Fall Hair Inspiration

Fall is my favorite time of year and the perfect opportunity to make a drastic change to my hair. I made an appointment (4 hours) with my stylist for a dramatic hair change. While I am not sure what I am doing at this point these are the pictures that are currently inspiring my choice. Check out my instagram @fashionmeetsfood Thursday afternoon to see what I did! Will you be making a change to your hair this season.

Active Nation Day

Mark your calender.... tomorrow is Active Nation Day!

What is Active Nation Day?
It's a movement created in 2012 by the fabulous Lorna Jane to help women live an authentic and active life. Tomorrow (September 28), join me in taking part in a specially choreographed fitness routine.

For more information check out the video below.

Don't forget to check out the website: Active Nation Day

Lorna Jane also offers a fabulous app you don't want to miss out on!

Lorna Jane is striving to inspire a better, more active future, and inspire every woman everywhere to be active everyday.

The next step starts with YOU! Do the #LJMOVE for your chance to win a Lorna Jane Gift Card!!

How to enter for a chance to win:
1. Do the #LJMOVE anytime, anywhere, take a photo or film your move.
2. Upload  your photo or video to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.
4. Inspire others and tag a friend.
    Have fun!!

    Fall Dog Treats: Three Dog Bakery

    If i'm not making Jack dog treats, than i'm buying them from Three Dog Bakery. The fall line of dog treats have arrived in stores and online and you definitely don't want to miss out on these goodies for your favorite pup! Jack tried out the Pup-kin Seeds, Pup-kin Spiced Latté and the Harvest Apple duo and let me tell you he is hooked!

    Pup-kin Spiced Latté is Jacks absolute favorite (he's addicted to the marshmallows). These mini wafers contain pumpkin, vanilla, ginger and cinnamon - they'll easily become a favorite of your dogs.

    The Harvest Apple Duo is a new treat from Three Dog Bakery and features mini apple flavor wafers paired with mini caramel flavor wafers. I give Jack these after his weekly bath and he goes crazy over them. Not to mention I think the neighbor dogs are completely addicted to these since they go crazy every time they see me outside with the boxes.

    Pup-kin Seeds are tiny pumpkin wafers perfect for little dogs. Jack had no complaints when I gave him one last night.

    Fall 2014 Bucket List

    Fall is my favorite time of the year, and when it comes to dating there are so many activities you can do before the snow hits. Here’s my fall date bucket list. What’s on yours?

    1. Visit a pumpkin patch
    2. Pick Apples
    3. Go to a football game
    4. Carve pumpkins
    5. Go to the cider mill
    6. Go for a hayride
    7. Chilly evening fire
    8. Take a fall leaf tour
    9. Get cozy and curl up for a movie
    10. Get lost in a corn maze
    11. Go mudding

    Garden Salsa

    Summer is winding down quickly. Soon the leaves will change colors and the farmers markets will be closed. Make the most of your last days of summer and utilize all the fresh produce your garden or farmers market has to offer. Here's my simple recipe for garden fresh salsa: chop tomatoes, peppers and red onions, mix together and allow for flavors to marry for at least two hours - enjoy!

    5 Tips for Improving Self Esteem

    As a girl I think we all have self-esteem or body image issues in some way, shape or form. Having a low self-esteem comes with dangers such as depression, substance abuse, anxiety and even the risk of eating disorders. While high self-esteem leads to improved relationships, job satisfaction and happiness. So how do we get to the point of having higher self-esteem? Like everything it takes practice and patience. Here are five steps for improving self-esteem.   

    1. Be conscious. Every time you look in the mirror, get dressed… etc, pay attention to the negative things you say about yourself. Sometimes habits becomes so ingrained that we do it without even noticing.  

    2. Replace the negative with the positive. Start noticing the things you do like about yourself and why. Then say them out loud to yourself while looking in the mirror.  

    3. Recognize your worth. You should never think you aren’t worth it because you are. Somewhere someone wants to know that you made it home safely. Love yourself and love will find you.   

    4. Be grateful. The more you focus on the things you do have in life, the less you notice what you don’t have.  

    5. Get it girl. Physical activity of any kind is incredibly beneficial, not only for your physical health, but for your mental health as well. Try a Zumba class or Pilates and discover yourself and all the amazing things your body can do.

    Must Have: FlipBelt

    I received a complimentary FlipBelt on behalf of Fit Approach and FlipBelt. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

    I run and attend bootcamp classes quite often and the biggest problem is that my workout clothing has no pockets. I find myself stuffing my sports bra with my keys, phone and license -pretty annoying. So you can imagine why I jumped at the opportunity to try a FlipBelt. I honestly don't know how I have been functioning without one. It's amazing what a difference having a FlipBelt has made. I feel like I can focus on my workout instead of worrying about my keys getting stolen or me throwing my phone across the woods (yeaaah that's happened while running).

    FlipBelt offers a variety of fantastic colors. Naturally I went with the pink one!

    Why I love the FlipBelt:

    • Choice of colors: The FlipBelt can add a little something extra to your outfit and with a great variety of colors one will definitely match your mood.

    • Pockets!: There are four pockets perfect for storing your celly, license, money, keys...etc

    • Hands free: As long as you flip it over you're giving extra security and don't have to worry about losing your possesions.

    • Comfort: The FlipBelt is definitely comfortable, even during bootcamp classes I forget that I am wearing it.

    I highly recommend getting a FlipBelt if you do not own one! Get yours here and receive 10% off when you use code sweat33

    9 Dates To Go On Before Summer Ends

    My favorite dates tend to take place when the sun is out, and I don’t have to bring a down jacket. Before we know it, the leaves will begin to change and we’ll regret not taking advantage of more summer date ideas. So why not make the most of the warm weather and check these nine date ideas off your list.  

    1. Visit the zoo.
    2. Attend a baseball game.
    3. Go play putt-putt or hit some balls at the driving range
    4. Enjoy a concert in the park.
    5. Ditch the indoor bar for a rooftop.
    6. Take a walk on the break wall, boardwalk or pier.
    7. Take a fishing trip.  
    8. Go for a hike.
    9. Have a picnic.

    Mamma Chia Review & Giveaway

    This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Mamma Chia. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign.
    As usual all opinions are my own.
    I try to eat healthy, but sometimes I am not the best at making healthy choices (especially on the road), so I like to find foods to have on hand for those emergency moments. I recently was given the opportunity to try Mamma Chia. Not only are these drinks packed with nutrients, they’ll also give you a boost of energy and are such a healthy option.

    As everyone gets settled into their school routine, grabbing a Mamma Chia drink should be on your agenda. They’re perfect for your walk to class or just when you need a little something or a pick me up.
     I even took them with me this past weekend on a trip with college friends. They have also been my go-to whenever I finish a yoga or pilates class.  I noticed this past week a couple girls picked them up afrter hearing me rave about Mamma Chia and have been drinking the Chia Squeeze prior to class.
    Chia Squeeze comes in six fabulous flavors. 
    • Strawberry Banana (Love)
    • Green Magic (not a fan – but green juice just freaks me out)
    • Apple Cinnamon (Perfect for fall)
    • Blackberry Bliss (My second favorite)
    • Mango Coconut (Delish)
    • Wild Raspberry (My favorite)
    If you’re health – conscious and seeking an extra does of vitality Mamma Chia Beverages are the undeniable healthy choice. Infused with ancient wisdom and powered by one of the world’s healthiest whole foods, Mamma Chia provides sustained energy to power your soul’s purpose.

    For health-conscious souls seeking an extra dose of vitality, Mamma Chia Beverages and Snacks are the undeniable healthy choice! Infused with ancient wisdom and powered by one of the world’s healthiest whole foods, Mamma Chia provides sustained energy to power your soul’s purpose.
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