shine or set

a lifestyle blog

day trip

Boyfriend and I headed north to go hiking at Sycamore Canyon and explore Jerome afterwards. The drive was quick, and the weather was perfect when we arrived. We drove some bumpy roads to get to the canyon, but we made it in one piece. We trekked down the canyon with our snacks, water, and dawning o…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1.Working from home Since I'm off for the summer, I've been spending my time working on my upcoming ebook. It's nice working from home and spending time with Boyfriend and our pups. 2. The zoo Boyfriend and I relived our first date by visiting the zoo, and feeding our friendly giraffes. 3…

clouds

I posted about the inspiring young man, Zach Sobiech here. I thought I would share his song, Clouds, and the celebrities who showed their support for his amazing life story.



sunday spark

anthropologie wish list

I love unique touches to a home. There is something about a cool piece that can bring the whole place together. That's why I love Anthropologie. Yes, there items are expensive (which is why it's a wish list), but they have really neat stuff.

You Are My Sunshine Pillow Union Jack Frame Cordona …

foodie fridays

I love eggs and cheese and veggies. I will eat them all scrambled up or as an omelet. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. That's how much I love the combo. Here is my recipe for a frittata that is just plain delicious.


metabolism boosters

These are some of my favorite foods to boost my metabolism. I think I eat them every single day, if not every other. They are definite staples in my diet, and they are so versatile. Here are some ways I eat them...

Almonds: Ground up as almond flour. Mixed with dark cacoa chips and dried cranberrie…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Coconut Oil I love cooking with coconut oil, and now I love putting it in my hair as a hair mask. It makes my hair so soft! 2. Jillian Michaels I'm seriously having so much fun doing these workout DVD's that boyfriend bought me. Man, they are a calorie-killer. 3. Nike I ordered myself a ne…

live

This video is a reminder to live and love to the fullest. I was teary-eyed through the whole thing. If there is one thing to gain from this story (out of the hundreds of things to gain) is that you have to live each day like it's your last. Forget the little things that you let ruin your day. …

brandy melville wish list

While it stinks there isn't a Brandy Melville in Arizona, it doesn't stink that there is an online store. I love the simplicity, funny puns, and low prices of the clothes. I especially love my "You can't sit with us" shirt that just came in. I can cross that one off my wish l…

sunday spark

 There's about to be a shift in your life. Get ready for your blessings. You've been through enough and a breakthrough is on the way. Don't doubt it, just claim it! -Tony Gaskins

on being happy

I've learned there are people in this world who would give anything for others to fail. These are the same people who spend their time exerting negative thoughts into the world and saying belittling words. These are all actions of unhappy people. These people are missing something in life and …

foodie fridays

I love protein pancakes, and all the different versions there are of them. These are definitely up there with my favorites. Coconut pancakes!



one year

Happy one year anniversary to my love. You turned my whole life around, and I'm so glad life has brought us to where we are. From a longstanding friendship, to nervous first dates, to the strongest and most loving relationship I could imagine, we really are blessed. You will forever by my alwa…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Meal prep I love having my meals prepared for the week because they are readily available, easy, and I won't stray from my eating plan. Fail to plan, plan to fail! 2. 100 by Summer While I'm on my own challenge, the Tone it Up girls started a distance challenge that I had to jump on. The …

petswag

My cute friend and her hubby started up a company called Petswag, and I'm absolutely obsessed with it. They carry the most adorable items for my furry friends. Their items are unique and will definitely make your pet stand out. My little Charlie and Nugget were born to stand out, so why have th…