{ #COOKBOOKCLUB }: The Skinny Confidential: A Babe’s Sexy, Sassy Fitness and Lifestyle Guide by Lauryn Evarts!

OKAY so…

it’s been a while but the Champagne at Shannon’s cookbook club is BACK. Holllla!

I’ll be honest with y’all, we haven’t been cooking as much as we’d like. From birthday celebrations, to friends / family in town, to travel to work events, Erik & I relied more on restaurants than our own kitchen.

As soon as we got back from Palm Springs, we made a pact to cook as much as we can this summer. We just feel better, it’s something we both really enjoy, & our time in the kitchen really brings us closer. Cooking & making a meal for someone, I think, is one of the most intimate acts you can ever do. Anyone else agree?

So damn Shannon, back at it in the kitchen… & with a vengence! I have so, so, so many fun {& EASY} recipes to share with you guys. I’ve talked a lot of fashion and not enough food & beverage in my book so that’s finna change.

SO- I’m thrilled to announce this summer’s cookbook club for June & July:


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For starters, if you’re a fan of her blog, The Skinny Confidential, you NEED her book. Seriously.

It’s filled with gems & I find myself constantly referring to her tips in it. It’s such a fun Saturday morning read. I like to put on some music, light some candles, get Lucy on my lap, sip some green tea & just flip through the pages. It’s an easy, breezy, fun read FULL of value {!!!!!}

When I first announced the cookbook club on both my blog & instagram, I got  requests for quick, easy, healthy meals. Immediately, I KNEW this would be my summer Champagne book club book back in January.

If you are unfamiliar with Lauryn Evarts, get out of the rock you are hiding under and go stalk tf her blog, you’ll be obsessed. Bet. Stalk her HERE. Also, see her blog recipes here… but I gotta say, her booze category is my favourite 😉

Real talk, but her blog is one that really inspired me to start mine. In fact, she is the first blog I started reading back in 2012 – I randomly found her on Instagram & something about her just RESONATED with me, I can’t explain it {back in the day, you know, when I was using the Kelvin filter thinking I’m so cool #THROWBACK}.  I constantly refer to her as the OG for that very reason.

She is incredibly inspiring & TSC is one of my favourite reads on the web. She just gets it.

I can really go on and on with my love letter to Miss Lauryn so I’ll spare y’all – but first, let me say one last thing about her. she has created an AMAZING community with her blog & I’ve even made some of my good friends through her platform.

Now THAT’s a very cool thing to provide from a blog.

As far as the cookbook club, I am going to make the following for June & July:

A Sex Kitten’s Salad – page 30

Lemon Love Salmon – page 45

Naughty Steak Marinade – page 58

 The Ass Tightener {Smoothie} – page 51

I mean… I couldn’t NOT with that last one, right?!

All of Lauryn’s recipes take literally no time to make, are SO easy & made for babes constantly on the go. They are fun to make, but will make you feel even better… and are so damn tasty!

Her recipes are some staples of mine for weeknights when I don’t have time to even deal. And obvs, I love her cocktails, like her Kombucha Spritzer.

Her book is more of a Lifestyle book vs a full blown cookbook, like her blog, but all her chapters are so fun – she even talks the love chub & how to fight that! It’s also laced with easy ass workouts you can do at home.

If you want more Lauryn & her recipes/workouts, check out her Bombshell Body Guide. I’m also a member there too & let me tell you, those recipes are AMAZING, especially the skinny enchiladas. The workouts are 27 minutes & extremely effective. Join here.

So come hang, cook with me, etc etc. Also, if you’re on instagram, show me what you make with the hashtag #champagnebookclub! Any other Lauryn fans? Come say hi!!

Alllll right y’all – that’s all I got. Erik & I are off to Houston for the weekend since my little from my Delta Gamma days is getting married! So excited to get back to my home base but I gotta be real… I’m REALLY excited for some queso, tex-mex, & bbq. Any fun Houston reccs? LMK! So much has changed!

xx Shannon

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  • Nicole Vick

    I love this! The recipe names alone are hilarious. I think it’s definitely a good way to get cooking in the kitchen.

    • RIGHT?! They’re so fun. Like, I HAD TO with the Ass Tightener LOL! Thanks for reading, Nicole! x S

  • Rachel Barter

    I want this cookbooks just for the hilarious titles, haha!

    xo Rachel | http://www.thesassroom.com

    • it’s such a fun sassy read – you would love! Happy Friday, Rachel 🙂 x

  • Kimberly Samantha

    OMG YES! I need this. I love Lauryn and I can’t wait to get my hands on this <3


    • SHE’S THE BEST!!! Let me know any favourite recipes of hers that you have too! x Shannon

  • Samantha Brooke

    Love your thoughts on cooking! We feel the same way and I really enjoy our time together in the kitchen <3


    • Right?! There’s something just so intimate about preparing a meal for someone. I love it! What are some of your favourite things to make? x Shannon

  • Alyssa Walls

    Cant wait to check out The Skinny Confidential! I have never heard of her…so sorry!… but now I have!!! 🙂

    Alyssa || http://www.teddybearsandlipstick.com

    • You will love her, Alyssa! She’s so fun! What bloggers do you like to follow? Happy weekend 🙂 x

      • Alyssa Walls

        I mostly follow fashion bloggers since that is what I do! But have been looking for more foodie/health/lifestyle blogs!!

  • Gisel Luna

    I’ve tried her detox plan, but never knew she had a book! Looks like a great book, and I’ll have to check it out!

    Gisel | http://www.mintandthrift.com

    • YES! It’s a fun lil read for sure! Her detox plan is great – so easy when you blog & work full time – she just gets it! What are some of your favourite recipes from it? x Shannon

  • Emily Soto

    I need to get this book! Looks like a good one!


  • Shruthi R. Parker

    Wow! I’ve never heard of her but it seems like I need to start reading her blog! Does she have a good selection of vegetarian recipes??


    • I def think so! Even on her blog, a lot of things are vegetarian friendly. I’ll be sure to note some vegetarian subs though. The Whisky Marinade you can def do over a Portobello “steak” or with a veggie burger! Both the smoothie, sex kitten salad, & marinade are all vegan! Have a great weekend babe! x Shannon

  • You totally sold me on that book! I love all things Lauryn!

    Much love from Napa Valley!

    Paulina | Shenska

    • Isn’t she the best?! We need to have a Napa date soon! Have a great weekend, Paulina! x Shannon

  • Charlotte Pottieger

    This cookbook sounds fabulous! I love your concept of a “cookbook club” too! Especially a CHAMPAGNE cookbook club!! 🙂

    • RIGHT?! I mean, if you cook from this just promise me you have a glass of champagne in hand 😉 Cheers babe! xx Shannon

  • Ah this post just makes me so happy!! You know my love for our girl Lauryn and those recipes sound SO GOOD. I love the titles, too. I love that you’re also part of her program! I can’t wait to see you recreate these recipes. 🙂

    • Right?! Forever the OG. I’m so excited to make them! Her program is amazing too, I really just love her recipes! Have a great weekend, Annie! x Shannon

  • debbie_savage

    This sounds so fantastic! I definitely need to check out this book!!!
    xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

    • It’s so fun, Debbie! You will love it! Happy Friday 🙂 x Shannon

  • Liz

    I love reading cook books and design books! I’ll be sure to check out her book!!

    • You will love it Liz! Her photos are so stunning too! x Shannon

  • Beatriz

    Sounds like a very good read and some good recipes!
    xx Beatriz | http://www.livelovewearit.com

  • Nicole

    i love your posts. They are such fun reads! And this cookbook sounds amazing!

    Nicole / theleopardcoat.com

    • Nicole, you are so sweet! Thank you for reading! Do you have any favourite cookbooks? Happy Friday!! X Shannon

  • Mellissa Fernandes

    The books looks amazing 🙂 great post!

    • Thanks Mellissa! Your blog name is so cute! x Shannon

  • Morgan Jorgenson

    I am seriously so excited for this! Cant wait to follow along!

    • RIGHT?! Her recipes are so good! Let me know any favourites of yours too 🙂 x Shannon

  • What a fun series!!! I’ve known TSC for a long time now.. she’s from San Diego so I always pay more attention to her!

    • How fun! I’m the same way with SF bloggers. Her blog is seriously so damn good! Any other bloggers you follow? Happy weekend 🙂 x Shannon

  • Fash-n-Curious

    Those recipe names are ZEEEE best. I need that smoothie! https://fash-n-curious.com/

    • RIGHT?! The names are seriously so good – I can’t wait to share it!! Happy Monday girl! xx Shannon

  • Lisa Vigil

    I really need to get this book asap she has the best recipes! She’s the best!


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