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Friday, February 23, 2018

That pre/post workout routine
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Hey gang,

So working out has become part of my daily regimen, routine, habit, schedule...whatever you want to call it, it has become something that I do and do it consistently each day. Well, having a daily workout routine means that I also have a daily pre-workout and post-workout routine. Part of this routine includes my favorite people in the world...my boys! As much as I may love sticking to a schedule and having an organized plan each day, let's just say that Hanes and Arrow don't. They move and shake and rock and roll with each new minute of each day and it is one of things I love so much about them! So, part of my pre/post workout routine is hanging and playing with my guys! This is easily my favorite part of that routine and one that is always filled with surprises.
Another part of my pre and post-workout routine is applying a touch of makeup that I know isn't too heavy, but is also not too light, something that can be used as a touch up and keep me looking fresh throughout and after my workout. I found a winner in Clinique Fit's pre/post workout products. In particular their workout makeup and workout mascara. The makeup is lightweight, sweat and humidity proof and won't cause breakouts our clog pores. This is just what I need in a makeup for the type of active lifestyle I live. What I probably love most about Clinique Fit is that it isn't too time consuming to apply, it requires no re-application after my workout and will last me throughout the entire day! This means more time with my hubby and boys which is all I want!! Clinique Fit has other workout products as well... a moisturizer, hydrating spray, cleansing wipes, and a face powder. If you are looking for workout-centered products to add to and bring value to your pre-workout and post-workout routine, I would recommend Clinique Fit all day, everyday! It can be found exclusively at Ulta right now so check it out!
In the meantime, may I suggest spending part of your pre-workout and post-workout with those you love, doing nothing, or doing anything! Just being with them ya know?! Time with my dudes is the best part of my pre/post workout regimen. And I don't see that ever changing. Thanks for following, I love all of ya'll!

Thank you to Clinique Fit for sponsoring this post!



Thursday, February 22, 2018

Nail Talk: Treat Love & Color by essie
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Hello loves.
Let's do it. Let's talk nails. It's something I haven't shared a ton about here on the blog and I am excited to finally do so today! After all, nails are another accessory that can add to and complement your look. And they are an accessory with many options when it comes to style, color, look, feel, and design.

Today, I am so excited to be sharing with you the new 1-step care and color from essie! This new formula created by essie is absolute magic for your nails brings you stronger nails in just one week! With the "Treat, Love & Color by essie," you get 60% less peeling and 35% less breakage! When using this new collection of polishes your nails will look instantly perfected with visually brightened pigments in the prettiest of sheer and creme shades. The color options are fantastic and abundant! From colors like "treat me bright," to "laven-dearly," and "sheers to you," there are shades that will fit your style and different looks perfectly. I love trying new shades and colors with my nails and having fun with them! As I mentioned above, nails to me, are another way to complement my look and add value and detail to them. With "Treat, Love & Color by essie," you can not only add value and color to your look, but you can strengthen your nails while doing so! If nails are already your thing, then this new formula and 1-step from essie is perfect for you! If nails aren;t, I would say try it! Check the different shades and colors out for yourself and see how you like them! I have loved using the "Treat, Love & Color by essie," and let's just say it will be a regular in my wardrobe from now on!!

Thank you essie and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post!

nail polish

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

My Go-To Look
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Ok, so in the fashion world and in the real world, you hear this question a lot...."what is your go-to look?"

I asked myself this question and I will admit it took a moment of pause and sincere thinking within myself to identify what my go-to look or looks are and why. First off, let me say that I definitely have more than one go-to look, I have a casual go-to, a more dressy go-to, and one that is kind of in between. Today's post is all about that in between go-to look and when I say it's a go-to look that means that it is something I am wearing often, no matter what season and no matter where I am. This look consists of three items that make up the base of my look: a cozy/comfy turtleneck, boyfriend jeans, and some boots/booties. I absolutely love this combination of items and love how versatile this look can be depending on how you style it and which specific turtlenecks, jeans, and boots you pair together. You can see an example of this go-to look in the photos below, this is from a quick trip to SF, one of Brod and I's favorite cities to visit. I kept this look more on the casual side, but again we had meetings this particular day and an event that night, and I felt perfectly comfortable in this look. I have linked a bunch of other options that I am loving right now below that makeup this look of a turtleneck, boyfriend jeans, and boots. Check them out!! Also, I would love to hear which items make up your go-to look(s), and why?! Happy Wednesday to all of you and thank you for following! I love you all!

top (similar)
jeans (just snagged these as well)
booties (similar here and here)

Friday, February 16, 2018

Green is Always A Good Idea
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Happy Friyay ya'll!! The weekend is here and for met, this is one of those weeks that flew by! Time is so weird like that...how one week, time seems to be going in slow motion and then the next week, everything is a blur because the week went by so fast. Anyone else ever feel like that? I have come to the conclusion that time is one of those concepts in life that I won't ever fully understand or comprehend.
Any who, on to today's look, and to start I have a question for you? Do you have a go-to color that is not black or white? Let me elaborate, so I love to wear black and white (black in particular), but outside of those colors, there is another color that I often gravitate to, and I'm curious if any of you do the same. If you do, leave a comment below and tell me which color it is.

As for me, the color I tend to gravitate to a lot is green. In particular, a forest or army green. I don't know why really but I do. It seems to match well with most of my wardrobe and there is a classic feel to it for some reason. For my green fix in today's look, I went with one of my favorite jackets from the shop. I love that this jacket can pair well with a casual look or could be dressed up with a more formal look. It's not a basic but it feels like one because it matches and complements so well with other pieces. The details are in the flaps and buttons and it works for both a fall or spring jacket, or in if you experience a mild winter like we are here, it works great for that too! Check it out here, and I hope each of you have a wonderful weekend! Spend time with those you love, chase your dreams, be kind, and stay safe! I love you all!!

shoes (all white here)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

It's Love Day ya'll!
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"You know I want you
 It's not a secret I try to hide
 I know you want me...."

- Rewrite the Stars, The Greatest Showman.

It's Valentine's guys. Love day. The day we celebrate love and being in love and falling in love and everything else that comes with it. I love Valentine's Day...and not because it's an event, or a reason to go out, or buy gifts, or give flowers, or any of that. I love Valentine's Day because it is a day that celebrates love. Man oh man, I wish we celebrated love every single day, because to me, and my family, that is what life is all about. My hope and focus is to take principle behind Valentine's Day, a celebration of love, and do my best to apply that to every day that I am alive! It's crazy to think that I have been married to Brod almost 9 years and have known him for 10, time goes by so fast! The best thing about that though...I can honestly say I am more in love with him now than I have ever been. He really is the best and there is nothing better than being in love with your best friend!!

Wow, ok super mushy stuff today, I guess I am getting all sorts of wrapped up in this Valentine's Day spirit haha! But seriously, focusing on the love we have in our life can make all the difference and finding ways to strengthen and renew the love each of us have in our lives is something we should be striving to do each day. Part of love is showing it to others, I have often heard the quote by Shakespeare, "they do not love that do not show their love." Whether it be through acts of service, gifts, handwritten notes, hugs, kisses, date night, new outfits, or whatever you decide the best way to show your love to your significant other might be....please make sure to SHOW it!! Don't assume they know you love them, show them, tell them, and do it again and again! If you do decide that grabbing a gift or an outfit is part of your Valentine's plan this year, make sure and check out Express, they have tons of awesome new options for both men and women in their "what's hot" and "new arrivals"sections! Both Brod's and my look in today's post are from Express and are linked below. I have even snagged you guys a code for a discount! Check it out below:

 $25 off purchase of $100+ in-store only, using the ring code: 3185 (T&C info regarding promo found here)

 I hope each and everyone one of you celebrates love and has an amazing Valentine's Day!!

*Thanks to Express and Rewardstyle for sponsoring this post!

Brody's outfit