shine or set

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topshop wish list

I haven't done a Topshop wish list in awhile! I've been to the ones in the states, but none compare to London. London was magic. Le sigh. Even the online store doesn't seem to do it justice, but it will do. It looks like I've hopped on board the sequin train...

Sequin Dress Sequin Kim…

foodie fridays

You have gotta get your protein in, but sometimes it's easy to feel limited to meat and protein powder. Well, you're not limited! In fact, you can eat a delicious dessert that packs in 30 grams of protein.

Here is the recipe for my Strawberry Cheesecake Peanut Butter Protein Bowl. Crush u…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Lukie Bear I was so happy to get to spend some time with my nephew. 2. Arm progress I'm so happy with the progress my arms (and back) have made. I'm focused on getting stronger, not skinny.
3. Being silly I'm very grateful for the date nights I get with boyfriend, and how silly we are …

calculate your macros

I get so many questions about macros and how to calculate them. I just don't have time to answer every single one. Here is a video to inform you and hopefully point you in the right direction. Remember, you have to be proactive and research things for yourself. Open your mind and start learning…

skull earrings

I have a new favorite pair of earrings thanks to Hearts. We all know how much I love skulls. It's a little ridiculous, but why not add to the collection. The little skulls are hand-carved and hang from a gold chain, with some pretty beads. I've received nothing but compliments when I wear …

sunday spark

role model

I definitely have people I look up to and gain inspiration from. It's not your typical celebrities or Victoria's Secret models. While they are beautiful, we can't all have customized (often crazy) diet plans and personal trainers. I look up to real people. A lot of whom are on Instag…

foodie fridays

I love pasta. So so much. I also love shrimp, cream sauce, and pine nuts. Combining the three would be heavenly. I very well may now that I have a delicious recipe from Cooking Light. Check it out!

8 ounces uncooked spaghetti 12 ounces peeled medium shrimp 2 tablespoons pine nuts 1 cup …

brandy melville wish list

I love Brandy Melville. The clothes are simple, and the graphic tees pack a punch. I can't get enough of my "You Can't Sit With Us" shirt that I ordered awhile back. Who doesn't love Mean Girls? Here is another wish list!

Killin' It Tee Blaine Dress Aarika Pants Marion Kimono…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Hollow Bodies Blessthefall (Boyfriend's band) just came out with their newest album yesterday. I'm so proud of him, and this CD is gold. Go get a copy! 2. Friendship While the boys had their Fantasy Football draft, us girls got to play! 3. Sunflowers Boyfriend surpised me with beautiful fl…

metabolic damage

I talked about my recent journey with orthorexia here. I mentioned how it was very possible that I damaged my metabolism. I didn't even know that was possible until I came across Layne Norton, who has inspired me in so many ways. If you are slaving away on the cardio machines for hours and bare…

sunday spark

start today

I can never quite wrap my head around the following phrases:
"I will start Monday."
"I'm doing this tomorrow."
"I'm going to do this soon."

What these have in common is the idea of later. Everything is put off until later. Until tomorrow. Until after the weekend.…

foodie fridays

I bring you a fluffer nutter sandwich! Take two pieces of bread (I use the 45 calorie wheat bread) and toast them. Spread on some marshmallow fluff and some peanut butter. You should seriously try Cookie Nookie by PB Crave. It's insane. Pour some syrup on top if you so choose. Enjoy!


Here is an updated HIIT routine for you guys. Cardio is not my friend lately. I only do it twice a week and in the form of HIIT. This is short and sweet/intense. Try it out!

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Lukie Bear My sweet nephew is in town with my sister, and it was so fun spending the day with them! 2. Lasagna My mama made the most delicious lasagna bolognese. Oh my lanta. I ate it right up. 3. Dive bars Boyfriend and I enjoyed a fun dinner, and then followed it up with pool at a dive bar by ou…

nasty gal wish list

Peplum Skinny Pant Static Stripe Bodysuit Daisy Dress Drifting Fringe Maxi Skirt Battalion Bomber Jacket Pizza Slice Beanie Firebolt Skull Tee

sunday spark

nail art

I don't know why I am so obsessed with constantly changing my nails. It's fun to change it up, which is why I am loving all the nail art that Sephora has. They make it easy for me to get fashion-forwards nails. Check out what they're selling at the moment!
Denim and Studs

foodie fridays

Berries and beets. Two of my favorite things, especially when it comes to smoothies. Cooking Light has this delicious and easy recipe for one. Try it out!

1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
1/3 cup sliced, cooked beets
1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup fresh orange juice

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Reunion Boyfriend finally came home last night, and I was so happy to see him. Being apart is hard, but seeing each other again is such an amazing feeling. It's like falling in love all over again. 2. Dessert I am loving eating dessert every single night, and seeing results at the same time. …
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