shine or set

a lifestyle blog


I don't know why I felt the urge to write this post, but sometimes inspiration, or more so reflecting,  strikes. Ready for this mumbo jumbo? I hope it makes some sort of sense to you as it tumbles out of my brain.

Life is a funny thing. It's a blessed thing. Is it even a thing? It's ti…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Muscle Milk These delicious bottles of protein were delivered to my doorstep by the generous company. Thank you! 2. Couple photo shoots My lovely friend, Tina, took some couple shots of Boyfriend and I, along with Christmas pictures. They turned out so well. I love them!
3. Puppy snuggles Nugget i…

early halloween

Since Boyfriend heads back out on tour again tomorrow, we decided to celebrate Halloween early so we could dress up and enjoy the holiday together. We were none other than Princess Leia and Han Solo...naturally. The great thing about our costumes is we didn't have to spend any money because we …

sunday spark

gypsy warrior wish list

The weather is cooling down even more and my insides are just so happy. I love that fall feeling, and I love getting to wear warmer colors and more layers. I did thrown in a neon bodycon dress, just because.
Maxi Skirt Electric Bodycon Dress Camo Cardigan Craft Dress Shaggy Jacket Tapered Leopard Pant

foodie fridays

1 tablespoon butter 6 green onions 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast 1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen corn kernels, thawed and divided 1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth 2 cups …

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Photo shoots My lovely and talented friend, Tina, shot some beautiful pictures of Boyfriend and I. She also shot some of us and our pups for our Christmas cards. It was so fun!I can't wait to see all of them.
2. Car rides Charlie has so much fun riding in the car. Can't you tell by her sm…

schnepf farms

Boyfriend and I ventured to Schnepf Farms to enjoy a fun date. We went last year and had a blast, so we definitely wanted to go back this year. The weather was perfect! We rode on some rides, ate apple pie, went in the corn maze, went on a hay ride, played with goats, and picked some pumpkins. Here…

stairmaster hiit

This is a routine to keep your body guessing, your heart rate up, and your sweat dripping. It's a HIIT routine for the stair master. I've gotten a great response from those who have tried it, so I thought I would share it on here.

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foodie fridays

What you need:
1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup pumpkin purée
1/2 tsp butter extract
Dash of cinnamon

What you do:
Heat all the ingredients in a sauce pan. Stir together. Serve hot!

intuitive eating

For the past three years, I've been all over the place when it comes to diets and exercise. From never caring about what I ate and being overweight to counting calories to "clean eating" to burning every calorie I ate with excessive exercise to IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros). I never…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. City and Colour I picked up Boyfriend from the airport after his Europe tour, and we headed straight to see City and Colour. Dallas is a god on vocals.
2. Arizona State Fair Boyfriend and I went to the fair during the day to enjoy this perfect October weather. We had a blast on a few scary rides …

happy birthday, mama

Happy Birthday, mom!
Thank you for being such an amazing role model for me and for being one of my best friends. I'm so grateful to have you as a mom. You are irreplaceable. I love you so much. Enjoy your special day!

urban outfitters wish list

Fall weather is here and I couldn't be more ecstatic. I'm lusting over some cooler weather items from Urban Outfitters (what's new?)
Deena & Ozzy Studded Double-Compartment Tote Bag BDG Colorblock Cropped Hoodie Staring at Stars Metallic Tulip Hem Short Finders Keeprs Winterbirds Colorb…
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