and then in real life on the beach (two-year old strategically placed!). I love that it's tripled lined and doesn't ride up.

Available at Dish Boutique

3. Watermelon Margarita. Pretty much the best thing I have ever tasted.

Make it!
4. Sound Freaq Blue Tooth Speaker. This wireless speaker is awesome--use it to play music from your phone, no cords necessary. The sound is fantastic, and the charge lasts forever. Read a good review here.

5. And this sweet visor from our favorite beach watering hole. Every vacay needs a souvenir.

One more (fuzzy) pic of the weekend...

All four of us repping styles from my stores, Social and Dish!

While I was busy relaxing by the pool, Jennifer was hard at work on a photo shoot! Stay tuned for her post...



it's friday.

This is where our heads are at. Hope your weekend is full of champagne...and glitter.

X0 J+L