04/24/15

Crazy Kiini’s!

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I’m in LOVE with Kiini’s swimwear. They are all handmade so no two Kiini’s are alike. The cooky, crazy colors are SO super fun for the pool, beach or backyard.

Checkout Kiini’s here.

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04/23/15

Lovely Leola: Calypso

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Love this sexy little tank from Calypso. It also comes in a sweet and sparkly light blue. It looks so comfy and reminds me of Goldie Hawn. My cute friend Mandy is wearing it with jeans this weekend. I want it!

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04/22/15

Pull-Up: New Goal

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This girl kicks serious butt. She is the master of the pull-up. After watching her video on the 12 Minute Athlete App on How To Master The Pull Up I raced out to Sports Authority and bought a pull up bar for myself. It hangs so elegantly in our foyer. Everyday I tried one. Eventually two. Finally three. It’s so much fun to work toward something and accomplish!

This girl has an awesomely adorable App with super quick workouts that you can do in your family room everyday – including lunges, planks, box jumps and the pull-up.

She is darling and her videos are so groovy – best little tunes and graphics. Check it out here.

 

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04/20/15

Bright Red at Ikea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have fallen in love with everything at Ikea in this high-gloss red. Book shelves, desks, coffee tables, consoles. I’d take it all.

Bright, shiney, red belongs in every home, don’t you think?

Check out all things red here.

 

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04/17/15

Layered Veggie Salad with Creamy Salsa Vinaigrette

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How beautiful is this salad!  I am going to make it this weekend (sans olives)!  Happy Friday!

Ingredients (organic and non-GMO whenever possible):
– For the Dressing
1/2 cup Greek yogurt or coconut milk
1/2 cup your favorite mild or medium Salsa
2 tablespoons mayonnaise or Earth Balance vegannaise <– I would use “Just Mayo” by Hampton Creek. It’s #vegan. :))
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon olive oil (unrefined, cold-pressed, extra-virgin)
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 heaping tablespoon chopped green onions
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

– For the Salad
1 to 2 heads romaine lettuce, roughly chopped
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed <–avoid canned food if at all possible; most canned foods are a source of the endocrine disrupting chemical BPA.
1 medium red onion, sliced or chopped, your choice
1/2 cup green olives, sliced
3/4 cup corn kernels (thawed from frozen or fresh from the cob – no need to cook) <– you can purchase frozen non-GMO verified sweet corn in the freezer section of most grocery stores. If you’re scared, you could always sub fresh mango.
1 avocado, pit removed, peeled and chopped
1 orange bell pepper, chopped
3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered (about 2 cups after slicing)
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, dill, and/or basil, chopped

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04/16/15

Kage Handbags – Harper Flap Clutch in Rose Shagreen

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Kage is baaaack and better than ever!  After relocating from NYC to Austin, Kage took some needed time off to get her family situated in their new home town.  Now that the dust has settled, Kage is back offering a more limited selection of handbags, but as the saying goes, “less is more” and this is definitely the case for, Kage!  Check out her line of clutches for Spring – especially her new Harper Flap Clutch, named after her niece.  The Harper Flap Clutch comes in Rose Shagreen (featured in post), Turquoise Shagreen and Whiskey Embossed Croc and features a magnetic flap top, front zip pocket behind flap, exterior back slide pocket, one zip and one open pocket and suede lining.   Make the Harper Flap Clutch your go to accessory for this season!

 

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04/15/15

Tone it up with Toneitup.com! Bikini Season Awaits!

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Bikini season is upon us but with all of our busy schedules – who has the time to dedicate to toning it up?  I asked fitness and health guru, Molly O’Neil of MPower, for a suggestion on sites dedicated to toning it up for people who have limited time available.  Her pick - Toneitup.com!  This site is user friendly and the workouts average about twenty minutes, so even with limited time you can fit in some toning.  There is even an app available for your phone for the low cost of .99 cents, so you can fit in a workout wherever you are… the park, your office, or while the kids are watching their shows.  The trainers and founders of Toneitup.com do a fabulous job of putting together quick workouts that target a particular area.  Not to mention that they are beautiful to watch – talk about bikini inspiration!   The site also includes recipes and lifestyle tips which are also helpful!  Check out Toneitup.com today – and take part in their Bikini Series Challenge.  See you poolside!

 

PS – Look out for Molly O’Neil and MPower coming soon!  You can check out one of her guests posts here on the benefits of Almond Milk.

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04/14/15

Gold Metallic Obsession

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I am obsessed with everything Gold metallic this Spring- I can’t get enough!  From the clothes to the accessories to the make-up.  Let these pictures be your inspiration and be sure to add a little sparkle to your wardrobe this season.

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04/13/15

Personalized Hand-Stitched Flip Flops – Smathers and Branson

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Welcome Spring with a new pair of Flip Flops from Smathers and Branson.  With all of the personalized choices there is sure to be a pair that meets every taste in the family.  My personal favorite are the American Flag pair (4th of July is my favorite day of the year!), however, a certain someone in our family favors the Alabama collegiate.  Smathers and Branson flip flops are 100% hand-stitched needlepoint and feature a top grain cowhide footbed with pigskin for maximum comfort.  Also, they include arch support and an EVA foam construction which allows for a personalized fit with wear.  So, while we love the Jack Rogers and Rainbows, perhaps it is time to try the new kid in town this summer.

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