Friday, May 12, 2017

Rockin' Lace

This style is a little more edgy today than my normal look, but I am loving it. Tee shirt and jeans are my 'go-to' and this outfit fit those guidelines with a little more style. I love the graphic tee style with the feminine lace! And these shoes.... I'm dying! Can we just give a quick thank you to the Style Gods for making the Block Heel "IN"!? Comfort and style- my heart is happy. 

That's all for today. Just a simple outfit post. 





Thursday, April 27, 2017

BB Styled.


Work has been crazy busy lately! I had my manager quit on the same day as my assistant manager (the two girls who basically run the warehouse), which happen to be right when we were moving into a new warehouse. So to say work was crazy busy is actually an understatement. We are officially moved over to the new warehouse and have hired on 8 new full time employees so things are slowly getting a little less crazy and I am able to focus on doing the stuff I really love to do when it comes to owning my own business! Both companies are growing like crazy and I feel like because I spend all day shopping for the boutiques I don't do as much shopping for myself! I end up wearing mostly BB Styled clothing so I have decided to blog more cute outfits from BB, because we really have such cute stuff! 
Outfit: BB Styled





Tuesday, April 25, 2017

3 Steps To Lose The Baby Weight.


As a mother of 3 and a fitness competitor, I often get asked how I lost the baby weight and got back in shape. To me the answers are simple, but I am amazed at the reactions I get when I tell people how I did it. So I'm writing a blog post for mama's out there looking to get their body's back. 

STEP 1: EAT CLEAN
Sorry, this post isn't going to introduce you to a magical diet pill that will drop inches off your waist. This post is here to give you the harsh reality that if you want to get rid of the baby weight, or any weight, you have to eat good, clean food. I am literally shocked at the amount of people that are surprised when I tell them that the way to get in shape is to eat healthy... actually, I am just confused. Why is this not common sense? Or maybe it is and no body wants to accept it because they don't have enough self control to put down the donuts. Yeah, I said it. It is really quite simple- substitute your McDonalds lunch for some chicken/rice and your sugary snack for some veggies. And for the love, please give up soda. "But that doesn't taste as good', you say? Well, think of your food as fuel, not just what sounds good at that exact moment in time. Meal prep before hand so that if you allow yourself to get hungry you have something healthy on hand to eat. Don't pack the house with junk food and hope you will have enough self control, because chances are you won't. 

STEP 2: WORK OUT 
"Sooo I actually have to work out?" This may come as a surprise to some, but the people who attend the gym on a regular basis are not there just because they have nothing else to do. I can promise you that there are people at the gym with mile long to-do lists that would blow yours out of the water but they are making themselves a priority. Next time, when you try to say you don't have time to workout, try wording it as 'working out is not a priority to you'. When something is a priority you find a way to make it happen. I am not saying you have to spend four hours a day at the gym, heck, you don't even have to go to the gym. Go outside for a twenty minute walk, ride a bike, swim, do something you enjoy. I promise if you chose a form of exercise you enjoy doing you are 1000x more likely to do that exercise.

STEP 3: STOP THE EXCUSES
Above anything else, THIS has to happen.
Grab a piece of paper and write down all the reasons you didn't eat healthy or work out today. Now look at that list good and hard because everything on that list is just an excuse standing in the way of your goals.

No time? Make time. I hate it when people say they don't have time to meal prep or workout, but yet they have time to tell me all about what everyone is doing on social media or the new series they binged watched on Netflix.
  • Don't know what clean foods to eat? Google it. OR check out all those healthy recipe pins you have pinned over the years. 
No gym membership or babysitter? Find an alternate form of exercise or work out at home. 
  • Don't know what exercises to do? Do you know how to walk or do a sit up? Start there.
  • Health condition? See a doctor and find a solution. I am willing to bet there is someone out there with the same condition that isn't letting it hold them back.

Moms, I get it. I really do. You've made 3 meals today only to have everyone eat gold fish instead, you've put the same toys back in the toy box at least 10 times, folded laundry that never ends, played taxi driver, maybe even went to work at your job on top of all the household duties. You are emotionally, mentally and physically tired. That is why you need to put yourself first for just a small part of your day. Mom guilt will happen, but think of it this way- You are showing your children that being healthy is a priority and that is something that will stick with them for the rest of their life. I'm sure you don't want them to experience the same feelings you are feeling now later on down the road. Not only are you teaching your kids to better themselves through your own actions, but by eating clean and working out you will have more energy to tackle your daily tasks and you will feel better doing it. Take my word for it and try it out for a month, then let me know how much better your life is. <3

If you want some real tips on workouts and healthy recipes be sure to follow this blog & my fitness Instagram and I'll keep them coming.

Blogged.


Oh hey again! I'm behind on blogging per usual. BUT I am going to catch up on blogging this week and hopefully have some fun, new stuff up next week!

One day I will get better at posting consistently.








Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Back to the cold.


It was so nice to soak up some sun in Cancun, but now it's back to reality. Which is basically no sun because you are spending the least amount of time outside as possible. In the winter it's hard to really create a cute outfit because it is always covered up by a huge coat. The trick to getting through winters is layering. Free Peoples thermals are the bomb.com. Not only are they prefect for laying but they have amazing detail. I have multiple variations to the Free People thermal because I love them so much!






Sunday, February 5, 2017

Cancun 2017


This year for my birthday Devan took me to Cancun, Mexico. I think traveling somewhere new is probably one of the best gifts you could receive. Rather than getting something you probably won't even remember the next year, you get to make memories that will last forever. Cheesy, I know. But it is so true.

I have heard awesome things about Cancun, so I was excited to go! Also, leaving Utah in the middle of the winter to go somewhere warm makes it that much better. I was lacking some serious Vitamin D!


We stayed at the Riu Palace Peninsula. The resort was picture perfect- the palm trees, the beach, the pools, it was all amazing. The resort was all inclusive so we ate there for every meal and it was delish. We stuck to Mexican Food for the most part because they are obviously masters at it!



We hung out at the resort for the majority of the time- on the beach and at the pools. Then we spent one of the days in the spa getting massages and using the hot tubs and steam room. Spending so much time relaxing was much needed!






One of the days we went out to Chichen Itza- which is one of the 7 New Wonders of the World. Devan loved learning all about the culture. It took us almost 3 hours to drive out there but was well worth it. On the drive we got to see more of Mexico that wasn't so commercialized which was really cool. We were also able to stop along the way and shop at some local markets. 





One of my favorite things in Mexico was going to Ik Kil. It was one of the prettiest places I have ever been! I highly recommend stopping here if you ever make it to Cancun!




The nightlife in Cancun is actually really fun- which I didn't expect. Most resorts we go to the whole resort basically shuts down at dark but that wasn't the case here. The resort had shows at night, beach parties and fire dancers. 

Then one of the nights our resorts got us a table at a local club. We went with a bunch of people from our resort and had a total blast. Devan isn't a big fan of going to clubs, but since it was my birthday trip he agreed to go and we honestly had so much fun! I grew up dancing and cheer-leading so I love any excuse to dance the night away. It's rare when we go out dancing so I take any opportunity I can get.



We had such a fun trip! I recommend going if you are in need of a fun trip to warmer weather!


Sunday, January 22, 2017

2017



Well, it is officially 2017 and this is my first blog post of the year. I realize we are now about a month into the new year and that my last blog post was about 3 months ago, but what can you do?

2016 was a little rough for me so I am more than excited to start a New Year. I will get more into 2016 a little later, for now, I am focusing on New Years Resolutions and goals. One of which is to be more consistent with this blog. I am a busy mama to 3, a wife, a business owner and a blogger so there are times when something has to take the back burner. Most of the time it is the blog. I used to LOVE blogging, but then blogging became more of a chore for me. I had many companies offering to pay me money to post their products, which don't get me wrong- is totally awesome. BUT it made my blog one big advertisement for a lot of companies I may not have posted about on my own. Suddenly instead of creating genuine content that I wanted to post about, I was having to meet deadlines for companies and figuring out ways to market their products. At the end of the day I didn't have time to post anything I wanted to post. Slowly, I just stopped posting because it wasn't really me.

So my blog is taking a turn starting now. I have been declining offers from companies and have tried to focus my energy on figuring out ways to get back to how my blog was before. I know it sounds easy, but it's been a little bit hard to break my old routines. I am going to start using LIKEtoKNOWit more, so that you can see the actual outfits I am purchasing for the kids and I instead of posting about random clothing items sent to me.

I am really excited about my blog moving forward. I think this will get me out of the blogger funk that I have been in the past year.


So let's talk a little about fashion for a minute. I don't know if it because I am a busy mom of 3 or I just don't care quite as much anymore, but my outfits are all about comfort. If I can find something that is stylish, yet comfortable I am all about it. My heels are starting to collect dust as I reach for flats more often now. And graphic tees? I love a good graphic tee. I actually just bought a bunch from Forever 21, most of which are under $10! Score! Also, chokers. Chokers are my new favorite. They can easily be paired with almost any outfit, and they are simple. I like simple.




Now let's talk makeup- I had the pleasure of working with Whitney Williams for this blog shoot. She is amazing at make up. I feel like I do a pretty decent job at my own make up, then once I have it professionally done I realize why there are people that do it professionally. She rocked.