10.17.2014

Working For The Weekend + Romper Stomper





Jean jacket: Fred Meyer / Brown shirt: TJ Maxx / Romper: TJ Maxx / Belt: Prestige / Handbag: Bohme (last year) 
Wedges: Swagger (out of business) / Jewelry: misc stores

Thank goodness it's Friday. This week has wore me right the freak out. In a good way though. 
I've been busy with my insanely cute and crazy little girls, running this house and being a #bossbabe with my businesses. Honestly, I can't imagine my life without all of the craziness. So I embrace it and act like I know what I'm doing. Most of the time. 

Also, my favorite thing all summer and this fall are rompers. SO comfy and you can dress them up or down. Channeling my inner 70's child and embracing the romper style with full arms!

Now, I'm thoroughly looking forward to a night out with family tonight and all day tomorrow. Worked hard and now it's time to play. 

#whatiatewednesday on Thursday

I have been running around like a crazy person today. Thank goodness Miss Zoey was in a good mood and handled the bjillion of places we went today, very well. AND... she's rockin' that potty now! (Knock on wood). 

I meant to get this up yesterday, but was out doing business most of the night and by the time I got home I was exhausted. Definitely looking forward to the weekend. 

So here I am now, FINALLY getting this up. 
Here's #whatiatewednesday: 



Breakfast... OH. MY. GOODNESS! I am pretty much obsessed with Chex's Honey Nut & Cinnamon cereal and Blue Diamond's almond vanilla with a hint of honey milk these days. It's gluten free and really good for you. But what's even better is how flippin' amazing it tastes! I want it 24/7. Perfect for a snack too. I want it. All day errry day! 

Seriously... run and get it ASAP! 



Also, those Simply Fit granola bars. Yummy to my tummy. We literally went through a box in one day, the other day. They are a staple at my house and I'm constantly going back to get more. Plus, they are literally WAY healthier than ANY granola bar you can find. Packed with protein, fiber and other natural goodness. 

Have any of you ever tried the Chobani greek yogurt with oats either? 

I'm a BzzAgent and was sent some coupons to try them out. I LOVE yogurt. And I LOVE oats. So I was excited to try these babies out. 




My favorite was probably the cranberry and oats and my least favorite was the apple cinnamon. Which I totally thought I'd love, but didn't. Still really healthy for you and it tastes good. I'd go back for more of the cranberry and banana maple though. 

Lunch was homemade taco soup I made. Also really healthy and I make a ton so I can freeze it or have leftovers for the next few days. All it is: can of corn, can of black beans, can of pinto beans, can of tomato soup, can of chopped tomatoes, 1 package of low sodium taco seasoning and then shredded chicken. You could also add ground turkey or beef and it would still be delicious. 

And I made another batch of THESE healthy no bake cookies. Gah. I want to eat them all. 

Not pictured because I ate in a flash and had to leave last night, but I had some shredded chicken and boiled red potatoes with sea salt on top. 

I have been so busy this past week that I have to remember to eat so I don't starve and eat all of the food in the house. 

What are some of your favorite on the go snacks or things you eat? 
I need more ideas! 

10.15.2014

Rocksbox + FREE month to ALL readers

I love jewelry & accessories. There's no secret about it.
I have always loved it. I remember wearing anything my mother would let me use and pretend I was older than I really was. I remember certain pieces of jewelry she gave me for special occasions and showing me some of her special pieces she was given as a child and throughout the years. 

Jewelry is the final touch on your outfit that makes it stand out and make it you. 
It's the icing on the cake. 

Seriously one of the most genius inventions is Rocksbox

How many of you love jewelry but can't afford new pieces all of the time? Or would love a high end look with a little price? Or want different styles but you'd rather save your money on a piece you'd wear more often than just once? We've all been there, right? 


Rocksbox has you covered and now you don't have to worry about any of those concerns anymore. 

Here's how they work: 




 Getting three pieces at once for such a sweet deal is like highway robbery. And if you decide you love it so much that you want to keep it, you can end up buying it for a discounted price as a Rocksbox member. 

It's like Christmas!

Here's what was in my first Rocksbox and how I styled the pieces of jewelry I received. 



I fell in LOVE with that necklace and bracelet! I use the bracelet with almost every outfit. 






Romper: TJ Maxx / Wedges: Ross

And because I love you, I'm giving ALL of you a FREE month! 
Just click HERE and it will take you to start your own style survey so you can get a Rocksbox customized just for you! 

Also make sure to follow them on Instagram to get daily eye candy of the pieces that are adorning women around the world! 

10.14.2014

Meanwhile, Back at Mama's

Being home on the farm makes me nostalgic for so many things. I love any opportunity to go home and to take in the country life. 

This past weekend we spent the day at my parents house and it was a much needed break from the business of my life here in Idaho Falls. My whole family was able to be there and we got to spend time visiting, celebrating my dad's birthday and loving on my new precious nephew, Stetson. 

There's something about being home that makes me clear my mind, breathe a little deeper and prioritize what's most important in my life. I crave that more often than I realize. 



Holding this sweet new babe filled my heart. What an amazing blessing our Heavenly Father gives us to be mothers and a part of a family. New life brings reality to check. 

I adored those little features, the smell of a new baby, the tiny sounds and cries and my favorite is the little tiny body perches on my chest as he slept. 

I've had so many tell me that it's time to have more and while I appreciate their concerns and love, I don't think there will be any more babies coming from me. For a number of reasons. And I'm totally okay with it. I've shared my story about my miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy. It did a number on me mentally, physically and emotionally. I'm forever thankful for my two little girls. They are my world and life and I love them more than anything! 

So now, I'll enjoy being their mother and being the favorite auntie around. Not gonna lie, the sleepless nights, messy diapers and crying does not make me miss having a baby. It was awesome to be able to love and snuggle and get that baby all day and then have his mommy and daddy take him at night. 

Being an aunt rocks. 


I LOVE seeing my girls on the farm. They love the wide open spaces, razor rides, adventures with my mom and dad on the farm and picking plums and apples from the trees. 

I caught these three talking about life and picking plums and my heart was full. 



These views! There are no filters on these next few pics. It's purely God's talents and blessings on earth. 

It takes my breath away. Fall on my families farm makes me miss living there. 
I'm sure you can see why. 







This barn. 
I remember many winter late nights coming here to watch calves being born. My brothers and I would sit on the top level of the barn and watch down as my Dad and Grandpa would help deliver the calves. Seeing it all again brought back many childhood memories of that and feeding cows with the horses and sleigh in the winter. 

It's also not a trip home without some gun shooting! 



Don't mind my awesome outfit. It's how we do it on the farm. 


And getting to celebrate my amazing Dad was the topping on the cake. 
He's truly the greatest dad, friend, business partner and grandpa!  

He's the most selfless person I've ever met. He's humble and has a heart as big as Texas. I've never met someone more like the Savior and he makes me want to be better because of his forgiving heart and unconditional love for my mother, his children, grandchildren and those around him. 

My girls adore him! 



We got take out from the yummiest little restaurant in my hometown. To. Die. For pulled pork sandwiches, homemade mac & cheese, baked beans and my mom made a homemade pineapple upside down cake. Comfort food at it's finest. 


Isn't my mother gorgeous?! Inside & out! And I LOVE that they both adore the other. 
They really do. 

And this girl... trying to scare the crap out of me. 


I'm looking forward to this coming weekend at the farm again! 
Can't. Get. Enough! 

10.13.2014

Prestige Clothing + Sweater Weather











I'm loving these crisp, cold, fall days.
I'll take the warm and sun any day, but Fall will always be one of my favorite seasons for a number of different reasons. 

I spent the weekend at my parents house with all of my siblings, their spouses and new nephew and I became nostalgic for so many things. Breathing in the Fall country fresh air did a number to my brain and I was feeling and thinking so many things. I loved it. I can't wait to share more of my weekend fun with you tomorrow. 

Is fall fashion not the greatest too?! It's totally sweater weather in Idaho and I'm loving it. 
Layering with jackets and sweaters and long sleeved tops are always a favorite of mine. 

Hands down, one of my favorite stores to find the latest fashion is Prestige. (Website coming soon.) It's edgy, stylish and I love it because you won't see anyone else wearing it around town. I'm excited to show you more Prestige fashion and how I style their clothing. 

And working with Jorge from Raw Talent has been an incredible opportunity. He works with some talented people and has some amazing talent, himself. Can't wait to share some of the fun things we have for the future! 

Sweater: Prestige 
Tan under shirt: Prestige
Headbands: Prestige
Scarf: Prestige
Black leggings: Charlotte Russe
Boots: TJ Maxx

Healthy No Bake Cookies



On Sunday's I get a BAD craving for all things sweet. I grew up making home baked goods with my mom and dad every Sunday after church and dinner. Naturally, I still do it with my own little family now. We look forward to it every week and I love having my girls help. 

This past Sunday I was craving something different than the normal we make and I found a healthy version of no bake cookies. I actually love this way more than regular ones! And I don't feel guilty about eating a few of them. 

These remind me of my dad. He would always make these and still does and I remember many times making these with him too. So not only did we get a sweet treat yesterday, I was smiling from memories of my childhood. 

Plus, these are easy to make and a healthier version for you. 

Healthy No Bake Cookies

1/2 cup coconut oil
1 cup honey
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup natural peanut butter
1 1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut

On the stove, melt the coconut oil, honey and cocoa on medium heat until melted and it's at a liquid consistency. 
Once melted, then add the vanilla and peanut butter and cook until it's all melted. 
Lastly, add the oats and coconut. 

I took my pot off the stove and let it cool for about 5 minutes and then I spooned 1 tbsp. balls onto wax paper on my counter. But you can use a baking sheet too. 

Let cool and then you can eat! 
These won't last long. At least in my house they didn't. 

10.10.2014

Pure Fit Pure Food + Party In The Park

Sometimes the stars align and you end up being in SLC the same weekend as the Pure Fit Pure Food, party in the park!

I was already down the day before with my Mamacita and Aunt for the Elton John concert. Which, by the way, I freaking LOVED! (I'll save that adventure for another post.) 
But it just so happened that the Pure Fit Pure Food babes had this event schedule a few weeks before and I wasn't able to go down. Luckily, for me, they got rained out that day and rescheduled it for the weekend I was already going to be down. And there was no way I was missing it! 

The girls behind Pure Fit Pure Food are absolutely gorgeous. Inside & out. And the guests and sponsors attending are just as amazing too! 



 



We enjoyed a nice hard butt kickin' leg and bootay workout from my babealicious friend, Jill, from Jill K Fitness. Seriously one of the funniest people you'll ever meet. 


Learned about good nutrition. And finished off with some early morning yoga too. 
Honestly couldn't have asked for a better morning. 


Refueled with the most amazing G2G bars & fresh green smoothies from the Green Me Truck

It was so fun to meet up with my fellow bloggity friends and fitness/health gurus too. Aren't they all  babes?! But more than that, inspiring in so many ways. 




And this woman... so flippin' cute and funny as I'll get out! I feel like we've been friends for life and was so glad I finally got to meet her! We pretty much stalk one another daily. So it was about time we met in person. Don't mind my hair that decided to curl because I was sweatin'. #curlyhairproblems Next time, pics before! Not after. 


I couldn't stop without a little shopping at my friend, Megan's, store... Lole
Seriously to.die.for athletic and everyday fitness wear. And Megan, you cannot find a more genuine, outgoing, sincere and energetic friend or person than her! She is the real deal and her positivity is so incredibly contagious! I need people like her in my life and there's a reason why we both clicked so quickly. 


Best party in the park ever.
Pure Fit Pure Food knows how to throw one heck of a party!