shine or set

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what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. YouTube If you follow my Instagram, you know that I started a YouTube channel!I'm really excited to enter this new realm of vlogging.
2. Engagement Photos We received some more of our engagement photos and I'm so so happy with them. Like beyond happy.Now it's time to pick one for our …

pink slate boutique

Spring is here, but I'm not ready to give up black just yet. I don't think I ever will actually. While bright colors go hand-in-hand with warmer weather, black is classic.

I received this black, sheer blouse with gold studs and bracelet from Pink Slate Boutique. I love the gold accents! I …

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foodie fridays

Here is a tasty and healthy recipe that I cooked up this week for my meal prep. These are so juicy and flavorful! I hope you like them.

Spinach Burger Patties

16 oz lean beef
2 cups chopped spinach
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp…

vs pink wish list

I just organized my second closet. Yes, my workout clothes have their own closet. It's a problem. Just to add to the clutter of sports bras and leggings, I thought I would come up with a wish list for new apparel from Victoria's Secret Pink. You know I love their stuff.

Boyfriend Tank Sporty …

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Mini Peel Love this peel by Alba Botanica. It leaves my skin feeling so fresh and tingly.
2. Nephews It's always a blast to hang out with my little nephews. I love them so much! 3. Car Rides I love when Charlie enjoys a drive with me. It reminds me to appreciate the little things.

visit to pressed juicery

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting Pressed Juicery. My family and I took a nice stroll from my sister's house to Larchmont Blvd. The California weather was perfect and it's always nice to take my little nephews out and about.

The Pressed Juicery employees were so friendly and…

rambles on settling

Sometimes it feels like everyone has it all figured out. Then I see there are those who have absolutely nothing figured out, or those who are somewhere in between.

I feel like I fall in the "somewhere-in-between" category.
I'm 26. Is this normal?

My friend, Caroline tweeted something…

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foodie fridays

A lot of you have been asking about my current meal plan. After New York and a few indulgences with Matt, my body was actually craving healthy foods. I wanted to get back on track. Exercise plays a part, but eating plays an even bigger part.

So currently:
Breakfast: 3-4 egg whites, 1/2 cup oatmeal…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Nephews I can't wait to see these two munchkins! 2. Live Fit Apparel Love my new gear from this awesome fitness brand!
3. Besties & Bridesmaids I love these two girls...ambitious, kind, and young at heart.


Okay, this shirt is my new favorite thing. Style Love Living sent it over and now I am obsessed. So thanks, gals! As if being excited over being engaged wasn't enough, now it's even more exciting with cute clothes to commemorate this special time in my life.

Ironically, my ring was at the …

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turquoise & crochet

I love my new dress from Lime Lush Boutique. It's the perfect shade of turquoise for spring and as  the weather heats up. I especially love the crochet detailing. It pairs perfectly with a cute pair of ankle boots or wedges.

I wore it to as a more boho casual look to brunch with my best friends…

foodie fridays

Had to post this yummy recipe from Food Network. It's a unique way to get some protein in your diet. I'm always looking for yummy ways to cook up chicken.

Glazed Chicken with Dried Fruit and Parsnips

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
6 medium shallots
4 medium-large p…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Pressed Juicery Just got in a new shipment of delicious juices from PJ!
2. My little family Had to say goodbye to Matt again, but we had a great two months together with the pups. 3. Mastiffs Saw these adorable, gentle giants at Scottsdale Quarter and had to snap a pic.