Lilly Pulitzer for Target Favorites

It's officially spring despite the fact that I found my vehicle covered in snow yesterday I am dreaming of days at the beach and backyard barbecues. Can you believe the launch of the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection is only a couple of weeks away. The look book was recently released and let me tell you I am swooning and cannot wait for everything to hit stores April 19! Here are some of my favorites:

Dating Detox

You’re a great girl, but keep meeting all the wrong guys, it could be time for a dating detox. Take time to clear your mind – yoga works wonders. It’s time to flush the dating fatigue from your system and put you back in the game better than before.

It’s no use trying to start fresh if you’re still holding onto what dragged you down in the first place. Learning to let go is critical to your well-being and being the best version of yourself.  

This is something my eyelash girl taught me, and you have no idea how beneficial it’s been to me. Identify the kind of partner YOU want to be, and make a plan of how you can get to be that person. Next describe in detail the guy you desire to be with.

What’s your happy?
Make a list of things that make YOU happy. i.e. Get lost in your favorite movie, book or tv show, a quick vacation, a bubble bath, sign up for a class or workshop, attend a new gym class… etc.

Happy + Active = Attractive
You know the moment you finish a workout, you’re breathing heavy and all sweaty and some guy comes up to you and hits on you at that precise moment. You think, “If you like me now you should see me dolled up!” Believe it or not, after a workout you are at your most attractive to men. You’re glowing from that endorphin rush.

Pita Pizza

It’s no secret that I am transitioning into a healthier lifestyle. One of the challenges is coming up with healthy (clean) food options. A couple weeks ago I had a serious pizza craving, instead of destroying all my hard work that week I made whole-wheat pita pizza and let me tell you it was the best decision. They’re so simple to make all you need  is pita bread, sauce and your favorite topping, cook at 350 until cheese melts and enjoy! My current favorite contains plenty of veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, peppers and spinach) as well as chicken and just a sprinkle of cheese.

29th Birthday Recap

On Wednesday I celebrated my first annual 29th birthday. My day was filled with plenty of delicious sweets and eats. Here's a peek.....

Magically Delicious

I have a quick and easy recipe for you to try out this St. Patty’s Day….Lucky Charms treats! They’re made exactly like Rice Krispie treats, except they’re slightly more addicting.

Lucky Charms Treats

1 10 oz. bag of mini marshmallows
6 cups Lucky Charms cereal
3 Tablespoons butter

1. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
2. Melt the 3 tablespoons of butter and the marshmallows over low heat stirring occasionally.
3. Once melted remove from head and pour in the cereal.
4. Use a large spoon to stir the mixture and completely coat the cereal.
5. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Distribute evenly and press down into pan.

SinfulColors: Spring Fever 2015

Temperatures may still be dipping below zero here in Michigan, but I am already embracing spring. SinfulColors has put out a collection of 24 new and existing shades in honor of spring.
My favorites: Cream Pink, Innocent, Ring the Belini, Prized Plume and Flower Power
Cloud 9: orange
Cream Pink: bubble gum pink
Energetic Red: fire engine red
Feel The Vibe: citrus orange
God Medal: metallic gold
Innocent: green apple
Let’s Meet: lemon yellow
Let’s Talk: royal purple
Nail Junkie: sparkle infused aqua
Navy I Do: perfect navy blue
Sail La Vie: sea blue
Savage: matte turquoise
Tempest: lilac purple
Thumbleberry: coral

Opalescent Trend Toppers
Flight To See: prismatic plum
Prized Plume: peacock blue
Sheer Flight: jeweled emerald

Citrus Twist Toppers
Horizon Shine: high shine crimson red
Ring The Belini: metallic tangerine
Zest Of Times: metallic magenta

Bloomblast Glitters
Flower Power: baby pink with white and fuchsia speckles
Petal Be The Day: blue with purple confetti
Standing Bloom Only: mango with magenta speckles

Sweat Your Story

{photo credit: GracedByGrit Instagram}

In honor of International Women's Day GracedByGrit launched their #SweatYourStory video campaign, which is all about pushing past the gritty moments, because ultimately, those moments are what give you grace.

"GracedByGrit is a company that creates workout gear for women that's designed with a purpose, made of functional, yet luxurious fabrics and most important, makes you look and feel good. From land to sea, their multi-purpose apparel is graced with endless possibilities."

I have never been the "skinny girl" if I even think about a cupcake I gain five pounds. So everyday I have to work hard to sweat my story. Currently for me this includes waking up at 5:30am and heading to the gym for a two hour sweat session before I head off to work. I have created a routine that will help me reach that goals that I want to achieve. Favorites include strength training, yoga, pilates and barre class.

I'll be hitting the trails with Jack today, how will you #SweatYourStory?