How I Asked My Ladies To Be My Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids proposal

The moment (well not the moment but you get me) Chris and I got engaged I immediately thought of how I was going to ask my Bridesmaids to be by my side on the happiest day of my life! I wanted something that was personal, original, & fit our wedding theme but wasn't cliche. I absolutely adored these little personalized vintage spoons that I saw popping up all over other bloggers Instagram posts and I knew I had to have one. I purchased one off a super cute Etsy shopΒ  {For Such a Time . . .

How To Thrive In Your Hustle ( & Love Every Minute Of It)

Book Letdown

Oh my goodness! I have been waiting to post all about this motivational interview for quite some time. Today I bring you Author, Lifestyle Coach, & Podcaster Katie Corcoran. Katie and I met {funny enough} through social media and we instantly connected on our hustling ways. Katie had just put out her {amazing} book all about hustling & I was in the depths of working 2 jobs and going to school full time. Basically Katie's book was an uber positive note that struck a cord with me in the . . .

The Tastebud Explosion You Need This Summer: Avocado Corn Salsa

DSC_0939_crop

This corn salsa is so fresh and packed with flavor I could eat the whole entire thing for dinner. I mean it would go perfectly on chicken, or fish but I just ate it by the spoonful occasionally with chips haha. {In my element, in the kitchen} You guys know I'm all about easy recipes that take little time but are still incredibly delicious and this salsa hits it out of the park! 15 minutes start to finish, throw a few blue corn tortilla chips in there and call it a day. There's . . .

Give Your Workout Style An Upgrade

workout clothes

If you're working hard you deserve it right? Well that's what I think at least, and it's pretty easy to agree when this style (leggings, Bra and tshirt) was only $45. Thank you Tjmaxx, Forever21 & Target I would have never thought to check out Forever21 for workout clothes but they continue to surprise me. I have 2 pair of leggings from there and just bought this cute crop top and am so in love with them. The leggings are super sweat wicking and have the perfect amount of grip on the . . .

My Wedding Dress Experience

Bridal Gowns

Ahh, I've been wanting to try on wedding dresses since well ever! You all know this if you follow my Pinterest page with more than half of my pins dedicated to Chris and I's wedding. I have been a bit obsessed. I also was super nervous because well I thought I would like everything. Crazy enough that was not the case one bit. {This was the first dress I tried on, gorgeous but a little bit too much mermaid flare for me) I scheduled my appointment at Madeleines Daughter in Portsmouth and I . . .

The One Ab Move That Works It All

DSC_0222-683x1024

When I say works it all... I MEAN ALL! This one move will leave you absolutely shaking, and that's why I love it. The Ab roller used to be something I would always over look turning to sit ups or toe touches to work my core but recently i've been all about it. I love it because you're stabilizing yourself and using every single muscle instead of just targeting your core by doing a sit up. The ab roller reminds me of why I love TRX so much because it isn't a targeted workout. It won't just . . .

The Truth About Workout Quick Fixes

strength training workout

Let's chat about workout quick fixes. You know them, the 30 minute workout, the incredible shake, the contraption that can do it all and "make you lose 15 pounds in one month" sort of thing. I wanted to chat about this on the blog because the last few months I have been seeing them (not going to name any company names but they're a big one and they're taking over the fitness game) pop up more than ever, and I just can't hold in how I feel any longer. I'm super lucky that I have this space to . . .

How to Live Healthy & Be Your Best Self

Healthy Breakfast

{Follow Holly on Instagram} Ok so let me just tell you guys this interview was KILLER! I am so excited I reached out to Holly, and now have her amazing health/wellness insight to bring to you guys. Her knowledge of healthy living/ eating is beyond amazing and will make you want to drop the sweets ASAP. Her overall positive outlook on life & pursuit of doing something that she loves & cares about is so inspiring. Also side note I'm so happy people are reaching out to me on how much . . .

Banana Blueberry Oat Muffins

healthy breakfast recipe

Muffins are seriously my go to breakfast (when I have time to make them ahead). Anything that's quick and can quite possibly be eaten in my car (when i'm running late) is a huge plus in my book. It also doesn't hurt that start to finish these take 20 minutes! WINNING. These little yummies are also packed with nuts, blueberries, bananas, and oats to fuel you for a busy morning. If you're really feeling it you can also add some protein powder to the batter to make them the perfect post workout . . .

Festive 4th of July Outfit Ideas

Festive 4th of July OOTD

Happy 4th of July Weekend! Since 4th of July is right around the corner I couldn't help but throw up a little Red White & Blue outfit inspiration for all those festive parties coming up. What are you guys doing for Independence Day? I will definitely be keeping it casual at a super festive lake party this weekend (follow along on Snapchat: lbartlett12). BBQ food, drinks, a Photo Booth, & of course fireworks. Anyway no matter what you're planning for the holiday a festive outfit, if . . .