Friday, July 25, 2014

Five Friday Faves.

Hey hey ladies, it's Friday. (Duh, right?) I'm happy to report this week was much better, I'm finally feeling back to normal. I have a few fun things to share and in order to keep this short-ish, let's jump right in!

::Fave Delivery::
bracelets earrings
My Nordstrom anniversary goodies came in, enough said. Cheers to new bracelets and studs, I'm in love. 

::Fave Food::
My go-to chicken salad! Above you see what you'll need and my favorite way to enjoy it. Also delicious on bread or a tortilla. Make, eat, enjoy.

::Fave Fashion Piece::
So, I'm in love with a pair of my shoes. I found these a couple months ago thanks to Tara sharing them. I bought them immediately (birthday money = shoes) and I've been in love since then. I'd sleep in them, but Dustin would probably buy me a 1 way ticket on the crazy train. Swoon here

::Fave part of Friday::
Thanks to Katie sharing and Mason creating, I'm taking over The Blog Baton today over on Instagram. Make sure and follow along here, I'll be sharing bits and pieces throughout my day! 

::Fave Moment::
Dustin and I took a big step and hired a personal trainer this week, we start Monday! We'll be training 3 times a week for the next 3 months. Why? Well, if you've been around for a while you know we've been on a weight loss & fitness journey for a while now (here & here). We lost the weight we wanted to lose (we each lost 45 lbs), but we've been kind of stuck for about a year now. It's not about being skinny to us, we want to be fit & toned and we want strength. We want to take it to the next level. We decided a trainer would benefit us in many ways- we want accountability and knowledge regarding our personal fitness and nutrition goals. We both enjoy and are passionate about fitness and just being healthy, being the best we can be. So, here we go! I'll definitely be sharing along the way.

Tell me what you're up to this weekend?

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

July GLOSSYBOX + Discount Code!


It's that time again, I received this months GLOSSYBOX. Many of you have told me these posts are becoming your favorites. Well that's good, because GLOSSYBOX has quickly become a favorite of mine.

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What I received:

Philip B PH Restorative Detangling Toning Mist - I'm really excited to try this out, it's a totally new hair product to me and I'm always on the hunt for something good. Deluxe sample, 2 fl oz

GlamGlow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment - To say I was excited about this is an understatement. I've wanted to try this stuff for so long, but $70, ouch. I'm in love, talk about deep cleaning! Deluxe sample, 0.5 oz. (the $19 one at Sephora!) 

Skin Inc. Custom-Blended Brightening Serum - I love skincare, I'm very excited to add this baby to my current routine. Full size, .34 oz $45

Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm - I am already a huge fan of this stuff, so I was very happy to see this too! I received it in my Ipsy bag a while back. It's the only lip balm I put on before bed and wake up with it still there, it's more like a gloss consistency really. Deluxe sample, .20 oz

Mitchell and Peach Body Cream - I've yet to try this out, but it looks and smells luxurious. I'm a sucker for creams and lotions, I can never have enough. Deluxe sample, 1.4 fl oz

Ok, now the exciting part…. 

If you've been thinking about trying GLOSSYBOX, now is the time! You can receive the 3, 6 or 12 month subscription for 20% off using the code SUMMER14, only through the rest of the day ladies. This is a flash sale and it's a good one. Don't miss out, sign up here

I just signed up for another 3 months because I'm truly loving this box. Each month I've received amazing products that more than pay for the box. GlamGlow? YES PLEASE. Here are my last 3 box reviews-

Which product would you be most excited about?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

What Will You Own?

Yesterday I read a post from Elise that I just loved. It was about Owning it. Owning the things about yourself and your life, from big to small. 

We're all different. God made us all different in so many ways. We need to own it and we need to inspire other women to do the same.

Whatever it is about you or what you do, love, enjoy or are passionate about- own it.

I'm not saying we should never change. Change can be good in some areas. If you want to change something for you, then I believe you should, but only when it's for you and not someone else. I'm a big fan of not caring what others think...

Be Beautiful.

Today, I'm sharing a few things about myself that I own. Some are silly, some are not. Some of these things can annoy people. Some are things I've more recently accepted. Some are things I have always been comfortable with. However, it's all me.

one. I'm a clean freak. I love a perfect home, I don't mind cleaning at all. 
two. I'm a Hanson fan for life.
three. I'm not a big fan of reading. I enjoy 1-2 books a year if that.
four. I'm a crazy dog mom, crazy in a good way of course.
five. I can be overly passionate about my friends. 
six. I love fitness & health. We get 1 life friends.
seven. Positive is the only way to be. 
eight. I can only see myself with 1 child.
nine. Due to divorce and my dad later not being involved with me, marriage and children are extremely sacred to me, for more than the obvious reasons. I know what I don't want my child to feel.
ten. I plan everything - you'll find our entire week from food to workouts in my planner each week. 

Your turn, tell me something you own about yourself. If this topic is something you'd like to join in on, write a post and link up with Elise

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Weekending + Christian's Eating!

Good morning! I'm happy to report I'm finally feeling back on track after returning from vacation… It only took 2 weeks. I had a wonderful weekend with family and catching up on stuff, I'd say it definitely helped. Here's a little Weekending recap.


-Friday I was worthless thanks to the Nordstrom sale going live. I finally narrowed it down to the above 3 items, they're on their way to me right now.

-Dinner at Red Robin with my step mom

-A quick run to Abercrombie where we both got a pair of jeans. Thanks to Kallie for the heads up on all jeans being 

-Cheesecake & wine on the patio to end the night. YUM. 


-We spent the day with my family. It was so nice to see everyone, we failed at getting pictures though with all of us. 

I have to share a HUGE praise report. Since the accident Sept 1, Christian has been on a liquid diet through a tube in his stomach. Just this last week he started eating! He's even downed an entire hamburger and a milkshake! He's on a roll, he's got a lot of catching up to do :) He's such a rockstar.


-Errands and chores; grocery shopping, car wash, food prep, cleaning, etc.

-Pixie enjoyed a nice little walk, then got mad over a bath.

-The Mr. made us a wine rack with a pallet he brought home. Score!

What did you do this weekend? Enjoy the Nordstrom sale at all?

Friday, July 18, 2014

High Five for Friday.

Happy Friday! Sorry, it's pretty much the only way I know how to start these Friday posts. Who's with me?

I wish I could say that this week has been way better than last, I feel back to normal after vaca, but I don't. Sheesh, I'm still in beach vacation mode over here. I'm still trying to find my motivation for getting back into the swing of life. Help. Me.

It has been a good week though, and I'm looking forward to the weekend for sure. I'm determined to feel back to myself next week, so cheers to that! (I think said that last week too, oops)

One. Over the weekend our Kansas family (my in-laws) came down and we went on a float trip. We had the best time! I absolutely love spending time with all of them, it's always a blast. This was my first time to ever go floating, marked it off my list. I can't wait to do it again! 

Two. Anytime I get beauty stuff in the mail, it's a good week. This week I got my July Ipsy bag and I also got some goodies from Glossybox that I can't wait to share! 

Three. My Arizona family is here! I haven't seen my cousins since we went out there in July 2010, so too long! I am so excited to spend Saturday at my grandmas house with all of my aunts and cousins. Our family is pretty scattered, so I cherish these times for sure. 

Four. Our sweet Pixie celebrated her 8th birthday on Tuesday. Thank you for the sweet Instagram comments, you made her feel special :) She has brought us 7 years of nothing but the most JOY. 

Five. In Mexico, I read Melanie Shankle's The Antelope in the Living Room and loved it. Now my friend let me borrow her first book Sparkly Green Earrings. I can't wait to read. No, I'm not a mom yet but I love her humor and I know I'll appreciate it, I will be a mama one day!

If you ladies missed my polish review on Wednesday, make sure and check it out here. A polish that lasts at least a week, is cheaper than Essie and removes easy? Yup, I'm in love. I bought 2 more this week- Pink Bikini and Lobster Roll.

Weekly Polish

Enjoy your weekend- let me know what you'll be up to!

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