Month: May 2017

I’m Lovin’ The McDonald’s Signature Crafted Recipes

With as busy as I am between working multiple jobs and being a student, I’m not gonna lie.. I eat fast food a lot. I stop by McDonald’s a lot because they have the best iced coffee. Although I can drown myself in McCafe iced caramel mochas, I get tired of eating nuggets or a plain ol’ chicken sandwich after a while. That’s why I was excited when I got to try the new Signature Crafted Recipes at McDonald’s.

McDonald's Signature Crafted tasting Triad Women Bloggers Network at McDonald's

I got to do the tasting with my ladies at Triad Women Bloggers Network and I think all of us were impressed with how easily we were able to customize our own perfect sandwich. I started out by choosing what meat I wanted on my sandwich, what type of bun, and finally, the topping. I ended up with this:

McDonald's Maple Dijon Crispy Chicken McDonald's Maple Dijon on Artisan Roll

A maple bacon dijon buttermilk crispy chicken sandwich on an artisan roll! It was delicious. It was much more filling than a typical chicken sandwich and definitely more flavorful. The butter milk crispy chicken was topped with white cheddar, lettuce, Applewood smoked bacon, and a creamy dijon sauce. *insert heart eyes emoji*

We also got to try a new invention by McDonald’s… the frork:

McDonald's frork McDonald's frork

The idea is that you stick three french fries in it and use them to scoop up and eat the toppings that fall out of your sandwich. I found out that it’s also a fun way to dip your fries in ketchup.

All in all I was impressed with the sandwich I created off of the McDonald’s Signature Crafted menu. I didn’t have to put any ranch dressing on it.. and trust me, if it doesn’t need ranch it’s pretty damn good.

I plan on going back and trying some of the other combinations– the sweet BBQ bacon flavor is next on my list!

3 Style Items That Empower Me

***Guest post by Melissa Jellie from Individually Chic***

As a female, it’s important to me that when I go out, I feel confident. Many of the jobs and fields that I work in are prominently male. My style changes daily based on my mood of the day. Some days I dress in all pink and dresses, while other days I dress more street or punk. Some days it’s a combo of many style! While I’m usually confident, here are three style items that make me feel extra empowered:

 

Shoes

I have a lot of shoes. Probably too many. There are a few pairs of shoes that I own, though, that I rock no matter what the rest of my outfit is.

pink doc martens

My pink Dr. Martens are one of my favorite pairs of shoes that I own. I was on a waitlist for about 2 years just to get the perfect pair of pastel pink boots – which sold out so quickly. These boots are bigger than some of the other boots that I own and I just feel cool when I’m out wearing them. I can do anything.

black booties with strings
My black heels also empower me. These heels aren’t just any heel – they’ve got a beautiful loud click when you walk on a hardwood floor. There’s something about that click that makes me walk with a bit more confidence. I feel like a model or something. If you’re in a quiet store, you may feel a bit awkward, but I’ve learned not to. As long as you look confident, nobody will question it.

 

Leather Jacket

I got my first leather (pleather) jacket a long time ago. It was a beautiful moment. I was probably in high school still. It was a black leather jacket with a cool splatter effect on the inside. I rocked it with every outfit that I wore.

brown gold leather jacket

Since then, my collection has grown. I now own 7 leather jackets all in different colors so that I can have one for anything I wear. When I wear a leather jacket, it automatically spices up my outfit and I’m fierce. Now pair a leather jacket and one of the shoes from above. OH BOY.

 

A Bold Lip

I actually wear a paler lip on most days – either a pastel pink or a more nude color. It’s just easier for my every day life. When I’m going out for the night or just when I feel like it, however, I throw a bolder, brighter lip color on. These are the days when I actually get the most compliments. A bright lip not only brightens my face up, but my personality because I KNOW I’m pulling it off well. I especially love wearing a bold lip with a black top or jacket to make it pop a little more.

bold lip colors

 

So combine a cool shoe, a leather jacket, and a bold lip and you will have an extra boost of confidence to guide you through the day! Even separately, these all empower me and make me feel like a strong woman, whether I’m at work or just out grocery shopping.

By Melissa Jellie from Individually Chic. Visit her website and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.