Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Gigi New York Giveaway!

Tis the season of gifting after all! So what better way to say thank you to you our lovely followers, readers and supporters than with a Houston-blogger based giveaway for two pieces from GiGi New York! Enter below for a chance to win one Coral All in One Bag AND a 2015 6″ pocket agenda journal from the limited edition With Love from Kat GiGi New York Travel Collection, just in time for the holidays! Us 12 bloggers are so grateful for your continued support and kind words and simply want to say thank you! Good luck! (Winner will be chosen 12/22)


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Three Gift Guides

Here are three gift guides for someone special on your list!

For the Prep on your list:

Direct link to find these gifts: http://www.shopstyle.com/layouts/for-the-prepster-on-your-list/41342607

For the Beach Lover on your list:

Direct link to find these gifts:

For the Gym Junkie on your list:

To find direct links to these gifts, please click here: http://www.shopstyle.com/layouts/for-the-athletic-chick-on-your-list/41352505

I will be posting more soon! :) have a great week!


Sunday, November 30, 2014


So lately we all know I've been in a slump, right?

Typically, I post every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday, but I've come to a temporary conclusion that I will not be strictly posting on those days. 

No worries though, this doesn't mean I won't be posting at all! It simply means I will be posting when I can and want, and not on certain days! It's like a surprise! :) Also, this doesn't mean that I won't go back to posting on specific days! It's just been a busy time in my life at the moment. 

If you are reading this post, be sure to leave me your email so you can receive the once a month newsletter from me! But hurry, the December newsletter will be sent out tomorrow morning, December 1st!

I'm going to be hosting a holiday giveaway for only the newsletter subscribers, so be sure to sign up today so you can have a chance to win a great prize!

Also, I have some upcoming ideas coming your way for the new year! I can't wait to share.

And one more thing, feel free to leave me a recommendation or question you have for a post. That's typically how I base my posts! I simply write them for you in hopes of being some help and good advice. :)

Have a wonderful Sunday! 


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sparkle On!

I am so excited to share these wonderful leggings with you from Sideline Sass! 

If you're in need of a little sparkle in your life, then these cuties are the perfect piece! 

You will see below how I have paired the gold and black leggings. Hope you enjoy! 

Top and Leggings: Sideline Sass / Necklace: Kendra Scott / Shoes: Steven Madden

Top and Leggings: Sideline Sass / Purse: Michael Kors / Necklace: Lulla Blue

Top and Leggings: Sideline Sass / Purse: Kate Spade / Necklace: Shop Compliment / Shoes: Steve Madden

Stay tuned for some more great finds from Sideline Sass soon! Hope you all have a wonderful and memorable Thanksgiving! Gobble, gobble! 


Sunday, November 16, 2014

What's in My Lunchbox?

This week I am going to be packing this yummy quinoa dish that I found on Pinterest!

Here is what you'll need for this tweaked version:
1 cup quinoa (once it's cooked, it makes approximately 3 cups)
1 15 oz can of black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 jalapeƱo chopped
1/2-1 cup red onion chopped (you either love onions or not really, so add as much as you'd like)
2 garlic cloves chopped
1 lime
Salt to taste

Okay, quinoa is super easy to make....

Boil 2 cups of water, add 1 cup of quinoa along with some salt, simmer (covered) for 20 minutes, and done!

After the quinoa is done, I literally add the ingredients to the pot and stir it all up! The lime is squeezed to give it great flavor (and you can also zest the lime a bit too). 

I can't wait to eat this for lunch along with some baked tortilla chips!

If you have any questions, feel free to comment below. Have a wonderful week! :)


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Fashion Friday

I'm a little late on my post, but I guess I was in need of some sleep!

I've been so excited to share this post with you featuring Hazel and Olive's sweater and dress! Hope you enjoy:

Sweater: Hazel and Olive / Jeans: J.Crew / Boots: Payless / Necklace: Kendra Scott / Watch: Michael Kors

Dress: Hazel and Olive / Shoes: Michael Kors

I hope y'all have a great rest of your weekend! :) 


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cardio is My Friend (I think?)

Okay so... Any cardio is good cardio, right? 

Yes, but what cardiovascular activities are going to be the most effective when wanting to burn more calories? I'm going to break down and share some "pinteresting" cardio ideas that you might find very beneficial!

How many calories you can burn by....

1. Walking (300-400 calories per hour)
2. Running (up to 600 calories per hour)
3. Cycling (around 600 calories per hour)
4. Swimming (up to 600 calories per hour)
5. Jump Rope (typically up to 600 calories per hour, but some can burn up to 700-1,000)
6. HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training (up to 200-270 calories per 20 minutes)
7. Rowing Machine (around 500 calories per hour)
8. Dancing - Zumba (350-650 calories per hour)

These are just some of the more basic and most common cardio ideas, but I know there are so many other options out there with great effects too (such as Barre and Crossfit)!

Here are some cardio ideas you can do at home:

Here's a little post workout thing I found also:

Yes, cardio is great for you but do not forget to eat healthy and include weight training for the best results/benefits!

Have a great rest of your week! I'm actually going to be attending a hip hop class tomorrow night for some cardio! Eek! I will keep you posted. Also, I would absolutely love to hear and see your favorite cardio acitivities! Feel free to comment below! :)

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

What's in My Lunchbox?

Hi everyone!!

For my What's in My Lunchbox post tonight, I am sharing with you what exact brands of food I put in my snack packs that I take for lunch! I thought I would share by posting another video (and I promise it's shorter than the last one!):

As always, I hope you find this information helpful! I also would love to know what you pack for lunch and/or if you have any other recommendations!

Have a great start to your week :)

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Fashion Friday

Happy Friday!!

Today I am bringing you three adorable pieces from Mollie's Boutique! I absolutely love this boutique, and I'm sure you will too. Below you can see how I style their scarf, vest, and cardigan:


Scarf: Mollie's Boutique / Top: Sideline Sass / Tights: Sideline Sass / Watch: Michael Kors / Sunglasses: Ray Bans / Boots: Macy's

Vest: Mollie's Boutique / Top: H&M / Watch: Michael Kors / Pants: J.Crew

Cardigan: Mollie's Boutique / Top: Target / Pants: J.Crew / Boots: Payless / Watch: Michael Kors / Necklace: Sideline Sass

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! :)

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