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foodie fridays

Tomorrow is the day my 2nd ebook releases! I hope you are as excited as I am!



date outfit

What gal doesn't love date night? I know I do. Each Friday, fiancé and I go out for dinner or a movie or whatever we fancy. It's fun to dress up for something special because the rest of the week I look anything but glamorous. I come home from work, put on mismatched pajamas, throw my hair …

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Fit Little Bride I love the tanks I got from Fit Little Bride. Perfect for a bride-to-be (or bridesmaid) training!
2. Dave & Buster's Love date nights here with fiance. We had to try out the new Mario Kart game! 3. Salads I have had the weirdest cravings for salads lately. I love loading t…

nedawareness week

You deserve to feel beautiful and healthy, both mentally as physically. You deserve to overcome the triggers, the binges, the hungry feeling. You deserve to be happy and social. You deserve to be loved. You deserve self-love. You deserve to be stronger than your disorder. You deserve so much m…

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foodie fridays

Summer Squash Soup from Cooking Light
Ingredients:
6 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth 3 cups water 2 1/4 cups uncooked farfalle (about 6 ounces bow tie pasta) 2 cups finely chopped yellow squash 2 cups finely chopped zucchini 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basi…

pink wish list

Oh, just over here drooling over workout clothes. As if I need any more, but they're still fun to look at and pretend I'm sweating in. Why does Victoria's Secret PINK have to have such adorable things? The struggle is real.




what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Wedding bouquets I have been having so much fun dreaming up my perfect bouquet! 2. Getaway This past weekend we headed up north with some pals to celebrate birthdays and friendship.
3. BBQ I love getting the family together and enjoying some burgers and yummy toppings.



wedding planning

The past two months that followed getting engagedhave been a whirlwind of wonderful. Fiancé and I have spent so much time soaking it all in and celebrating with our families and friends. I still can't stop staring at my left ring finger. It's like a sparkly orb that just sucks me in.

We ha…

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foodie fridays

I've been hard at work in the kitchen trying to get this ebook together for its release date. I am so excited to get it out to you guys. I think it's important to know that there are healthier options of our favorite guilty pleasures. Stay tuned! You guys will love it...I hope.

happy 3rd blogday

HAPPY BLOGDAY!  I can't believe it's been three years since I started this blog. So much has changed in my life. It's been such a wild ride with smooth sailing, and ups and downs. Thank you for riding along with me the past couple years, and being an audience to my typed out thoughts. I…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Squarebar These protein bars are delicious and unbelievably healthy. Check them out here.
2. Miles I was so happy to meet my baby nephew this past weekend. He is too cute for words! 3. Bike rides Fiance and I have been enjoying this weather and riding around on our bikes.

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foodie fridays

WARNING! These are not healthy. Nope, no way. These are decadent, delicious little pieces of heaven right here. It's okay to splurge every once in awhile, especially when these cupcakes are in existence. Bless you, Food Network.
Chocolate-Peanut Brittle Cupcakes...so basically a Butterfinger cu…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Miles My sister, her hubby, and little Lukie Bear welcomed a new addition to the family. Baby Miles was born, and I get to meet him this weekend.  
2. Homemade pizza I didn't know pizza dough was so easy! I absolutely love baking pizzas now.Recipes will be in my new ebook!
3. Activate Apparel

focus

I wrote these words down yesterday because lately I have such passion for what I am doing in life. I go through lulls just like anyone else, and sometimes wonder if I will every accomplish what I want to. I just know I have to trust the process and continue to work hard, and love every moment of i…

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nasty gal wish list

I haven't done a wish list in quite some time. I guess saving money has been on my mind, and not shopping. Weird for me, but it does feel good. I decided to take a peek at Nasty Gal today. Whyyyy? Now I want everything. Just kidding...kinda.


Heart On Sweater Mind Games Dress Camo Love Faux Fur Coa…
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