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My Top Crawfish Spots in Dallas

Happy Pre-Friday! One thing I look forward to most this time of year is crawfish. I am catholic and it is the time to fast. I really enjoy Lent because I get to challenege myself yet replicate the sacrifices Jesus went through for 40 days. With that being every Friday is seafood for me until Easter Sunday. I wanted to share a few seafood spots that are my favorite here in the Dallas Fort Worth area that are definitely worth trying considering that it is that time of the year, yay! I could eat crawfish everyday & nothing is better than eating it off the gulf coast but I have some great places for y’all locally.

One. Hookline – Plano // Two. The Boiling Crab – Richardson // Three. Rocking Crab – Dallas // Four. Shell Shack – Uptown // Five. Aw Shucks – Lower Greenville

If you do happen to go to these spots be sure to tag me on Instagram @maryyalexiuss. I want to see what you eat maybe I will try it next time. 😉

xoxo, Mary Alexius

Brunch Outfit (IG Post)

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 So we are hitting that awkward time of the year where you change your outfits 3 times a day because Mother Nature cant seem to make up her mind, haha. Here is my brunch outfit from Super Bowl Sunday. I also posted this outfit on Instagram and linked it on LiketoKnow.It.

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XOXO, Mary Alexius


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A Chic Valentine’s Day (Outfit & Date Ideas)

Hey, loves!

Wow, I feel like yesterday we were saying Happy New Year and now we are moving onto Valentine’s Day. Next thing you know It will be spring. I am just ready for daylight savings but I can’t get ahead of myself, lol. Valentine’s Day is a holiday you either hate or love. Singles are the grinch of this holiday (I am guilty) then you have the couples that go on dates and the boyfriend showers their girlfriend with red roses. Single ladies, get your girls together and have a Galentines. Those are always so much fun. On the blog today I want to share my favorite look and a few ideas to do for Valentine’s Day.

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Here are a few Valentine’s Day ideas for my Dallas babes

  • The Alamo Draft House is screening My Bloody Valentine at 9pm on the 14th. [LINK]
  • What is better than spending your Valentine’s Day at the beautiful Dallas Arboretum? The garden will be open until 7pm. Grab your baskets and have a romantic picnic viewing White Rock Lake.
  • Top Golf is one of my favorite places to get drinks, relax, and look like a goof ball hitting golf balls. Great for kicks and giggles, lol.
  • You can never go wrong with a Brazilian Steak House unless you’re vegan. I love me some steak.
  • I am a little salty that Ash Wednesday lands on Valentine’s Day because I was looking forward to a huge steak… So, sushi it is. Uchi never disappoints. I could eat sushi everyday.
  • Plan a romantic night in. Maybe you go out to eat a lot and you want to stay home and cook a nice meal? I mean I don’t blame you. I eat out almost everyday, lol.
  • Love is in the air. The Reunion Tower is offering a package for this romantic day. Get your tickets here.

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I had so much fun picking this outfit out. Metallic shoes are definitely the new thing. They’re just fun putting them into an outfit.

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Outfit Details

Top – Madewell // Bottoms – Top Shop // Coat – Top Shop // Shoes – Vince Camuto // Clutch – Evelyn K Large // Earrings – Baublebar

Talk to y’all soon!

XOXO, Mary Alexius


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A Lively Christmas

Merry Christmas lovelies!!!

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It is the time of the year where we spend time with our loved ones, eat, sing Christmas carols, and open gifts. Every year my family gets together and has dinner on Christmas Eve at my grandmother’s house and talk about how the year flew by and remanence on our memories and I love It. At midnight we gather in the living room and count down until midnight and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and get ready too open gifts. It is insanely hard getting a huge family together to open gifts and get organized but I couldn’t be happier to have a big family to spend the holidays with. This is my favorite time of the year.

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Today, on Christmas Day I was cozy in my Lively Deep V No-Wire Bra. Let me tell you, this whole no wire deal is a game changer when It comes to lounging around that I had to share with y’all. I am totally with the movement of ‘Leissurée’ another category and point of view of lingerie by yours truly, Lively.

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XOXO, Mary Alexius


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All I Want For Christmas – Holiday Gift Guide (Under $100)

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Hey you guys! Wow, I cannot believe Christmas is less than a week away!!! I am not even done with my Christmas shopping, haha oops. It has been a crazy yet fun month now that I am out of school I get to focus on the holidays, which I am beyond excited about. Who else is ready to watch Christmas movies and pig out? I am probably going to eat tamales for a week but I am not complaining, haha. What is really blowing my mind is that the year is about to be over… like where did the time go?

Top: TopShop – Candy Cane Sweater // Pants: Wayf – Gail Ruffle Hem Crop Pants // Shoes: Stuart Weitzman – Nearly Nude


So, I rounded up a few great holiday gift ideas and some of these are actually on my list. I really need a new everyday tote, ahhh and it is reversible! HINT HINT! 😉

I hope I made your last-minute holiday shopping easier.

Hope y’all have a Merry Christmas!

XOXO, Mary Alexius

Saranghae (Love) 5 Step Anti-Aging Skin Care Routine – Review

Hey y’all,

I am so excited to be collaborating with one of the best skin care companies in the market right now, Saranghae. Incase y’all didn’t know Saranghae means LOVE. I have been using this 5 step routine for a month and a half and I couldn’t be happier with the results and I am so excited to share it with you. Saranghae is the #1 fastest growing Korean beauty product in the United States in 2017. Asian botanicals are used in this high quality product and that was their goal; to provide the ‘most innovative products with world class experience’, they said and they were not wrong.

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This product taught me how to love myself in my own skin and to make me have that glow as if I had a full eight hours of sleep, haha! Being a college student, blogger, full time worker, and trying to maintain my social life is tough. I was tired of looking like a zombie everyday, with that being, the purpose of this product is to heal + regenerate + protect the skin.

Here is a walk through,

Step 1: Saranghae Nourishing & Moisturizing Oil + Foam Cleanser with Truffle Extract & Gold

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Okay, who else doesn’t like gold? Well how do you feel about washing your face with REAL GOLD? YES, REAL GOLD! This cleanser has 2 of the most luxurious ingredients in the market, truffle extract & gold. Talk about fancy. This makes not only a great makeup remover but also a great face wash itself. I noticed a big difference in my skin and clear ups.

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Step 2: Saranghae Deep Radiance Essence + Serum

This serum is designed to give your skin control and keep It from being dry or too oily. It balances your skin’s potential hydrogen level and keeps It from inflaming or breaking out.

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Step 3: Saranghae Firm and Lift Cellular Regeneration Cream

I think of this cream as a natural face lift and used with all organic ingredients. This magic piece repairs damaged skin cells and helps reduce wrinkle depth and width; I mean I am not trying to do botox, haha!

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Step 4: Saranghae Focus Renewal Eye Cream

Eyes are such a big part of beauty. Bags are a no, at least for me. This eye cream does wonders and I hardly get any sleep due to how busy I am.

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Step 5: Saranghae Elemental Essence Mask

This one is also my favorite because it gives me an excuse to relax while having the mask on. It is a lightweight mask to help calm inflamed skin, and enhance your natural color for a nice glow.

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Overall, I am satisfied with the results and my love story journey with this product was a success. Here is the link to their website CLICK HERE.

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Happy Holidays!!!

XOXO, Mary Alexius


Here are their Social Links

www.facebook.com/lovesaranghaeskin
www.instagram.com/lovesaranghaeskin
www.pinterest.com/lovesaranghae
www.youtube.com/lovesaranghaeskin (This is where you can find our how to use videos!)

About Saranghae:

Saranghae is an award winning Korean 5 Step Anti-Aging skin care routine that heals, regenerates and protects your skin. Saranghae’s focus on natural ingredients and highly effective products has helped them become the fastest growing Korean skin care brand in the United States.

For more information please visit: http://www.lovesaranghae.com
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Denim Skirts & Boots

It is almost winter break you guys but here in Dallas it doesn’t feel like it. Therefore, denim skirts and boots are okay. This is Monica, my gal pal who is also a social media influencer. I had so much fun shooting with her and AVSG.

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Yes, denim skirts and boots are totally a thing. Well, at least I am all about it.

Totally friend goals! When we coordinated this shoot we didn’t even plan our outfits together we just had the same idea, haha! This is why we are friends; same & great taste.

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Next week, I am posting my holiday gift guide! I can’t wait to share a bunch of great ideas with y’all.

XOXO, Mary Alexius


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Sweater Vibes // Black Friday Finds

Hey, y’all! So who else survived the madness on Black Friday and got some crazy good deals? I know I did some damage, haha! I love shopping at Nordstrom & Old Navy for Black Friday.

Sweater: Leith – Blouson Sleeve Sweater

Nordstrom was doing an additional 20% off of their sale items and there were so many great fall clothes I had to share this cute sweater I got & it is still on sale!!!

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High-Rise Raw-Edge Denim $34 (50% off)

Old Navy always has insanely good deals. Everything is 50% off right now!!! How cute are these Raw-Edge denim pants? They literally add so much into an outfit. They fit perfectly to my body too and it is tough for me to find a good pair of denim.

Have a great week!

XOXO, Mary Alexius


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A Thanksgiving Favorite

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!!!

Everyone has their favorite dish on Thanksgiving & mine is sweet potato casserole. Today I am using Celebrating Sweets’ photos in my blog to present this dish. I am making this tasty casserole for the third time this year.

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 This is a very simple but tasty dish. I made this for the first time two years ago for my family and they loved it. I never cared for sweet potato but it has grown on me the past few years. It has all of my favorite combinations in one. I love that the sweet potato has it’s natural sweetness. The Streusel is the cherry on top for me. I learned this dish by looking at multiple recipes and just putting my own recipe together. I came across Celebrating Sweets’ website on Pinterest and I saw the streusel and I definitely wanted to try it.

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Thanksgiving is one of the only times you can get away with eating a lot; my favorite time of the year. A tradition I have been doing for many years is I eat until I cant anymore then go black Friday shopping to walk off all of the food I ate. Sounds like a good idea right?

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 I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine do. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!


Ingredients

Time 20 minutes

 Mashed Sweet Potatoes

3 pounds of sweet potato (peeled and chopped)

2 tablespoons of unsalted butter

1/4 cup of milk*, evaporated milk, or half & half

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon* or pumpkin pie spice

2 tablespoons of brown sugar lite or regular*.

Add salt to your preference

Topping

4 tablespoons of unsalted butter

1/4 cup of brown sugar

1/4 cup of all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon of salt

1/2 cup of chopped pecans

2-3 cups of marshmallows (I love extra)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and prepare a casserole dish and spray with pam baking butter or olive oil.

2. Place sweet potato in a pot to boil and cover for 7 minutes or until tender. Drain sweet potatoes once they are done and return them to the pot.

3. Add remaining ingredients for the mash to the pot and stir with a mixer or whatever works for you.

4. Transfer the mashed potatoes to the casserole dish and spread evenly then transfer to the oven until heated throughly.

5. While that is cooking add topping ingredients to a bowl and stir until throughly combined.

6. Remove casserole from the oven and top with marshmallows then sprinkle streusel on top.

7. Place back in the oven for 10-15 minutes until marshmallows are golden brown.

8. ENJOY

*what ingredient I used


What a great turn out.

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Happy Holidays!

XOXO, Mary Alexius

 

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