Power-Packed Crispy No-Bake Fudge Bites



You had me at Fudge Bites.

While I might have fallen on the beachbody bandwagon lately, I was back on board when I saw this Fudge-Bites recipe posted by my Beachbody coach and friend Elena.

I’ve been looking for a good tasty snack to have on hand, especially for my hubby who DOES work out so hard. So when I saw a recipe for Fudge Bites I knew I had to try it. And I happened to have everything on hand.

I made a few adaptations from the original recipe, but here is my version:

Power-Packed Crispy No-Bake Fudge Bites


1/2 cup peanut butter (a generous 1/2 cup measurement)

2 cups oatmeal

1/3 – 1/2 cup agave syrup

1/2 cup Kashi 7-whole grain Puffs cereal (which is what we happened to have on hand, or any “crispy rice” cereal will do the trick)

1 generous scoop of Chocolate Protein Powder (or Shakeology)



Combine oatmeal, cereal, and protein powder in a mixing bowl.

Measure out the peanut butter and put in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds or just until melted.

Pour over the oatmeal, cereal, protein powder mixture and combine well, adding in the agave syrup until you have a moist but crumbly mixture.

Using hands, roll the mixture into golf-ball sized balls and put on a plate or cookie sheet.

Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or just until firm and enjoy!



Haircuts and Facials

Last week was a glorious week for this new momma. Between my husband’s work schedule and baby girl’s sleep schedule, it has been 8 months since I have been to a hair salon. Oh, it has been cut (at a walk-in friendly place that rhymes with Stairmaster) and it has been colored (who knew that “hot roots” meant your hair would turn orange?).

Alas, sleep and work schedules finally aligned and my sweet hair stylist worked me in last minute. I forgot how polished a good haircut can make you feel. It was about d*mn time!

Anyways, I put together a few Rodan+Fields mini-facials to leave for the ladies there. I can’t wait to hear what they think! (Each Mini-Facial contains a sample of the Microdermabrasion Paste, Anti-Age Night Renewing Serum and Lip Renewing Serum.)

Until then, I’ll be enjoying my new do.

Rodan+Fields Samples

*Are you interested in a Rodan+Fields sample? If you try the solutions tool to see which skincare regimen is recommended for you and have the routine emailed to you – I will get in touch about sending a sample your way!

Wire & Pearls

Yesterday I mentioned I was working on a custom order. Although the custom order is not quite yet complete, I went ahead and worked on another necklace. This design is one of my favorites to wear. I have two in my personal collection. I love the way they feel against my skin, the weight of them and that I won’t see anybody else wearing one like it. No two will ever be alike. They are handmade.

Who knew it was so hard to find a plain black chain? That’s all I’m waiting on to complete this custom order.

Happy crafting!

Fireplace Mantle Re-Do

I find decorating mantles difficult. Here was the latest set-up. I threw a couple of thrift store finds up there along with 2 geode candle votives. I know it doesn’t look right. I’d love to do a series of pictures, but I’m not a fan of nailing into our 1920’s plaster walls.

After pinning and houzz-ing many I decided I needed a clean, bold look. And with a 40% off coupon to Hobby Lobby I’m happy with the mirror. BIG improvement. Now, where can I go about finding firewood in the middle of the Georgia summer?!



Here are some other fireplaces j’adore:

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DIY Nails: Fuchsia French Mani


This is my first attempt at nail art.

I used Revlon Devilish & Oh My Magenta.

In the mail

I found this adorable owl baby hat on etsy.

It’s the perfect gift for my cousin who is doing an owl themed gender neutral nursery.

Of course Clementine wanted to try it on!

Happy Saturday!

Hello World!

Behind the Blog


This is me. Sarah Marie.

Here’s 10 things about me:

1. I’ve lived in Mississippi, Pittsburgh, North Carolina, Indiana, Illinois and now live in Georgia – for now.

2. I went to Notre Dame. GO IRISH!

3. I managed a boutique yarn shop and had 3 original knitting patterns featured in One Skein Wonders.

4. I married my high school sweetheart.

5. I love anything miniature.

6. I sell Rodan+Fields skincare products.

7. Clementine is named after my Grandpa Clement. He and my grandma had 11 children.

8. I made about 100 “sweater pillows” that were featured in Dooney & Bourke’s 2010 Christmas campaign.

9. I really want glasses.

10. Nail art is my new “thing”.