How I Got Longer Nails, Healthier Hair and More Energy

Coffee. It's everything to me. It's my morning ritual and mid-day necessity. To say that I am addicted is an understatement. I get a headache if I haven't had any by 9 AM. It sounds serious because it is. I have tried to kick the habit but I'm not crazy. So I decided, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. So today, I am showing you the life-changing, daily coffee routine that I learned from Living With Landyn, who learned it from Virginia of Your Life Edit. I gotta give credit where credit is due, y'all.

My coffee isn't just for a jolt of energy in the morning anymore. It has made my hair and nails longer and healthier, gives me even more energy - not the jittery kind - and has become a way for me to get some healthy fat for breakfast.

Here's what you'll need:

-Your favorite coffee brew

-2 scoops of Collagen Peptides - this is what is helping my hair skin and nails. I get the Vital Proteins brand from Amazon and love it.

-1 tablespoon MCT Oil - derived from coconuts, MCT oil gives me energy! I just had some and that's why I'm using exclamation points!! I got this kind on Amazon too.

-Cream of some sort - if you need it - I do half and half.

Combine all ingredients, I use an immersion blender and it makes me feel fancy.


Look how long my nails are!! And honestly, it took me a few weeks to see a difference in taking the collagen. I was thinking about how I hadn't noticed anything and then I saw a photo of Tim and I at the beach and I was like "wow! my hair looks so healthy and long and awesome." And then I realized that my nails have never been this long. So yea, it works. And apparently its good for joint and bone health too but whatevs.

And that's it! Also, how adorable is the coffee bar that my husband built for me? He knows how important coffee is in my life.

Let me know if you try these supplements! You won't be disappointed.



Detox Check-In Day 19!!

Okay! The HOME STRETCH. I've only got two and a half days to go! I have to be honest, I am so ready to be finished. Mainly just because I'm DYING for coffee, I woke up today wanting a cup so badly. Saturdays are my days to brew a pot of coffee and sip all morning. I thought about cheating and brewing some, but then I remembered that I'm almost finished and it's going to make that first cup on Tuesday so much better! I was feeling so strong I actually went to Frothy Monkey (one of my favorite coffee shops in Franklin, TN) with my gal pal Mal and only drank water. It feels like a major accomplishment. Frothy Monkey!

This detox has really been so great. I feel so much better, lighter and less groggy. I plan to really continue eating pretty similarly to the way we have been only with more eggs and the occasional cheese. Oh and the coffee. In moderation of course. What is the one thing you would have the most trouble doing without for 21 whole days?